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February 5, 2011
Death by a thousand firecrackers?
People in Dearborn, MI can breathe a little easier; a mad bomber is off their streets. Roger Stockholm is safely locked in the jug, charged with issuing terrorist threats and possessing explosives.Stockholm, a 63-year-old Californian, was arrested outside the Islamic Center of America. In his car was a veritable arsenal. Well, it was an arsenal if a cache of Class-C fireworks constitutes an ammo dump. Purportedly, Stockholm intended to bring down the Islamic Center with a battery of Black Cat firecrackers. Even so, Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said after Stockholm's arrest, "I think the society he wanted to impact is safe."Really Chief Haddad? Safe from what: putting out an eye, or losing a finger? It's difficult to imagine Stockholm inflicting mass casualties or widespread damage with explosives that can be bought at a convenience store. And just what was his plan of attack: illuminate the target with sparklers and utilize bottle rockets for suppressing fire while...(Read Full Post)