Thursday, April 27, 2006

Self-describe Domestic Terrorist from Janesville WISCONSIN Convicted

In today's news:
A Janesville man who authorities said idolized the Unabomber was convicted today of plotting to blow up the Reuss Federal Plaza in downtown Milwaukee.

Steven Parr, 40, faces up to life in prison at his sentencing. The federal jury deliberated about 3 1/2 hours before finding Parr guilty. His trial began
Monday.

Parr was nearing the end of a state prison term on drug charges in the fall of 2004 when authorities learned of his plans to bomb the federal building, according to the criminal complaint. As a result, he was taken into federal custody instead of being released to a halfway house as scheduled, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Parr's cellmate alerted authorities to the plot and allowed the FBI to tape record conversations between the two. During those discussions, Parr described himself as both a separatist and a domestic terrorist. He also revealed plans to destroy the federal building using a delivery-type truck filled with fertilizer. He planned to buy a brown uniform from Farm and Fleet, attach a name tag and carry a clipboard so as not to draw attention to himself or the vehicle, according to the documents.
A domestic terrorist. In Wisconsin? Really?

6 Comments:

At 6:39 PM, Anonymous said...

I know you get paid to do it, but any teaspoon of dignity would prevent you from trying to shore up Van Hollen's ludicrous press release - in the face of the universal giggles it drew.

I realize that part of JB's damage control is to try and suggest that he was talking about, well basically all sorts of violence - rather than the international terrorism about which he was trying to stoke some hysteria.

I gotta say, compared to Bucher, JB had some promise. This was an unreal blunder and shows real disrespect for the voters who aren;t as stupid as Van Hollen thinks.

 
At 6:52 PM, RazzleDazzzle said...

Van H. has a point. And it must be working if Bucher wants him to retract his statement so badly. If this was really hurting his opponent, Bucher would just let it ride.

 
At 8:58 PM, Anonymous said...

What's the point; that the AG's affocie should form a commando squad?

 
At 8:38 AM, Anonymous said...

Actually I thought the latest release from VanH was articulate. Made sense to me. Wouldn't characterize it as a blunder. And, it did get VanH some press, name recognition, etc. Seems to me Brian, you are doing your job. Not a Bucher fan I confess...

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous said...

Yeah negative name recogn. Belling tore the guy's face off.

 
At 10:20 AM, Anonymous said...

One of the things I regret about post-Bush Republican politics is that its real hard to find any honest conservative viewpoints regarding the conduct of conservatives. The order of the day is to relentlessly praise everythhing a conservative does, regardless of the facts.

VanH screwed up bad, in a totally silly, ugly way. Every commentator except self-described conservatives (and even a few of them, Belling, Sykes) recognizes that VanH just fell on his face. Reading these attempts at arguing the other way is a little embarassing.

 

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