October 23, 2002

Saturation.org gives you news on the sniper as it happens. Though the ATF site was swamped when I tried it, but supposedly a picture of the sniper suspect can be downloaded. John Allen Mohammed (né John Allen Williams) veteran of the Gulf War. Like Timothy McVeigh. Hm. Crazy press conference by The Moose. The sniper wanted the Moose to say "We have caught the sniper like a duck in a noose." ??? And the sniper was frustrated by apparently being put on hold 5 times when he tried to call the police department, resulting in the deaths of 5 people.

Posted by tmonkey at October 23, 2002 11:59 PM

noose explained, maybe:
The story "The Rabbit, the Otter, and Duck Hunting" revolves around a boastful little rabbit that lassos a hapless duck, but the duck eventually triumphantly escapes from the snare and gets the best of his foe, and the rabbit ends up eating his own fur for perpetuity.

Posted by: dbrown on October 24, 2002 09:51 AM

OK, then explain this from the Times: "In a typical chaotic day, a search for another white truck of the kind long sought by the police eventually faded from TV this evening as another false alarm. But in minutes that search was replaced by the dramatic pictures from Tacoma, in which investigators were seen working carefully as anthropologists."

is it possible that they meant archaeologists? mycologists? amethyst?

just asking, as always. No offense to anthropologists. I know they work hard too.

Posted by: Kevin Slavin on October 24, 2002 10:10 AM

Hey, those anthropological profilers are on the job, man!

(So are we talking about the first non-white serial killer in recent memory?)

Posted by: tmonkey on October 24, 2002 10:38 AM

note to tmonkey: né for men, née for women.

Posted by: dbrown on October 24, 2002 11:18 AM

Merci, Monsieur DeBrun.

Posted by: tmonkey on October 24, 2002 11:48 AM

Lit critters! Your college years were not for naught! Break out that Levi-Strauss! Close-read the mind of a serial killer!

Posted by: tmonkey on October 24, 2002 06:25 PM
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