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Heartbroken
Author: Raine    Date: 10/29/2018 13:18:38

Good morning. I have a very particular subject in mind today for the blog. Having said that, I found that while researching it last night and more this morning, it is going to take a few more days to put it all together. It's about the 'rebel' flag and I hope to have it together by Wednesday.

For now, all I can say with clarity is that I am heartbroken with the events of last week and the murder of 11 people on Saturday. Last week, I mentioned that the mail bombs reminded me of the DC Snipers back in 2001. This morning WTOP has an exclusive interview with the man who was the Montgomery County, MD police chief at the time, Charles Moose. He's not as optimistic, but rather, realistic.

The victims of the Beltway Snipers were innocent strangers to Muhammad and Malvo — some were killed while pumping gas, mowing a lawn, and shopping.

Moose said the targets of the recent bomb mailings likely didn’t feel the same fear of the unknown that the victims in the sniper shootings felt.

“I’m not sure how much of an impact it had on someone like President Obama, who in the last 10 years had all kind of threats on his life and has become accustomed to living in that kind of bubble,” said Moose. “I think, more importantly, it showed to the general public the real message that nobody’s really safe.”

Moose said targeted crimes — including the 2015 murder of 9 African-Americans churchgoers by Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina, and this weekend’s murder of 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, allegedly by Robert Bowers — robs all of society.

“The devastating part of this type of activity is it just takes away your sense of safety,” said Moose. “You can’t even be safe in a place of worship.”

Without mentioning him by name, Moose was critical of President Donald Trump’s reaction to the Pittsburgh slaughter.

“It’s really sad when you get a leader saying in some ways it’s the victim’s fault, because if you were to have armed security, this wouldn’t have happened,” said Moose. “It’s just a ludicrous thing to say.”
I thank God none of these explosive devices were detonated. Far too many of them were in areas where there could have been mass casualties.

While the focus should be on the attempted assassination of political leaders, I was scared last week for others, including my partner, Bob. He works close to the Capitol Building, There is a post office near or in Union Station. Mail sorting facilities employee hundreds of workers and these devices were processed there. For those who lived through the Sniper situation, this was a triggering situation.

May their memory be a blessing.

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and
Raine
 

22 comments (Latest Comment: 10/29/2018 21:05:48 by Will in Chicago)
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Comment by wickedpam on 10/29/2018 13:32:45
Morning

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2018 13:46:17
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning



Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2018 14:00:58
TriSec, fully prepared to gloat this morning, shall instead defer to the gravitas of the blog.

Pittsburgh Strong.



Comment by BobR on 10/29/2018 14:12:11
Quote by TriSec:
TriSec, fully prepared to gloat this morning, shall instead defer to the gravitas of the blog.

Pittsburgh Strong.


Congrats to Boston, nonetheless. I know when it comes to sports for you this is the Holy Grail.

Comment by shelaghc on 10/29/2018 14:14:37


Thank you. I'm concerned about one thing in particular right now. My friend from the New Light congregation, Steve, is also my judge of elections where I'm an election worker.
Jewish law requires the dead to be buried within twenty-four hours, but none of the bodies have been released yet.
Once all have been buried, Shiva is seven days long.

I've subbed for Steve in the past, but he was there for at least half the day, that was an off year election, and it mostly involved local races, . Nothing of the magnitude we may be seeing next week.

On top of that, we lost two of our regulars earlier this year. Normally that wouldn't be cause for concern, because Steve knows his stuff. But he's been operating under the idea that even with everything going on, we're fine with only himself, me, and the one other regular person.

I'm calling today to see if I can get last minute training in case I have to fill him for Steve in a more active capacity.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2018 14:42:49




Comment by wickedpam on 10/29/2018 15:26:26
Just when you think the crazy is taking a break.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2018 15:30:38
Quote by wickedpam:
Just when you think the crazy is taking a break.

Well, we had an hour there...

Comment by Scoopster on 10/29/2018 15:33:27
Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2018 15:36:41
Quote by BobR:

Congrats to Boston, nonetheless. I know when it comes to sports for you this is the Holy Grail.


As we all know, NOTHING will ever be 2004.

But Baseball is the only sport that can make Your Loyal TriSec shed a tear....and I did find last night particularly gratifying. Perhaps the most of any championship in this city since that fateful year.

Comment by TriSec on 10/29/2018 15:40:00


Ya know, Mexico might not look to kindly upon the massing of US Troops along its border.


The caravan is near the city of Mapastepec, Mexico, according to CNN. The city is located in the southern Mexican state Chiapas, close to Guatemala. That’s some 1,200 miles from the U.S. border.


According to the story, they are making around 25 miles a day. They're still 48 days away at their current speed.



Comment by Scoopster on 10/29/2018 15:44:05
Quote by TriSec:


Ya know, Mexico might not look to kindly upon the massing of US Troops along its border.
The caravan is near the city of Mapastepec, Mexico, according to CNN. The city is located in the southern Mexican state Chiapas, close to Guatemala. That’s some 1,200 miles from the U.S. border.

According to the story, they are making around 25 miles a day. They're still 48 days away at their current speed.

I was thinking exactly that. Mexico is gonna see militarization of the border as an act of provocation.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2018 15:46:48

Is that legal? I have been wondering about sending in Non-National Guard troops.

Comment by BobR on 10/29/2018 15:49:43
Quote by Raine:

Is that legal? I have been wondering about sending in Non-National Guard troops.

That was my thought was well. Of course - I was surprised when we sent National Guard troops overseas to the Middle East.

Comment by Scoopster on 10/29/2018 15:51:29
Quote by Raine:

Is that legal? I have been wondering about sending in Non-National Guard troops.

It depends on the mission they're given. By law the military, including the National Guard, cannot conduct direct civilian law enforcement duties. They can do helpy-helperson type stuff tho.

Here's a good NPR interview from April on this subject.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2018 18:29:07
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:

Is that legal? I have been wondering about sending in Non-National Guard troops.

It depends on the mission they're given. By law the military, including the National Guard, cannot conduct direct civilian law enforcement duties. They can do helpy-helperson type stuff tho.

Here's a good NPR interview from April on this subject.

Thanks for this Scoop.

Comment by Raine on 10/29/2018 18:30:12
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:

Is that legal? I have been wondering about sending in Non-National Guard troops.

It depends on the mission they're given. By law the military, including the National Guard, cannot conduct direct civilian law enforcement duties. They can do helpy-helperson type stuff tho.

Here's a good NPR interview from April on this subject.

Thanks for this Scoop.
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posse comitatus. That was the phrase I was looking for.


Comment by Raine on 10/29/2018 18:38:33
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:

Is that legal? I have been wondering about sending in Non-National Guard troops.

It depends on the mission they're given. By law the military, including the National Guard, cannot conduct direct civilian law enforcement duties. They can do helpy-helperson type stuff tho.

Here's a good NPR interview from April on this subject.

Thanks for this Scoop.
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posse comitatus. That was the phrase I was looking for.
A question about this was just asked at the presser, Sarah did not say no.

JEsus.


Comment by Raine on 10/29/2018 18:41:39
Sarah Sanders was asked about posse comitatus and sending troops to the border.

She would not answer.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 10/29/2018 21:05:48
Hello bloggers!!!

I am going to a vigil at the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana tonight.

I am stunned but not altogether surprised by the events of the last week. Hateful words often lead to violence.