Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Paranoid Center

Read the whole thing:

Reason Magazine
On June 10, 2009, an elderly man entered the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, raised a rifle, and opened fire, killing a security guard named Stephen Tyrone Johns. Two other guards shot back, wounding the gunman before he could end any more lives.

The killer was soon identified as James Wenneker von Brunn, an 88-year-old neo-Nazi. Von Brunn acted alone, but there was no shortage of voices eager to spread the blame for his crime. The murder was quickly linked, in a free-associative way, to the assassination 10 days earlier of the Kansas abortionist George Tiller. This, we were told, was a "pattern" of "rising right-wing violence."

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starviego said...

Von Brunn didn't even shoot the guard, according to an eyewitness--

--Visitor Maria Hernandez told CNN she heard five shots and saw the wounded security guard.* *"He was face down. [b]His back ... blood was coming out.[/b]"

She heard security guards yell to someone she could not see: "They were, 'Get on the floor. Drop the weapon! Drop the weapon!' Once he didn't respond, they started shooting."* * .. Hernandez saw another security guard lying flat on his belly.
[Comment: If the perp had already shot off a round, the cops would not have given him a warning. The old guy never got a chance to fire his gun.]

MARIA:* I ran towards the glass doors to see what was going on....* And there I could see a security man pull out his gun and shoot towards the shooter.
I also saw another security man [b]on his belly[/b].
HENRY: And then you saw some of the return fire from the security personnel?
MARIA: Yes, [b]it hit the security man[/b].* ...* *... I thought that the security guards were just shooting, but then I know that they were shooting at someone. So it sounded like a small gun. It did not sound very loud. It sounded like the ones that the security guards -- almost the same as the ones the security guards were shooting.

HENRY: ... as we heard from that eyewitness, Maria, 19 years old, who was saying that the security officer was bleeding profusely, was face down on the ground, [b]was bleeding from the back[/b], she believed...
...she thought that [b]he was shot in the back and that the security guard had blood coming out of his back and he was face down on the ground[/b].

--Radio talk show host Mike Rivero at whatreallyhappened.com says a reporter ask a police spokesman if the accused gunman was wearing a "[b]special police uniform[/b]."* This indicates that an eyewitness identified the shooter as someone other than the designated patsy.[/QUOTE]

Ron Ballew said...

That would change the whole scenario.

It still doesn't take away that he was a racist. What I object to is being labeled a racist because some right winger is.

Talk about taking guilt by association to the extreme.