Of course the media still refers to Marie Mason as an "environmental activist", despite her admission that she was involved in numerous arsons and other crimes as a member of ELF--the Earth Liberation Front, one of which caused over a million dollars worth of damage to a lab at Michigan State University.
Sorry, Marie, but when you cross the line from pickets and petitions and letter-writing campaigns and start setting off bombs and burning down buildings, you're not an activist and more--you're a terrorist who belongs at Gitmo with all of the other dangerous psychopaths.
Now maybe some of the liberal goof-ball groups will stop begging for money for her and crying about how she's "dying" in prison because they won't accommodate her vegan meal preferences. Maybe she should have thought of that before she decided to become a serial arsonist.
Funny part was, as part of her plea deal, the prosecutors agreed to not charge her in the other twelve incidents that she'd been party to--but the judge still exceeded that recommendation, in part because Marie had been stupid enough to list Ron Coronado--another eco-terrorist who'd been convicted of an earlier arson at Michigan State in 1993--as a "hero" on her MySpace page. These green weenies really aren't too smart, are they?
Mason and he ex-husband Frank Ambrose admitted destroying homes under construction in the Detroit area and in Indiana, among other acts. Their spree began in 1999 when they traveled to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to set fire to two boats owned by a man who formerly raised minks.
Total damage: $4.1 million.
Sometimes, the bad people really get what's coming to them. Today was one of those days.