Skip to comments.Breaking: Firebomb thrown at elderly pro-life activist at 40 Days vigil
Posted on 03/18/2011 2:39:54 PM PDT by topher
Breaking: Firebomb thrown at elderly pro-life activist at 40 Days vigil
by John Jalsevac
Fri Mar 18 3:43 PM EST
March 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A homemade bomb akin to a Molotov cocktail was thrown at an elderly pro-life activist during a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil yesterday, March 17. The attack took place at around 6:15 p.m., near the All Family Health Care abortion center in Kalispell, Montana, according to the Thomas More Society (TMS)
According to Karen Trierweiler, coordinator of the 40 Days prayer vigils in Kalispell, the device was thrown at one of the vigil participants, an elderly retired woman, by an unidentified assailant as she walked on the public sidewalk near the abortion facility.
The victim did not see the thrower, nor did she see the device before it exploded on the sidewalk behind her, making a loud popping noise as it burst into flame. The victim was unhurt.
The victim then called Trierweiler to the scene, who called the police.
According to the TMS, which has filed a complaint with the FBI about the incident, a Kalispell police officer arrived only after a lengthy delay. The Society reports the police officer told the 40 Days prayer vigil participants that they should expect this kind of reaction if theyre out protesting.
We are appalled by this terrible act of violence, while were immensely grateful that Gods grace spared this valiant pro-lifer any serious injury, said Thomas Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society.
Brejcha, however, took issue with the handling of the affair by the Kalispell police officer, calling his reaction equally appalling, indeed outrageous. Brejcha said they would be filing a disciplinary complaint against the officer and a desk sergeant who was also unhelpful.
We expect much better from the FBI, he said, and we will pursue the matter to the very highest levels of the U.S. Department of Justice if this case is not investigated promptly and vigorously and - once the assailant is identified and apprehended - prosecuted to the hilt.
Trierweiler also reported that an eyewitness has stepped forward, who was not part of the 40 Days campaign, but rather a passerby, who saw the incident occur and who may be able to help the FBI track down the bomb thrower.
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It is time for a massive crackdown on pro-aborts...
oh wait that only works the other way
The police should investigate the local union thugs. I am quite sure that they threw the Molotov.
On another hand, I think I might be stretching things.
More on a point of outrage that someone would try to firebomb an elderly woman for praying in front of an abortion facility...
Civil [war] Discourse...
Kalispell Police Department
312 1st Avenue East
Kalispell, MT 59901
Roger Nasset - Chief of Police
Phone 406-758-7786; Fax 406-758-7799
Our Mission at the Kalispell Police Department “is to ensure the highest level of public safety while protecting the rights and dignity of those we serve. We are dedicated to professional excellence by exemplifying honesty, integrity, professional competence, compassion, positive leadership, and respect for the public, to whom we are ultimately accountable. We will engage the community through collaborative partnerships which identify the causes of crime and strive to reduce crime and the fear of crime, through the unbiased enforcement of the law.”
Our motto is “policing through partnerships”.
Of course, liberals would argue that a peaceful elderly woman praying is a perfectly legitimate target of a firebomb.
These same people would have thought it wrong to see any violence directed at liberals.
Of course, Wisconsin is a good example of how the liberal left is now resorting to violence...
Civil War. You can’t negotiate with these animals.
If “these kinds of occurrences” are to be expected at peaceful rallies, shouldn’t the participants arm themselves for their own protection since the police are unwilling to do it for them?
The left is upping the anti because they know they can. Don’t expect union cops to step in.
Pro-Life outrage ping...
Thank you for the contact information. One shouldn’t expect incendiary devices at a peaceful demonstration.
I guess their only response is: Firebomb anyone in praying in front an abortion clinic
People may or may not recall that various liberal media called for Michelle Malkin to be hate r-ped
Has sheriff dipshitte (Sheriff Dupnick ) said anything?
People in Wisconsin need to bring video cameras to any future demonstrations on the confrontation between Governor Walker and the Republican legislature versus union thugs.
Yet another reason leftists should have zero access to fossil fuels.
Just cancelled plans to stay in Kalispell en-route to Glacier National Park.
“Our motto is picking and choosing...