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MonfortFrom anarchistnews.org:

It has been almost year now since Christopher Monfort was arrested and shot by three Seattle cops outside of his Tukwila apartment (which left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair). The police responded to a tip in relation to the scene in Seattle last Halloween when one Seattle police officer was shot. The cop killing has been linked to the Oct. 22 2009 arson of four police cars in Seattle. In both incidents American flags were left behind. While at the arson, leaflets related to the beating of a young black girl in King County (http://www.seattlepi.com/local/401779_schene28.html) were left behind as well, reading “These deaths are dedicated to (King County Sheriff’s) Deputy Travis Bruner, he stood by and did nothing, as Deputy Paul Schene Brutally beat and Unarmed 14 year old Girl in their care.”

Monfort has been imprisoned since last November. Little support has been given to him. Monfort is not an anarchist, his ideas differ greatly from most anarchist thought. Nonetheless, he is open to dialog and like most others, would appreciate communication. Take this as an opportunity to engage with someone who has taken their ideas to their conclusions and/or offer an analysis to debate.

Monfort’s next hearing is Dec 6 in Seattle. The prosecutor is perusing the death penalty.

Write to Christopher Monfort at:

Christopher John Monfort
#209040021
500 Fifth Avenue
Seattle , WA 98104

Christopher Monfort thrown out of status hearing after protesting police racism

MonfortFrom Capitalist News Sources:

Christopher Monfort, accused of killing a Seattle police officer last Halloween, tried his best Wednesday to interrupt a court hearing in his pending capital-murder case, issuing another diatribe against police misconduct.

Monfort’s interruptions in court are becoming routine, but this time Monfort was visibly angry, pounding his fist on the table as attorneys tried to hold the hearing over the din.

Monfort added a new refrain in calling for the public to “awaken from your slumber” and openly carry weapons, a practice called “open carry.”

“If you won’t protect each other, who is going to do it?” Monfort said as he was wheeled out of court. “The only way to do it is a show of force — we’re going to have to open carry, all of us. … Who is going to be the first person to open an open-carry coffee shop?”

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Christopher Monfort’s speech in court

Christopher Monfort, a Denver native who is accused of firebombing several police vehicles and murdering a police officer in Seattle, made the following statement in court earlier this month:

The preamble to the constitution, it gives the citizens ultimate authority with regards to our rights. If we fail to use that authority when needed, we will lose both our rights and our authority. Now, Mr. Calhoun is a parent, and I’m sure he’s feeling hurt. The police in our society are employees. They work for us. We depend on them to do exactly the opposite of what Deputy Schene and Deputy Brunner did. Deputy Brunner was equally as guilty. We depend on the police to protect us from the police as well. If the police are wrong, we depend on the police to cross the blue line of silence and apprehend, detain and file charges against those police who are corrupt.

“This world has seen that kind of behavior before. We saw it in World War II, with Stalin as he took power away from the people and abused his police authorities. We saw it with Mussolini. And we saw it with Hitler. This is not a small problem. We have forgotten that the very first war that our people fought was against the police force that was not answerable to the people. The police force was a local police force, it was under King George the 3rd. And our greatest generation, which was our first generation, fought against that. And that’s why we have the freedoms we have today.

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Christopher Monfort death penalty decision due by June 15

Again a little dated (December 29), but another mainstream media story with an update on the trial of Christopher Monfort in Seattle, accused of firebombing police vehicles and killing a police officer.  From the Seattle Times:

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg will decide by June 15 whether to seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton on Halloween night. Defense attorneys for Christopher Monfort had asked for the delay so they can prepare information in opposition to the death penalty for their client.

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Seattle: Christopher Monfort pleads Not Guilty to firebombing police vehicles, shooting officers

MonfortThis is a bit dated, but we haven’t seen any anarchist media with this update yet

From Seattle Corporate Media on December 14, 2009:

The man accused of killing a Seattle police officer and fireboming several police vehicles pleaded not guilty in court on Monday.

Christopher Monfort has been charged with aggravated first-degree murder and attempted murder in the October 31 shooting that killed Officer Timothy Brenton and wounded his partner, Britt Sweeney.

He is also facing two other charges of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree arson stemming from the Oct. 22 firebombing and his alleged attempt to accused Monfort of planning and executing a “one-man war against the Seattle Police Department.”

Investigators said DNA evidence found at the scene of Brenton’s slaying and the earlier arson at a police maintenance yard were a match to Monfort. His DNA was found on identical American flag bandannas dropped at both scenes as “calling cards,” according to court documents.

In addition, a rifle found in Monfort’s apartment is an identical ballistic match to the weapon used to kill Brenton and wound his partner, Britt Sweeney, according to investigators.

Prosecutors accused Monfort of placing bombs at the scene of the Oct. 22 arson that were designed to explode and kill police, firefighters and medics who arrived to battle a blaze that destroyed a large command vehicle. The bombs were placed under two parked patrol cars.

Inside Monfort’s apartment, police said they found three rifles, including the one used to kill Brenton, and a pistol-grip shotgun, as well as several bombs consisting of propane bottles wrapped with duct tape, nails protruding. Some had very short fuses, indicating Monfort could light them and throw them at police, and another had a fuse sitting on the heating element of his kitchen stove, authorities said.

You can write to Chris at:
Christopher John Monfort
BA209040021
KCCF
500 5TH Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Seattle: Denverite arrested for actions against the police

MonfortSEATTLE – A man shot by police as he was sought in connection with the Halloween killing of a Seattle police officer has been identified as 41-year-old Christopher Monfort of Denver.

At a news conference, Seattle assistant police chief Jim Pugel said that a search Saturday of Monfort’s apartment turned up two rifles and improvised explosive devices, which were disarmed by police before they were removed.

Monfort was in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center Saturday. Hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg-Hanson says he underwent hours of surgery Friday and arrived at the hospital in critical condition.

More on this story at Til It Breaks