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Alabama hostage boy safe, captor dead: Official
NBC News ^ | February 4, 2013 | Erin McClam and Gabe Gutierrez

Posted on 02/04/2013 2:57:57 PM PST by Olog-hai

A 5-year-old boy held captive for seven days in an underground bunker in southern Alabama is alive and his kidnapper is dead, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Monday afternoon.

Jimmy Lee Dykes, a 65-year-old man described by his neighbors as a paranoid survivalist, grabbed the boy from a school bus last Tuesday afternoon. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; hostage; jimmyleedykes; rescue
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1 posted on 02/04/2013 2:58:00 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Thank you Lord God.


2 posted on 02/04/2013 3:02:48 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Olog-hai

Now we are going to have to register our bunkers or anything that can be used as a bunker such as root cellars and tornado shelters. Just you wait. You read it here first on FR!


3 posted on 02/04/2013 3:03:06 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Olog-hai

So glad it ended well. Poor little boy. Hope he recovers from this trauma.


4 posted on 02/04/2013 3:07:19 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Olog-hai

They dug beside it, blew a hole open with a charge, and shot him.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 3:07:28 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Olog-hai

So glad the FBI successfully saved this child. Unlike other children...


6 posted on 02/04/2013 3:10:47 PM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: exnavy

I agree, thank you Lord Jesus!


7 posted on 02/04/2013 3:11:17 PM PST by STD ( Intellectuals, they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: exnavy

I agree, thank you Lord Jesus!


8 posted on 02/04/2013 3:11:17 PM PST by STD ( Intellectuals, they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: theBuckwheat
Yep. This story is almost too perfect for the media to run with

Kindergartner, old armed white man, veteran, survivalist and even a bunker to boot.

I could see it now. “All inhabitable dwellings must be registered and have access for law enforcement”

9 posted on 02/04/2013 3:11:39 PM PST by varyouga
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To: Olog-hai

Praise God.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 3:14:10 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Olog-hai
"paranoid survivalist"

"PTSD veteran"

"gun-loving prepper"

"home-schooled loner"

Media talking points made on behalf of the "gun grabbing" regime. They are one the same.

11 posted on 02/04/2013 3:15:44 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

What if he voted Democrat?


12 posted on 02/04/2013 3:17:18 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Even if your crazy paranoid as squirrely as a junk yard rat...
that don’t mean some people are NOT OUT to “git you”...

Obviously those that vote for Barry Half-White.. are completely insane..
What amounts to being “nuts” these days MUST be gauged on a sliding scale..


13 posted on 02/04/2013 3:22:25 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Thanks for this info....quite the rescue!


14 posted on 02/04/2013 3:23:53 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: varyouga
I could see it now. “All inhabitable dwellings must be registered and have access for law enforcement” <>/I>

The last census took care of that for you.

15 posted on 02/04/2013 3:24:56 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Olog-hai

“What if he voted Democrat?”

He will now.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 3:30:12 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Gil4

Sad but true.


17 posted on 02/04/2013 3:33:19 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Interesting. I turned on Fox News and they were all over it. I changed to CNN and MSNBC repeatedly. CNN was running news but did not mention it until about 20 minutes after it broke. All MSNBC, AND NOTE THIS STORY IS FROM NBC, could do is continue with Chrissy Tingly and then have AL Dulton on. After about 30 mintues they still had not talked about it.

And people claim CNN and MSNBC are better news sources. MALE BOVINE EXCREMENT!!!

Thank God for the LE people who used common sense to bring this situation to a wonderful end. Prayers for Ethen the boy and his family. They face a hard road now.

18 posted on 02/04/2013 3:36:45 PM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Olog-hai

Thank you God, FBI and the local police.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 3:38:54 PM PST by Stephanie32
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To: Olog-hai

Why is a state official doling out personal medical information on the boy... That is in violation of his privacy rights... or did those go out with the 2nd....


20 posted on 02/04/2013 3:40:30 PM PST by vet7279
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To: varyouga

“I could see it now. “All inhabitable dwellings must be registered and have access for law enforcement””

They already do, its called a building permit.


21 posted on 02/04/2013 3:40:55 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Does that also apply on county property?


22 posted on 02/04/2013 3:45:58 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Olog-hai

That bus driver is a hero. Thank God it ended up with the bad guy dead and the good kid alive.


23 posted on 02/04/2013 3:57:54 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Olog-hai

Thank God.


24 posted on 02/04/2013 3:58:35 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Depends on the county but generally yes. They want drawings, inspections and taxes for everything.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 4:04:49 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Olog-hai

Suicide by FBI bullets? Appeared that the old man didn’t want to waste his remaining years away rotting in a jail cell.


26 posted on 02/04/2013 4:10:43 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I suspect they used a “low explosive” for the hole. Unlike high explosive, that would shatter the wall and send the pieces flying inward, low explosives “push” a hole through the wall.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 4:14:05 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Olog-hai

When every second counts, the po-po are only a week away.


28 posted on 02/04/2013 4:14:20 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Olog-hai

Lord God, we thank You for rescuing this child and for answering our prayers. May Your Name be praised!


29 posted on 02/04/2013 4:21:44 PM PST by Faith
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To: Faith

Lord God, we thank You for rescuing this child and for answering our prayers. May Your Name be praised!

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Amen.


30 posted on 02/04/2013 4:44:32 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Olog-hai

.... I find it very curious that we have known the perps identity for almost 7 days but the Communist Socialist Propaganda Machine has been suspiciously silent about Jim Dykes background. All that was revealed about him is that he was “Anti Government.” Normally we would have known every single detail about the perpetrators life by now.


31 posted on 02/04/2013 4:45:15 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Olog-hai

Well he was coming arounfd


32 posted on 02/04/2013 4:48:32 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Gil4

That is truly brilliant!


33 posted on 02/04/2013 5:17:46 PM PST by karnage
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To: Gil4

good one


34 posted on 02/04/2013 5:50:43 PM PST by slouper (Love it or leave it.)
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To: R_Kangel

Most probably because he was able to see/hear the news and if they reported something he didn’t like, he could have harmed the little boy. They may have kept silent because of him.


35 posted on 02/04/2013 5:51:38 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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I am still outraged it took a full week to rescue the boy. They could have found some way to ‘sedate’ via gas or do some other high tech rescue. He could have been a pedophile or been torturing the young boy.


36 posted on 02/04/2013 6:01:01 PM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: CharlotteVRWC

There is a major problem with gas when a child is present. The effective dose for an adult is probably fatal to a child.

This was a unique situation that presented a very difficult tactical situation. If leaked information and official statements are correct it did not appear that he had harmed the child so the best answer was to continue to wait things out refining the tactical plan for an immediate response or planned assault. I was happy with the results and pray for the well-being of the child and family.


37 posted on 02/04/2013 6:43:30 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: ProudFossil

“Thank God for the LE people who used common sense to bring this situation to a wonderful end.”

I disagree.

I watched some of the coverage that was on Fox News, towards the end.

What I saw was shocking — or it should be to any freedom-loving American.

The place was swarming with FBI and I saw troops in camouflage. Couldn’t tell if they were military or FBI and/or police in military garb.

All for one man holding one hostage.

This should never have progressed beyond local police with help from the state police.

I thought Alabama was supposed to be a conservative state. A truly conservative governor, especially in these times, should have told the feds to butt out.

We are seeing the future in incidents like this — and that future looks scary indeed.

A thought came to me recently. Of course, we have something called Posse Comitatus that is supposed to prevent the military from being used to police American citizens and enforce state laws on American soil.

But the Posse Comitatus law does nothing to address the use of [supposedly non-military] federal “agents” who have become increasingly militarized in behavior, equipment, and tactics. It does nothing to address the use of local and state police, also “miitarized” into SWAT teams or even in outright military garb.

Since the government cannot use our own “military” against us as such, they are transforming the police into nothing less than a quasi-military force.

This incident was a good illustration of that transformation.

I’m glad the boy was rescued and that the perp is no longer a threat to anyone.

But this weren’t a wonderful ending. It was a portent of things to come….

I realize your opinion may be different. But that’s how I see it….


38 posted on 02/04/2013 8:35:56 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Road Glide

Incorrect. Local and State asked for assistance. Very unique situation. Needed to save the boy and figure out how to survey the bunker. Local or state funds did not have this tech.

Bottom Line.. Boy is alive


39 posted on 02/04/2013 8:41:17 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: R_Kangel

Very good point. Also, whatever “message” he had for why he did this will be forever buried too. Winners write the history books. Whatever upset him, he sure didn’t handle it very well.


40 posted on 02/05/2013 5:04:56 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Road Glide
Thank you for the reply. I wish to address a couple of your points.

First kidnapping has been a federal crime for many years. That is why the FBI was there. It was their job.

Second your point about the military does raise a point. However did you stop to think about the media circus this event became. I can gaurantee there were hundreds, if not thousands, of media personnel involved in this. That creates traffic jams, crowd congestion, and general chaos. Remember this was a small community with little manpower. I would think it was simply overwhelmed in trying to handle the logistics of the situation. So I have to assume they asked for help from the state level and the Governor assigned some National Guard troops to help with crowd management.

While you see a portent of military control in this I would think it is simply one of handling a crowd with available resources. No big conspiracy.

That said I do agree in some part with your concern about militarization of the police in the future. But in my mind this incident was not a part of that.

41 posted on 02/05/2013 5:19:16 AM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

—Very good point. Also, whatever “message” he had for why he did this will be forever buried too. Winners write the history books. Whatever upset him, he sure didn’t handle it very well.—

I don’t want to hear a “message” from a guy that killed a bus driver and kidnapped a 5 year old.


42 posted on 02/05/2013 5:32:43 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious")
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To: eyedigress; Road Glide

—Local or state funds did not have this tech.—

Nor do they have the training. And I’m sure if they were to get training, people would be screaming about how they are preparing to attack citizens in their bunker.


43 posted on 02/05/2013 5:38:35 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Who was home-schooled? I’m just wondering as a home-schooler myself.

thanks


44 posted on 02/05/2013 6:55:36 AM PST by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: justice14
I agree. I think we hear too much about the people perpetrating the crimes, and that give other crazy people the idea that if they do something like this, they will be famous. News needs to just give basic info about the agressors, and not glorify them.
45 posted on 02/05/2013 7:05:37 AM PST by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: justice14
I don’t want to hear a “message” from a guy that killed a bus driver and kidnapped a 5 year old.

You know, you're exactly right. Absolutely no argument. I also do not want to hear ANY "message" from the government anymore about anything when they support welfare fraud, illegal immigration, pro-abortion, shipping arms to criminals, gay rights in "...every institution and all walks of life." and forced choices on healthcare which will cause me and my family severe financial duress while leaving us with very little healthcare. The government spends millions in foreign countries on God-knows-what while refusing to fund worthwhile projects here including armed guards in schools.

The government has killed and is going to kill far more people through its policies than Jimmy Lee Dykes in his insanity did. You are exactly right on target about not wanting to hear any message from someone with whom you so vehemently disagree both through violation of governmental and moral law. I applaud you.

P.S. I've been getting my "message" out for YEARS in this forum. The pen IS mightier than the sword.

46 posted on 02/05/2013 7:14:57 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

We aren’t talking about govn’t. I was referring to YOU saying about the kidnappers message. I responded in kind. I was not talking about a government message. In this instance, they did their job and they did it well. If you want to go off about govn’t message then I will address that. But you only mentioned the kidnappers message. I responded.


47 posted on 02/05/2013 7:24:57 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious")
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To: justice14
We aren’t talking about govn’t.

We? I in a round about way, most certainly was. Yes, the government did its job. However, I and others do not like what the government is doing at the present. However you want to address that, go right ahead. I'll try to stay up with you.

48 posted on 02/05/2013 7:50:00 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

In a “round about way”? Of course. How stupid of me. No one likes what the government is doing. You stated about what the guy wanted to “get out”. I said I don’t care to hear what he has to say. You then equated that meaning that I am ok with government. I am not, stop assuming I am.


49 posted on 02/05/2013 7:57:31 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious")
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To: justice14
No assumptions, no problem at all here. In this particular post, in reply #2, is found the solution to those behind this present government who are subverting the constitution and our way of life and using every possible lie, event, etc. to do so.

Click here for article about Ayers.

50 posted on 02/05/2013 8:24:14 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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