07 January 2015

"Improvised explosive device" set off near Colorado Springs NAACP office - The Denver Post

      Racism is alive and well in America. This is a shame since we are now into the 21st century, but it only goes to show that Racism has not gone away. If anything, it has found new followers since the election of President Barack Obama. Obviously, there are some sick people out there who cannot stand the idea that a Black President is in office.
    President Obama has endured more abuse than any politician in my memory, and the vast majority is based on the color of his skin. The favorite RWNJ reply is that they disagree with his policies and his race has nothing to do with it. This lie is proven every single time that the attacks against the President occur in the media and from RWNJ individuals, who never neglect to point out the President's race. When called out on this, there is always the obligatory "apology" which has never been sincere and is done just to placate the masses. The fact that these apologies are even necessary should lead us back to why the things are said in the first place, but that never seems to happen.
    I hope that one day we will finally rid ourselves of this scourge of Racism. I fear that day is a long way off and I feel sorry for our country as a result.

"Improvised explosive device" set off near Colorado Springs NAACP office

By Jesse Paul
The Denver Post
Posted:   01/06/2015 12:19:55 PM MST140 Comments Updated:   about 6 hours ago
An improvised explosive device was detonated against the exterior wall of a building housing the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP on Tuesday, officials said.
The explosion knocked items off the office walls but no one was injured.
Agents from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives went to the scene after the blast to gather evidence and place markers.
The FBI said that a gasoline can was placed next to the device but the contents did not ignite.
According to the the FBI, officials are seeking a "potential person of interest," described as a balding white male, about 40 years o;d.
"He may be driving a 2000 or older model dirty, white pick-up truck with paneling, a dark colored bed liner, open tailgate, and a missing or covered license plate," the FBI said in a statement said.
The explosion was heard near the building on the 600 block of South El Paso Street on the southern end of the city just before 11 a.m. Those nearby reported hearing a "loud boom."
"I was cutting somebody's hair and I heard the explosion," said Gene Southerland, the owner of Mr. G's Hair Design Studio in the same building. "It was such a loud explosion that some plastic containers fell off the shelf."
Henry Allen Jr., the NAACP chapter president, told The Gazette the explosion was strong enough to knock items off the walls and that volunteers who looked outside to see what happened saw what they described as a gas can rigged with some kind of incendiary device, such as a flare.
"We'll move on," Allen told the newspaper. "This won't deter us from doing the job we want to do in the community."
Photos from the scene showed evidence markers littering the area surrounding the building, local police and their police bomb squad maneuvering around yellow tape.
"The investigation is ongoing and it is not known at this time if the NAACP or a business in the vicinity was the intended target," said Amy Sanders, an FBI special agent.
Anyone with information about the explosive device should call the FBI tip line at (303) 435-7787
Staff Writer Anthony Cotton contributed to this report.
Jesse Paul: 303-954-1733, jpaul@denverpost.com or twitter.com/JesseAPaul
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