EUGENE, OR – Wanted by the FBI, Josephine Sunshine Overaker, an ecoterrorist arsonist vegan, for acts of domestic terrorism.
On January 16, 2006, Overaker was indicted on charges connected to activities while she was a member of the domestic terrorism groups the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF).
It is believed she fled the United States and that she may be living in Spain. A $50,000 reward is offered for information leading to her arrest.
She is considered an escape risk.
Overaker was charged for involvement in seventeen incidents that collectively caused an estimated $48 million in damages.
One of the arson incidents, known as the Vail Ski Resort fire, caused $12 million in damages and is considered the most destructive act of eco-sabotage in US history.
Please check out the FBI’s page on Overaker for information that can help in identifying her.
In 2018, the Oregonian reported on the arrest of one of Overaker’s accomplices, bringing the total number of arrests to eleven. Like Charles Manson’s criminal associates, this cell of twelve arsonists referred to themselves as “the Family”.
From their point of view, according to family member Jonathan Paul:
“None of the processes work…like the legal process, litigation. We compare ourselves to the underground railroad, to some guerrilla movements that are trying to free themselves from oppressive governments.”
In other words, if they can’t get what they want by legal means, they are justified in using illegal means, even arson, to get what they want.
And what do they want?
“To protect the environment”.
To accomplish that goal, they have destroyed a ski lodge, horse corrals, a slaughterhouse, a car dealership, a power station, and myriad other targets. In every example, the destroyed facility had to be restored, meaning that the eco-terrorists accomplished nothing more than frightening and antagonizing their victims.
To accomplish the restoration, economic damage had to be restored through insurance or other means. At the same time, to protect civilized humans from the predations of these malignant tumors on society, significant expenses were incurred related to capture, prosecute, and incarcerate members of the group. In other words, their value to society is less than zero.
All of the members of the family who were ordered to serve time in prison have since been released. They have all been ordered to make restitution in amounts varying from just under $1 million to almost $18 million depending on which fires each family member was connected with.
What are the chances that any of these misanthropes will ever be in a position to pay restitution?
Their skills range from computer software tester (Joseph Dibee), masseuse, midwife, shepherd, and firefighter (Overaker), nanny (Rebecca Rubin), terrorist (Stanislas G. Meyerhoff ), to marijuana grower and distributor (Nathan Block and Joyanna Zacher). If only there were some doctors or lawyers in the group, they’d have a chance at restitution.
The crimes the family were charged with dated back as early as 1998. Their victims had to solve the problems they caused a long time ago.
At the same time, the courts had to solve the problem posed by the family by incarcerating them for terms that ranged between three years and one month to thirteen years.
Their victims had to spend money, time, and effort through no fault of their own. Their insurance companies paid out money through no fault of their own. The taxpayers of Oregon had to pay for the capture, trials, and incarceration of these individuals. Also, no fault of their own.
How is it that people like Overaker or her accomplice Paul and others, feel that they have the authority to break the law with impunity, harm their fellow citizens, destroy property, and thwart law enforcement?
The thinking behind their reckless and dangerous acts is no different from what we see among protester/rioters in liberal-run cities across America.
Those riots wouldn’t be possible without people like these.
They are so “desperate” for their cause to be successful that they will sacrifice their careers, forsake their families, and compromise their integrity to achieve it. This is a very dangerous attitude to have and it is an attitude that must change.
Overaker must be caught and brought to justice. The same is true for every other criminal that is today making a mockery of the criminal justice system, committing crimes, getting arrested, then released almost immediately.
If America is to remain a country of law and order, we first must re-establish the primacy of our laws by establishing order. Then and only then can we discuss the issues important to environmentalists and eco-terrorists.
Until then, their words are as empty and worthless as the destruction they have left in their wake.
Elsewhere on the “most wanted” list:
KNOXVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has just added a new person to their most wanted list. The man is an attorney alleged to have coerced clients into paying for his services with sex when they couldn’t afford his fees.
David Whelan was indicated for rape following an investigation that was launched against him in February of 2019. Agents from the TBI had uncovered that Whelan was forcing female clients of his to pay him with sex in order to absolve them of any monetary attorney’s fees.
UPDATE: In our ongoing effort to locate fugitive David Whelan, and after developing new information in the search, we’ve now added him to our state’s #MostWanted list.
There is now a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to his arrest.
Tips: 1-800-TBI-FIND pic.twitter.com/39Ub8R5L5F
— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) September 4, 2020
Back in June of this year, Whelan was arrested and charged initially with four counts of rape by fraud, four counts of rape by coercion, and one count of promoting prostitution.
His bond was set at $75,000 at the time, which based upon his at-large status means that he was able to make bond after his arrest.
Whelan was slated to appear in court earlier in September for charges of aggravated rape and statutory rape by an authority figure, which Whelan did not make his scheduled appearance. The TBI is currently offering a reward of $2,500 for information that can lead to the arrest of Whelan.
— Leslie Earhart (@TBILeslie) September 4, 2020
The accused 49-year-old was cited as having practiced in federal appeals, estate planning, family law, administrative law and general practice prior to his arrest.
Anyone who can assist investigators with details on Whelan’s whereabouts can contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
In other cases involving wanted suspects, a man in Wesley Chapel, Florida is wanted for allegedly beating his wife after a tire blowout on the interstate.
Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol say that 45-year-old Joey Edward Morgan not only attacked his wife of 12-years after a tire blowing out – but tried to kill her afterwards.
Morgan is wanted for charges of charge of attempted murder after authorities say that on September 3rd the suspect had yanked his wife out of the driver’s seat of their Dodge Ram pickup by her hair, headbutt her, punched her and then threw her into oncoming traffic on Interstate 75.
A tractor-trailer nearly struck the woman when she was tossed into traffic – but was luckily able to swerve out of the way without incident. Morgan was also said to have verbally threatened to kill his wife multiple times during the attack.
Florida man wanted for beating wife after I-75 tire blowout, troopers say https://t.co/ZbfZa33c4r
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) September 4, 2020
Witnesses and the victim informed the troopers that responded to the scene of what played out that morning, but by the time authorities had arrived, the suspect had already fled the area by foot.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Morgan are asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol with said tips.
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Meanwhile, in Topeka, Kansas, the FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify potential victims of Jeffrey Pierce.
Pierce is a 40-year-old former teacher, and boys basketball coach at Topeka’s Seaman High School.
He has one count of possessing child pornography which is alleged to have occurred Sept. 2, 2020. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. Currently, he is in federal prison.
#Breaking Tonight: FBI Kansas City is seeking the public’s help in identifying victims of Jeffrey Pierce. If you believe you or your child might be a victim, please contact the FBI at the email address: TopekaVAP@fbi.gov pic.twitter.com/U3kg62EoCd
— FBI Kansas City (@FBIKansasCity) September 3, 2020
He used social media, where he posed to be a teenage girl on social networking programs like Instagram, Snapchat, KiK, and Grinder.
Below is a list of names he used:
- Addie Strode
- Addison Strode
- jp131780 (Addilyn)
- Jordan_reh (Kennedy)
- Kennedy Lacrone
- Jordy Rey Rey
- jacy townsend
- jordyreyrey (Addie Strode) (Kennedy)
Once he contacted his prey, he would engage with them, and then solicit explicit photos or videos from the juvenile victims according to the FBI in Kansas.
It’s the typical approach of any alleged pedophile.
When the school found out about the arrest, and the investigation, the district immediately agreed to work with the FBI.
Obviously, Pierce has been fired. More on that below.
“We’re very crushed and devastated to learn of what’s happened.”
Pierce started his teaching career with the The Auburn-Washburn School District at Washburn Rural High School and Middle School coaching cross country, boys basketball and track.
He taught U.S. History for nine years, taught freshman World History and coached JV boys basketball with the Seaman School District. The school said he had a wife and two daughters.
I’m at today’s @SeamanSchools special board meeting, where the board will vote on a resolution to fire Jeffrey Pierce, the high school assistant coach accused of posing as a teenage girl to lure other teenagers to send him explicit photos. Follow along as I cover for @CJOnline. pic.twitter.com/SuAEDhvQ6V
— Rafael Garcia (@byRafaelGarcia) September 4, 2020
“We were made aware of this arrest at around 10:30 am on Wednesday morning. We are cooperating and working closely with the FBI to provide our complete support in every way possible. Our first concern right now is for the well-being of victims who were impacted by this case and this news.”
Seaman High School said the FBI will release contact information related to the case, and contact information for victim services. The counseling services are provided at the school for staff and students impacted by the arrest since this came as quite a shock.
Dr. Noble continued:
“The circumstances that led us here impact all of us,” said Noble, “Our kids, our staff, our community, perhaps beyond, but especially our kids. Our hearts and minds are with them right now as we try to support them.”
Both the Seaman School District and Auburn-Washburn School District were notified that Topeka area students were potential victims related to the arrest of Pierce. The staff members are providing services necessary to support impacted students.
The FBI also included the follow resources in its press release:
- FBI Help for Victims of Crime Brochure
- Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know About Sexual Abuse
- Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- American Psychological Association Resources on Sexual Abuse
- Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
- National Center for Victims of Crime
In a special meeting Friday the USD 345 Board of Education unanimously voted to fire Pierce.
They discovered and cited items from his district issued computer which validated their decision. He apparently attempted to access inappropriate websites, thereby, violating their policy.
They said items were recovered from his district issued computer that showed his attempts to access inappropriate websites that violate their policy. They also cited his behavior as being unacceptable and jeopardized the health and safety of school aged children.
He plead not guilty.
If convicted, Pierce could face no less than 15 years and no more than 30 years in federal prison on each production count and up to 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000 on the possession count.
Anyone who believes they or their child may be a victim is asked to contact the FBI at TopekaVAP@fbi.gov.
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