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1999 MSU Arsonist Sentenced Today
WQTX ^ | 2/5/2009

Posted on 02/05/2009 6:57:58 PM PST by magslinger

The government says a 20-year prison sentence for a woman who committed arson at Michigan State University would be the toughest punishment ever in a case of so-called eco-terrorism. Marie Mason is due in federal court at 9 a.m. today.

The explosion and fire at Michigan State's Agriculture Hall in 1999 was a protest against genetically modified crops. Damage exceeded $1 million. Prosecutors want a 20-year prison sentence for the 47-year-old Cincinnati woman.

Mason's lawyer says that would be extreme. Mason has admitted other acts from 1999 through 2003, including fires at homes under construction in southeastern Michigan and Indiana. Her ex-husband is in prison for nine years. Two other people will be sentenced for minor roles.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Indiana; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 1999; 2003; 200810; arson; arsonist; bombing; cincinnati; ecoterrorism; ecoterrorist; elf; fires; gmcrops; leftwingnuts; mariemason; mason; msu; thefamily; wot
I heard this on the radio today.
Her husband was sentenced last October.
The Detroit Free Press had a sympathetic article.
1 posted on 02/05/2009 6:57:59 PM PST by magslinger
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To: grellis

ping


2 posted on 02/05/2009 6:58:30 PM PST by magslinger (I talk to myself but sometimes I like a third opinion.)
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To: magslinger

Thanks for posting. Interesting.


3 posted on 02/05/2009 7:00:41 PM PST by PGalt
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To: magslinger

This has the sentence:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488866,00.html


4 posted on 02/05/2009 7:03:19 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: PGalt

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488866,00.html

Received almost 22 years.


5 posted on 02/05/2009 7:03:23 PM PST by John W
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To: John W

5 seconds lol


6 posted on 02/05/2009 7:04:13 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: John W; happinesswithoutpeace

Thanks!


7 posted on 02/05/2009 7:06:01 PM PST by PGalt
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..
The explosion and fire at Michigan State's Agriculture Hall in 1999 was a protest against genetically modified crops... Mason has admitted other acts from 1999 through 2003, including fires at homes under construction in southeastern Michigan and Indiana. Her ex-husband is in prison for nine years. Two other people will be sentenced for minor roles.
Ecoterrorists should be hanged.
8 posted on 02/05/2009 7:06:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Cindy

/22 years ping


9 posted on 02/05/2009 7:06:57 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Well now, that seems too small a sentence, but you know what?

Your ping brought the first smile of the day to me.

At least one slime ball is getting a little justice.

Thanks happinesswithoutpeace.


10 posted on 02/05/2009 7:08:40 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

: )

Better than many sentences we have seen handed down over the years for this form of terrorism.


11 posted on 02/05/2009 7:11:38 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Yes, although I must say in the last years the eco-terrorists have been sentenced to hefty time.

Goooood Deal.


12 posted on 02/05/2009 7:12:46 PM PST by Cindy
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To: John W; PGalt

Thanks. I looked but didn’t find the sentence. The MSM seems uninterested.


13 posted on 02/05/2009 7:13:30 PM PST by magslinger (I talk to myself but sometimes I like a third opinion.)
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To: magslinger; happinesswithoutpeace; John W; PGalt

That post was intended for happinesswithoutpeace and John W.


14 posted on 02/05/2009 7:15:57 PM PST by magslinger (I talk to myself but sometimes I like a third opinion.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace; John W; magslinger

22 Years sounds about right, good for Judge Paul Maloney. The Family (eco-terrorists prosecuted in OR and WA got off with much lighter sentences, it’s a shame this judge didn’t hear those cases.


15 posted on 02/05/2009 7:16:33 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: magslinger

Marie Mason

16 posted on 02/05/2009 7:16:57 PM PST by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: magslinger
U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken

Twelve members of The Family previously sentenced.

Stanislas Gregory Meyerhoff - (5-23-07) - 13 years
Kevin Tubbs ----------------- (5-24-07) - 12 years, 7 months
Chelsea Dawn Gerlach ------- (5-25-07) - 9 years
Darren Todd Thurston---------(5-29-07) - 3 years, 1 month
Suzanne Nicole Savoie--------(5-31-07) - 4 years, 3 months
Sarah Kendall Tankersley-----(5-31-07) - 3 years, 10 months
Joyanna Lynn Zacher---------(6-01-07) - 7 years, 8 months
Nathan Fraser Block----------(6-01-07) - 7 years, 8 months
Daniel Gerard McGowan-----(6-04-07) - 7 years
Jonathan Paul--------------------(8-01-07) - 4 years, 3 months
Briana Waters-------------------(6-19-08) - 6 years
Jennifer Kolar-------------------(7-18-08) - 5 years
Lacey Phillabaum-----------(8-19-08) - 3 years

17 posted on 02/05/2009 7:20:42 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: DemforBush
She looks so sweet with those tattoos. I wonder what other tats she has?

Wait, no I don't.

18 posted on 02/05/2009 7:21:14 PM PST by magslinger (I talk to myself but sometimes I like a third opinion.)
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To: jazusamo

ahhhh.... thanks for that


19 posted on 02/05/2009 7:21:47 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: magslinger

In federal prison, 20 years means 20 years - she won’t be any kind of terrorist when she gets out!


20 posted on 02/05/2009 7:25:10 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

You bet and I just noticed it should be thirteen and not twelve, I didn’t add Lacey Phillabaum to the count.


21 posted on 02/05/2009 7:25:24 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks.


22 posted on 02/05/2009 7:26:31 PM PST by magslinger (I talk to myself but sometimes I like a third opinion.)
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To: Redbob

A Gray Panther, maybe.


23 posted on 02/05/2009 7:28:16 PM PST by magslinger (I talk to myself but sometimes I like a third opinion.)
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To: DemforBush

Bet she won’t be grinning at age 67!


24 posted on 02/05/2009 7:29:59 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: magslinger
"A Gray Panther, maybe"

Grey something... gray mouse maybe?
LOL!

25 posted on 02/05/2009 7:31:16 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: SmithL
Ping

I thought you might be interested in this since you posted the thread re: her husband's sentencing.

26 posted on 02/05/2009 7:32:34 PM PST by magslinger (I talk to myself but sometimes I like a third opinion.)
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To: Redbob

Arson can be a life sentence.
The b!tch should be happy with her sentence.
She cost me,personally, money.


27 posted on 02/05/2009 8:33:32 PM PST by gigster
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To: magslinger

20 years is too lenient


28 posted on 02/05/2009 9:01:54 PM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: John W

probably will actually serve around 5


29 posted on 02/05/2009 9:02:31 PM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: Redbob

it means 20 except on appeals forever and O might commute the sentence of course


30 posted on 02/05/2009 9:04:11 PM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: magslinger

I remember when that happened. As far as the crook goes, good riddance to bad rubbish.


31 posted on 02/05/2009 9:17:33 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Obama = Jimmy Carter II)
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To: magslinger

Thanks. I vote to let them serve their sentences in Guantanamo.


32 posted on 02/05/2009 9:45:22 PM PST by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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33 posted on 02/06/2009 6:11:11 AM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Double the prison time of all involved and I still wouldn’t be satisfied.


34 posted on 02/06/2009 6:12:41 AM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: GeronL
it means 20 except on appeals forever and O might commute the sentence of course

A distinct possibility. 0 has demonstrated a fondness for terrorists both foreign and domestic.

35 posted on 02/06/2009 6:20:24 AM PST by magslinger (I talk to myself but sometimes I like a third opinion.)
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To: DemforBush

Skank should fit right in with the dykes in prison-— good riddance, terrorist scum.


36 posted on 02/07/2009 7:00:42 AM PST by gibsosa
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