Sooo…. who could have predicted this was going to happen sooner rather than later:
A Houston man has been charged with trying to plant explosives at the statue of Confederate officer Richard Dowling in Hermann Park, federal officials said Monday.
Andrew Schneck, 25, who was released from probation early last year after being convicted in 2015 of storing explosives, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court, Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez said in a statement Monday.
Schneck was arrested Saturday night after a Houston park ranger spotted him kneeling in bushes in front of the Dowling monument in the park, Martinez said.
When confronted Saturday night in the park, he tried to drink some of the liquid explosives but spit it out, officials said.
The ranger then asked if he planned to harm the statue, and he said he did because he did not “like that guy,” according to a sworn statement submitted in federal court by an FBI agent investigating the case.
What, you may ask, did he drink and then spit out?
According to prosecutors, police field tested a white powdery substance found in a small black aluminum tube and the clear liquid found in Schneck’s possession. Police said the tests revealed the materials were most likely nitroglycerin and Hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD). Prosecutors said HMTD is a “high explosive organic compound used as an initiating or primary explosive,” while nitroglycerin “has been used as an active ingredient in the manufacture of explosives.”
Schneck has a degree in chemistry and seems like he might be a few french fries shy of a Happy Meal. Back in 2013, he was convicted of “storing an explosive in a manner not in conformity with regulations.” Had he been a regular kid instead of the git of a prominent Houston “arts community” couple, he’d be bunking with Tiny and fetching sammiches from the prison canteen. But if you have enough money and the right family, justice is not blind at all and she had her hand out. Schneck skated.
His mother, according to FEC reports, is a regular, if not major, donor to Democrats
The media and the left are romanticizing and mainstreaming leftwing violence daily. Some weak conservatives are tacitly and actively on the “take down the statues” train. Christopher Columbus’s monument in Baltimore was vandalized today and in California a statue of St. Junipero Serra was vandalized because he converted Indians to Christianity.
This is not going to end well. In fact, barring some sort of deus ex machina, this is going to end up in tragedy and bloodshed.