Saturday, October 02, 2010

Kent Knudson in Memoriam

Kent Knudson in John McCain's office in Phoenix, 4 January 2005, to apprise his aides of evidence of fraud in the 2004 Election (photo: D.L. Griscom)

Kent Randolph Knudson
November 11, 1949 - September 25, 2010

Although schooled in Engineering Mathematics, Kent's greatest contributions are the result of his life long career as an photographer. Having licensed his works to commercial stock agencies, advertisers, and marketing companies, Kent's art has dominated and influenced all of his life's pursuits.

Kent's later life was radically altered as a result of an unfortunate cascading injustice at the hands of the government. During the years that Kent spent caring for his beloved mother who was developing Alzheimer's disease, Kent fell into legal trouble as a result of attempting to safeguard his mother against an invading herd of cattle on their 40 acre ranch near Snowflake, AZ.

Compelled into a new life of social justice and activism, Kent sought to fight the injustices he has suffered as a consequence of his "Cowcrap" ordeal, devoting his activist efforts towards:
1. Repealing Open Range Laws
2. Ending Malicious Prosecution
3. Facilitating Prison Reform, and Inmate Human Rights
4. Promoting Jury Nullification and Court Reform
Among other activist pursuits, Kent is well known for leading the 9/11Truth movement in Phoenix, AZ and hosting a 9/11 Truth and Accountability conference. He also supported various other Peace and Justice causes including: Ending the US military occupations, defending human rights, environmentalism and sustainability.

Kent is survived by his sister Cathy Leavitt, nephews Brent Leavitt & Thomas Leavitt, niece Paula Thompson, companion Sarah Fox, longtime friend Sham Rao, his cat Ewok, and the Social Justice Activist Community.

Kent will be missed mostly for the passion and drive with which he lived and demonstrated throughout his life and art.

A memorial service will be held at the
Arizona Biltmore Resort
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
Visitation: 7-8pm
Memorial: 8-10pm

Snowflake Cemetery
Snowflake, AZ
Saturday, October 9th, 2010 @3pm

For more information:
Sham Rao
Kent's e-mail closing quote:
{The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)}
Kent's photo essay on the 12 December 2004 gathering in Phoenix to protest the theft of the 2004 Election

1 comment:

Video Guy said...

I went to the Springfield Illinois in 2004 to shoot video for the recount the vote rally after the Ohio voter suppression caper….35 friggen people showed up. There were suppose to be rallies in every state thought I heard nothing about them afterwards…if they even happened.

No wonder we can get nothing accomplished when most citizens would rather stay at home and watch dancing with the stars than taking an interest in their future…and these are probably the same people who are now loosing their homes.

If such an event was held in Europe there would have been 350,000 people throwing rocks and bottles…the American people have become weak, scared and submissive