Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Lefkow Case : Could This Be Considered an Act of Terrorism?

If indeed, it was a white supremacist group that coordinated and pulled off the execution of US District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow’s husband and mother; would such a thing be considered an act of terrorism?

I ask because Judge Lefkow had been threatened by an organized group which believes it has some sort of religious as well as political mandate. To be sure, her name and address and phone number had been posted on various web-sites run by these extremists.

Cleary, the purpose of this crime was to frighten other judges and lawmakers – to strike terror, no?

Furthermore, if the FBI and / or police discover that the crime was indeed committed by sympathizers of Matthew Hale’s Neo-Nazi Church, do we round up folks who fit a certain profile? Do we round up blond haired, blue eyed males? Will Homeland Security be involved? Could we hold suspects and not charge them? Is the sauce for the goose, really the sauce for the gander?

LINK TO LEFKOW STORY

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

terrorists come in all shapes, sizes and races.

i do agree that this is an act of terrorism, but don't hold your breath waitng for a round up of white guys.

Anonymous said...

Pax, it appears that what's good for the goose is not always good for the gander! Our society, as a whole, is regressing. Justice depends on who's in power at the moment. The power that's in right now scares the hell out of me! Post by ET

Anonymous said...

Pax,

Oh my God - you are dead on with this post. All these fear-mongers/Bush supporters are eager to scream about terrorism and how we have to stamp it out and if that means giving up some liberties so be it, but when giving up those liberties actually affects them, than it's all like "oh no, no, no." They would holler so loud if the government actually did what you purpose, yet they have no problem doing it for Arab Muslims (as a Muslim myself, have seen it time and time again). Really I think all this talk of "catching terrorists" by the vast majority of red-state voters is an excuse to pander to peoples racism and xenophobia.
Good post Pax!
- Virginia Gal

Anonymous said...

Pax,

Oh my God - you are dead on with this post. All these fear-mongers/Bush supporters are eager to scream about terrorism and how we have to stamp it out and if that means giving up some liberties so be it, but when giving up those liberties actually affects them, than it's all like "oh no, no, no." They would holler so loud if the government actually did what you purpose, yet they have no problem doing it for Arab Muslims (as a Muslim myself, have seen it time and time again). Really I think all this talk of "catching terrorists" by the vast majority of red-state voters is an excuse to pander to peoples racism and xenophobia.
Good post Pax!
- Virginia Gal

Anonymous said...

Pax,

Oh my God - you are dead on with this post. All these fear-mongers/Bush supporters are eager to scream about terrorism and how we have to stamp it out and if that means giving up some liberties so be it, but when giving up those liberties actually affects them, than it's all like "oh no, no, no." They would holler so loud if the government actually did what you purpose, yet they have no problem doing it for Arab Muslims (as a Muslim myself, have seen it time and time again). Really I think all this talk of "catching terrorists" by the vast majority of red-state voters is an excuse to pander to peoples racism and xenophobia.
Good post Pax!
- Virginia Gal