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12/27/2009

DNC Vandal Gets Probation

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 5:03 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The Colorado Democratic Party headquarters was vandalized — 11 windows were broken with a hammer — during last August’s Democratic National Convention in Denver. The vandals, who tried to make it look like conservatives were responsible by leaving an anti-Obamacare poster at the scene, had the back luck of getting caught in the act. He was subsequently ID’d as Maurice Schwenkler aka Ariel Attack, a 24-year-old transgender anarchist and member of the Denver Anarchist Black Cross.

The Denver Post has an update on Schwenkler:

“Activist Maurice Joseph Schwenkler, 24, pleaded guilty today [12/21/2009] to a second-degree misdemeanor for smashing windows at the Colorado Democratic Party headquarters last summer.

He received one year of probation and was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution for the Aug. 25 incident at the party headquarters at 8th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive, according to the Denver District Attorney’s office.

Schwenkler and an accomplice, who was never identified, took a hammer to 11 plate-glass windows. Police caught them in the act and Schwenkler was arrested.”

Anarchists and the gay, lesbian and transgender protest group ‘Denver Bash Back’ supported Schwenkler and raised money for his bail and defense. I’m not sure what the Colorado Democratic Party’s position was on the vandalism or sentence. CDP Chairwoman Pat Waak was quick to blame conservatives when it occurred … until Schwenkler’s name came up on lists of Obama contributors and Democratic get-out-the-vote workers. However, I couldn’t find any reference at the CDP website when I searched “Schwenkler,” “Schewenkler” or “Ariel.”

— DRJ

8 Responses to “DNC Vandal Gets Probation”

  1. The judge didn’t want him cornering the market on all the cigarettes in the cellblock.

    nk (df76d4)

  2. Even after his arrest the CDP kept blaming the GOP for the “atmosphere of hostility” that caused the violence. despite the fact that he was a volunteer for the CDP earlier that year.

    She has never, to this day, apologized.

    MaaddMaaxx (b91eb0)

  3. “She has never, to this day, apologized”

    Why would she, she’s probably a member of ACORN!

    AD - RtR/OS! (55853a)

  4. Schwenkler and an accomplice, who was never identified,

    Say what? This git got probation while protecting an accomplice?

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  5. This is one of multiple stories involving Democrat workers and volunteers. The kid who hacked Sarah Palin’s e-mail, the guy who slashed tires of GOP get-out-the-vote cars on election day, the couple who hacked Gingrich’s cell phone call. They all got off with nothing.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  6. Im in favor of making these vandals pay for the damage they do out of their own pockets and make them do the labor as well

    Krazy Kagu (70e4d4)

  7. > Im in favor of making these vandals pay for the damage they do out of their own pockets and make them do the labor as well

    Four words — apply hate crime legislation.

    OBloodyhell (d82bc5)

  8. RICO!

    AD - RtR/OS! (191d21)


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