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Biologist sentenced for feeding killer whales
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 13, 2014

Posted on 01/13/2014 6:31:33 PM PST by artichokegrower

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A prominent California marine biologist has been sentenced after pleading guilty to violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act by feeding killer whales in the wild, a misdemeanor.

Nancy Black was sentenced Monday to three years of probation, $12,500 in fines and 300 hours of community service.

Black, who runs a popular whale watching tour on Monterey Bay, had pleaded guilty to one count of violating the federal act.

Federal prosecutors initially accused Black of feeding orcas in 2004 and 2005 and altering a videotape of her encounters with whales then lying about it.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
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Federal prosecutors spent 10 years on this case. Gotta start to prioritize there are bigger fish to fry.
1 posted on 01/13/2014 6:31:33 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Hey man, screw Benghazi. When killer whales are being fed then it gets serious.


2 posted on 01/13/2014 6:33:00 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: artichokegrower

I remember reading about this case. If memory serves, it’s an even more clearcut case of malicious prosecution than it appears on the surface. OTOH, may very well be a liberal, so you gets what ya pays for in some cases.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 6:37:26 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: artichokegrower

3/4’s of the planet covered by water for the whales to roam and the feds are worried that the whales will become dependent on feeding by this guy....


4 posted on 01/13/2014 6:40:55 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: artichokegrower

“A prominent California marine biologist”

She’ll get sympathy from me. These people love to impose their wishes on us mere peons.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 6:41:37 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

NO sympathy!


6 posted on 01/13/2014 6:42:12 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: artichokegrower

Can’t feed wildlife because they become dependant on someone to feed them and become aggressive when not fed. Where I live in Florida, if you feed a gator, they kill it because of the danger. So why are we feeding 50 million people in this country with free food? To make them aggressive when not fed?


7 posted on 01/13/2014 6:47:35 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

How many people have been screwed by laws this biologist pushed. No sympathy from me.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 6:47:52 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: artichokegrower

Was she feeding them junk food?


9 posted on 01/13/2014 6:48:06 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

How many people have been screwed by laws this biologist pushed. No sympathy from me.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 6:48:07 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: artichokegrower

DONT FEED THE WELSH


11 posted on 01/13/2014 6:49:01 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: artichokegrower
"The sea was angry that day...."
12 posted on 01/13/2014 6:50:21 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: artichokegrower

Actually, this has been quite toned down. She really produced and directed underwater videos to show the whales and that’s what stirred them up.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 6:50:58 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: driftdiver

“How many people have been screwed by laws this biologist pushed. “

Every one in the state of California for starters. If she is “prominent” in California she is evil.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 6:51:19 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: artichokegrower

Thank God all other problems have been solved, so we had time to spend 10 years prosecuting someone for feeding the fish.

(OK, mammals)


15 posted on 01/13/2014 6:51:55 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: DocRock

[ Can’t feed wildlife because they become dependant on someone to feed them and become aggressive when not fed. Where I live in Florida, if you feed a gator, they kill it because of the danger. So why are we feeding 50 million people in this country with free food? To make them aggressive when not fed? ]

That is a very racist thing to say....

Shame on you!!!!

When the country collapses economically and the roving hordes of welfare thugs come to the country you better do your patriotic duty and saw your arm off and cook it on your grill while serving it to the incoming welfare thug. Then you must immediately slit your own throat while reciting Obama Akbar...

Otherwise you will be a very racist bigot...

(the above is sarcasm)


16 posted on 01/13/2014 6:52:06 PM PST by GraceG
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To: artichokegrower

Most people don’t realize they did a DYNAMIC ENTRY on her home:

Like 15 ninjya-kooks hopped up in black nomex, ski-masks and machine-guns KICKED HER DOOR DOWN, ran inside and smashed all her stuff.

Originally they were saying crazy stuff, like 20 years in prison and a million bucks.

Nice, huh?

In nearby Santa Cruz they ticketed jet-skiers trying to rescue drowning surfers —I’m serious.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 6:54:22 PM PST by gaijin
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To: artichokegrower

[ Can’t feed wildlife because they become dependant on someone to feed them and become aggressive when not fed. ]

Progressives want to treat their fellow citizens like animals.... Until it gets in their way of cementing their power then it is all about feeding the animals as long as the animals are conditioned which lever to pull....

Next time a Progressive tells me humans are nothing but mere animals I should ask them why we feed them but have laws against feeding wild animals?


19 posted on 01/13/2014 6:55:17 PM PST by GraceG
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To: artichokegrower; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

20 posted on 01/13/2014 6:59:20 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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Was she feeding them junk food?

....all that blubber -- quite unhealthy. You know it’s the largest mammal on earth but as George says "they don't have to be.

21 posted on 01/13/2014 7:03:04 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: artichokegrower

Part of the left wing criminalization of everything. When everything is a crime, they can imprison anyone they like whenever they like.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 7:25:29 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Gamecock

ah looks like Twin Lakes beach in Sanity Cruz..


23 posted on 01/13/2014 7:27:48 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: gaijin
Most people don’t realize they did a DYNAMIC ENTRY on her home: Like 15 ninjya-kooks hopped up in black nomex, ski-masks and machine-guns KICKED HER DOOR DOWN, ran inside and smashed all her stuff. Originally they were saying crazy stuff, like 20 years in prison and a million bucks. Nice, huh? In nearby Santa Cruz they ticketed jet-skiers trying to rescue drowning surfers —I’m serious.

12+ years ago we were attacked by terrorists. Now our government is the terrorist.

24 posted on 01/13/2014 7:56:10 PM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: DocRock

You raise a valid point.


25 posted on 01/13/2014 8:21:49 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: artichokegrower

The comments below the article are interesting, considering it’s San Francisco.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 8:49:31 PM PST by gopno1
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To: gaijin

She has made a career of pushing those laws. Hope she enjoyed it.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 9:37:34 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Gamecock

A hole in one.


28 posted on 01/13/2014 9:50:45 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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