In all the coverage of the recent uptick in shootings carried out by right-wing fringe lunatics in the past few weeks, the blood curdling dual murder carried out in the Arizona borderland town of Arivaca two weeks ago has gotten little notice in the press.
Raul Flores, 29, and his 9 year-old daughter were shot in cold blood during a home invasion conducted by self-proclaimed members of the “Minuteman American Defense” who had vowed to cleanse the area of what they said were Mexican drug dealers. This particular shooting, apparently, was carried out as a robbery to help finance their patriotic goals. Here are the details on the suspects who have been charged with first degree murder. Don’t you love how CBS News puts the word “extremists” in quotes? Courageous journalism, no?
Today, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department has released the audio of the 911 call that took place during the shooting. It’s not for those of weak stomach, but it’s worth listening to. It’s a stark reminder of what you get when you mix firearms with deranged people and deranged ideologies.
It’s also a direct chilling, bloody manifestation of the sort of extremist violence that was predicted at the beginning of the year by a DHS report — a report withdrawn under protest from conservatives.
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