Saturday, November 10, 2012
BP Disaster Survivors Removed From Federal Courtroom during Fairness Hearing | Bridge The Gulf Project
Three BP oil disaster survivors and community advocates were forcibly removed from the fairness hearing on the BP class-action settlement yesterday, moments before the federal court heard objections to how that settlement would compensate people made sick by the disaster. The fairness hearing allowed U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to hear arguments from those who negotiated the deal, as well as those with objections to the class action, before the settlement is accepted or rejected.
Louisiana residents Cherri Foytlin, Kindra Arnesen, and Michelle Chauncey were asked by Judge Barbier to leave for allegedly "live streaming audio" of the hearings, and were escorted out by U.S. Marshals. The women were quietly listening to the proceedings and say they had no intention of interrupting, and don't even know how to “live stream”. They believe they were unjustly targeted because they have been speaking out for their families and their communities.
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