Why would the Obama Justice Department worry about offending pro-lifers?Likewise the millions of pro-life people in this country who I'm sure applaud the work of this murderer are some of the biggest donors to the Republican Party. Do you not understand the political consequences of charging somebody who killed an abortion provider as a terrorist?
I'm not being obtuse. I'm just insisting that you make your case and establish it beyond a reasonable doubt. If that makes you upset, then perhaps we should terminate the discussion.1. Affiliation with terrorism supporters like David Leach.
2. Affiliation with terrorist groups like Army of God(through David Leach)
3. The target.
Seriously. You're being obtuse.
There is sufficient doubt to reasonably suggest that Dr. Tiller may have been performing illegal abortions. These cases are still in litigation.
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He committed a murder, and he will go to jail. There is no way around it. I just hope he doesn't get a manslaughter conviction because that would just be silly.
The doctor was not a criminal. Abortion is legal. I think we've settled that bit.
Was the gunman a terrorist? I would say yes because by killing the doctor he is sending a message to all other abortion doctors to not perform abortions lest they face violent consequences. Furthermore it sends a message of fear to women who might seek abortions to stay away from clinics because the clinics may be targeted for attacks. It tells government to change the policy or violence like it should be expected.
US CODE 2331Originally Posted by Wikipedia
(5) the term “domestic terrorism” means activities that—
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
It fits the definition, even though murder charges will be sufficient.
Jerry, you are wrong.
The fact that you are still trying to justify the murder astounds me.