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Thursday, 24 February 2011 10:12

Arson at Texas Governor's Mansion Tied to Anarchist Group

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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.

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."

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