Police raids enrage activists, alarm others:
Aided by informants planted in protest groups, authorities raided at least six buildings across St. Paul and Minneapolis to stop an “anarchist” plan to disrupt this week’s Republican National Convention.
At least five suspected leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee, a self-described anarchist group, were taken to the Hennepin County jail, and another was being sought, said Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher.
On Saturday afternoon, he displayed a number of the confiscated items: a gun, throwing knives, a bow and arrows, flammable liquids, paint, slingshots, rocks and buckets of urine.
Free speech and the right to peaceably assemble doesn’t include weapons with the intent to cause chaos.
And again I’m disappointed there were no Tasings.
Strict sentencing sought in Johnson case:
Prosecutors in the federal gun and drug trial of Jonesboro shooter Mitchell Johnson have filed a motion asking for an ‘upward departure’ in Johnson’s sentencing.
Sentencing is scheduled for this Thursday and Johnson is looking at 10 years.
In their request prosecutors noted that Johnson was arrested on theft charges while awaiting sentencing on the gun charges.
Douglas S. Chanthabouly
TACOMA: Defendant in killing at Foss High declared competent to stand trial:
Foss High School gunman, Douglas S. Chanthabouly, has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial in the January, 2007 shooting death of Samnang Kok.
Previously Chanthabouly had been ruled competent, then incompetent, and now after a review by Western State Hospital doctors he’s ruled competent once again.
As far as I can recollect no motive has yet to be divulged in the year-and-a-half old shooting.
Investigators: Md. Teen to Stay in Jail on Explosives Charges:
You remember Colin McKenzie-Gude don’t you? He’s the 18-year-old from Bethesda, MD who was found with guns, explosives addresses of teachers from St. John’s College High School, and the President’s motorcade route to Camp David.
He’s staying put in a Maryland jail because his parent’s put up their house as bond but it wasn’t enough.
McKenzie-Gude’s attorney says he wants to resolve the case before it goes to trial.
McKenzie-Gude himself says that he’s not a danger to the President or anyone else. Right, I’m sure the addresses, explosives, and map were for invitations to an elaborate fireworks display.
Teen Accused Of Plotting School Attack Blames Threats On Depression:
18-year-old Allen Doelitsch is blaming the attack he planned on Champion High School in Boerne, Texas on his depression.
“It’s just what I thought about doing at the time,” he said. “I don’t feel like doing it all the time. I never said anything about doing it. I just said I felt like it. I didn’t say I was going to.”
“I don’t have any guns at my house,” he said. “I really don’t want to hurt other people. There’s no point. They didn’t do anything to me, so why would I do anything to them?”
Mom allegedly took him off his meds for fear of future medical problems. Good work there Mom. However it does thrown a wrench into the works of the Luddites who usually blame the drugs for these kinds of crimes.
He also blamed his actions on TV shows about Columbine.
Date set for Hainstock’s hearing:
The first hearing to see if Eric Hainstock’s murder conviction will be overturned has been scheduled for December 10th.
If you’ll recall Hainstock shot Weston Schools principal John Klang three times. Klang later died from his wounds at the hospital.
Hainstock’s attorney argues that he was in no mental state to waive his rights at police questioning.
Police plot strategy in hunt for boy:
Just wanted to post something I had missed previously about the case of Giovanni Gonzalez.
I previously posted about the bloody mop found in Ernesto Gonzalez’s residence. What I neglected to post is that other evidence taken from there were cleaner, a knife, and lighter fluid.
That is very foreboding.
Principal still doesn’t know why killers did it:
This article starts off talking about the three yahoos who were arrested for threatening the life of Barack Obama. Then somehow it morphs into talking about Columbine. I guess because both involved guns and happened in the state of Colorado. However it contains a great interview with Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis.
I’d like to address two great quotes made by Principal DeAngelis who is often the target of mutant harassment.
“Less than a year after the Columbine shootings,” Mr. DeAngelis was saying, “I was on a panel somewhere and I was asked, ‘What could have prevented Klebold and Harris from committing those murders on that particular day?’ I didn’t really have a good answer. The guns that they used were bought legally. An 18-year-old student went to a gun show in Colorado Springs and bought these weapons and gave them to Klebold and Harris.
I think Mr. DeAngelis is being too kind. The obvious answer is that parental involvement would have prevented Columbine. I’ve said it hundreds of times, if Harris and Klebold’s parents had just gone snooping through their own home they would have discovered what was going on. Whether or not they would have done anything about it is a different story. So maybe Mr. DeAngelis is right and Columbine was inevitable.
He also addresses the two cowardly scumbags’ motives and their mutant followers…
“Where I really struggle is, what caused so much hate in those kids’ hearts that they would kill their classmates and their teachers and they would kill themselves? You’re talking about kamikazes, but the kamikazes had a deep national and religious reason to do what they did. With Klebold and Harris, there was only this aspect that they had to do it so that their names would live forever. And you can go on these Web sites that are dedicated to them, and it’s like they do live forever.”
What caused so much hate is that they are one of those from their generation who believe that the world is fair and that the world owes them everything. It’s not and it doesn’t. And as far as their mutant followers are concerned they buy into every myth about their cowardly heroes, mainly the myth that they were bullied.
However I think that they live forever due to their cowardly and violent legacy. Their mutant followers are just a mere footnote.
Prosecutors seek to try 15-year-old Central High shooter as adult:
Prosecutors have filed a petition to have Jamar Siler tried as an adult in the shooting death of Ryan McDonald.
The decision on whether Siler rates transfer to the adult court system rests solely with Irwin and could mean the difference between a few years of punishment and rehabilitation efforts in a juvenile facility and a minimum 51-year sentence in a state prison.
Under the law, Irwin must consider two key things – is Siler committable to a mental health facility and, if not, are there programs within the juvenile justice system to rehabilitate Siler.
No and no. Cue the whiners.