Skip to comments.Family Research Council Attacker Could Face Terrorism Charge
Posted on 08/16/2012 5:44:38 AM PDT by scottjewell
The gunman's motive will determine whether he's charged with a federal crime such as attempting a terrorist act, The Washington Post reports this morning as news outlets lay out what's known about Wednesday's shooting incident at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the conservative Family Research Council.
...The wire service adds that the man identified as the gunman, Floyd Lee Corkins II, "had been volunteering recently at a community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people" in Herndon, Va., about 30 miles west of the nation's capital.
According to the AP, he allegedly "made a negative comment" about the Family Research Council. "But the reference was not specific," according to a "law enforcement official." The wire service adds that "two law enforcement officials said Corkins was carrying sandwiches from Chick-fil-A, a fast-food chain whose president's opposition to same sex marriage recently placed the restaurant at the center of a national cultural debate."
Washington's WJLA-TV reports it has been told by sources that the gunman allegedly said "it's not about you, it's about the policy," before firing his weapon.
The Family Research Council is among the advocacy groups that oppose same-sex marriage.
The Post says that "if investigators conclude that the shooting did not amount to a federal crime, officials said, Corkins would be turned over to D.C. authorities to be charged and prosecuted locally. To give federal authorities more time to make that decision, Corkins could be charged by D.C. police as soon as Thursday, a senior police official said. He could then be jailed on local charges while the FBI investigation continues."
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At least this is now public knowledge.
Agitated gays, a phalanx of panthers, union thugs, federally funded left wing acorn groups, illegal aliens and of course massive fraud. It will be an interesting two months.
Could be charged with terrorism, but almost certainly won’t be.
#LGBTShooter That’s the hashtag I use for any related articles I post on Twitter and try to use it in headlines whenever I can.
“Pro-Obama LGBT Killer”
“Pro-Obama LGBT Shooter”
maybe I can start using... “Pro-Obama LGBT Terrorist”
The talk about terrorism is a mask to hide the fact the act was hate. The shootings were a hate crime
Floyd Lee Corkins II
I wonder if any info is out there to confirm if he’s a democrat.
President Barack Obama: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,”
If “our side” decides to fight back,
I don’t think the other side realizes how outnumbered they are.
I heard this morning on Fox that so far he has been charged with aggravated assault! Get ready to be outraged folks. I would not be surprised if they don’t do much of anything to the homonazi attacker.
Hansan who was a radical Muslim conducted jihad at Fort Hood and the government preteded it was simply workplace violence and not terrorism.
This guy won’t be charged with terrorism. They have changed the meaning of domestic terrorism from acts of war committed by jihadists on US soil to politically incorrect thought crmies by conservatives. This guy set out to murder thought enemies of the state. No terrorism.
"Get in their faces," implored candidate Obama.
The Left said Sarah Palin was "responsible" for Gabby Giffords' shooting by schizophrenic Jared Lee Loughner, does that mean Obama and the "gay community" are "responsible" for this mentally-sound domestic terrorist?
No, I'm sure Chick-fil-A made him do it. /s
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