Saturday, December 24, 2005
Arizona Indymedia Elder Dies in Prison
We mourn the passing of our dear friend and community member, Bill Rodgers, who worked tirelessly for the causes of social justice and environmental sustainability.Part of this work landed him in prison for 'eco-terror'.
William C. Rodgers, 40, of Prescott, Ariz., committed suicide, according to the Coconino County sheriff's office. The county medical examiner determined that Rodgers suffocated after placing a plastic bag over his head while he was being held in a one-person cell.Bill was also an active member of the Arizona IMC collective.
Rodgers was one of six people arrested this month in connection with eco-terrorist attacks in Oregon and Washington in recent years. He was charged in the firebombing of a government wildlife lab outside Olympia, Wash.
In an affidavit filed in federal court last week, an FBI agent said Rodgers attended a meeting of Earth Liberation Front members in western Colorado where the arson of a Vail, Colo., ski resort was planned.
Over on SF Bay Area Indymedia they are 'mourning' his passing by insisting he was whacked by the Government.
Four successive comments:
Are we sure that he killed himself? Is there any independent investigation of the circunstances of his dead?Of course.
The plastic bag is a common method that the cops use during interrogations to extort informations. Guantanamo and Abu Grahib are everywhere.
Respect for Bill.
let's not shy away
He was murdered, people. Face up to it.