A 24-year-old arrested this morning on suspicion of smashing 11 windows at Colorado Democratic Party headquarters tried to conceal his identity while allegedly committing the crime, according to police descriptions.
Maurice Schwenkler wore a shirt over his face, a hooded sweat shirt and latex gloves before he and another man fled the scene on bicycles, police said. Schwenkler was apprehended after a short chase. The other suspect remains at large.
While Schwenkler does not appear in the state’s voter registration database, a person by that name in November 2008 received $500 from a political 527 committee called Colorado Citizens Coalition for “communications,” according to campaign finance disclosures.
The accountant for the 527 appears to be the same woman who handles the books for many other Democratic-leaning political committees.
A Maurice Schwenkler also signed an online 2005 petition to free anti-war Christian protesters who were captured in Iraq.
State Democratic Party Chairwoman Pat Waak initially blamed the vandalism on animosity surrounding the health care debate, though Denver police declined to comment on possible motives
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:41 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Schwenkler was also paid by the SEIU-group CCC
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:44 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:46 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by autodidact at 10:48 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
I wonder if he decided they owed him more than agreed for whatever 'job' he did for them in the first place and vandalized a few cars. That or he was in on a scheme to try to make the right look like they are vandalizing criminals. Take your pick.
Although, this makes me think that there is more to the story than we will possibly ever know:
State Democratic Party Chairwoman Pat Waak initially blamed the vandalism on animosity surrounding the health care debate.
Quick way to jump on the Finger Point Express.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:51 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Upon hearing of Schwenkler, Democratic Party Chairwoman Pat Waak backed off of a statement made yesterday that the vandalism was part of "an effort on the other side to stir up hate."
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:57 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
grly, don't you get tired talking to yourself?
No, actually I find theliberal leaners game of avoidance and refusing to acknowledge the wrong ~doing rather humorous... Silly anons who avoid the issues and make elemntary school comments only add to the comedy. :oP
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:07 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
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