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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:15 AM
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"Will The Chad Castagna Case Self-Destruct?" (Threatening Letter Freeper's Not Guilty Plea)
From blogger:

http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2006/12/1733402.php

http://gaelicstarover.blogspot.com/2006/12/will-castaga...

Will the Castagana Case Self-Destruct?

from KNX1070:

"A Woodland Hills man who allegedly sent letters containing white powder to Jon Stewart, David Letterman and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, among others, pleaded not guilty today to charges of mailing threats."

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4.) The Castagana case does not serve the interests of the Dubya Administration, as it cannot be exploited for its foreign policy objectives. Rather, it distracts and dilutes the public focus intended for "Islamic" terror.

5.) It casts light on some of the demography, tactics and psychological makeup of the Bushlings base, the foot-soldiers in the heroic battle of ideas.

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7.) And again, where the hell is the mug shot?

I really wish that Keith Olbermann would address these points.

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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:22 AM
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1. Meanwhile...
1,200 hard working immigrant meat packers have been carted off to an undisclosed secret prison
for the crime of wanting a job.

Charges against the Swift company... ZERO.

Yet, Castagana is allowed to remain in his Mother's basement on the "But, *I* knew the gun
wasn't loaded" defense.

WTF?

Is there no justice?
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:27 AM
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2. Good points...
Surely there must be an intrepid cell phone owner somewhere who could give us a snap of this freak. The public safety demands it.

These two stories stand before us to prove that any illusions of a "new wind" blowing through the media is just so much baloney. Anything even remotely not pro-rightwing crazy is ignored.
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twilight_sailing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:30 AM
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3. Poor baby
Castaganas public defender, Alicia Blanco, argued during a bail hearing last month that the alleged acts were unusual for her client, who she said has no criminal history. The letters were sent after Castaganas mother had a heart attack and had to temporarily move out of the home she shares with her son, who suffers from depression, Blanco said.
http://www.knx1070.com/pages/146195.php?contentType=4&c...



Such actions are unusual for anybody, aren't they?

He suffers from depression? So does a significant percentage of all Americans. Somehow they keep themselves from committing acts of terrorism.

His Mommy had a heart attack.

Hell, I'd be depressed too if I were looking at 70 years and my lawyer was a public defender.

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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:49 AM
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4. Who is she kidding. He thought up an idea, targeted mulitiple
individuals, put together correspondances, looked up addresses then had the audacity to buy stamps for each. It didn't stop there, he put those terrorizing letters into the Unites States Postal Service to be delivered to each victim.

This was a very thoughtout crime from a criminal looking to instill fear in others for his own deranged purposes. He should be held accountable. Period.

I wonder if he has any concerns about the Patriot Act now.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:52 AM
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5. if his skin ain't brown....
he ain't goin' down.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:20 AM
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6. .
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:25 AM
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7. I have still to see one picture of Mr. Castagana
I wonder why?
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Shipwack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 10:10 AM
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8. This is unusual...
I did a google image search for "Chad Castagna, and got zero hits. Even when I google my own name, I get at least a few pages of false positives.
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NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:04 AM
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9. try "chad-castagAna"
Tangentially, wouldn't "Chad Castagna" mean "Chad the Chestnut" in Italian?
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:38 PM
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13. Nothing there either
Nada...zilch. Spelling it correctly adds no change to a fruitless (not even false hits) search.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:57 AM
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10. I spelled it wrong in my subject line. n/t
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:36 PM
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12. Looked myself
Nothing. Either a complete social outcast (as it appears) with little/no real friends or work history or someone did some 'cleaning'. Curious, non?
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Syncronaut Seven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:17 PM
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11. There's no mug shot because the guys an operative
He would be recognized. Get it?
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:30 PM
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14. As I recall
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 01:32 PM by blogslut
A neighbor of his described him as a loner that constantly talks to himself - as if he were carrying on a conversation with another person. I fear the dude is very probably quite mentally ill.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:36 PM
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15. Does he have any copies of "Catcher in the Rye" laying around?
n/t
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:53 PM
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16. no
But John Lennon's murder was a total conspiracy. ;)
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