They are spinning the shooting of two State police officers in Northeastern Pennsylvania as perpetrated by a right-wing survivalist. This from a local newspaper which cannot resist bringing up twice in the same story that he was involved in the school’s rifle team. It turns out he was anything but a right-wing nut case. Fox news is still spinning it as a “sharp shooting survivalist”, whatever that intends to mean. Picture just added by the Pocono Record newspaer. Updates as they come available. Why isn’t the media covering this?
Well, they are now covering the story since they can try and work it out to fit their agenda. Be sure and check out his MySpace page. These are leftist organizations that he supported. Just saying.
UPDATES:Some Barrett residents can’t get to their homes tonight because of search – 9/18/2014
Many residents of Barrett Township were unable to reach their homes Thursday night as the search alleged for Blooming Grove shooter Eric Frein intensified.
“I was just coming from work,” said Gabby Piper, who said she lives near the Frein home. “I was following it on Facebook and I was like ‘well, guess I’m not going home tonight.’”
Barrett township firefighters set up a temporary shelter at their fire house for the displaced residents.
Firefighters whipped up grilled cheese sandwiches and residents donated hoagies and pizza to the shelter.
“This is so nice of them to provide this,” Sue Terry said.
“I’d rather be home, but I am glad this is here,” Gil Barreto said.
Some people said they were more anxious about being unable to get home than Frein himself.
Piper said she was hoping to be able to change her clothes before heading to see we boyfriend perform a poetry reading Friday night.
“I’d like to get a little dressed up, not be in a sweatshirt and jeans,” she said.
Shelter set up for Barrett/Price residents displaced by police activity – 9/18/2014
Barrett Township Fire Department has set up a shelter at the fire house for any Barrett and Price Township residents who have been displaced or cannot get to their homes due to the police activity in the area tonight, the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management says.
The Salvation Army Canteen has also been dispatched to the area of search.
ES North students at after-school activities evacuated to Middle Smithfield Elementary – 9/18/2014
Students who were at the East Stroudsburg North High School this evening for after-school sports practices are being evacuated from the area and…
Eric Matthew Frein has been added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list.
He is known to be a heavy smoker, a weapons enthusiast, and a survivalist, and has studied the Russian and Serbian languages.
H/T and video over at :WFMZ
Roads shut down in Barrett Township near home of Eric Frein’s parents- 9/18/2014 5:30pm
Police have shut down Route 447 from Lower Seese Hill Road to Bear Town Road and where Lower Seese and Bear Town intersect.
The Lower Seese Hill and Bear Town intersection is about 300 yards from the home of Eric Frein’s parents, which is on Seneca Lane, which runs into Mohican Road which leads to Bear Town Road.
Frein is wanted in the ambush at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove on Sept. 12. He is accused of killing state police Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass.
Traffic heading north on Route 447 is being around by police at the entrance to Alpine Mountain.
Manhunt for Eric Frein: What we know at 8:55 a.m. today- 9/18/2014
- Suspected state police killer Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis is still on the loose.
Pocono Mountain schools closed Thursday; no outdoor recess, PE at Stroudsburg – 9/17/2014
All schools in the Pocono Mountain School District are closed Thursday because of safety concerns as the search for suspect state police killer Eric…
Poconos on edge as accused gunman Eric Frein remains on the loose – 9/17/2014
Frein, who was on the rifle team at Pocono Mountain High School, is still on the loose and considered armed and extremely dangerous. (The most important info comes first) Kiss the Girls and Boys rifle teams goodbye.
ABC News Accused Cop Shooter Eric Frein Played Soldiers in War Films
The suspect in the shooting of two Pennsylvania state troopers has spent years reenacting military history and has shaved the sides of his head into a bizarre Mohawk as “part of the mental preparation” for his alleged attack, police said today.
Eric Matthew Frein, 31, is charged with killing one trooper and wounding a second last Friday and there is a massive manhunt underway for him. He is considered dangerous, possibly armed with a rifle and an AK-47. Schools in the district were closed today because of the search.
Lt. Col. George Bivens said today that Frein “belongs to a military simulation unit” that focused on Eastern European armies. More ABC News
Eric Frein is on the far right. He was a sophomore on the rifle team when this photo was taken in 2000.
Being a “survivalist”, if in fact he was one, doesn’t by itself qualify him as “right-wing”. Being on a school’s rifle team doesn’t turn one into an assassin.
Here is the header from Weasel Zippers:
PA Trooper Shooter Suspect Has MySpace Reference To Che Guevara, 13th Guards (Soviet Red Army Rifle Division)
Some stories have identified him as a “survivalist”, which some immediately are translating to “right wing nut”.
As with most things, best not to jump to conclusions till all the evidence is in.
In this case, it is clear from Frein’s MySpace account that he was an active participant in an Airsoft group, practicing shooting. There are a lot of connections to other Airsoft players.
There is also a connection to Che Guevara and 13th Guards. 13th Guards was a Soviet Red Army rifle division, also referenced on Call of Duty.
State police are searching for Eric Matthew Frein, who they say is armed with a high-powered rifle, extremely dangerous and the man they suspect in the fatal ambush shooting Friday at a Pike County state police barracks
Now how the local media portrays him:
Frein, 31, lives with his parents in Canadensis, about 20 miles from the Blooming Grove barracks.
Police say Frein, who was on the rifle team at Pocono Mountain High School and whose father describes him as an excellent marksman who “doesn’t miss,” is an extreme survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement and commit mass murder.
Police interviewed his father, Michael Frein, who told them that an AK-47 and a .308 rifle with a scope were missing from the home.
Michael Frein told police he is a retired major with 28 years in the Army, and that he had trained his son in shooting skills.
Michael Frein is quoted in a 1999 Pocono Record article advocating to keep the rifle team intact when the school considered abandoning the program.
At a press conference Tuesday, Noonan said Frein had for years expressed his hatred of police both in person and online.
More at the Pocono Record. Check their front page “Top Stories box” section for continuing updates.