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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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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. ************************************************************************************* I’m fine with being the lone dissenting voice on this view if that winds […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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