Thanks to Bluepitbull for first blogging about this...update from CNN:
For those that don't know, Abdulhakim Bledsoe shot up a military recruitment center yesterday, killing one soldier and wounding another.
Bledsoe faces 1 count of first degree murder and 16 counts of engaging in a terrorist act.
He is going to plead "not guilty." Not sure how he sees this one going...
Before the not guilty plea, authorities said Bledsoe waived his Miranda rights Monday and gave a video statement indicating that there were "political and religious" motives in the shooting.
He "stated that he was a practicing Muslim, that he was mad at the U.S. military because of what it had done to Muslims in the past," homicide detective Tommy Hudson said in a police report.
Police recovered three guns from the vehicle: an SKS semi-automatic rifle, a .22-caliber rifle and a .380-caliber automatic pistol, Thomas said. No explosives were found.
The victims were shot with an SKS rifle, according to the police report.
I have to agree with Bluepitbull on this: The recruiters should be armed. Maybe they could have defended themselves, especially if this starts occuring on a regular basis.
The pure is the enemy of the real
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