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.