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Man who placed bomb on MLK Day parade route sentenced to 32 years (federal hate crime)
CNN ^ | 12/20/11 | Michael Martinez

Posted on 12/21/2011 5:26:20 AM PST by Libloather

Man who placed bomb on MLK Day parade route sentenced to 32 years
December 20, 2011 | By Michael Martinez, CNN

A 37-year-old white supremacist, Kevin William Harpham, was sentenced Tuesday to 32 years in prison for placing a bomb-laden backpack along the route of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane, Washington, in January, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Harpham, an unemployed electrician from Colville, Washington, pleaded guilty in September to charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to commit a federal hate crime.

Shrapnel in the "improvised explosive device" contained anticoagulant to prevent blood clotting, authorities said.

After he is released from prison, Harpham will serve the rest of his life under court supervision, federal prosecutors said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bomb; hate; mlk; parade
...federal hate crime...

Are there state hate crimes? City hate crimes?

1 posted on 12/21/2011 5:26:26 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
"Are there state hate crimes?"

Many, if not most, States DO have hate crimes laws, yes.

2 posted on 12/21/2011 5:34:45 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Libloather

has the ‘Supremes’ ever been asked to rule on ‘Hate Crimes’?

I say they are redundant and unconstitutional.


3 posted on 12/21/2011 5:36:00 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

‘zackly.


4 posted on 12/21/2011 5:41:48 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: Libloather
Shrapnel in the "improvised explosive device" contained anticoagulant to prevent blood clotting, authorities said.

Aspirin grenade?

5 posted on 12/21/2011 5:44:39 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

D-Con


6 posted on 12/21/2011 5:50:29 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Libloather

Moral of the story is, if you want to use a bomb to blow somebody or some group up, make sure it’s for some benign reason like, they owe you money or something, NOT because you hate them. In today’s America blowing up a group of people is kind of bad, but if you do it because you hate their race, sexual orientation etc., it’s REALLY, REALLY bad.


7 posted on 12/21/2011 5:52:32 AM PST by apillar
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To: apillar

You could also target rich, white, old men or tea partiers and be cheered on or possibly get grant money from Waters or one of her ilk.


8 posted on 12/21/2011 5:55:13 AM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: apillar

You could also target rich, white, old men or tea partiers and be cheered on or possibly get grant money from Waters or one of her ilk. MLK Jr was a God fearing man, so I am glad it didn’t happen, all whites would be blamed and this nut job would have started insane riots like we have never seen.


9 posted on 12/21/2011 5:57:05 AM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: momincombatboots
... all whites would be blamed and this nut job would have started insane riots like we have never seen.

Sooner or later, we will have the insane riots. They are an essential part of 0bama's plan

10 posted on 12/21/2011 6:03:54 AM PST by cayuga (The next Crusade will be a war of annihilation.)
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To: sam_paine
Aspirin grenade?

Warfarin usually. Rat poison is the most available anticoagulant in the USA and other countries. A relatively minor injury may be fatal if bleeding can't be stopped.

Anticoagulants are commonly used in bomb attacks in Israel and other parts of the Mideast.

11 posted on 12/21/2011 6:03:58 AM PST by mulebones
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To: Vaquero
unconstitutional

Hate is a motive, NOT a crime.

Any case presented by any Prosecutor charging a hate crime will be nullified if I'm on the jury.

12 posted on 12/21/2011 6:09:50 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Libloather

Glad they caught this POS.

But is the hate crime BS really necessary?

Any crime with a bomb is a hate crime.


13 posted on 12/21/2011 6:10:51 AM PST by Venturer
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To: ASA Vet
Clarification.

Any charge presented by any Prosecutor charging a hate crime will be nullified if I'm on the jury. I'd consider any other charges for a real crime on their individual merit.

14 posted on 12/21/2011 6:16:05 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Libloather

If the parade had been in honor of Jim Demint it would have been a federal LOVE crime!


15 posted on 12/21/2011 6:34:13 AM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: Libloather
A 37-year-old WHITE SUPREMACIST....

Glad to see the Far Left, Corrupt, Biased, Lame Stream Media is identifying the perp the SAME as they do when an Jihadist plans an attack in the name of his "Religion of Pieces."

Oh wait....!

Yep, another feather in that Commie Group's hat (the Southern Poverty Law Center) as well as I'm sure, this puts a smile on the FAT BEEATCH'S (Big Sis) face.

BTW, just in case anyone keeping score, this is the 1st or 2nd "White Supremacist" arrested in the past 2 years, as opposed to OVER 200 Mooselimbs.

16 posted on 12/21/2011 6:36:38 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Libloather

Great we got the Black Klans including the nation of islam, the NAACP, Black caucuses in congress, and Black Panters. Hispanic have their La Raza Klan too, a member of which was appt to the supreme court by the head snake of racism, obamugabe.


17 posted on 12/21/2011 6:38:39 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Libloather

So I guess it’s would have been a good thing on Columbus Day.


18 posted on 12/21/2011 6:39:20 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Libloather

Now he did not actually kill or injure anyone, did he?

Obama’s close friends, Ayers and Dorhn actually did and they are not only free, but living the good life and enjoying their fame.


19 posted on 12/21/2011 7:06:21 AM PST by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Venturer
"BS really necessary"

You got that right. Hate crimes are basically thought crimes. The leftists who dreamed this up got it from commie governments.

20 posted on 12/21/2011 7:43:22 AM PST by driftless2
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To: mulebones
Warfarin usually. Rat poison is the most available anticoagulant in the USA and other countries.

I believe that vitamin K is a counter to it, at least that's what they gave my dog when he got into some.

On a side note this scumbag placed the bomb across the street from my wife's office. I hope he serves ever year he got.

21 posted on 12/21/2011 9:37:24 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Bon mots

“Obama’s close friends, Ayers and Dorhn actually did and they are not only free, but living the good life and enjoying their fame.”

Unemployed electricians take it up the wazoo, comrade. If your old man was CEO of Commonwealth Edison, you can pull some strings. It pays to be connected, capisce?/sarcasm;)


22 posted on 01/12/2012 8:20:20 PM PST by Frank_2001
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