Want to make $100,000

March 31st, 2008 by Ken

The old west isn’t dead, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.  The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) has offered a $100,000 for the arrest and conviction of Earth Liberation Front (ELF) terrorists who recently tourched four homes in Snohomish County doing more than $7 million in damages.

BIAW, which is headquartered in Olympia,  says the money offer will assist the FBI in capturing the environmental terrorists.

Just as the homes were being burned last month, a former Evergreen State College student was on trial for participating in a 2001 firebombing of the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture.  As of this writing, the former student, Brianna Waters, was found guilty on some counts but has not been sentenced.

The Evergreen State College (TESC) in Olympia and the University of Oregon in Eugene have been cited as the capital of ELF and ALF (Animal Liberation Front) in the Northwest.  Both college communities have an anti-business bent and many college courses and college professors have made environmental activism outlets for college credit.   The two communities have also been touted as centers for anarchist gatherings.

Recent anti-military protests in Olympia as well as anti-police riots on the campus of TESC are proof that a sentiment of law breaking is accepted at the college.

It’s only appropriate that BIAW, located in Olympia, is offering the reward, when some of those who know the culprits may live in that very same  community.  A reward of $100,000 is hard to pass up and will loosen many lips.  

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