Skip to comments.Shooting Suspect hated liberals, frustrated about job search
Posted on 07/29/2008 7:09:08 PM PDT by RDTF
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (CNN) -- The suspect in a fatal shooting at a Knoxville church Sunday was motivated by frustration over being unable to obtain a job and hatred for the liberal movement, police said Monday.
Authorities recovered a four-page letter in which the suspect, Jim Adkisson, described his feelings and motives, police said.
Adkisson, 58, of Powell, Tennessee, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the shootings at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.
The gunman killed two adults and wounded seven others before being overpowered by congregants, authorities said.
The case is being investigated as a hate crime, police said.
Sterling Owen IV told reporters on Monday.
Authorities also discovered a letter from the state government telling Adkisson he was having his food stamps reduced or eliminated, police said.
"He did express that frustration, that the liberal movement was getting more jobs," Owen said. "And he felt like he was being kept out of the loop because of his age."
Adkisson's resume indicates he had worked in mechanical engineering, police said.
Owen said Adkisson apparently acted alone and chose the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church because of recent publicity about activities there that Adkisson considered liberal.
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Someone who speaks authentic media gibberish; translation please?
Thanks a lot, jerk, for giving the liberals a nice broad brush with which to paint all conservatives.
What a stinking idiot.
Maybe this will convince even the liberals that there should be a death penalty.
What the hell is a Unitarian Universalist Church? That sounds like something a handful of warmed-over flatliners dreamed up after hitting the bong once too often. What are its tenets? Its dogma?
There is nothing there, the Liberals cant paint a brush over anything.......
I once read somewhere that
Jeffrey Dahmer is a registered Democrat
nothing there ???
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.
They say it themselves. They believe in the Great Nothing.
Essentially, a Humanist cult.
Yeah, this reminds me of those liberal professors who referred to Stalin as a conservative. This guy should have waited for the Dalai Obama’s imminent coronation. Had he waited until November he would have had a job at McDonald’s making $50.00 an hour with full medical benefits.
OMG! Gun control is the only answer.
I wonder how much editorial liberty was used in skewing the context of this "remark."
The MSM is so NOT RIGHT.
What about the fact that he did not have enough money to eat, or to buy his meds???
“that the liberal movement was getting more jobs”
I understand the entire innocent until proven guilty thing but when everyone knows who did it is there any reason why he is called a “suspect”. There is no suspicion about it, the only question is what is the punishment.
Au contraire: They believe in themselves, and by logical extension, the Grand Arbitrer of human interactions, The State. Hence, polytheism, and in a single stroke, a profound affront (borne of great joy) to all of Western Man's millennial sacrifices and struggles.
If the suspect were a Muslim he’d be a hero! A martyr to boot!
The UCC has Cristian roots but is not a Christian Church.
How long have you been waiting to use that one?
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