The guy played basketball for UTEP and has been a head or assistant coach at 5
universities, one of them within the state, and no one has a picture of his?
How can anyone be on the lookout for him if they have no idea what he looks
Reeling from the aftermath of dozens of massacres and shootings, this guy should
not be taken lightly. He needs to be watched closely.
Good point Edgar.This guy is obviously nuts.... and probably
dangerous--a threat to self and others. Based on that alone I would think the
State could legally place him in a locked mental institution for much needed
The cheese has definitely slid off of this guy's cracker.
Amen to locking hum up for at least a psych eval. And, maybe longer if he has
committed any crimes of any sort.Meanwhile, he is a serious
potential threat to a wide array of innocent targets.We had less
indication of terroristic acts from 19 of the 9/11 hijakckers, and they were
ignored. I don't think we should be some complacent and forgiving now.Find this guy! And, be prepared to look out for yourself.
Not taking anything away from the serious nature of the report but both the
chronology and geography of the story are confusing and it does not seem to be a
story that is written or researched very well. The AP reports that Eastern
Arizona College police (Thatcher, AZ) may know the most about him but yet they
also report that he played basketball at Arizona Western College in Yuma - no
mention of EA - which is 370 miles away.
Thanks to the editors for posting the pictures.
Jary, I would submit that police knowledge of him has little to do with where he
played or where he coached, but rather where he recently got in trouble with the
law and the police investigated him. And that is at Eastern Arizona College--a
state community college, but a former LDS college (like Snow) in a high density
LDS community. He reportedly threatened people last month asking if they were
Mormon. Prior to that police would only know about him if he had encounters with
Arrested and held for five days in Graham County, AZ and then released without
charges 10-15 July.Then on 23 July questioned in Steamboat Springs,
CO. Officers there do a background check on him and learn about the Graham
County, AZ, event and make a report to the FBI.Then a warning is
released to Catholic and LDS churches in and around Fort Collins, CO. The
warning is for a few weeks. Why Fort Collins?In a few weeks, the LDS
Fort Collins Temple groundbreaking is scheduled--could there be a connection? Is
this guy planning to disrupt the groundbreaking?
Religion. Why, and how, we don't get along.
@HutteriteIt's not religion, it's bad people not living
their religion.If you are not loving your neighbor, doing good to
those that despise you, doing good works, being good and moral and so forth,
you are not living Christianity,and I do not know what Islam
teaches, but I am sure they are teaching good things as well,Let's not confuse extremist and bad people with otherwise good
religions,Most religions do vast amounts of good, do not ignore that
Mike Johnson, I am well away of AZ geography and history - my father was born in
Safford and I have lived my many years in AZ. That takes nothing away from
sloppy journalism. I learned very little from this AP report. Did you learn of
his recent run ins with the law at EA from this article?
Sounds like a volatile situation. Sometimes these things end up badly. I hope
that when the guy is found that the response is not overdone.
At what level does one zealotry become a mental illness? I think two factors
are combining here to make a potentially dangerous situation I hope the
authorities are taking serious.
Today, I asked my grandson what he thought of people who were critical of
Mormons, critical of Christianity, critical of religion in general. His response
was: they all seem to be angry about something. "Out of the mouths of
babes", or in other words, the young can at times be quite insightful.
The CBS video got a detail switched: The written note the reporter was
describing showed Mitt Romney labeled as the "Anti-Christ" and Barack
Obama labeled as a "False Prophet". The reporter's words said the
opposite. (Why is it so hard for reporters to get the facts correct??!)
@Hutterite,The guy is a former basketball coach, and his religion
(whatever it is...the story didn't specify) has as much to do with his
wackiness as his being a coach. Coaches have been in the news recently for big
child abuse cases at Penn St. and Syracuse...you could have just as readily
brought to our attention the "threat" posed by sports coaches.Neither Christ nor Naismith condoned terrorism. But you probably knew that
already.Point is, people can be involved in literally anything and
go crazy. Religion is just the favorite target of the day. More people have been
killed by Atheists (e.g. Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, Milosovic, etc.) than by
all the extremists "religious" groups combined.
@HutteriteIt isn't about religion. The guy is nuts and
probably needs professional help.
With this information now public, will Eric Holder now pursue this dangerous
Do not count on our law enforcement people to track this guy down. they are good
at picking up the pieces. Keep a watchful eye.Our justice system is broken.