FC: Raisethefist.com owner busted in NYC for "disorderly conduct"

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 08:06:35 PST

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    From: Duncan Frissell <frissellat_private>
    Subject: 'Raise the Fist' Owner Busted in NYC
    To: cypherpunksat_private, declanat_private
    Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 09:59:52 -0500
    By BRAD HUNTER and LARRY CELONA of the New York Post
    February 5, 2002 -- A would-be teen terrorist, wanted by the FBI for
    allegedly posting a how-to-blow-things-up Web site, was nabbed during
    World Economic Forum demonstrations, cops said yesterday.
    Sherman Austin, 18, of tony Sherman Oaks, Calif., was arrested Saturday
    for disorderly conduct during a demonstration at 59th Street and Fifth
    They soon discovered that Austin was suspected by the feds of posting
    explosives information on the Internet. When investigators raided his
    apartment Jan 24, they said they discovered a treasure-trove of
    mischief-making tools.
    In addition to computers, they found literature advocating revolution,
    gas canisters, iced-tea bottles filled with flammable material, gas
    masks and an anarchist flag.
    Austin's car contained fertilizer, cans of brake fluid and two gas
    canisters. He runs an anarchist Web site that provides a litany of
    methods that can be used for urban thuggery - including making
    He has been turned over to the feds.
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