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originally posted by: dawnstar
the picture of the trailer, I see that there seems to be a small shed behind that trailer, could there be one of those there generators hiding within it?
He seemed to have a separate life online. An online personals ad seeking women in North Carolina interested in bondage and sadomasochistic sex showed a picture that appeared to be Mr. Dear and used an online pseudonym associated with him. The same user also appeared to have turned to online message boards to seek companions in the Asheville area with whom he could smoke marijuana.
originally posted by: JaneyShmaney
a reply to: ~Lucidity
I am just getting a chance to look at what's been reported. Does anyone know yet how Dear became familiar with the Planned Parenthood videos (and possibily motivated by them)?
The one civilian who died inside the clinic was hit when he was shooting through walls to try and hit police.
They were an employee or associate of planned parenthood? No. As per the real time scanner he was indiscriminately shooting trough walls to try and hit police.
One person who spoke with [Dear] extensively about his religious views said Mr. Dear, who is 57, had praised people who attacked abortion providers, saying they were doing “God’s work.” In 2009, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity out of concerns for the privacy of the family, Mr. Dear described as “heroes” members of the Army of God, a loosely organized group of anti-abortion extremists that has claimed responsibility for a number of killings and bombings.[ Source]
“He claims to be a Christian and is extremely evangelistic, but does not follow the Bible in his actions,” Mescher stated in the affidavit. “He says that as long as he believes he will be saved, he can do whatever he pleases. He is obsessed with the world coming to an end.”
She did not return multiple requests over the weekend and Monday for comment. [Source]
The alleged gunman's murderous rampage at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic wasn't the first time he targeted the organization, his ex-wife said.
She said he once put glue in the locks of a Planned Parenthood clinic near their home when they were married over 20 years ago. The ex-wife said that Dear used to be "a very smart man," but soon dived into a world of violence and anger.
originally posted by: matafuchs
Maybe he was just an angry transgender who deep down wanted children and hated that there were people out there who decide to terminate their pregnancy? You see, any of us can guess.
Ryan Parsell, El Paso County's chief deputy clerk and recorder, said his office incorrectly recorded Dear's gender in October 2014, leading to the issuance of both a driver's license and voter's registration card erroneously identifying him as a woman.
Robert L. Dear Jr., the man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in November, left little doubt about his motivations in a court appearance on Wednesday. “I’m guilty,” Mr. Dear proclaimed. “I’m a warrior for the babies.” Repeatedly and loudly interrupting the proceedings, he said that Planned Parenthood kills babies and that “you’ll never know what I saw in the clinic, the atrocities.” Mr. Dear appeared unhinged, saying at one point that “Planned Parenthood and my lawyer are in cahoots to shut me up because they don’t want the truth out.” His lawyer told the court he had “serious concerns” about Mr. Dear’s competency to stand trial.
Nor can Mr. Dear’s logic simply be dismissed as the ravings of a mentally ill man — not when others with political influence share his views. Troy Newman, the president of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, wrote in a 2003 book that the government should execute abortion doctors “in order to expunge bloodguilt from the land and people.” A press release issued that year by Operation Rescue West and the California Life Coalition argued that the murderer of an abortion doctor should have been allowed to “present a defense that claimed that the killing of the abortionist was necessary to save the lives of the pre-born babies” and that “there are many examples where taking the life in defense of innocent human beings is legally justified and permissible under the law.”
Two Rivers Public Charter School alleges in a complaint filed in D.C. Superior Court that the protesters have engaged in “extreme and outrageous conduct” during the past several months, targeting schoolchildren as young as 3 with gruesome images of aborted fetuses and messages about the “murder facility” going in next to their school. The school is asking the court to order protesters not to talk to the schoolchildren or approach them outside the school.
The protesters named in the lawsuit include Robert Weiler Jr., a Maryland resident who served a prison sentence for plotting to bomb an abortion clinic, and several activists connected to antiabortion groups.
Since then, protesters have repeatedly waved graphic images at children as they walked toward their school, allegedly telling students that “they kill kids next door” and urging them to tell their parents to stop the “bloodbath that’s coming,” according to the lawsuit. The school claims that demonstrators have crowded the school’s drop-off lane and protesters have followed families up to the front door or down alleys behind the school when students tried to seek alternate entrances.