Topic: George Tiller
Since 2010 began, 'sovereign citizens' have shot police officers, flown a plane into an IRS building, and stolen a strip mall. Jared Loughner, the alleged Tuscon shooter, may be an adherent.
03/09/2011 04:45 pm
Michigan is second only to Texas in the number of 'patriot' groups, including militias like the Hutaree. It has a long tradition of spawning antigovernment groups.
03/30/2010 09:22 pm
Sunday's church shooting of two teens is latest crime to hit a city reeling from a string of attacks and gun deaths. Faith leaders in Richmond, Calif., decry attack, as well as disrespect for sanctuary in a house of worship.
02/16/2010 05:11 pm
Scott Roeder argued that killing Dr. George Tiller was necessary to prevent future abortions. A manslaughter verdict would have brought a much lesser sentence, but the jury quickly convicted him of murder – which brings a life sentence.
01/29/2010 07:25 pm
The trial of a man charged with killing an abortion doctor in Kansas opened Friday on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights. A precedent could be set if the defendant is allowed to argue he believed deadly force was needed to save the lives of unborn children.
01/22/2010 06:52 pm
Scott Roeder insists he was justified in killing an abortion doctor because it prevented more abortions. His lawyers argue they should be allowed to use the so-called necessity defense. Jury selection is expected to take place this week.
01/11/2010 08:11 pm
Already, there are small signs that common ground is being found regarding the use of violence, no matter where it’s directed.
09/12/2009 01:00 am
Prosecute violent criminals for their actions, not their ideas.
07/10/2009 01:00 am
The First Amendment protects the media or web messenger, but the message can have murderous consequences.
06/13/2009 01:00 am
He isn't yet. But others risk conflating Neo-Nazis and Newt Gingrich, lynchers and Rush Limbaugh.
06/12/2009 01:00 am