American Samizdat

Monday, January 15, 2007. *
The federal government argued that Boy Scouts playing with fire caused a 14,200-acre wildfire and wants a judge to hold them responsible, allowing officials to seek damages. In court documents, the government said it would decide whether to seek damages after a ruling is made. It says the June 2002 wildfire in northeastern Utah cost more than $12 million to control.

A Forest Service investigator pinpointed the fire's origin to an area where Scouts had stayed overnight, Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Overby said in federal court Thursday. [...] In depositions, Scouts testified they were playing with fire, even offering a teenage counselor candy in return for setting one, Overby said.

[Article continues at link. Just another example of the New World Order impinging on the religious freedom of a private organization.]
posted by Trevor Blake at 7:45 AM
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