ANY OTHER COLOR--A neighborhood in Richmond, California had to be evacuated Sunday when police say a man was making explosives in his home with the intent of harming the Muslim community.
Police received a tip from a caller on December 17th who said a man was making the devices and threatening to harm Muslims.
Police removed a device from the home on the 5100 block of Mcbryde Avenue, and the Walnut Creek bomb squad detonated a device before neighbors were allowed to return to their homes.
The suspect was identified by police as 55 year old William Celli (photo). He was arrested, and booked into the Contra Costa County jail Sunday afternoon.
Richmond police said they can’t elaborate on the threats other than to say that Celli’s actions and statements drew the attention of law enforcement, and were very concerning to officers.
Celli appeared to be a supporter of Presidential candidate Donald Trump. A post on his Facebook page said he would follow Trump “to the end of the world.”
For some odd reason, there were no screaming ‘Breaking News’ headlines about this all over the TV. Odd, don't you think?
But then there haven't been any white men with guns and a political agenda trying to kill people in America in recent years so ... oh wait ...
(Heather Parton blogs under the pseudonym Digby at the blog site she created: Hullabaloo and also writes for ourfuture.org)
Vol 13 Issue 103
Pub: Dec 22, 2015