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'Occupy' protester arrested in $10M Fort Collins condo fire
KDVR-TV ^ | November 4, 2011

Posted on 11/04/2011 3:15:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A Fort Collins man was in jail Friday to face charges related to a fire that burned two buildings and caused $10 million damage.

Police arrested Benjamin Gilmore, 29 Thursday night. He's accused of setting the fire in a 4-story building that was under construction at 311 Mason St.

That fire spread to Penny Flats, a nearby building that had condominiums and stores in it.

Investigators determined the fire was arson.

It broke out at 3:30 a.m. on October 24. The building that was under construction was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Investigators from the National Response Team of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms worked with Poudre Fire Authority and Fort Collins Police. The investigators spent six days at the site of the fire before releasing it to the property owners.

Gilmore is under investigation for 1st degree Arson, 2nd degree Burglary and Criminal Mischief. His advisement hearing is scheduled to happen Friday afternoon.

Gilmore is well-known at the Occupy Ft. Collins protest. He was interviewed about the goals of the protest in an article by Kevin Mussman that sppeared on TRI-102.5 radio's website.

That happened before the fire.

Gilmore is described as a business owner and war veteran in the article.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: arson; colorado; crime; hippies; occupy; occupywallstreet
Bolsheviks.
1 posted on 11/04/2011 3:15:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; beaversmom

Stalinist thug trying to foment a marxist revolution.


2 posted on 11/04/2011 3:18:12 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A country out of control. Gee! Thanks Barry! This “fundamental transformation” crap is a real hoot!


3 posted on 11/04/2011 3:18:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This scumbag better be looking at prison time...


4 posted on 11/04/2011 3:20:33 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank Gawd we have 0bama to bring us all together or things would be really, REALLY bad!


5 posted on 11/04/2011 3:22:13 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's an updated article. The judge denied a reduction in the $250,000 bail this afternoon set by the judge that signed his arrest warrant on Thursday.

Yeah, it was a real sad scene at the bond hearing today. His mommy showed up and the scumbag defendant's voice was shaking as he pled for a lower bail so he could "go home to his family." He also whined about how "cold" it was in the Larimer County Detention Center and how hard it was to take after spending so many weeks out in the cold with the other protesters.

Poor baby. I hope they shut the heat off completely until his next court appearance next Thursday.

6 posted on 11/04/2011 3:26:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Investigators determined the fire was arson. It broke out at 3:30 a.m. on October 24. The building that was under construction was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Hmmm. Anyone check the finances of the builder? Or the buyer? Or their political affiliations?

Follow the money.

7 posted on 11/04/2011 3:30:33 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama supports takeover by mobocracy in the Middle East. OWS is mobocracy in America.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 3:34:28 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like a Bill Ayers wanna-be.


9 posted on 11/04/2011 3:34:34 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sounds like a Earth First human slug
10 posted on 11/04/2011 3:36:52 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think It’s to find out where these yutes live or where their parents live and do some damage to their property.


11 posted on 11/04/2011 3:39:40 PM PDT by jetson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Almost certainly associated with EarthFirst.


12 posted on 11/04/2011 3:40:29 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rapists and arsonists.

Those are the faces of the OWsers.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 3:46:21 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

here he is...

15 posted on 11/04/2011 3:46:59 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has the anointed Obammy commented on his peoples actions???


16 posted on 11/04/2011 3:50:28 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: SamAdams76

How pathetic. The vanguard of the revolution is cold and wants to go home to Mommy.


17 posted on 11/04/2011 3:53:52 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: who knows what evil?
This scumbag better be looking at prison time...Only for releasing all that CO2.
18 posted on 11/04/2011 3:57:18 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

He is a veteran. Lost his left hand in war. Registered Republican (or so our local lib rag was quick to point out). I live near his little honey shop.


19 posted on 11/04/2011 4:00:18 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Methinks these “Occupies” are hoping to grow in number. Why? So they can become a raging mob backed by SEIU and Move On permitting Obama to declare Marshall Law and not have an election. Thus the anointed one will initiate his dictatorship, the 4th Reich. Why the 4th Reich and not the USSA? Because all Socialists are the same, some National others International; both with the same goals.
20 posted on 11/04/2011 4:02:02 PM PDT by Tuketu (Socialize the Legal System. Then we are all equal before the law.)
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To: dynachrome; 2ndDivisionVet; beaversmom
Stalinist thug trying to foment a marxist revolution.

From the Fort Collins newspaper:

Gilmore, a registered Republican, was an early supporter of Occupy Fort Collins, which has set up camp a block away from where the fire burned. Tuesday, he addressed City Council asking the city to be more accommodating to the movement. In an online video featured on www.tri1025 Gilmore said he was frustrated by the income disparity between executives and workers, and told people they should turn in their paper money for gold and other metals.
Occupy Fort Collins activist suspected of Old Town fire

Time to change your registration to Socialist Labor Party.

21 posted on 11/04/2011 4:02:37 PM PDT by CedarDave
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“I'd just like to go home with my wife,” said the 29-year-old Fort Collins resident

So, at least he HAS a home unlike the people who had theirs burned down.

22 posted on 11/04/2011 4:05:05 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: CedarDave

you can register as any party. Sounds reichstag-ish to me.


23 posted on 11/04/2011 4:06:23 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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24 posted on 11/04/2011 4:19:03 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The OWS crowd sound like a really wonderful bunch of people. Toe-sniffers, rapists, arsonists.


25 posted on 11/04/2011 4:20:35 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Burn his house down, then prosicute. Looking forward to this puke doing the perp walk in orange.


26 posted on 11/04/2011 4:31:16 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What drives a man from political protestor to arsonist? Unless he was always a bit disturbed, either blaming others for his lack of professional progress or never really getting past the antisocial cliques he hung with over the year?


27 posted on 11/04/2011 4:35:34 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

28 posted on 11/04/2011 5:19:57 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: monkeyshine

Or maybe he was a dedicated anarchist like most of these “Occupy” protesters?


29 posted on 11/04/2011 5:44:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It looks like Dan is going to have to have another bake sale.


30 posted on 11/04/2011 6:07:28 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (It's fun to play with your vision, but don't ever play with your eyes.--1970s PSA)
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