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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 12:48 PM
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Suspect in George Tiller's slaying reportedly belonged to anti-government militia
Source: LA Times

Suspect in George Tiller's slaying reportedly belonged to anti-government militia

Reporting from Wichita, Kan. -- The 51-year-old man authorities are holding today as a suspect in the assassination of prominent abortion doctor George Tiller has long discussed violence against abortion providers and belonged to right-wing "militia" groups, according to reports and acquaintances.

Authorities arrested Scott Roeder in a Kansas City suburb Sunday, hours after Dr. Tiller was gunned down in the foyer of a church in Wichita. Tiller had survived a previous shooting and the bombing of his clinic, and someone with the name of Scott Roeder had posted to antiabortion rights websites, urging people to target the physician's church.


"I know that he believed in justifiable homicide," antiabortion activist Regina Dinwiddie told the Kansas City Star. "I know he very strongly believed that abortion was murder and that you ought to defend the little ones."

Roeder reportedly made a jailhouse visit to the activist who shot Tiller in 1993. Kansas City-area militia members said he was a member of their anti-government groups, and a man by his name was stopped by authorities in 1996 for driving with an improper license plate that read "Sovereign private property."

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Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-ti...
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 12:53 PM
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1. That militia is the limbaugh led republican party isn't it?
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 12:56 PM
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4. well, of course it is, but their MSM enablers like to pretend right wing violence
and the threat of it, are somehow on the "fringe" of Republican party, rather than report the truth, which is such violence is in fact indispensable to them....
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 12:55 PM
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2. Yeah, there's a surprise
The most rabid anti-choicers seem to be the Christian fundies, and those have illusions of persecution from gov't and want "freedom".
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 12:55 PM
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3. Is he christian identity too?
Edited on Mon Jun-01-09 12:56 PM by supernova
Let's see:

forced-birther: Check

RW militia: Check

Christian Identity faction: possibly.


Most Xtian Identity groups, i.e. white-power with a veneer or xtianity to excuse it all because God says white people are the best, are extreme forced-birthers.

:puke:
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Abq_Sarah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 01:04 PM
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5. Apparently he was part of the "Sovereign Citizens" movement.
They're pretty much anarchists who form their own "government" even to the point of forming courts and issuing arrest warrants for people they consider criminals. The rule of law means nothing to them. They believe their dislike of any government policy or action makes those policies or actions illegal.
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 01:21 PM
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6. Was his militia on Homeland Security's list before Napalitano
assured the Right Wing that HS would not harrass right wing militant groups?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 01:36 PM
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7. Yes and they screamed loudly about it
They went to the state capitols in MO and KS to complain and video taped their meetings with reps of the governor. Then they posted the meetings on youtube. They sent out hundreds of emails and flooded local law enforcement with calls complaining they had been identified as terrorists.

Their outrage was quite amusing until yesterday.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 01:56 PM
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9. Me thinks they didst protest too much.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 01:52 PM
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8. So, if he is anti-government, does that mean that it would be fitting if...
...we just skipped his Const guarantee to a fair trial and found him instantly guilty cuz the cops arrested him?

How about some waterboarding on top of that so that he can name anyone else involved. Hopefully a ton of RW names will spew out of his mouth ~~ well, once the water torture stops.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 02:56 PM
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10. Nah, just put the bastard to death
If he is indeed guilty of murdering Tiller, he should be put to a quick death. I hate criminals and I do not want to support them rotting in prison. They can still be good fertilizer.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 03:05 PM
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11. Oooooooooh, ick....
...you want to spread him as fertilizer on food that people consume???

:puke:



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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 04:16 PM
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13. This is the mindset that lead to Tiller's death. One murder only encourages the next.
If we create a world in which people can not conceive of killing another "for cause" then we would reduce our violent crime rate.
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demoborn47 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 03:40 PM
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12. You don't say....

What a shocker.........
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-02-09 08:20 AM
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14. linked to the Freemen
In August 1996, Roeder was accused of having ties to an extremist group. In that hearing, Buchele released Roeder, saying Roeder had touched base with his parole officer about whether living with a man formerly linked to the Freemen, an anti-government, right-wing group, would be a parole problem.


Already on probation in the 90's - http://www.cjonline.com/stories/071097/parole.html
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cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-02-09 02:47 PM
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15. sarah palin is linked to army of god
eom
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