A Houston Man Is Charged With Trying To Plant A Bomb At A Confederate Statue In Hermann Park

Submitted by: thunderbear 3 months ago in News & Politics

According to the Houston Chronicle, 25-year-old Andrew Schneck of Houston is under arrest, accused of trying to plant explosives at the base of a Confederate statue in a park.

The Houston resident was arrested for attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance. A Park Ranger caught him Saturday in Hermann Park kneeling near a statue of Richard Dowling, who was a Lieutenant in the Confederate Army.

Prosecutors said Schneck was caught with two boxes containing duct tape, wires and a bottle containing a liquid made up of compounds used as explosives. Schneck is already serving five years probation after pleading guilty to improperly storing explosive materials in 2014. If convicted, he could get 40 years.

Is it possible that incidents like these have less to do with which ideological side someone is on and more to do with ideologies themselves? Discuss.

There are 29 comments:
Male 41,551
ESPN (Allegedly a sports network) Pulled an announcer named Robert Lee off a game:
https://www.outkickthecoverage.com/msespn-pulls-asian-announcer-named-robert-lee-off-uva-game-avoid-offending-idiots/

Mr. Lee is Asian, and unlikely to be a descendant of Robert E Lee whose statue was the point of contention recently...
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Male 4,376
I thought we decided it's okay to attack or destroy anything for anyone we don't like. To do otherwise would make you a Nazi right?
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Male 4,111
dm2754 No, to be a nazi, you chant nazi slogans, wear the clothes, vote for trump, that sort of thing.
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Male 41,551
dm2754 Yup! And once the SJWs and BLM crew are done with Confederates? They'll move on to... EVERYTHING ELSE they hate! They have already started actually.

Revisionist history is the hallmark of Communism, and that is all these people are. Funny how the MSM never once reports exactly who the groups are that make up 'antifas' (hint: mostly communists). It's right there on the internet, on their own home pages... yet somehow the MSM cannot find this elusive material :-/
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Male 41,551
Anti-Trump black man kills 2 police, wounds 6 others:
http://hotair.com/archives/2017/08/21/drove-everett-glenn-miller-kill-two-police-officers/

The violence carried out by the left is growing too big for the MSM to cover up any longer... doesn't top them from trying of course.
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Male 5,413
5cats IT'S A CONSPIRACY!  O.O
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Male 8,171
5cats NOT EVEN CLOSE.  He was an ex Marine, probably suffering from PTSD and he was reported for mental health evaluation.  Everything done right by people around him yet he still got loose and managed to kill  people.  This was a mentally unstable man with access to a firearm.  Read the damn article you linked fool.
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Male 41,551
normalfreak2 You lie, you change the subject, you insult. 
Typical.
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Male 5,307
5cats Everything you just falsely accused NF2 of doing are tactics YOU use. You do this a lot - get caught spewing bs, and to get out of it project your own antisocial tactics onto that person. It's a manipulative technique used by abusive people to take the blame off of themselves. You are the one that lies. You are the one that changes the subject. You are the one that insults.
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Male 41,551
markust123 Falsely? What did I say that was false? Please be specific and try to stay on topic, thx!

I never said he wasn't a marine, that's changing the topic. He had a gun, so? That's unrelated to him BEING A TRUMP HATER and an open racist. The deliberate deception is a lie about what I said my commnet was about. The insult was obvious. It is typical: he does this literally every single time.
4 for 4.

How did I change the subject here? THEN You do the very thing(s) you accuse me of? How sweet of you to show such a fine example of true liberalism (and lie through your ass) thx! No point insulting you, I'm too busy laughing at your stupidity and limpness.
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Male 15,396
normalfreak2 BLM and all their sister organisations instantly disowned him and made a strong statement saying it was effing stupid.
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Male 1,824
Just because there are crazy people running around dos not mean that the level of crazy in the U.S. is any higher then any where else don't forget the middle east or south America there is a large level of Stupid there too. This only shows one more crazy person only he appears to be on the left this time.
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Male 41,551
casaledana The MSM only reports one side's crazy people and tars them all for the actions of a few individuals.
The other side can actually carry out planned violence and even mass-murder and the MSM will not only cover it up? They'll actively make excuses and defend them.

There's so many crazy leftists now that even the MSM can't hide it all.
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Male 40,490
The level of stupid in the US is off the charts
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Male 4,111
Did he ACTUALLY try to plant bombs in broad daylight?
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Male 603
lol, no. "Is it possible that incidents like these have less to do with which ideological side someone is on and more to ideologies themselves? Discuss."
How about, crazy people will do crazy shit where they think they'll get the most attention. Ideology doesn't have shit to do with it, these people are fucking nuts, and trying to find a motive, it's a misguided affair. You want people to stop doing this shit? Stop caring. They're only acting out for attention, Columbine, Virginia Tech, 9/11, motive is entirely the same. Kill people, get attention.
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Male 164
thething911 Don't you think just calling them nuts is dismissive?  Fanaticism occurs when someone is unwilling or unable to accept a differing point of view.  All one needs is enough time to obsess over these differences and they can do something as extreme as this.  I don't think it's that they have a particular type of crazy.  I think they brew their own batch of crazy by fixating at length over differing ideologies.  Some people may have been lucky enough to be taught or come to learn through experience how unhealthy that can be, or they're conditioned properly on how to be "successful," but the potential is still in everyone to devolve into a psychotic state if they don't maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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Male 8,171
thunderbear Give people a cause and sure crazy will flock to causes.  Did this gentleman have a "cause"?  I don't know, nothing really explains that if he does.

The article does state he's written manifesto's to people's girlfriends saying he could do better....This guy has issues....
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Male 164
normalfreak2 

Clearly he had an issue.  He wasn't in control of his mental faculties and was allowing his mind to control him rather than he controlling his mind.

"Did this gentleman have a "cause?""

I don't know about "cause" but he was definitely acting under the idea that some statues are bad and should be destroyed.  The facts pretty much speak for themselves.  Would it have mattered if it was a statue of Martin Muther King Jr.?  Only to the mind.  The reality is it's just a statue.

There is nothing either good nor bad but our minds make it so.
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Male 6,576
How peaceful the side is that the western media delusions was demanding trump glorify, by condemning whom that side hates, huh?

Poor soul probably was deluded by the western media delusions, thinking violence was an intelligent thing to do, since it is what the western media delusions was implying for the last few weeks.  No doubt people pushing western media delusion were wringing their hands with glee to see someone's life get destroyed due to their mass delusions, and maybe a twinge of regret (unspoken, of course) that they didn't succeed.
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Male 15,396
monkwarrior it's all ramping up. Remember how I said "this is how civil wars start"? It's not there yet, but we can look forward to lots of domestic terrorism on both sides. The nation needs to get a grip... thankfully the police are still on side so people like this will get stopped and face swift justice.
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Male 4,111
monkwarrior is it possible that you are under western media delusions about western media delusions?
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Male 6,576
daegog not at all, i'm an outspoken outsider looking in at the insanity within.
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Male 10,305
monkwarrior is it possible that religious delusion is more powerful than western media delusion?
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Male 6,576
holygod Not now, since most religions teach the truth of the deepest lessons of love, and any false religions that teach hate and lead people into that delusion usually don't stand long.  Since some have come and gone (especially in the west) while the western media delusions have continued to be preached louder and louder, it's safe to say no.
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Male 4,111
monkwarrior Or perhaps the western media delusions want you to think you are an outspoken outsider?

Perhaps you are just as integral a part of the western media delusions as you espouse upon others?

Your constant chattering about the topic is possibly a thinly veiled false flag operation.  You could be a plant by western media delusions to make it appear that it is simply a fringe things spoken by lunatics.

This would make everyone else ignore any mention western media delusions, because that is precisely your masters want us to do.
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Male 6,576
daegog yes i considered all of that before, but the reality is it's gone on for too long and since its delusion is ramping up, it's time to ramp up calling it out.
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Male 3,331
Let's discuss it at length - while the violent, terrorist sits in prison for that 40 years.
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