Anarchist/Activist Rob los Ricos: Political Prisoner in Oregon

On June 18th, 1999 protests against the global economy and corporate
ecocide erupted throughout the world. In London, a mess was made of the
financial district. In Eugene, Oregon, a Reclaim the Streets party
turned
to a riot with the help of the police, who fired tear gas at dispersing
protesters.

Rob los Ricos is currently serving a 88 month sentence for defending himself
during the Eugene melee – as a cop charged towards him, Rob threw a
rock at him in an effort to escape.

On June 18th, 1999 protests against the global economy and corporate
ecocide erupted throughout the world. In London, a mess was made of the
financial district. In Eugene, Oregon, a Reclaim the Streets party
turned
to a riot with the help of the police, who fired tear gas at dispersing
protesters.

Rob los Ricos is currently serving a 88 month sentence for defending himself
during the Eugene melee – as a cop charged towards him, Rob threw a
rock at him in an effort to escape.

Rob los Ricos (AKA Robert Thaxton) is an anarchist with a long history
of
agitation. His writings have appeared in publications such as Anarchy –
a
Journal of Desire Armed and Fifth Estate.

Rob’s two day trial was
characterized
by police lies and a heavy anti-anarchist bias. Rob was finally declared
guilty of Assault II and Riot. His sentencing was equally dire, as Judge
Bearden demanded that Rob serve the 70-month mandatory minimum
sentence for Assault II before starting on the 18 months he received for
Riot.

Our friend and ally Rob los Ricos (Robert Thaxton) has been sent to the
hole at Oregon State Penitentiary. At the time of writing, we do not
know why this has happened – prison officials are not being forthcoming
with information. We have been told that Rob can still receive mail, but
have not received anything from him for over two weeks. Rob has been in
the hole since November 15th, and could remain there for up to six
months.
We desperately need to know more about this, and will disseminate
whatever information we discover, as a first step towards an appropriate
response.

In the meantime, calls inquiring about Rob’s situation may be directed
to
the OSP authorities at (503) 378 2453. Please forward any available
documentation or data to APLAN (please email to dnegation@aol.com as
well).

Also, you may write to Rob:



Robert Thaxton #12112716
OSP

2605 State St.

Salem, OR

97310

Please be conscious of what you write to Rob at this delicate time and
its possible repercussions.

Author: From the Anarchist Prisoners’ Legal Aid Network

News Service: inews

URL: http://www.infoshop.org/index.html