But one of those men, Bradley Crowder, 25, claimed that the Rangers were barking up the wrong tree. He said he and his friends were simply a group of young activists who had pooled resources to travel from Austin to St. Paul, and were not organized. "It never existed," he insisted of Austin Affinity. "It's not a real entity."
Thursday, 24 February 2011 10:12
Arson at Texas Governor's Mansion Tied to Anarchist GroupWritten by Kelly Holt
Texas Rangers have announced that they are closing in on an arsonist who tossed a Molotov cocktail into the Texas Governor's mansion in Austin in June of 2008.
The Texas Rangers serve as a division of the Department of Public Safety. DPS head Steve McCraw indicated that investigators have linked the arsonist to a group of anarchists known as Austin Affinity. Two of the group’s members had previously pled guilty to making bombs during the September 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.