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Posted by pocochina on March 26, 2008

A truck full of explosives sat, for a full three weeks, two blocks from the U.S. Capitol building.

Three weeks.

Two blocks from the Capitol.

And somehow we’re not calling this terrorism.

And for extra media bias bullshit:

Court records show Gorbey is a convicted felon and has been in and out of prison since 1991 for convictions on larceny, domestic violence and illegal gun and drug charges.

Since 1991.  Combined with “in and out” and the list of other charges, this means that in less than 17 years, he terrorized an intimate partner, went through the trial process, went to jail, and got back out again.

Perhaps this will be what teaches us that domestic violence is actual violence committed by violent people towards actual human beings, and we should start taking it seriously.

And at the time, he either had a gun or was able to acquire one afterwards.

And yet this is not terrorism, it is not a moment to scream from the rooftops about our shameful law enforcement priorities.

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