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Violinist mom charged with being US environmental terrorist
Breitbart (AFP) ^ | 4/1/2006 | Staff

Posted on 04/01/2006 6:23:44 PM PST by wjersey

A mother that gives violin lessons will face trial in the northwestern US state of Washington on charges she was an environmental terrorist, prosecutors said.

Briana Waters, 30, of the famously liberal California city of Berkeley, has pleaded innocent in a Seattle federal court that she that fire bombed a horticulture center in 2001.

A US district court judge allowed Waters to remain free pending the start of her trial in June, but ordered that she turn in her passport and have her whereabouts monitored electronically.

Waters was the first person charged in connection with an attack that destroyed the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington in May of 2001, according to Emily Langlie of the US Attorney's Office.

The fire was one of a series of arson attacks in the Pacific west that police believe were committed by militant environmental activists linked to the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front.

"This is just one step as we attempt to bring to justice those responsible for the UW Urban Horticulture fire," said John McKay, United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington.

"As we move toward the five-year anniversary of that devastating blaze, I applaud the investigators who have worked so doggedly and diligently to put the pieces of the puzzle together."

Federal prosecutors indicted 13 people last year in connection with arsons branded as "domestic terror."

Two of those people were part of "an overarching conspiracy" to fire bomb the horticulture center, prosecutors said.

A mother and a self-employed violin teacher, Waters' background included being a "tree-sitter" who perched in branches to save ancient trees from logging.

Waters would face a mandatory minimum punishment of 35 years in prison if convicted as charged with arson and using a destructive device to commit a violent crime.


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Surprise, Surprise -- from Berkeley.
1 posted on 04/01/2006 6:23:45 PM PST by wjersey
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To: wjersey

I'm wondering what her violin lessons have to do with anything. (Aside from attempting to paint her as a loving woman who teaches children the finer things in life)


2 posted on 04/01/2006 6:26:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: wjersey

What do the envirowhackos have against urban horticulture? You'd think they might be in favor of a little greenery in the city. Loony tunes!


3 posted on 04/01/2006 6:27:32 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: wjersey

Mother mentioned. Husband? Unmentioned. Pictures? Guess I'll go peruse the Seattle Times.


4 posted on 04/01/2006 6:27:43 PM PST by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: wjersey
Waters would face a mandatory minimum punishment of 35 years in prison if convicted

I suspect that Ms. Waters will shortly become a very productive government witness.
5 posted on 04/01/2006 6:28:42 PM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Doing the job illegals shouldn't do, paying the taxes illegals don't pay.)
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To: cripplecreek

Assuming that she is guilty (a fact very much not in evidence), I wonder if she regrets her misspent youth?


6 posted on 04/01/2006 6:29:00 PM PST by patton (Once you steal a firetruck, there's really not much else you can do except go for a joyride.)
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To: wjersey

Does she play a violin made out of wood?


7 posted on 04/01/2006 6:29:37 PM PST by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 18-22)
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To: wjersey
Could someone explain to me, what the envirowackos would have against a Center for Urban Horticulture?
8 posted on 04/01/2006 6:29:52 PM PST by Celtjew Libertarian ("You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think" -- Dorothy Parker)
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To: Celtjew Libertarian

Im sure its just another one of those misunderstandings...


9 posted on 04/01/2006 6:30:34 PM PST by samadams2000 (Somebody important make The Call.....pitchforks and lanterns.!)
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To: wita
Here's the little darling:

L

10 posted on 04/01/2006 6:30:36 PM PST by Lurker (In God I trust. Everyone else shows me their hands.)
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To: wjersey

They should also investigate this beeyatch for the land/forest fire that broke out after Ahrnold Schwarzenegger was elected Governor, if anyone remembers. Domestic terrorists like this don`t like it when politicians that do tremendous damage to the people like Gray Davis are removed, so they act like babies and damage things to get even.


11 posted on 04/01/2006 6:30:38 PM PST by Screamname (If we focus our acting on global politics, we can change everything and stuff - Liv Tyler)
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To: patton

You're right about the lack of evidence. At least the story isn't saying much.


12 posted on 04/01/2006 6:31:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Lurker

Is he wearing a purse!?


13 posted on 04/01/2006 6:31:58 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: wjersey

Briana Waters enters the federal courthouse in Seattle Thursday with her daughter and husband. Waters was charged with helping set a fire at the UW's horticulture center in 2001. (March 31, 2006) Credit: Joshua Trujillo/Seattle Post-Intelligencer

14 posted on 04/01/2006 6:32:28 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cripplecreek
I'm wondering what her violin lessons have to do with anything.

Same thing being a member of the PTA had to do with Sara Jane Olson.

It is suppose to make us say, "Aw I am sure they didn't mean it."

15 posted on 04/01/2006 6:32:38 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Sign up to donate monthly and you will be automatically entered in our "Win a Bear Hug Contest")
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To: the anti-liberal

It's a "boy bag".


16 posted on 04/01/2006 6:32:47 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: wjersey; GreenFreeper; Carry_Okie

Well, well, well....

I'm not surprised.


17 posted on 04/01/2006 6:33:15 PM PST by sauropod ("War is the Devil's way of teaching Americans geography" - Ambrose Bierce)
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To: wjersey

A mother that gives violin lessons will face trial in the northwestern US state of Washington on charges she was an environmental terrorist, prosecutors said.

Good. Her prospective cellmates can teach her lots of new uses for her violin bow.

18 posted on 04/01/2006 6:33:26 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: wjersey

Now it looks like she'll have to worry about bushes coming after her.


19 posted on 04/01/2006 6:34:02 PM PST by Dallas59 (MOHAMMED LIED-PEOPLE DIED)
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To: wjersey
Follow the link:

Briana Waters enters the federal courthouse in Seattle Thursday with her daughter and husband. Waters was charged with helping set a fire at the UW's horticulture center in 2001. (March 31, 2006)

20 posted on 04/01/2006 6:34:10 PM PST by StACase
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To: the anti-liberal
Is he wearing a purse!?

As long as it isn't...gasp leather. LOL
21 posted on 04/01/2006 6:34:17 PM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Doing the job illegals shouldn't do, paying the taxes illegals don't pay.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

Ah yes, she's probably the type to fiddle while Rome burns......


22 posted on 04/01/2006 6:35:52 PM PST by umgud (12 gauge, the original pepper spray)
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To: Dallas59

Rosin, 101 uses.


23 posted on 04/01/2006 6:36:47 PM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Doing the job illegals shouldn't do, paying the taxes illegals don't pay.)
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To: martin_fierro

Looks like she did a great job of ironing her husband's shirt.


24 posted on 04/01/2006 6:36:47 PM PST by wjersey
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To: johniegrad

Well it sure as hell isn't a Man sack.


25 posted on 04/01/2006 6:36:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: johniegrad
A "boy bag"?

Is this some kind of 'metrosexual' or effeminate man thing?

26 posted on 04/01/2006 6:38:16 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: wjersey
If he has a job, the guy wearing the purse looks like he works in a coffee shop or flower shop.
27 posted on 04/01/2006 6:38:58 PM PST by fso301
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To: cripplecreek
"Well it sure as hell isn't a Man sack."

LOL!!!

28 posted on 04/01/2006 6:39:28 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: the anti-liberal
A "boy bag"? Is this some kind of 'metrosexual' or effeminate man thing?

What do you think?

29 posted on 04/01/2006 6:39:54 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: cripplecreek

Apparently, teaching violin exonerates arson these days.


30 posted on 04/01/2006 6:40:49 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: johniegrad
"What do you think?"

I think it's silly.

But hey, that's just me...

31 posted on 04/01/2006 6:41:23 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: Lurker

The one in the front, or back?


32 posted on 04/01/2006 6:41:33 PM PST by vpintheak (What's worse, and liberal, or a know it all posing as a Conservative?)
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To: the anti-liberal
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33 posted on 04/01/2006 6:42:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: wjersey

See ya in gitmo.


34 posted on 04/01/2006 6:42:06 PM PST by 359Henrie (NASA needs one more moon rock, its in Mecca.)
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To: the anti-liberal
Is he wearing a purse!?

Yeth, it's european.

I can't stand those 'man purses' with the shoulder straps that have replaced briefcases these days either.

Even when I used to carry a laptop on business trips I carried the case by the handle .

35 posted on 04/01/2006 6:43:53 PM PST by Looking4Truth (Radical Muslims and Illegal immigrants: Too stupid to create so they invade or destroy.)
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To: cripplecreek

"Fashion victim".


36 posted on 04/01/2006 6:44:09 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: Lurker

Thanks L. Are you fast or what? I found it copied the location and came back to the thread prepared to see if I could post a picture (not having ever done so), and viola there it was courtesy of L. First picture impression, She looks 15 and her skull is probably still full of mush.


37 posted on 04/01/2006 6:44:45 PM PST by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: StACase

Mr. 'pleated pants' with the man purse looks like that Stuart character from Mad TV. Are all people in Seattle this pasty looking because of the weather?


38 posted on 04/01/2006 6:45:20 PM PST by Looking4Truth (Radical Muslims and Illegal immigrants: Too stupid to create so they invade or destroy.)
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To: the anti-liberal

A marsupial pouch !

.....


39 posted on 04/01/2006 6:45:40 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: vpintheak
The female in the back.

L

40 posted on 04/01/2006 6:46:17 PM PST by Lurker (In God I trust. Everyone else shows me their hands.)
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To: Looking4Truth
"Even when I used to carry a laptop on business trips I carried the case by the handle ."

I'm guessing you don't have an earing in each ear and a ponytail flopping over your suit collar.

Thumbs up. :^)

41 posted on 04/01/2006 6:47:17 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: the anti-liberal
I'm guessing you don't have an earing in each ear and a ponytail flopping over your suit collar.

You got it. I did have long hair once but it was more of a musician/biker type of thing.

42 posted on 04/01/2006 6:49:07 PM PST by Looking4Truth (Radical Muslims and Illegal immigrants: Too stupid to create so they invade or destroy.)
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To: Squantos
"A marsupial pouch !"

From his appearance, I'm just surprised he's not carrying the child.

Also, it doesn't surprise me that his wife is a very small, non-threatening woman who looks to be 15.

I suspect she was convinced to participate in the arson, as she doesn't look capable or bold enough to take on something like that on her own.

43 posted on 04/01/2006 6:54:00 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: Looking4Truth
"...it was more of a musician/biker type of thing."

In my book, that's the only thing it should be, and the only way any guy should be able to get away with it.

44 posted on 04/01/2006 6:55:49 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: cripplecreek
I'm wondering what her violin lessons have to do with anything. (Aside from attempting to paint her as a loving woman who teaches children the finer things in life)

Agreed, don't we just love the incessant propaganda spewed daily.

As a mom, I'm sure she is a piece of work. Thank God I wasn't raised by a terrorist, fire- bombing, militant, radical, idiot, nut case.

45 posted on 04/01/2006 6:57:16 PM PST by A message
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To: the anti-liberal

Think Ma Barker....Bonnie Parker etc etc ......innocent looks can get ya killed my friend.

They have something on her I suspect.......:o)


46 posted on 04/01/2006 6:58:10 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Squantos
"Think Ma Barker....Bonnie Parker etc etc ......innocent looks can get ya killed my friend."

Or maybe they were just all crazy in the same way... ;^)

47 posted on 04/01/2006 7:01:59 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: the anti-liberal

Could be a diaper bag for the baby?


48 posted on 04/01/2006 7:03:16 PM PST by tubebender (BIG REWARD for my missing tag line. Please advance a security deposit to enter...)
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To: A message
"Thank God I wasn't raised by a terrorist, fire- bombing, militant, radical, idiot, nut case."

You mean 'Thank God I wasn't raised by a Liberal Socialist'?

49 posted on 04/01/2006 7:03:23 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: forester; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp

Here ya go...


50 posted on 04/01/2006 7:04:15 PM PST by tubebender (BIG REWARD for my missing tag line. Please advance a security deposit to enter...)
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