Archive for June 13th, 2009
On Von Brunn:
“The second ex-wife of James von Brunn, the man who shot and killed a security guard at the Holocaust Museum yesterday, spoke publicly Thursday for the first time. The woman, who asked that her name not be used, went on air with Fox News’ Shepard Smith.
The woman said that in their ten years of marriage, her husband had often spoken of his hatred for “Jewish people and black people.” Those beliefs, she said, were the reason she ultimately divorced him.
She suggested that von Brunn’s attack yesterday may have been a sort-of suicide attempt. Von Brunn was like John Wayne’s character in “The Shootist,” she said. In the movie, John Wayne plays a gunslinger diagnosed with cancer who, as Von Brunn’s ex-wife said, “made sure he wasn’t going to go out lying down with cancer. So he went out and got shot.”"
Over at the Social Republic, a rather good review and he deserves a prize for managing to wade thru Johan Goldberg’s stuff.
Jim explains it:
“Earlier today nine cleaners at SOAS were arrested. The staff, mainly of Ecuadorian and possibly Colombian origin, have been arrested and are being processed for deportation as part of an anti-union campaign at the school.
A demonstration had been organised at SOAS this morning in support of Stalin Bermudez, the SOAS Unison branch chair, who was sacked earlier this year after a highly controversial disciplinary process. A Unison representative arrived at the college, just off Russell Square, at 7am this morning to discover a number of immigration control officers who had detained and were processing cleaning staff, and interrogating them about their status. The union received no prior warning.”