Wednesday, June 03, 2009

So I'd day any "It was just a moment of rage/insanity" defense

is out the effing window:
The man charged with the Arkansas military recruiter shooting might have considered other targets, according to law enforcement officials.

A joint FBI-Homeland Security intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press said officers found maps to Jewish organizations, a child care center, a Baptist church, a post office and military recruiting centers in the southeastern U.S. and New York and Philadelphia.

"Out of an abundance of caution, and in light of newly discovered information, the FBI cannot rule out additional subjects, targets, or the potential for inspired copy cats who might act out in support of the original act," the intelligence assessment said
I will admit to looking very carefully at the wording of releases like this, due to past instances of weasel-wording and flat lies. Considering that, the 'inspired copy cats' line sounds almost like "Let's say 'copycat' now, so if this clown's friends do something, we can have that in the public mind."

Why yes, I am rather untrustful of these people anymore. And the Religion of Peace, for that matter. From Theo, as I recall:
"Police reported that a suspicious box was located in a van outside a local mosque. However, they advise the public that there is no need to panic, as they were able to push it inside."

1 comment:

Don Gwinn said...

It does sound that way, but on the other hand, "copycat" is a common occurrence with high-profile violence and high-profile suicides alike--it's not unreasonable to expect it, so it doesn't set off alarm bells in my head.