Animal Rights Activist Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail for Having Bolt Cutters in his Car
An animal rights activist with a long history of activism—and an equally long rap sheet—was sentenced to 30 months in jail for having bolt cutters in the back of his Prius.
Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang were driving through rural Illinois on August 15, 2013, at about 1 AM when they were pulled over by police. The cops say they stopped them because the brand-new green Prius had only temporary dealer plates. But rather than let them off with a warning, police asked to search the car.
Olliff and Lang refused to consent to the search and quickly realized that this wouldn’t be a normal traffic stop. After police separated them into two squad cars, Lang heard one officer on the police radio say of Olliff, “He’s on the terrorist watch list.”
Police brought out drug-sniffing dogs, and not surprisingly, they say the dogs smelled something (Lang says “the hardest drug in the car was caffeine”). When police searched the car, they found, among other items, bolt cutters and wire cutters. The two were charged with “possession of burglary tools,” a felony.
Continue

Animal Rights Activist Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail for Having Bolt Cutters in his Car

An animal rights activist with a long history of activism—and an equally long rap sheet—was sentenced to 30 months in jail for having bolt cutters in the back of his Prius.

Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang were driving through rural Illinois on August 15, 2013, at about 1 AM when they were pulled over by police. The cops say they stopped them because the brand-new green Prius had only temporary dealer plates. But rather than let them off with a warning, police asked to search the car.

Olliff and Lang refused to consent to the search and quickly realized that this wouldn’t be a normal traffic stop. After police separated them into two squad cars, Lang heard one officer on the police radio say of Olliff, “He’s on the terrorist watch list.”

Police brought out drug-sniffing dogs, and not surprisingly, they say the dogs smelled something (Lang says “the hardest drug in the car was caffeine”). When police searched the car, they found, among other items, bolt cutters and wire cutters. The two were charged with “possession of burglary tools,” a felony.

Continue

Notes:

  1. torinbevins reblogged this from vicemag
  2. anarchovegansuberalles reblogged this from vicemag
  3. vonbasque reblogged this from vicemag
  4. questioninghuman reblogged this from vicemag
  5. batnotman reblogged this from veganantifa and added:
    why the fuck is that a felony? uhg. the police state is as depressing as it is oppressive.
  6. scherbensalat reblogged this from kady-xvx
  7. homesteadhome reblogged this from unsunng
  8. spacediving reblogged this from cosmic-jedi-knight
  9. orangesandwhiskey reblogged this from ghost-of-saintjimmy
  10. youngdumbandrisky reblogged this from infinity-andbey8nd
  11. infinity-andbey8nd reblogged this from sudwalla
  12. unsunng reblogged this from sudwalla
  13. skypipez reblogged this from sudwalla
  14. ligiarborges reblogged this from sudwalla
  15. storrmytherabbit reblogged this from sudwalla
  16. sudwalla reblogged this from theveganescapist
  17. symistic reblogged this from kady-xvx
  18. sher-lock-your-doors reblogged this from xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx
  19. ghost-of-saintjimmy reblogged this from forevertheangrygirl
  20. morelikedoctorhulabaloo reblogged this from pipejen
  21. thebunnyalliance reblogged this from veganantifa
  22. wall-eplur reblogged this from keepyourcuriosity
  23. forevertheangrygirl reblogged this from tofuttiqt
  24. keepyourcuriosity reblogged this from touchmeimfilthy
  25. art-kills-artists reblogged this from pipejen
  26. tofuttiqt reblogged this from pipejen
  27. internetsmyonlyfriend reblogged this from touchmeimfilthy
  28. pipejen reblogged this from fxckingfight
  29. touchmeimfilthy reblogged this from fxckingfight
  30. karmaearth reblogged this from girlgoesgrrr
  31. hooligansofheaven reblogged this from veganantifa