remember, tuesday is soylent green day
When will we see the makers of Soylent Green get thrown behind bars? Because it's made of people!
AP, via Guardian Yoo Kay:
A New York man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for his part in arsons claimed by the radical Earth Liberation Front.
Daniel McGowan was among 10 people who have pleaded guilty for their parts in 20 arsons from 1996 through 2001 that caused $40 million in damage. Responsibility was claimed by a Eugene-based cell of the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front called The Family. Nine people have been sentenced so far.
McGowan pleaded guilty to conspiracy and arson in fires set at a lumber company office in January 2001, and at a tree farm in May 2001. He was also ordered to pay his share of $1.9 million in restitution.
Judge Ann Aiken told McGowan, the son of a New York City transit police officer, that he was a coward for donning a mask and setting fires to scare people rather than working positively to protect the environment.
Anybody that can recommend a piece or book or something that attempts some sort of answer as to why these hare-brained kids get branded terrorists in the eyes of the government would be mucho appreciatedo. I have my suspicions - that the terror frame comes out of the priorities of the resource-rich part of America west of the Mississippi, essentially a regional context applied to the prosecution and the sentencing - and hope to plumb those depths to some degree with some indie studies this fall, but right now that seems a little too simple, even for the earnest brand of simple mindedness this blog's known for...so whatchoo got?