FBI blames Animal Liberation Front in anarchist �free store� arson
A.L.F. has been blamed for some absurd things, but this is a first: NYC
police and the FBI�s Joint Terrorism Task Force have named the Animal
Liberation Front as suspects in an arson against an unlikely target: the
Brooklyn Free Store, a community run thrift store.
The fire destroyed
the building. The Brooklyn Free Store was a community resource, where people
could pick up items for free. What role a small thrift store could have in
animal abuse was not explained, and the FBI didn�t say why they believed the
A.L.F. could be responsible.
I have written in past articles on the A.L.F. being scapegoated in
actions that were clearly not the work of animal liberationists. In one
example, a kangaroo was found loose near a roadside zoo. The owner told
police the kangaroo liberation wasn�t the product of inadequate fencing, but
the work of the Animal Liberation Front.
In another case. Santa Cruz
police hinted the A.L.F. was behind vandalism to a vehicle owned by a
UC-Santa Cruz researcher. Problem was, the researcher didn�t do animal
A Free Store volunteer stated she was �pretty positive that
ALF had nothing to do with the fire.�