The Rise and Fall of America’s Environmentalist Underground

This year, one of the last fugitives of the Earth Liberation Front pleaded guilty to arson — at a moment when climate activists are again flirting with radical ideas.

#arson, #colorado, #dibee-joseph-mahmoud, #earth-liberation-front, #environment, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #gerlach-chelsea-d, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #oregon, #overaker-josephine-s, #terrorism

Anti-Abortion Group in Wisconsin Is Hit by Arson, Authorities Say

A Molotov cocktail was used against Wisconsin Family Action in Madison and did not ignite, but another fire was set, the police said.

#abortion, #arson, #madison-wis, #vandalism

Man Is Charged With Arson in Fire at an L.G.B.T.Q. Club in Brooklyn

Prosecutors said John Lhota can be seen on security camera footage setting the blaze, which destroyed the club, Rash, and injured two workers.

#arson, #bars-and-nightclubs, #burns, #bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lhota-john, #rash-brooklyn-nightclub

Central Park Brush Fires May Have Been Deliberately Set, Officials Say

A series of fires in the park’s North Woods section were extinguished without injuries or serious damage.

#arson, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #fires-and-firefighters, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

Essex Card Shop Was Destroyed by a Fire. Its Customers Might Save It.

Essex Card Shop, known for its spiritually positive manager and niche inventory, has a devoted clientele.

#arson, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #essex-card-shop-manhattan-ny-retailer, #fires-and-firefighters, #stationery

How Fire Defined the Bronx, and Us

The recent fire at Twin Parks in the Bronx was an undeniable tragedy. Just as every fire there over the past 50 years has been.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #arson, #bronx-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #happy-land-social-club

Suspect in South Africa’s Parliament Fire Is Sent for Psychiatric Check

If the man is found fit to stand trial, he will face charges that now include terrorism. His lawyers said he would protest with a hunger strike.

#arson, #cape-town-south-africa, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hunger-strikes, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mafe-zandile-christmas, #mental-health-and-disorders

Arson Destroyed Knoxville Planned Parenthood Clinic, Officials Say

Investigators have not identified any suspects in the arson case. The health clinic, in Knoxville, Tenn., was shot at by someone last year.

#abortion, #arson, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #knoxville-tenn, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #supreme-court-us, #tennessee

Suspect Charged With Arson in Fire at South Africa’s Parliament

The 49-year-old man was also accused of housebreaking, theft and contravening state security laws. His lawyer said the suspect was being made a scapegoat for government failures.

#arson, #cape-town-south-africa, #fires-and-firefighters, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #south-africa

Japan Fire: Osaka Police Identify a Suspect, 61

A 61-year-old man, hospitalized after the fire at an Osaka psychiatric clinic, is being investigated on suspicion of arson and murder, the police said.

#arson, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #japan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-japan, #tanimoto-morio

Japan Fire May Have Killed Dozens, With Arson Suspected

The fire consumed the fourth floor of the building in Osaka, which housed a medical office.

#arson, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #osaka-japan

Father and Son Arrested on Suspicion of Starting the Caldor Fire

The men have not been charged but were arrested in connection with the 15th-largest blaze in California’s recorded history. It burned more than 200,000 acres near Lake Tahoe.

#arson, #el-dorado-county-calif, #wildfires

Former Professor Is Indicted in ‘Arson Spree’ in California

Prosecutors say Gary Stephen Maynard set four fires this summer as one of the largest wildfires in California history raged nearby.

#arson, #california, #fires-and-firefighters, #gary-stephen-maynard, #wildfires

College Student Charged in Arson at Texas Synagogue

Security footage of the attack on Halloween night showed the man carrying a five-gallon fuel jug and a roll of toilet paper to the synagogue’s entrance, the F.B.I. said.

#anti-semitism, #arson, #austin-tex, #congregation-beth-israel-austin-tex, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #rabbi-steven-folberg, #synagogues, #texas-state-university

Brooklyn Lawyers Plead Guilty in Firebomb Case

Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman expressed regret for the attack on a police car in May 2020. Each could face 10 years in prison.

#arson, #attacks-on-police, #brooklyn-nyc, #cogan-brian-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #legal-profession, #mattis-colinford-king, #police-department-nyc, #rahman-urooj

California Criminology Professor Is Charged With Arson

Amid a series of arson incidents across Northern California this year, a criminology professor was charged with setting a patch of the Sierra Nevada forest ablaze.

#arson, #california, #maynard-gary, #wildfires

An Expert on the Criminal Mind, Now He’s Suspected in California Arson Spree

Amid a series of arson incidents across Northern California this year, a criminology professor was charged with setting a patch of the Sierra Nevada forest ablaze.

#arson, #california, #internal-storyline-no, #maynard-gary, #wildfires

San Jose Apologizes for Decades of Discrimination Against Chinese

A resolution that the City Council approved unanimously this week also acknowledged the injustice of the destruction of the city’s Chinatowns.

#arson, #chinese-americans, #city-councils, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #immigration-and-emigration, #liccardo-sam, #san-jose-calif

California Woman Charged With Arson in Starting Fawn Fire

The Fawn fire, which has burned nearly 10,000 acres, was spreading quickly on Friday, a day after the authorities accused a Palo Alto woman of igniting the blaze.

#alexandra-souverneva, #arson, #cal-fire, #fawn-fire, #fires-and-firefighters, #shasta-county-calif, #wildfires

Suspect in Fire at French Cathedral Is Arrested in Killing of a Priest

The arrest of the suspect, a Rwandan asylum-seeker facing deportation, fueled criticism of the government’s immigration laws by right-wing politicians.

#abayisenga-emmanuel, #arson, #asylum-right-of, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #maire-olivier-d-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #priests, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Court Documents Identify Sailor Charged With Arson in Fire That Destroyed Ship

The sailor, Ryan Sawyer Mays, who holds the rank of seaman apprentice, is accused of starting one of the worst fires to engulf an American warship outside combat.

#arson, #coronado-calif, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #naval-criminal-investigative-service, #ryan-sawyer-mays, #san-diego-calif, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

Riots Shatter Veneer of Coexistence in Israel’s Mixed Towns

Israel’s Jewish and Palestinian communities looked past each other until violence and bloodshed forced a reckoning.

#acre-israel, #arabic-language, #arabs, #arson, #bennett-naftali, #deaths-fatalities, #demolition, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #gentrification, #haifa-israel, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #palestinians

Navy Charges Sailor With Arson in Fire That Destroyed Warship

The sailor, who was a member of the crew when the fire broke out last July, faces a hearing that will determine whether there will be a court-martial.

#arson, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #san-diego-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

Star Sommelier Is Charged With Setting Outdoor Dining Sheds on Fire

Caleb Ganzer, a former Food & Wine magazine sommelier of the year and a partner in a well-regarded Manhattan wine bar, is now facing arson charges.

#arson, #forsythia-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #la-compagnie-des-vins-surnaturels-manhattan-ny-bar, #new-york-city, #wine-bars

Man Charged in Arson at Brooklyn Synagogue and Yeshiva, Officials Say

The man was also connected to assaults on a Jewish man and a Black subway rider and vandalism at a Catholic church, court records show.

#ali-alaheri, #anti-semitism, #arson, #assaults, #brooklyn-nyc, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #saint-athanasius-roman-catholic-church, #synagogues, #vandalism

Woman is Charged With Starting the 2018 Delta Fire in California

The Delta Fire burned more than 63,000 acres and forced a portion of Interstate 5 to close for days, the authorities said.

#arson, #cynthia-ann-leroux, #fires-and-firefighters, #shasta-county-calif, #wildfires

Burning of Police Station After George Floyd’s Death Draws 4-Year Sentence

A 23-year-old Brainerd, Minn., man was also ordered to pay $12 million for his role in the fire in Minneapolis, U.S. prosecutors said.

#arson, #fires-and-firefighters, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #snap-inc, #united-states

Ex-Police Chief Charged With Attempted Murder After Arson Spree

Investigators said David M. Crawford, who resigned as the police chief of Laurel, Md., in 2010, had targeted “victims with whom he had previous disagreements.”

#arson, #crawford-david-m, #district-heights-md, #fires-and-firefighters, #laurel-md, #maryland, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #prince-georges-county-md

Refugee Who Set Herself on Fire in Greece Is Charged With Arson

A woman set fire to her tent on the island of Lesbos in a suicide attempt after her family’s relocation to Germany was delayed.

#arson, #asylum-right-of, #greece, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #lesbos-greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

3 Teens Charged in Denver House Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal

The authorities said there was no indication that the August 2020 arson was a hate crime but described it as one of the most heinous cases they had investigated.

#accidents-and-safety, #arson, #baye-hawa-d-2020, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #colorado, #denver-colo, #diol-adja-d-2020, #diol-djibril-1990-2020, #diol-hassan-d-2020, #diol-khadija-d-2020, #fires-and-firefighters, #hancock-michael-b, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #senegal

Arsonist Burns Poughkeepsie House Popular With Church of Satan Members

A campy Gothic house in Poughkeepsie’s “Witchcraft District” that served as a gathering place for the atheist group went up in flames.

#arson, #atheism, #church-of-satan, #fires-and-firefighters, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #price-vincent, #witchcraft, #wood-ed

Shinji Aoba Charged in Kyoto Animation Fire

Prosecutors accused Shinji Aoba in connection with a blaze in Kyoto last year that killed 36, making it the country’s deadliest attack in decades.

#animation, #arson, #japan, #kyoto-animation-co-ltd, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #shinji-aoba

Navy Won’t Repair Fire-Damaged Warship, Saying It Would Cost Billions

The U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard will instead be decommissioned and some of its spare parts will be used in other naval vessels, officials said.

#arson, #defense-department, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

25 Years in Prison for Man Who Burned Down 3 Black Churches in Louisiana

Holden Matthews, 23, said he had set fire to the churches in order to raise his profile among ‘‘black metal” musicians, prosecutors said.

#arson, #churches-buildings, #fires-and-firefighters, #lafayette-la, #louisiana, #opelousas-la, #port-barre-la

Massachusetts Judge Overturns Murder Conviction, Citing ‘Racial Animus’ in Prosecutors’ Emails

New evidence emerged in the case of Frances Choy, who spent half of her life imprisoned in Massachusetts for a fire that killed her parents.

#arson, #asian-americans, #brockton-mass, #choy-frances-1985, #choy-kenneth-1986, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prosecutorial-misconduct

Pakistan Factory Fire: Two Sentenced to Hang for Arson

The country’s worst industrial fire killed more than 260 people in 2012. Victims’ relatives said the real culprits had escaped justice.

#arson, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #deaths-fatalities, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fires-and-firefighters, #karachi-pakistan, #muttahida-qaumi-movement, #pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf

Flames That Won’t Die Out So Easily

Conspiracy theories about antifa arson are a symptom of a deeper unraveling, and a sign of danger ahead.

#antifa-movement-us, #arson, #conspiracy-theories, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-states-us, #wildfires, #yamhill-ore

A Line of Fire South of Portland and a Yearslong Recovery Ahead

Firefighters continued to battle blazes along the West Coast that have now charred nearly five million acres. At least 15 people are dead, with dozens still missing.

#arson, #california, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

Pandemic Collides With Europe’s Migrant Crisis to Set Off a Calamity in Greece

Frustrated asylum seekers lit fires this week in protest over lockdowns that worsened cramped and squalid conditions on Lesbos. Now 12,000 migrants are homeless.

#arson, #asylum-right-of, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #greece, #immigration-and-emigration, #lesbos-greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #moria-greece, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

False Rumors That Activists Set Wildfires Exasperate Officials

Law enforcement agencies said claims on social media that antifascist activists had set fires on the West Coast were unfounded.

#antifa-movement-us, #arson, #oregon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

Three in Masks Sought in Denver House Fire That Killed Five

Detectives hope that a chilling picture of people in dark hoods and white masks leads them to those who set fire to a house this month, killing five members of a Senegalese family.

#arson, #denver-colo, #diol-adia, #diol-djibril, #diol-hassan, #diol-khadija, #fires-and-firefighters, #hawa-baye, #muslim-americans, #senegal

Volunteer Confesses to Starting Fire at Nantes Cathedral

French prosecutors have charged the man, a Rwandan refugee, with arson. He had been questioned and released earlier in the investigation.

#arson, #churches-buildings, #fires-and-firefighters, #france, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #nantes-france

Police Find Body in Building Burned Down During George Floyd Protests

The body was found at the site of a Minneapolis pawnshop that was set on fire just days after the death of Mr. Floyd.

#arson, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #fires-and-firefighters, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

Burning Ships in Iran Add to String of Dozens of Explosions and Fires

Iranian officials say that some of the explosions at factories and military facilities, and some forest fires, may have been sabotage but blamed weather and accidents for the others.

#arson, #defense-and-military-forces, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #natanz-iran, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons, #sabotage-crime, #tehran-iran, #wildfires

A Black-Owned Distillery in Minneapolis Pushes Forward

From the pandemic to protests to arson, Du Nord Craft Spirits has dealt with repeated turmoil and emerged with a new purpose.

#arson, #black-lives-matter-movement, #food-banks-and-pantries, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #montana-chris-1983, #montana-shanelle-1984, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture

He Was Playing With Fireworks. One Flew Into His Home, Video Shows.

In footage released by the Fire Department, flames rise in the Brooklyn house, a striking example of the dangers posed by the proliferation of fireworks.

#arson, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #fireworks

Derek Chauvin Charged in Death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

City officials on Friday were urging calm the day after protests turned violent and a police precinct went up in flames.

#arson, #black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #looting-crime, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

Their Minneapolis Restaurant Burned, but They Back the Protest

Though a Bangladeshi family lost their business in the uproar over the death of George Floyd, they support demonstrators and helped medics treat them.

#arson, #bangladeshi-americans, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #gandhi-mahal-minneapolis-minn-restaurant, #indian-food-cuisine, #islam-ruhel, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #restaurants

Church That Defied Coronavirus Restrictions Is Burned to Ground

A message at the scene that said, in part, “Bet you stay home now,” has led the police in Mississippi to suspect arson.

#arson, #churches-buildings, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #holly-springs-miss, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Israeli Settler Found Guilty of Murdering Palestinian Family in 2015 Arson

Amiram Ben-Uliel, 25, faces a life sentence for a racially motivated assault that was widely condemned as terrorism.

#arson, #ben-uliel-amiram, #dawabsheh-riham-d-2015, #decisions-and-verdicts, #duma-west-bank, #israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #palestinians, #revolt-israel, #shin-bet, #terrorism