Sent to me by a friend....
It is with great
sadness that I must report to you the news of the passing of my
great friend and hero, Kent Knudson. Kent had been suffering
from depression over yet another traumatic legal difficulty and
facing two felony charges, on top of his "Cowcrap" conviction. The pressures of this latest legal action taken against him, the
possibility of 3 years of jail time, and other factors lead him
into a depression from which Kent had decided to take matters
into his own control, ending his life.
This has been a
very difficult time for me and Sarah, and others who were close
to Kent. I ask you to come together at Kent's memorial service
to reflect and celebrate with us Kent's life, pursuits and
will be held on Wednesday, October 6th at 7pm, at the Arizona
Biltmore Resort, in the Aztech room right off of the main lobby
of the hotel. Dress as you feel appropriate, formal or
activist attire is acceptable.
November 11, 1949
- September 25, 2010
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
Prison Reform, and Inmate Human Rights
4. Promoting Jury
Nullification and Court Reform
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
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
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
October 6th, 2010
7-8pm Rimrock Room
8-10pm Aztec Room
October 9th, 2010 @3pm