Friday, October 31, 2008

Baseball Game Sparks Riots


PHILADELPHIA:

With two overturned cars, numerous bonfires, tear-gas canisters, and a busload of riot cops, last night proved to be one helluva wild and out-of-control celebration!

When the Phillies won the World Series a crowd converged on City Hall, a mob that was festive, joyous, riotous and destructive.

Many stores were looted and many fires were set. A local CBS news truck was also being pushed around by fans at one points.

South Broad Street stood desolate after riot cops secured the area by pushing thousands down Walnut and Chestnut sts., past an overturned and burned out car towards a blackened dumpster, where someone had lit a blazing fire.

The trash accumulating steadily on the street was fuel for several large bonfires beside which people warmed their hands and danced around the flames.

A large fire swelled up on Chestnut Street, a fire that turned out to be an overturned red sedan with a smashed windshield. Phillies fans torched the vehicle on Walnut and Chestnut sts.

Another overturned car stood on its side on a side street closer to City Hall, its windshield also smashed.


WEST CHESTER:

Over 1,000 students gathered in the middle of the street chanting, "Let's Go Phillies!" and singing, "We Are the Champions."

Then the police arrived.

Seeing this, a couple of kids decided that it would be "fun" to bring down a street light. After about five minutes of shaking the pole they succeeded.

The cops started moving in on the crowd, but with no effect. Then the crowd decided not to be intimidated by the police.

A couple of students yelled, "Flip a car!" Soon after, one of the cars started swaying back and forth, and before long it was upside down on the sidewalk. The police looked at each other as if they were saying, "What do we do know?" They couldn't do anything. They were out numbered 1000 to 6. All they could really do was leave.

Another car flipped. By this point there were groups of 15 people on top of each car singing, chanting, and dancing.

It was another fifteen minutes before the cops came, this time in full force. Sirens were going off as nine cop cars and over eighteen cops arrived back at the scene.

Wearing riot gear, the cops beat their way into the crowd. This proved effective, as it was now one o'clock in the morning and people were getting ready to go back home anyway.




http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1164432/phillies_win_sparks_riot_in_west_chester.html?cat=14

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20081031_Phils_euphoria_boils_over_into_vandalism.html

video:

http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2008/10/30/philly-celebrates-with-vandalism-mob-thinking/

Olympia, WA: Military Recruitment Center Attacked


The new Armed Forces Career Center at 1360 Galaxy Drive N.E. in Lacey was vandalized with two broken windows and anarchist graffiti Wednesday night.

The graffiti said things such as “Stop the war” and “No war.” A military vehicle parked near the building also was tagged. Two large cinder blocks were left at the front door, along with a note.

One cement block was thrown through a window.

The letter compared military recruiting to Nazi Germany.

It’s the second time the area has been hit in three months.

Police reportedly are investigating if the vandalism might be connected to a similar recent case at the Thurston County Democrats building on State Avenue Northeast.


http://www.kirotv.com/slideshow/news/17849392/detail.html

http://seattle.indymedia.org/en/2008/10/269755.shtml

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Murfreesboro, TN: Arson Attack on Cop's Truck


A Murfreesboro Police officer’s pickup truck was vandalized Tuesday.

Two plastic bottles filled with an unknown accelerant and "PIG" was scratched into the vehicles paint prove the officer was targeted.

The 2007 Ford F-150 pick-up truck, suffered extensive smoke damage and moderate burn damage to it’s interior.

Damage estimates were unavailable, but the vehicle was valued at $25,000.


http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081029/NEWS01/81029059/1006

Greeley, CO: Students Throw Rocks at Bus After Being Kicked-Off

Students broke four windows of the school bus shortly after 4 p.m. near Franklin Middle School, 818 35th Ave. in Greeley.

The incident took place after about 35 students were kicked off the bus when the driver complained that some students were throwing pencils and food.

Once the bus departed the school again with only about 10 students, several of those kicked off, started throwing rocks back at the bus.

http://www.greeleytribune.com/article/20081023/NEWS/110239997/1002&parentprofile=1001&title=Students%20kicked%20off,%20throw%20rocks%20at%20bus%20in%20incident%20that%20injures%20four

Huntsville, AL: Arson at Strip Club

Chemicals found inside a south Huntsville strip club that caught fire twice in one day have caused investigators to rule the blaze arson.

Huntsville Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Cartwright said investigators have determined that the fire at Fantasies Gentleman's Club was intentionally set, but no arrests have been made in connection to the fire.

Early Monday, before the building was set afire, club manager Angelo Contino was arrested for allegedly holding three employees hostage. Two men and a woman were locked inside the club until 32-year-old Contino passed out, apparently from drinking too much, police said.

Contino was arrested and charged with three counts of kidnapping. He also was charged with assault for allegedly attacking another employee, a 28-year-old woman.


http://www.al.com/crime/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1225271734137590.xml&coll=1

Branson, MO: McCain Headquarters Attacked

For the second time in two weeks, the Republican headquarters in Branson has been vandalized. On Tuesday, October, 29, someone threw large rocks at the windows and through the glass door.

The damages are estimated at $1,000


http://www.bransondailynews.com/story.php?storyID=9150

Kansas City, MO: Obama Headquarters Attacked


A brick thrown into Barack Obama's Kansas City headquarters is the latest act of vandalism the metro has seen regarding to the presidential campaigns.

A spokesperson for the Obama headquarters said the latest attack is no big deal. Last month vandals hit both John McCain's and Barack Obama's headquarters.

Several volunteers were at Obama's headquarters at 3100 Gillham around 2 a.m. when a brick was thrown through the glass door. A second larger pan of glass was also shattered.

On the brick was writing that said "Social War" and "False Hope".

Earlier this month, on Oct. 2 in Independence, Mo., a similar act took place when a rock was thrown through the McCain headquarters on Noland Road. The vandals stole a laptop and a satchel belonging to a McCain volunteer.

The attack happened just hours before McCain was scheduled to speak at the Truman Library.


http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7747524&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bloomington, IN: Chase Bank Attacked in the Night


During the morning hours of October 28 the Main Chase bank of Bloomington Indiana had it's back ATM smashed. This is the third attack on Chase bank in Bloomington since August . The second one was their ATM on second street being smashed during the night on the early morning hours of October 6 '08. The first on July 27 '08

We are declaring attack against Chase Bank for it's involvement with Gohman asphalt company(GAC). GAC is responsible for the construction of the first 1.7 miles of the I-69 NAFTA super highway. We find this disgusting. GAC is responsible for the relocation of families. The murder of wild animals. The destruction of delicate ecosystems. The contribution of sweat shop labor. The furtherance of globalization We are demanding that Chase bank bank drop all involvement with GAC now! Until then expect more attacks!

We welcome all friends to join in on the fun! We are sharing some propaganda as well!


http://news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=20081028113624378

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tacoma, WA: Wells Fargo Attacked In Solidarity With Detainees



During the morning of October the Twenty Fifth, a group of people smashed out five of the six windows of a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage office in Tacoma, WA. The office was located in Old Town Tacoma, one of the cities wealthiest areas.

This was done in solidarity with the 13 people recently detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in Shelton, WA and the people recently detained in San Francisco, CA.

Wells Fargo is like every other bank. As we all can see from the collapsing economy, these bankers do not care how they make their money so long as they make it. They are blinded by their greed and will allow the most dreadful things to arise in their quest for profit.

Wells Fargo, in its own quest for profit, finances GEO Group, a company which runs prisons across the planet. One such prison is the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in the tideflats of Tacoma. While the bankers count their money, the jailers in the detention center treat the people inside like subhumans. These people in cages are only trying to work, to feed themselves and their families and to create a better life for themselves. For this they are jailed and portrayed as the enemy. Immigrants are not responsbile for the collapse of the economy. Bankers are.

It took years and years for the Nazis to create a fearful and hateful enough culture to allow things like the ghettos and the concentration camps to exist. We attack Wells Fargo because we see the same thing approaching. Everything in your head might be telling you the opposite, but if drive down to the detention center and stare at it, you will be looking at the blossoming seed of one thing:

FASCISM.

To those of you reading this, please do not overeact to the use of this word. We do not use it lightly. And when we say it, we mean it.

Get a group together and hold a theatre performance in a Wells Fargo. Stand in a line and block ICE busses from enterring the prisons. Spit on ICE agents. Hold a picket in front of a Wells Fargo. Break their windows. Destroy their ATMS. Hide people with no documents. Set up an alert system. Do whatever it takes to stop what is coming.

Our hearts are with every person locked up in every cage. This act was for them and their families. We all need to act right now. If it was your mother in a cage you would not be idly sitting by as the bars close around more and more people.

This text will be sent to the Tacoma News Tribune, the Weekly Volcano, Kiro 7 News, King 5 News, Fox 13 News, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly and each of the West Coast Indymedia sites.


http://news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=20081025163541228#comments

Friday, October 24, 2008

Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Vans Equipped With Hidden Shotgun Shells


"There a roughly 12 (give or take a few, they'll have to find the exact number) of those UCLA vans driving around with unfired shotgun shells in their mufflers. Some of them may have ignited with the warm weather that we have been having. Most of them will eventually blow the mufflers straight off of those vans, it all depends on when the conditions are just right.
The security cameras, the easily timed late night patrols, and the new laws don't mean a thing to us. We WILL keep coming up with new ways to keep the primate tortures wondering.

UCLA vivisectors and collegues: You should stay on your toes we can and will come from so many directions.
As we have said before: Leave the primates alone and we leave you alone.

@lf"


http://directaction.info/news_oct19b_08.htm

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Letter threats to Chase grow past 30



At least 30 Chase bank offices in nine U.S. states have been targeted by threatening letters, many of them containing an unidentified powder.

At least five Chase branches in Colorado and Oklahoma received the letters on Monday and some contained a white powder.

The powder was harmless.

The letters have been received at branches in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, Colorado, Georgia and Texas.

JPMorgan Chase & Co last week surpassed Citigroup Inc to became the largest U.S. bank. It has aggressively acquired other assets as the financial system has weakened, including the banking assets of Washington Mutual Inc.

The letters have also been sent to other 20 other capitalist institutions.


http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE49K8NM20081021?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Murfreesboro, TN: Attack on Democratic Headquarters


Vandals tossed a rock through the Rutherford County Democratic Party headquarters overnight Tuesday at East Lytle Street.

The rock was thrown through a rear office window but no entry was made to the headquarters.

Vandals tossed a brick with the anarchy sign into Republican headquarters early Tuesday located at the downtown square.


http://www.murfreesboropost.com/news.php?viewStory=13589

Olympia, WA: Democratic Headquarters Attacked

Edited and reposted from Seattle Indymedia:

Dear Obama Campaign Office,

Since we understand your inability to recognize the synonymous nature of oppression and politics we, Hooligans Attack at Night, Duh (H.A.N.D), have engaged in tactics necessary to achieving ultimate autonomy (anarchy). Listen, Obama can have his power only by denying us the ability to be free.

The fog and the darkness of night aided our ability to break your windows and cover your offices in anti-government messages such as “Dem’s Are Fascists” and “No More Rulers, I Want Freedom”.

This action was undertaken in hopes of showing the Dem’s that they won’t get off the hook just for being on the left side of the bullshit bi-partisan system we got going on. Those fucking liberals want you to think they’ll bring change but they don’t give a fuck about the corporatization of government (fascism), getting the pigs out of your community, the complete toxification of our environment, exploiting millions of workers to maintain this disgusting level of consumerism, or the imminent collapse of energy dependent infrastructure.

We know they might seem like they’re the nice guy (good cop, kind master, etc) but what a fucking joke. They want you you to keep your shitty job and take as much money away from you as possible. We think it’s time to stop trusting these greasy motherfucking politicians and build our future with our own hands.

It’s up to us everyday people to show those power hungry slave masters that no matter how catchy their slogans or how young and hip their candidate is we will never obey their orders. They (the rich) control the political process so the only real means of change is direct action against their structures of power (police stations, prisons, courts, army bases, surveillance cameras) and manipulation (campaign headquarters, television networks, corporate news media). Don’t be afraid to show your anger! Justify your actions by the hundreds of years of suppression, subjection, exploitation, and violence perpetrated by the United States government against people like us.

This November, we’re voting:

NO ONE FOR PRESIDENT


~ H.A.N.D (Hooligans Attack at Night, Duh)

P.S. To all of you too afraid to strike back, it wasn’t as hard as you’d think. 3 cops drove past us during our attack, you just gotta kill the cop in your head.

http://publish.seattle.indymedia.org/en/2008/10/269626.shtml

Murfreesboro, TN: Republican Headquarters Attacked


Anarcho-Vandals threw a brick marked with a sign of anarchy through the downtown Republican headquarters early Tuesday.

The brick shattered the glass at the front of the headquarters, landing near the rear of the office, said vice chair Lou Ann Zelenik.

“It (the brick) said anarchy,” Zelenik said.

Zelenik said the glass shattered a beach ball children play with when they visit the headquarters.

Volunteers hoped to clear the glass before the party-sponsored downtown concert with Aaron Tippin and Pat Garrett at 6:30 tonight on the downtown square.

“I was sick,” Zelenik said of the vandalism. “Why would somebody want to do this? We need Republicans, Democrats and independents…and I think that’s what freedom stands for.”

She doesn’t understand why someone would be angry enough to commit the vandalism.

“America is the world’s last great hope,” Zelenik said. “I don’t know why anybody would do this in this country.”

Workers said it may cost $3,000 to replace the glass.


http://www.murfreesboropost.com/news.php?viewStory=13573

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vallejo, CA: Car Rental Corporation Set on Fire


An early morning fire at an Enterprise car rental at 1225 Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo. destroyed several cars.

Three cars were on fire when firefighters arrived. The cars were leaking gas and the gas was on fire too.

It appears the arsonist used an accelerant to start the fire at three of the vehicles' gas input doors, two of which were open.

The estimated the damage from the blaze at $175,000


http://www.ktvu.com/news/17740065/detail.html

Monday, October 20, 2008

Elyria, OH: Bomb Explodes in Bathroom of School


A student threw a bottle of liquid cleaner into a restroom at Westwood Junior High School and it exploded.

A spokesperson for the school district said it sounded like "a table turning over."

Officials say someone experienced hearing loss as a result, but that is believed to be the only injury. No one was in the bathroom at the time.


http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/news_article.aspx?storyid=99001&catid=3

Cohocton, NY: Attack on God and the State


Vandals used red and gold spray paint to deface Cohocton’s First Presbyterian Church on Maple Avenue by writing “Fuck God”.

They smashed a large pumpkin in the road nearby and broke an American flag off the front of the building. They set fire to the flag and two piles of leaves in front of a home at 12 Church St., two houses down from the church.

Large black patches of charred grass are all that remain at the end of the yard where it meets the street. The burned flag was thrown beside the church’s entrance.

The church did not sustain any fire damage.


http://www.mpnnow.com/news/x635403278/Vandals-deface-Cohocton-church

Fullerton, CA: Graffiti Against an Anti-Gay Law


Vandals used gold spray paint to scrawl anti-Proposition 8 messages on commercial and residential buildings in the downtown and east Fullerton over the weekend.

The "Prop H8TE" message was found on the Bank of America and Union Bank on north Harbor Boulevard, and on a retail store in the 500 block of north Harbor. Additional tagging was found on houses near Dorothy Lane.

In addition to the spray-paint vandalism, 500 "Yes on 8" signs valued at $10 apiece were reported missing throughout the city.


http://www.ocregister.com/articles/macdonald-one-police-2200383-paint-vandals

Santa Cruz, CA: Mc Donald's Camera's Stolen and Destroyed


On October 18th both exterior surveillance cameras at the McDonalds on Ocean Street in Santa Cruz were stolen in a follow-up to the action in August. This time the cameras were removed and disposed of.

McDonalds is a major sponsor of the 2010 Winter Olympics which are flooding the city of Vancouver with increased surveillance and police presence (and invading native lands that have never been surrendered with rapacious corporate development and profiteering). Our enemy has technological eyes everywhere, but that only means that it is easier to gouge them out anywhere.


http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/10/20/18545633.php?show_comments=1#18545646

Toledo, OH: Club-Goers Throw Stones at Police


At a private party at a south Toledo club someone allegedly pulled out a gun and fired shots. The incident happened outside Club Prestige on Summit and Knapp, around 12:30 Sunday morning.

When the police arrived there were so many cars parked in the street, they had to get out and approach on foot. That's when a number of kids started throwing rocks and billiard balls at the cops.


http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=9126197

Chico, CA: Party-Goers Throw Bottles at Police & Start Fires Downtown


Hundreds clogged Ivy Street, starting fires, jumping on cars and shouting in the roadway before police intervened around 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

Many participants said the incident began around 11:30 p.m. Saturday after police broke up a party on Cherry Street between West Sixth and West Seventh streets. Several people from the party moved toward the popular intersection of Fifth and Ivy streets, where others joined in.

As police attempted to break up the conflict, the revelers spilled into the streets.

Melissa Gonzalez of Richmond said people were upset when police arrived at the Cherry Street party. "When cops broke it up, everyone just went to the street."

Just after midnight, Ivy Street was filled with college-age revelers and many bystanders were describing the incident as a "riot." The telltale glows from cell phones and cameras shone as people recorded the event.

At one point, the crowd surged down Ivy Street toward a couch that had been set ablaze between West Third and West Fourth streets.

People were seen tossing bottles toward the blaze, while others jumped across the flaming couch. Several clambered atop vehicles, porches, lampposts and other objects to get a better view of the gathering. The roof of one car was heavily dented.

For about an hour, the largely non-violent crowd packed the street without police intervention.

There were also some profane chants denouncing the police.

Fires were reported along Ivy from Fifth Street to West First Street. A small vegetation fire was reported in front of Whitney Hall. A larger fire was started at the Warner Street bridge over Big Chico Creek.

Starting at 12:43 a.m., a line of police officers in riot gear began methodically walking up and down Ivy Street from West Fourth to West Second. The sea of bystanders quickly parted for the streetwide cordon, but the crowd reformed behind the officers almost as quickly.

"We had bottles thrown at us, even some type of citrus fruit" said one cop.


http://www.chicoer.com/ci_10707150?source=most_viewed

http://www.khsltv.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=11e57d34-93fc-4be1-ba4b-dd2b2831ed29

Check out the link for a video of people rushing toward the burning couch


Delaware County, OK: Arsonist Destroys Police Car


An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper’s patrol car was destroyed by fire west of Jay early Sunday.

The trooper heard noise outside his Delaware County home and found his vehicle on fire about 1:50 a.m.

Once the fire was out, a concrete block was discovered in the back seat of the car.

The car, worth about $50,000, is a total loss.

Cops do not have a description of the arsonist.


http://newsok.com/oklahoma-troopers-patrol-cruiser-destroyed-by-arson/article/3313325

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Chicago, IL: Woman Arrested For Allegedly Slashing Cop Car Tires


Simone Duncan, 18, was charged with felony criminal damage to government property for allegedly slashing the tires of a police squad car.

Duncan was arrested about 2:40 a.m. Thursday outside the Police Department.

Her bail is set at $10,000.


http://www.seattle.indymedia.org/en/2008/10/269568.shtml

Astoria, OR: 1500 Mink Freed From Cages


In the early morning hours of October 17th, a lone activist infiltrated the fur farm at 92659 Simonsen Road in Astoria Oregon. About 1,500 mink were released from their cages with at least 200 of these being breeding stock. The fact that there is no fence around this farm should help ease their escape.

This action is being claimed for the vegan straight edge community. not as a self-congratulatory ego boost, but in the vein hope that it might spur others into action. It has become apparent that the combined tactics of record collecting, sing-alongs, and militant posturing have failed to stop those who abuse innocent life. once we accept this then we can stop squandering our potential and choose a more effective plan of action.

I would like to close by offering apiece of advice to the owners of this farm, to the owners of the other farms in the Astoria, OR area (it was simply by luck of the draw that your farms weren't chosen), and to ALL fur farmers: find a new profession. fur farmers are a dying breed. get out before you are forced out.

"your laws will have no meaning past the setting of the sun."
- -VSE


http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/10/380958.shtml

Oakland, CA: Attacks on Vivisection


"This is a delayed report. We were inspired by the recent passage of the 2296 bill and the raid of an anarchist infoshop in Oakland. As the vivisectors revel in their false safety, know this. This law changes NOTHING. We are still here and we intend to act.

We would like to take credit for three actions. We threw stones through windows at Ralph Freeman's Vine Street home, breaking two.

Frederic Theunissen's car was scratched up with a hammer. This same hammer was used to smash a large window on his home in the middle of the night.

Ralph Freeman has killed cats and kittens in his laboratory at UC Berkeley with no benefit for humans for over twenty years. Frederic Theunissen is responsible for the torture of birds in his laboratory. These animals are denied movement and cut open for his insane, unscientific studies.

All the vivisectors and anyone assisting in this sadism at UC Berkeley (researchers, post-docs) shall consider themselves an appropriate target. And remember, cameras and motion lights have done nothing for Theunissen and Freeman. Get out of the death trade for good.

For our sisters and brothers fighting in Mexico.

Justice's hammer falls again and again until it ends when the price is a helpless animals life,

-----Feminists for Animal Liberation"


http://directaction.info/news_oct05b_08.htm

Los Angeles, CA: Vivisectors Car Paint Stripped


"Thought we'd shout out a big screw you to bill 2296 so we paint stripped three cars in the driveway of UCLA vivisector Baldwin Way at 901 Princeton Street in Santa Monica.

A kid in our dorm knows all about you fucker, injecting meth into vervet monkeys. Our spontaneity prevented us from obtaining the neccessary implements to blow up your car, but we figured that your roommates Sammuel and Randi deserved some retribution for living with a sadistic fuck that gets off on tormenting monkeys. We suggest you hold your breath the next time you start your car.

Keep up the revolution, friends in Mexico, Berkeley, Santa Cruz and around the world.

---students and workers for the liberation of UCLA primates"


http://directaction.info/news_oct07c_08.htm

Los Angeles, CA: Shotgun Shells Put in UCLA Vanpools


"UCLA shame on you.
With primates being the closest genetic relative that human beings have, that is they share over 90% of our genetic makeup, it is very reasonable to assume that in addition to DNA and similar molecules they also share our sensitivities to fear, boredom, lonelieness, and above all, pain. As scientist you all know this. It's the main reason that you chose to test on them right?
UCLA, regents, deans, and vivisectors, your choice to continuously destroy the precious lives of these beautiful beings is why we won't leave you be.

As today began (oct 6 2008) we caught up with a couple of your currently popular vanpools. In two different locales, using small wooden rods we slipped unfired shotgun shells into the mufflers by way of the tailpipes of two of your vans. We also phoned into your media relations desk to let them know about it.
On a long enough drive or a hot enough day the mufflers will be blown off.

Leave the primates out of your inept and outdated science and we will leave you out of our quest for justice."


http://directaction.info/news_oct08_08.htm

California: Burger King Has Locks Glued


"A Burger King in California had all of their locks superglued three times in just one week.

Gluing locks is essentially risk-free. It is quiet and takes only a few seconds. It costs the animal abusers hundreds of dollars in repairs and lost sales. Anyone can do this. Activists, get out there and sabotage!

BECAUSE WE MUST.

-Animal Liberation Front"


http://directaction.info/news_oct16b_08.htm

Olympia, WA: Bank Robbed In Downtown


A man wearing a baseball hat and glasses robbed the Timberland Bank on Washington Street in downtown Olympia about 12:15 p.m. Friday.

The man did not have a weapon or imply he had one. He handed a teller a note and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Friday's robbery is the second involving a bank or credit union in the area in the past two weeks.

Someone robbed the Washington State Employees Credit Union on Trosper Road in Tumwater on Oct. 4. That case is unsolved.


http://seattle.indymedia.org/en/2008/10/269572.shtml

Rutland, VT: Riot Errupts in Jail


The Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland was surrounded by police for more than two hours Saturday night after 13 inmates refused to be locked down.

At about 7:30 p.m. they began knocking on the emergency escape doors and refusing to return to their cells.

Prisoners locked in cells held handwritten signs up to their windows that read "We are mistreated," and "We need case workers."

Traffic was blocked off as police officers surrounded the jail, bearing flashlights, shotguns and pepper pellet guns.

At least two inmates were transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center, according to Hofmann and an emergency medical dispatcher who were on the scene.

A corrections emergency response team was called to the jail to quell the riot. The team was outfitted with shields, masks and a variety of non lethal weapons including pepper spray, Hofmann said. Giffin said the team did "engage some of the inmates."

The riot ceased at 9:37 p.m. after the team swept through rooms in the jail.


http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081019/NEWS04/810190398

Portland, OR: Jeep Attacked By Vandals


A Gresham man who had been driving his new Jeep for just four days said that vandals slashed his tires and caused several hundred dollars in damage Friday.

The crime occurred Friday night at the Gresham park-and-ride near City Hall

The vandal slashed two of his tires, which were made for larger wheels and were mostly than he expected -- $350 per tire.

The vandals caused at least $1,000 in damage by etching a V on his driver-side door.

The park-and-ride may be earning a reputation as a dangerous parking place. Earlier this year, vandals slashed the tires of at least eight cars in the same lot.


http://www.kptv.com/news/17756188/detail.html

Jefferson County, OR: Power Pole Shot Out


Central Electric Cooperative received gunshot to the utility's main transmission line between Redmond and Madras.

Some 1,300 members in Jefferson County were out of power for 12 hours recently after a vandal shot the ceramic insulators on one of the power poles.

Vandalism costs Central Electric thousands of dollars each year.


http://kohd.com/page/55481

Eldon, MO: Police Cars and Window of City Building Attacked


The vandal(s) caused more than $1,300 in damage to department vehicles and broke a window at the public safety building.

The attack occurred late last week at the public safety building. Two cars and two vans that belong to the public safety department had windows or windshields bashed in and a brick was thrown through the window of the fire chief’s office.

The police and fire department’s share a common building located in the center of town. The vandalism occurred during the early morning hours of Oct. 9.


http://www.lakesunleader.com/news/x1261529000/Reward-offered-in-Eldon-PD-vandalism-case

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Irvine, CA: Major Vandalism At Highschool


The vandals targeted several corners of the 50-acre school – stripping the interiors of several unfinished classrooms; pouring plaster, dry wall and paint into the swimming pool; flooding paint onto sidewalks, windows and walls; and damaging parked cars. University's theater was also left in shambles.


http://www.ocregister.com/articles/school-irvine-water-2198322-hicks-high?slideshow=1

Portview, PA: Republican Party Headquarters Attacked


A campaign office for Sen. John McCain was vandalized overnight in Portview.

The Mon Valley Republican committee headquarters, serving as a local McCain/Palin campaign office, was vandalized overnight.

Bricks, and a tire, had been thrown through the office’s windows.


http://www.wpxi.com/news/17736520/detail.html

Fresno, CA: Anti-Gay Signs Vandalized


Thursday morning, someone vandalized several "Yes on Prop 8" signs with spray paint in one North Fresno neighborhood.

Diana Mulligan said vandals have stolen or sliced her signs three times in the past several weeks. Each time she plants a new one in her front yard.

Prop 8. If passed, would change the State's Constitution to eliminate same-sex marriages in California. .

The thefts aren't just happening to "Yes on 8" or "No on 8" signs. Both Fresno Presidential campaign offices say they've seen an increase in thefts and vandalism to their signs with just days to go until Election Day.

Police say they don't know who is doing it but say it happens every election year.


http://www.cbs47.tv/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=3067563a-8ccb-4062-99de-bd1bdc1956cf

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Olympia, WA: Tires Slashed At Evergreen State College


Slashing tires is really easy.

As I was walking out of the Evergreen Forest I noticed a vehicle with military plates and stickers. I decided to slash the tires with my knife. I hate the war in Iraq and I thought that maybe I would make that person's life a little bit worse for all of the live's they've ruined (or helped ruin).

FUCK NATIONALISM


(I was inspired by Friends of NAG)


http://seattle.indymedia.org/en/2008/10/269520.shtml

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Santa Cruz, CA: Military Recruitment Center Vandalized



On the night after Columbus Day 2008 we vandalized eleven windows at the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Recruiting Center in Santa Cruz County with a paint and acid mix.

The U.S. government has always waged a war of extermination against land-based ways of life in order to impose capitalist exploitation of the earth and its peoples.

For 516 years they and their predecessors have been met with resistance. Neither law enforcement nor the military can ever defeat our struggle.

To the land and all indigenous peoples devestated by the U.S. government: we apologize for leaving this building standing.


http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/10/15/18544715.php

Kelso, WA: Man Threaten's Judges' Life


A 47-year-old Kelso man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge James Warme, who had heard a case involving a member of the man's family.

Kevin Eugene Parvi was accused of calling a county commissioner and telling him he was going to break the judge's neck.

Visiting Judge James Lawler accepted Parvi's guilty plea on Tuesday. In a plea bargain, Parvi agreed to plead guilty to an amended charge of felony harassment/threats to kill, amended from intimidating a judge.

Parvi was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with credit for time served.


http://columbian.com/article/20081014/NEWS06/310149963/-1/news

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Olympia, WA: Four Newspaper Delivery Vans Disabled



On the evening of October 6th, we disabled four Olympian delivery vans by slashing their tires. The Olympian newspaper is responsible for many crimes. We will not be able to list all of them here, but we will try.

The Olympian knowingly helped disseminate propaganda for the government which led the country into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It printed nothing but the crudest form of patriotic hysteria, not even attempting to hide their bias. The Olympian has always been a willing mouthpiece of this fascist government and for that it should be held responsible.

The Olympian also serves as the overly willing mouthpiece of the Olympia Police Department. Whatever the police tell them to print, they print. Peaceful protesters, dissenting voices and anyone else who does not tow the party line are labeled as criminals. Police violence is completely ignored, even violence against their own staff. In this regard, the Olympian is no better than any late 1930's Nazi paper.

The Olympia is also blatantly siding with Triway Enterprises in its bid to gentrify downtown Olympian. It goes to great lengths to make it appear as if there is a large amount of support for the development when the town is largely against it, especially those who live downtown.

Finally, a group of anonymous comrades calling themselves the Nihilist Assault Group, a group which did not harm a single human being, a group which did nothing but throw paint and squirt glue, were called "terrorists" by Jeff Kingsbury, city council member. The Olympian later printing his disgusting comments.

Jeff Kingsbury is a successful queer politician. But he is also a traitor and a despicable human being. Calling someone a terrorist in the USA of 2008 is akin to calling someone a witch in Salem during the trials. For this reason alone Jeff Kingsbury should be stripped of his authority, let alone the slew of other reasons: eagerly jumping into Triway's pocket and pushing for development, ignoring the voice of the town, being a generally unpleasant person to interact with, etc.

The Nihilist Assault Group ceased activity after being publicly being labeled terrorists. This action against the Olympian is done in explicit solidarity with them. While they may be misguided hipster types with a strange sense of humor, we applaud their efforts and hope they return to their antics.

For the liberation of Olympia!

Friends of NAG

Slashing tires is an easily repeatable act.


reposted from: http://seattle.indymedia.org/en/2008/10/269365.shtml

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Denver, CO: Democratic Party Headquarters Attacked with Bricks

Two windows and the front door were damaged or shattered after vandals threw at least two bricks at the building.

The headquarters will remain closed through the afternoon as they work to clean up the damage.



http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=101330&catid=188

Pocomoke City, ME: Firestarter Destroys City Building

A deliberately set fire destroyed the city’s primary Public Works building over the weekend, causing damage that could exceed $1 million.


http://www.delmarvanow.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081007/NEWS01/81007011

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Monroe, WA: Exciting, Well-Planned Bank Expropriation


In a move that could be right out of a Hollywood movie, a brazen crook apparently used a Craigslist ad to hire a dozen unsuspecting decoys to help him make his getaway following a robbery outside a bank on Tuesday. He then made his escape in an inner tube on the Skykomish River.

The robbery happened about 11 a.m. on an armored truck guard at a Bank of America branch.

"He was wearing a dust mask, a particle mask. At first I thought it might be a surgical mask. I still didn't think anything was wrong, just unusual. Then I noticed he had a pump sprayer," said Mitch Ruth, who had looked out his office window and noticed the man walking into the bank.

The robber sprayed the guard with pepper spray, grabbed a bag of money the guard was carrying and ran about 100 yards to the creek that runs into the Skykomish River, shedding clothes as he ran.

But apparently, the robber had planned ahead. In case anyone was hot on his trail, he had at least a dozen unsuspecting decoys waiting nearby, which he recruited on Craigslist.

I came across the ad that was for a prevailing wage job for $28.50 an hour," said Mike, who saw a Craigslist ad last week looking for workers for a road maintenance project in Monroe.

He said he inquired and was e-mailed back with instructions to meet near the Bank of America in Monroe at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He also was told to wear certain work clothing.

"Yellow vest, safety goggles, a respirator mask… and, if possible, a blue shirt," he said.

Mike showed up along with about a dozen other men dressed like him, but there was no contractor and no road work to be done. He thought they had been stood up until he heard about the bank robbery and the suspect who wore the same attire.

From there, the cook made his watery escape in a creek that dumps out into the Skykomish River. One witness said the robber swam away, but another said he used an inner tube to get away.


http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_100108WAB_monroe_robber_floating_escape_TP.ce3930c1.html

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Santa Cruz, CA: Resistance to the Police


According to the SCPD Media Release Log*, at 1:37 in the afternoon of Tuesday September 23rd, someone vandalized an SCPD squad car for over $400 damages at the corner of Pacific and Lincoln. Cheers to that brave person!

The Media Release Log from Wednesday says that "unknown suspect(s) threw rocks through the front window" of an undisclosed building on Tuesday evening. Though the cops blacked out the identity of the recipient of those rocks, we can confirm that it was the office of City Attorney John Barisone, the vile architect and legal defender of the City of Santa Cruz's repressive laws. That same night there was also a failed attack on the Santa Cruz Police Station itself, which we've learned has shatter-resistant windows.

Let's see more acts of resistance against the cops and the bureaucrats behind them! Open season on the pigs!


reposted from: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/28/18541708.php

El Paso, TX: 39 School Bus Tires Flattened


An act of vandalism Wednesday morning delayed school bus transportation in the Canutillo Independent School District.

39 school bus tires had been flattened at Student Support Services Facility adjacent to Bill Childress Elementary School at about 6 a.m. Wednesday. It appeared the the tire valves had been removed.

Bus transportation to and from the school was delayed Wednesday morning.


http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_10607970

Boston, MA: Boston Herald Sabotaged


Vandals slashed conveyor belts and cut wires on sorting machines at the Boston Herald.

A manager at the daily newspaper discovered the vandalism at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The machines had last been inspected at about 3:30 p.m.

15 conveyor belts and six sorting machines were damaged. No security cameras were filming the vandalized area.

In June, the Herald announced plans to lay off 130 to 160 workers and outsource its printing operations.


http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D93D8C082.htm

Tampa Bay, FL: School Bus Vandalized


Vandalism of a school bus occurred sometime between September 19-22.

The bus was parked at 4216 Sable Palm Drive when vandals sprayed graffiti inside, and cut nearly all the seats. There was approximately $3,000 worth of damage.


http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=91075&catid=8

La Mesa, CA: Same Wells Fargo Gets Robbed Twice in a Day


Times have been tough for banks everywhere, but a San Diego-area Wells Fargo branch had an especially difficult day this week. Poor banks.

The branch in La Mesa was robbed twice on Monday — by two different robbers.

Each person robbed the branch about three hours apart from one another.

"The Chatty Bandit" walked in to the branch about 3 p.m., showed a pistol and demanded cash.

Less than three hours later "The Hard Hat Bandit" walked in and presented a note demanding money.

"The Chatty Bandit" has held up nine banks since March and "The Hard Hat Bandit" has struck three times this week. Neither has been arrested.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081001/ap_on_fe_st/odd_double_robbery;_ylt=AjUfOaWmjAafrlSGyAj6V3Ss0N