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#1 zihger

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Posted July 16 2008 - 12:35 PM

Rainbow hippies arrested after Nederland brawl
Boulder Daily Camera
Originally published 09:38 a.m., July 16, 2008
Updated 09:38 a.m., July 16, 2008
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Five members of the “Rainbow Family” — the loose-knit band of hippies that
preaches love, peace and harmony, and is best known for its huge gatherings every
July — were arrested Tuesday night by Boulder County sheriff’s deputies after a
violent brawl broke out at the group’s Nederland campsite.
Deputies responded at about 6:30 p.m. to a report that a fight had broken out
among a group of about a dozen people camping out in the area of Ruby Gulch,
located on state Forest Service property along the Peak to Peak Highway between
the towns of Nederland and Ward.
When deputies arrived, witnesses said one man, a Nederland resident aged 34 or 35,
was hit in the back of the head multiple times with a shovel and possibly stabbed
in the neck during the fight, Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Lindsey said.
Some witnesses reported a second person being stabbed, although no other victims
were located, Lindsey said.
“No one could tell us who was stabbed,” Lindsey said. “We still haven’t got much
information.”
The injured man, whose name was not immediately released, had to be air-lifted to
St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver. He has not been able to speak with
investigators about the incident, Lindsey said.
Soon after the fight, sheriff’s deputies and Nederland police contacted a bus
filled with as many as 12 people leaving the area of the reported fight, Lindsey
said.
Andrew Joseph, 24, was arrested on suspicion of felony assault and menacing.
Three others — Patrick Register, 25, Jaron Smith, 30, and Jerry Mullenix, 34 —
were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault for allegedly being involved in
the brawl.
Ari Perlman, 34, was arrested on an active warrant, Lindsey said.
Sheriff’s officials said everyone allegedly involved in the fight were part of a
“splinter group” of Rainbow Family members who earlier this month were kicked out
of a campsite in Pinedale, Wyo., after the group became “very violent.”
Lindsey said about 100 members of the larger gathering have so far made their way
to the Nederland area. Authorities, he said, are keeping their eyes on them.
“They’re coming out still,” Lindsey said. “We always have patrols there. Every
year, there have been problems (at the campsite).”
In 2006, a member of the Rainbow Family angered over another family member’s
refusal to help him “regulate” others camping at Ruby Gulch stabbed him in the
neck, according to the sheriff‘s office.
Joshua Sunchild Silva, known by his Rainbow name of Karma Chip, faced first-degree
assault and felony menacing charges in the stabbing of Gilbert Hernandez, 31.

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Posted July 16 2008 - 12:42 PM

i wonder of he was stabbed in the neck with a fork?? lol

and was he called bitch ? lol

seriously,to bad they dont give rainbow names in these articles..

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Posted July 16 2008 - 05:28 PM

comments after the article name the bus as shut up and eat it kitchen.

tsk tsk tsk

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Posted July 16 2008 - 05:40 PM

I think I put a smiley face on the title by accident. Doesn’t really match the article.
Oh well.


They said it was a local that got stabbed I’m kind of curious what went down.

I noticed the paper had pics from the 16th, I think that is today. LINK

i wonder of he was stabbed in the neck with a fork?? lol

and was he called bitch ? lol

seriously,to bad they dont give rainbow names in these articles..


Maybe someone will post a rainbow version of what happened. lol
But I don’t know the library made it harder for non-locals to use the Internet.
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Posted July 16 2008 - 05:51 PM

that sounds completely out of character for the shut up and eat it crew,but then again ive not seen any of them in a couple years,,so i have no idea whos on the bus..

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Posted July 16 2008 - 05:57 PM

interesting,, are you referring to this??

Posted by spacemonkey66 on July 16, 2008 at 3:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Hello I am an individual who has been camping with the "rainbow" tribe in the woods near Nederland. It is with my deepest regrets i extend my condolences to the people hurt and their families. It MUST be know that those involved were expediently dealt with by local law enforcement and that in now way do any of the neighboring camps condone encourage or support such behavior. We want a safe place and are not affiliated with the "shut up and eat it" kitchen who was involved with the scene. We fear retaliation in a blinding passion and must reassert the facts.
We love everybody
We do not want violence or alcohol
We are peaceful
Now that the perpetrators are incarcerated hopefully soon things will reassume a lighter perspective and allow the rainbows to represent themselves well (individually)
LEAVE A MESSAGE at 808 225 8785 for the whole story



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Posted July 16 2008 - 08:40 PM

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Sheriff’s officials said everyone allegedly involved in the fight were part of a
“splinter group” of Rainbow Family members who earlier this month were kicked out
of a campsite in Pinedale, Wyo., after the group became “very violent.”
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Was this, perhaps, Sister Bob's idiot brood, those "Death Camp" kids?
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Posted July 17 2008 - 06:03 AM

Yup..... worded in a way that it points to shut up and eat it....

I went down to Bolder and was there about this time last year. one of the few places I went to while I was back in the states.

Met their crew up at that spot and would say they were a good bunch of kids.

alcohol did seem to be a big factor at that site and was for the 3 months I was in Boulder.

Honestly.... I would have to say that the camp was pretty far from being "rainbow" but it really does not matter... as anything that happens up there gets pinned on Rainbow anyways :(


interesting,, are you referring to this??



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Posted July 25 2008 - 03:54 AM

first met shut up and eat it in A camp in mendo after the gus bus broke down, man I love that kitchen, hopes theys ok.
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Posted July 28 2008 - 09:27 PM

man everyone's after shut up and eat it... LEOs... Hare Krishnas hahaha

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Posted July 29 2008 - 11:10 AM

You wanna hug? Come find me. Peace. Lost&Found

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Posted October 02 2008 - 08:07 PM

There was an article in the paper to day so I posted it.
Sounds like they are going to spend the winter in jail.


A 24-year-old man who prosecutors say smashed another man’s head with a shovel during a July gathering of the Rainbow Family of peace-preaching hippies in Boulder pleaded not guilty to assault and menacing charges on Thursday.
Joseph Andrew, who did not make any statements during the brief hearing, now has a jury trial scheduled for Feb. 17.
Andrew’s attorney, Matt Connell, said the case is about “self defense,” and his client was defending himself against a man wielding a knife at a campsite located in the area of Ruby Gulch — located on state Forest Service property along the Peak to Peak Highway between Nederland and Ward.
Sheriff’s deputies responded at about 6:30 p.m. on July 15 on to a report that a fight had broken out among a group of a dozen people camping in the area.
When deputies arrived, witnesses reported that one man, a Nederland resident in his 30s, was hit in the back of the head multiple times with a shovel.
The victim was airlifted to a Denver hospital.
Soon after the fight, sheriff’s deputies and Nederland police contacted a bus filled with as many as 12 people leaving the area of the reported fight.
Joseph was arrested on suspicion of felony assault and menacing.
He remains in custody at the Boulder County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
Three others — Patrick Register, 25, Jaron Smith, 30, and Jerry Mullenix, 34 — were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault for allegedly being involved in the brawl. Register and Smith have jury trials scheduled for mid November, and Mullenix has a status conference slated for Oct. 10.
Sheriff’s officials said everyone allegedly involved in the fight was part of a “splinter group” of Rainbow Family members who were kicked out of a campsite in Pinedale, Wyo., after the group became “very violent” during a national assembly.
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Posted October 04 2008 - 09:49 PM

splinter group? whats with that?

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Posted October 05 2008 - 01:10 AM

Better than saying they were exemplary examples :P
Why are you looking at me for the answers? I just got here. :eek:


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Posted October 06 2008 - 03:30 AM

http://www.boingboin...inbow-hippy.htm
Rival Rainbow hippy factions brawl

Posted by Mark Frauenfelder, July 22, 2008 9:17 AM | permalink


The Boulder Daily Camera reports that five members of the peace-and-love espousing Rainbow Family were arrested after brawling at a campsite near the Colorado mountain town of Ward. One man was hit in the back of the head multiple times and had to be airlifted to a Denver hospital. He may have also been stabbed in the neck and is unable to speak.

Sheriff’s officials said everyone allegedly involved in the fight was part of a “splinter group” of Rainbow Family members who earlier this month were kicked out of a campsite in Pinedale, Wyo., after the group became “very violent” during a national assembly. ...
In 2006, a member of the Rainbow Family angered over another family member’s refusal to help him “regulate” others camping at Ruby Gulch stabbed him in the neck, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Court records show that Joshua Sunchild Silva, known by his Rainbow name of Karma Chip, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and was sentenced to six months in the Boulder County Jail in the stabbing of Gilbert Hernandez, 31.

Rainbow hippies arrested after Nederland brawl (Boulder Daily Camera)



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Rainbow hippies arrested after Nederland brawl

Remaining campers say fight does not represent them

By Heath Urie (Contact)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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Rainbow Family at Ruby Gulch

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Five members of the “Rainbow Family” — a loose-knit band of hippies that preaches love, tolerance and peace and is best known for its large gatherings every July — were arrested Tuesday night by Boulder County sheriff’s deputies after a violent brawl broke out at the group’s campsite near Ward.
Deputies responded at about 6:30 p.m. to a report that a fight had broken out among a group of a dozen people camping out in the area of Ruby Gulch, located on state Forest Service property along the Peak to Peak Highway between the towns of Nederland and Ward.
When deputies arrived, witnesses reported that one man, a Nederland resident aged 34 or 35, was hit in the back of the head multiple times with a shovel and possibly stabbed in the neck during the fight, Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Lindsey said.
Some witnesses reported a second person being stabbed, although no other victims were located, Lindsey said.
“No one could tell us who was stabbed,” Lindsey said. “We still haven’t got much information.”
The injured man, whose name was not released, had to be air lifted to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver. He has not been able to speak with investigators about the incident, Lindsey said.
Soon after the fight, sheriff’s deputies and Nederland police contacted a bus filled with as many as 12 people leaving the area of the reported fight, Lindsey said.
Andrew Joseph, 24, was arrested on suspicion of felony assault and menacing.
Three others — Patrick Register, 25, Jaron Smith, 30, and Jerry Mullenix, 34 — were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault for allegedly being involved in the brawl.
Ari Perlman, 34, was arrested on an active warrant, Lindsey said.
Sheriff’s officials said everyone allegedly involved in the fight was part of a “splinter group” of Rainbow Family members who earlier this month were kicked out of a campsite in Pinedale, Wyo., after the group became “very violent” during a national assembly.
Lindsey said about 100 members of the larger gathering have so far made their way to the Nederland area. Authorities, he said, are keeping their eyes on them.
“They’re coming out still,” Lindsey said. “We always have patrols there. Every year, there have been problems (at the campsite).”
The event has shaken some members of the Rainbow community, which on Wednesday afternoon was made up of about 50 people sharing food, tents and other supplies at the bottom of a Forest Service access road about a quarter-mile from the Peak to Peak Highway.
A man calling himself Papa Stone, 38, of Seattle, said he’d been camping in the area for three weeks, and news of the fight led about half of the group to leave the site overnight.
“It’s not what we represent,” he said. “We represent free love. We’re out here showing people you can live with a group of people and share life without the complication of money and bills.”
Ken, a 26-year-old Florida resident who would only give his first name, was maintaining a “trading blanket” along the access route Wednesday.
He said the fight should not reflect the group as a whole, and that the incident happened at a so-called “A camp,” where alcohol is prevalent. Alcohol is not allowed by the larger group, which has congregated deeper into the forest.
“We’re about looking after each other,” Ken said. “It’s about finding ways to live in peace with each other.”
This week was not the first time authorities had to deal with a serious incident at the Rainbow gathering.
In 2006, a member of the Rainbow Family angered over another family member’s refusal to help him “regulate” others camping at Ruby Gulch stabbed him in the neck, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Court records show that Joshua Sunchild Silva, known by his Rainbow name of Karma Chip, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and was sentenced to six months in the Boulder County Jail in the stabbing of Gilbert Hernandez, 31.
Most of the people still living along the steep dirt road Wednesday said they plan to stay in the area for at least another week.

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Posted October 08 2008 - 12:43 PM

seriously what ever happened to peace and love?
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