Skip to comments.Austin bomber's violence didn't meet law enforcement definition of terrorism
Posted on 03/24/2018 5:35:13 PM PDT by bgill
After listening to a recording bombing suspect Mark Conditt made a day before his death, Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said he never mentioned anything about terrorism... Retired FBI agent Jim Ellis spoke to CBS Austin as to why investigators didnt label Conditts violence as an act of terror. When you use the word terrorism, its a shock word," he said. Ellis said law enforcement typically defines terrorism as the unlawful use of force or violence against people or places to intimidate a government or its citizens to further specific political or social objectives.
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I remember A SCOTUS Justice, when deciding a pornography case, said, I can’t tell you what pornography is, but I know it when I see it.”
The same idea applies here. More Austin political correctness.
Law Enforcement is exactly right in this instance.
No, you are wrong. The definition of terrorism is as given in the article.
By your definition a wife who shoots her husband is a terrorist. You are wrong.
What this had to do with 9/11, I have no idea!
The guy was a mad bomber.
He bombed because he was crazed.
We will have to disagree, Joe.
A narrow definition of terror is as the police stated, i.e., there is some intended political or social objective that is being pursued. A broader definition is that terror is random violence which induces terror in the citizenry, but which has no specific objective in mind.
No manifesto, yet....
He was a lib. Its social protest, man.
Which is why Austin police weren’t more proactive in stopping him.
He did it for a goof.
If you just want to kill some people you shoot or stab them. If you plant bombs around the city you are getting off on inflicting terror.
He was a terrorist, just not an ideologically driven one.
I for one am glad they are sticking to the precise definition of “terrorism”. Now we just have to wait for the department to be accused of racism.
It was certainly terror for the victims.
Yep. But the word is bandy about so much that people forget that words do have meanings that are not so loosey goosey.
They haven’t released the bombers confession or text of the confession, so I’m going with a cover up of a failed FBI operation to start a race war or a Travis County wannabee FBI operation.
Terrorism is a “shock word”, so we can’t use it anymore. How about we call it a boo-boo?
“He was a lib. Its social protest, man.
Which is why Austin police werent more proactive in stopping him.”
Just another Broward County democrat jurisdiction.
Ergo, no one in Austin was terrified. Whew.
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