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  • #46
    Another ELF job(s)

    http://www.insidebaltimore.com/news/...ires0623.shtml

    Some more of ELF's handiwork?

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    • #47
      Perhaps those of you who believe that this is some organized group like the Auto Club, check this link and find out how they operate and why they are so hard to identify. You will particularly note why it is ludicrous to state they are "based in Pennsylvania". Pay close attention to the words explaining what happens if someone is injured during an "action".

      http://www.earthliberationfront.com/library/elf_faq.pdf
      PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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      • #48
        I read the link Geoprge provided....all I can say is...
        Wow..these people are definetley Foxtrot Union Charlie Kilo Echo Delta!!!
        ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
        Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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        • #49
          Wow! Left me speechless.
          "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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          • #50
            8/18

            SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Earth Liberation Front suggested that a $50
            million fire that destroyed an apartment complex under construction
            in San Diego two weeks ago was targeting "rampant urban
            development."
            The Aug. 3 arson on San Diego's fast-growing northern edge was
            said to be the costliest action ever by the ELF, an underground
            group that since 1996 has claimed responsibility for arson attacks
            against commercial entities that members say threaten or damage the
            environment.
            The group's North American press office addressed the fire for
            the first time in an e-mail sent in response to queries by The
            Associated Press and other news organizations. However, the ELF,
            which communicates with the news media by e-mail, said it had not
            received a communique from the persons responsible and their
            motives remained uncertain.
            "From best analysis, this action was meant to target rampant
            urban development, and make a statement against future area
            development," the e-mail stated, "but beyond that we can not
            speculate why this building in particular was chosen, or why San
            Diego as a city was chosen."
            No one was injured in the three-alarm blaze.
            The ELF's press office said a banner left at the scene was a
            legitimate claim of responsibility. The 12-foot banner read, "If
            you build it, we will burn it" with the initials E.L.F. A
            statement issued shortly after the fire had made the same claim.
            San Diego Fire Capt. Jeffrey A. Carle declined to say whether
            the department's investigation had determined whether the ELF was
            responsible for the fire. He added that the banner found at the
            scene remained an excellent piece of evidence.
            Carle did say, however, that the ELF was a publicity-minded
            group.
            "They're willing to claim things they may not even be
            responsible for," Carle said.
            An article about the San Diego arson was recently posted to the
            ELF's Web site, which also includes detailed instructions on
            setting fires.
            The site is registered to an animal rights activist in
            Vancouver, British Columbia, who spent more than a year in jail for
            stealing 29 cats from a laboratory at the University of Alberta in
            1992. The e-mail received Monday was sent from a Vancouver activist
            site.
            "We have no idea where the ELF will strike next, or where there
            are persons currently operating as ELF activists," the e-mail
            stated.

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            • #51
              Usually, guys like these can only be stopped by infiltration of their groups by law enforcement or informers and the passage and enforcement of special laws that can really put the hurt on them, such as was done in the past to curtail the KKK and the mob.
              Member IACOJ

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              • #52
                I have failed with my words to get people to understand that this type of group is NOT LIKE THE KKK! Here are the words dirctly from the ELF.
                The ELF is organized into autonomous cells which operate
                independently and anonymously from one another and the
                general public. The group does not contain a hierarchy or any
                sort of leadership.


                There is no organization, so there is no one to target. Their members don't march down the street. They operate in a cowardice manner in the dead and darkness of night. They don't have the guts to state their views publicly and exercise their God-given right to peacefully assemble. They use clandestine, guerilla tactics to achieve their objective. The end justifies the means.

                These people are losers. They are the same losers you see promoting violence in every other anarchist appeasement movement, such as the protects against the World Bank and the WMF. They are also closely aligned with people from the Animal Liberation Front.

                Unfortunately, law enforcement is not able to target these people on a large scale basis becuase of their lack of a hierarchy and meeting place. The group can only be targetted on a local level, for the most part. Their have been a few federal prosecutions of some of the more visible sympathizers. But by and large, this is a group of cowardly street thugs.
                PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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                • #53
                  I never stated that the "E.L.F." was exactly like the KKK. However, they also had small groups of violent, murderous thugs at the core of their organization. These guys handled the dirty work of lynching, bombings, and burnings, as well as other acts of stupidity, all the while protected by the main body of the KKK. They originally operated within a cloak of secrecy, wearing masks anytime they were in public. This continued until laws were passed forbidding the concealment of one's face in public. It took a federal effort on the behalf of President Johnson to get the FBI inside the KKK and weed out the murderers and charge them with federal offenses, because the state and local judicial system was a joke. The utilizaton of informers was also very instrumental in apprehending the worst of this lot. I do agree, however, that it would be a tough job to infiltrate the E.L.F., due to their small numbers and their scattered acts of violence. If infiltrated and convictions result, the book ought to be thrown hard at these jokers. I was especially infuriated when I read their statement that if anyone was ever hurt by their acts of stupidity, it was automatically considered NOT an E.L.F. act by the E.L.F. "press", even if it had started out that way. How convenient. If these people are worried about "urban sprawl", someone should drop them out in the middle of Siberia and let them walk home. I'll wager they'd be damn glad to see that ol' urban sprawl.
                  Last edited by ThNozzleman; 08-20-2003, 12:05 PM.
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                  • #54
                    Has ELF struck again?

                    MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) - Arson is suspected in a fire that
                    destroyed four homes under construction and caused an estimated $1
                    million in damage, investigators said Tuesday.
                    All possible accidental causes have been ruled out in the Oct.
                    13 fire that was reported shortly before midnight in this Twin
                    Cities suburb, authorities said.
                    One firefighter suffered a minor injury battling the blaze.
                    The State Fire Marshal's Office, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol,
                    Tobacco and Firearms and local authorities are investigating the
                    fire.
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                    • #55
                      ELF again.....

                      MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A radical environmental group that
                      opposes urban sprawl has claimed responsibility for damage done to
                      heavy equipment at a Wal-Mart construction site.
                      The Earth Liberation Front issued a statement Tuesday claiming
                      that its members had sabotaged more than a dozen pieces of
                      machinery by pouring sand in fuel tanks, slashing tires, and
                      cutting engine hoses.
                      The statement was e-mailed to The Associated Press by the ELF
                      Press Office, which forwards updates on the group's activities to
                      the media.
                      Police in Martinsville, about 20 miles south of Indianapolis,
                      said vandals Friday also spray-painted graffiti on some of the
                      vehicles, including the phrase "Stop Development."
                      The ELF has done more than $100 million damage since it split
                      off from the radical environmental group Earth First! and surfaced
                      in the United States five years ago.
                      Recently, the group has claimed responsibility for a string of
                      suburban arsons and fire-bombings of Hummer sport-utility vehicles
                      at car dealerships in California.
                      ELF was suspected in arsons of homes under construction in the
                      Bloomington area in 2000 and 2002.

                      (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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                      • #56
                        Ecoterrorist Group Claims Responsibility for Indiana Walmart Vandalism (10/29/2003)

                        An ecoterrorism group with a history of costly vandalism nationwide is claiming responsibility for damage at the construction site of a Super Wal-Mart store at Martinsville.

                        Police Chief Frans Hollanders said today that the incident is still under investigation and that he will compare notes with the FBI, which has investigated the group's activities across the country.

                        "I'd have to say that at this point, we have more questions than we have answers," the Hollanders said.

                        The Earth Liberation Front issued a statement on Tuesday claiming its members caused the sabotage last week. The site is along Ind. 37, the main road to Bloomington -- a center of ELF activities.

                        Hollanders confirmed ELF's claims that more than a dozen pieces of machinery were damaged by slashing tires, smashing windows, cutting engine and hydraulic hoses and pouring sand into fuel tanks.

                        He estimated the damage will cost "tens of thousands of dollars to repair."

                        "This could be the work of environmental terrorists, but if it is a protest, it is a childish and dangerous way," the chief said.

                        The police chief said the extent of the damage at the Wal-Mart site could raise the potential changes to a felony, if anyone is arrested.

                        Mike Sorensen, project manager for the RH Marlin construction company, said nearly every window was smashed on about 30 vehicles on the site.

                        "It appears they came organized" to have caused so much damage without being detected, Sorensen said.

                        Police said many vehicles were marked with spray paint with sayings such as "Stop the Wal-Mart empire."

                        Hollanders said the damage was done after dark Thursday night and it was discovered Friday morning.

                        Sorensen said the construction work was only delayed about two days. The Wal-Mart is due to open in the spring.

                        The claim of responsibility for the damage was emailed to the Associated Press by the ELF Press Office, which anonymously distributes updates on the loosely organized group's activities.

                        ELF has claimed more than $100 million in property damage in the country in the past five years.

                        Among its stated purposes for the sabotage and vandalism is to oppose development, particularly suburban sprawl. The ELF's web site says one of its guidelines is "to inflict economic damage on those profiting from the destruction and exploitation of the natural environment."

                        In Indiana, ELF claimed responsibility for a 2000 arson fire that destroyed a $500,000 house near Bloomington. ELF slogans were spray painted at the site.

                        Another luxury home under construction near Bloomington was set on fire and destroyed last year.

                        There have been incidents of tree-spiking in the Morgan-Monroe Forest, where environmental protesters are suspected of driving nails into trees slated for harvest in an attempt to damage loggers' equipment.

                        Logger Perry Cruse of Martinsville suffered about $50,000 in losses in 2000 when some of his machinery was vandalized with cut hoses, sand in the fuel tanks and smashed windows while it was parked at an authorized work site in the Morgan-Monroe forest.

                        He was slightly surprised today to hear of further acts of sabotage in the area.

                        "They've laid kind of low since they damaged my equipment because there is new legislation that classifies them as domestic terrorists," he said.

                        This month, U.S. Rep. Chris Chocola, R-Ind., introduced a bill that would provide strict, federal penalties for ecoterrorism. It would make environmental terrorism punishable by up to life in prison if someone is killed, up to 10 years if someone is injured and up to 5 years in prison for property damage.
                        PROUD, HONORED AND HUMBLED RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HYDRANT AWARD - 10/2007.

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                        • #57
                          RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Three men have pleaded guilty to
                          vandalizing more than 25 sport utility vehicles, construction
                          equipment and building sites on behalf of a radical environmental
                          group, a federal prosecutor said Monday.
                          Aaron Linas, Adam Blackwell and John Wade admitted in plea deals
                          to conspiring to damage and destroy property in Richmond's western
                          suburbs between July and October 2002, U.S. Attorney Paul McNulty
                          said.
                          Blackwell, 20, Linas and Wade, both 18, were students at Henrico
                          County's Freeman High School at the time of the crimes. They
                          belonged to the school's Friends of Earth Club, but became
                          dissatisfied with mainstream environmental action. They adopted
                          tactics advocated by the Earth Liberation Front, which calls for
                          illegal activities such as vandalism or arson to inflict economic
                          damage, McNulty said.
                          "This behavior is dangerous to human life," McNulty said at a
                          news conference. "It is putting people at risk through the
                          destruction of property."
                          The three are accused of vandalizing construction equipment
                          being used to build the Short Pump Town Center mall by lighting
                          kerosene-soaked wicks stuffed into fuel-tank openings. They also
                          defaced 25 SUVs at a car dealership and several more at private
                          homes with glass-etching solution and similarly vandalized three
                          fast-food restaurants.
                          They scrawled ELF-related graffiti at most of the vandalized
                          property, and left notes on SUVs and at construction sites that
                          excoriated the victims for degrading the environment and
                          contributing to suburban sprawl.
                          Prosecutors and FBI officials declined to disclose how the three
                          were caught.
                          Each defendant faces up to five years in prison when sentenced
                          in April. Under the agreement, the men also owe more than $200,000
                          in restitution.
                          The students "never gave thought to the repercussions of their
                          acts," said Wade's lawyer, Murray J. Janus. "They were
                          idealistically involved in the cause for the environment."
                          "I certainly don't like the trend of federalizing such
                          crimes," added Matthew P. Geary, a lawyer for Linas. And equating
                          his client's actions to a form of terrorism," he said, is
                          "inappropriate when you're talking about three kids who have never
                          been in trouble before."
                          Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Hood said that ELF didn't direct
                          the students to commit the vandalism, but the group's Web sites
                          claim credit for the acts.
                          ELF is responsible for hundreds of cases of ecoterrorism around
                          the country, ranging from spray-painting and breaking windows to
                          firebombing and burning buildings according to the FBI.
                          One especially destructive attack was a $12 million blaze at a
                          Vail, Colo., ski resort in 1998.
                          "It's a slippery slope from minor acts of civil disobedience"
                          to putting people in harm's way, said Don Thompson, agent in charge
                          of the FBI's Richmond office.

                          (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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                          • #58
                            The students "never gave thought to the repercussions of their
                            acts," said Wade's lawyer, Murray J. Janus. "They were
                            idealistically involved in the cause for the environment."
                            "I certainly don't like the trend of federalizing such
                            crimes," added Matthew P. Geary, a lawyer for Linas. And equating
                            his client's actions to a form of terrorism," he said, is
                            "inappropriate when you're talking about three kids who have never
                            been in trouble before."
                            Typical laywerspeak, typical bullscat!

                            Enjoy your time in the big house, boys... and enjoy flipping burgers for life to pay your restitution!
                            ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                            Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                            • #59
                              equating his client's actions to a form of terrorism is inappropriate
                              Walks like a duck, talks like a duck...

                              I agree with the Captain completely!

                              Hope they don't drop the soap.

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                              • #60
                                ELF claims responsibility

                                SANTA FE (AP) - The radical environmental group Earth Liberation
                                Front claims its members caused thousands of dollars in damage at a
                                Santa Fe Land Rover dealership and to U.S. Forest Service equipment
                                in the Jemez Mountains.
                                The environmental group released a list this week claiming
                                responsibility for 75 illegal acts. Among them are the Sept. 5
                                vandalism of 12 sport-utility vehicles in Santa Fe and an Oct. 8
                                incident in which U.S. Forest Service construction equipment was
                                vandalized in the Jemez Mountains.
                                In Maine, the group claims responsibility for puncturing the
                                tires of eight Boise Cascade delivery trucks and two trailers,
                                gluing their doors shut, and spray-painting a building in Portland
                                in October.
                                Employees at Land Rover Santa Fe arrived at work in September to
                                find one third of the company's inventory of SUVs had been
                                spray-painted with many words, including each of the seven deadly
                                sins and ELF.
                                Santa Fe police haven't identified a suspect in the vandalism,
                                according to deputy police chief Eric Johnson.
                                The FBI, which has identified Earth Liberation Front as its No.
                                1 domestic-terrorism priority, is offering up to $20,000 for
                                information leading to the arrest and conviction of those
                                responsible for the vandalism at the Land Rover dealership. The ELF
                                report, titled Underground Direct Action Totals for 2003, posted on
                                the group's Web site, claims responsibility for acts across the
                                nation.
                                "The Earth Liberation Front alone caused upward of $55 million
                                dollars in damages in a series of anti-development and
                                SUV-dealership attacks that captured headlines across North
                                America," according to the report.
                                The group focused on logging operations in the Pacific Northwest
                                for many years but has expanded it efforts.
                                "All I can tell you is that they are moving out around the
                                country," said Paul Bresson, an FBI spokesman in Washington, D.C.
                                The front's actions last year, some of them joint actions with
                                the Animal Liberation Front, ranged from freeing four chickens from
                                an egg farm in California to spray-painting cars on a circus train.
                                More frequent acts, however, included arson, graffiti and various
                                forms of vandalism to SUVs.
                                ---
                                On the Net: www.earthliberationfront.com

                                (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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