Throw the book at ’em

This is a potentially heartening development:

The FBI has informed families of the miners who died at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine that they may be the victims of a federal crime, the Gazette has learned.

If that disaster, which cost the lives of 29 miners, was the result of criminal safety violations, I hope Don Blankenship is the first S.O.B. charged, convicted and held accountable.

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