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Raw Video: George Tiller Murder Suspect in Custody
FOX KC ^ | 5.31.09 | Sarah Clark

Posted on 05/31/2009 2:16:58 PM PDT by libh8er

WICHITA, KAN - Nearly four hours after abortion doctor George Tiller was gunned down and killed in his Lutheran Church, Johnson County police pulled over a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle on I-35 near Gardner, Kan. The Associated Press reports police have the suspect in custody.

Tiller, 67, was shot just after 10 a.m., at Reformation Lutheran Church where he was a member of the congregation.

See a locator map of the crime.

According to Wichita media, police described the suspect as a white male in his 50's or 60's with gray hair that is balding in the middle. He is about 6'1" and about 220 pounds and was wearing a white shirt and dark pants. He was last seen in a light blue Ford Taurus, possibly an early 1990's model. It has a K-State vanity plate and a Kansas license plate number 225 BAB.

Members of the congregation who were inside at the time of the shooting were kept inside the church by police. Those arriving were ushered into the parking lot. Some witnesses were transported downtown to answer questions.

Tiller has been among the few U.S. physicians performing late-term abortions. His clinic has repeatedly been the site of protests for about two decades. In fact, Tiller has been the victim of violence multiple times.

On June 9, 1986, a homemade bomb was detonated on the roof of his Wichita clinic. No one was injured in that incident. Then in 1991, protesters blocked the entrance to his clinic until a federal judge ordered they be arrested. Two years later on Aug. 19, 1993, Dr. Tiller was shot outside his clinic. His wounds were not life threatening, and Shelly Shannon, an abortion opponent, was convicted and sentenced to prison.

Operation Rescue, a pro-life Christian activist organization that speaks out against Tiller and his practices, released the following statement on Sunday:

"We are shocked at this morning's disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down. Operation Rescue has worked for years through peaceful, legal means, and through the proper channels to see him brought to justice. We denounce vigilantism and the cowardly act that took place this morning. We pray for Mr. Tiller's family that they will find comfort and healing that can only be found in Jesus Christ."

FOX 4 has a crew en route and is working to bring you more information on this developing story.

Watch these YouTube videos regarding George Tiller and his practice.

Copyright © 2009, WDAF-TV


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: tiller; tillerthebabykiller; wichita
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1 posted on 05/31/2009 2:16:59 PM PDT by libh8er
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2 posted on 05/31/2009 2:17:38 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: libh8er

Aging Hippie on Aging Hippie crime.


3 posted on 05/31/2009 2:18:45 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: libh8er

I wonder why the name hasn’t been released yet.


4 posted on 05/31/2009 2:21:29 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: libh8er

Just an innocent observation BUT,
If you were an abortion provider, would you be nervous about now?
And
I’d rather go before St. Pete with Tillers murderers reputation than Tillers.


5 posted on 05/31/2009 2:22:48 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Joe Boucher

Did anyone take notice that his church is an ELCA church. For those of us who are Lutheran nothing else needs to be said about it...


6 posted on 05/31/2009 2:25:52 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: libh8er

Who’s the male co-host on Fox News now? He’s almost sounding like he’s from NARAL, obviously sympathetic to Tiller...........I am not defending this act, but everyone needs to know exactly what this “doctor” did to babies ready to live outside the womb: either tear the baby limb from limb out of the womb; or deliver the baby to where only the baby’s head remained (if even the head) in the birth canal, then jab special scissors up the back of the baby’s neck, then suction the brains out of the head...Tiller then had the murdered babies incinerated in his killing center, and the burning flesh could be smelled from outside the building.


7 posted on 05/31/2009 2:25:54 PM PDT by line drive to right
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To: ElayneJ
I wonder why the name hasn’t been released yet.

Probably because the perp doesn't fit the Left's stereotype of a wacko pro-lifer.

8 posted on 05/31/2009 2:27:38 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Joe Boucher

>I’d rather go before St. Pete with Tillers murderers reputation than Tillers.<

St. Pete has absolutely no sayso in the matter—that’s up to St. Pete’s BOSS.


9 posted on 05/31/2009 2:28:27 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: libh8er

I’m sure that 0 must be in deep mourning today for the fact that near term babies who might “punish” mothers might live.


10 posted on 05/31/2009 2:28:57 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: ElayneJ
I wonder why the name hasn’t been released yet.

Please, please let him be a Muslim.

The universe will collapse in on itself under the irreconcilable paradox presented to leftists in this country.

11 posted on 05/31/2009 2:29:21 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ping!


12 posted on 05/31/2009 2:29:38 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: line drive to right
In a written quote given to CNN by Tiller's family,

"Tiller dedicated his life to providing women with high-quality heath care despite frequent threats and violence "

13 posted on 05/31/2009 2:30:37 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Russ

Good job Russ,
May sway a few to stay away from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America


14 posted on 05/31/2009 2:31:09 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

That’s what I’m thinking, too.


15 posted on 05/31/2009 2:31:31 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: 353FMG

Think the up or down on this one would go to the BIG GUY huh?


16 posted on 05/31/2009 2:32:00 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: libh8er

And I’m sure he left them quite well off financially as a result.


17 posted on 05/31/2009 2:32:58 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: line drive to right

am not defending this act, but everyone needs to know exactly what this “doctor” did to babies ready to live outside the womb


This is an “inconvenient truth.” I believe most people don’t know and/or don’t want to know.


18 posted on 05/31/2009 2:34:22 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: Russ

Whats ECLA stand for?


19 posted on 05/31/2009 2:35:08 PM PDT by linn37 (cue the circus music the democrats are back in charge)
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To: libh8er

As WE know, man has made the womb the most violent place in the world.


20 posted on 05/31/2009 2:36:19 PM PDT by line drive to right
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To: Alberta's Child

He’s apparently a K-Stater. Does that count for anything?


21 posted on 05/31/2009 2:36:58 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: ElayneJ

Yeah, just want to know about entertainment.


22 posted on 05/31/2009 2:37:00 PM PDT by line drive to right
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To: libh8er

high quality health care for the women who have a choice with horrific results for babies who were conceived by these very women only these babies had no choice as to whether they lived or died.


23 posted on 05/31/2009 2:37:10 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: line drive to right

I want to be clear. I think everyone SHOULD know what these partial birth abortions are all about. I just think people would prefer to live in ignorance.


24 posted on 05/31/2009 2:37:35 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: line drive to right

Yep. Sad, isn’t it?


25 posted on 05/31/2009 2:40:29 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Probably because the perp doesn't fit the Left's stereotype of a wacko pro-lifer.

The description is a fat white guy in his 50's or 60's driving a 15 year old Taurus. How much more stereotypical do you want?

26 posted on 05/31/2009 2:43:03 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: libh8er

I am convinced God gave us Obamination because of the sins commented by those of and like this dead SOB. This country, as a whole, has forgotten God and we are paying.


27 posted on 05/31/2009 2:43:34 PM PDT by IrishPennant (RLT = Radical Left Terrorism...feel it????)
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To: libh8er

I hope that wacko group who demonstrates at military funerals in Kansas shows up at this one, too.


28 posted on 05/31/2009 2:51:11 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: Alberta's Child

I think Leftists are in fear that it may be the father, or grandfather whose child or grandchild was aborted.


29 posted on 05/31/2009 2:55:19 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries for the American farmer.)
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To: ElayneJ

Thanks. I knew you meant it as you explained.


30 posted on 05/31/2009 2:57:03 PM PDT by line drive to right
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To: Russ

Is it a fact that Reformation Lutheran Church is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America? The ELCA?

And not of the Missouri Synod? LCMS?

(for the differences, see: http://www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=2146)

(Notwithstanding the reality that any local church can swing to the left or right of the national denomination.)


31 posted on 05/31/2009 3:01:33 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Paladin2

ROFLMAO!!!


32 posted on 05/31/2009 3:06:50 PM PDT by annelizly
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To: ElayneJ
I wonder why the name hasn’t been released yet.

He was arrested in Johnson County but it's a Sedgewick County crime. They'll be the ones to release the name once he's been turned over to them and if they're convinced he's their suspect.

33 posted on 05/31/2009 3:08:30 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Balding_Eagle

Thats how I see it.


34 posted on 05/31/2009 3:16:02 PM PDT by Redhd2
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To: libh8er
One sows what one reaps. The Lord admonishes us to forgive others that we may be forgiven. Some of what the Lord requires of us is difficult. I'll not loose sleep over this serial murders death.
35 posted on 05/31/2009 3:19:16 PM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: IrishPennant
> I am convinced God gave us Obamination because of the sins commented by those of and like this dead SOB. This country, as a whole, has forgotten God and we are paying.

Yep. I tend toward this view. That Obama isn't an instrument of Satan, but like several tyrants of the Hebrew Bible, is being used deliberately and consciously by the omnipotent God on His disobedient people.

If this view is correct, then the obedient Christian will stand back, "build houses and dwell in them, plant gardens and eat their fruit" while Obama wrecks things. (Jer 29:5) In other words, get on with life and not interfere with or fret about Obama's wickedness. Speak the truth, but otherwise let God's plan work its way out.

The same sorta question applies to killing George Tiller or Hitler or slave traders. When does the Christian act directly against evil, and when does the Christian step back and let the hand of God take care of things?

36 posted on 05/31/2009 3:21:04 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Joe Boucher

“I’d rather go before St. Pete with Tillers murderers reputation than Tillers.”

I’d prefer to go submitted to the will of God and justified by Jesus’ sacrifice. Reputation is a man thing. None, even the best of us with the very best reputations, are worthy of redemption without grace. I hope Tiller repented his terrible sins before he died. And I hope his killer does too.


37 posted on 05/31/2009 3:23:57 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Alberta's Child

“Please, please let him be a Muslim. “

Or an environmentalist.


38 posted on 05/31/2009 3:26:12 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

I hope Tillers killer will and has repented and asked LORD JESUS for forgiveness.
I think Tiller went to Hell.


39 posted on 05/31/2009 3:26:47 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: mbarker12474
>"Yep. I tend toward this view. That Obama isn't an instrument of Satan"

Think again!

Thank You Satan 1:50

666 Illinois state lottery day after the "selection".

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

40 posted on 05/31/2009 3:44:13 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (<P><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajsov1M4h50"> Thank You Satan 1:50</a>)
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To: ModelBreaker
I hope Tiller repented his terrible sins before he died. And I hope his killer does too.

Help me with this. I am having difficulty. I think it is pretty much an understood fact around here that abortion is murder. No ifs ands or buts. The abortionist dismembers a living child of God and throws the carcass in the trash. The dead man said he was going to go to work tomorrow and mutilate an innocent child of God. He was stopped before he did what he promised he would do by the man with the gun. Is this actually a sin? Someone was going to die Monday morning by this man's hands. That child could possibly now have a chance. Probably not - but it is possible. I know a child who was saved 1 day before she was aborted when one of her 14 year old mother's friends told her grandmother what she was planning.

I don't even believe in the death penalty so it is very difficult to come to this conclusion. This was a preemptive act that possibly saved lives and I can see no other rational way of looking at it.

41 posted on 05/31/2009 3:54:52 PM PDT by nitzy (Take your pick: Globalism OR Limited Government)
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To: mbarker12474
When does the Christian act directly against evil, and when does the Christian step back and let the hand of God take care of things?

Tough question....I do not want to presume at anytime to act under the hand of God but I do believe his vengeance is his to bestow...how he does it may or may not be through us and may or may not be something we agree with as a whole.

42 posted on 05/31/2009 4:04:13 PM PDT by IrishPennant (RLT = Radical Left Terrorism...feel it????)
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To: Russ
Did anyone take notice that his church is an ELCA church. For those of us who are Lutheran nothing else needs to be said about it...

ELCA - stay away. Any denomination that is a member of the National Council of Churches has been corrupted to one degree or another and should be avoided. There are good pastors and congregations, but the overall trend is to turn churches into radical leftist political organizations that maybe are allowed to have a slightly religious tinge to them.

43 posted on 05/31/2009 4:10:24 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: IrishPennant
see 41....

What if it was neither vengeance nor punishment but protection. The cops had been called, the courts had been petitioned, the congressmen had been voted for the peaceful protesters protested, the righteous prayed yet none of them would save the life of the child who was going to die on Monday morning by this man's hands. How can we condemn the man who possibly saved the life of a child?

44 posted on 05/31/2009 4:13:46 PM PDT by nitzy (Take your pick: Globalism OR Limited Government)
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To: nitzy
This was a preemptive act that possibly saved lives

This is nothing more than a statement of fact. I can't work up any sympathy for Tiller or the jackals that would have allowed him to go to "church" with them. If more "Christians" actively shamed murderers like this, perhaps abortion would be the capital crime that it always should have been.
45 posted on 05/31/2009 4:31:24 PM PDT by farmer18th (If you preach "too big to let fail," you're also preaching "too small to let succeed.")
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To: Alberta's Child; ModelBreaker
Please, please let him be a Muslim.

Police have identified him as Scott Roeder. Apparently he has connections to Operation Rescue.

No Muslim. No environmentalist wacko.

46 posted on 05/31/2009 4:39:35 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Balding_Eagle

That’s a good point . . . I never thought about that angle.


47 posted on 05/31/2009 4:52:40 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
"The description is a fat white guy in his 50's or 60's driving a 15 year old Taurus. How much more stereotypical do you want?"

How about "a fat, balding, white guy, wearing an NRA hat and T-shirt, and driving a pickup truck with a gun rack"??

48 posted on 05/31/2009 5:59:46 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog ( The Hog of Steel)
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To: Balding_Eagle

That thought came to me as well.


49 posted on 05/31/2009 6:05:33 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: libh8er

about 15 miles from me.


50 posted on 05/31/2009 6:07:15 PM PDT by Mercat (The Constitution is not a suicide pact.)
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