Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cop Killer - Stormfront Member and Alex Jones' Conspiracies Follower

As you may have heard, three Pittsburgh police officers were shot dead and two wounded after a lone gunman opened fire from his home Saturday. The Cop Killer, Richard Andrew Poplawski, was a Stormfront member and Alex Jones follower. As typical of these type of folks, he believed in conspiracy theories. He hated President Obama. He was convinced the nation was secretly controlled by a cabal that would eradicate freedom of speech, take away his guns and use the military to enslave the citizenry.

It all began when 911 operators dispatched two Pittsburgh police Officers Sciullo and Harper to 1016 Fairfield St. in Stanton Heights at 7:05 a.m. The call, described as a domestic argument between a mother and son with no weapons involved. A third officer, Officer Kelly, heard the call and decided to back up his fellow officers. Within minutes, all three officers were fatally shot by Poplawski.

Police said Poplawski knew his mother had called 911 and knew officers would come to his house. He apparently lay in wait, armed with an AK-47 assault-style rifle, a .22-caliber rifle and a revolver and wearing a bulletproof vest. He shot the first two officers in the head when they reached his doorway. Officer Kelly was shot just after pulling up to the scene. Gravely wounded and lying in the street, he used his radio to report that officers were down. Other officers risked their lives to get Officer Kelly out of danger. They succeeded, but he later died.

The shootings started a four-hour siege in which Officer Timothy McManaway was wounded in the hand while trying to help Officer Kelly. Officer Brian Jones broke his leg when a fence collapsed as he was trying to secure the back of the scene.
Mr. Poplawski also was wounded multiple times in the leg. He was in fair condition in UPMC Presbyterian.
Before surrendering, he exchanged hundreds of rounds of gunfire with SWAT officers from his bedroom window, while calling friends and telling them he was going to die, that he had been hit in his bulletproof vest and in his leg, and that he loved them.

Poplawski's friends said he was "preparing for the end of the world," and he had stockpiled bottled water and bags of rice. When asked why he had so many weapons, he replied, "for protection."
Poplawski's like minded friend Edward Perkovic said:
. Poplawski was opposed to the "Zionist propaganda."
. "He always said that if someone tried to take his weapons away he would do what his forefathers told him to do and defend himself. He never threatened violence. He preached self-defense."
Another friend, Aaron Vire, 23, said Mr. Poplawski strongly opposed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's candidacy. He'd had "very spirited debates" with Mr. Vire, who is black and an Obama supporter.
"He wasn't a racist. He was a cool person. He thought he was losing some of his rights," said Mr. Vire. He said he knew Mr. Poplawski owned an AK-47 assault-type rifle, a .357 Magnum revolver, a .380-caliber handgun and a .45-caliber handgun. "He said he'd be ready if there's ever an invasion of the United States and that he had stockpiled foods and guns," Mr. Vire said.

Comments from local articles are more focused on support of the NRA and stopping any sort of ban on assault weapons vs chastising the murderer or mourning the victims.

References:
Deadly ambush claims the lives of 3 city police officers
Richard Poplawski: Two profiles emerge
Neighbors Reflect on Cop Killing Battle (see comments)

21 comments:

Dee said...

Poplawski, an avid and longtime Stormfrontmember, might be interested to know Stormfront is busy deleting all of the pages with his name/reference.

For those of you who don't know, here is how wiki describes the RACIST, White Nationalist group Stormfront (they hate Jews, Obama, Blacks, Minorities, support Guns/2nd Ammendment):

The Stormfront White Nationalist Community is a white nationalist and supremacist neo-Nazi Internet forum that has been described as the Internet's first major hate site.

Stormfront began as an online bulletin board system in the early 1990s before being established as a website in 1995 by former Ku Klux Klan leader and white nationalist activist Don Black. It received national attention in the United States after being featured as the subject of a documentary, Hate.com. Its popularity has grown since the 1990s, attracting attention from watchdog organizations that oppose racism and antisemitism.

The website is structured as a theme-based discussion forum with numerous boards for topics including ideology, science, revisionism, homeschooling and self defense. Stormfront also hosts news stories, a merchandise store, content aimed at children and extensive links to racist organizations. The site has a coat of arms featuring a Celtic cross common to neo-fascist iconography surrounded by the motto "White Pride World Wide".

Dee said...

Other items I noticed in the article:

Long history of violence.
1. He was kicked out of high school for causing problems.
2. He was kicked out of the marines during basic training for throwing a tray at one of the officers. (dishonorable discharge)
3. He was violent with his 1st girlfriend and she had a restraining order against him. He often threatened to kill her and joked about it.

He was born and raised in Pennsylvania but after the marines, he moved to Florida then back to PA.

He was very athletic and worked out.

He had trouble keeping a job. He had just lost his last job.

He stockpiled weapons and food believing there was going to be a Revolution (ala Alex Jones Conspiracy theories)

He and his like minded friend hosted an internet show talking about politics.

He drank/got drunk regularly and one reason why he was always in trouble.

He lived with his mother who was divorced from his Dad. His dad had been out of the picture for a long time. He was frequently in arguments with his mother and the police had been previously called to the home by his mother.

Dee said...

Here is what C&C is reporting:
The key is to look a little harder at the MySpace page of Poplawski's self-described "best friend," Eddie Perkovic -- the one that contains that anti-Semitic, anti-black racist rant, recommending that folks read David Duke and the Protocols. You can see Perkovic above, spouting the gun-nut line about how "he was gonna stand by what his forefathers told him to do."

The Indigenous Xicano said...

I am saddened by the death of the three brave men who were only doing their job. I honor their efforts and sacrifices to keep their community safe.

If only someone could have had the influence with this misguided person to intervene before this horrible murder.

What I find interesting is how those who are close to these human time-bombs like Poplawski can rationalize the extreme anger and paranoia of their friends or associates.

One person who knew the Binghamton killer could not believe that the police had identified the correct person as the killer. Poplawski's friends could not label him a racist despite his extreme views.

The hints, the clues, the evidence were there as to the murderous capability for both these cowardly murderers who had not learned the ability to deal with their frustrations.

I wonder if the mother knew of her son's arsenal of weapons? Did she report that information to the police?

In our great land of freedoms I will defend the freedom of speech for all. But there must be consequences when one's speech results in behavior detrimental to the community. I cannot yell fire in a crowded theater and I should not be able to advocate violence against any individual or group with immunity.

Linh Phat Voong appeared to be a loner unable to deal with his anger and mounting frustrations. Sadly, he targeted an agency that may have been able to put him on a path where he would have been able to connect with resources that could have helped him.

Poplawski, on the other hand, seemed to be unsuccessfully handling his frustration and anger by embracing the lunatic fringe elements of a racist group that would appear to be just plain "nuts" to the average, normal person.

No well-adjusted person could fall prey to the rantings of the Stormfront. They depend on those White people who feel disenfranchised in an ever changing world where Whites are perceived to be losing power to an inferior dark people.

He was kicked out of high school. He was kicked out of the Marines. He assaulted his girlfriend. Most likely he had his mother living in fear. What mother would kick her son out and call the cops simply because his dog urinated in the house? The issue was not the urinating dog. The mother wanted her violent, angry, going-nowhere 22 year-old son out of her house and this was the trigger incident which opened the door for her to do so.

Sadly, it ended in violence and death. Brave men will never go home again to be greeted by their loved ones.

Bottom line is that Poplawski is a cold-blooded killer. Three families in the Pittsburgh area are forever altered because some loser had to put the blame of his frustrations on someone else.

This how how hate groups and hate media thrive--they put the blame of their collective frustrations on someone else...which is so not congruent with the American way of responsibility for one's self.

There is no part of hate in the American Dream.

America is about hope.

Hate groups are the American Nightmare.

The Arizonian said...

2. He was kicked out of the marines during basic training for throwing a tray at one of the officers. (dishonorable discharge)

That would keep him from LEGALLY owning a firearm, so where did he get them?

And do we really want to get into the Alex Jones thing?

Alex isn't racist.
He isn't crazy, he's very livid, but not crazy....

Dee said...

AZ,
Livid but not crazy? Funny. That is how the shooter (Pop as they call him) is referred by his friends.

Take a look at what he said on stormfront. He isn't stupid. He is maniacal. Insane. Somewhat intelligent. Livid. Racist. Bananas!!

Under his Code Name "Braced for Fate" here is what "Pop" said on Stormfront...eerily similar to what many ANTIs and many WNs say:


Decoding the collapse

First, let’s review a few basic tenets that are commonly espoused here on StormFront:

1. The federal government, mainstream media, and banking system in these United States are strongly under the influence of- if not completely controlled by- Zionist interest.

2. An economic collapse of the financial system is inevitable, bringing with it some degree of civil unrest if not outright balkanization of the continental US, civil/revolutionary/racial war, SHTF/TEOTWAKI scenario etc.

2A. This collapse is likely engineered by the elite Jewish powers that be in order to make for a power and asset grab.

Now, it seems to me that there is a need to reconcile these concepts into a seamless, sensible theory about our near future.

I don’t think there is any question that item 1 is the truth. ZOG is. One can read the list of significant persons in government and in major corporations and see who is pulling the strings. One can observe the policies and final products and should walk away with little doubt there is Zionist occupation and- after some further research & critical thinking- will discover their insidious intentions.

I also don’t think there is too much debate about the eventuality of a collapse of economic and social order in this country. All signs seem to point to a once great nation in the midst its last gasp, suffocating under the weight fiscal irresponsibility. Poisoned by design by the moral decadence that is a direct byproduct of item 1.

The purpose of this thread is to tap into the collective knowledgebase of the many bright White Nationalist thinkers that peruse this forum. Please help me try to determine the most likely scenario so that we may organize ourselves around it and plan for its contingencies. If we somehow get thoroughly blind-sided at this late stage it is possible that we may never recover.
At the heart of my question is this:

If 1 and 2 are accepted as accurate, what sense does it make for 2A to also be true?

In other words: Why, seeing as how the Jews seem to have the nation right where they want it, would they now turn around and destroy it?

Common perception seems to be that if there is an abrupt collapse of social order then racial awareness among the white population will rise dramatically. The Jewish media that dictates “pop culture” could no longer elevate the negro, and reality would reveal its nature. Race-mixing would come to a halt overnight. Consumerism and materialism would cease as the people scrounge for the necessities.

It would make much more sense to keep the population content and therefore apathetic and lethargic than to stir the pot that would at the very least: create a disruption in the agenda, and at the very most: drive the elite from their places of power, which have undoubtedly been sought out and schemed after for decades.

Fortunately, as of right now, the American populace has yet to be fully racially homogenized, has yet to become even close to disarmed, and still would stand a fighting chance to throw off their chains and ensure a worthwhile existence for their children. It would make more sense, from the perspective of the Zionists, to maintain status quo and continue the drumbeat of miscenegration, continue to sound the horn of liberalism, and continue the march toward a dystrophic society in which they could never be challenged.

... Don’t get me wrong. If a total collapse is what it takes to wake our brethren and guarantee future generations of white children walk this continent, if that is what it takes to restore our freedoms and recapture our land: let it begin this very second and not a moment later. Let comfort and convenience be damned, and I will welcome the hardship and embrace the pain secure in the knowledge that our people will rise above and overcome our darkest days.

I just am beginning to think that the elders of Zion are too smart to start the war. Why would they give us the push we need? Unless greed and audacity have clouded their minds in the final hour, I just cannot see an engineered abrupt collapse scenario. We, the people, are not ripe to be picked from the tree of liberty. Not just yet. If disturbed at this juncture, the seeds of racial purity will fall again on this land and take root. Our enemies know it. They’ve got to.

Dee said...

IX,
I agree. America IS about Hope.

I also find it interesting how those who are close to Poplawski rationalize his behavior. I think the answer may be they are like minded and that is very scary. When will they act out as Pop did?

I also agree his mother had to know that Pop was explosive and had a cache of assault weapons.
News report indicate her son choked and assaulted her previously. She must have been living in fear. She is the one who called 911. But she knew about the assault weapons. She should have told the police before they came to her door.

The Arizonian said...

Dee said:
"AZ,
Livid but not crazy? Funny. That is how the shooter (Pop as they call him) is referred by his friends."


Time for a brief reading comprehension course:

I said:
"And do we really want to get into the Alex Jones thing?

Alex isn't racist.
He isn't crazy, he's very livid, but not crazy...."


Now you are confusing what I said about Alex Jones as some sort of endorsement of a racist maniacal killer (Richard Andrew Poplawski).

Classic.

Dee said...

AZ,
Perhaps YOUR reading comprehension requires assistance.

I never said you were endorsing Alex Jones NOR the Cop Killer. I said that is how the friends of the shooter referenced him. Get a grip, my friend.

Regarding Alex Jones, I think he is an EXTREME NUT CASE. Again, I AM NOT saying he is STUPID, I just think he is Crazeeeeee!!!!! Racist!!! and has EXTREME Conspiracy Theories!!

Nuff Sed!!

The Arizonian said...

Ok, I'll bite.

How is Alex Jones racist?

Dee said...

Az,
You know he is from Dallas so of course I know his tactics. He conducts business in Austin.

Would you prefer I call him conspiracy theororist extraordinaire? He is as maniacally animated and sweaty as Limbaugh.
Come on. You know his paranoid theories.
. 9/11
. new world order
. hates our govt and says they sponsor terrorists; will set up internment camps for all of us.
. his rants during various Latino festivals in Austin and his stupid belief in reconquista.
. groups like Stormfront use his theories to promote their own, stock up weapons, begin this race war, etc. including people like Poplawski.

Vicente Duque said...

These perpetrators are extremely frustrated in life, they are failures or "losers" ( a very ugly and repugnant word that people like ), they are "geeks" and "outcasts" as Eric Harris and friend Dylan Klebold were called by schoolmates at Columbine.

They are filled with Inferioriy Complexes and Inadequacies. They feel like freaks or geeks, even if they are not.

Some of them are extremely Racist and Pro-Gun as a way to hate others and escape their internal Pain, self-Hate and Self-Destruction of Personality.

Some others ( the Asiatics or other Minorities ) feel hated and discriminated, only by their physical appearance or Race, even if the cause of separation from others is another different occurrence or circumstance.

I keep preaching for many years that Racism and Hate are very closely linked to "Feelings of Inferiority", "Feelings of Inadequacy", lack or shortage of fitting with others, a weakness, the state of being or feeling inferior, deficiency or insufficiency to live life.

Of course this is strongly linked to lacking Empathy and Sympathy for others, lack of loving and being loved.

This is a deficit of satisfaction in life. Many times there is a problem of abused childhood, of divorced parents, of sad and disgraceful childhood filled with pain and lack of love.

These are in little or big measure characteristics that most Racists share.

Observe, that the Hate that a few people produced is turned into a Hate for Many Innocent People or victims that did not cause the Initial Problem or Trauma.

And turning again to the Problem of the Origin of Racism :

If you are a failure and a loser in life, a poor freak, the troubled son of a dysfunctional family, then What can be better than to think that you are the Superior Race ??, with many privileges for being a Superior Being ??

Or closer to God in the case of many Religious Bigots and Idiots ??

Raciality.com

Vicente Duque

Dee said...

Here is the police report. Read the last paragraph with reason why he was stockpiling weapons:

PITTSBURGH -- On April 4, 2009 at approximately 7:03am, Allegheny County 911 dispatch received a call from complainant Margaret Poplawski for a domestic incident involving her son, actor Richard Poplawski, who she wanted out of the house because he was giving her a hard time. At 7:11am, Pittsburgh Police officers Stephen Mayhle and Paul Sciullo reported to dispatch that they had arrived on scene at the house, located at 1016 Fairfield Street, in the Stanton Heights section of the City of Pittsburgh.

Complainant Margaret Poplawski reported that she awoke early on this date to discover that the dog had urinated on the floor inside her house at 1016 Fairfield Street, at which point she awakened her twenty-two-year-old son, actor Richard Poplawski, to confront him about it. Mrs. Poplawski reported that she called 911 dispatch, and two uniformed police officers responded to her address at 1016 Fairfield Street a short time later, at which point she opened the front door of her residence and admitted them, saying "come and take his ass." Mrs. Poplawski reported that as the officers entered approximately ten feet into the residence, she heard gunshots, turned and saw her son about six feet away with a long rifle in his hands, at which point she fled downstairs after asking him "what the hell have you done?"

Mrs. Poplawski reported that she stayed in the basement for the next couple of hours, during which time she heard her son yell "Yeah, I've been shot," and "I'm standing down, come in and help me." Mrs. Poplawski reported that her son had enlisted in the U.S.M.C. a few years ago, but was discharged for assaulting his drill sergeant in basic training. Mrs. Poplawski reported that since his discharge, her son has been stockpiling guns and ammunition, buying and selling the weapons online, because he believed that as a result of economic collapse, the police were were no longer able to protect society. Mrs. Poplawski reported that her son like police when they were not curtailing his constitutional rights, which he was determined to protect.

Dee said...

This part is so Crazy! And his mother said it like she believed it!!

"her son has been stockpiling guns and ammunition, buying and selling the weapons online, because he believed that as a result of economic collapse, the police were were no longer able to protect society. Mrs. Poplawski reported that her son LIKES POLICE when they were NOT CURTAILING HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, which he was determined to protect."

Dee said...

Poplawski, believer in Alex Joneseque type Conspiracy Theories:

Poplawski also believed in conspiracy theories espousing beliefs that a secret cabal running the United States was bent on eradicating freedom of speech and gun rights at the behest of Jews, a friend told the newspaper.

"For some time now there has been a pretty good connection between being sucked into this conspiracy world and propagating violence," Heidi Beirich, director of research at the Southern Poverty Law Center -- a non-profit that tracks the activities of hate groups -- told the newspaper.

The Arizonian said...

New world order a conspiracy?
Search Google News

But by all means, don't search for the information.

Continue to believe what the Government is telling you.

And you probably don't think Obama is refusing TARP repayments so he can control the banks....

The Indigenous Xicano said...

I do not believe the story of why he was discharged from the Marines. I think that if he had tried to assault an drill instructor that Pop would have come home, at best, in an ambulance. One does not mess with a drill instructor, especially a cowardly punk like Pop.

Most likely he was unable to perform up to par, started crying mommy, and was given a dishonorable discharge.

Dee said...

Az,
I like you. I am disappointed you are an Alex Jones follower.
We can agree to disagree.

However, I think Jones is one scary dude!

Dee said...

IX,
I agree. Poplawski is a cop murdering coward loser.
I agree the scenario about throwing a tray at the head of the Staff Sgt does not make sense.
I agree he probably cried and snivled his way out to get a dishonorable discharge.
He is a woman beating coward. He beat his girlfriend, his mother and hid behind his mother to murder the three policemen.

Even though I do not believe in the death penalty, if anyone in the world deserves it, he does!

The Arizonian said...

I've criticized Jones before, on this blog even.

Just saying that a broken clock still tells the right time twice a day.

So he's livid, and abrasive to those not familiar with him....

But he still gets some things right long before anyone else admits it or talks about it.

The Arizonian said...

As it turns out, the ADL and others have retracted their stories linking this piece of filth to Alex Jones or him website after they took some time to learn the idiot had many differing views from Alex Jones.....

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