Archive | June, 2010

Sheepskin Factory arson claimed by ALF

24 Jun

The $500,000 April 30th arson of the Sheepskin Factory store in Denver was claimed by an anonymous communique of the Animal Liberation Front on June 16th.

The arson at the Sheepskin Factory in Denver was done in defense and retaliation for all the innocent animals that have died cruelly at the hands of human oppressors. Be warned that making a living from the use and abuse of animals will not be tolerated. Also be warned that leather is every bit as evil as fur. As demonstrated in my recent arson against the Leather Factory in Salt Lake City. Go vegan!

ALF Lone Wolf”

Trinidad prisoner beats up guard

24 Jun

A Trinidad correctional officer was severely beaten by an inmate using his fists and shoes, shattering the officer’s face.

Duane Garcia, 52, was in fair condition Tuesday at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo two days after the beating in the Trinidad Correctional Facility’s recreational yard. At the time, the yard was filled with up to 300 inmates.

After the assault, Harold Martin, 41, who is serving an eight-year sentence for a burglary conviction in El Paso County, was sent to the highest-security state prison, Colorado State Penitentiary in Cañon City.

The attack was unusual for the Trinidad prison — categorized just above minimum security — where many offenders are nearing release, Garcia said. Martin was being housed there despite five previous fights, according to state records.

Reached by cellphone Tuesday, Garcia said he wrote Martin up for a rule violation Saturday, the day before the attack, when Martin sat in a prohibited area of the cafeteria.

Later that day he looked up Martin’s disciplinary record on a database and learned that the inmate had been disciplined seven or eight times at the prison in the past three months, seemingly without consequence.

“He shouldn’t have been there,” said Garcia, his voice muffled because of injuries to his jaw. “I guess it took this before his behavior got the attention it deserved.”

Katherine Sanguinetti, spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections, disputed Garcia’s characterization of Martin’s record. She said according to computer records, Martin was disciplined in 2005 and 2006 for five fights and other violations. He was disciplined again in 2008, she said.

He was paroled and fled to Arizona, where he was arrested on a drug charge in 2009 and sent to the Trinidad prison. Based on his infractions, he was in the appropriate prison, she said.

“This is one of those cases where we have to remind ourselves that even though it’s lower security, it’s still a prison,” she said.

Garcia, a career construction worker, said he got a job as a guard 1 1/2 years ago because of the economic downturn.

Garcia was one of only three correctional officers supervising a yard with hundreds of inmates when he was attacked. He had just stepped out of a gymnasium into the exercise yard when Martin punched him from behind and he fell, he said.

“He started kicking me in the face,” Garcia said.

Garcia’s jaw is nearly a half-inch out of alignment. His cheeks and eye sockets are crisscrossed with fractures.

Sanguinetti said a prosecutor will decide what charges to file against Martin.

ICE Facility Attacked in Loveland

14 Jun

 

Anonymous communique:

Over the weekend of the 15th of May, an ICE field office in Loveland, Colorado was attacked.  Every window and door was shattered, totaling around twelve panes in all.

The unmarked facility is one of many such hidden ICE buildings in the U.S. that attempt to operate in secrecy.  One tactic used by ICE to maintain this secrecy is to take people from their homes in the middle of the night to be “processed” before taken to privately-owned ICE prisons.

By operating in secrecy, ICE is able to maintain this particular sub-station within a shopping and residential district without revealing the repression used to create and sustain borders.

This action was taken in the climate typified by SB1070 in Arizona and local anti-immigrant sentiment.  However, the ICE office would have been targeted regardless of legislation.

Resistance and attacks against manifestations of borders, prison and power will continue as long as families are separated and people are imprisoned, deported, and harassed.

As others have said-

NO DEPORTATIONS!!! NO BORDERS!!

Solidarity means attack.