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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A headline on KOMO News reads Prolific burglar nabs 10 years in prison: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Prolific-burglar-nabs-10-years-in-prison-167390475.html. Here’s the article: SEATTLE — A man responsible for a string of burglaries across North Seattle and a robber in the University District was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday. Maxfield Dare, 18, had pleaded guilty to several charges, including […]
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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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Martha Stout, author of The Sociopath Next Door, said, “The most universal behavior of unscrupulous people is not directed, as one might imagine, at our fearfulness. It is, perversely, an appeal to our sympathy.” I find it very disturbing when people fall for this mind game, a trap that low to no conscience types and their defenders […]
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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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http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20101118/NEWS01/711189838 Colton Harris-Moore’s defense attorney has threatened to bankrupt Island and San Juan Counties if they prosecute him on their soil. Instead, John Henry Browne would like to consolidate all charges and have them dealt with at the federal level.
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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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