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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

ELF Goes to Prison [Politics]

A college student was sentenced to 8 years in jail for vandalizing SUVs, in the name of the Earth Liberation Front. His two ELF buddies, Tyler Johnson and Michie Oe, apparently fled the country, and are most likely hiding somewhere friendly to eco-terrorists, like Iceland or France.
From the Associate Press:
A Caltech graduate student convicted of helping to firebomb scores of sport utility vehicles was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay $3.5 million in restitution.

A federal judge Monday rejected William Jensen Cottrell's plea for leniency.

"There's no way I'd ever be involved in anything like this again," Cottrell said. "I won't ever even jaywalk again."

Cottrell, 24, was convicted in November of conspiracy to commit arson and seven counts of arson for an August 2003 vandalism spree that damaged and destroyed about 125 SUVs at dealerships and homes in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles.
The brat is lucky that no one was killed due to his firebombs--he could have found himself on death row.

1 comment:

The Angry Engineer said...

Burning something to protest its environmental impact seems a bit, uh, counterproductive.