Midwest Loon Watch: Suspect in Abortion Doc Killing Warns of More Violence

Monday, June 8, 2009

APTOPIX Abortion Shooting Suspect

The FOX News-infused man charged with murdering Dr. George Tiller, a physician who performed a controversial late-term abortion procedure, claimed from his jail cell that similar violence was planned around the nation for as long as the procedure remained legal.

A Justice Department spokesman said the threat was being taken seriously and additional protection had been ordered for abortion clinics last week. But a leader of the anti-abortion movement derided the accused shooter as “a fruit and a lunatic.”

Scott Roeder called The Associated Press from the Sedgwick County jail, where he’s being held on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the shooting of Dr. George Tiller one week ago.

“I know there are many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal,” Roeder said. He would not elaborate.

Can someone please explain why this man isn’t also facing charges of domestic terrorism, along with the murder charges?

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5 Responses to Midwest Loon Watch: Suspect in Abortion Doc Killing Warns of More Violence

  1. Little Hollow says:

    Scott Roeder isn’t being charged as a domestic terrorist in addition to murder?

    This is the first I’ve read about how the D.A. is treating the case but I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised. This is Kansas, the land of Bob Dole, the Westboro Baptist Church, and where the unofficial state motto is, ‘Kansas, where intelligence goes to die.”

  2. Big Hank says:

    This asshole is a rightwing jihadist.

    The Feds need to get involved and throw the book at him. I agree, 100% Chris. Where is the domestic terrorism charge?

    If a doctor in Mobile, AL can be charged by the Feds with domestic terrorism for telling Cheney to “go fuck yourself, Mr. Cheney,” this Roeder cat gunned down a doctor while at church in the presence of 250 people and continues to make threatening statements.

  3. libhomo says:

    You make an excellent point about terrorism charges.

    I think anti choice groups are saying he acted alone to try to diminish federal protection for abortion providers.

  4. bradfrmphnx says:

    He’s loony tunes for sure. And he IS a terrorist by every definition. You’ve probably all heard about his whining, but in case you haven’t, from the A.P.

    “In two separate calls to AP Sunday, Roeder also complained about the “deplorable conditions in solitary” in Sedgwick County jail.
    Roeder said it was freezing in his cell. “I started having a bad cough. I thought I was going to have pneumonia.”
    He said he called AP because he wanted to publicize the conditions in the jail so that in the future suspects would not have to endure the same conditions. Roeder also said he wanted the public to know he has been denied phone privileges for the past two days, and needed his sleep apnea machine.
    Hinshaw disputed that phone privileges had been denied.”

    Poor baby.

  5. Bee says:

    Crikey, the guy’s a hypochondriac on top of being a raving fucking loony with guns.

    He’ll never be charged as a turrrrist, he’s a white xian – everybody knows that turrrrists are only brown people who happen to be muslim.

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