Wednesday, April 14, 2004 — RICHMOND, VA (AP) —
A second member of an extreme environmentalist group was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for vandalizing 25 sport utility vehicles, fast-food restaurants and other property.
John B. Wade, 19, was one of three members of the Earth Liberation Front charged in the 2002 vandalism spree. On Monday, 19-year-old Aaron L. Linas was sentenced to 31/2 years.
Prosecutors also said the teenagers unsuccessfully attempted to blow up construction vehicles worth $360,000 at a high-end shopping center under construction near Richmond. A letter was left on several of the vandalized SUVs, blaming the owners for pollution and the war in Iraq.
compare these 3-year sentences for vandalizing 25 vehicles plus in Virginia, with the outrageous 23-year sentence for Jeffrey "Free" Luers for burning just 3 SUVs, considerably longer than those convicted of murder, kidnapping and rape in Oregon state
please, help stand against this injustice by coming to benefit screening this Friday 4/16/04 — http://indybay.org/calendar/event_display_detail.php?event_id=3524