Domestic terrorist Francis Grady gasoline bombed a Wisconsin Planned Parenthood because “they’re killing babies there”

Update 04/05/12
“Do you even care at all about the 1,000 babies that died screaming?”
This is a statement Francis Grady made aloud to his court-appointed attorney yesterday in federal court in Green Bay.

Francis Grady wanted to plead guilty immediately to arson of a building used in interstate commerce and intentionally damaging a property used to provide reproductive health services. His court appointed attorney ignored him and scheduled a preliminary hearing.

Read more at Green Bay Press Gazzette where you can also learn that Mr. Grady says he’ll die if his neck brace is removed – even though he obviously didn’t die when he took it off himself in the court room.

Update 04/03/12:
“Following a report by a witness that a white, SUV type vehicle was seen leaving the Planned Parenthood area at the same time flames were also observed at the building, investigators were able to corroborate this information after viewing security video from the location,” Grand Chute Police Sgt. Greg Mohr said in a press release.
The vehicle, which had “distinctive markings,” was involved in a traffic accident near the clinic after the bomb was reported and had to be towed away. Using information collected from that traffic accident, the police were able to identify the driver, whose physical description “matched physical characteristics of a male subject observed on the security video provided by Planned Parenthood,” the press release said.
Police located the suspect on Sunday night and have detained him at Outagamie County Jail. They did not release details about his age or appearance and said no charges have been filed.”
source-Huffington Post

Domestic terrorism struck in Grand Chute, WI yesterday in the form of a small explosive devise placed on a window ledge of the Planned Parenthood located on North Gillette Street. The Appleton Post Crescent reported that the Planned Parenthood Clinic was damaged by a “homemade explosive device”. If this type of device was planted in another country, wouldn’t it have been called an I.E.D. (improvised explosive device)? NBC 26 has reported on this story as well. Their report states the following “Luckily, there was only a small amount of damage to the building.”

Business Insider did a longer and more in depth article. They did a great job of giving background information to the story. I recommend reading the full article if you have the time. Below is an excerpt from their piece:

“Like many states, the Wisconsin state legislature is embroiled in a culture war battle over women’s healthcare. State lawmakers are now debating several pieces of legislation pertaining to contraception and reproduction, including a bill that would require women seeking abortions to have a transvaginal ultrasound and one that would “emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect”in the state’s child abuse prevention campaigns.”

These reports are missing a much bigger issue than how much damage was done to the building. They left out the fact that this was an act of domestic terrorism. Planned Parenthood was lucky that the damage to the building was minimal and the bombers struck when no one was in the building. While I hope this was a one time event, who’s to say this won’t happen again with maybe a bigger bomb or at a time when the building is occupied?

7 thoughts on “Domestic terrorist Francis Grady gasoline bombed a Wisconsin Planned Parenthood because “they’re killing babies there”

  1. Look this guy up on the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access website and you’ll see someone who appears to not have a lot of respect for women or children, or the law for that matter–restraining orders from his ex-wife and charges of not paying child support. He seems like a guy frequently “acting out” so maybe he thought he’d get more support going this route. Writing bad checks, not paying taxes, driving with a revoked license, and drug and alcohol convictions weren’t giving him the hero status that he seems to want.

  2. Kudos to Paul Srubas for capturing the unbelievable spectacle that unfolded in the courtroom. It’s hard to know how to respond to the suspect; he’s so over the top and clearly also has at the very least AODA issues, if not other mental health problems or personality disorders. I want to feel a little bit sorry for him, but he’s actively working very hard to try to prevent that. He’s like a villain from a cartoon or a Saturday Night Live skit; it’s hard to believe he is real, though he clearly is.

  3. Francis Gerald Grady of Kaukauna, age 50. You really have to check out the mugshot of this guy over at TPM Muckraker. He’s another one who won’t appear on the Verify the Recall list. It’s the best damn hiring list I’ve ever seen.

  4. Domestic terrorism, indeed! This country faces a greater threat from the American Al Qaida than the Asian one. The fact is they’re here, there are millions of them and they (sort of) look as we do. They’re the greatest danger that our Federal Republic has ever faced. They put a book ahead of the Constitution and our system of laws and justice.

    Excellent irony in your reply, Gareth. (God! I hope it’s irony…)

  5. While the bombing is clearly an act of terrorism, I’m sure the thing that most readers of The Appleton Post Crescent are wondering is: Do any of the newspaper’s reporters or their spouses use birth control? Does their use of birth control compromise their objectivity in reporting this story?

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