View Full Version : Close call in Spokane, WA (attempted bombing)
01-20-2011, 09:26 PM
City employees spotted a suspicious back pack on the route just before an MLK Day parade. I've provided a link to the Seattle times article; obviously the investigation is on-going so not many details.
01-21-2011, 11:03 PM
Frank Harrill, the special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Spokane
stated “Clearly, the timing and placement of a device – secreted in a backpack – with the
Martin Luther King parade is not coincidental. We are doing everything humanly possible to
identify the individuals or individual who constructed and placed this device.” Others
involved in the investigation have made comments regarding how the bomb was placed.
The backpack was placed on a metal bench with a brick wall behind it, directing any blast
toward marchers in the street.
It may be a safe move for the F.B.I. and the Joint Terrorism Task Force to look into
organizations like the Eastern Washington Skins. These people are one of the local neo-
nazi groups and at least one individual within the leadership is former military intelligence
with active military connections. When I say "former", I mean "Bad Conduct Discharge" as
a result of getting caught shipping disassembled AK-47s to the United States from Iraq in
01-23-2011, 09:24 PM
A resource for info on racist hate groups is the Southern Poverty Law Center. In the interest of full disclosure, these guys are a "left" leaning group (which they don't try to conceal). They are sometimes a bit alarmist, but are a good resource. (Here's hoping for some good arrests in the Spokane case soon - )
03-14-2011, 05:38 PM
FBI has made one arrest. Appears to be a "lone wolf" white supremist. (The group he was allegedly affiliated with is denying he was a member, and issued the usual "we don't advocate violence" statement.)
The two workers that found the backpack are saying they were fired because the temp agency they worked for reprimanded them for calling 911 first, instead of their supervisors. The temp agency denies this, says they can work for them anytime. (Possibly because the police are praising the workers for acting promptly.)
No links, as all this appears to be an "in progress" story; you can go to the Seattle Times website for more info.
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