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Exactly why is this shooter being called a survivalist?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by erudne, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I think Anarchist is more correct

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

    Published September 16, 2014
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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.
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just another murderer with mental issues as I see it.
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like he is suicidal, not a survivalist. Media allways gets it wrong.:D
     
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  4. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    The kommiedia is trying to demonize a group of people (prepers and people who practice survival skills) with the actions of someone who they can portray as a typical member of that group . . .
    It is a political practice that may be older than time!

    Sheldon
     
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  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Simple.... Use "buzzwords" to sensationalize an event or situation to skew the public's consciousness towards your agenda.... Oh wait, that's called propaganda. ;)
     
  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    if he had converted to islam this would be workplace violence...
     
  8. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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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
     
  9. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    so... he is a survivalist who plans a suicide mission... ?
     
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  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    If he's "losing items" then he's doing it wrong
     
  11. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Well he has eluded capture for almost two weeks in the mountains. I would call him lucky as it is better to be lucky than good in this situation. .....
     
  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Could be "bread crumbs" to follow in an elaborate labyrinth that ends in a brilliant flash of light and thunder.
     
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  13. tc556guy

    tc556guy USA Member

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    Self-identified as such would be the correct answer, I think
     
  14. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Too bad he didn't post a manifesto like that black cop who went postal in Kali
     
  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That is the mark of a more intelligent perpetrator. I wouldn't leave a "playbook" for LEO to use as a psyop weapon either.
     
  16. revjen45

    revjen45 Snohomish County Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody seriously think the ORPOs (Ordnungs Polizei) would go to so much trouble to nail him if he had killed two Mundanes?