Skip to comments.Man who placed bomb on MLK Day parade route sentenced to 32 years (federal hate crime)
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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Are there state hate crimes? City hate crimes?
Many, if not most, States DO have hate crimes laws, yes.
has the ‘Supremes’ ever been asked to rule on ‘Hate Crimes’?
I say they are redundant and unconstitutional.
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.
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.
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.
Sooner or later, we will have the insane riots. They are an essential part of 0bama's plan
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.
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.
Glad they caught this POS.
But is the hate crime BS really necessary?
Any crime with a bomb is a hate crime.
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.
If the parade had been in honor of Jim Demint it would have been a federal LOVE crime!
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."
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.
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.
So I guess it’s would have been a good thing on Columbus Day.
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.
You got that right. Hate crimes are basically thought crimes. The leftists who dreamed this up got it from commie governments.