The BBC will never report this, because their thought-leaders in the US media and Left-wing blogosphere won’t.
Inside the car, the deputy also found a number of firecrackers and two commercially made mortars inside glass canning jars, designed to be fired into the area during professional pyrotechnic displays. One was found in the floorboard of the vehicle, and the other was allegedly in Luff’s jacket.
The deputy also found two gas masks, protective eye goggles and a safety helmet. All three men told the deputy that they had spent the night at the Occupy Portland demonstration, and they brought the mortars and safety equipment to the demonstration in preparation of the expected confrontation between police and protesters Sunday morning.
The three had been at the demonstration during the confrontation Sunday morning and had left about an hour before the vehicle was stopped. During that confrontation, a police officer was injured by a firework, but the three men denied being involved in the incident.
When asked about the explosives, the three men told authorities that they knew the canning jar would explode, causing glass shrapnel to fly and possibly cause injury.
A reminder of Mark Mardell’s partisan bias and hypocrisy:
Healthcare row gets physical?
We are used to terms like “Nazi” being bandied around in the health debate at overheated town hall meetings.
But a new way of persuading opponents has just emerged – biting off their finger.
It reportedly happened in California and the man took his detached little finger to a local hospital to be sewed back on.
I don’t yet know how he fares. But as we in the media are always on the look-out for real-life case studies to illustrate political debates, this seems ideal.
Did he have insurance and did it cover Severed Pinkie Syndrome?
As he was 65, was he covered by a government-run, taxpayer-funded scheme?
And can any Americans out there explain why this debate has got quite so heated?
Mardell can tut-tut about this non-story, and openly sneer at what he assumes to be the senior citizen’s own hypocrisy, simply because he disagrees with the victim’s political views.
Yet there has been utter silence from him and the BBC about all the violence and foul behavior by their darling Occupiers. And all this while the BBC has increased spending and hiring for their US coverage.