Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's not what you do, it's who you know

A 55 year old temp at University of California, San Diego was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay over $10,000 in restitution for threatening to blow up buildings if research animals weren't released.

I particularly like this part of the email I received:
Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Mazza said Sills' sentence was on the low end of the agreed-upon federal sentencing guidelines because it did not appear he was affiliated with the Animal Liberation Front. "It (the bomb threat) was his form of expression against testing on animals," the prosecutor said.

Aside from the fact that this attorney apparently doesn't know that anyone can be part of ALF by saying so because there aren't any membership dues, thanks are due for acknowledging the political witch hunt aspect of the government's pursuit of "ecoterrorists".

Remember, kids, bomb threats are OK. It's those vegan potlucks you gotta watch out for.


Stephanie said...

Ahh, he is guilty of and sentenced for "making threats involving animal enterprises"--the good ol' Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act comes into play yet again.

Lisa J. said...

Ha! You should see how my "vegan potlucks" go down! LOL!!