Thursday 8/27 109:50 am. Maurice/Ariel makes bail thanks to his tranny-anarchist buds.
Wednesday 1:07 pm. Additional updates can be found upthread. (Title corrected.)
Update: Wednesday 10:30 am. Are Maurice Schwenkler and Ariel Attack one and the same person? It's starting to look that way.
Update: Wednesday 7:00 am. Now the Infoshop News linky no worky. Good thing this link at Anarchist News Dot Org still does.
That's what the Infoshop News forum is reporting:
Ariel Attack, a Denver-based anarchist, was arrested at 2:27am Tues, 24 here in Denver for allegedly smashing 11 windows of the Democratic Party headquaters at 777 Santa Fe Drive.
Right now we are trying to raise the bail money for her to get out of jail; her bail hearing will be tomorrow at 10am Denver time. Several lawyers have told us to expect anywhere from between $3,000 to $10,000 in bail, and due to the high publicity of the case here in Denver, we are expecting higher (lead story for most all local news outlets, and being picked up by national news networks).
At this moment, we do not know Ariel's status within the jail, especially regarding her gender classification. We have been unable to talk with Ariel since she went in. She is listed in the jail records and media under her birth name. We also do not know what plans, if any, she had made for this situation.
As such, Denver BB! and all of her friends and community are calling out hoping to raise the money to at least make bond. Jail is a dangerous place for everyone, but especially trans people, and we make every effort to get our friends and comrades out. We are also asking people to NOT call the jail and potentially out Ariel, which would create a very dangerous situation. Interaction with the jail is being done by people here in Denver in very specific ways to create the maximum amount of safety possible for Ariel.
People will be meeting up outside of the courthouse (14th and Bannock, across from civic center park) at 9:30 before going into court. All people are welcome.
Below is a link to the paypal account which will deposit money into the FREE ARIEL ATTACK FUND!!! Please do what you can to help get an amazing friend and comrade out of jail and back into her community. Also below are links to some of the corporate media stories about her arrest.
If you have any questions, you can email [email protected]
You can't make this stuff up, folks. Read additional info on the tangled web of progressive connections to the two suspects, Maurice Schwenkler and Ariel Attack here.
Update: The progressive-anarchist web just got more twisted. The blog Queers Against Obama lists Ariel Attack as one of their contributors.
Update 12:15am Colorado Indymedia has picked up the story and gives us the news that she/he has been charged with Felony Criminal Mischief (F4). Denver Anarchist Black Cross is also all over the story. Social War Chicago is beating the tom-tom for Ariel, as well.
When not wielding hammers, Ariel keeps busy not only writing for Queers Against Obama, but also contributing to the blog Gender Mutiny and Bash Back. Enter at your own risk, possums. (h/t FReeper smokingfrog.)
P.S. A big Rocky Mountain Hi to Michelle Malkin readers. Don't you just love that gal!