DTT: Complete silence of the media. A terrorist that isn’t Muslim! Of course the media won’t call him a terrorist…
According to Channel 9 News in Colorado Springs, Colorado, police just arrested Thaddeus Murphy in connection with the bombing of an NAACP office earlier this year.
Details are forthcoming, but early reports state that Murphy claims he wasn’t trying to harm the NAACP office, but a local tax office connected to it.
The bomb, also called an improvised explosive device (IED), was set off next to the exterior wall of the local offices of the Colorado Springs NAACP headquarters. According to the FBI and pictures from the scene, a gas can next to the bomb, intended to make the destruction worse, did not catch fire when the bomb was detonated.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported, but the fear it struck in the local community and in citizens concerned for issues of racial justice everywhere were felt immediately. In 1951, NAACP leaders Harry and Harriet Moore were killed when their Florida home was bombed by domestic terrorists on Christmas Day. No suspects were ever convicted, charged, or even arrested for their murders.
Just 12 hours before the bomb was detonated in Colorado Springs, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund publicly announced it was asking Missouri Circuit Court Judge Maura McShane to consider appointing a special prosecutor in the case against former Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson.