Uh-uh. You knew this wouldn’t take long…

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Just when the MIAC Report brouhaha has quieted down, along comes word that the suspect in the three Pittsburgh police officers’ shooting was into conspiracy theories:

“Richard Andrew Poplawski was a young man convinced the nation was secretly controlled by a cabal that would eradicate freedom of speech, take away his guns and use the military to enslave the citizenry.

He subscribed to conspiracy theories…”was really into politics and really into the First and Second amendment. One thing he feared was he feared the gun ban because he thought that was going to take away peoples’ right to defend themselves. He never spoke of going out to murder or to kill,” said Edward Perkovic, who described himself as Mr. Poplawski’s lifelong best friend.

Believing most media were covering up important events, Mr. Poplawski turned to a far-right [emphasis mine] conspiracy Web site run by Alex Jones, a self-described documentarian with roots going back to the extremist [emphasis mine] militia movement of the early 1990s.”

Why do I get the feeling that, as our economy continues to go downhill, we are going to see more and more of these sort of news stories?

11:29 am on April 6, 2009
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