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Accused eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin surrenders at Canadian border
The Oregonian ^ | November 29, 2012 | Noelle Crombie

Posted on 11/29/2012 1:27:16 PM PST by jazusamo

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Rebecca Rubin A 39-year-old woman accused of eco-sabotage in three Western states turned herself in to U.S. authorities at the Canadian border on Thursday morning.

Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, a Canadian, had been on the run for a decade before surrendering in Blaine, Wash. She is accused of multiple counts of arson as part of a conspiracy with 12 other people from 1996 to 2001 in five Western states.

The charges against Rubin include a Nov. 30, 1997, arson at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Facility in Harney county near Burns and the Dec. 22, 1998, attempted arson at the offices of the U.S. Forest Industries, Inc., in Medford. She's also accused of involvement in the Oct. 19, 1998, arson attack that destroyed the Two Elk Lodge and other buildings at the Vail ski resort in Eagle County, Colorado.

Rubin faces federal charges in California as well in the attack Oct. 15, 2001, of the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Corrals near Susanville, Calif.

Federal authorities say Rubin was part of the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front, both underground movements that the government has labeled terrorist organizations. She was indicted on federal charges in Oregon along with 12 others in January 2006 in connection with a coordinated campaign that caused an estimated $23 million in damage between 1996 and 2001 in Oregon, California, Washington, Wyoming and Colorado.

When the indictment was issued eight had already been arrested in a nationwide sweep in the most extensive bust of suspected eco-saboteurs in U.S. history.

The group took oaths of secrecy and called itself "The Family." They built firebombs, scouted their targets, took dry runs then dressed in black, donned masks and carried two-way radios during attacks.

Rubin shares a name with an 18-inch American Girl doll, produced by a Middleton, Wis., company which was released in 2009. The FBI hoped publicity from the doll would help bring Rubin to justice, according to a story in The New York Times.

“Any publicity that gets the word out that our Rebecca Rubin is wanted on various charges is certainly beneficial,” said Beth Anne Steele, a spokeswoman for the F.B.I. in Oregon.

In August 2007, 10 other defendants were sentenced to prison terms from about three to 13 years after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Eugene to conspiracy and multiple counts of arson. Two defendants -- Joseph Mahmoud Dibee and Josephine Sunshine Overaker -- are still at large.

Rubin will make an initial court appearance in U.S. District Court in Seattle and then will be transferred to Oregon to face trial.


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: alf; ecoterrorism; elf; rubin; thefamily
An older article on "The Family" in the Eugene Weekly News with pics and some background. Scroll down.
1 posted on 11/29/2012 1:27:20 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Any relation to Jerry Rubin of 1960’s radical infamy?


2 posted on 11/29/2012 1:31:18 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: george76

Rubin turns herself in, Ping. Two to go.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 1:31:45 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Guilty beyond a doubt.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 1:32:12 PM PST by gotribe
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To: jazusamo

Nice Manstash, I sure it will very popular in prison.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 1:32:19 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: jazusamo
The charges against Rubin include a Nov. 30, 1997, arson at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Facility

Looking at the picture -- yikes. Was she an employee, or was that her place of residence?
6 posted on 11/29/2012 1:33:12 PM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: jazusamo
Nice Man-stash, I am sure she will very popular in prison.
7 posted on 11/29/2012 1:33:33 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: rusty schucklefurd

I’ve never seen the two connected in the articles I’ve read.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 1:36:54 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

That’s a man baby


9 posted on 11/29/2012 1:40:00 PM PST by martinidon
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To: jazusamo

Wow, she’s a dead ringer for one of my male coworkers.

Come to think of it, I’ve never seen them both at the same time. Hmm...


10 posted on 11/29/2012 1:41:01 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

11 posted on 11/29/2012 1:43:30 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

She is soooooo ugly that she would make a train take a dirt road!


12 posted on 11/29/2012 1:44:29 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

LOL! I have to agree.


13 posted on 11/29/2012 1:46:21 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Rubin shares a name with an 18-inch American Girl doll, produced by a Middleton, Wis., company which was released in 2009. The FBI hoped publicity from the doll would help bring Rubin to justice, according to a story in The New York Times.

WTH??

14 posted on 11/29/2012 1:48:16 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

Incredible similarity between the American Doll version.

Uncanny.

http://s8.postimage.org/3wfv0jpzn/Beccadollface.jpg


15 posted on 11/29/2012 2:11:24 PM PST by freedomfirst76
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To: jazusamo

There should be a pool on how many days it’s been since she last bathed.


16 posted on 11/29/2012 2:12:39 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: jazusamo

Wonder if this eco-terrorist got a pre-arranged plea deal to surrender?


17 posted on 11/29/2012 3:10:41 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I guess that’s a possibility and it wouldn’t surprise me.

Sounds like she’ll be going to federal court in Eugene, Oregon. Wonder if Judge Ann Aiken will be the judge like in the other trials there.


18 posted on 11/29/2012 3:19:54 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Interesting that they used the phrase eco-saboteur : not terrorist?


19 posted on 11/29/2012 3:32:28 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I thought that strange too. They never used that term with the rest of them and the leftists were raising heck about labeling them as terrorists.

I wonder if the Holder/Obama criminal alliance has anything to do with that?


20 posted on 11/29/2012 3:39:02 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

At least she could have shaved or something for her mugshot.


21 posted on 11/29/2012 3:56:50 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: jazusamo
talk about a muttley crew...
22 posted on 11/29/2012 4:24:19 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Isn’t it the truth? :-)

Not people you’d want to take home to introduce to Mom and some were from well to do families.


23 posted on 11/29/2012 4:32:33 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
rich spoiled brats never fail to amaze me
24 posted on 11/29/2012 4:37:58 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Mastador1

Yeah, chick has a mustache like a Mexican bandit.


25 posted on 11/29/2012 5:44:14 PM PST by wbill
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To: jazusamo

From well to do families, like Che and Bin Laden.....


26 posted on 11/29/2012 8:31:56 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: jazusamo; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; forester

She’ll probably get a Ambassador post in the Oh’Bummer administration. It’s been so long that I have forgotten the names of the FReepers who were following this...


27 posted on 11/29/2012 8:51:48 PM PST by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: jazusamo; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Canada Ping!


28 posted on 11/30/2012 9:06:09 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: george76; All
Old Becky pleads not guilty this afternoon. Guess she didn't have a plea bargain worked out or is trying for a better one if she did.

Suspect in ecoterrorism fires pleads not guilty

29 posted on 01/11/2013 4:05:48 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Squawk 8888

Ping to post #29.


30 posted on 01/11/2013 4:06:50 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
Ping to post #29. Thanks for the update, jazusamo.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

31 posted on 01/11/2013 4:23:40 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

My pleasure, FRiend.


32 posted on 01/11/2013 4:28:04 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

The Federal Judge may not have signed onto the plea bargain terms ?


33 posted on 01/11/2013 4:32:05 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazusamo; Squawk 8888

Sure that’s not a man?


34 posted on 01/11/2013 6:44:48 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

I’m not at all sure what its gender is. :-)


35 posted on 01/11/2013 6:53:35 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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