Skip to comments.Women linked with anarchist group charged with terrorist attack on train tracks north of Seattle
Posted on 12/02/2020 3:07:32 AM PST by Texas Fossil
Federal authorities in Seattle on Monday charged two women with a terrorist attack on train tracks, suggesting they were working with an anarchist community to stand in solidarity with a Native American tribe to oppose the construction of a natural gas pipeline across the Canadian province of British Columbia by trying to derail trains in Washington state.
Samantha Frances Brooks, 27, and Ellen Brennan Reiche, 23, were arrested Saturday night in Bellingham, located in Whatcom County, which borders Canada, as they allegedly placed “shunts” on Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Washington Monday.
A shunt is comprised of wire and magnets that are strung across the tracks, mimicking the electrical signal of a train.
The two women were charged in connection to Saturday’s incident, but there have been 41 incidents of shunts placed on the BNSF tracks in Whatcom and Skagit counties since January. Shunts were placed in areas that disrupt the crossing guards where the tracks cross streets, so vehicles could have tried to cross the tracks unaware of the oncoming train, U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran said.
On one occasion on Oct. 11, multiple shunts were placed in three different locations in Whatcom and Skagit. The devices triggered an automatic braking system on a train that was transporting hazardous and combustible material. The emergency braking then caused a portion of the train to decouple from the engine. Though a disaster did not occur, federal prosecutors said the decoupling could have caused the tanker cars filled with flammable gas to derail in a residential area.
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They belong in the asylum.
Wow, messing with train tracks.
Do they not realize DHS takes a dim view of any sort of terrorism in regards to railways?
I guess they’re finding out.
When I rode on the Branson Scenic Railway, you’re not allowed to visit the train engineer’s area. Because...federally-prohibited (if I understood them correctly).
Which is sad. I really like those old engines and wanted to see it from their viewpoint. Oh well.
They belong on a leaky boat to North Korea.
Her face could stop a train.
More to come
And not leave any tracks...
this is attempted murder, and should be treated
as such in a NON-bananarepublic.
I have 2 family members who are long time railroad engineers. It can be a dangerous job.
How about in the US?
Am I warm?
Sounds like these people have done various “actions” before...and like to brag about it on the web. Note that this was posted back in Feb of this year.
(I found this after only a 60 sec web search...if only the FBI had allocated the same number of agents as for the garage ‘noose’ incident.)
With nice map graphics of the Whatcom county rail system
Whatcom County: Railway Sabotaged in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
FEBRUARY 11, 2020
In solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en fight for sovereignty and life against colonizers and their greed/dominance, and in response to their callout for solidarity actions, we disrupted all rail traffic in so-called Whatcom County, ceded Coast Salish territory. We targeted multiple points along both east and west tracks, and we disrupted the western line both north and south of Whatcom’s two refineries, Phillips 66 and BP’s Cherry Point Refinery, preventing transport to and from the refineries.
As another solidarity communique notes, one major rail line connects Seattle to Vancouver, passing and transporting product from 4 of Washington’s 5 refineries along the way. The line splits just south of Whatcom County, with the majority of traffic using the westernmost track (along the coast) and other cargo flowing along the eastern/backup line (along highway 9).
We modified the basic jumper-cables technique for disrupting the current that runs along the tracks. This method essentially creates a dead zone along the tracks and prevents operators from knowing whether or not a train is present. Along with hiding the cable that connects the tracks, our modified technique is effective on both joined and continuous rail.
Our action is the latest in a series of solidarity acts with the Wet’suwet’en: In
The “Anarchists” are Communist crazies. Financed by????
Yes, I read some of what you referenced before I posted this.
It is past understanding why it was allowed this long.
maybe somebody should tell these antifa ijits that the tribes of Nekeneet and of ‘First Nations’ tribes of Ermineskin, Akamihk, Louis Bull Tribe and Little Pine have a billion dollar financial interest in seeing the pipeline completed
Don’t know, but the bottom photo would be typical for Anarchist crazy-eyed Loonies.
Yes, 2 magnets and a piece of wire will trip Railroad sensors.
The system is designed to track trains, prevent collisions, and protect public and the operators of the Train.
Saboteurs should be shot.
I don’t have a clue, but should like a good guess.
More credible than what the MSM will write about this.
Yes, these are leftist anti capitalist Nut Cases.
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