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From http://www.countycriminal.com

Skagit County Courthouse. From http://www.countycriminal.com.

News outlets in the Seattle area are reporting that Skagit County has filed burglary and theft charges against Camano Island native Colton Harris-Moore.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/New-charges-filed-for-Barefoot-Bandit-in-plane-theft-192121421.html

http://q13fox.com/2013/02/20/new-charges-filed-against-imprisoned-barefoot-bandit/#axzz2LPDJ0UEt

Remember the plane he stole and flew to Orcas Island while a fugitive? Yep. That’s what this is about. This is not double jeopardy or “reaching” or an injustice or misuse of the legal system like some are already lamenting online. These were charges that were filed before, as KOMO says, then dropped to allow for a plea deal in other cases, and have been filed again. (more…)

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From KOMO News (http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Barefoot-Bandit-emails-ridicule-law-enforcement–137990673.html):

SEATTLE (AP) — “Barefoot Bandit” Colton Harris-Moore ridiculed police and prosecutors in emails and phone calls from prison recently, undercutting his claims that he’s sorry for his two-year crime spree, the U.S. attorney’s office said in court documents filed Tuesday.

In these emails, KOMO says, Harris-Moore allegedly called police, prosecutors, and reporters swine, vermin, and fools in direct contradiction to his previous “apology.” He bragged about his crime spree and obviously believes, in true narcissistic form, that he is above other people:

“The things I have done as far as flying and airplanes goes, is amazing,” he wrote in one email last August. “Nobody on this planet have done what I have, except for the Wright brothers.” (more…)

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Barry Goldwater once said that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. As I sat down to type out my thoughts on Colton Harris-Moore’s sentencing today, that is the quote that comes to mind.

I am not disappointed that a miscreant of this magnitude has been sentenced to seven years in prison and has yet to be sentenced for federal charges. What I am disappointed in is how easily the public and our legal system can be manipulated into believing that a serial criminal is a victim. (more…)

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Today KING 5 reported that Pam Kohler, Colton Harris-Moore’s mother, has asked for production on a movie about his exploits to be stopped until she gets $300,000: http://www.king5.com/news/local/Colton-Harris-Moores-mom-reacts-to-plea-deal-Report-124439864.html.

Kohler says that she was promised $300,000 and is taking legal action to make sure she gets it. If there is a legally binding agreement that ensures she gets the money, she obviously has a right to do this. But it makes me sick, just sick, that she is still behaving so casually about her son’s crimes and can profit from them. She encouraged some of them, remember. (more…)

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Money

http://dcfederaldefenseattorney.com/2011/06/01/barefoot-bandit-criminal-forfeiture-rule-32-2b-of-the-federal-rules-of-criminal-procedure/

Federal defense attorney Erich Ferrari has posted a good explanation of criminal forfeiture law on his blog. I hadn’t seen a technical explanation in the local media  of how Colton Harris-Moore can “give up” money he doesn’t yet have, and this explains it clearly.

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Brain Diagram

I just posted this on another blog that asked what we could be doing to encourage Colton Harris-Moore to live a more responsible life. Feel free to join the discussion at http://catchthebarefootbandit.wordpress.com/. Healthy, respectful discussions can lead to great things.

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I’m fine with being the lone dissenting voice on this view if that winds up being the case. I’ll stick to my guns about Harris-Moore needing an in-depth evaluation by a qualified forensic psychologist for the public’s sake as well as his own. This should factor into his sentencing, along with expert testimony. (more…)

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Books

Camano Island is home to a diverse and talented group of people. Thousands of them work on the mainland, some quite a distance from their enchanted isle. Despite the time it takes to commute to and from their jobs, they are able to balance enriching home lives on Camano with fulfilling careers that benefit other communities as well.

One such Camano resident is Marlene Moodie, who manages the Brier Library. Brier is a mostly residential area sandwiched between Lynnwood and Kenmore just north of the King-Snohomish County line. This library is part of the Sno-Isle Library system, the same library district that serves the Stanwood-Camano area. (more…)

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CBS 48 Hours

Tonight’s episode of CBS’ 48 Hours was about Washington’s own Colton Harris-Moore.

There had been little about Harris-Moore in the media lately until he was indicted on five federal charges this week. He’ll be arraigned next Thursday.

I tried to keep an open mind while watching this 48 Hours episode, but it was hard to do so when this guy stole an assault rifle from a deputy’s car a block from my weekend home at the time. It was also unsettling to know that someone with no regard for others’ property was running around in the woods nearby. (more…)

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My love of the Stanwood-Camano area of Washington goes back years, and it has one of the best news, opinion, and information blogs out there, Camano Community.

http://www.camanocommunity.net/

Jeff High and Roy Lesher are constantly updating their website with all kinds of fascinating and useful information. I saved a recent piece on how to capture fruit flies, and today was intrigued by a New York Times article they posted about the family living in the pyramid on top of Seattle’s Smith Tower.

Even if you find the local news in that area irrelevant (it’s actually very interesting because of the eclectic mix of people there), the how-tos, educational pieces, photographs, and wide variety of opinions on this site will keep you entertained.

The new, improved website just debuted this week, and I encourage my fellow Washingtonians and others to check it out. Jeff and Roy do a great job of keeping a variety of information flowing, and they care deeply about the welfare of other people, animals, and their community.

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Truth Lies

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/98570694.html

It has become quite clear that Pam Kohler and Colton Harris-Moore plan on profiting from his crimes. Today KOMO reported that one of their attorneys is investigating “defamation” against his clients as well.

So not only do they want to make money off of people’s misery, now they might want revenge– for what he caused and she might have enabled. (more…)

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