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  • Black Lives Matter' hits Fraternal Order of Police

    03/14/2018 6:09:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 3/13/2018 | unknown
    Officers from the Asheville Police Department are investigating an incident at the local chapter of the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police after a vandal damaged property and spray-painted the words “Black Lives Matter” on its building early Monday. Police spokesperson Christina Hallingse said the incident took place at about 4 a.m. Monday at the FOP lodge at 18 Piney Park Road. The suspect, a male, painted the words on the building, referencing the international activist movement, in addition to damaging an on-site security camera and smashing the windows out of an FOP van, Hallingse said.
  • Krauthammer on young D.C. protester named Carter: ‘It’s got a whiff of ISIS to it’

    01/20/2017 5:25:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    Dr. Rich Swier ^ | 1/20/2017 | Dr. Rich Swier
    Krauthammer on young D.C. protester named Carter: ‘It’s got a whiff of ISIS to it’ After watching the President-elect and his family at the Make America Great Again concert at the Lincoln Memorial I was ready to switch channels and enjoy the moment. Then I tuned in to the Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. Tucker had one of his colleagues reporter Griff Jenkins at the site of a small protest in front of the National Press Club where Trump supporters were hosting the Deplorables Ball (see video below). Here is the conversation between Jenkins and a young boy named...
  • Fortune Mag Puts Two Ferguson Riot Inciters On Their ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ List

    In a list that included Pope Francis and tech billionaires, two Ferguson protesters were lauded as among the 50 “greatest leaders,” by Fortune magazine. Fortune described the people who made the list as “extraordinary men and women” who are “transforming business, government, philanthropy, and so much more.” If by transforming businesses, Fortune means looting and burning them, no argument here. Deray McKesson and Johnetta Elzie helped whip up the Ferguson mobs that terrorized the city in service of a lie. Not that Fortune would tell readers that
  • Carmel Mountains Inferno Update

    12/04/2010 7:35:20 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 16 replies · 1+ views
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | December 4, 2010 | Ari Bussel & Norma Zager
    The Prime Minister’s Update Following are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks earlier this evening (Saturday), 4.12.10, at the Haifa University forward command center: "As soon as the fire broke out, I set two goals: First, saving lives, and second, extinguishing the fire, which effectively means aerial efforts with international cooperation. The work on the ground is the responsibility of Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, Israel Police Inspector-General Dudi Cohen and the Fire and Rescue Service, with the assistance of the IDF, MDA and all the bodies that are represented here. First of all, I would like to say that this...
  • German synagogue attacked by arsonists

    05/17/2010 1:29:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 374+ views ^ | 5/17/10 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
    BERLIN - A synagogue in the German city of Worms was attacked by arsonists on Monday. The attackers left a note linking their torching of the synagogue with the Israel-Palestinian conflict, according to a report in the regional paper Wiesebadner Kurier. German police found eight copies of a note written in “awkward” German, claiming responsibility for setting the place blaze. “So long as you do not give the Palestinians peace, we are not going to give you peace,” stated the note.
  • Criminals fire mortar round, local market burns down

    05/16/2008 6:24:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 171+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq – Special Groups criminals fired an 82 mm mortar at a Coalition force base that missed its target and landed near a market in the Karadah security district of Baghdad at 11:32 p.m. May 13. Approximately 30 minutes after the initial attack, the market near the impact of the criminal’s attack burned down. It is not known at this time if the incidents are related; however, Coalition force officials from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), are investigating an Iraqi National Police report attributing the cause of the fire to faulty electrical wiring...
  • Kabul radio station burned for being un-Islamic

    03/28/2008 6:26:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 6 replies · 461+ views
    msnbc ^ | 3-28-08
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Arsonists set fire Friday to a radio station near Kabul accused of being un-Islamic, and two poppy eradication policemen were killed in Afghanistan's southwest, officials said. Four gunmen broke into the offices of Radio Zafar before dawn, tied up two security guards and then set the station's equipment ablaze, said Paghman district police chief Abdul Razaq. The station's director, Najibullah Nassir, said militants have accused Radio Zafar of being morally corrupt and un-Islamic. Its programming includes shows on Islam, sports, news and music.
  • Animal-rights group admits vandalizing scientist's home (OR)

    12/07/2007 4:27:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies · 171+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | December 7, 2007 | Bryan Denson
    Animal-rights saboteurs have claimed responsibility for vandalizing the Portland home of a research scientist who uses monkeys to study the causes of premature birth in humans. In a communique obtained by The Oregonian today, the Animal Liberation Front acknowledged striking two autos owned by Dr. Miles Novy with spray-paint graffiti and paint stripper. "Novy's reproductive research on primates has resulted in this senseless torture of one of natures most magnificant creatures," ALF saboteurs wrote in a message sent to the Animal Liberation Press Office. "This blatant disregard for the earth, animals and it's resources shall not go unseen by the...
  • Eco-arsonists protest comparison to KKK ( 10 Eco-Terrorists )

    05/16/2007 8:27:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,917+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2007 | Jeff Barnard
    Defense attorneys expressed outrage Tuesday when federal prosecutors compared 10 Earth Liberation Front arsonists who are awaiting sentencing to Ku Klux Klan arsonists. The six men and four women, branded eco-terrorists, have pleaded guilty to charges related to 20 fires set in five Western states from 1996 to 2001 that caused $40 million of damage. Targets included the Vail ski resort, wild horse corrals, National Forest ranger stations, meat packing plants, research laboratories, lumber company offices and a tree farm. The 10 are to be sentenced starting next week. Federal prosecutors asked Judge Ann Aiken that a so-called terrorism enhancement...
  • Arsonists, yes. But are they terrorists?

    05/15/2007 9:56:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 722+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/07 | Jeff Barnard - ap
    EUGENE, Ore. - Their guilt isn't in question. The six men and four women already admitted being involved in a series of arson fires that did $40 million in damage to research facilities, a ski resort and other businesses in the West. But are they terrorists as the government says? A federal judge was set to hear arguments Tuesday on a motion by the government to add a so-called terrorism enhancement to their sentences. Prosecutors want Judge Ann Aiken to declare the group terrorists — something defense attorneys argue has never happened in 1,200 arsons nationwide claimed by Earth Liberation...
  • Insurgents set fire to homes in Iraq

    03/11/2007 11:06:10 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 657+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 12 2007 | Damien Cave
    Sunni militants burned homes in an ethnically mixed city northeast of Baghdad on Saturday and Sunday, forcing dozens of families to flee and raising the specter of a new intimidation tactic in Iraq's evolving civil war, Iraqi officials and witnesses said. A security official in Diyala province said at least 30 houses were completely burned, including occupied and abandoned buildings, though a Sunni Arab politician from the area said that only six houses were destroyed. Some witnesses said as many as 100 houses were set on fire. Victims from both sects blamed the Islamic State of Iraq, an umbrella organization...
  • 2 Get 5 Years for Fatal Seton Hall Fire

    01/26/2007 1:43:43 PM PST · by Palladin · 21 replies · 700+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan.26, 2007 | JEFFREY GOLD
    NEWARK, N.J. - Two former roommates who set a dormitory fire that killed three students at Seton Hall University were sentenced Friday to five years in prison. A plea bargain spared Joseph T. LePore and Sean Ryan, both 26, from facing more than 30 years in prison if they had been convicted in a trial. They could be eligible for parole in 16 months. LePore and Ryan, who said the fire seven years ago resulted from "a prank that got out of hand," apologized to the victims' families. "There's nothing I can really say to take away your pain," LePore...
  • Activists' passion turns to violence

    10/23/2006 10:49:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies · 1,741+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 10/18/2006 | PHUONG CAT LE
    Jennifer Kolar and Lacey Phillabaum seem unlikely criminals. Well-educated young women passionate about environmental causes, they share a love of the outdoors and similar backgrounds. Both grew up in Spokane and attended the same public high school. Those who know Phillabaum call her bright, outspoken, sometimes in-your-face but never dull. She was a skilled debater in high school and college and once worked for a well-regarded non-profit that promotes sustainable agriculture. Kolar Kolar studied under one of the nation's top atmospheric scientists while pursuing a doctoral degree and had the makings of a good scientist, her adviser said, but her...
  • Trio Indicted on Federal Charges in Alabama Church Fires

    03/29/2006 1:55:04 PM PST · by Eternal Sea · 16 replies · 694+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 03-29-06 | Jay Reeves
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal grand jury indicted three college students Wednesday in a series of nine church fires that plagued rural Alabama last month, accusing them of conspiracy and arson. The three, who were arrested earlier this month after an investigation by dozens of local, state and federal authorities, also face state charges. And prosecutors say still more counts could be added once county grand juries hear the cases. "Churches are important centers, especially in our rural communities, so these acts of heartless criminal destruction strike at the heart of these rural communities," U.S. Attorney Alice H. Martin said...
  • Two more held in arson at tree farm(eco-terrorists ranks being thinned)

    02/23/2006 5:56:05 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 28 replies · 1,440+ views ^ | 2/23/2006, 3:33 p.m. PT | unattributed
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Eugene on Thursday indicted two more people in the 2001 arson at a Clatskanie tree farm, court officials said, bringing the number charged in the case to six. In all 14 people are charged in what government prosecutors describe as an arson conspiracy across several Western states over five years. Nathan Frazer Block, 24, and Joyanna L. Zacher, 28, were arrested Thursday in Olympia, Wash., after the 14-count indictments were handed up. Advertisement Government attorneys will seek their return to Eugene to face trial, said Karin Immergut, U.S. Attorney for Oregon....
  • Danish Embassy in Damascus, Syria set on fire

    02/04/2006 7:08:40 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 426 replies · 17,816+ views
    Breaking on CNN..Danish Embassy set on fire by Cartoon protesters
  • Vail arson suspects indicted in fed crackdown

    01/20/2006 9:29:26 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies · 1,430+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 20, 2006
    The arrests could begin to close the book on one of Colorado’s enduring mysteries. At the time, the Vail firebombing was considered the costliest act of eco-terrorism in the country, causing $12 million in damage, destroying the Two Elk Lodge, a mountaintop restaurant, among other structures. "The indictment tells a story of four-and-a-half years of arson, vandalism, violence and destruction claimed to have been executed on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front or Earth Liberation Front, extremist movements known to support acts of domestic terrorism," Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said at a news conference today. Appearing with Gonzales, FBI Director...
  • Manager makes ecoterrorism target his home

    01/01/2006 9:01:05 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 753+ views
    Aspen Times...Vail ^ | January 1, 2006 | Edward Stoner
    Arrangement part of security since Vail arson Giant picture windows set among rough-hewn timbers. Sweeping views of the Gore Range and Mount of the Holy Cross. And ski-in, ski-out access - to China Bowl. Wooldridge lives year round at...Two Elk Lodge restaurant, where he is the general manager. The building is at the top of Vail Mountain, 11,220 feet above sea level... He moved into the new lodge in 1999 when it reopened following the arsons that destroyed it a year earlier. Having a full-time resident at Two Elk was part of increased security measures after the October 1998 arsons...
  • Some French Regions Ban Gasoline Sales ( Those Youths, again )

    12/24/2005 12:23:41 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 537+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 24, 2005 | Associated Press
    During the holidays to prevent a flare-up of violence like the recent riots when youths used homemade gasoline bombs to set fire to cars and buildings in nightly rampages. The distribution, sale and purchase of small quantities of petrol in carrying cans are banned in the Yvelines department, west of Paris, from Saturday until Jan. 2, the local government office said in a decree. Several other regions have taken similar measures. "The period of year-end celebrations is liable to lead once more to such excesses," ... Gas stations with automated pumps will have to take adequate measures to ensure the...
  • Ecoterror Suspect Commits Suicide in Jail

    12/22/2005 8:17:09 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 108 replies · 2,803+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 22, 7:33 PM EST | AP
    PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona bookstore owner charged in the firebombing of a government wildlife lab in Washington committed suicide in his jail cell Thursday, officials said. William C. Rodgers, 40, of Prescott, Ariz., suffocated after placing a plastic bag over his head while in a one-person cell in Flagstaff, the Coconino County medical examiner said. Rodgers was one of six people arrested earlier this month in connection with ecoterror attacks in Oregon and Washington in recent years. He was accused of setting fire to the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services facility in Olympia, Wash., in 1998....