readers of No Compromise are familiar with Syracuse furrier Georgio Politis. This
is the same guy who has ambushed activists by hiring people to harass protesters
while police waited to arrest any activists who responded. He has hit anti-fur
protesters with a shovel, and convinced a Syracuse prosecutor to send one of our
best activists to jail for 6 months, along with another two great activists who
got between 30 and 60 days. In fact, things in that trial got so asinine that
it is under appeal with the sentence temporarily suspended.
After all of
this, and much, much more, it is no wonder that the Animal Liberation Front. decided
to pay him a very special visit. On the night of Oct. 2 the Syracuse A.L.F. descended
upon the home of Georgio Politis to do some major damage. The house and driveway
were covered in spray paint. The windows on both of his cars were smashed, and
buckets of paint were poured over them. "You Can't Hide" was emblazoned
across his garage door. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
major media outlet in Syracuse covered the raid. Some reporters even went so far
as to harass Animal Defense League (ADL) founder Nicole Rogers at work. The animal
rights movement enjoyed the opportunity to talk to the media, but it went too
far when cameras followed Nicole around as she bussed tables at her restaurant.
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT) issued a news release in support of
the A.L.F. attack in the hopes of taking some of the heat off of Nicole. It is
doubtful that CAFT could take much attention away from Nicole, but the releases
did stimulate some radio interviews with a CAFT representative.
is a model city for animal rights activists. The Animal Defense League is hard
hitting and the A.L.F. cell operating in that area just devastates everyone they
target. One fur store in nearby Skaeneatlas, New York had all of its windows smashed,
a glass chandelier smashed, paint bombs thrown inside, etc., etc. A hotdog restaurant
was put completely out of business by the A.L.F. We should all make a point to
support Syracuse activists in their trials, as they face the obstacles that everyone
must confront on the path towards animal liberation.