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California College Professor Accused of Committing Arson

California College Professor Accused of Committing Arson

“Where Maynard went, fires started. Not just once, but over and over again.”

If this guy is found guilty, he is going to jail for a long time.

FOX News reports:

California college professor set arson fire near Dixie Fire, authorities say

A California college professor has been arrested, charged with arson in connection with one of a series of suspected arson fires set near the state’s massive Dixie Fire, authorities said, according to reports.

Gary Maynard, 47, reportedly taught courses at Santa Clara University and Sonoma State University, FOX 40 of Sacramento reported, citing information from Maynard’s bio page on the Sonoma State website.

That page was not working on Tuesday night.

Maynard was facing charges of arson in connection with the Ranch Fire as well as unauthorized entry into a closed area, FOX 40 reported. He was arrested Saturday following an investigation that began in July, according to the station.

Court documents indicate that the Ranch Fire and six other fires started between July 6 and Aug. 7 near the Lassen National Forest and Shasta-Trinity National Forest, both in Northern California. The three most recent fires, including the Ranch Fire, started in the area of the Dixie Fire, the report said.

“The area in which Maynard chose to set his fires is near the ongoing Dixie Fire, a fire which is still not contained despite the deployment and efforts of over 5,000 personnel,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Anderson wrote in a memo, according to FOX 40.

Anderson argued that Maynard should remain in custody pending further legal action.

Investigators followed Maynard by tracking his cell phone and car, court documents say.

“Agents had installed a tracker on his vehicle,” Anderson wrote. “Where Maynard went, fires started. Not just once, but over and over again.”


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Anonymous Bosh | August 12, 2021 at 11:22 am

A climatic Jussie Smollett?

The Friendly Grizzly | August 12, 2021 at 11:26 am

Have professors always been this loopy? I had a few doozies back in my dear dead college days, but nothing like today.

He taught criminal justice. 😂

Via Sonoma State:

“Dr. Gary Maynard graduated from Bowling Green State University, University of Alaska Fairbanks and Stony Brook University. He has three master’s degree (political science, theater arts, and sociology) and a Ph.D. in sociology. His teaching and research focus on the following topics: sociology of technology/social media, social psychology, sociology of health, deviance and crime, sociology of the mass media, youth and adolescence, global sociology, environmental sociology, the sociology of sports, the sociology of drug abuse and alcoholism and quantitative research methods.”

Odds that a sociologist is a left-wing progressive are surely close to 100%.

At least they were mostly peaceful fires.

He studies societies, but he takes out his anger on innocent forests. Assuming he’s guilty — what an ass.

I suspect he’ll say that his arson is a protest against one of the standard left-wing excuses. In his demented mind, he’s battling systemic racism, white supremacy, transphobia, homophobia, climate change, or Donald Trump.

What he’s doing can only make those things worse. But that’s never bothered BLM, Antifa, or the other violent left-wing groups, so why should it bother him?