Animal rights activists were on the cutting edge of radical extremism when it came to advocating for their cause, blazing the trail for much of the unhinged action seen today from the left.
While their actions over the years are legendary, it fails to stack up to an animal rights activist in Ohio who allegedly stabbed a woman because she was wearing fur.
In. A. Church.
Meredith Lowell, 35, was charged with attempted murder and felonious assault in the stabbing that happened late Wednesday afternoon at Fairmount Presbyterian Church, according to a Cleveland Heights police. Lowell in jail on a $1 million bond.
Lowell, an animal rights activist, was hit with federal crimes more than eight years ago after she solicited a hitman to carry out a similar attack on fur wearers, reported Cleveland.com.
The woman stabbed was a babysitter who dropped off children at the church for choir practice. Police say she was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The injured woman was found by police lying inside the church and a man had Lowell held down on the floor nearby.
The previous incident came after the FBI received a tip in Nov. 2011 that a Facebook user named Anne Lowery had “posted a message on the social media site looking to hire a hitman,” according to Cleveland.com.
When the FBI engaged, the post was revealed to be from Meredith Lowell.
The message read: “I would like to create an online community on facebook which would allow me to find someone who is willing to kill someone who is wearing fur toward the end of October 2011 or early November 2011 or possibly in January 2012 or February 2012 at the latest.”
To get a feel for how much value the alleged lunatic places on fur wearers, the post advertised a fee of between $830 to $850 to kill a human being.
“[F]ar more than I was originally willing to pay,” the message said.
According to the criminal complaint, Lowell had specific instructions for an agent who contacted her undercover.
“I will pay you after you kill the person who is wearing fur at the above mentioned time and time of the year,” she wrote. “You need to bring a gun that has a silencer on it and that can be easily concealed in your pants pocket or coat. Do not wear anything that even looks even remotely like fur.”
Lowell also said the FBI agent posing as a hitman could “bring a sharp knife that is at least 4 inches long, it should be sharp enough to stab someone with and/or to slit their throat to kill them.”
“I want the person to be dead in less than 2 minutes,” she said.
How was that case adjudicated?
At the request of federal prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Patricia Gaughan dismissed the case, Cleveland.com reported.
“On January 11, 2013, Leslie Powers, Forensic Psychologist, issued a report stating that the defendant remained incompetent due to mental disease or defect, but did not pose a danger to herself, the community, or property,” Gaughan wrote in her order dismissing the case.
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