FC: Overthrowthegovernment.org owner arrested at U.S. border

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Mar 12 2002 - 15:11:38 PST

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    [I have not researched this case and do not know Marc Perkel. The lasd.org 
    sheriff's site lists Marc Perkel's cause of arrest as: "FUGITIVE FROM 
    JUSTICE WARRANTLESS ARREST." His own website, perkel.com, says he was 
    arrested in Missouri in Sep. 1998 on charges of trespassing. So far I've 
    seen nothing to indicate the "fugitive from justice" status has anything to 
    do with Perkel's web publishing or political views. --Declan]
    To: declanat_private
    Subject: Marc Perkel, owner of www.overthrowthegovernment.org
    Cc: bartcopat_private
    Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 23:39:40 CET
    From: "Magnus Hellman" <magnushat_private>
    Hi Declan,
    Marc Perkel, who owns the above web-site, was arrested (I think this 
    morning) on return to LA from Australia.  There's an arrest booking at 
    The police are apparently not telling Perkel why he was arrested.  It's 
    possibly over a matter of $2500, but he can't use his credit card to send 
    the money because the complainant hasn't been identified.  Perkel will 
    probably be extradited to Missouri where he is wanted, but again the police 
    aren't saying why.  Details of Perkel's run-ins with police in Missouri can 
    be found at <http://www.perkel.com/pbl/city/index.htm>.
    Perkel is also the owner of the web-site behind BartCop.com 
    <http://www.bartcop.com>, a daily political humour site which is sometimes 
    critical of the current federal administration.  Updates of Perkel's 
    situation will probably be posted first at <http://www.bartcop.com>, or 
    <http://www.network54.com/Hide/Forum/82850> (on online chat forum) if the 
    police pull the plug on Perkel's server.
    Magnus Hellman
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