Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The bastard children of Derrick and Ward

The Feds are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of four eco-terrorists accused of, among many other crimes, the 1998 firebombing at Vail Ski Resort. The News:
The four are believed to be members of a radical environmental group known as "The Family" that is blamed [yeah, blamed] for a series of arson attacks, vandalism and other crimes in Oregon, Washington, California, Wyoming and Colorado from 1996-2001.

They are Josephine Sunshine Overaker, Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, Justin Franchi Solondz and Rebecca Rubin, and are believed to be living outside the United States.
Ah, diversity.
The 1998 firebombing at Vail ski resort is considered one of the most devastating ecoterrorism attacks in U.S. history.

The group also is suspected in a 2001 ecoterror arson of the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle.
At least the Rocky doesn't cavil at using that word.
The incidents were among at least 25 criminal actions by members of the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front that caused more than $80 million in damages, officials said. . . .

A total of 17 people have been indicted on ecoterrorism charges related to actions by the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front, Ward said. Thirteen have been convicted.

The FBI said Solondz, 29, may be in Canada, Europe or Asia; Dibee, 31, in Syria; and Rubin, 35, in Canada.
"Sunshine" Overaker may be in Canada too.

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