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Sept. 11 chapel 'arsonist' gives up (a Harvard Law graduate)
NY Post ^ | 11/1/2009 | LARRY CELONA and MATTHEW NESTEL

Posted on 11/01/2009 6:30:29 AM PST by lowbridge

A Harvard law grad surrendered to cops yesterday after allegedly setting fire to an East Side chapel that houses remains of 9/11 victims as part of a drunken dare, sources said.

Brian Schroeder, 26, originally from Texas, walked into the 13th Precinct station house at about 7 p.m. in connection with the blaze at Memorial Park, on East 30th Street.

Charges were pending, police said.

None of the remains, which are destined for a memorial at the World Trade Center, were damaged but "mementos and candles left by family members in honor of 9/11 victims were destroyed or possibly stolen," Mayor Bloomberg said earlier yesterday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 911; 911victims; alcohol; arson; harvard
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A Harvard Law Graduate.

***shakes head***

1 posted on 11/01/2009 6:30:30 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Sick f***.


2 posted on 11/01/2009 6:34:55 AM PST by library user
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To: lowbridge
The Obomblast Administration can pardon him and then appoint him to the position of

CZARsonist!

3 posted on 11/01/2009 6:35:01 AM PST by Young Werther ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!">)
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To: lowbridge

Odd. The family says he had “no radical political bent.” Friends say he “didn’t have a radical agenda.”

These just struck me as strangely worded disclaimers. Normally, you’d just say he was drunk, crazy, always one to do stupid things on a dare, etc. Plus, if that was the case, who dared him?


4 posted on 11/01/2009 6:38:13 AM PST by livius
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To: lowbridge

Throw the book at that SOB and put him in prison.


5 posted on 11/01/2009 6:46:50 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: lowbridge

Interesting that this paper points out “originally from Texas.” Is this supposed to be proof of something? “He’s not one of us!” maybe?


6 posted on 11/01/2009 6:47:12 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

Probably Austin, it’s only Texan by geographic standards.


7 posted on 11/01/2009 6:49:15 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Young Werther

I admit, I grinned before I groaned.


8 posted on 11/01/2009 6:53:33 AM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: lowbridge

Did everyone go and read the comments by his family. “Good person” Family is as worthless as him to defend him. An “oddball” arson. He is a lawyer with a local firm.


9 posted on 11/01/2009 6:57:16 AM PST by healy61
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To: tiki
I checked my calender before the post and

Yup! it's Teaseday!

10 posted on 11/01/2009 7:19:32 AM PST by Young Werther ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!">)
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To: lowbridge
Another wasted education Let's see Community Organizers,Abortionists and now arsonists. Great alumni
11 posted on 11/01/2009 7:27:01 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: lowbridge

It gets even better. He is a Duke 2005 Theater major who took a year off to see the world.

http://theaterstudies.duke.edu/alumni

I am sure both institutions are proud of their graduate.

He is wearing a Harvard shirt in his perp walk photo. It sounds like he is newly minted (2005 + 3 years for school + 1 year to travel around the world).

I wonder if he has even taken the bar yet. Can you take the bar with a felony conviction???


12 posted on 11/01/2009 7:46:36 AM PST by exhaustguy
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To: lowbridge

Hope the POS does some hard time


13 posted on 11/01/2009 7:54:25 AM PST by formerliberal_nowconservative
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To: exhaustguy

On the plus side, really big plus, one less Harvard lawyer.


14 posted on 11/01/2009 8:17:57 AM PST by Leisler (We don’t need a third party we need a conservative second party.)
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To: lowbridge

Harvard Law? In the footsteps of Obama?


15 posted on 11/01/2009 9:44:59 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Bill Ayers.


16 posted on 11/01/2009 9:50:18 AM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: lowbridge

What’s with the “originally from Texas” stuff? Do they ever write “originally from Iowa”, or “originally from Mexico”?

What the heck?


17 posted on 11/01/2009 10:44:01 AM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: exhaustguy

I believe you can take the test, but he might have a hard time getting admitted to the bar.

My nephew graduated in ‘99 and aced the exam, but wasn’t admitted until 2001 because of some youthful indiscretions; no felonies that had happened 10 years prior to his graduation.


18 posted on 11/01/2009 10:54:30 AM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: exhaustguy

Per the article, he had moved to New York to accept a position with a law firm. Per the ABA Journal http://www.abajournal.com/news/sidley_austin_summer_associate_suspected_of_setting_fire_to_9-11_chapel/ the firm was Sidley Austin (a biggie) where he’d worked as a summer associate before receiving the permanent job offer (now rescinded). He would have taken the bar over the summer, following graduation, and wouldn’t have been offered the job if he hadn’t passed. But it won’t do him any good now.

Apparently his only other qualification is “gay activist”, but there aren’t a lot of paying jobs in that field, and plenty of applicants who don’t have arson on their resumes.


19 posted on 11/02/2009 11:03:23 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: lowbridge

Doesn’t sound like his friends or family are rallying to support him:

“Schroeder — who is charged with arson and reckless endangerment — remains in jail because his friends couldn’t pull together enough cash last night to pay his $3,000 bail.” http://gothamist.com/2009/11/02/911_chapel_arsonist_claims_he_was_d.php

He may be out by now, but $3000 is peanuts, especially for someone who’s been working at Sidley and Austin. He should have been able to pay it himself right out of his checking account.


20 posted on 11/02/2009 11:07:49 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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