Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 14, 2012, 3:33 p.m. EST by NoGoodTreason
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Use corporate personhood against itself: Corporations are “persons,” defined as any subject of legal rights and duties, Including obeying the law, Including Criminal Code. There is wide precedent for corporate personages to be charged under criminal code. It happens all the time with tax evasion. So why not try corporate "persons" in criminal court for other crimes?
The Defendant: Chevron/Unocal. Back in the 90's, Chevron/Unocal, hired the Burmese military to help build a pipeline, and while under their employ it committed gross violations of human rights, including rape, murder, enslavement, and infanticide. Later when the victims sued in civil court, Chevron/Unocal did not dispute the material fact of the atrocities. Chevron/Unocal was warned by Amnesty International that hiring the Burmese military would be hand-in-glove with the enslavement of indigenous people. They knowingly hired the military anyway. The sentence for enslavement coerced by murder or sexual assault is any number of years to life. The death penalty could or should also apply. I am not talking about killing managers. I am talking about applying capital punishment to the corporation itself.
Here's what we need to do March on the San Ramon Chevron HQ! Organize massive phone calling/petition/postering/pestering campaign with Kamala D. Harris, CA Attorney General, and/or our local district attorneys. Let's tell Kamala her job is on the line! Make her press criminal charges. Demand Justice!
What happens if we win: Basically the stock market will lose value by the perceived amount of profits derived from criminal behavior discounted by the probability of getting convicted. In other words, crime won't pay (as much). Managers would be forced to immediately cease activities which expose the company to criminal prosecution. That's a really good outcome. And all we have to do is convince one person to simply do their job!
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