Despite assumptions and suggestions to the contrary, the suspect in this week’s vandalism at the Democratic Party Headquarters in Denver has no known ties to Republican or Democratic groups.
Instead, a Denver Investigative Reporter found several anarchist Web sites calling the suspect a comrade of theirs.
Getting Maurice Schwenkler out of jail was a top priority because, as anarchist Web sites say, jail is especially dangerous for transgendered people like Schwenkler who identifies as a woman and uses the name ‘Ariel Attack’ including when writing for a radical gay rights Web site, "Queers Against Obama.”
Schwenkler has been arrested before – at the Republican National Convention last summer – when protestors refused police orders to disperse.
The Denver Post has also learned Schwenkler was involved in mainstream politics as well – getting paid last year by a liberal group to campaign for Mollie Collum – a democratic state house candidate from Centennial who lost to Republican Representative David Balmer.
Balmer says Colorado Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak was out-of-line to say it was the ‘other side’s’ heated healthcare rhetoric that led to this.
Schwenkler and several of the anarchists raising bail money refused to comment.