The following letter was received via USPS on August 11, 2014 from Richard Andrew Poplawski. Mr. Poplawski was tried, convicted, and sentenced in Pennsylvania to death by lethal injection in 2011 for fatally shooting three Pittsburgh police officers on April 4, 2009.  He asserts that unanswered questions remain in the case.

For example, witness testimony suggesting the presence of multiple shooters on the scene was overlooked, Poplawski himself was under the influence of psychotropic medication, and the formal and extrajudicial proceedings leading to his conviction appear to have been flawed.

Poplawski’s remarks are of particular interest since a majority of alleged “mass shooters” seldom survive to explain the circumstances surrounding such events.-JFT

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Richard Andrew Poplawski
Box 244 #KB7354
Gaterford, PA 19426

March 22, 2014

Sir or Madame:

With the approach of the five year anniversary of the April 4th, 2009 shootings that claimed the lives of 3 Pittsburgh police officers, I have been queried by reporters in the region for an interview or a general statement.  The following is submitted for your consideration to be published as part of your anniversary coverage.

In reviewing questions from the media about my involvement in the April 4th, 2009 shootings, I notice that they all presume the absolute, unquestioned truth of the state’s version of the event.  But I’m telling you this: the headlines ought to read “Five years later, questions remain unanswered.”

First you must know that there are three competing and conflicting stories.  There’s the prosecution’s theory as presented by the media; there’s the story I fed police on April 5; and then there’s the story told by incontrovertible physical evidence.

They can’t all be true.  Here’s one of the many discrepancies: What’s with the shotgun wadding present in the rear bedroom?  That can only happen if a shotgun was fired in that direction, but the state’s theory doesn’t even account for it.  How did it get there?

In the rear bedroom they also found a lone spent casing which did not match any weapon on scene (including officers’) nor any weapon I’ve ever possessed.  Where did it come from?  Whose was it?

Did you know that Officer McManaway testified under oath that there were “at least two shooters”?  He had heard the reports of the man running out of the back door with a gun.  It is a fact that witnesses saw a hooded figure escaping into the woods.  Why not put the witnesses on the stand?

According to the Commonwealth, I shot Officer Sciullo through the head with a twelve gauge shotgun slug, but it didn’t cause a blood spatter on the wall or the front door?  And then, if he’s down, how can you explain the two bullets that entered–from some distance, as determined by lack of powder burns around the wounds–into the back of his head?  What about the wound to his left side, traveling rightward?  There’s nothing but a wall to his left.  At least 3 of Paul Sciullo’s 8 wounds are inexplicable if you buy the state’s version.  They say he was shot–with four different caliber weapons–from the front, rear, left and right.  All while down.  By a lone gunman.  How?

Did you know that none of the weapons on scene were actually fingerprinted?  Or if they were, the prosecution never disclosed the results.  By the time the guns were displayed at trial, they were cleaned up an oiled.  Why?

Consider the neighbor who testified that, at the same exact time he was supposedly watching me fire a rifle from my porch down at an officer in the front yard, something struck his home very near the window he was watching from.  Investigators pulled the projectile from the siding.  It was a shotgun slug.  So I fired a rifle at an officer and a shotgun at a witness simultaneously?

My trial was rife with prosecutorial misconduct, abuses of judicial discretion, and grossly ineffective assistance of defense counsel.  Remember how the defense called zero witnesses?  Interestingly, neither the state nor the defense called the only other person remaining in that house–my mother.  Neither side wanted to talk about USMC Recruit Depot Parris Island.  The defense did not even inform the jury of the massive amount of Xanax found in my blood.  Why not?

We now know that the jury was permitted to break sequester to go on a recreational field trip through a town whose bars advertised signs: “Free fries if Poplawski fries”.  We know now that a juror fell asleep in the middle of proceedings.  We know that the Court permitted me to be walked the long way through the courthouse hallways, parading me in front of media cameras, all while decrying prejudicial pretrial publicity.  We know that the prosecution was permitted to step over the line again and again, and that there was literally no defense mounted.

It’s all public record now.  Read the transcripts.  Look at the exhibits.  Answer all the questions, and then ask yourself: What, if anything, is the meaning of the term “reasonable doubt”?

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  1. I would think Xanax in large amounts would severely depress or sedate someone. Is this story being presented as a possible framing to bolster the government’s case that holds that ‘mental illness’ and homicidality correlate? All I can add right now is that Amanda Knox’ case illuminated the problems surrounding confessions.

      1. From what I can find (and from what I already knew about this), Xanax withdrawal can induce psychosis, but I couldn’t find anything about Xanax itself doing so. It’s a benzodiazepine, much like Valium, Klonopin, Serax, and others, so it’s sedating, not energizing. Though these drugs all have potential for abuse (what doesn’t?), they have a long history of effectiveness and a decent safety record, especially in short-term use. This is not to suggest that people should take these powerful medications lightly…my guess is that they are probably over-prescribed. However, I couldn’t find any evidence of Xanax-induced psychosis, but rather from Xanax withdrawal. Do you have any citations to back up your claim?

    1. If this man is saying he was set up, then Xanax would be a very valuable tool to do so. It removes all inhibitions in higher doses and causes short term amnesia. I suspected that the Aurora shooter was either drugged using benzodiazepines or scopolamine.. something to that extent.

  2. Mr. Poplawski:

    Thank you for sharing your story, I’ll pray that there are still uncorrupted lawyers that can throw your case out and the next election will disassemble the governments monopoly of injustice.

    It appears if they can’t gain control of the population with drugs such as Xanax, they will disable perfectly normal folks with statins.

    For many decades, my doctors warned me my cholesterol was borderline high and a statin drug was called for. Finally I gave in and tried it and realized the side effects were going to kill me. Miraculously, my levels are now in the normal range without the killer drugs and they no longer even test it.

    Here is the story of a once successful doctor, disabled by the drug.

  3. Poplawski is grasping at straws here. He is indulging in the same sort of innocence-fantasy that nearly all capital murderers have while sitting on Death Row with too much time on their hands.
    There’s no way another gunmen was involved, i.e. someone else shooting at the cops from the house. If Sciullo or the other cop had other wounds from non-Poplawski guns, it was probably because they were in the house or on the porch and were struck from behind, after they were already dead.
    Sure there were “errors” in the trial, but these were “harmless errors”, as the jargon goes. The reason defense counsel did not mention the Xanax is because intoxication is not a valid defense.
    I hope MHB does not become a clearinghouse for “Hail Mary” Habeas Corpus petitions in the future. That’s the job of state Supreme Courts, who have clerks to sift through the huge piles of them.

    1. Are such an informed expert on this case SV Bob? There were no defense witnesses called yet you don’t think there were judicial abuses happening or at least incompetence? Would it matter that Poplawski was labeled a ‘white supremacist’ or that the cops in PA are trained in Israel? I can’t link from this device but preliminary research reveals there is a lot to this story or at least to this man. One thing that jumps out to me is that suicides by cop usually don’t give in after a mere shot in the leg.

    2. There’s much more brought up here than what is refuted in the critique. Of course, a potential miscarriage of justice on such a scale (or a frame-up) would NEVER happen in the United States. Fortunately, as you suggest, the appeals process is likewise streamlined in PA and elsewhere to handle such matters.

      “Intoxication” may not be a valid defense. However, in the event that Poplawski was on one or more prescription pharmaceutical suggests a more complex scenario, involving the psychiatric-pharmaceutical complex vis-a-vis the US military, which have a well-documented relationship.

      Of further interest is the fact that here is yet another case where authorities destroyed the crime scene:

      “It’s been a nuisance on the community from a visual perspective and what it’s meant, what it’s brought back in terms of memories of that day,” Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said.

      The mayor placed the home on the city’s demolition list even before it had been acquired by JPMorgan Chase. He said that even if the bank had not donated the property to the URA next week, the city would have started tearing it down soon. The URA plans to purchase it for about $3,000.

      The lot will then be “seeded and sodded,” said mayoral spokeswoman Joanna Doven.

      Poplawski House Sold At Auction, To Be Demolished,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 4, 2011.

      1. No need to demolish the house…except to remove crime scene evidence.

        Same as RFK’s murder (Ambassador Hotel physical data, Scott Enyart’s photos);
        Same as Oklahoma City;
        Same as September 11th, 2001;
        Same as Sandy Hook.

  4. Amazing how many of these types of cases come out of Pennsylvania. It’s no coincidence that PA is (arguably) the most corrupt state in the union and it’s also no coincidence that a huge, multi-state pedophile ring operates from there. Remember Jerry Sandusky and “Papa Joe” Paterno, and the prosecutor (Ray Gricar) who just disappeared off of the face of the planet. Although declared legally dead, his body still has not been found.

    1. Pennsylvania is also one of the most pro-military states in the country. There are military complexes of various kinds all over, some of them semi-camouflaged. The congressman, Murphy, who is pushing the most radical ‘mental health’ bill in the house right now, is from Pa.

  5. This is the new ‘normal’, you are guilty until proven guilty.

    The new mode of operation is to declare the pansies guilty in the government run propaganda machine, conceal, corrupt and destroy evidence. And of course, deny you a fair trial to be judged by a jury of your ‘peers.’

    Perhaps they are just getting fat and lazy knowing they have their man, there is no need for an investigation, finger printing, ballistic experts for both sides providing evidence for hours on end on their analysis of the bullet paths?

    Is there a remote possibility the three officers were suspected of going rogue and they had to be taken care of?

    Much of the world is saddened that the amazing man who made them laugh so much is no longer with us. Who would of ever of thought a successful artist who thought he was broke with his villas worth so much would take his own life?

    Is it all remotely possible that some stars cannot deal with the reality that they have all been used as pawns?

    The reports all say he has been sober for decades. Will we ever hear what government approved drugs he was prescribed?

    1. Cannot believe the over saturation of the MSM and social media news of the reported suicide of an entertainment superstar.

      Major social icons and presidents have not received a smidgeon of the coverage this man has.

      Two of his latest movies are due to be released in the fall, predict the failing industry will have two successes with blockbuster sales.

      Sad to report, my own niece, who is a licensed, practicing psychotherapist, posted the Hollywood created piece on her fb account, declaring the genie is finally free.

      Needless to say, I sent this link to her, which is a direct counter point to her favorite huffpro ‘news’ source and highly doubt she would even open it.

      1. Wow Sue, you accuse me again of accusing you of something we are not clear of. Please provide the link and time, as once again your personal attacks on public assassination are unfounded in truth.

        Seems we may have struck a nerve, that can only retort with lies.

      2. I try not to focus on pettiness, but you replied to fish at one point in the affirmative spirit about his allegation that I was some sort of ‘agent’ for…I don’t know who, he didn’t specify…some supposed government disinfo organization. You also made a reference to the ‘Beth and Sue show’ in that discussion, which seemed to assert that ‘we’ showed up not so spontaneously to derail discussion. I couldn’t even remember exactly who Beth was.

      3. Hmm…maybe there is something to this hyped media coverage of Williams, especially given that Lauren Bacall just died and she was in many ways a greater icon:

        The article fails to explain what the difference between ‘depression’ and ‘sadness’ is; it just asserts that there *is* one. The chronically sad, in my opinion, generally either have had very difficult lives or too easy ones. Human beings didn’t get so depressed when they had to move their bodies to eat and stay warm, yet during such times society was at least as abusive as it is now.

    2. I think this is a perceptive comment: the three cops were marked for some reason by other cops, who set this up as a murder (by them) with a patsy (Poplawski, whom they framed).

      The three cops’ murder at the hands of other cops (or a gunman they hired at the exact moment to come in and shoot from the back) explains all of the inconsistencies in this story.

  6. “reasonable doubt?” Only in an alternative universe. Poplawski was a Nazi, or Nazi-influenced, being a member of Stormfront. He is like the other two homicidal Nazis that Sue defended, raving anti-Semitic ideology and killing non-Jews. One went to a Jewish museum and killed a black security guard, and the other went to some Jewish place and killed three non-Jews. There was also a married couple, part of the Bundy group, that killed two cops eating pizza, and left a swastika on their bodies.

    They are like the Ukrainian Nazis that the US is supporting and arming that Proclaims anti-Semitism and enjoys killing Russians. They are supported by Israel as well, including the Jewish gangster oligarch Kolomoysky, who has hired them as part of his personal terrorist group. Israel supports the Nazis anti-Semitism to scare the 2 or 3 hundred thousand Jews remaining in Ukraine to emigrate to Israel, an common tactic in many counties.

    These Nazis really enjoy killing people, the exerting of homicidal power really getting them off. They were cheering and singing in Odessa while the people inside the building were burning to death. I would guess that Poplawski has the same need, taking Xanax as an anxiety reducer to get him ready for his bloody end. Three cops were killed, two shot and injured in the shootout.

    THE SHOOTOUT LASTED FOUR (4) HOURS! He held the cops off that long while the police bled to death, except for one he shot in the head again. What difference does it make in his guilt if another person was there. No witness were called because there were none that could testify in his defense. His mother called the cops initially to get him out of the house. His dog peed on the rug; I don’t blame him, I would too in those circumstances.

    I’m against capital punishment and life without the possibility of parole. They argue that people can’t change. But this guy was apparently bragging about his killing 5 cops. “Reasonable doubt?” I don’t think so.

    1. Mark so as not to embarrass what is otherwise an excellent team of researchers here, could you please produce the comments in which I ‘defended’ two ‘Nazis?’ I highlighted the holes and inconsistencies in the media narratives about Glenn and von Brunn. Nowhere did I defend their right to do what they were accused of doing.

      What’s funny is that if I proffered evidence that your assertion about Israel (and the EU/US) did indeed promote the anti-judaism of the Ukrainian revolt against Putin, some people would scream hysterically as Andrew Anglin of Daily Stormer seemed to have gotten inside information/proof of how jewish-controlled the putatively anti-‘semitic’ coup was.

      But at least you’re partially right on that point. I’ll be waiting for clarification of your assertion about my stance on the two ‘Nazis.’ You insult people’s common sense to suggest that the government, if it were to set up a ‘false flag,’ would pick someone who wasn’t kind of a crank or easily-framed target. That doesn’t equate to the accused being guilty just for holding certain views, however. There is strong evidence to suggest Glenn worked with the FBI and had been for many years.

    2. Your comment differs greatly from others here. We just finished reading a well written letter pointing out several documentable inconsistencies. Instead of fact-finding and critical reasoning, your comment seems anger-filled and full of official narrative spin. Are you sure you’re commenting on the right blog?

    3. The Bundy group,your insinuation that the husband and wife were part of Bundy is so msm. They were not part of Bundy and that sir Mark makes you not credible ,anything you say is henceforth has no relevance, as you sir are a liar.

  7. This article would be shocking by the standards of the U.S. mass media, but will elicit little surprise from people familiar with the U.S. criminal justice system or its death penalty system. Prosecutors learned a long time ago that a decision to press capital charges should be based less on the seriousness and circumstances of the crime than on the victims’ social status and the defendant’s ability to defend her/himself. U.S. death row inmates are disproportionately black or Mexican. Many of them have an intelligence below average. Almost all of them are poor and have to rely on court-appointed lawyers, whom some refer to as their “grave-diggers.”.

    I’ll respectfully offer a link to a friend of mine, who has been on death row for 3 decades for being black, male, homeless, and in close proximity to the murder of a white woman in Santa Ana, CA: . A superficial review of his story suggests that the police, the prosecutors, the court-appointed defense team and the trial judge teamed to railroad him to death row and make his conviction appeal-proof. If it was not for a concerted effort by supporters outside the criminal justice system to follow up on his claims of exculpatory evidence, he would probably stay on death row till his natural death or execution.

    But again, who is amazed? If Osama bin Laden can be sentenced to be captured by war through a few weeks of propaganda in spite of the obviousness of the twin towers’ controlled demolition, it stands to reason that people with limited means to defend themselves will end up on death row for crimes they did not commit.

    On the plus side, we are progressing. Not long ago, lynching was the law of the land…


    1. Daniel Noel, the ‘proof’ that Kenneth Clair was somehow convicted because he is black is addressed in this article:

      Talk about Race Card Fail. My gosh, they couldn’t do any better than that?

      Clair’s black girlfriend (I’m assuming she’s black) was the main evidence against him; she testified he’d alluded to the beating/murder. He was squatting next door with a criminal record of burglary and assault. It’s not clear whether DNA could vindicate him or not, although I would be the first to say it should be tested, and further, that the death penalty is unconstitutional, in my view.

      But trying to spin this as some sort of ‘lynching’ requires applying pretzel-like logic.

      The reality is that blacks are getting away with lynchings and murders of white victims, and whites are being railroaded daily in the US by the criminal justice system. One noteworthy case is the recent Cooper van Huizen one, in which the public defender faked out Cooper’s family to set him up to take the rap for two older black defendants with long rap sheets. The white Cooper was told he should take a plea deal but the judge reneged and sentenced him to two 15 year sentences for simply helping two older (he was 16) black burglars. – who were given like a half year and a year and a half and nothing more under the plea.

      1. Oh my…I attracted Sue’s attention. In retrospect, it is not surprising. I’ll dare go on a tangent and clarify Clair’s predicament, with the caveat that I have not worked on his case for a few years and the following recollection may contain minor errors:
        * The only witnesses to Linda Rodgers’ 1984 murder in Santa Ana, CA, were children. They told the police that one of them saw a white man, another the tattoed arm of a white person. The man of the house told the police that the children could not distinguish between white and black people and that the murderer could only be that homeless black man–Clair–who had been squatting next door. The police immediately disregarded other theories and focused on proving the black homeless guilty.
        ** Incidentally, the jury never heard of the children’s recollections, as the court-appointed defense attorney bargained with the prosecutor that he would not make the children testify while the prosecutor would not bring up the aggravating circumstance that Clair committed the murder in the presence of children.
        * Clair’s court-appointed investigator found a man who said that at the time of the crime Clair was probably playing pool with him, as it was their weekly habit. At the time of the trial, the investigator could not locate the witness, who happened to be jailed in a nearby city. The jury never heard of his existence.
        ** Incidentally, public defenders–aka grave-diggers–who represented Clair on appeal were equally unable to locate the witness, giving appeals judge on a golden plate a solid “Clair keeps talking of a witness but would be more convincing if he would make the witness testify” argument to uphold the death sentence. Yet later, Clair’s sympathizers had little difficulty finding the witness. Go figure…
        * The prosecutor stated to the jury that the abundant physical evidence pointed to Clair. His fiancee, stunned, checked, found that that evidence (nail fragments and body hair) had not been investigated, and begged and harassed the court-appointed attorney to correct the prosecutor. The court-appointed defense attorney did so, but meekly enough for jurors to be forgiven for not paying attention to it.
        ** Incidentally, the conspiracy theory exists of an official written document stating that the evidence is not be tested because it is “not negro.”

        The friendly competition is open between poster boys for the abolition of the death penalty, but Clair is a favorite, no offense meant to Poplawski.

        I’ll also add that the U.S. death penalty is getting obsolete. As part of the ongoing U.S. pathocratization project, executions are bound to become an administrative business by Homeland Security, emphasizing a delay of a few hours between a false flag and the massive execution of a group of people who “happen to include the terrorists.” This will be complemented by a death squad system similar to Latin America’s.


      2. Daniel can you provide any sources for your assertions…how do you know these children (and whose were they?) told police they had seen a white man? You cite a conspiracy theory about a concrete document as…real proof?

        Great to know I’m among sober and rigorous skeptics here at MH. /Sarcasm off

      3. “the death penalty is unconstitutional”

        Sue, you need to brush up on the Constitution. Or just read the 5th Amendment:

        “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

        This part in particular: “nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” says that a person CAN, under the Constitution, be put to death, so long as the government does not break the law to do so.

        1. The same statement has also been reaffirmed in the 14th Amendment. The 8th Amendment however does prohibit cruel and unusual punishment, but so far the court does not consider death a cruel and unusual punishment as long as the method does not go outside the bounds of common human decency.

      4. Of course, Rich, the 5th and 8th Amendments were added to the Constitution simultaneously, so the “cruel and unusual” clause was written by the same people who said that the federal government can put people to death. Obviously, the question is HOW, not WHETHER capital crimes can be dealt with.

        1. nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb;

          Another part of the fifth that denotes legality of the death penalty. Perhaps even the cutting off of body parts? Cruel and unusual? maybe.

      5. Sue: the proof of most of all I wrote, except for the conspiracy theories, can be found in the public record of the several courts that have dealt with Clair. Had the LA Times reporters you link to done a bit more than “unsuccessfully trying to communicate with Clair’s court-appointed attorneys” to understand his perspective–yes this is meant to be sarcastic–they may have written a very different article. At the risk of appearing to be a conspiracy theorist, I’ll speculate that writing a series of articles that could summarily end the death penalty in California would be too risky for the LA Times, as the death penalty conveniently pits well-meaning political activists against each other. But this is another story…


      6. I’m not a lawyer. Are you saying Daniel, that these allusions to the children’s claims of having seen a white man are in the court papers yet weren’t said in front of a jury? Is that possible? I’d have thought all commentary that was recorded went in front of the jury. Whose children are they?

        Somehow I’m not too enthused at taking your word so if these documents can’t be accessed unless one goes in person I’d have to say Race Card Fail again.

        1. Sue:

          To repeat, the proof of most of all I wrote, except for the conspiracy theories, can be found in the public record of the several courts that have dealt with Clair.

          To correct and complement your interpretation, the “allusions to the children’s claims [etc.]” are not found in the transcripts of Clair’s trial, but are found in the transcripts of at least one of his appeals.

          You and I are feeding a tangent into a topic other than the article’s. Nobody else appears interested in it. If you ever wish to thoroughly review the allegation that Clair was sentenced to death for being male, black, homeless, and close to the murder of a white woman, kindly contact me outside this forum and I’ll spend some time helping you find the needles in the haystack.


  8. “Does he have any weapons or anything?” the call-taker asked.

    “Yes,” the mother said, pausing. “They’re all legal.”

    “OK, but he’s not threatening you with anything?” the operator said.

    “Look, I’m just waking up from a sleep,” she replied. “I want him gone.”

    “OK, we’ll send ’em over, OK?” the dispatcher said.

    “Sounds good,” the mother said.

    This is the 911 from the Poplawski shooting. The 911 dispatcher told the responding cops there were no weapons in the home. A major screw up?

    I thought it strange that mom says she was just waking up from a sleep. I thought she was supposed to be arguing with her son over a dog urinating in the house. Also seems strange that mom opened the door for the cops while junior opened fire?(they were thinking of charging her with something) Seems if he had armed up and was laying in wait that she would have ran for the hills, not hold the door for him.

  9. I got my wife, who is a defense appellate attorney, to read this thread. She stated in addition to the prosecutors story, the defense story, and the physical evidence, there are witnesses as well, In this case the witnesses were all on the side of the prosecution. That story is presented in Wikipedia, with the usual biases. However, what is not stated so far, since James hasn’t published my comment, is the following:

    1. Poplawski was a member of a Nazi-type group, Stormfront.

    2. There was a four hour shootout -standoff with the police.

    3. Poplawski bragged about killing 5 policemen after he was jailed. Two however were only wounded.

    Perhaps what is NOT stated, since my comment wasn’t printed, has some relevance to ‘reasonable doubt.’

    1. Aside from the unfounded paranoia concerning your remarks being censored, this is essentially a re-articulation of the prosecution’s case, already well-publicized.

      The point of the post, in keeping with the “Memory Hole” theme, is to make known a vital perspective to the case that has been wholly suppressed. One need only read Trevor Aaronson’s The Terror Factory, to understand how our government routinely entraps and frames impressionable individuals, essentially for public relations purposes and to promote the phony “war on terror.”

  10. I’m certainly glad my paranoia is unfounded. It is quite true that the prosecution was aware of the facts I mentioned. But I don’t think most commenters were; I certainly wasn’t till I read them in Wikipedia.

    I hope my paranoia that this blog emphasizes the defense of Nazi-types killing cops and other people at random is unfounded as well. Because I think that the USA is drifting rapidly to a 21st century type of fascism, which Daniel Noel has called ‘pathocracy.’ The US has installed an oligarchical Nazi regime in Ukraine, publicizing the unspeakable truth that is unknown to most Americans.

    There are currently about a million names on a Terrorist list in the US, which prevents people from flying and proscribes other disabilities. And this list is growing, creating the fear that keeps people in a political stupor.

    I have no doubt that the FBI and other Homeland Security organs have infiltrated the White Nationalist movement, just as they did the Communist movement and the Muslim movement. And the false flag movement. Provocateurs have been a standard tactic of despotic power systems. And the US power system is getting more despotic by the day.

    I don’t think defending Nazis who kill people randomly helps matters.

    1. There you go again, Mark, characteristically accusing others of what they have not in fact done. The site has not sought to defend Poplawski, only to prompt discussion on a very unusual case that has taken place in the shadow of the Obama administration’s devotion toward certain ends. Please bear in mind that this is a blog for free-thinking individuals, not a sanctimonious platform for indisputable truth.

      It is common knowledge that if neo-Nazi groups did not exist, entities such as the SPLC, not to mention certain government agencies, would have to invent them in order to generate revenue, keep their adherents in harness, and pump the propaganda. But wait! It appears as if they have done exactly this.

  11. Commenters might want to read James link to Kurt Nimmo’s article on fascist groups. We all knew that FBI et al infiltrated these groups, including blogs, to serve their own purposes. What I didn’t know was that they “subsidized, armed, defended, and protected them” them, strengthening some of them as well. This was done with the Nazi groups in Ukraine, but I didn’t know it was done in the USA.

    One of James points, perhaps, is that Poplawski might have been primed to go on a rampage by a government provocateur. This seems to me unlikely, although possible. To kill cops? But things are getting bad, and maybe I’m naïve in this regard, not knowing much about it. What seems to me likely, however, is that they will get worse.


    This article addresses what used to be the definition of ‘psychotic’ versus what it became in the Big Pharma 90’s, which was anyone who TPTB disagrees with, in the context of Poplawski. I’ve said before that prior to the 90’s the word meant materially delusional/hallucinatory, for the most part, not evil or angry, etc.

    The author still purveys Big Pharma’s line, however, at the end. The fact is that actual schizophrenics and manic depressives, and even the much rarer semi-psychotic, commit violent crimes at a far lower rate than the non-‘mentally’ ill population, with or without medication. I’ve seen this in person. Bat shit crazy people, who aren’t ‘mentally’ ill but are perhaps spiritually or emotionally troubled, are often more violent than average.

    ‘Crazy isn’t mentally ill,’ as the prosecutor in the Brittney Watts’ trial said; her black murderer tried to claim he was having a ‘bipolar’ episode when he shot her, a fair haired white woman who parked her car in the garage he worked at in Atlanta, where he’d been stalking her, and another fair haired white woman. Thandiwe claimed he’d attended a college class on ‘white privilege’ the night before which made him ‘angry’ and ‘manic’ or something. Maybe he is also ‘schizotypal’ and just couldn’t remember stalking her on the garage’s surveilance equipment.

  13. It seems to me that this 2009 event bears a striking resemblance to the recent fake Las Vegas shootings. Both events involved the “death” of police officers, and in each case the perpetrators were right wing “conspiracy theorists” concerned about the erosion of their second amendment rights. One has to wonder, in light of the recent string of fake shootings, including the one in Vegas, whether this earlier event was also staged.

    Some of the details from Poplawski’s case do seem a little “off”. His mother needed to call the police in order to get her son out of her house, yet failed to notice him donning a bullet proof vest and picking up his AK47? She didn’t hear him chambering a round in his gun, and gave the police no warning that her son was a threat? Wasn’t she standing in front of him when she opened the door and Poplawski opened fire? How could he be innocent if this really happened? Why didn’t his defense call her as a witness if this was not what “happened”?

    Incidentally, the name Poplawski sounds like another psy-opp pun: “Pop law”. Just like Ciancia- “CIA and CIA” or Bauman-“bomb man”, or my favorite, the fake victim from MH17, Fatima Dyczynski – “dies in sky” who tweeted before her “death”: “Infinite potential for this earth, galaxy, and beyond. Always remember: Don’t let gravity hold us back”.

  14. Christo, your analysis of names is intriguing and the similarities too uncanny to be coincidental.

    Here is an interesting article about the use of patsies that includes discussion of von Brunn:,_william_b/Fox_works/Fox_2009-2010/William_B._Fox_20090612_Braving_the_Guilt_by_Association_Gambit.html

    I want to reiterate that I have not so much as read one excerpt of von Brunn’s writings. The only knowledge I have of him comes from a source who knew him through the internet and from the newscasts on TV that I barely listened to. It is common sense to assume the easily ‘framed’ would be the most likely to be framed. I do feel certain he was framed for possessing pedophile porn.

  15. Poplawski is alleged to have a fairly sharp intellect. I can’t really tell much from the little that’s reported, or if the quotes attributed to him are truly his anyway.

    My sense of that milieu is that it is rife with anti-female sexism, but that the higher IQ types, of which there seem to be far more than most would surmise, express their entitlement and downright misogynist power trips through ‘legitimate’ channels, ie, the ‘smarter’ ones are more likely to try to call a woman mentally ill, for instance, who reports having been sexually assaulted, regardless of which ethnicit(ies) were the perps than they are to physically batter a woman, although verbal and emotional abuse of women is actually promoted by some of the same profile as a means of combating the ‘evils’ of feminism.

    Male prerogative reigns supreme, from what I can see, overall. I recently randomly discussed the types of guys this Poplawski fellow is supposed to represent – Pennsylvania roughnecks who are hard core pro-2nd Amendment (this type could be called ‘gun nuts’) and who preach anti-Obama rhetoric to an extreme and seemingly unhinged degree. Those types were described by this person who transplanted among some of them from a neighboring state, as chronically unkempt, not overly bright, etc. and very misogynistic in an open brute-force kind of way.

    Poplawski just doesn’t fit what seem to be pretty real profiles…he’s described as having been very well-groomed, well-spoken and bright, yet also flagrantly gun-nutty and hostile towards women in a very working class mode. The portrait painted of him is an oddity in and of itself.

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