Suspect in DNC vandalism not tied to mainstream political parties

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

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.

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