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Spokane Suspect's Neo-Nazi Ties Run Deep

Mentor had urged followers to strike

(Newser) - Kevin William Harpham, the man accused of plotting to set off a bomb in Spokane during the city's MLK parade, might have been nudged along by one of his white nationalist heroes. As Media Matters notes, Harpham had been a regular poster on the extremist website Vanguard News Network for... More »

Joe Stack's Daughter Calls Him a Hero

'Now maybe people will listen,' says Samantha Bell

(Newser) - Joe Stack’s daughter says that though his suicide attack on the Austin IRS office was “inappropriate,” she agrees with his anti-government stance. Asked if she considered him a hero, Samantha Bell told ABC , “Yes, because now maybe people will listen.” She believes he burned his... More »

Austin Crash Exposes Security Gap at Small Airports

Attack revives debate on security at small airports

(Newser) - Thursday's suicide attack in Austin has refocused attention on the security—or lack of it—at small airports across America. Airports like the one used by Joe Stack don't require pilots to pass security checks and sometime don't even require flight plans. "I don't know of a rule or... More »

Scott Brown Makes 'Rookie' Mistake in Austin Comment

Senator suggests that Joe Stack is his kind of voter

(Newser) - Apparently, Joe Stack was Scott Brown’s kind of voter. Or at least, that’s the impression the senator gave in a Fox News interview yesterday. Pitched a pro forma question on his take on Stack’s suicide flight into an Austin IRS office, Brown replied, “I don’t... More »

Fringe Groups Hail Austin Suicide Pilot as Hero

Internet lights up with support for terrorist's anti-government stance

(Newser) - Not long after Joe Stack flew his plane into an Austin office building yesterday, the Internet began buzzing with newfound fans calling him a hero, inspired by the anti-government rant he left behind. “Finally, an American man took a stand against our tyrannical government,” posted the founder of... More »

'Easygoing' Austin Pilot Presumed Dead

One office worker remains unaccounted for

(Newser) - The man accused of flying his small plane into IRS offices in Austin today is described as "easygoing" by a friend. “He talked politics like everyone but didn’t show any obsession,” says Pam Parker, who managed a band that Andrew Joseph Stack played in as recently... More »

Angry Man Flies Plane Into Austin IRS Office Building

Reports say pilot set his house on fire before crash

(Newser) - A small plane crashed into a seven-story office building in Austin, Texas, and signs are now pointing to a deliberate act. CNN reports that the pilot—identified as Joseph Andrew Stack—set his house on fire, took off in his own plane from a local airport, and crashed it into... More »

Anti-IRS Rant Linked to Austin Crash Pilot

Joe Stack apparently left email post to be read after crash

(Newser) - "Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well." Those words appear near the end of a long email rant written by someone named Joe Stack, thought to be the man whose private plane crashed into an office... More »

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