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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Police Blotter: I Enjoy Watching Jeff Monson Fight, But ...

Wow, he is a fucking idiot!

On Wednesday, Thurston County Superior Court (Washington) issued a warrant for Monson, who's been charged with first-degree malicious-mischief.

On November 26, Monson not only spray-painted anarchist and antiwar graffito on the state Capitol, but had it preserved, in picture form, in December's issue of ESPN Magazine.

And, just when you think that's the topper, along comes the following, taken when Monson (who's out of state and readily admitted his guilt) was reached for comment by The Olympian:

"Every great movement in the United States, from civil rights, women's rights, the labor movement, has been the result of people standing up and breaking the law, refusing to stand at the back of the bus, refusing to stand aside when the government asks you to get off their property.

And now, these people are seen as pioneers. But at the time, they were criminals — they were literally criminals. I'm not here to advocate for myself; at some point you have to stand up.

When a country's committing an illegal war, you're not supposed to stand aside."

If convicted, Monson could face up to ten-years in jail and a twenty-thousand-dollar fine (which would just cover the cleanup costs, according to authorities).

On the last edition of 'MMA Sunday' (cheap-plug alert!), Casey recently spoke about mixed-martial-arts' recent rash of seemingly endless arrests and deaths, and while he really wasn't able to come up with a reason or an answer (nor am I), it's clear that an eerie parallel to the pro wrestling of the eighties has already developed and something needs to be done.