Joshua Abraham Turnidge, 32, of Salem, Oregon was arraigned on charges related to the deadly Woodburn bank bombing. Most noticeable on the suspect's right arm was a huge Nazi-era German iron cross tattoo during the arraignment. It was a disturbing image of a suspect who cast a creepy and dark, demonic image, that one person on the KGW website commented, that all he needed was a "pitchfork and cape".
There are also some disturbing photos of Turnidge with a girlfriend posted on the Internet with the woman in a sexy pose with a military type assault weapon as well as the suspect drinking in another photo. These all were more unsettling images of a person so interested in guns and explosives as well as Nazi-era things. It was another disturbing image of a right wing domestic terrorist.
Far right persons who have an interest in explosives and domestic terrorism often learn how to build bombs by attending gun shows in which extremist militia groups sell extremist paranoid political literature and books and instruct extremists in bomb making and how to conduct domestic terrorism. It is a lethal combination of selling dangerous information to persons who are mentally unstable and emotionally immature and not able to handle such dangerous things.
It is also very sad that two policemen were killed, and that the Woodburn police chief is in very bad condition, having lost a leg and with other serious injuries from the bomb blast. But an interest in explosives and extremist politics is a lethal brew, and now has destroyed many lives, including that of the suspect.
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