Houstonian Tries To Blow Up Confederate Statue – Now He’s Headed For This Place Called ‘Prison’

August 22, 2018 in News by Slad

 

Source: Clash Daily

What else should we expect from people whose heroes hung out with the Weather Underground?

On the upside, he’ll have a long stint in prison to rethink his choices.

When you or I want to press for political change, we would look for ways to persuade enough people to compel changes to legislation at the appropriate level. Or we would look for ways to move the needle culturally so that attitudes shift.

But that method is difficult, it is time-consuming and frankly, it might not persuade enough people to get the job done.

Social agitators no longer feel constrained to follow due political process, if their message is so VERY important that it just ‘cannot wait’. (And isn’t EVERY one of their issues of critical life-and-death importance, until the very next one comes along?)

When it became fashionable to seek the removal of historical statues, it wasn’t enough to pressure local governments to remove them from public view. They couldn’t be removed and put elsewhere, they had to be destroyed.

At least, that’s the thinking that best fits the tactics leftist (sometimes even outright communist, like the “Workers World Party”), agitators have been pulling down, smashing, and otherwise defacing statues they deem ‘offensive’.

In Houston, Andrew Schleck, didn’t even bother organizing a crowd. He went straight to explosives. Just like the bomb-chucking anarchists of yesteryear, or more recently, like Obama’s friend from the Weather Underground.

He was found kneeling beside a statue with a box of supplies that would make ‘a viable’ explosive device.

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Schleck, interestingly, had already completed a 5-year probation after his PREVIOUS explosives-related conviction.

… attorneys said his conduct while on probation was of “exemplary character.” They highlighted the completion of his college degree.

“Schneck overcame significant hurtles to complete this portion of his education,” his attorneys wrote. “The achievement is a result of personal growth and highlights that supervised release has fulfilled its rehabilitative ends. Over the term of his supervised release, Schneck has matured and his focus is no longer concentrated on high-risk activities.”

They added that Schneck “is not a risk to public safety nor is there a history of violence.”
Source: Heavy

‘Exemplary character’, you say? Oops.

If he figured he’d get away with a slap on the wrist, he was very, very wrong.

According to the criminal complaint, a Houston park ranger spotted Schneck kneeling in the bushes near the Dowling statue who tried to plant explosives. The explosives contained nitroglycerin and hexamethylene triperoxide diamine.

“The high risk conduct of the defendant has now, on two occasions, endangered the public,” U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. said during the sentencing hearing, The Houston Chronicle reported. “You cannot count always on getting maximum leniency. You have got to reform your conduct.”

Schneck was arrested and has been held in a federal prison in downtown Houston since then.

In addition to 78 months in prison, Schneck will be required to pay a $10,000 fine.
Source: The Hayride

Hope you like Prison Orange. You’re going to be seeing a lot of it.

Was your rage against some old dead really guy worth it?