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Arrests made from Longview, Wash., union protests
AP ^ | September 13, 2011

Posted on 09/13/2011 2:03:30 PM PDT by Mount Athos

Authorities in Washington have arrested two people in connection with the union takeover of a Longview grain terminal, including a worker caught on video in a vulgarity-laced tirade outside the union hall.

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's office says 45-year-old Ronal Patrick Stavas, of Kelso, is accused of assaulting a guard and breaking into the EGT terminal on Thursday. He was arrested for first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, intimidating a witness and sabotage. Bail was set at $50,000.

Witnesses identified Stavas on the KGW-TV video.

Authorities also arrested 39-year-old Shelly Ann Porter, of Longview, for trespassing when she blocked a train. She was booked and released.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: arrest; foulmouth; longshoremen; portoflongview; threats; union; unionjackass; unions; unionthugs; violence
I think they're talking about this guy in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFHBGGvuQhA

1 posted on 09/13/2011 2:03:32 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFHBGGvuQhA


2 posted on 09/13/2011 2:03:57 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Mount Athos
Are we a country of law or not?

[Given O's DoJ, it remains to be seen.]

3 posted on 09/13/2011 2:13:16 PM PDT by jamaksin
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To: Mount Athos
let's see a mug shot. The guy in the video needs to be identified so he can be appropriately dealt with in the court of public opinion. Someone like this should be banished from society.
4 posted on 09/13/2011 2:17:22 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Mount Athos

Not from the top of the gene pool.


5 posted on 09/13/2011 2:18:03 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: Mount Athos

Let the wrist-slapping and whitewashing begin!

(Hope to be proven wrong, of course.)


6 posted on 09/13/2011 2:20:12 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Mount Athos

That lying dog!! He said, on tape, his name was “F-— U. C—ksucker”. I heard him with my own ears.


7 posted on 09/13/2011 2:23:06 PM PDT by jstaff
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To: Mount Athos

That might or might not be the same guy. Age sure seems roughly correct (45). But the arrest is for conduct on the day or two prior to the confrontation with reporters in the union’s parking lot.

If anyone finds out for sure, please update the thread?


8 posted on 09/13/2011 2:27:17 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: jstaff
That lying dog!! He said, on tape, his name was “F-— U. C—ksucker”. I heard him with my own ears.

In that case, he should be arrested for impersonating the President Of The United States.

9 posted on 09/13/2011 2:29:43 PM PDT by moovova
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To: jstaff

He must have had union parents.


10 posted on 09/13/2011 2:30:00 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Mount Athos
You were right, my bad, it IS him (although the arrest was for conduct PRIOR to his spaz-out with reporters; the spaz simply made it very easy for witnesses to his prior rioting to identify him). Here is a local (well, Portland) story making the linkage clear.
11 posted on 09/13/2011 2:30:43 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Mount Athos
Two arrests out of several hundred thugs?

What was the money damage done to the terminal?

If both at the highest levels, and at the lowest (union thugs) serious crimes are committed with impunity, how can our so-called "leaders" complain of disrespect for the "rule of law?"

12 posted on 09/13/2011 2:37:07 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Mount Athos

May they give him years and years to contemplate his actions. And somehow, I doubt that he is going to get a sympathetic press.


13 posted on 09/13/2011 2:38:21 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: jamaksin
Are we a country of law or not?

I have reason to hope that we will be again, in a couple years. The "Justice" Department will need to be scrubbed first, though.

14 posted on 09/13/2011 2:54:43 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Mount Athos

This wasn’t a protest. Were they chanting “Down with glass!” when they were breaking windows? Or “We hate brake lines!” when they were cutting the lines on the train. And by the way, there’s a good idea for you. Let’s send trains off with no breaks. What a bunch of mindless thugs.


15 posted on 09/13/2011 3:08:57 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Mount Athos

Mid-level clerk at Chinese embassy: “Mistah Obama, the ambassador has requested I convey to you the grave concern Chairman Hu has about criminal disruptions at your port facilities.”

Obama “Uh, yes sir! “


16 posted on 09/13/2011 3:09:43 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Publius6961

“Two arrests out of several hundred thugs?”

The rest of them hid inside the union hall while this guy was out making himself famous on youtube.


17 posted on 09/13/2011 3:20:45 PM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: jstaff
maybe he can live up to his name in jail...
18 posted on 09/13/2011 3:20:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jamaksin

Well that depends on who you are & who is in power . If your party is in power then the rule of law ain’t much of a worry if your party ain’t in power the rule of law is a weapon used to keep you silent .


19 posted on 09/13/2011 3:57:37 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Mount Athos

Designated fall guys.


20 posted on 09/13/2011 5:13:24 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Mount Athos

His name is Ronald Patrick Stavas, he was born on July 31 1966. Bail set at $50,000.
He also has been a defendant in three other criminal cases since 1998. He is obviously an A-1 jerk.


21 posted on 09/13/2011 8:03:44 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: jstaff

Dang! Beat me to it.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 8:06:18 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: blueunicorn6

“...cutting the lines on the train. And by the way, there’s a good idea for you. Let’s send trains off with no breaks. “

A minor point: If you cut the brake lines on a train the brakes won’t release. The car won’t move.


23 posted on 09/13/2011 8:21:05 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: paul51

I’m sure the guy in the video is a fine, upstanding church going boy scout leader.


24 posted on 09/13/2011 9:16:21 PM PDT by cherry
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