Tuesday, March 11, 2008

E.L.F. Members Charged

A week ago radical environmentalists burned houses to protest their existence. No names yet but other members of the Earth Liberation Front will be going on trial here in Michigan. In 1999 they started a fire at Michigan State to prevent the production of genetically modified foods. (While they do increase profit for corporate farms, they also increase the amount of food available for hungry mouths.)

MSU police and the FBI announced today that Marie Jeanette Mason, 46, of Cincinnati, Frank Brian Ambrose, 33, of Detroit, Aren Bernard Burthwick, 27, of Detroit and Stephanie Lynne Fultz, 27, of Detroit, are being charged with a range of crimes including conspiracy to commit arson, aggravated arson and arson in connection with the Dec. 31, 1999 fire.

They can't remain anonymous forever and they will face trial and punishment for their actions.

A slightly longer account can be found here.

They are facing 5 to 20 years in prison if convicted. If they're guilty then let's give them enough grief to pay for their disregard for the rights of others.


Blogger benning said...

I hope they get the full 20 years. Time to root out the ignorant, violent nitwits once and for all.

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Seth said...

These so-called environmentalists who have no regard, in the course of their activities, for other peoples' lives and property need to be dealt with as harshly as the law permits.

Benning has it right, maximum sentences all around.

5:57 PM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

i read about this one. strange folks with a really unusual outlook on life...let's hope these particular folks observe the rest of their lives behind bars!

7:39 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Good! The more of them behind bars the better! :)

11:34 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

And they are all white, they are all overeducated, they were all brought up in spoiled, coddled environments where they were continuously reinforced with "feelings" and "esteem."

Fuck 'em. Let their sphincters become expanded in prison.


9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can tell you for certain that one of these individuals certainly is not over-educated (no college at all) or brought up in a spoiled, coddled environment. Do some research on the Cass Corridor in Detroit (where I know one of these individuals was raised & was still local), it's not exactly a land of luxury. Last I knew, this person was still working a low-income type position and not even close to being in a world of intellectual isolationism.

Since I wasn't there I can't say what really happened, but reading the actual indictment it sounds like one or two of the people involved may have been a case of at the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong people. The two accused of actually setting the fire(s) have a bit of history as activists, the others are charge with conspiracy, not the actual arson and per the indictment weren't there for the torching at MSU. The individual that I know personally I've known for 4-5 years now, and this certainly doesn't sound like something they would do. But the gods know what kind of stupid stuff we've all done right out of high school.

My point is, remember that allegations are no more than accusations and are for naught until the proof is rolled out. Assuming that all are guilty just because they've been accused is a might dangerous path to walk, but you can find "guides" such as Mao, Stalin, Pinochet, et al. to walk you down it. If any of these people are responsible, I hope it is proven beyond doubt and they get the appropriate punishment, and at the same time I hope that if it's another "terrorism" witchhunt that innocent people aren't victims of the government generating and maintaining fearful mindsets to increase its excessive power.

1:37 PM  

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