Monday, July 28, 2008
Police: Gunman's hostility to liberalism key motive.
Although I'm not sure what to make of the (probably) selective inventory of Knoxville gunman Jim David Adkisson's home library (mentioned in the latest report from the Knoxville News Sentinel) — antiliberal books by Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, and Sean Hannity — the police investigator's commentary strongly points toward ideologically motivated violence. Obviously his defense will attempt to offer another explanation, but it seems the gunman himself wanted his actions to be interpreted as antiliberal violence.
Knoxville Police Department Officer Steve Still requested the search warrant after interviewing Adkisson, who was subdued by several church members after firing three rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun into the congregation.
Adkisson targeted the church, Still wrote in the document obtained by WBIR-TV, Channel 10, "because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were ruining the country, and that he felt that the Democrats had tied his country's hands in the war on terror and they had ruined every institution in America with the aid of media outlets."
Adkisson told Still that "he could not get to the leaders of the liberal movement that he would then target those that had voted them in to office."
That's profoundly demented.
Copyright © 2008 by Philocrites | Posted 28 July 2008 at 9:44 PM