MLK Bomb plotter took pictures of himself, black children, & Jews at the Parade
Due to timing of Harpham being read his Miranda rights, some evidence is going to be disallowed, but the racist posts he made at white nationalist site Vanguard News Network are going to be allowed. There’s a lot more detail at the Spokesman, please click out to read the whole thing.
Federal prosecutors for the first time Thursday revealed that domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham took pictures of himself at the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March, where he is charged with leaving a bomb along its route.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Rice said in court that Harpham, 37, also photographed young black children gathering for the march and a Jewish man who was wearing a yarmulke.
“Whether rightfully or wrongfully, how the defendant sees the world,” Rice said of Harpham, “he intended to target those individuals.”
Rice also indicated that federal agents located a second bomb in a gravel pit near Harpham’s rural Stevens County home. However, that device used potassium nitrate as the explosive versus the black powder found in the device discovered Jan. 17 just moments before the march was to begin.