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Some information on the man arrested--the suspected shooter who was shot in the head.

His name is: James Von Brunn (b. 1920).  

Brunn was shot in the head after firing on security guards today just before 1pm at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Three people were taken to the hospital after the incident, including Brunn, a critically wounded security guard and a third person who suffered wounds from shattering glass.

This 1981 article from The Washington Post describes his past record:

December 8, 1981

A 61-year-old man from New Hampshire walked into the headquarters of the Federal Reserve System yesterday with two guns, a package he said contained dynamite, and a desire to improve the nation's economy, D.C. police said.

The man entered the building at 21st Street and Constitution Avenue NW about 10:30 a.m. with a bag slung over the shoulder of his trench coat and told the guard he wanted to take photographs.

After the guard asked him to wait for clearance, the man ran to the second floor, where the Federal Reserve Board was meeting.

Denied entrance to the meeting, he drew a .38-caliber revolver and sat outside the meeting room. When he placed the gun in a pocket, a guard pounced on the man and disarmed him. The man then said he had placed dynamite in the building, and employes were evacuated until a harmless package of wires and paper had been found and inspected.

Police said they arrested James Von Braunn of Lebanon, N.H., and charged him with burglary while armed.

In addition to the revolver, police said the man had on his person a sawed-off shotgun and a hunting knife.

Detectives said the man told them he wanted to take board members hostage to focus media attention on the board's responsibility for high interest rates and the nation's economic difficulties.

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So Brunn has a record. 

Brunn's website is called HolyWesternEmpire.org, which contains information I am now going through.

He penned a "book" called "Kill the Best Gentiles," which outlines a supposed Jewish conspiracy to take over the world.

MSNBC reports that he is a U.S. veteran and potentially a PT boat operator from WWII.

(posted 2:42pm)

A bio of James von Brunn from his website:

James W. von Brunn holds a BachSci Journalism degree from a mid-Western university where he was president of SAE and played varsity football.

During WWII he served as PT-Boat captain, Lt. USNR, receiving a Commendation and four battle stars. For twenty years he was an advertising executive and film-producer in New York City. He is a member of Mensa, the high-IQ society.

In 1981 Von Brunn attempted to place the treasonous Federal Reserve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent, citizens arrest. He was tried in a Washington, D.C. Superior Court; convicted by a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison for eleven years by a Jew judge. A Jew/Negro/White Court of Appeals denied his appeal. He served 6.5 years in federal prison. (Read about von Brunn's "Federal Reserve Caper" HERE.) He is now an artist and author and lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Tob Shebbe Goyim Harog is the culmination of his life's work. 

(posted 2:42pm)

Curiously, von Brunn's website has a page of "links" to various white supremacy pages (e.g. Stormfront).  The page also includes a link to the Institute for Historical Review, often criticized as a Holocaust denial front agency.  Listed in the IHR right-hand column:  Pat Buchanan's recent book on Hitler.

(posted 3:32pm)

TPM has located a letter posted by von Brunn on a website called DN.no/forum--the post questions President Obama's citizenship:

Obama is missing!

Skrevet av Sigurd Mellqvist (Gjest) 02.12.2008 18:47

The American People Demand to Know:

WHO SENT YOU???

Obama has lived for 48 years without leaving any footprints -- none! There is no Obama documentation -- no records -- no paper trail -- none -- this is no accident. It is being done on purpose with Media help - but to serve whom & why???

MISSING-HIDDEN DOCUMENTS:

Original, vault copy of Certificate of Live Birth in the USA -- Not Released (1 version hidden in Hawaii, Original found in Kenya)

Certificate of Live Birth -- Released - Proven Counterfeit (www.ObamaFiles.com)

Obama/Dunham marriage license -- Not released

Soetoro/Dunham marriage license -- Not released

Soetoro adoption records -- Not released

Fransiskus Assisi School School application -- Not Released

Punahou School records -- Not released

Selective Service Registration -- Released - Proven Counterfeit

Occidental College records -- Not released

Passport (Pakistan) -- Not released

Columbia College records -- Not released

Columbia thesis -- Not released

Harvard College records -- Not released

Harvard Law Review articles -- None (maybe 1, Not Signed)

Baptism certificate -- None

Medical records -- Not released

Illinois State Senate records -- None (Locked up to prohibit public view

Illinois State Senate schedule -- Lost (All other Illinois state senators' records are intact)

Law practice client list -- Not released

University of Chicago scholarly articles -- None

WHY DON'T WE SEE ONE WORD OF THIS IN ANY OF THE MEDIA?

Love him or hate him, we all remember how the press went to great lengths to find out every move that President Bush made ... finally unable to come up with anything factual, so they created it! When their accusations were proven empty, they refused to retract one word of the fraud they perpetrated on the American people.

Dan Rather lost his job over fraudulent documents, because common people like you & me reached out and ripped CBS to pieces. They couldn't stand the loss of sponsors OR viewers!

The same Media went to great lengths to scandalize & destroy Sarah Palin. She maintains a 91% approval rating among voters from all parties, thanks to the Internet and investigative journalists who don't work for the mainstream media.

NOW ------- The Supreme Court has scheduled a Conference for Dec 5th about Obama's

U. S. Citizenship. STILL, not a word about any of this from the Media. If it were not for the Internet and talk radio, American citizens would become the servants of a dishonest & conspiratorial Media.

THINK ABOUT IT. IT DIDN'T USED TO BE THIS WAY! How much longer are we going to sit on our hands & say not a word?

AND DON'T THINK THE MEDIA SIMPLY DOESN'T KNOW - THEY ARE GETTING POUNDED WITH EMAILS ABOUT IT!!!

Obama could not get a simple security clearance with the information the government has on him ---- NOBODY COULD!

NOW he is privy to every top secret America has!

What is going on??? WHERE ARE THE GOOD PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY - ARE YOU OUT THERE???

Submitted by: James W. von Brunn

This letter suggests von Brunn was a supporter of Sarah Palin and parroted lines about "media deception" the Palin campaign used in the 2008 election and still uses to this day in interviews.

(posted 3:43pm)

At this point I am starting to listen for themes popping up in the media coverage.  So far, the coverage has been very narrowly focused on passive triggers, but has ignored the rhetorical triggers for von Brunn's crime.  Call-in experts have commented that the site of an African-American president with Jewish advisers would be enough to set off white-supremacists--enough to push them to violence.

But the other aspect of this issue, which has yet to be discussed are the rhetorical notes hit during the 2008 campaign--particularly during the Palin campaign. 

During that campaign, Palin was repeatedly criticized for accusing the Obama administration of 'socialism' and 'communism'--words literally peppered throughout white-supremacist conspiracy literature about Jews taking over the country. 

While we wait anxiously to hear good news about the museum security guard who stopped von Brunn--and our hearts are with their families--we must begin to ask the larger question here:

To what extent has right-wing violent rhetoric that has obsessed about the 'take over' of the country by nefarious forces for over a year--to what extent did the 2008 Republican presidential campaign amplify and normalize that language and that logic?  And if it did normalize it, what responsibility does the media have to monitor that culture so that it cannot inspire white-supremacists to commit violent acts in the public sphere?

I discuss these issues at great length in my book Outright Barbarous:  How the Violent Language of hte Right Poisons Our Democracy

What I argue in that book, and will also argue here, is that we make a fundamental mistake if we limit our questions to legal responsibility--if we limit ourselves to just asking questions about literal incitement.  The media also has a responsibility to ask questions about the proper way to maintain a functioning civic debate.  And a functioning civic debate is one that constantly pushes people away from the idea that violence is an acceptable form of politics.

(posted 4:11pm)

Very, very sad news:  The officer who stopped von Brunn has died.   Horrible news.

On behalf of all Frameshop readers:  our thougts and prayers go out to the families of this fallen hero.

(posted 4:13pm)

MSNBC reporting that von Brunn had a notebook listing 100 targets.

(posted 4:33pm)

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