He has already been transferred after the sentence, and is now being housed at a torture center in Colorado:
"Colorado prison ‘a high-tech version of hell’; The Colorado Supermax prison houses the worst of the worst among federal inmates, most in utter isolation. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may soon call it home" by David Abel Globe Staff April 26, 2015
FLORENCE, Colo. — The Alcatraz of the Rockies, designed for solitary confinement, is where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is likely to end up.
Many of the more than 400 prisoners are required to spend 23 hours a day alone in their 7-by-12-foot concrete cells, where they receive all their meals on trays slid through small holes in the steel doors, see limited natural light from a sliver of a window, and are permitted little contact with anyone other than guards and staff.
When prisoners are allowed out of their cells, they are escorted by multiple guards and are required to wear leg irons, handcuffs, and belly chains. Their recreation hour is usually spent in a small outdoor cage, which is surrounded by high gray walls with a view of the sky etched by barbed wire.
“The ADX is a far more stark environment than any other prison I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been to all of the federal prisons,” said Robert Hood, who served as warden of the ADX between 2002 and 2005. “When I call it a clean version of hell, I mean that it’s squeaky clean and quiet, because everyone there is locked down. It’s a very abnormal environment.”
If it looks like it....
Tsarnaev could also be sent to the ADX if the jury sentences him to death, Hood and others said, but it’s more likely that the Federal Bureau of Prisons would assign him to the penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., where he could spend years, perhaps decades, among other death row inmates as his lawyers appeal his sentence. Since the federal government reinstated capital punishment in 1988 only three federal prisoners have been executed, out of 74 sentenced to death.
No, they sent him out west.
Tsarnaev could potentially have many more privileges and amenities if he is sent to Terre Haute. The prison there allows inmates, including some of those on death row, to congregate in “leisure activity” rooms, where they can play chess or cards, watch color TV, cook meals bought from the commissary in microwaves, and collaborate on art projects. If they are not put on special restrictions, they are permitted 300 minutes of nonlegal telephone calls a week and can send relatives e-mails. They can earn money in jobs as orderlies, borrow compact discs from the library to play on personal CD players, and use recreation areas that offer equipment such as stationary bicycles, treadmills, and computers.
It's the most humane concentration camp ever.
At the ADX, life is much lonelier and more monotonous. Tsarnaev, if he is sent to the forbidding facility, would join other notorious prisoners such as Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber; Atlanta Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph; Zacarias Moussaoui, who helped plan the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001; shoe bomber Richard Reid; and Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center.
Not to sound the alarm, but the ma$$ media made piled on that on-his-toes security guard to foil the Olympic false flag, 9/11 has been exposed as one of the biggest inside job false flags in history, and the first attempt was actually facilitated by the FBI.
The prison was initially designed as a place to modify the behavior of inmates who committed violence at other penitentiaries, allowing them additional privileges over a period of years and ultimately a transfer to another prison if they complied with the rules. But in more recent years it has also become a permanent home for those convicted of terrorism-related crimes.
The ADX’s H Unit would mean he would be confined to his cell 23 hours a day, allowed three showers a week, and likely be limited to one 15-minute call a month to one of a few relatives, which would be monitored. Visits, even with his attorneys, would have to be conducted through Plexiglas and by telephone. Even his letters would be strictly limited — in length and to whom he could write.
Of course, the government will be listening in on those allegedly privileged communications.
His cell, like all the other solitary units, would include an unmovable concrete stool, a concrete desk, and a concrete slab for a bed, with a thin foam mattress on top. He would have a combination sink-toilet and be allowed to buy a 10-inch black-and-white TV, which would let him watch major networks and some basic cable channels. Prison officials use televisions as leverage to control inmates’ behavior, threatening to remove them if prisoners fail to comply with the rules, Hood said.
TV can become an addiction, and who knows what the subliminal sh**, spying surveillance, or electric waves are doing to you.
For one hour a day, Tsarnaev would have access to either an indoor recreation room with one pull-up bar, or the outdoor cage, where he could walk around and breathe fresh air. He would also have access to a library cart and could buy a limited number of items from the prison’s commissary, such as candy or toothpaste, though many of the items for sale could be barred to him by the special administrative measures.
“There have been some reports that the conditions at Guantanamo are better than at the ADX,” said Laura Rovner, an associate law professor at the University of Denver College of Law who has represented 10 prisoners at the ADX. She said no one has won a lawsuit against the prison by arguing that the conditions are unconstitutionally “cruel and unusual.”
Guys down there are on a hunger strike, and has anyone brought a lawsuit? Courts cut it down because they don't want to dabble in torture cases?
She said the isolation is so overwhelming for prisoners that one of her clients befriended a wasp that somehow flew into his cell, feeding it and talking to it like a friend. Others have resorted to trying to communicate with fellow prisoners by yelling through vents and their cell’s plumbing.
She and others cited court documents showing that seven prisoners have committed suicide since the ADX opened in 1994, the last occurring in 2013, when a prisoner hanged himself with a bed sheet. No one has ever escaped.
“It’s a place that strips away your humanity,” she said. “It takes away the part of us that relates to other people, how we make sense of the world and attribute value.”
Reading that paragraph makes you want to cry. I don't care what these guys or anyone else who is framed or even truly guilty, no one should be treated in such a manner (except maybe war-criminal leaders and banker looters).
Fellow attorneys in Denver and Washington, D.C., filed a class-action lawsuit against the Bureau of Prisons in 2012, arguing that the prolonged solitary confinement at the ADX is cruel, especially for those prisoners with mental illnesses.
Those attorneys declined to speak on the record, citing the litigation. Officials from the Bureau of Prisons denied the Globe’s request to visit the ADX and would not answer any questions about the prison.
“As our primary focus at the ADX is on the day to day operations of the institution, there is, consequently, no allotted time for additional activities, to include personal interviews or tours,” wrote John Oliver, ADX’s warden, in a letter to the Globe.
How busy can they be?
The government and the attorneys have been discussing a potential settlement for more than a year. It could result in changes at the prison that could reduce the degree of isolation of prisoners like Tsarnaev.
“Those who designed this place made little effort to provide any more than what a zoo provides – shelter, food, water,” said Jamie Fellner, who monitors prisons for Human Rights Watch in New York and has toured the ADX twice. “Human beings are not designed to handle that amount of isolation.”
In a sworn statement as a part of a separate lawsuit filed against the Bureau of Prisons in 2011, Thomas Silverstein, who has spent more than three decades in solitary confinement after killing a guard at another federal prison, testified to the deprivation of going years without seeing “a single tree, a blade of grass, or any sign of nature.”
And yet they are going to release the Israeli spy Pollard!
He described the outdoor recreation area at the ADX — where he can take 10 steps in either direction and 30 steps if he walks in a circle — as similar to standing “inside of a deep, empty swimming pool.”
“I couldn’t see any of the mountains, even though I knew they had to be close by,” he said.
He added: “Other than infrequent haircuts, strip searches, and medical examinations, the only physical human contact I have experienced in 28 years is when BOP officers handcuff me and escort me.”
Raymond Luc Levasseur, who spent nearly five years at the ADX after conducting a series of Marxist-inspired bombings around the United States, called the prison a “high-tech version of hell, designed to shut down all sensory perception.”
“Nobody can go through that experience without being scarred,” he said in a telephone interview from his home in Maine. “It deadens you emotionally. You have to withdraw like a turtle into a shell.”
See: Patsy Padilla Propaganda
Follow the links down into that hole if you dare.
Levasseur, now 68, said his vision deteriorated significantly while at the ADX, but with so little to look at, he didn’t notice. His hearing, on the other hand, became more acute. He said it would get “deathly quiet,” and all he could hear was his heartbeat. Then the silence would be interrupted by the “huge racket” of the doors of his cell abruptly rolling open for regular sight checks by the guards.
“That produces paranoia,” he said.
He described the relatively antiseptic prison as “almost odorless,” except for the meals, which he said were mainly starchy foods like macaroni, potatoes, and cereals, with no second helpings allowed or wanted.
Outside the manicured grounds of the ADX, which is more than 5,000 feet above sea level and shares a campus with lower-security federal prisons, few neighbors seemed concerned about the potential arrival of another notorious convict.
In the city of nearly 4,000 people, where rusting trailers molder on cinder blocks and pawnshops hawk gold and guns, neighbors said they trust the security at the ADX.
Charlie Luckey, 36, whose small home is just across the desolate Highway 67. “Even if someone makes it over the fence, there are sharpshooters who would take care of him.”
Others said they were unconcerned, even if Tsarnaev somehow made it past all the remotely controlled doors, barbed wire, hundreds of cameras, and other electronic surveillance.
“We’ve got plenty of our own guns and ammo,” said Sharon McMahon, who helps manage the Super 8 motel next door to the ADX. “He wouldn’t make it far.”
Now that you brought up Colorado and guns.....
"Gun control advocates boasted that they had found the formula to enact their policies in a libertarian swing state. Then furious gun rights supporters recalled two state senators who supported the measures. But, as the trial of theater shooter James Holmes is scheduled to begin Monday, Colorado’s gun debate has quieted down. Analysts said more attention is being paid to the issue of excessive use of force by police, after cases such as the killing of an unarmed teen by an officer in Ferguson, Mo., last year. The questions Laura Carno gets at gun gatherings nowadays — including at the National Rifle Association conference in Tennessee earlier this month — no longer revolve around her state’s gun politics. ‘‘The question I get is: ‘Oh, you’re from Colorado — didn’t you guys legalize marijuana?’ ’’ The gun debate is also shifting westward, away from Colorado."
Dzhokhar just settled that debate. What if he escapes?
And how very, VERY interesting that the NRA conference was in Tennessee this year. More on that later.
Colo. theater shooting trial to begin Monday
Prosecutor says Colo. theater gunman found to be sane
Defense denied as survivors tell gruesome Colorado shooting details
After Colo. massacre, shooter refocused, police say
Colo. gunman’s stoic behavior at heart of trial
He's likely been drugged like Tsarnaev, and the whole story regarding Holmes smells like bullshit. So many contradictions.
Intent of Colorado shooting suspect at issue
Holmes says mind ‘was kind of falling apart’ before shooting
He had a girlfriend but was gay. Little young for suicide.
"Mistrial rejected in Colorado theater shooting; Holmes’s lawyers rebuke use of video" by Dan Elliott Associated Press June 04, 2015
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial rejected defense attorneys’ second request for a mistrial Wednesday about video shown in court of a psychiatrist’s interview with gunman James Holmes.
Judge Carlos A. Samour earlier denied a motion from the defense seeking a mistrial after the psychiatrist, Dr. William Reid, testified he believed Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane at the time of the attack.
In the portions of the 22 hours of interviews jurors have seen so far, Holmes sits still and speaks evenly, betraying little emotion. He has told Reid he worried he was being followed by the FBI as he planned what he referred to as a crime, called himself a murderer, and said he hoped on more than one occasion he would be stopped. He even lingered outside the theater for a moment or two and dialed a mental health hotline. His call to the crisis line was disconnected after 9 seconds.
Prosecutors have interspersed parts of the video with questioning of Reid, an attempt to frame the interview for jurors. Wednesday, Reid asked Holmes about his feelings shortly before the shooting, when he was struggling in aspects of a competitive neuroscience graduate program. ‘‘Nobody cared if I stayed in the program or not,’’ Holmes said. Reid presses for his reaction, and Holmes responds with a series of one-word answers: ‘‘bad,’’ “underappreciated,’’ “outcast,’’ and “anxiety.’’
Related: Colo. shooter never revealed massacre plan, therapist says in court
Dr. Lynne Fenton was concerned enough to increase James Holmes's dosage of sertraline as well as clonazepam and propranolol. At times, he showed flashes of anger, she said. When Holmes couldn’t get a refill because Fenton miswrote his name on the prescription, he sent her an e-mail with an emoticon that he said signified him punching her. By pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, he waived his patient-client privilege and opened the door for Fenton’s testimony."
In other words, Holmes was loaded up with drugs that not only incapacitate one's reasoning, but also allow an avenue for mind control and manipulation (if you buy the limited hangout regarding mental health and shootings; that is so they can mandate a mental screen of every single American so they can note the dissidents).
Prosecutors finish their case in Colorado theater shooting trial
Defense begins case in Colorado theater shooting trial
Psychiatrist says review of alleged Colo. theater shooter was limited
Defense in theater shooting trial rests
Jurors start deliberating in Colorado theater shooting trial
Gunman found guilty of Colo. theater massacre
Who didn't see that coming?
Where do you think he is going?
Holmes to have limited mental health options
The incarceration of mentally ill inmates in jails and prisons has been a persistent national problem since the widespread closure of mental hospitals in the 1970s.
Maybe Tsarnaev will be his next door neighbor.
Colorado prosecutors press case that shooter should die
It's the same debate as with Tsarnaev.
Execution possible for Colo. theater shooter
Colo. theater gunman’s lawyer argues for life
Jury declines to rule out death penalty in Colo. theater shooting
Father, survivors of Colorado theater shooting recount their losses
Families debate death penalty for killer of 12 in Colo. case
Colo. gunman given life term in mass killing
It's 'cause he's white, isn't it?
Colo. suburbs on edge after shootings
Police seek pickup truck thought tied to Colo. roadside shootings
What a plague guns are in Colorado.
Part of the triple feature that all seem the same:
"Police say shooter at La. theater was a drifter" by Ashley Cusick and Sarah Kaplan Washington Post July 25, 2015
LAFAYETTE, La. — Police identified an out-of-state ‘‘drifter’’ with a history of mental illness Friday as the lone gunman who killed two people and injured nine others in a crowded movie theater before turning the gun on himself.
But authorities were struggling to determine why John Russell Houser, 59, of Phenix City, Ala., set off on the rampage late Thursday, and what he was doing in Lafayette, a southwestern Louisiana city about 500 miles from his home.
If this really happened at all, or the way "officials" say. It could be a staged and scripted psyop. Copycats activate the conventional narrative that's been absorbed by your brain.
‘‘Why did he come here? Why did he do that?’’ Colonel Michael Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said. ‘‘We don’t know that,’’ Edmonson said. ‘‘We may not find a motive.’’
Police said Houser was one of 25 people who bought tickets to an evening screening of the romantic comedy ‘‘Trainwreck’’ in Grand Theatre, a multiplex in a busy part of town. Houser watched the first part of the movie, they said, then suddenly stood and silently opened fire with a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun, targeting two people directly in front of him first.
He fired at least 13 times, police said, reloading once.
Two women were killed. College student Mayci Breaux, 21, died in the theater. Musician and graphic designer Jillian Johnson, 33, died at a hospital.
Nine others suffered injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening and were sent to hospitals, Police Chief Jim Craft said. By late Friday, four of the victims had been released.
‘‘Here’s a guy who was a drifter . . . who just happened to be in this theater and took two beautiful lives,’’ Edmonson said.
What "drifter" goes to a goddamn movie?
Governor Bobby Jindal ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff Friday out of respect for the victims. A contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Jindal was fresh off a campaign swing through Iowa when he got word and sped to Lafayette.
At a presss conference late Thursday, Jindal said there was ‘‘no good reason why this act of evil should intrude on the lives of families.’’ He added: ‘‘This is an awful night for Lafayette, this is an awful night for Louisiana, this is an awful night for the United States.’’
Jindal also told stories of acts of heroism. He told of two teachers, longtime friends, one of whom leapt on top of the other to protect her from the bullets. Both were wounded, but the second woman said her friend probably saved her life.
The second teacher then dragged herself to a fire alarm and pulled it, probably saving many others.
‘‘A lot of folks in that situation would just be thinking about themselves,’’ Jindal said. ‘‘She had the presence of mind to think, all right, even though she was shot in the leg, she saved other people.’’
I'd forget the push-ups as well as the presidency, Bob.
The shooting follows a spate of recent mass shootings and comes three years after another deadly rampage in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Monday was the third anniversary of that attack, and jurors are weighing a death sentence for James Holmes, the gunman found guilty of killing 12 people during a screening of ‘‘The Dark Knight Rises’’ in 2012.
Just a little toooooo convenient.
His guilty verdict was delivered July 16, the same day a lone gunman opened fire at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., leaving four Marines and one sailor dead.
I'll have to get around to that soon.
Before the Lafayette shooting, President Obama said in an interview with the BBC that gun safety is ‘‘the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied.’’
‘‘The United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun-safety laws,’’ the president said. ‘‘Even in the face of repeated mass killings.’’
I know, I know, over 2 a day dead at the hands of out-of-control cops he's armed with the latest gear.
I stand by my comments.
On Friday, Jindal declined to discuss the role gun laws may have played.
‘‘This is a time for healing,’’ he said. ‘‘There will be a time for those debates.’’
But antigun activists quickly seized the moment.
Which causes gun-rights folk to grip tighter on that trigger.
‘‘Two innocent people are dead, several more are injured, and hundreds were terrorized all while taking part in one of our country’s most beloved pastimes — a night at the movies,’’ Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said.
Yeah, well, MILLIONS (and counting) are DEAD from WARS BASED ON LIES (often with those narratives promoted my Hollywood), so....
‘‘Investigators have already made it clear that the shooter has a criminal history. As we await further details from the investigation, it will be important to learn whether he legally had any business owning a firearm and, if not, finding out how he got one.’’
Authorities said Houser purchased the handgun legally from a Phenix City pawn shop in February 2014.
But much else about Houser remained murky late Friday. He had been staying at a local motel, where law enforcement agents found wigs, glasses, and disguises.
He's looking like a Manchurian candidate more and more, and the use of the word murky means the agenda-pushing pre$$ is keeping something from you.
"A police officer shot and killed a suspect who was allegedly ramming his car into other cars and homes, authorities said Saturday. The shooting occurred about 9:30 a.m. and the suspect died at the scene a half-hour later in the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood. A police spokesman said it was not yet clear whether the man who died was armed (AP)."
That's just less than half the daily total, and gets far less the attention:
"Police draw Lafayette killer’s portrait using tips, data; Theater shooter had history of erratic behavior" by Rebecca Santana Associated Press July 25, 2015
LAFAYETTE, La. — Police on Saturday thanked the many people providing tips about John Russell Houser as they work to reconstruct his movements before he killed two people, wounded nine, then killed himself in a movie theater.
Welcome to the rollout of the cover story.
By interviewing victims and witnesses and studying his cellphone records, Internet postings, and other contacts, they hope to figure out what prompted the right-wing extremist with a history of erratic behavior and violent threats to open fire.
But he's a drifter, etc, etc.
I have to admit, I LAUGHED OUT LOUD when I saw this TIRED and SHOPWORN NARRATIVE rolled out in this crappy fashion.
I've SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE!!!!!
Interviews with people who knew Houser revealed that he was a deeply troubled person who flew a large Confederate flag outside his home and a Nazi swastika outside a bar he owned. He frequently railed against women and liberals, and what he saw as changes for the worse in society.
OMG, this COVER STORY CRAPOLA and PSYOP SET-UP SH**!!!!!
He also put ‘‘doomsday’’ fliers in his neighbors’ mailboxes, urging them to pool resources for the coming global economic collapse, said Rick Chancey, a former neighbor.
Actually, he not looking all that crazy right now, despite the reassurances of the New York Times (ha!).
‘‘Our intelligence section is still analyzing a lot of that,’’ Police Colonel Paul Mouton said, adding that many people ‘‘feel they have had some sort of contact or run-in with this individual.’’
An initial report about Houser will probably be released soon, the police spokesman said. By Monday, they expect to remove police tape and return some measure of normalcy to the theater where a romantic comedy exploded into violence.
Stinking more like a staged and scripted event with each scene.
Houser, 59, said not a word as he aimed at the audience, witnesses said. He left a horrific scene of blood, bullet holes, and spent shell casings.
Emily Mann, 21, escaped with her friend by crawling out on her hands and knees while he picked off his victims one by one.
Mann said they arrived late for Thursday’s ‘‘Trainwreck’’ feature and quietly found seats near the back of the small theater. They didn’t notice the man in their row until he started firing, about 20 minutes into the movie.
‘‘You hear one loud shot and you’re sure that’s not what it is because it would never be that. And then you hear another and another and another and you realize that those aren’t just lights and sounds,’’ Mann said.
Houser had a reputation of angry behavior in the communities where he lived in Georgia and Alabama. He had a regular seat on local television and radio shows and board meetings, providing a provocative and conspiratorial counterpoint to more mainstream political voices, according to many accounts.
A-ha, yup! Smear the honest, hard-working truth-seekers out here.
Houser’s family said he had a history of ‘‘manic depression and/or bipolar disorder’’ as they persuaded a judge that he needed mental health treatment in 2008. In 1989, another judge had ordered a psychiatric evaluation for Houser after he was arrested for allegedly trying to kill a lawyer by hiring an arsonist to torch his office, according to court records.
So WHAT DRUGS do they put HIM ON?
Houser became estranged from his family, lost his businesses, his home was foreclosed on, and when he was finally evicted, he ruined the property by pouring concrete into the plumbing and glue into the fixtures, police said.
Filing for divorce in March, his estranged wife, Kellie Houser, said he lashed out at her, asked for money, and said, ‘‘I’d better watch out because he always wins.’’
Houser’s mother then called to say her son had ‘‘threatened to commit suicide in front of the retirement community where he believes her to be living if she didn’t give him money,’’ the divorce papers allege.
Now he is acting (almost) like a banker (except for the suicide part)!
Given his background, authorities are being asked how he was allowed to buy a semiautomatic handgun from a pawnshop in Phenix City, Ala., where the sheriff said Houser’s concealed weapons permit was denied.
And I'm asking how you guys keep missing all these lone nut shooters all the time.
Governor Bobby Jindal said Friday that ‘‘now is not the time’’ to discuss gun control, a position backed by rock musician and gun enthusiast Ted Nugent, who was in Lafayette for a sportsmen’s exposition.
Oh, Cat Scratch Fever!
Related: Despite mental issues, La. shooter wasn’t barred from buying gun
"La. theater gunman wasn’t committed against will; Adjudication would have banned gun purchases" by Amy Brittain and Joe Kovac Jr. Washington Post July 28, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Gun control advocates say the case exposes a gap in the nation’s firearm laws. In trying to strike a balance between protecting the public and protecting the rights of people with mental illness, federal lawmakers specified that people merely taken for psychiatric evaluation — as Houser was — should retain their right to buy guns.
I'm sick of them taking advantage of every shooting and firing away to promote their agenda.
Georgia officials appear to have followed that provision. However, procedures for defining and adjudicating involuntary commitments, along with what the law calls ‘‘mental defectiveness,’’ can vary from state to state. Federal authorities have acknowledged that the provision has left officials in many states confused about what should be reported.
Last year, the Justice Department proposed rewriting the rules to make the process clearer....
Globe then walked out on that and into another theater:
"Police kill Tenn. man armed with pellet gun, hatchet at theater" by Erik Schelzig and Kristin M. Hall Associated Press August 06, 2015
ANTIOCH, Tenn. — A man with ‘‘significant’’ psychological issues who was armed with a hatchet and pellet gun unleashed pepper spray at audience members inside a movie theater Wednesday before being fired at by a police officer and shot dead by a SWAT team as he tried to escape out a back door, police said.
How did they get there so fast?
I mean, THIS HERE IS SMELLING LIKE ANOTHER CRISIS DRILL GONE LIVE, folks!
The attacker, identified as Vincente David Montano, 29, of Nashville, was carrying two backpacks, one of which hung from his chest, and he wore a surgical mask, possibly to protect himself from the pepper spray he unleashed in large amounts at a showing of ‘‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’’ Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron said....
He hated Mel Gibson?
Okay, what we have here is a tying together of several threads of narrative. Crisis actors, drills gone live, backpacks.... we will get back to Boston, 'er, Colorado later in this post.
As Montano fled the back of the theater Wednesday, he encountered a SWAT team and was shot dead, Aaron said.
They did get there AWFULLY FAST!
About two dozen gunshots could be heard in a 10-second period in video footage posted online by WKRN TV. Police initially said that Montano had been armed with a gun and that he exchanged fire with the first responding officer, but Aaron later Wednesday identified the weapon as an airsoft pellet gun.
The violence at the Carmike Hickory 8 complex comes about two weeks after a 59-year-old drifter opened fire inside a movie theater in Lafayette, La., fatally shooting two before killing himself. It also occurred as jurors in Colorado decide whether the man who killed 12 and injured 70 others at a theater shooting in 2012 should get the death penalty....
And thus, the mind-manipulating psyop charge here.
Aaron said police had not uncovered a motive, but he said Montano had been committed for psychiatric treatment at least four times, twice in 2004 and twice in 2007. ‘‘This individual has had significant psychiatric or psychological issues,’’ he said. He also noted that Montano was arrested in Murfreesboro in 2004 for assault and resisting arrest, and said he was reported as a missing person to the Murfreesboro police department Monday.
‘‘The gun is a very realistic looking gun that strongly resembles a semiautomatic pistol,’’ he said. ‘‘If someone confronted you with it, you would think it was a real pistol. Obviously an airsoft gun makes noise. When that initial officer who confronted him reported that the gun was aimed at him, the trigger was pulled, that officer heard noises. That’s when the officer fired his weapon at the suspect in that initial confrontation.’’
That's when the printed film broke.
"One of Montano's two backpacks was detonated and then found to contain a fake bomb, Aaron said. He said investigators were going through a second backpack that Montano left at the theater. No one was taken to a hospital.
The only person shot was Montano, whose motive was still unclear, Aaron said.
The entire event Wednesday transpired over less than an hour's time. Aaron said the first call came in about 1:13 p.m., and that two officers outside in the midst of a traffic stop responded within two minutes just as witnesses ran toward them. An officer came into the theater and was fired upon by the attacker, Aaron said. The officer shot back, then backed off but, Aaron said, the officer kept the gunman confined to a single theater in the complex.
Erick Vale, 32, an Uber driver, told The Tennessean newspaper that he was dropping off passengers in the theater's parking lot when he heard gunshots.
He described it as "utter chaos."
"I just couldn't believe this was happening again," he said."
I don't think it did. The SWAT team was there too fast!
"Tenn. theater attacker may have planned to set off explosion" by Erik Schelzig and Lucas L. Johnson II Associated Press August 07, 2015
NASHVILLE — The disturbed homeless man who attacked a movie theater with a pellet gun, an ax, and pepper spray also had a propane tank and lighter fluid and may have been planning to set off an explosion, authorities said Thursday.
I see. Not only are homeless people criminals, but they are now terrorists as well. And Boston is loaded with them.
Vincente David Montano, 29, was shot dead by a SWAT unit Wednesday during the matinee showing of ‘‘Mad Max: Fury Road’’ at a Nashville-area multiplex.
See: Family Movie Matinee
Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron said investigators had not established a motive for the attack, but he said Montano had been committed for psychiatric treatment at least four times, twice in 2004 and twice in 2007.
According to police reports, his mother said he had a long history of mental problems, including hearing voices.
‘‘This individual has had significant psychiatric or psychological issues,’’ Aaron said.
In addition to his weapons, a backpack, and a duffel bag, Montano had a canister of propane, lighter fluid, and a lighter and may have intended to set off a blast, Aaron said. But he said Montano had made a gash on the canister, rendering it useless.
Ever notice all the terrorists and lone gunman are complete idiots?
Police said Montano bought a ticket to the movie and went inside with his weapons. Some of the theatergoers ran out and alerted police.
Better than Oswald did.
Montano pointed his pellet gun at an officer and pulled the trigger, prompting the officer to fire one round from his weapon, officials said. Montano also began blasting pepper spray and fired his pellet gun again, and SWAT members shot back, police said. Aaron said Montano also hurled multiple objects, including chemical spray cartridges, at the SWAT team officers.
Montano tried to escape out the back door of the theater, and as he emerged and started toward officers with ax in one hand and his other hand concealed by the duffel bag, five of them opened fire, police said. Montano was struck and killed.
‘‘It’s important to note that during Montano’s interaction with the SWAT team members, he had multiple and continued opportunities to end the situation. He chose not to,’’ Aaron said.
Aaron said Montano arrived at the theater on foot, and police have found no vehicle linked to Montano.
And he had all that gear with him?
Murfreesboro, Tenn., police reports from 2004 show Montano’s long history of mental problems, with his mother telling officers in one case that he heard voices telling him to do things.
His mother, Denise Pruett, called police for help at least twice in 2004, telling officers in February he was destructive and broke a coffee table and jewelry box. Police took Montano to a mental hospital for an evaluation, though the results are unclear.
In September of that year, police returned after mother and son had an argument over his not mowing the lawn, the reports show.
Just two days before the theater attack, Pruett contacted Murfreesboro police and said Montano was missing. She told police that her son was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2006, according to the missing person report.
Pruett told police she hadn’t seen her son since March 2013.
Attempts to reach Pruett through telephone numbers listed for her and other messages were unsuccessful. Police said she had come to Murfreesboro to stay with a relative.
Nashville police also said Montano had been arrested in Murfreesboro in 2004 for assault and resisting arrest.
The violence at the Carmike Hickory 8 complex came about two weeks after a 59-year-old drifter opened fire inside a movie theater in Lafayette, La., killing two people before taking his own life.
It also happened while jurors in Colorado are deciding whether the man who killed 12 moviegoers and wounded 70 others at a theater in 2012 should get the death penalty.
Yeah, we know.
‘‘This is maybe what we call the new normal,’’ Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said. ‘‘We can’t just shut down America, we can’t say we’re not going to theaters, we can’t say we’re not going to church. We carry on. But we need to be mindful of our surroundings as we do that.’’
That means banning backpacks and having metal detectors at all malls and theaters!
On a sad note, we are missing what could have been some fantastic insight and on-the-ground accounting. Rest easy, Kenny. We carry on in honor of your memory (blog editor welling up a bit thinking about him).
"Two national movie theater chains may restrict backpacks" by Dugan Arnett Globe Staff August 20, 2015
What was the delay?
In the wake of two violent incidents at US theaters this summer, two major movie chains have announced they may search customers’ backpacks and other bags as a safety precaution.
Isn't attendance at the theaters dropping as it is?
Regal Entertainment Group, the largest national chain with more than 570 theaters, said this week that “backpacks and bags of any kind” would be subject to search prior to admission. Norwood-based National Amusements, which operates theaters in six states and overseas, said earlier this month that it would ban backpacks and reserved the right to check customers’ bags.
“Security issues have become a daily part of our lives in America,” Regal said in its statement.
It's tyranny then, and it's no movie.
The measures highlight the tricky terrain theater chains face in balancing the potentially large costs of substantial security upgrades with the reality that movie theaters — dark, crowded, and often featuring few exits — have recently become a setting for high-profile acts of violence in Louisiana and Tennessee and, before that, Colorado.
Haven't they been watching the screen all these years?
Other chains have not publicly announced new security. Cinemark Theatres didn’t respond to multiple interview requests this week, and a spokesman for AMC said the company doesn’t comment on security matters publicly. Meanwhile, Universal Pictures reportedly offered to reimburse theaters for extra security during last weekend’s debut of “Straight Outta Compton.’’
Isn't that sort of racist? I mean, why would you expect problems at those showings?
A tour of local theaters in recent days, meanwhile, revealed few noticeable differences in security. Asked this week whether he’d noticed any additional security during a recent screening of “Straight Outta Compton” at the AMC Loews Boston Common, Jabari Courts, 19, shook his head.
“They didn’t have any security,” he said.
Your intrepid Globe reporters on the case, and the NEXT SHOOTING will obviously be in a BOSTON THEATER!
The issue of theater security first surfaced most prominently in 2012, when then-24-year-old James E. Holmes walked into an Aurora, Colo., movie theater and unleashed a barrage of gunfire that left 12 dead and dozens wounded.
I'm really getting a full-on stench of agenda-pushing propaganda being flogged like crazy.
Concern was rekindled last month in Louisiana, when 59-year-old John Russell Houser shot and killed two people and injured nine during a screening of the film “Trainwreck” before taking his own life.
Kind of a skank, and what is with the orange jumpsuit?
Less than two weeks later, police killed 29-year-old Vincente David Montano after he produced a hatchet, pepper spray, and an Airsoft-style pistol inside a Tennessee theater.
As some theater chains have jumped to respond, some critics have questioned just how effective the new measures will be. The backpack ban falls far short of the metal detectors and other options found in many schools, airports, and other public places.
I told you they would be pushing the metal detectors. Wi$h I owned a company that makes 'em.
Diane Ritchey, editor of Security Magazine, said steps such as backpack bans were unlikely to significantly deter would-be criminals, pointing out that weapons can just as easily be stored in purses or bulky jackets.
The theaters are going to search those like they do at the sports games.
“There’s a lot of different ways, unfortunately, to smuggle a weapon into some place that doesn’t have a metal detector,” said Ritchey, echoing the sentiment of many moviegoers interviewed. “Just saying ‘no backpacks’ is not going to solve the problem.”
But this metal detector our company sells here, it will!
There’s also the matter of enforcing the measures once they’re implemented.
Last week, a Globe reporter observed multiple patrons being admitted with backpacks into screenings at the National Amusements-owned Showcase SuperLux theater in Chestnut Hill, even though a spokeswoman said the backpack ban had gone into effect the previous week. The following day, at the chain’s Dedham location, another customer entered an evening screening of “Trainwreck” with a backpack.
Your intrepid Globe reporters on the case, and the NEXT SHOOTING will obviously be in a BOSTON THEATER!
Even in the wake of the most recent violence, however, the majority of Americans don’t seem overly concerned.
A poll conducted recently by California-based research firm C4 found that three-fourths of moviegoers reported feeling “extremely/very safe” at the movies, while barely a third of respondents felt that all bags and purses should be checked upon entry into the theater.
“I don’t think we’re at that point where people, when they’re buying their movie ticket, are thinking, ‘Am I safe?’ ” said Ben Spergel, C4’s executive vice president of consumer insights.
Do the American people subconsciously realize many of these shootings are complete fictions, staged and scripted psyops, just as they see on the screen? Or can they not separate the two anymore?
Indeed, on a recent weekday evening at the upscale Showcase SuperLux theater in Chestnut Hill, no one interviewed expressed any significant concerns about safety at the movies. Asked whether the recent incidents in Louisiana and Tennessee had been on his mind as he took in an evening showing, New Bedford resident Mel Cragwell responded, “I didn’t even think about it.”
I've been there. Movie sucked, but then what would you expect?
About the only real worry, in fact, stemmed from whether any new security measures might create practical challenges during a night out to the movies.
F*** the inconvenience!
Who cares if going to the movies turns into a horror show?
“I hope they don’t put a ban on purses,” said Kai Li, before a Tuesday-night screening of “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” “because we bring snacks in those.”
You will have to go to the unhealthy and overpriced snack bar, or just go hungry then.
The message I am getting out of all this is AVOID MOVIE THEATERS! NEVER GO to a MOVIE AGAIN!
It's something to think over as you are returned to your cell:
"Dzhokhar Tsarnaev transferred to Supermax prison" by Milton J. Valencia Globe Staff July 17, 2015
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transferred to the country’s most strict and secure prison while he appeals his death sentence, according to the Bureau of Prisons’ online inmate tracking system.
Tsarnaev, who will turn 22 on Wednesday, had been held as recently as Thursday at the high-security penitentiary at Florence, Colo.
He was moved Friday to the administrative security prison at Florence, known as Supermax. The facility houses some of the nation’s most notorious convicts, including Zacarias Moussaoui, who helped plan the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, and Richard Reid, known as the Shoe Bomber.
A former warden of the facility once described it as a “clean version of hell.”
Inmates are held in lockdown for 23 hours a day in 7-by-12-foot concrete cells, where they receive all their meals on trays slid through holes in steel doors. They are limited to two 15-minute phone calls only with family members each month, their mail is screened, and they have little communication with the outside world.
Typically, inmates who are awaiting a federal death sentence are held in Terre Haute, Ind., which the Bureau of Prisons has designated as its facility for carrying out executions.
The bureau has said, however, that it will place each inmate in whatever facility it deems appropriate based on that inmate’s need and security requirements.
At least he has the company of friends:
"Friend of Tsarnaev brothers gets 30 months in prison" by Milton J. Valencia Globe Staff June 18, 2015
US District Judge William G. Young huffed at Khairullozhon Matanov, the Quincy friend of the Tsarnaev brothers as he was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Young, a veteran judge whose chiding of admitted shoebomber Richard Reid made national headlines 12 years ago, acknowledged that Matanov had no legal obligation to tell authorities of his relationship with the Tsarnaev brothers. But, he argued, he had a moral one, and he said Matanov committed a crime by actually lying to investigators about the Tsarnaev brothers’ whereabouts in the hours and days after the attacks.
In other words, he didn't actually break the law and commit a crime, but because we say you did and we need you to support the narrative.... won't be talking to anyone, and after 2-1/2 years no one will care for his story.
Speaking before a crowded, quiet courtroom, Young drew parallels by citing the men and women who rushed to the Marathon finish line after the bombings to tend to victims; the people who aided those hurt in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks; the teachers who refused to leave students after the Newtown, Conn., school shootings of 2012. Matanov did none of that.
The first one was a crisis drill gone live, with real bombing piggybacked on top; the second was a false flag inside job by top echelons of USrael, and the last thing has proven to be a complete fiction, a staged and scripted crisis drill. I just found out the school had been condemned years before. No wonder it was boarded up so fast after the event.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted by a jury. He is slated to be sentenced to death Wednesday....
That same day, a terrorist who allegedly killed 224 and got life!
"Top bin Laden aide gets life prison term; Supported 1998 bombings at two US embassies" by Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister Associated Press May 16, 2015
NEW YORK — The evidence included a list of Al Qaeda members — with Khaled al-Fawwaz at No. 9 — that was recovered by US special forces from an Al Qaeda leader’s home after the Sept. 11 attacks.
It was sent over by courier from Langley.
The defense accused the government of exaggerating Fawwaz’s role in the conspiracy and had sought a sentence of less than life. On Friday, he got permission from the judge to turn and face about two dozen victims sitting in the audience.
‘‘I can’t find words to describe how terribly sad and sorry I am,’’ Fawwaz told them. ‘‘I don’t support violence. . . . I hope one day people will find other ways to live with their differences other than violence.’’
US District Judge Lewis Kaplan responded by telling Fawwaz he didn’t believe him, adding, ‘‘Obviously, the jury didn’t share that picture of you.’’
To carry out a global jihad against the United States, Al Qaeda relied on people like Fawwaz to train and oversee killers, to publicize and glorify deadly acts, to vet reporters and media, and to supply Al Qaeda with technology, information, and equipment, prosecutors said in court papers.
‘‘You were all in on that program,’’ Kaplan told the defendant.
Fawwaz had been scheduled to stand trial with Abu Anas al-Libi — who was snatched off the streets of Libya in 2013 — but Libi died in January after a long illness. Another codefendant, Egyptian lawyer Adel Abdul Bary, was sentenced in February to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty.
Related: Shoving This al-Libi Up Your Anas
It will just come back out.
US Attorney Preet Bharara said the life sentence for Fawwaz was justified.
So for which US intelligence agency was he an asset?
The defendant ‘‘conspired with a murderous regime, and the result was a horrific toll of terror and death,’’ he said. ‘‘The price he will pay, appropriately severe as it is, cannot possibly compensate his victims and their families.’’
Someday that will be said of the leaders of the EUSraeli Empire.
You would still think Osama bin Laden is still alive!
Also see: Sunday Globe Special: Siddiqui and Friends
They will all be getting old together:
"Aging inmate population takes toll on prisons; Harsh sentencing of 1980s, 1990s didn’t foresee health care" by Sari Horwitz Washington Post May 10, 2015
INSIDE COLEMAN PRISON, Fla. — In 1994, 63-year-old inmate Bruce Harrison and other members of the motorcycle group he belonged to were caught up in a drug sting by undercover federal agents, who asked them to move huge volumes of cocaine and marijuana.
How long has the federal government been smuggling drugs anyway?
After taking the job, making several runs, and each collecting $1,000, Harrison and the others were arrested and later convicted. When their sentences were handed down, however, jurors objected.
‘‘I am sincerely disheartened by the fact that these defendants, who participated in the staged off-loads and transports . . . are looking at life in prison or decades at best,’’ said one of several who wrote letters to the judge and prosecutor.
In recent years, federal sentencing guidelines have been revised, resulting in less severe prison terms for low-level drug offenders. But Harrison, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, remains one of tens of thousands of inmates who were convicted in the ‘‘war on drugs’’ of the 1980s and 1990s and who are still behind bars.
Think of it this way: if you were out of jail you would be homeless and on the streets.
Harsh sentencing policies, including mandatory minimums, continue to have lasting consequences for inmates and the nation’s prison system. Today, prisoners 50 and older represent the fastest-growing population in crowded federal correctional facilities, their ranks having swelled by 25 percent to nearly 31,000 from 2009 to 2013.
Some prisons have needed to set up geriatric wards, while others have effectively been turned into convalescent homes.
The aging of the prison population is driving health care costs being borne by American taxpayers. The Bureau of Prisons saw health care expenses for inmates increase 55 percent from 2006 to 2013, when it spent more than $1 billion.
That's part of being a civilized nation, and how much of it is fraud?
That figure is nearly equal to the entire budget of the US Marshals Service or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to the Justice Department’s inspector general, who is conducting a review of the impact of the aging inmate population on prison activities, housing and costs.
‘‘Our federal prisons are starting to resemble nursing homes surrounded with razor wire,’’ said Julie Stewart, president and founder of Families Against Mandatory Minimums. ‘‘It makes no sense fiscally, or from the perspective of human compassion, to incarcerate men and women who pose no threat to public safety and have long since paid for their crime. We need to repeal the absurd mandatory minimum sentences that keep them there.’’
That damn Tsarnaev is going to cost us even more.... oh, right, dead.
Edmond Ross, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons, said, ‘‘We have to provide a certain level of medical care for whoever comes to us.’’
At Federal Medical Center Devens, a prison near Boston, 115 aging inmates with kidney failure receive treatment inside a dialysis unit.
‘‘Renal failure is driving our costs up,’’ said Ted Eichel, the health services administrator for Devens. ‘‘It costs $4 million to run this unit, not counting medications, which is half our budget.’’
That's good news for the pharmaceuticals!
Devens also employs 60 nurses, along with social workers, dietitians, psychologists, dentists, and physical therapists. They look like medical workers, except for the cluster of prison keys they carrying.
Down the hallway, inmates in wheelchairs line up to receive their daily pills and insulin shots.
Although the prison houses about 1,000 low- to high-security inmates, they are not handcuffed or shackled, except when being transferred outside the facility. A golf cart has been redesigned into a mini-ambulance.
At prisons such as Devens, younger inmates are sometimes enlisted as ‘‘companion aides,’’ helping older inmates get out of bed, wheeling them down the halls to medical appointments, and helping them take care of themselves.
‘‘The population here is getting older and sicker,’’ said Michael Renshaw, a Devens clinical nurse and corrections officer who noted the differences between working as a nurse there and ‘‘on the outside.’’
‘‘Inmates get very good care here,’’ Renshaw said. ‘‘But on the outside, maybe you would give a patient a hug or he would hug you. Here, you have to be able to maintain your borders. It’s a prison.’’
Probably better than you, free citizen whose done nothing wrong.
The Obama administration is trying to overhaul the criminal justice system by allowing prisoners who meet certain criteria to be released early through clemency and urging prosecutors to reserve the most severe drug charges for serious, high-level offenders.
Then the MEDICAL PROBLEMS are YOURS, not theirs!!!!
At the same time, the US Sentencing Commission, an independent agency, has made tens of thousands of incarcerated drug offenders eligible for reduced sentences.
But until more elderly prisoners are discharged — either through compassionate release programs or the clemency initiative started by then-attorney general Eric Holder last year — the government will be forced to spend more to serve the population.
Among other expenditures, that means hiring additional nurses and redesigning prisons — installing showers that can be used by the elderly, for instance, or ensuring that entryways are wheelchair-accessible.
Good thing Tsarnaev is getting death.
"The case for letting Tsarnaev live" by Kevin Cullen Globe Staff April 27, 2015
Cullen is in favor of torture.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers are begging jurors to send him for the rest of his natural life to a place considered the worst 7-by-12 foot plot in the United States, a cell in the prison its former warden calls a clean version of hell.
The defense strategy became clear on Monday: Hell in a cell is infinitely preferable to dead in a bed. The latter would be Tsarnaev’s criminal fate — some day many years from now, if ever — if he’s sentenced to death and sent to the federal death chamber in Terre Haute, Ind.
In his opening statement during the defense portion of the penalty phase, David Bruck said Tsarnaev hailed from a household consumed by madness: mentally ill parents, a homicidal older brother.
Tsarnaev’s mother, Zubeidat, was so off the wall — so loud, so ostentatious — that his father’s Chechen family in Kyrgyzstan rejected her. But Anzor Tsarnaev stayed with her, they had four kids and, after a nomadic life of 15 years, ended up in Cambridge. Both parents were diagnosed with mental illnesses.
Zubeidat gets hammered because she knows about 9/11.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev grew up in an “atmosphere of maternal delusion,” where his mother idolized her older son, pinning all the family’s hopes on Tamerlan.
He was a momma's boy?
In reality, Tamerlan was just a pretty good boxer who was a failure at everything else.
“But Tamerlan was ready to step into an alternate reality, where none of this would matter, where he would be important, where he would be remembered,” Bruck said. “And in all the world, there was one person he could take with him.”
I'm reading one every morning.
A radicalized Islamist, Tamerlan “conceived, planned, and led” the plot to bomb the Boston Marathon, Bruck said.
“If Tamerlan hadn’t been in the picture,” Bruck asked rhetorically, “would Jahar have done this on his own or anything even remotely like it?”
If the answer is no, then jurors are expected to sentence him to life.
But Bruck’s real message, the seed the defense planted Monday and will seek to grow over the next couple of weeks, is that sentencing Tsarnaev to death is folly. That if jurors really want to punish him, they should sentence him to life in prison, because that life will be a living hell in the supermax prison in Colorado....
Then they took mercy on him, didn't they?
"Tsarnaev’s future in prison debated as defense nears end" by Milton J. Valencia and Patricia Wen Globe Staff May 07, 2015
Defense lawyers could rest their case Monday, though they are seeking to call at least one more witness: Sister Helen Prejean, a death penalty opponent who wrote the book that became the basis for the movie “Dead Man Walking.”
Prejean has conducted extensive research on inmates on death row — inmates who have been sentenced to death and are anticipating it but who remain in prison while their appeals are pending.
Her book, “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States,” was published in 1994 and adapted into a feature film in 1995.
I commuted that sentence earlier, and oppose the death penalty myself for many reasons.
So far, both sides have called 60 witnesses over 10 days of testimony in the sentencing phase of the trial....
Time to stand down.
Related: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys file for new trial
Maybe if you had tried defending him at the last one that wouldn't have be necessary.
NDU: Killer’s appeal could guide Tsarnaev’s plan
It's “the O. J. Simpson trial of Puerto Rico,” as one lawyer put it — “toxic, the community was prejudiced.”
That's strong stuff about Boston, and does it really make a difference where the show trial was held?
UPDATE: Richard family’s stance would have influenced Tsarnaev juror