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Eco-arsonist sentenced for heroin sales
KGWNews ^ | June 28, 2011 | Michael Rollins

Posted on 06/28/2011 3:43:52 PM PDT by george76

EUGENE — An arsonist who avoided federal prison five years ago by helping lock up Earth Liberation Front activists is headed to state prison for selling heroin.

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He was on probation under a 2007 plea deal for his role in arsons by an ELF band known as The Family. Targets included a meat-packing company, car dealership, ranger station and lumber company. Ferguson is depicted as the leader of the group in the documentary "If A Tree Falls."

He faces a probation revocation hearing July 14 in federal court.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: commies; criminals; drugs; earthliberationfront; ecoterrorists; elf; eugene; ferguson; heroin; ifatreefalls; libertarian; thefamily

1 posted on 06/28/2011 3:43:53 PM PDT by george76
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To: jazusamo; tubebender; GladesGuru; Salvation; sionnsar; forester; Flycatcher; LucyT; familyop; ...

A convicted arsonist who avoided federal prison five years ago by helping officials lock up fellow Earth Liberation Front activists is headed to state prison for selling heroin.

Jacob Jere­miah “Jake” Ferguson...faces possible federal prison time arising from the drug charges, as well.

http://www.registerguard.com/web/updates/26465290-46/prison-ferguson-heroin-selling-federal.html.csp


2 posted on 06/28/2011 3:48:52 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Wow, although I guess that the courts have to pull a “Capone” on this one eh?


3 posted on 06/28/2011 3:50:29 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: george76
Jake Ferguson looks to be a fine upstanding citizen...well, almost. :-)


4 posted on 06/28/2011 3:50:32 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: george76; All
Old article from the Eugene Weekly on The Family with pics and short bios.

The Family

5 posted on 06/28/2011 3:56:57 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: george76
Marxist druggies are all the same.
6 posted on 06/28/2011 3:58:45 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: jazusamo

Unexpected ?


7 posted on 06/28/2011 4:02:35 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Ferguson is depicted as the leader of the group...

So the "leader" was the first to turtle to save his own a$$?

8 posted on 06/28/2011 4:10:27 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: jazusamo

HEY! He is gonna make someone a fine B^%ch in the house!


9 posted on 06/28/2011 4:22:44 PM PDT by crz
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To: george76

If a tree falls, it lands on a drugged out hippie.


10 posted on 06/28/2011 4:23:01 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jazusamo
He has a purty mouth.

He'll be popular in prison.

11 posted on 06/28/2011 4:27:23 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra

He’s a snitch. He may not last that long.


12 posted on 06/28/2011 4:29:35 PM PDT by NathanR
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hope he doesn’t get shanked......


13 posted on 06/28/2011 4:34:34 PM PDT by Maverick68
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heh heh heh

I doubt Jake is going to find a fed slammer to his liking, he won’t go to one of the country clubs.


14 posted on 06/28/2011 4:41:22 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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Juss looka all that long hair! They’ll love him to death!


15 posted on 06/28/2011 5:12:13 PM PDT by crz
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Heroin Sales? Damn, old Jake disappoints me. I would have expected nothing short of interstate transport of explosives...


16 posted on 06/28/2011 5:19:31 PM PDT by tubebender (The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some very good ideas)
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To: george76

If we’d legalize drugs, people like Ferguson wouldn’t burn down other people’s properties.


17 posted on 06/28/2011 6:03:37 PM PDT by familyop (Rome was burned in a day--twice.)
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He’ll have to wear diapers for the rest of his life.

Have fun in Prison, terrorist.


18 posted on 06/28/2011 11:49:02 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (David Horowitz: "The War on Sarah Palin is really a War on Conservatives.")
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To: george76; jazusamo
Back from the field for a few days. Thanks for the ping!

I love it when arrogant criminals think they've eluded justice for one crime only to get taken down for an entirely different one.

Poetic justice.

19 posted on 06/29/2011 2:50:00 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher

How was this trip?


20 posted on 06/29/2011 4:29:31 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
It was my 6th 10-day tour and I'm getting a little exhausted, but it sure was beautiful country. Did bird surveys in Railroad Valley (Nevada) and found a few golden eagles and 4 golden eagle nests. Also spent time at Steptoe Valley north of Ely and then spent 5 fantastic days in the Shoshone Mountains north of Austin. Man, I love that country! Great sagebrush/juniper vistas and not a soul out there -- just me, my bird surveyor partner, wild horses, and golden eagles!

And as a bonus, we stumbled upon a female sage grouse with two chicks!

So not a bad trip at all.

I'll be around for a few more days, but on Sunday I'm off for my last 10-day tour of the breeding season. I'll be at Death Valley north of Beatty, then the Reese River Valley, followed by the Mt. Moriah wilderness north of Great Basin Natl Park and finally the magnificent Ruby Mountains near Elko and the Jarbidge wilderness area.

Hopefully I'll survive it all! Lol!

Hope all is well with you and yours, George!

21 posted on 06/29/2011 5:37:28 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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Sounds like fun stuff.

Rather warm this time of year ?

Any troubles finding good water ?


22 posted on 06/29/2011 9:57:47 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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The heat is never a problem. It's the cold. We have to be up typically an hour before dawn to get to our first transect point. Even this time of year, it can be cold at that time of morning, especially at high elevation, which is where we seem to be now.

That said, the mornings are much warmer now, usually in the 40s, which is downright balmy. By the time it gets real hot, our surveys are over, and we're off to the nearest town or casino buffet to munch out (if there's one nearby, of course). If not, it's camp stove time.

As for water, I have so much water in my truck -- in the form of bottled water and a 7-gallon tank -- that I don't have to worry about that. Also have 2 dozen bottles of gatorade and a gatorade powder mix (added to water) to handle just about any emergency. I also refill my empty plastic bottles at park hoses in the small towns we pass through.

Just amazing to me how many people don't carry adequate supplies of water when they travel through the West. But you only make that mistake once, I suppose.

23 posted on 06/30/2011 7:00:59 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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