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Kevin Harpham, White Supremacist Left “Sophistacted Bomb” at MLK Parade

Kevin Harpham is suspected of leaving a sophisticated bomb at an MLK Parade in Washington. We didn’t hear much about this individual but if he were Muslim we might be holding Congressional hearings on the Radicalization of American Muslims…oh wait we are.

MLK Day Parade Bomber Suspect Arrested

SPOKANE, Wash. — A man accused of leaving a sophisticated bomb along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane is known to an organization that tracks hate groups.

Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center tells The Associated Press that Kevin Harpham was a member of the white supremacist National Alliance in 2004. But Potok says his organization doesn’t know when he joined or if he has left the group.

The 36-year-old Harpham is from the Colville area in northeastern Washington. He was arrested Wednesday and is expected to appear in federal court at 3:30 p.m. on charges of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction and possession of an unregistered explosive device.

It wasn’t clear if Harpham has a lawyer.

The bomb was discovered before it went off and no one was injured.

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  • retarded white supremacists

    Joined your mailing list, nice blog

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  • Sam Seed

    Well said Jack!

  • Jack

    JustBob “Why is the media paying more attention to bomb plots where they know the suspect than to ones where, at the time, they didn’t have a suspect?”

    Remember the Oklahoma City Bombing? Media coverage was extensive, and before Timothy McVeigh was arrested as a suspect, many reporters and pundits speculated on camera the bombing had a “Middle Eastern” connection.

    So your assertion that media respond more cautious when there is no suspect, is hullabaloo.

  • Lilly


  • NassirH
  • Lilly

    Who wanted to ethnically cleanse Turkey? I wasn’t paying attention.

  • NassirH

    ”All this racism in the media is crazy.”

    Not as crazy as a loon who wants to ethnically cleanse Turkey. đź?‰

    No one here claimed the mainstream media was racist. However, loons that you’ve supported in the past are quite obviously racist, and thus it’s likely that you’re a bit racist too.

  • Cynic

    ^ Trollolol.

  • JustBob

    All this racism in the media is crazy.

    When there was the bombing attempt at the MLK parade and the authorities were unsure who had carried it out, there was virtually no media coverage.

    But when the media does know who the suspect was – in the case of the Somali teen – the media covered that extensively.

    Why is the media paying more attention to bomb plots where they know the suspect than to ones where, at the time, they didn’t have a suspect?

  • Khushboo

    Rep. Jackson Lee of Texas and Rep. Richardson of Ca. did mention white supremacists at the hearing this morning. Rep. Lee mentioned the unfairness of singling out only Muslims while the KKK is roaming around. Rep. Richardson mentioned that 23% of terrorist acts are done by White Supremacists.

  • Rocky Lore

    Democrats don’t hate white supremacists. They did worship Grand Kleagle Robert Byrd for years.

  • Paul

    Blame the national news media for not picking up on this and giving it the coverage due (with the exception of a very few). This was covered a very great deal on the Spokane news.

  • Daniel

    NassirH–Well, of course…because “everyone knows” that white Americans can’t be feared like “them thar foreign lookin’ Mooozlims”. Xenophobia feeds on differences…a person who looks like tha majority is easily called “a lone crazy guy”. But those that are different make much better scapegoats.

  • NassirH

    “Sophistacted” or not, there was far more coverage of the attempted bombing by the Somali in Oregon than the one by the white supremacist in Washington.

  • Nur Alia

    It seems your legislator King is leaving a bit of the radical hate groups out of his hearing.

  • Observer

    I am a member at blackplanet and never saw such a news item when this event occurred. However this latest one has at least an article, but members of newsone display no interest at all unlike news posts about JaRule and Biggy.

    So the the disinterest is not exclusive and I don’t why a guy who planned to seriously hurt and kill many people wouldn’t welcome a fair attention.

  • Mosizzle

    Yes Jack, a “sophistacted” bomb.

    Spelling mistakes aside, this was a pretty serious thing. The kind of thing that would make Spencer jump up and down with such furious excitement that tsunamis would be reported in Indonesia — if this guy was Muslim…

  • Jack

    A “sophistacted” bomb?

  • mindy1

    May he get a BIG black power guy as a cellmate đź?‰

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