FBI: Tempe Man Planned Super Bowl Massacre

Ugh.

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4 comments on “FBI: Tempe Man Planned Super Bowl Massacre

  1. William P. Sulik says:

    Having read the article and seeing that this Tempe man has written a “Manifesto” and adheres to the tenets of the “International Order of Horror Professionals,” I can’t help but wonder if this is another case of a person being forced to choose between “the stark alternatives of cultural loyalty or state loyalty.”

    It sounds to me like the oppressive FBI mandated state loyalty on him. [thankfully]

  2. Jeffersonian says:

    [blockquote]In the manifesto, Havelock wrote that he originally planned to attack crowds at the Desert Ridge Marketplace in north Phoenix, but changed his mind because [b]”‘scum’ and ‘villainy'[/b] reside in Scottsdale,” the affidavit shows. [/blockquote]

    It sounds like he wanted to shoot up the cantina in “Star Wars.” Just the kinda guy we want dispensing judgment-impairing liquids.

  3. Vincent Lerins says:

    What I think is the larger and more important story is how the board discovered what he intended the name of the bar.

    [blockquote]The Tempe City Council denied Havelock’s application for a liquor license in October, after learning he planned to call his Halloween-themed restaurant “Drunkenstein’s” instead of “The Haunted Castle.” Havelock applied for the license using “The Haunted Castle” as the restaurant’s name, [b] [u] then wrote in an online forum [/b] [/u]that the “city council wouldn’t approve of Drunkenstein’s, which will be the actual name above the bar,” Council records show.[/blockquote]

    The question I have is who was snooping on internet forums for information about Havelock? I know that a lot of companies are surfing internet chat rooms and social networking sites to dig up information about potential employees. This is scary!

    This situation could have simply been avoided by the council granting the license only for a particular establishment name. If Havelock named the bar something else, he wouldn’t have a valid license. Then, send ion the cops and bust him.

    -Vincent

  4. Virgil in Tacoma says:

    #3…A little off topic, I know, but I looked myself up on the Internet to see what could be discovered about me and found that I’m a somewhat liberal “anglo-catholic” Episcopalian who tutors in accounting, philosophy, and English. Not too remarkable or controversial.