Federal Investigation Begins into the Murder of Dr. Tiller5 June, 2009
While the questions about Roeder’s involvement with the Kansas chapter of Operation Rescue continue, while the silenceof (most) Christians continues, while O’Reilly frantically denies that he said anything that he actually said, while Randall Terry cheers the killing and Cheryl Sullenger considers hiring a lawyer, it is nice to know that the Justice Department is in adult hands. They have opened an investigation to determine if anyone else was involved and if federal laws were violated (from The Atlantic):
While the political debate over the shooting of Dr. George Tiller focused on the speech of abortion opponents, the Department of Justice is launching an investigation into whether anyone else was involved with the shooting, investigating for potential violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinics Entrances Act–the law that prohibits threats of force or physical obstruction of reproductive health providers and seekers; threats, intimidation, injury, or interference with people exercising religious freedom at places of worship; and damaging or destroying clinic property.
“The Department of Justice will work tirelessly to determine the full involvement of any and all actors in this horrible crime, and to ensure that anyone who played a role in the offense is prosecuted to the fullest extent of federal law,” Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Loretta King said today in a news release.
A year ago, the Justice Department would have been too busy looking for non-existent voter fraud to bother with little things like domestic terrorist networks.