Activist Pleads Guilty In Window Smashing At Colorado Dem Headquarters

The transgender anarchist charged with smashing windows at the Colorado Democratic Party headquarters last summer has entered a guilty plea, the Denver Post reports today.

Maurice Joseph Schwenkler, who goes by Ariel Attack, will receive a year of probation and must pay $5,000 in restitution for the 11 windows Schwenkler and an unnamed accomplice smashed with hammers on August 25.As we mentioned in our earlier coverage, Colorado Democrats initially called Schwenkler’s attack the natural consequence of a rising tide of hateful right-wing rhetoric. Schwenkler’s association with anarchists and the gay, lesbian and transgender protest group Denver Bash Back — as well as previous work for a Democratic candidate — belied that assumption.