Posted: 8/19/2004 2:29:53 AM EST
Weapon's of Mass Destruction being used frequently now.
Woman Shot While Holding Baby, Fleeing From Suspect
POSTED: 12:52 am EDT August 19, 2004
UPDATED: 1:12 am EDT August 19, 2004
WELDON, N.C. -- A Halifax County man faces several charges for allegedly chasing a woman through a day care on Wednesday and shooting her in the leg in front of dozens of children and witnesses.
Investigators said Bruce Jarrett, of Weldon, walked into the Weldon Daycare with a 20-gauge sawed-off shotgun and threatened a woman identified as Ebony Lane.
Eyewitnesses said Jarrett chased Lane through the day care with at least 30 infants and employees present.
Lane reportedly ran out of a door and into the parking lot, and Jarrett followed her. He then shot her from behind in the right calf while she was holding her 6-month-old baby.
The baby was not hurt.
Lane is in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. But her condition is not known.
Jarrett fled the scene on foot. He was apprehended about three city blocks away, where he surrendered without incident.
Jarrett is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, going armed to the terror of the people and possession of weapons of mass destruction.He has a first court appearance on Sept. 8.
Pipe Bomb Find Leads To Dozens Of Charges Against Fuquay-Varina Teen
Neighbors Evacuated Ater Chemicals Found During Search Of Teen's Home
POSTED: 6:42 am EDT August 10, 2004
UPDATED: 5:39 pm EDT August 10, 2004
FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. -- The search for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident turned up something far more disturbing Monday. Police say a teenager involved in the accident had more than a dozen pipe bombs.
Now, a major investigation is under way that spans from Apex to Cary to Fuquay-Varina and involves the FBI and the Raleigh Bomb Squad.
Cary police are handling the investigation because it all started with a hit-and-run at 12:34 p.m. at Waverly Place in Cary.
In a parking lot next to the Bright Horizons Family Solutions day-care center, the hit-and-run suspect quickly became a serious threat.
The driver, 17-year-old Jarrett Brown, was pulled over by an Apex police officer who noticed something unusual in the back seat of the car.
"He spotted what appeared to be some type of explosive device," said Capt. Dave Wulff of the Cary Police Department.
Inside the vehicle, the officer found six pipe bombs that were all less than 6 inches long.
That is when officers ordered Jennie Sykes to evacuate her day-care center.
"A lot of children were in the building, about 75 to 80 children, so it was a big responsibility to get them across the street," said Jennie Sykes of Bright Horizons Family Solutions.
The Raleigh Bomb Squad wrapped the explosives found in the vehicle in blankets, put them in their bomb disposal unit and hauled them away.
The Raleigh Bomb Squad wrapped the explosives in blankets, put them in their bomb disposal unit and hauled them away.
The investigation led officers to the teen's home on Poplar Ridge Road in Fuquay-Varina. Inside, they found 18 more pipe bombs.
"We do have chemicals that we're concerned about," said Chief Jerry Phillips of the Fuquay-Varina Police Department.
As a precaution, police evacuated eight residences in the cul-de-sac.
Brown, a rising senior at Apex High School, is charged with 24 counts of possessing weapons of mass destruction and a hit-and-run charge.
The Fuquay-Varina police chief says Brown's parents did not seem to know about the chemicals in their son's room.
"I spoke to them briefly and they came across as good people." Phillips said. "I don't know, you don't know what your children do sometimes. You hope they don't get into trouble, but sometimes they do."
Brown is scheduled to make his first appearance Tuesday.
And the sheeple rejoice.
Were those "Pre-ban" or "Post-ban" pipe bombs?
Dammit, I thought Home Depot had a 5-day waiting period on plumbing supplies!
Do it for the children!
Just another buzz-word in the Newspeak.
Terrorist is another.
Yup, I knew this was going to start happening after this:
Prosecutor fighting meth using law that punishes terrorism
By FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
July 16, 2003 10:29 p.m.
BOONE - A Watauga County prosecutor is using a law intended to combat terrorism to fight the spread of methamphetamine laboratories in northwest North Carolina.
District Attorney Jerry Wilson has charged Martin Dwayne Miller, 24, of Todd with two counts of manufacturing a nuclear or chemical weapon in connection with a methamphetamine arrest Friday. Miller also is charged with eight other drug-related offenses.
He was being held in the Watauga County Jail under $505,000 bond.
"This is a two-edged sword," Wilson said. "Not only is the drug methamphetamine in itself a threat to both society and those using it, but the toxic compounds and deadly gases created as side products are also real threats."
In Buncombe County earlier this month, authorities found evidence of a drug lab at a Black Mountain motel.
State Bureau of Investigation agents searched a room at the Apple Blossom Motel on July 7. They found chemicals and glassware used to produce methamphetamines, according to a search warrant.
In May, officers charged a Swannanoa man with operating a meth lab in his bathroom. Paul Wilson, 38, faces four felony drug charges. The Metropolitan Enforcement Group, a local drug enforcement agency, conducted the investigation.
"We're getting our first shock of it here now," Lt. Scott Allen of the agency said of meth production in May.
The most serious drug charges related to methamphetamine carry much lighter sentences than the weapons of mass destruction law.
The law carries a sentence ranging from 12 years to life in prison on each count. Wilson said he decided to use it while researching ways to slow the advance of methamphetamine into the region.
The law reads, in part, that the term nuclear, biological or chemical weapon of mass destruction applies to "any substance that is designed or has the capability to cause death or serious injury and ... is or contains toxic or poisonous chemicals or their immediate precursors."
The chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine are toxic and highly combustible.
Officials with the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts and the N.C. Attorney General's Office said they thought that the Watauga County charges are among the first filed under the weapons of mass destruction statutes.
"Weapons of Mass Destruction" is the 21st century version of "Disorderly Conduct".
I seem to remember frequent "tinfoil hat" comments when people were saying that the "Patriot Act" and other "terrorism" laws were "only to combat terrorists" from other countries, and would "never apply" to Americans.
Now it is a common matter to see these "terrorism" laws being applied to regular crime and even everyday occurences. Against American citizens, not foreign terrorists.
It might interest some people that when a person(even an American citizen) is charged under any of these "terrorist" laws, he can be indefinitely imprisoned, has no right of Habeas Corpus, may not see an attorney, no notification of his relatives or anyone else that he is being held, and if any trial is even held, it is a secret tribunal for the good of "national security".
Since this is a much preferred method for the enforcement community(since they remove all rights of the accused) we will see much more use of "terrrorism" laws for even the most simple infractions. Soon every infraction will be considered a "terrorism" infraction, and there will be no rights for anyone in the country. Courtesy of the "Patriot Act" and Homeland Security.
If you doubt this, just remember that when they passed these laws, they lied through their teeth to you and everyone else about using them only against foreign terrorists, and planned to use them against the American People all along. They lied to you then, they are lying to you now, and they will lie many more times in the future, to get the ultimate power that they want. We are now seeing proof, acted out in the daily news. Just like we read in the above article, where normal crimes are now "terrrorist acts". Soon a traffic ticket will be a "terrorist violation". It is the "end-run" around the Constitution that they have been trying to achieve for 100 years.
As Lord Acton wrote, "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely".
We are not immune. It is happening.
When they tell you to turn in your guns, anyone who doesn't comply will be branded a "terrorist in possession of weapons of mass destruction". This will pave the way for them to imprision you for life without trial, and confiscate everything you own, or even shoot you if you resist. All government agents who are acting under "Homeland Security" laws are immune to prosecution or lawsuit for any of their actions, illegal or not.
Don't believe it? Read the laws.
They are all over here. Obtainable by any high school kid . But Iraq does not have any.
So when does this asshat plan on banning Mexican food or beans?
the media will not use that term anywhere for Iraq even after a year of fighting,
but twice in 1 month for the State of North Carolina.
No different than the RICO act. Was supposed to be used for organized crime, it's applied to all kinds of stuff now.
When you create new laws; You create new Criminals.