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US official: Blast in Michigan was from car bomb
msnbc ^ | 9/21/11 | staff

Posted on 09/21/2011 12:51:29 PM PDT by Nachum

MONROE, Mich. — A blast that turned a vehicle along a Michigan street into a blackened shell and seriously injured an attorney and his two sons was the result of a car bomb, police said Wednesday.

Emergency responders rushed to the site of the Tuesday evening explosion near a highway underpass in Monroe, about 35 miles southwest of Detroit, the Monroe Police Department said. The vehicle's three occupants were taken to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, about 20 miles south of Monroe. They were listed in serious condition Wednesday.

The blast came from a car bomb, Donald Dawkins, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, confirmed Wednesday. Investigators were poring over the charred wreckage for clues.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blast; carbomb; michigan; michigancarbomb; official; us

1 posted on 09/21/2011 12:51:34 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

How long did it take for them to figure that out.

I was pretty sure it hadn’t backfired when I first read it.


2 posted on 09/21/2011 12:54:04 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum

We have lots of Amish people in that part of Michigan.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 12:56:58 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Venturer

I was relieved to find out that this was not an Islamic work accident.


4 posted on 09/21/2011 12:59:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum; Venturer

The driver was an attorney who was taking his sons to a Catholic Youth Organization soccer match. The bomb went off under the passenger seat and basically blew off the legs of the son sitting on that side, and seriously injured the attorney and the son sitting in the back seat.

I think it will probably be pretty easy to find the guilty party if they go through the attorney’s cases. It’s possibly a custody case or something else that the bomber felt gave him the “right” to attack this man’s family.


5 posted on 09/21/2011 1:00:02 PM PDT by livius
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To: Nachum

Premature Jihadization?


6 posted on 09/21/2011 1:00:07 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: Nachum

Dawkins must be one of them thar $200k/yr. gubment employees Obama was talkin’ about.....


7 posted on 09/21/2011 1:00:07 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Nachum
"Chappell's notable cases include disputes involving zoning issues on fireworks businesses."

Premature 4th of July-ism. Toldja these Patriots were dangerous!

(Prayers for the innocent)

8 posted on 09/21/2011 1:02:54 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: Nachum

Prayers up for this man and his two sons.

Terrible, just terrible...


9 posted on 09/21/2011 1:03:35 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: Nachum
“Monroe is a city of more than 20,000 that is one of Michigan's oldest communities. It has a historic downtown and is home to furniture maker La-Z-Boy Inc.”

Also the home of George Custer, but the idiots a MSLSD are too stupid to know anything about history.

10 posted on 09/21/2011 1:03:51 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Nachum

anyone know about this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQoPGeD1H6s&feature=share


11 posted on 09/21/2011 1:04:47 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: SF_Redux

My guess is that this is a disgruntled client of the lawyer, possibly a divorce case or custody case. The targeting of a lawyer is just too specific to be mere chance encounter.


12 posted on 09/21/2011 1:07:37 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: VanDeKoik

And don;t forget those Hutterites! Sorry - the Hutterian Brotherhood.


13 posted on 09/21/2011 1:08:09 PM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: Beagle8U

Its also the site of the Battle of Frenchtown (Battle of the River Raisin) Bloodiest battle of the war of 1812.


14 posted on 09/21/2011 1:11:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Beagle8U
Custer hosting a reunion of vets from the Battle of the River Raisin in Monroe.

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15 posted on 09/21/2011 1:13:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Nachum

Poor guy forgot to pay his union due’s.


16 posted on 09/21/2011 1:13:23 PM PDT by woodenickel
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To: Uncle Miltie

Michigan = Muslims = Car Bombs

This is not rocket science.


17 posted on 09/21/2011 1:18:05 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: cripplecreek
Also the staging area for the Toledo war. The war most don't even have a clue about.
18 posted on 09/21/2011 1:18:34 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Nachum
"Chappell is a Michigan resident with law offices in Sylvania, Ohio. He is licensed to practice law in both states and, according to his law firm's website, has represented business clients in commercial and employment disputes and also maintained a family law practice representing clients in divorce."

Employment disputes caught my eye immediately, this is the same area where a non-union business owner was shot while someone was vandalizing his truck.

This very well could fall at the feet of the unions also.

19 posted on 09/21/2011 1:22:25 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Beagle8U

Its no wonder America is such a mess.

Actually I think the Toledo Strip war could make a good, accurate historical comedy. Interesting political wheeling and dealing there. Jackson sided with Ohio on the promise that Ohio would deliver the Democrat vote but Ohio went Whig. Personally, Michigan got a far better deal despite not knowing it at the time.


20 posted on 09/21/2011 1:25:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Nachum

Or was it a load of fireworks in the trunk? That seems more likely seeing that the three in the car are alive.


21 posted on 09/21/2011 1:31:02 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Beagle8U
"...the Toledo War."

In which Michigan kicked Ohio's a$$ and mercilessly forced them to take Toledo.

22 posted on 09/21/2011 1:31:26 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: diogenes ghost

LOL


23 posted on 09/21/2011 1:32:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Abathar
Employment disputes caught my eye immediately, this is the same area where a non-union business owner was shot while someone was vandalizing his truck.

DEVELOPING: Ohio Business Owner Shot For Being Non-Union, Police Investigating [Aug 16, 2011]

At first, King thought that his assailant was merely trying to break into his vehicle. Little did he know, however, that the perpetrator was targeting him–because of his non-union company.

The night of the shooting, police recovered a shell casing from a small caliber handgun. In addition to the shell casing, police also found a Swiss Army knife that police say was likely going to be used to slice the tires on King’s SUV.

While neither the police, nor Mr. King can say which union was behind the attack, it is very clear by the word ’scab’ scrawled on his SUV that it the attack was union-related.

“The police have been very thorough,” King says. “I cannot praise the Monroe County Sheriff’s department enough.”

The Monroe County Sheriff’s office is encouraging anyone with information to call 734-240-7530.

In addition, Mr. King is offering a $10,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.


24 posted on 09/21/2011 1:34:27 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: flaglady47

I meant this link I posted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQoPGeD1H6s&feature=share


25 posted on 09/21/2011 1:35:06 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: diogenes ghost
That is pretty much what happened. To this day Michigan and Ohio dispute where the border is Lk Erie waters of that area near Monroe.
26 posted on 09/21/2011 1:36:31 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SF_Redux

Nope. News to me.


27 posted on 09/21/2011 1:38:06 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Mr. Wright

Actually Michigan has the 6th largest Muslim population (1.8% total) in America. California is first (3.4%) Incidentaly, Texas makes the top 10 in 8th place (.07% of the total population).

We do have a large Arab christian population but Dearborn has the highest “concentration” of Muslims.


28 posted on 09/21/2011 1:39:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Nachum
"Hits" like this aren't usually done by pissed off individuals with a grudge. My guess is that he was involved up to his neck with unsavory people and couldn't carry thru with his half of the agreement........

Either that or this was a random fuel tank explosion which will certainly be exploited by NBC........

29 posted on 09/21/2011 1:41:03 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: livius

That is just horrible.

I hope they catch the subhuman who did this.


30 posted on 09/21/2011 1:41:24 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah: Better late than never--but better never late.)
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To: Nachum

The first thing that came to my mind was union thugs.


31 posted on 09/21/2011 1:45:04 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Paladin2
I was relieved to find out that this was not an Islamic work accident.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r92FLEOtx44

32 posted on 09/21/2011 1:49:24 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: pallis
The first thing that came to my mind was union thugs.

Always go with your first instinct.

33 posted on 09/21/2011 2:31:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Nachum

Just a signal from “Big Eddie” that if you owe him money, it’s better for your health to pay him, rather say “if you don’t like it, sue me”.


34 posted on 09/21/2011 2:36:01 PM PDT by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: cripplecreek

That was a grape battle too be sure.


35 posted on 09/21/2011 3:17:24 PM PDT by proudpapa (Palin-West - 2012)
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To: proudpapa

The Raisin river is named after the wild grape vines that overrun this whole corner of Michigan. Its a constant battle cutting them back here in the yard. I’d hate to try to move any distance through them with military equipment.


36 posted on 09/21/2011 3:22:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Paladin2
I was relieved to find out that this was not an Islamic work accident.

I was sort of hoping it was a premature Jihadification. I love it when that happens. As long as they don't take anyone else with them that is.

37 posted on 09/21/2011 4:57:22 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Paladin2
I was relieved to find out that this was not an Islamic work accident.

I was sort of hoping it was a premature Jihadification. I love it when that happens. As long as they don't take anyone else with them that is.

38 posted on 09/21/2011 4:57:45 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: livius

How evil! Prayers up for the attorney and his children. I hope they find the perp quickly but this investigation is going to cut into ATF’s cartel gun running action. I hope Holder can handle the delay.


39 posted on 09/21/2011 7:12:13 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Abathar
My money is on the mafia Unions. These people are awful - though nothing new in that observation...

(More Uniion/Gov at work per this story):

Prison Planet.com » TSA official charged in slaying …1 day ago A top federal Transportation Security Administration official in Mississippi is in jail in Gulfport charged with murder in the killing of TSA ... TSA head ” tell us that ... www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-official-charged-in-slaying-of-worker.html ·

. And this goon-perp, has a face, of course; that only his 'mother', could call 'innocent'. Good 'ol'l TSA and the hands that make it work. . .

link

40 posted on 09/22/2011 9:38:19 AM PDT by cricket
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