Monday, June 1, 2009
Army Recruiter Killed in Arkansas, A Second Wounded
The mainstream media is all abuzz with the murder of late-term abortionist George Tiller. But, approximately 24 hours after his murder, an Army recruiter was shot and killed in Arkansas, and a second one wounded. Wasn’t that a tragedy and outrage, as well? Somehow, I don’t think the recruiter killing will get the same press coverage or attention from the president as the story about Tiller.
Read from Michelle Malkin:
And now this: Shooting at military recruiting center; 1 dead, 1 wounded
“A shooting at an Arkansas Army recruiting center has left one recruiter dead and one wounded. Pray for the families, please:
‘One Army recruiter was killed Monday and a second was wounded in a shooting at a recruiting office, and a suspect was arrested, police said.
Police Lt. Terry Hastings said the recruiter was shot when a man in a black SUV opened fire on the office in west Little Rock at about 10:30 a.m.
The vehicle was stopped on Interstate 630 a short time later and a suspect was taken into custody. Hastings said the suspect pulled over and surrendered without incident.
Police said they found an assault rifle in the vehicle.
Hastings said he did not know whether the recruiting office was specifically targeted or was randomly chosen.’
I wonder if the Justice Department will send marshals to beef up protection at recruiting centers — especially given the past targeting of military centers on campuses and elsewhere across the country.
Too early to say anything about suspect, motives, etc. But these facts are worth bearing in mind:
Flashback: Special report: Tracing the Left’s escalating war on military recruiters
Flashback: The continuing war on recruiters that the Left doesn’t want to talk about
Flashback: Document drop: Unclassified memo warns military personnel of anti-war threats to recruiters, Army installations/facilities
Flashback: Vandals strike at Berkeley Marine recruiting center again
Flashback: Explosion at Times Square recruiting station; Update: Bloomberg blasts the blast; Update: Security video released; Update: House Dems received letters, photo of recruitment center; Fox reports maybe more than 8 received letters; AP says manifesto was anti-Iraq war screed, “Happy New Year, We did it;” Newsday: At least 10 got the package
President Obama issued a statement yesterday after Tiller’s murder: ‘However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.’
I hope he will be just as vociferous in condemning heinous acts of violence against our military recruiters.”
Don’t hold your breath, Michelle.