The following information has appeared in A-infos, sent by <[email protected]>:

Comrade Rob los Ricos is in the 'hole' for refusal to submit to manditory DNA testing at Oregon State Penitentiary. We are unsure of the amount of time he will be in lock down.

Letters of encouragement can be sent to:
Rob Thaxton #12112716
OSP, 2605 State Street
Salem, OR 97310 USA

Letters must have a complete return address, use only ballpoint ink, avoid anarchist symbols and choose content carefully.

BACKROUND: Anarchist writer, Rob los Ricos, was arrested during an international day of solidarity in opposition to a G-8 Summit on June 18, 1999 in Eugene Oregon. The day the police came out to model their armor and excercise their force. Rob was sentenced to 7 years and 4 months for throwing a rock at a cop who was in pursuit.
This is an outrageous sentence. The cop was not injured and is a known racist. "It was easy for the court to single me out for harsh = treatment. I was from out-of-town. I think, act, look and smell like a guy who lives in the woods (because I am) and I'm Tejano. I'm unashamed of being an anarchist, a political activist and a writer of anarchist diatribes" RlR

For more information check out:
www.defenestrator.org/roblosricos/index.html