Today is another tragic day. Just a little more than a week after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, 88 year old James Wenneker von Brunn walked into the National Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. with a rifle and murdered a security guard, From MSNB:
“NBC said he may have had connections to hate groups or anti-government groups.
… Von Brunn is believed to have had contact with law enforcement in the past, according to NBC. A D.C. Superior Court jury convicted a man by the same name in 1983 of attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve Board.
The case involved a 1981 incident in which police arrested Von Brunn at the board’s headquarters carrying several weapons. He was convicted and later released from federal prison in 1989, records show.”
Here’s how von Brunner described he conviction on his website which has been largely unavailable today. From Crooks and Liars:
“In 1981 von Brunn attempted to place the treasonous Federal Reserve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent, citizens arrest. He was tried in a Washington, D.C. Superior Court; convicted by a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison for eleven years by a Jew judge. A Jew/Negro/White Court of Appeals denied his appeal. He served 6.5 years in federal prison. He is now an artist and author and lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.”
And so what is the response from conservative pundits? To label the shooter as a leftist and accept no part of the blame for whipping up extremists with their inflammatory rhertoric, and launching into even more inflammatory rhetoric:
And remember what happened when the Department of Homeland Security published a report warning of right wing extremist violence earlier this year:
Shepard Smith gets this, you get this, I get this. We need to keep calling out conservative pundits for their inflammatory speech. With a public soapbox comes responsibility and Limbaugh, Beck, O’Reilly, Hannity, etc., are not taking any responsibility for their speech. Its time they do or they should find themselves off the air.