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Eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin gets 5-year federal prison sentence
The Oregonian ^ | January 27, 2014 | Helen Jung

Posted on 01/29/2014 4:20:09 PM PST by jazusamo

A federal judge on Monday sentenced eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin to five years in prison -- less than what prosecutors sought for the former fugitive from Canada.

Rubin, voice shaking, apologized to her family, the court, firefighters as well as targets of the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front.

"I was so convinced at the righteousness of my beliefs, that I chose to ignore my own wrongdoing," Rubin said.

Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, who presided over the sentencing hearings in 2007 of Rubin's co-conspirators in Eugene, praised Rubin's statement, calling it "the most thoughtful, well-stated, honest, unvarnished apology/explanation."

"I understand more than you know when you work in a democracy that all things look like they're black and white when you're young," the judge said. "And there are so many shades of gray."

Federal prosecutors had asked Aiken for a 7 ½-year prison sentence for Rubin. Rubin's attorney argued for five years.

Rubin pleaded guilty last October before Aiken to arson, attempted arson and conspiracy to commit arson in Oregon, Colorado and California as part of the underground Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. She participated in four crimes, including planning the eventual $12 million fire that destroyed a ski resort under construction in Vail, Colo., in 1998.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Oregon; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: arson; ecosaboteur; ecoterrorism; rebeccarubin; rubin; thefamily
Too light a sentence for not fully cooperating and naming names.


Rebecca Rubin in her younger days

An older article in the Eugene Weekly News on "The Family."

1 posted on 01/29/2014 4:20:09 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: george76; Flycatcher

Joseph Mahmoud Dibee and Josephine Sunshine Overaker still remain fugitives.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 4:21:53 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

How many folks were harmed by her behavior?


3 posted on 01/29/2014 4:22:06 PM PST by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: jazusamo
Quite a mustache....

/johnny

4 posted on 01/29/2014 4:23:18 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ptsal

My eyes were just harmed by seeing her picture. Eeeesh, that’s one ugly lib.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 4:24:38 PM PST by digger48
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To: jazusamo

That is one ugly dude. Definitely guilty.


6 posted on 01/29/2014 4:26:49 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: ptsal

Luckily none that I know of physically but they destroyed millions in property loss.

Of course arsonists like these ignore the fact they can kill and maim.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 4:27:33 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: digger48
My eyes were just harmed by seeing her picture. Eeeesh, that’s one ugly lib.

Eye bleach


8 posted on 01/29/2014 4:29:12 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: jazusamo

Rebecca Rubin is no different than the eco-Nazis at EPA.

The EPA is a seditious organization involved in eco-terrosism sanctioned by the chief Mau-mau terrorist, Buckwheat.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 4:31:44 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: MuttTheHoople

I CAN SEE AGAIN!!!!


10 posted on 01/29/2014 4:32:32 PM PST by digger48
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To: jazusamo

While in the joint she’ll take correspondence courses from some diploma mill, graduate with a PhD and upon release will be hired by a prestigious university. Her book will receive glowing reviews by the New York Times and she’ll receive a Pulitzer for it.


11 posted on 01/29/2014 4:38:24 PM PST by fso301
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To: jazusamo

Those wacky northwestern girls. Hey, isn’t Rachel Corrie Day coming up soon?


12 posted on 01/29/2014 4:41:10 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
HAHAHA..!!

Yep!!

13 posted on 01/29/2014 4:42:59 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Damn...!!!


14 posted on 01/29/2014 4:43:33 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

With a mug like that probably been eating a lot beaver and them rubbed off on her. ;)


15 posted on 01/29/2014 4:47:18 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: jazusamo

Nesmith! Where are you? The Monkees turned out to be responsible.

When the world and I were young,
Just yesterday.
Life was such a simple game,
A child could play.
It was easy then to tell right from wrong.
Easy then to tell weak from strong.
When a man should stand and fight,
Or just go along.

But today there is no day or night
Today there is no dark or light.
Today there is no black or white,
Only shades of gray.

I remember when the answers seemed so clear
We had never lived with doubt or tasted fear.
It was easy then to tell truth from lies
Selling out from compromise
Who to love and who to hate,
The foolish from the wise.

But today there is no day or night
Today there is no dark or light.
Today there is no black or white,
Only shades of gray.

[Instumental interlude]

It was easy then to know what was fair
When to keep and when to share.
How much to protect your heart
And how much to care.

But today there is no day or night
Today there is no dark or light.
Today there is no black or white,
Only shades of gray.
Only shades of gray.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 4:47:19 PM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: digger48
My eyes were just harmed by seeing her picture. Eeeesh, that’s one ugly lib.

So many extreme liberals have been saddled with more than their share of life's burdens. Physical problems, mental problems, emotional problems, lack of a loving family, lack of a father, abuse as children.

They grow up feeling angry, alienated, abnormal and left out. They latch onto some cult-like group that offers them a balm for their painful lives, and that's it. No bottom to how messed up they can get.

Of course, when they turn so hostile (murderous, sometimes) it makes it hard to really feel sorry for them.

Look at Rachel Maddow. Listen to Janice Ian's heartwrenching masterpiece At Seventeen. You can dismiss it as maudlin self-pity, but I can't really do so. There's something there. I can't do anything about it, but it's still there.

17 posted on 01/29/2014 4:47:57 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: fso301

I sure wouldn’t argue that with you, the precedent has been set already.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 4:48:06 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

The prosecutors and the journalists are going out of their way to not name the organization that paid for Rebecca to hide from law enforcement for 6 years...which is presumably the same organization that is paying to hide the two eco-terror masterminds to their 4 year arson spree.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 4:51:58 PM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

20 posted on 01/29/2014 4:57:27 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: MuttTheHoople

hubba hubba


21 posted on 01/29/2014 5:07:00 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jazusamo

“Rubin’s attorney argued for five years.”

That’s gonna be costly at 300$ an hour.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 5:12:04 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: jazusamo

Rebecca Rubin is now well on her way to becoming an esteemed full professor at the University of Chicago or the like, as well as presidential autobiography ghost writer. It would have helped her case if she had murdered a few innocent people along the way, though.


23 posted on 01/29/2014 5:17:49 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: sauropod

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24 posted on 01/29/2014 5:23:44 PM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: jazusamo

shocker, woman gets lighter sentence for being a woman who apologizes and puts on an act.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 6:12:13 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: catnipman
Rebecca Rubin is now well on her way to becoming an esteemed full professor at the University of Chicago or the like.

Why not? Angela Davis is. After all, her resume includes a stint on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list.

26 posted on 01/29/2014 6:13:27 PM PST by IronJack
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To: americas.best.days...
hose wacky northwestern girls. Hey, isn’t Rachel Corrie Day coming up soon?

That reminds me. I'm meeting friends for breakfast tomorrow at IHOP.

27 posted on 01/29/2014 8:52:04 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Thanks for the eyewash! Whew!


28 posted on 01/30/2014 12:55:14 AM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: jazusamo

Soon: guest lecturers at a University.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 9:49:28 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazusamo

I agree that the sentence is too light. But, thanks to the voters, her ilk is running the Government today, and it would not have surprised me if she had not been turned loose. So I suppose you take what you can get. From what I read sonsofbitches like her ruined the lives of a lot of people who were just trying to make a living. With any luck, she will run into some of their relatives when she is released and just disappear.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 10:15:40 PM PST by sport
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To: sport

Well said and you’re right on, in my view she’s wasting good air. It’s easy for a criminal to say they’re sorry when facing a long prison term but that does nothing to allay the harm they caused to honest hard working people.


31 posted on 01/31/2014 8:27:50 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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