Exactly why is this shooter being called a survivalist?

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I think Anarchist is more correct

'Extremely dangerous' survivalist named suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper ambush

Published September 16, 2014
FoxNews.com
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The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder, state police said Tuesday.
Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa., is still armed with the .308-caliber rifle that he used to open fire on the barracks late Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a news conference where he revealed the suspect's name.

Noonan called Frein "extremely dangerous."
"He has made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officers and also to commit mass acts of murder," Noonan said. "What his reasons are, we don't know. But he has very strong feelings about law enforcement and seems to be very angry with a lot of things that go on in our society."
Frein was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer and other offenses. About 200 law enforcement officials are combing the rural area of northeastern Pennsylvania marked by dense forest, but "we have no idea where he is," Noonan said.
Frein lived about 20 miles from the ambush site and lived with his parents until a few months ago, Lehigh Valley Live reported.
A gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away.
Authorities were led to Frein after a resident who was walking his dog in a wooded area 2 miles from the barracks spotted a vehicle slightly submerged in a pond and called 911. In the vehicle, police found shell casings that matched those found at the shooting scene, Noonan said.
Investigators also found Frein's Social Security card, a Pennsylvania Game Commission range permit, camouflage face paint, a black hooded sweatshirt, two empty rifle cases and military gear, Noonan said.
The Times-Tribune reported Tuesday that there is a thick forest about 50 yards from the front door.
Several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, were helping with the investigation. Authorities pored over old cases investigated by the two troopers -- and by others in the barracks and elsewhere -- in hopes of turning up a suspect.
"We have been through any number of complex investigations, they take time," said Lt. Col. George Bivens, of the Pennsylvania State Troopers. "I know we have the A-team here."
As the manhunt continued, Dickson's family prepared for his funeral, to be held Thursday at a Catholic cathedral in Scranton. Dickson, a Marine Corps veteran who joined the state police in 2007 and had worked as a patrol unit supervisor in the Blooming Grove barracks since June, is survived by his wife of 10 years and two young sons.
Douglass, a nine-year veteran, was conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, and investigators planned to interview him.
Earlier Monday, Gov. Tom Corbett said investigators won't rest until they capture the gunman, and asked the public to "pray for the soul" of Dickson. The governor, who toured the crime scene, called Dickson's killing an assassination and planned to meet with family members.
"This is an assault that was not only just on the individual troopers, it's an assault on the state police, it's an assault on law enforcement, it's an assault on society," Corbett said.
 

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Maybe he is, maybe he isn't.

There are a lot of nut cases of every kind out there.

He's caucasian too - so am I - doesn't make me a nutcase and I don't take offense if they pointed that out.

But yeah, the media loves to put labels on people as if "survivalist" was a dirty word.
 
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Police Still Hunting For PA State Trooper Killer Suspect Eric Frein…. May Have Pre-Planned Rampage for Months or Years..
Posted on September 21, 2014 by sundance
There are some remarkable similarities to Eric Robert Rudolph, the Atlanta Olympic bomber that many people might remember. Rudolph used his extensive knowledge of the North Carolina mountains to evade capture for years…
PENNSYLVANIA – State police said Eric Frein, accused of killing one trooper and injuring another, had planned the rampage “extensively for months, maybe years,” and authorities have every indication that he is somewhere in a densely wooded area in northern Monroe County where the search has intensified this weekend.
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Authorities have found several abandoned items including an AK-47-style rifle and magazines in recent days.
“There’s no doubt we are pushing him hard,” Lt. Col. George Bivens, deputy commissioner of operations, said during a news conference underway now. “He is losing items.”[...]
He said the search is primarily focused on the Monroe and Pike County border, close to where Frein lived with his parents in Barrett Township. He said there has been no exchange of gunfire so far.
Bivens said authorities have received hundreds of helpful tips over the last nine days and urged hunters who have trail cameras to review the video and report anything suspicious over the last few months. Authorities believe Frein hid items in the woods he knows so well. He also asked people to report any bunkers and shelters they know about.
He suggested that, with archery season nearing, that bowhunters stay out of the woods where authorities are searching, and that residents use caution when moving about. (READ MORE
 

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