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Support All Eco Prisoners! Support Steve Murphy!

Steve was arrested on Oct. 1st and is being accused of a failed arson attempt in Pasadena, CA claimed by the ELF. He is currently in Texas waiting to be extradited to California. He has a long and scary road ahead of him and could use as much support and encouragement as possible.
Steve Murphy
Steve Murphy
Environmentalist Arrested for Attempted ELF Arson in California
Oct 2nd, 2009 by Will Potter

An environmental activist has been arrested in connection with the 2006 attempted arson of homes under construction in Pasadena, California. The government says the action is connected to the Earth Liberation Front.

The FBI alleges that DNA found on cigarettes left at the scene (as part of the incendiary device) matched the DNA of Stephen James Murphy, 43. The FBI says Murphy's DNA was in a state database for a previous arrest.

The Sept. 19, 2006, incident was unsuccessful, the incendiary device failed to ignite, but the next day "workers at the site could not start a tractor, where a note had been written in permanent marker that read 'ANOTHER TRACTOR DECOMMISSIONED BY THE E.L.F.'"

I just talked to Murphy's girlfriend, who said, "Steve is one of the kindest and gentlest souls I have ever met. He would never harm a fly let alone jepordize harming people, animals, or the environment. Not only was he an animal rights activists but he also did humanitarian aid and human rights work. Steve was a friend to everyone in need. Always."

I'll keep you posted as more comes out about this case and Stephen Murphy. But here's something to think about: this is a three-year-old crime that wasn't successful, didn't harm anyone, and only involved some vandalism to a tractor. One tractor. And this guy has been extradicted from Texas, and the FBI and prosecutors are moving forward with charges against him (of course it's too early to say, but given the history of similar ELF cases, a terrorism enhancement penalty could come into play).

Meanwhile, prosecutors don't have money for DNA testing in death penalty cases. But they can do it for a tractor.


Please take a moment to write a letter to Steve. He's got a long scary journey ahead of him. Please remember not to mention the case or anything that may be incriminating. He should be at this address for two weeks. Updates will be posted.

Steve Murphy #39013177
P.O. BOX 15330

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Kind and gentle 03.Oct.2009 06:15

andrew david blair

His girlfriend says that he is the most kind and gentle person, LOL. He was unsuccessful in his attempt to burn homes, so he should just be let go, I mean it was only one tractor and he is so kind and gentle and all. Poor thing. He is nothing but another felon, caught and on his way to prison. One can hope that these ELF turds will mess up and all will be caught and sent to prison like the criminals that they are.