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SUV firebomber gets 12 years
Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 26, 2007

Posted on 07/26/2007 6:26:52 AM PDT by george76

A man who set firebombs in seven large SUVs last March pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday.

Grant Barnes... using the methods of the eco-terrorist group Earth Liberation Front...

When Barnes was arrested, police found a box of seven of the devices in the back of his car.

Police said they are replicas of bombs shown on ELF's Web site.

(Excerpt) Read more at rockymountainnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: alf; animalliberation; animalrights; animalwhackos; ar; barnes; earthliberation; econut; ecoterror; ecoterrorism; ecoterrorist; elf; environment; grantbarnes; hummer; sentencing; suv; terrorism; terrorist

1 posted on 07/26/2007 6:26:54 AM PDT by george76
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To: jazusamo

Someone wrote the letters ELF on a Hummer H2 ...


2 posted on 07/26/2007 6:27:50 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

These people are truly criminally insane.......


3 posted on 07/26/2007 6:28:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: girlangler

Investigators had said Barnes’ devices were similar to those used in Europe by an animal rights group...

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/13757677/detail.html


4 posted on 07/26/2007 6:29:31 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

So....in Colorado does this mean he will do 12 years or will he be out on parole in two weeks?


5 posted on 07/26/2007 6:30:40 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: george76

Isn’t that special? Little Boy Lefty had a hobby destroying the property of others and it landed him in jail!

Enjoy your new friends, Nancy Boy. I hear Enviro-Wackos rank right up there with Child Molesters in The Big House. :)

So now will the DA’s around the country go after ELF as a whole as it’s a Terrorist Group?

*Crickets Chirping*


6 posted on 07/26/2007 6:31:02 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: george76

24 years old. His parents must be so proud...


7 posted on 07/26/2007 6:31:14 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ( “A nation without borders is not a nation.” —Ronald Reagan)
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To: george76

did they make him pay for the damages?


8 posted on 07/26/2007 6:31:16 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you)
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To: george76

“Grant Barnes”?!

...he just sounds like his parents are loaded and this is part of his “white guilt” complex. Green and red mohawk, black t-shirt, black pants, goatee, piercings, tattoos and fire bombs!


9 posted on 07/26/2007 6:31:49 AM PDT by albie
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To: Always Right

Saving the earth ?


10 posted on 07/26/2007 6:32:02 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Red Badger

‘These people are truly criminally insane.......’

Yes, they are. And whats troubling is they are escalating.


11 posted on 07/26/2007 6:33:12 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Albion Wilde; Covenantor; Grampa Dave

His dad : Thomas Barnes, a former deputy district attorney in El Paso County...


12 posted on 07/26/2007 6:33:46 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
"Police said they are replicas of bombs shown on ELF's Web site."

Does this mean that ELF is an accessory to commit terrorist acts?

13 posted on 07/26/2007 6:34:37 AM PDT by GBA (God Bless America!)
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To: camle

Not that I have heard.

A civil trial to follow. His parents have lots of money ?


14 posted on 07/26/2007 6:35:19 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Badeye
Yes, they are. And whats troubling is they are escalating.

But not Escalading.......

15 posted on 07/26/2007 6:39:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: Red Badger

Yes, they are. And whats troubling is they are escalating.
But not Escalading.......

(chuckle)

I drive an H2, and I’m debating upgrading - if thats what it is cause I love my Hummer - to the Escalade.


16 posted on 07/26/2007 6:44:57 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: george76
Saving the earth ?

Ironic, isn't it? The perp probably protests at coal plants opening and here he is setting SUVs on fire.

17 posted on 07/26/2007 6:45:28 AM PDT by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: george76

12 years? He’s a terrorist for chrissakes. He should have got life.


18 posted on 07/26/2007 6:55:14 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Badeye
Escalade, the word itself, means to attack and scale a wall or rampart by means of a ladder......................

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escalade

19 posted on 07/26/2007 6:58:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: george76
His dad : Thomas Barnes, a former deputy district attorney in El Paso County...

That explains why the sentence was so light.

20 posted on 07/26/2007 7:00:30 AM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: joebuck

His dad is a former deputy district attorney ...so this kid will likely get out early.


21 posted on 07/26/2007 7:00:45 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: hunter112

His dad : Thomas Barnes, a former deputy district attorney in El Paso County...
That explains why the sentence was so light.

Hmmm, and it might indicate he’s got some ‘daddy issues’ as well come to think of it....


22 posted on 07/26/2007 7:01:27 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: subterfuge; honolulugal

This guy should know that burning cars might cause more global warming ?


23 posted on 07/26/2007 7:02:47 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
His dad : Thomas Barnes, a former deputy district attorney in El Paso County...

Are the parents divorced?

24 posted on 07/26/2007 7:05:24 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ( “A nation without borders is not a nation.” —Ronald Reagan)
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To: hunter112
"His dad : Thomas Barnes, a former deputy district attorney in El Paso County..." That explains why the sentence was so light.

I was struck by the contrast with the sentence for a crime against property (SUVs) versus crimes against persons, such as the usual three to five years, suspended, for the rape of a child...

25 posted on 07/26/2007 7:08:18 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ( “A nation without borders is not a nation.” —Ronald Reagan)
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To: george76

So what is the “Carbon fingerprint” of 7 burning SUV’s? You think that little stunt put more green house gases into the atmosphere than any of those vehicles could in 100 years of driving?


26 posted on 07/26/2007 7:17:55 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: hunter112

the perp.

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27 posted on 07/26/2007 7:18:20 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Albion Wilde; colorado tanker

I have not heard :

Are the parents divorced?


28 posted on 07/26/2007 7:19:00 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Red Badger

Unless someone was hurt or killed, this is an excessive sentence. Make him work to pay off damages, but 12 years for a few SUV’s?

No way.


29 posted on 07/26/2007 7:35:08 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Albion Wilde
...the usual three to five years, suspended, for the rape of a child...

That's not a 'light sentence', that's an absolute travesty of justice, that calls for action by a committee of local activists.

30 posted on 07/26/2007 7:37:25 AM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I hear Enviro-Wackos rank right up there with Child Molesters in The Big House

We can only wish. Soon as I saw the headline, I thought, "Oh, some good news today." Freakin' Enviro-Wackos are terrorists and should be treated as such. I hope he does every day of the 12 years.

31 posted on 07/26/2007 7:37:34 AM PDT by radiohead
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Re: Enviro-Wackos rank right up there with Child Molesters in The Big House

Please tell me you are not serious.

A property issue versus a crime which scars one for life? The two are not even close to being comparable.


32 posted on 07/26/2007 7:43:04 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: camle

With what, he has so much time to judge others that there is no time left for him to have a job.

His life will go on as before, just not as free, living off the fruits of others labor.


33 posted on 07/26/2007 7:46:06 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: george76

Wow, occasionally something at least roughly resembling justice is meted out against these eco-terrorist nutbags. Too often prosecutors and judges seem to be willing to go easy on these idiots because they’re “idealists” or some such rubbish.


34 posted on 07/26/2007 8:07:45 AM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like ox.)
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To: Walkingfeather; george76

“So what is the “Carbon fingerprint” of 7 burning SUV’s? You think that little stunt put more green house gases into the atmosphere than any of those vehicles could in 100 years of driving?”

Post of the day Walkingfeather. I love it.

Hopefully this sentence will make others think twice about destroying people’s property for their “cause.”


35 posted on 07/26/2007 8:11:41 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: george76

Thanks for the ping.

Good for this judge, whoever it is for not pussy footing around and doling out a light sentence like Judge Aiken did with some of the Family.

I take it this wasn’t a federal court so probation will be in play, do you know if that’s correct?


36 posted on 07/26/2007 8:35:06 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo

I believe that this was a state court.

The reporting is not clear.

His dad will try to help him get early probation.


37 posted on 07/26/2007 8:49:35 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: hunter112
"...the usual three to five years, suspended, for the rape of a child..." That's not a 'light sentence', that's an absolute travesty of justice...

I agree; that is my point. I am pleased that these perps received a twelve-year sentence. It just throws into contrast the idiotically light sentences given for crimes against the person. These entirely replaceable, insured SUVs appear more valuable to the judiciary than the lifelong mental injury to rape victims.

38 posted on 07/26/2007 10:02:58 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ( “A nation without borders is not a nation.” —Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red in Blue PA

You’re new here, so I’ll give you a break. You obviously don’t know me yet. ;)


39 posted on 07/26/2007 11:23:28 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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