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Earth Liberation Front member gets 42 months for vandalism [I should be at school, studying. ]
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Posted on 04/12/2004 5:09:38 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

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To: Sub-Driver
“I should not be here today,” said Linas, dressed in a dark suit, his friends and family dabbing tears from their eyes at the back of the courtroom. “I should be at school, studying.”

To bad the judge didn't give the punk this message: "No duffus! You belong here now! You should have BEEN in school studying then and not out acting like an idiot!"

41 posted on 04/12/2004 6:31:28 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I should be at school, studying.”

Shucks, Aaron, look on the bright side. A whole legion of high school students will look at you... um, "serving the prison community", as it were... and maybe they'll learn from your example. When your radical teachers, who have nothing to lose themselves, tell your peers to go out and vandalize property, maybe they'll stay in school... studying.

42 posted on 04/12/2004 6:42:58 PM PDT by Starve The Beast (I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused)
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To: Sub-Driver
You should be D E A D!
43 posted on 04/12/2004 6:46:17 PM PDT by jslade (<IPeople who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
"The clowns did a lot of damage; there should be some form of monetary restitution to go with the jail time."

from the story:

"Each defendant has agreed to pay full restitution of $204,021.86, to the parties as set out in the plea agreements made available today."

Where in hell will these punks get the money?
44 posted on 04/12/2004 6:50:35 PM PDT by HighWheeler (Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. - Marion Barry)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I should not be here today,” said Linas, dressed in a dark suit, his friends and family dabbing tears from their eyes at the back of the courtroom. “I should be at school, studying.”

my heart bleeds for the little punk

too bad someone did not give him a 12ga shell full of rock salt in his A$$

{dont drop the soap}
45 posted on 04/12/2004 6:58:04 PM PDT by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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To: Sub-Driver
i'd say the parents are broke due to their child's misguided liberal agenda.....

Do you really think this little terrorist had conservative parents? More likely, he was their liberal progeny. Either way, as parents they were responsible for raising a responsible member of society, a task in which they failed. So it's only fitting that they bear some of the fiscal liability of his actions.

If more parents were held accountable for the egregious acts of their "little darlings", we'd have a lot less problems in this world.

46 posted on 04/12/2004 6:58:06 PM PDT by SpyGuy
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To: Sub-Driver
"I should be at school studying"

Hmmmm? Geeeeeez maybe the guy should have thought of that before he started destroying property.
47 posted on 04/12/2004 7:02:53 PM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: Catspaw
Let's face it: This pathetic loser is not sorry at all about what he did, only that he got caught. The article indicates as much.

From where I sit, 42 months is not enough.

48 posted on 04/12/2004 7:08:41 PM PDT by Houmatt (This is not here.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I should not be here today, I should be at school, studying.”

Errrrp! Wrong answer!

"I should not be here today; my head should be decorating a spike in front of the Court House," is the correct statement.

Terrorists of any stripe need only one solution: a death penalty, swiftly administered.
49 posted on 04/12/2004 7:32:32 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: richmwill

Not one word about any monetary compensation to the owners of the homes and property that were damaged. Why not let him work a few years (after his release) to pay off the damage he caused?

You're right. The first concern a property owner that has suffered a loss would be to regain wholeness. To gain restitution for their pain and suffering. Any person that had their car or home destroyed by an environmentalist (or any criminal) would first be concerned with gaining restitution for themselves. Later on, the second thing they would be concerned with is stopping the environmentalist (criminal) from harming even more people.

There are basically two excuses for why most media sources prioritize on the "stop the criminal" aspect and not the "gain restitution aspect". 1) "stop the criminal" caters to, fosters and maintains a collectivist group think mentality and 2) if the media source was to highlight the "gain restitution aspect" -- individual rights orientated/grounded -- that would contradict their first priority. That first priority is to support a collectivist, group-think mentality.

The best way to protect individuals and society is to ensure that restitution has top priority. Retiming wholeness for honest individuals is more valuable than punishing the few (by ratio) criminals. Also, perhaps the best help/education for the criminal would come from having to "pay" his victim restitution for his criminal acts  Prison is not a means of reform or education. It is a means to keep dangerous people out of society.

On a wider scope, nearly all media sources fully support punishing Saddam Hussein while most major media sources give at best minimal support to the Iraqi citizens gaining restitution. Major media sources "gleefully" report the most resent deaths in the somber tone of fighting terrorism when in reality each death is a very sad loss in the fight for freedom and restitution. 

50 posted on 04/12/2004 7:50:20 PM PDT by Zon
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To: Sub-Driver; Gopher Broke; JOE6PAK; talleyman; fenway; GodBlessRonaldReagan; southern_living; ...
Douglas Freeman High School is a happening place all right!

The school, along with others statewide, is participating in the April 21st Day of Silence to raise awareness of Gay/Lesbian/Transgendered issues. Some teachers are also participating. They will be handing out literature for crying out loud!

List of participating schools in VA
51 posted on 04/12/2004 7:50:35 PM PDT by Flora McDonald (Stand the Storm!)
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To: Flora McDonald
Thanks for the ping. My son is at Monacan. They're (thankfully) not on that list.
52 posted on 04/12/2004 7:54:55 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (More people have died in Ted Kennedy's car than in this tagline.)
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To: Corin Stormhands
This is a link to a VCU student group who were invited by a high school teacher to give a seminar at Manchester High School. A report was posted on Richmond Indy Media with details which I can't link to here. This is a list of the groups "resources"! DesignRebels Resource list
53 posted on 04/12/2004 8:07:11 PM PDT by Flora McDonald (Stand the Storm!)
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To: Sub-Driver
They aren't going to learn anything in jail and mommy and daddys lwayers will get their time reduced. It would have been better to offer them the max sentence or 6 years in the army with damages deducted from their pay with a couple of tours to Iraq.
54 posted on 04/12/2004 8:11:53 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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“I should not be here today,” said Linas, dressed in a dark suit, his friends and family dabbing tears from their eyes at the back of the courtroom. “I should be at school, studying.”

The Vladimir Lenin School for Boys?

55 posted on 04/12/2004 8:16:00 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Sub-Driver
Brian R. Hood , assistant U.S. attorney, said he might file papers that could lessen the 42-month prison stay, but described the environmental vandalism as “serious, violent felonies.”

Has to be a hold over from the previous administration. Convicted of "serious, violent felonies", our unrepentant miscreant already has the US Attorney figuring out a way to show that, in his eyes, it really isn't that serious.

56 posted on 04/12/2004 8:26:59 PM PDT by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that does not trust you with guns?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Now if they would do the same for the graffiti low lifes.
57 posted on 04/12/2004 8:47:15 PM PDT by BJungNan
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To: olde north church
I'm sure this slender/passionate young man will be getting a w hole, new education in prison!

Yup...............

58 posted on 04/12/2004 8:58:56 PM PDT by Elsie (Truth is violated by falsehood, but it is outraged by silence.)
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To: CindyDawg
I'm repulsed by the very existence of ELF-ALF types.

I could never wish for anyone in service to our Great Nation to have to contend with the presence of such scum except as prisoners or targets.

To allow any of these criminals the honor of serving in our Military is unthinkable to me.

59 posted on 04/12/2004 9:24:46 PM PDT by Free Trapper (One with courage is often a majority.)
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To: Sub-Driver
um, but that was their parents money......plus their lawyer fees...i'd say the parents are broke due to their child's misguided liberal agenda.....

With the disclaimer that even great parents can have rotten kids, I'm guessing that not establishing values that respect other people's property, helped break those parent's savings.

60 posted on 04/12/2004 9:25:21 PM PDT by thackney (Life is Fragile, Handle with Prayer)
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