Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Political motives

Many young people move away from Flint to pursue an education or economic opportunities elsewhere. Others have more specific reasons for leaving:

"A 23-year-old man was plotting to set off bombs to coincide with the Republican National Convention, according to details federal prosecutors released Wednesday," reports CNN correspondent Joe Johns.
"The suspect, Matthew DePalma of Flint, Michigan, is charged with possessing Molotov cocktails, a type of gasoline bomb.
"DePalma was locked up on August 30.
"The criminal complaint also alleges that in July 2008 DePalma told an FBI confidential source that he wanted to travel to the RNC to 'make some bombs' and 'blow s–t up.'"

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