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    Suspected Kansas City highway sniper charged; no motive given

    Mohammed Pedro Whitaker, a medical supply company employee, was charged in 9 highway shootings so far out of 12 in the Kansas City area in which three people were wounded.


    By Mark Guarino, Staff writer / April 18, 2014


    A man arrested Thursday night as a suspect in as many as 12 highway shootings, a spree that has gripped the Kansas City area for a month, was charged Friday with 18 felony counts related to nine of the incidents, in which three people were wounded.

    Mohammed Pedro Whitaker, a medical supply company employee, was charged in relation to just 9 shootings, although as many as 12 were reported in Grandview Triangle, an area located in the southern part of Kansas City. Mo., where Interstates 435, 470, and US 71/I-49 come together.

    Jackson County prosecutors say more charges likely are forthcoming.

    Of the 18 counts, seven counts include the unlawful use of a weapon, two counts include the unlawful use of a weapon that resulted in an injury, and nine counts of armed criminal action.

    Mr. Whitaker’s bond was set at $1 million. Police say they do not yet know of a motive and that the investigation is ongoing.

    “Charges would not be filed if we weren’t confident we had the person responsible for these shootings,” said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker.

    No one was killed in the shootings, and three people were wounded. None of the injuries were life-threatening. Police say Mr. Whitaker fired shots at vehicles often before they reached a highway exit ramp. The FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and several local police departments cooperated in the investigation.

    Police said they received more than 110 tips, some of which led to Whitaker’s arrest Thursday night at his home in Grandview, Mo. The Kansas City Star says undercover officers had worked off tips to follow Whitaker since last week.

    “But for tips from public, this apprehension might never have happened,” Kansas City Mayor Sly James said at a press conference Friday.
    Oddly, this is not a report from 2002. Let me guess: the motive will "workplace violence" or maybe weed candy he bought in Denver.

    CSmonitor
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

  • #2
    Lemme guess: he's a Methodist. No, wait: a Presbyterian.
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Adam View Post
      Lemme guess: he's a Methodist. No, wait: a Presbyterian.
      It's generally the Amish or Two-Seed-In-The-Spirit Baptists behind these religious issues. I have it on good authority (the hippies down the street) that 97.3% of all religious conflict on the globe is down whacko Christians.

      Doesn't get more whacko than people who argue over buttons.
      "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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      • #4
        He must watch Fox News or listen to Glenn Beck.
        "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
        -John Locke

        "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
        -Newman

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Adam View Post
          Lemme guess: he's a Methodist. No, wait: a Presbyterian.
          Yes, yes, his name is Mohammad so he MUST be a Muslim.

          So far, the only people saying this are the ultra-right conservative blogs and Stormfront. Seriously, that's the only links that turn up his name + muslim. He could just as easily be a black supremacist for all we know, raised Missionary Baptist.
          “Any sufficiently advanced capitalism is indistinguishable from rent seeking.” ~ =j

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tom Servo View Post
            Yes, yes, his name is Mohammad so he MUST be a Muslim.

            So far, the only people saying this are the ultra-right conservative blogs and Stormfront. Seriously, that's the only links that turn up his name + muslim. He could just as easily be a black supremacist for all we know, raised Missionary Baptist.
            Name a person with a Muslim first name and English last name that isn't Muslim.
            "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
            -John Locke

            "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
            -Newman

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            • #7
              According to the probable cause statement:

              On 04-17-2014, a warrant was obtained for 11318 Indiana. Execution of the search warrant revealed
              one live Speer .380 caliber round in the driveway, a clear bag containing a green leafy substance in the
              bedroom reported to be Whitaker’s and glass in the street where Whitaker reportedly parked
              frequently.
              Do devout Muslims smoke weed?
              Enjoy.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                According to the probable cause statement:



                Do devout Muslims smoke weed?
                I dunno. They drink, smoke, and party with strippers, though.
                It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Adam View Post
                  I dunno. They drink, smoke, and party with strippers, though.
                  LMAO! I just thinking of the 9/11 terrorists. Killing infidels is pretty much a get-out-of-Hell free card.
                  "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                    According to the probable cause statement:



                    Do devout Muslims smoke weed?
                    Yes.

                    Of all the Haraam substances out there, hashish is the least offensive in the Middle East among Muslims. Many mainstream Baptists preach against the evil of alcohol and drugs but would be fine with a champagne toast at a wedding. They would never drink 4 fingers of Glenlivet 12 or do a line of cocaine.
                    Last edited by scott; Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30 PM.
                    "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                    -John Locke

                    "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                    -Newman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scott View Post
                      Name a person with a Muslim first name and English last name that isn't Muslim.
                      OK, there's that guy named…

                      No.

                      What about…

                      No, he's a Muslim, too.

                      Hmm. Shit.
                      “Any sufficiently advanced capitalism is indistinguishable from rent seeking.” ~ =j

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