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Man guilty of vandalism (ELF Punks Vs. SUVs)
Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 1-13-04 | TOM CAMPBELL

Posted on 01/13/2004 1:31:39 PM PST by putupon

Edited on 07/20/2004 11:50:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The last of three recent Douglas Freeman High School graduates pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal conspiracy charge for vandalism against construction sites, fast-food restaurants and sport utility vehicles parked in western Henrico County.

John Burton Wade, 18, pleaded guilty yesterday morning in U.S. District Court. Virden Blackwell, 20, pleaded guilty Dec. 18, and Aaron Labe Linas, 18, pleaded guilty Wednesday.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: anarchists; anticapitalists; arson; blackshirts; brownshirts; crime; duh; ecoterror; elf; evilsuvs; hategroup; leftwingnuts; racketeering; suv; terrorists; vandalism
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1 posted on 01/13/2004 1:31:40 PM PST by putupon
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To: Corin Stormhands; Flora McDonald; jla; Mudboy Slim; AdSimp; iceskater; sultan88; NittanyLion
Richmond wacko story PING
2 posted on 01/13/2004 1:34:01 PM PST by putupon (No Blood for Lettuce)
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To: putupon
Thanks for the post. The parents of these hoodlums forgot to teach their precious little brats that: Life is hard: it's harder if you are stupid. I hope they get jail time.
The chances of restitution are nil.
3 posted on 01/13/2004 1:37:21 PM PST by JeeperFreeper
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To: JeeperFreeper
Not if the judge makes the family pay. They come from well-off families. I say make Mom and Dad have to take out a second mortgage to cover the restitution costs if necessary since they failed to teach their kids right from right.

I know, it'll never happen. I can dream, can't I?
4 posted on 01/13/2004 1:40:38 PM PST by iceskater (....and when h*ll freezes over, I'll skate there, too.)
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To: iceskater
make that right from wrong. Sheesh.
5 posted on 01/13/2004 1:41:08 PM PST by iceskater (....and when h*ll freezes over, I'll skate there, too.)
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To: putupon
Virden Blackwell, 20, ... and Aaron Labe Linas, 18,

Plea agreements signed by each of the defendants make them responsible for paying restitution of more than $204,000 for damages suffered by the owners of the property vandalized.

Yeah... that'll happen...

(Do we hire naive district attorneys specially for this kind of thing or something?)

6 posted on 01/13/2004 1:42:50 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: putupon
These criminals have been brainwahed all their lives. The court needs to address that problem too. We need a life skills institute to send these types for re-programing. Make them normal again. And conservative.
7 posted on 01/13/2004 1:42:57 PM PST by whereasandsoforth (tagged for migratory purposes only)
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To: iceskater
Well, if two of the kids are 18 now, they might've been minors when the offenses were committed, and thus the parents would be liable for the restitution. That might not apply since the three punks were tried as adults, though. I don't know.

Personally I hope they get the book thrown at them. No need to put them in with murderers and rapists, but five years in a good medium-security lockup, combined with having half their wages attached until they pay their restitution, might be the bitchslap of reality that they need.

}:-)4
8 posted on 01/13/2004 1:43:13 PM PST by Moose4 ("The road goes on forever, and the party never ends." --Robert Earl Keen)
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To: putupon
It's like pushing up against a brick wall."

If there is equality in sentencing (no excuses for "nice" middle class white boys) these guys should soon be finding themselves REALLY pushed up against a brick wall in prison by a horny guy named Leroy.
9 posted on 01/13/2004 1:45:52 PM PST by wildbill
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To: putupon
Geary said the three come from good families. McNulty and other federal authorities said they were all relatively privileged and lived in middle-class neighborhoods.

When is this ever not true of lefties?

10 posted on 01/13/2004 1:46:15 PM PST by 91B (NCNG-C/Co 161st ASMB-deployed to theater since April 19th)
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To: Moose4
This stuff all happened in my neighborhood. I skate every day at the ice rink right next to the Short Pump Town Center mall.

I want them to do hard time. My car and/or SUV could very well have been vandalized. What if they had successfully blown up the construction equipment? That stuff costs multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars. And who knows who might have been hurt or killed.

They need to go to jail.
11 posted on 01/13/2004 1:47:02 PM PST by iceskater (....and when h*ll freezes over, I'll skate there, too.)
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To: 91B
But I'm sure there'll be some sob story about how they couldn't buy the right kind of clothes and were scarred for life from that trauma so the court should exercise leniency.

Lock 'em up!
12 posted on 01/13/2004 1:48:43 PM PST by iceskater (....and when h*ll freezes over, I'll skate there, too.)
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To: putupon
Wonder who "coached" these miscreants in the fine art of politically motivated vandalism?
13 posted on 01/13/2004 1:49:27 PM PST by N. Theknow (Be a glowworm, a glowworm's never glum, cuz how can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum.)
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To: putupon
Interesting... not responsible enough to drink alcohol yet, but responsible enough to join a nutcase group like this.
14 posted on 01/13/2004 1:55:15 PM PST by m1-lightning (Weapons of deterrence do not deter terrorists; people of deterrence do.)
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To: putupon
The Army of the 12 Monkeys...
15 posted on 01/13/2004 2:03:33 PM PST by ambrose
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To: JeeperFreeper
Life is hard: it's harder if you are stupid. I hope they get jail time.

Agreed.

16 posted on 01/13/2004 2:05:41 PM PST by Marine Inspector (TANCREDO 2004)
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To: iceskater
Every leftie I have ever known is a spoiled rich kid who has adopted a facade of "proletarian brotherhood" or some other barking insanity either as a means of expiating some free form guilt over having never earned a damn thing on their own in their life or as part of some strange oedipus complex.

A trip to the slammer is probably the kind of radical shock therapy that they really need (although they'd probably come out as raging queens and immediately begin the sex change process).

17 posted on 01/13/2004 2:06:02 PM PST by 91B (NCNG-C/Co 161st ASMB-deployed to theater since April 19th)
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To: putupon
There was a time (and to some there still is) than an 18 year old laid down their life for this nation. These 18 year olds are hiding behind the defence that they are kids who did not think through their actions..
18 posted on 01/13/2004 2:24:29 PM PST by N3WBI3
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19 posted on 01/13/2004 2:39:16 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: putupon
Students feel like people don't care what they have to say.

We don't.

20 posted on 01/13/2004 2:49:44 PM PST by AdamSelene235 (I always shoot for the moon......sometimes I hit London.- Von Braun)
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