August 25, 2009

Some People Call Him Maurice... His Defense Attorney, For Instance

With a O.G. moniker like Maurice Schwenkler, you knew he was destined for trouble:

Police say they've arrested one suspect, but a second remains at large, after two men smashed 11 large, plate-glass windows with hammers at the Colorado Democratic Party Headquarters early Tuesday morning.

Denver Police say an officer was driving by the building, located at 777 Santa Fe Drive, around 2:20 a.m. and spotted two men with hammers smashing the windows.

The officer made his presence known, but police say that's when the two men hopped on their bicycles and tried to get away.

The officer followed the men until one veered off and the officer could only follow one of the suspects.

That man, 24-year-old Maurice Schwenkler, who was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, a shirt over his face, jeans and latex gloves, was taken into custody a few blocks away. Police are still looking for the other man.

Damage to the building is estimated at $10,000. Police say they're trying to figure out what motivated the men to commit the crime.

Officials with the Democratic Party, however, think the vandals had a specific target: the posters stating the party's position on health care reform and images of President Obama.

Before he got all smashy-smashy on Democrat HQ, Maurice worked for a progressive political activist group, Colorado Citizens' Coalition. From that, we can probably infer he is one of the leftist fanatics disenchanted with the probability that government-run healthcare isn't likely to become law anytime soon.

On the bright side, at least he'll have publicly-funded healthcare in jail.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 25, 2009 08:30 PM

I think the odds are pretty good he and his accomplice were attempting to frame the opposition. I do hope the investigation digs into his email accounts, though I'd bet he's let off on charges of petty vandalism, pays for the damages, then goes right back to his career of left-wing advocacy.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at August 25, 2009 10:40 PM

That group is run by the SEIU.

It is one of their 527 groups.

Looks more and more like a false flag attack than an upset lefty.

Posted by: JustADude at August 25, 2009 11:29 PM

She want free health care so she can complete her sex change.

Posted by: Sandy at August 26, 2009 12:14 AM

Any bets on whether his political leanings will disappear under the "right-wing-assaults-on-democratic-headquarters" state-run-media DNC memo?

Posted by: emdfl at August 26, 2009 08:27 AM

Obviously one of those racist right wing teabagger militia types.

Plus, we need national hammer control laws! There is no logical reason a private citizen should be allowed to openly carry a hammer.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at August 26, 2009 08:45 AM

Actually, according to a post at the local alternative weekly newspaper, it appears that it was a statement concerning Obama's policies on gay rights.

Posted by: wheels at August 27, 2009 01:02 PM