Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Arsonist Gets Time

Michigan State arsonist sentenced to 9 years
By JAMES PRICHARD – 1 day ago

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A former environmental activist who committed arson at Michigan State University has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison.

Frank Ambrose told a federal judge on Monday he is sorry.

Ambrose had pleaded guilty to conspiring to set a fire and explosion that caused more than $1 million in damage at the university's Agriculture Hall on New Year's Eve 1999. It was a protest against genetically modified crops in the name of a radical group, the Earth Liberation Front.
Ambrose later became an undercover informant in investigations of eco-terrorism.

U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney also sentenced Ambrose to a lifetime of supervisory release after he gets out of prison. Link

Several years ago I believe radical groups like Earth Liberation Front and it’s sister organization Animal Liberation Front thought they were invincible. Since they are shadow organizations, they figured they couldn’t be caught and convicted of the crimes they were committing. Stories like this should put them on notice that our society is not going to tolerate their heinous acts of terrorism. The FBI has declared these groups two of our top domestic terrorist threats and they are going to do everything in their power to catch and convict these criminals.


Unknown said...

Thank you for blogging about this. My wife works in Agriculture Hall at Michigan State University and "the fire" still echos in its hallways today. We in agriculture, who truly feed the world, need to learn to utilize the net-roots, as our opponents adeptly do, to counter terrorist fanatics like ELF. I am including a story that Marie Mason, one of the MSU arsonists, wrote describing her ordeal. I find it fascinating and disturbing that she describes her arrest in the way she does. Weird. Anyway, keep up the good work.

Bird of Paradise said...

He said he is sorry but he decided to commit a crime without consitering the consiquinces and now he should pay the price for his crinimal act and anyone who would consiter him some kind of hero should be ashamed