A Los Angeles County grand jury linkurl:arraigned;http://www.lada.tv/mr/042009b.htm two animal rights activists yesterday (Apr. 20) charged with ten felonies, including stalking and conspiracy to threaten a public officer or school employee, for allegedly harassing University of California, Los Angeles, scientists who use animals in their research.
Called "associates of the Animal Liberation Front" by the LA County's District Attorney's office, Linda Greene, 61, and Kevin Olliff, 22, were charged on March 27th with demonstrating outside the home of UCLA psychiatrist Lynn Fairbanks in July 2006 while shouting obscenities and threatening to burn the house down, among other offenses. The indictment also alleged that Greene was involved in the attempted planting of an incendiary device outside Fairbanks's home the previous month. The two pled not guilty to the charges and are currently in custody. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block praised the action. "UCLA is steadfastly committed to protecting our world-class researchers from harassment...

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