ET Snell 'clown activist' in the news
"Protesters incensed by Bell officials' high salaries visit mayor's business, home" [Updated] July 25, 2010 | 12:31 pm
"In wake of Bell salary scandal, state controller to require that cities disclose pay in financial reports" August 3, 2010 | 12:58 pm
"Rizzo's compensation totaled $1.5 million a year, Bell records show" August 7, 2010 | 3:03 pm
"Former Bell police chief enjoyed lucrative tax angle" September 23, 2010 | 8:42 am
Local 'clown' faces three years for threatening to rape Bell city clerk
July 07, 2011 4:05 PM Tomoya Shimura Staff Writer NORWALK • A local activist who regularly dresses as a clown to confront elected officials is expected to face three years in prison for allegedly threatening to rape the city clerk of Bell.
Edwin Thomas Snell, 64, of Apple Valley accepted the prosecution’s offer and pleaded no contest Wednesday to one felony count of threatening to commit a crime. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Friday at Norwalk Superior Court. Read more...
Police: Man in clown suit threatens Bell official
Posted on 21 October 2010 DOWNEY, Calif. – An activist who attends government meetings around California in a clown suit to criticize officials has been charged with making criminal threats against the city clerk in Bell.
The Los Angeles Times says 63-year-old Edwin Thomas Snell was arrested on Tuesday, remains jailed and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in a Downey courtroom.
Authorities say a Bell city council member filed a police report alleging that Snell threatened the city clerk during a recent council meeting in the Los Angeles suburb, which has been hit with a salary scandal.
Because he has two previous felony convictions, Snell could face up to life in prison if convicted. However, prosecutors aren't expected to seek a third-strike enhancement.
Authorities say the charge grew out of a threat related to a public records request.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com
Local 'clown' arrested in Bell for threatening clerk
From Staff Reports 2010-10-21 10:19:03
Bell - Local Activist ET Snell, who regularly dresses as a clown to confront elected officials, has been arrested for allegedly threatening the city clerk of Bell, according to published reports.
Snell, 63 of Apple Valley, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in a Downey courtroom.
The Los Angeles Times reports Snell was arrested Tuesday by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies for making criminal threats against the Bell city clerk. He was being held on $1 million bail at the Los Angeles County jail.
Snell, who already has two prior felony convictions, could potentially face life in prison if convicted of this third felony, but representatives with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said it would not be likely.
News of Snell’s arrest was picked up by news organizations around the country including the Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, the Arizona Republic and RealClearPolitics.com. Read more...
E.T. Snell: Terrorist?
Beau Yarbrough 2010-06-04 16:52:49
In their efforts to discredit a man who dresses up in a clown suit at public events, drives a limousine to government meetings and who casually discusses his mental health issues, gadfly E.T. Snell's political opponents have taken to calling him a "convicted terrorist."
Which isn't exactly true. Read more...
"Regarding Bell Officials with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Division of Public Integrity said they have received a "complaint" on the item and will investigate. Results of an investigation takes 30 to 60 days, officials said". -- ET Snell comment on July 30, 2010 at 12:44pm
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