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Environmentalist fights U.S. extradition
Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/27/05 | Jeremy Hainsworth - AP

Posted on 06/27/2005 7:56:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A radical environmentalist who is one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives told an extradition hearing Monday he was being unfairly targeted by the U.S. government and should be allowed to remain in Canada.

Tre Arrow, born Michael Scarpitti, is accused of taking part in the 2001 firebombings of logging and cement trucks in Oregon. The FBI also claims he is associated with the Earth Liberation Front, a group that has claimed responsibility for dozens of acts of destruction over the past few years.

"I am being targeted by the U.S. government and the FBI, not because I am guilty but because I have chosen to challenge the status quo," Arrow, and a Green Party candidate for Congress in 2000, said at his extradition hearing.

In order for an extradition to be ordered, the judge must find there is sufficient evidence to convict the accused on the same charges in Canada.

Prosecutor Rosellina Patillo said evidence from the federal prosecutor in Oregon indicates Arrow was among four conspirators involved in the bombings of a gravel company and a logging company between April and June of 2001. The evidence comes from statements of Arrow's three coconspirators who have pleaded guilty.

The suspects intended to firebomb a U.S. Forest Service office, but abandoned the idea after they found the security system was too tight, Patillo said.

Arrow is seeking refugee status in Canada, his lawyer said.

The 30-year-old Arrow - who says the trees told him to change his name - contends he would not get a fair trial in the United States because of the FBI's assertion that his alleged crimes are acts of terrorism.

He faces federal charges in Oregon of using fire to commit a felony, destroying vehicles used in interstate commerce and using incendiary devices in a crime of violence. He faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Oregon; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alf; arson; ecoterroist; elf; environmentalist; envirowhackos; extradition; fbi; fights; leftistagenda; radicalleft; scarpitti; trearrow; unitedstates

1 posted on 06/27/2005 7:56:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

[photo: fbi.gov]

2 posted on 06/27/2005 7:58:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

So do you think his cell mate in a federal prison will call him Tre or will they give him a new name?


3 posted on 06/27/2005 7:59:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I zot trolls for fun and profit.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Radical environmentalism: another "Religion of Peace."
4 posted on 06/27/2005 8:00:28 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Do something nice for a Gitmo detainee: buy him a pit bull, for his cell.)
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To: cripplecreek

Tre sounds gay. I wonder why he didn't call himself Tree.


5 posted on 06/27/2005 8:01:21 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Do something nice for a Gitmo detainee: buy him a pit bull, for his cell.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The 30-year-old Arrow - who says the trees told him to change his name...

and do ya still be seeing little GReen men following ya around then, too?


6 posted on 06/27/2005 8:01:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: cripplecreek

He's exactly what I think of when one says "child of the 90s". Or "alternative music".

That generation is sad. (I am technically a part of it.)


7 posted on 06/27/2005 8:03:36 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Paul Atreides

Headline should read "Terrorist Afraid of U.S. Prisons". He is not an environmentalist. He is a domestic terrorist.


8 posted on 06/27/2005 8:03:43 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage (It's the borders stupid! "ALLEN IN 08")
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey. It's Pauly Shore from MTV.


9 posted on 06/27/2005 8:03:48 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: NormsRevenge

Will the trees be offended, if I offer up to buy a new rope?


10 posted on 06/27/2005 8:04:24 PM PDT by Issaquahking (Senator Turbin Durbin is America's Al Quaida sleeper cell leader...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Come to daddy, little nutball.

We have a nice cell waiting, just for you.


11 posted on 06/27/2005 8:05:58 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Too bad he didn't flee to Aruba. Apparently it doesn't take much "proof" to get arrested there.


12 posted on 06/27/2005 8:11:12 PM PDT by GOP_Proud (...stumbling across Bill Bennett on the radio is like bumping into Socrates at Starbucks.-K.Parker)
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>> Monday he was being unfairly targeted by the U.S. government and should be allowed to remain in Canada.

What, all those predator drones tied up in Iraq...?

"targeted" would have a new meaning for this fag if I was on the joystick of one of those bad boys.

Let Canada have him, probably save us a bundle of cash in the end...

Shoot him on sight if he steps south of 45 degrees south. save the earth, feed the worms.

Maybe Hamas or Hezbollah can use him in Montreal.
13 posted on 06/27/2005 8:15:15 PM PDT by mmercier (all God's creatures)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if he got this nuts from grade school, or high school. Probably excelled in environmental class.


14 posted on 06/27/2005 8:18:09 PM PDT by Bossy Gillis
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To: Reactionary

I thought it was Daniel Stern.


15 posted on 06/27/2005 8:22:15 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Do something nice for a Gitmo detainee: buy him a pit bull, for his cell.)
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To: NormsRevenge






16 posted on 06/27/2005 8:23:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: NormsRevenge

Hello to all your beautiful people!

Thank you immensely for your continued support of love and energy. The walls here at the North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre confine my body, but not my mind, heart or my soul...

I receive the love, light and energy for Grandmother Moon and Grandfather Sun. My skin is blessed with their rays. My heart is filled with joy and gratitude when I receive the love and support pouring in from countless folks around the world, including you folks reading my message. My spirits sore to the ends of the earth and travels at night in my dreams to visit my loved ones. The powers that be may try to stop me, silence me or kill me, but the truth will always remain; the atrocity committed against Earth Mother, humanity and our non-humyn animal friends is unacceptable and unnecessary. The more we challenge the dominate culture, the more peaceful direct action we take, the less we consume, the more we dance, the less we work, the more we play, the less we operate out of fear, the more we dare to be honey and love, the less time we spend in the city, the more we surround ourselves in nature, the less TV we watch, the more books we read, the more we share, the less we divide ourselves, the more we communicated and live co-operative, the less dependent we are on corporate paradigm, the healthy and happier we will all be!


http://www3.telus.net/public/trearrow/messages.html


17 posted on 06/27/2005 8:27:06 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: cripplecreek

Baby Cakes


18 posted on 06/27/2005 8:28:06 PM PDT by metesky (This land was your land, this land is MY land; I bought the rights from a town selectman!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I am being targeted by the U.S. government and the FBI, not because I am guilty but because I have chosen to challenge the status quo," Arrow, and a Green Party candidate for Congress in 2000, said at his extradition hearing.

In order for an extradition to be ordered, the judge must find there is sufficient evidence to convict the accused on the same charges in Canada.

Prosecutor Rosellina Patillo said evidence from the federal prosecutor in Oregon indicates Arrow was among four conspirators involved in the bombings of a gravel company and a logging company between April and June of 2001. The evidence comes from statements of Arrow's three co conspirators who have pleaded guilty.

The suspects intended to firebomb a U.S. Forest Service office, but abandoned the idea after they found the security system was too tight, Patillo said.

Since Canadian law of evidence is the test for extradition I'm betting he will be granted asylum. Conspiracy laws in Canada require a higher burden of proof than the confessions of co-conspiritors. Plus if the FBI refused to release confidential information the case will be dropped.

The case in now being examined by a refugee tribunal.

He will be able to appeal and since no life was lost he will probably win.
19 posted on 06/27/2005 8:37:51 PM PDT by beaver fever
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To: kcvl

Holy cow, it would make me feel better to see that freak off the streets.


20 posted on 06/27/2005 8:41:14 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: NormsRevenge

I have no sympathy for eco-morons who destroy property. Don't drop the soap in the shower Tre-e ....


21 posted on 06/27/2005 8:41:40 PM PDT by John Lenin (Liberalism: Where defeat is victory)
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To: Grampa Dave

Nutball Michael Scarpitti FYI PING


22 posted on 06/27/2005 8:45:25 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey Mike Scar Pit, what kind of drugs you on? Tell me so I'll avoid them at all costs. ....I used to live down the street from a fellow who was involved in the Seattle riots a few years ago. He complained to me he was tear-gassed and sent to jail for a week where he only got bologna sandwiches to eat. He complained, "I'm a vegetarian, I don't eat bologna, I don't believe in killing animals. I had to throw out the meat and just eat the bread."


23 posted on 06/27/2005 8:57:04 PM PDT by graycamel
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To: NormsRevenge

He looks more like a retarded Michael Scarpitti than he does a retarded Tre Arrow.


24 posted on 06/27/2005 9:16:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: kcvl

Wow. He really cleared things up there.

Another fine failure of the union controlled educational system to teach to the pride and dignity of American traditions.


25 posted on 06/28/2005 4:42:55 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: bill1952

Do you mean you haven't met Grandmother Moon and Grandfather Sun?! Shame on you! lol!


26 posted on 06/28/2005 4:52:03 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: B Knotts

How long has Canada had this Green Jihadist Terrorist?


27 posted on 06/28/2005 5:34:25 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: kcvl

He kind of looks like Serial Killer Ted Bundy!


28 posted on 06/28/2005 5:47:17 AM PDT by albee (A paranoid schizophrenic is somebody who just found out what is going on.)
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To: Reactionary

I'm thinking O'Neal from the Movie Platoon.


29 posted on 06/28/2005 5:53:24 AM PDT by Bear_Slayer (DOC - 81mm Mortars, Wpns Co. 2/3 KMCAS 86-89)
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To: Grampa Dave

You may recall him getting picked up for shoplifting at Canadian Tire a while back. That was March 15, 2004, and we're still waiting.


30 posted on 06/28/2005 6:15:45 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: B Knotts

I knew that he was arrested last year. I didn't remember that it was in March.

Good let the Canadians keep him. He can't start fires and organize them in Canada. Also, the pro jihadist Canadian government will have the expenses of holding him.


31 posted on 06/28/2005 6:17:35 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"The 30-year-old Arrow - who says the trees told him to change his name"

lol, Environmentalists are usually mentally defective. They need to be removed from the gene pool for the health of the planet;o)
32 posted on 06/28/2005 6:44:40 AM PDT by monday
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To: Grampa Dave

Unfortunately, I rather doubt that the Canadians are holding him in custody.


33 posted on 06/28/2005 7:03:51 AM PDT by B Knotts
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