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    VANCOUVER (CP)- An environmentalist who is on the FBI's 10 Most
    Wanted list should be extradited to the United States to face arson
    charges, a B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday.
    The final decision on whether Tre Arrow will be extradited rests
    with Justice Minister Irwin Cotler.
    Arrow, 30, a well-known environmentalist from Oregon, fled to
    Canada after he was charged with conspiring to commit arson against
    two logging companies in the Portland area and causing $250,000 in
    damage.
    His extradition hearing was told by a Crown prosecutor acting
    for the United States that Arrow took part in buying, assembling
    and detonating explosives that were placed under several logging
    trucks that were firebombed in two separate incidents in 2001.
    Arrow and his co-conspirators abandoned a third arson attempt on
    a U.S. Forest Service building because of security concerns, Crown
    lawyer Rosellina Dattilo told the hearing.
    Arrow's lawyer argued the evidence was only hearsay and that
    U.S. authorities have nothing else against his client.
    Arrow is seeking refugee status in Canada because of his fear of
    persecution in the United States.
    Luigi Bianco, who met Arrow in a Vancouver restaurant about
    three years ago, said he hopes Arrow won't be extradited.
    "He's a really soft guy and it would be disappointing to see
    him sent down to the States and be under political pressure and
    prosecution," Bianco said.
    "He might, because of political pressure, be tried unfairly in
    the States."
    Arrow has made a name for himself as an extremist
    environmentalist.
    As an animal rights activist in 1998, he was arrested in
    Cincinnati wearing a pink bunny suit outside a Procter & Gamble
    executive's home.
    He then moved to the Portland area, where in July 2000, he
    climbed the U.S. Forest Service regional headquarters building and
    lived on a 23-centimetre ledge for 11 days.
    He was protesting a timber sale in the Mount Hood National
    Forest.
    "He is an extremist, he does sit on ledges and he does prop
    himself up on trees but I can't see him burn something down like a
    logging truck or play around with arson," Bianco said.
    Arrow introduced himself as Josh to Bianco and his wife, even
    though he lived in the couple's home for a while.
    Arrow was arrested in Victoria by a Canadian Tire security
    officer in March 2004 while trying to steal a pair of bolt
    cutters.

    He gave police a false name but checks revealed he was on the
    FBI's most wanted list as an alleged domestic terrorist.
    Arrow, who legally changed his name from Michael Scarpitti, has
    been hospitalized while in custody because he lost weight after
    going on a hunger strike.
    He eats only raw fruits and vegetables, supplied to him by
    supporters who say Arrow is concerned about wasted energy resources
    used to cook food.
    Bianco said Arrow would often ask homeowners in Vancouver if he
    could pick figs from their trees and that if anyone refused, he
    would just return at night and pick the fruit without permission.
    That's because Arrow thinks people shouldn't own trees, Bianco
    said.


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    Hope that this guy gets returned to the U.S. and is tried and found guilty. Then as a sentencing option, he spends the rest of his life in a secured mental institution.
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    IMHO- This guy is a terrorist! Oh, he only blew up some logging trucks and stuff so he's just missunderstood! Thank goodness somebody wasnt takin a nap in one of those trucks!

    Its all fun and games till someone loses an eye!

    God bless and pull the ceiling as you go.

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    Default AND FUTHERMORE

    I have some strong opinions on certain subjects but I would never resort to violence to get the rest of the world to listen or agree! There is a right way to going about changing things. (see, theres one of those opinions I was talkin about).

    God bless and pull the ceiling as you go.

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    Have a nice trip!

    We have enough of these eco-terrorist whack-jobs of our own here in BC. We don't need to import any more.
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    By JEREMY HAINSWORTH
    Associated Press Writer
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - One of the FBI's most-wanted
    fugitives, a suspected eco-terrorist known as Tre Arrow, was
    ordered back to the United States on Thursday to face charges of
    firebombings.
    Arrow, born Michael Scarpitti, is accused of participating in
    the 2001 firebombing of logging and cement trucks in Oregon. The
    FBI claims he is associated with the Earth Liberation Front, a
    group that has claimed responsibility for dozens of acts of
    destruction over the past few years.
    British Columbia Supreme Court Judge Kristi Gill ruled that
    there was enough evidence against Arrow to have him extradited to
    face federal charges. His lawyer said he would appeal, a process
    that could take months.
    The former U.S. Green Party candidate for Congress in 2000 - who
    says the trees told him to change his name - last week told the
    court that he was innocent of the charges and a target of a U.S.
    government conspiracy.
    "I am innocent of the charges the U.S. government is trying to
    pin on me," Arrow said. "Just as many other activists have
    experienced, I am being targeted by the U.S. government and the
    FBI, not because I am guilty but because I have chosen to challenge
    the status quo."
    In extradition cases, Canadian prosecutors represent the
    extraditing state, in this case the United States. For an
    extradition to be ordered, the B.C. Supreme Court had to find there
    was sufficient evidence to convict Arrow on the same charges in
    Canada.
    Prosecutor Rosellina Patillo said evidence from the United
    States Attorney in Oregon indicated Arrow was among four
    conspirators involved in the bombings of a gravel company and a
    logging company between April and June of 2001. The evidence comes
    from statements of Arrow's three coconspirators who have pleaded
    guilty to the bombings at a Mount Hood logging company.
    The suspects intended to firebomb a U.S. Forest Service office,
    but abandoned the idea after they found the security system was too
    tight, Patillo said.
    She said the Ross Island Gravel Company was targeted "because
    it was guilty of stealing soil from the earth." In that attack,
    three trucks were blown up and the damage was $200,000. The second
    attack, on June 1, 2001, was against a Mount Hood logging company.
    They placed incendiary devices under seven vehicles, damaging three
    at a cost of $50,000.
    She said that in each case, the incendiary device was a plastic
    container filled with gas; the fuse was a stick of incense with
    matches attached to it.
    Arrow's lawyer, Tim Russell, contends the evidence against him
    from his coconspirators is hearsay and inadmissible in a Canadian
    court.
    Arrow is seeking refugee status in Canada, but that process has
    been suspended pending the outcome of the extradition hearings, his
    lawyer said.
    The 30-year-old Arrow contends he won't get a fair trial in the
    United States because of the FBI's assertion that his alleged
    crimes are acts of terrorism. He faces federal charges in Oregon of
    using fire to commit a felony, destroying vehicles used in
    interstate commerce and using incendiary devices in a crime of
    violence.
    The charges carry up to a life sentence, said Assistant U.S.
    Attorney Stephen Peifer in Portland, Ore.
    "Everybody in law enforcement agrees that these offenses are in
    the nature of domestic terrorism," Peifer said.
    He said Arrow has 30 days to file an appeal with the Canadian
    Ministry of Justice. "I expect him to do so," said Peifer, adding
    that he doesn't believe he will be successful.

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    I'm as Libertarian as the guy on the next bar stool but if people start going for the bullet box,as it were,before using the ballot box,something is seriously WRONG on both sides of the issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by CAPPYY
    I have some strong opinions on certain subjects but I would never resort to violence to get the rest of the world to listen or agree! There is a right way to going about changing things. (see, theres one of those opinions I was talkin about).

    God bless and pull the ceiling as you go.

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