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Posted at 9:43 AM ET, 08/12/2010

'Person of interest' captured in stabbings

By Debbi Wilgoren and Maria Glod

updated 9:43 a.m.

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Suspect sketch. (Courtesy of Michigan police)

A "person of interest" in a series of killings in Michigan and attacks in Leesburg and Ohio was taken into custody in Atlanta late Wednesday as he attempted to leave the country, authorities said Thursday morning. Police believe the attacks are racially motivated.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, acting on information from the FBI, stopped the man at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from the agency. The man was preparing to board Delta Flight 152 bound for Tel Aviv.

The border protection agency said warrants have been issued for the man's arrest in both Michigan and Virginia--although that information could not be immediately confirmed with authorities in those states. FBI Washington Field Office spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin said the man is being held on a Michigan charge of assault with intent to murder.

A law enforcement source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Washington Post the man has relatives in the Leesburg area.

Leesburg police spokesman Chris Jones said the individual--whose name was not released--also has ties to Flint, Mich., where most of the attacks have taken place.

News outlets in Michigan reported that the man worked at a liquor store in Beecher, just north of Flint, for most of July. The manager of the store, Abdullah Farah, told news reporters that the man was originally from Israel. Authorities in Michigan have scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m.

"While this is a key step in the investigation, there are still many issues that need to be addressed before we identify this individual as the person responsible for this horrific crime spree," Jones said in a statement. "All agencies and investigators continue to work closely to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion. As more information is solidified, additional information will be released."

Police said earlier this week that the "Flint serial killer," who is thought to have killed five men and wounded 10 -- almost all of them black -- also was suspected of stabbing or attacking three dark-skinned men in Leesburg.

Authorities in Toledo suspect the same man may be responsible for stabbing a 59-year-old man in that city over the weekend.

The Toledo man was reported in critical condition early this week. All of the Leesburg victims are expected to recover.

Authorities have not conclusively linked the crimes through DNA or other forensic evidence, but they said there are striking similarities among the attacks, all of which were unprovoked.

The attacker has consistently been described as a tall, muscular white man who often wears a baseball cap. He often gets close to victims by asking for directions or for help with his car; other times he says nothing at all while he approaches his targets from behind. All of the victims were alone when they were attacked.

One of the most compelling links among the crimes is the suspect's sport-utility vehicle, police said. In Virginia, Michigan and Ohio, he was seen in a dark-green Chevrolet Blazer with tan paneling at the bottom.

The Virginia assaults began Aug. 3, when a teenager out for a nighttime jog suddenly felt a sharp pain, then turned to see a man who had plunged a knife in his back. Two days later and a short distance away, a 67-year-old man who was sitting on the stoop outside his apartment was stabbed by a person who police suspect was the same assailant. On Friday, police say, the same attacker is believed to have asked a 19-year-old man for help fixing the Blazer, then struck him in the head with a hammer.

The Friday night attack was recorded by a nearby security camera, providing investigators with an image of both the suspect and the vehicle.

-- Debbi Wilgoren and Maria Glod. Staff writers Mary Pat Flaherty and Caitlin Gibson contributed to this report.

Earlier coverage:

Video of SUV linked to Leesburg hammer assault released

Raw video: Va. stabbing suspect's SUV

Michigan serial killer suspected in three Leesburg, Va., attacks

Hunt for suspected serial killer hits 3 states

By Debbi Wilgoren and Maria Glod  | August 12, 2010; 9:43 AM ET
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Liberals decry purported white against black racism, yet Latino gangs are wiping out blacks and black gangs little by little in L.A. Nary a peep from the liberal media. Because they want to believe racism can only be committed by white folks, despite the clear and overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Look how the feds made a major case out of this, as they should have. Yet the liberal media still will not acknowledge the outright racism of the 8 murders in Connecticut last week.

Posted by: john_bruckner | August 12, 2010 6:49 AM | Report abuse

Really, how hard is it to locate Larry The Cable Guy?

Posted by: hackstone | August 12, 2010 7:02 AM | Report abuse

Get 'er done.

Posted by: baldinho | August 12, 2010 7:03 AM | Report abuse

Liberal media? You mean the conspirators who helped elect a foreign-born socialist who plans to set up Death Panels and take away your Medicare?

Posted by: dane1 | August 12, 2010 7:03 AM | Report abuse

Liberal media? You mean the conspirators who helped elect a foreign-born socialist who plans to set up Death Panels and take away your Medicare?

Posted by: dane1 | August 12, 2010 7:04 AM | Report abuse

Liberal media? You mean the conspirators (the one quoted in the article is that arch-Left Fox News) who helped elect a foreign-born socialist who plans to set up Death Panels and take away your Medicare?

Posted by: dane1 | August 12, 2010 7:05 AM | Report abuse

Liberal media? You mean the conspirators (the one quoted in the article is that arch-Left Fox News) who helped elect a foreign-born socialist who plans to set up Death Panels and take away your Medicare?

Posted by: dane1 | August 12, 2010 7:06 AM | Report abuse

Let me give this a try.

A pause as I mess up my hair and apply spittle to my lips.

You know who the REAL racists were?!? SLAVES! Did they go out and protest any BLACK plantation owners?!? NO!!!! It was only the white ones. Racist!!!!!!!! Take this country back from these racists who only attack white people!!!!!!

Posted by: baldinho | August 12, 2010 7:07 AM | Report abuse

Guys, first have your morning coffee, take your prozacs, wait a few minutes then post your comments.

Posted by: RickJohnson621 | August 12, 2010 7:09 AM | Report abuse

And we all know how much black people just love white people. And we all know how much hispanics love white people and, especially, black people.

Posted by: woof3 | August 12, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

Just another tea bagger.

Posted by: DC2Amsterdam | August 12, 2010 7:17 AM | Report abuse

OK we need very strict hammer sales control. Its outrageous that someone can just walk in the store and buy a hammer without showing their id or license. Crimes were committed using hammers just like in this case. There should be no hammer sales without a permit to purchase a hammer and a permit to possess the hammer. Each hammer should be micro stamped so it could be traced to the original purchaser. There should be no private sales of the hammers of any kind, in order to sell a hammer seller must register with tools sales store. We need a special bureau to track and control the tools sales - TNG (Tools Nails and Gatorade) that will enforce and punish the violators.

Makes sense doesn't it? Neither does the Gun Control, when someone wants to kill they seem to find a way.

Posted by: bobdillan | August 12, 2010 7:35 AM | Report abuse

What is WRONG with you, dane1? How ignorant could you BE to propagate the crap the teabaggers spout about death panels and taking away Medicare? Don't you ever READ the articles in the Washington Post - or do you just post hateful, vile lies without knowing the facts? Maybe you should THINK before you post crap.

Posted by: ew83 | August 12, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

What is WRONG with you, dane1? How ignorant could you BE to propagate the crap the teabaggers spout about death panels and taking away Medicare? Don't you ever READ the articles in the Washington Post - or do you just post hateful, vile lies without knowing the facts? Maybe you should THINK before you post garbage.

Posted by: ew83 | August 12, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

Liberal media? You mean the conspirators who helped elect a foreign-born socialist who plans to set up Death Panels and take away your Medicare?
Posted by: dane1 | August 12, 2010 7:03 AM
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Wow! Five Limbaughisms in one sentence! That's a bunch of Kool-Aid to be drinking all at once.

Posted by: Lefty_ | August 12, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

Wow. Where do you people (posters) come from? I've seen less anger at a Jets game.

Posted by: Leofwine | August 12, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

What is WRONG with you, dane1? How ignorant could you BE to propagate the crap the teabaggers spout about death panels and taking away Medicare? Don't you ever READ the articles in the Washington Post - or do you just post hateful, vile lies without knowing the facts? Maybe you should THINK before you post garbage.

Posted by: ew83 | August 12, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

Wow. Where do you people (posters) come from? I've seen less anger at a Jets game.

Posted by: Leofwine | August 12, 2010 7:39 AM | Report abuse

LOL @ RickJohnson621! Yeah, but this is pretty tame for Washington Post blogs. Seriously, I hope they caught this guy.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | August 12, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

ever stop to think that this guy might be protesting the racist treatment he received from the blacks he killed?

Posted by: OldSalt8 | August 12, 2010 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Caught while boarding a flight to Tel Aviv? An Israeli citizen perhaps?

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 12, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse


Sure it wasnt OJ? Sounds like his work.

Posted by: nuke41 | August 12, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, he's very angry about being called the "c" word or "pale-face" by one of his victims...I bet it was the jogger. Jesus Christ, what the hell is wrong with people? The Flint, MI dude is a nutcase for whatever reason. Don't blame the victims or generalize an entire race of people for this guy flipping out.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | August 12, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Send him straight to G-PoP....that's when the real "hammer time" will begin.

Posted by: bam1969 | August 12, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

the black guy that killed all the white people in Connecticut can claim racism but this white dude can't?....please.

Posted by: OldSalt8 | August 12, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Too bad the "person of interest" didn't go to where the most black people are to look for prey. That clown would have ended up in a body bag.

Kudos to the poster who made the observation re: Latino gangs in LA preying on Blacks. For that reason, as well as the history of Latino hatred of Blacks, I think any Black person who gets suckered into thinking opposition to illegal Latino immigration is "racism" is a fool.

As for the birthers, turn off the hate radio and change the channel from Faux. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Posted by: ceefer66 | August 12, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Too bad the "person of interest" didn't go to where the most black people are to look for prey. That clown would have ended up in a body bag.

Kudos to the poster who made the observation re: Latino gangs in LA preying on Blacks. For that reason, as well as the history of Latino hatred of Blacks, I think any Black person who gets suckered into thinking opposition to illegal Latino immigration is "racism" is a fool.

As for the birthers, turn off the hate radio and change the channel from Faux. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Posted by: ceefer66 | August 12, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Too bad the "person of interest" didn't go to where the most black people are to look for prey. That clown would have ended up in a body bag.

Kudos to the poster who made the observation re: Latino gangs in LA preying on Blacks. For that reason, as well as the history of Latino hatred of Blacks, I think any Black person who gets suckered into thinking opposition to illegal Latino immigration is "racism" is a fool.

As for the birthers, turn off the hate radio and change the channel from Faux. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Posted by: ceefer66 | August 12, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

One less Palin voter in 2012 if it's the muderous savage.

Posted by: jabreal00 | August 12, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

What a Shonda (disgrace)! I hope he's not like me, Jewish. Not that Jews can't be bad actors, but you know the liberal, anti-Jewish, anti-Israel press is going to have a field day with this one. I can see the headlines now, "Disproportionate Force Used by Israeli in Michigan and Virginia!".
Racism or race-based hate is not just a Caucasian thing, but regardless of what he was subjected to, there is no excuse for killing those people.

Posted by: BlueThunder613 | August 12, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

ew and lefty, I think Dane1 was being sarcastic. S/he wasn't serious.

Posted by: woof3 | August 12, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

I thought that Dane was rather humorous--and totally sarcastic. Arch-left Fox News should have been the clue. baldinho's wild hair and lip spittle was a nice touch.

As for the other story, the only common element is that this guy and the beer man were deranged. Happens to all creeds and colors.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | August 12, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Regardless of the motives of the supsect 85% of all violent crime is committed by blacks. I am willing to bet the statitics are mirrored in Canada, the UK and western Europe.

Posted by: SSTK34 | August 12, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Regardless of the motives of the supsect 85% of all violent crimes are committed by blacks. I am willing to bet the statitics are mirrored in Canada, the UK and western Europe.

Posted by: SSTK34 | August 12, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Regardless of the motives of the supsect 85% of all violent crimes are committed by blacks. I am willing to bet the statistics are mirrored in Canada, the UK and western Europe.

Posted by: SSTK34 | August 12, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

The black guy in CT, was just as wrong as this dude is, he was murderer regardless if his victims were white or black or whatever. If anything it illustrates how ridiculous and quite frankly assinine racism is. If this perp was black going around stabbing white guys it wouldn't matter the dude needs to be caught and his potential victims "white males" would need to be informed. There's no media conspiracy here.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | August 12, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

He is Israeli and probably Arab since he worked for an Arab employer. So much for the white racist serial killer...

BEECHER, Michigan -- The manager and regular customers of a party store where the suspected Flint serial killer worked said he was a quiet guy who sometimes joked around.

Abdullah Farah, manager of Kingwater Market on Coldwater Road and Detroit Street in Beecher, said the man arrested this morning worked for him from July 5 to Aug. 1 and was originally from Israel.


http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/08/party_store_manager_on_flint_s.html

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 12, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

OymyGod!
Never mind the Connecticut Black killer who was forced to kill nine White racists, this case is very serious!
I wonder how many innocent school kids will end up getting assaulted today because of the misplaced importance the MSM has invested into it.

Posted by: sperrico | August 12, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

In VA, we purchased more guns for this FOOL!

Posted by: FutureJumps | August 12, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

In VA, we purchased more guns for this FOOL!

Posted by: FutureJumps | August 12, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

I agree, there is no media conspiracy - I was half-using sardonic wit in my earlier post.

To say racism is only a white thing is wrong. Just as wrong as saying that there is no racism. Prejudice and stupidity, with respect to painting with a broad brush what is only the act of an ignorant few or small, but vocal or violent percentage, are universal.

Nevertheless, I am expecting backlash against Israel and Jews to come from the latter grouping.

My wife says I am so harsh in my judgment of others; I hope she is right.

Posted by: BlueThunder613 | August 12, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

I fly that particular flight. If one is going to get caught doing anything try a flight to Israel. Everything about you is checked upwards and backwards. Oh yea, he would never have gotten through Ben Gurion had (and this is a stretch believe me) he made it onto the flight.

Posted by: agrossman2 | August 12, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

OK we need very strict hammer sales control. Its outrageous that someone can just walk in the store and buy a hammer without showing their id or license. Crimes were committed using hammers just like in this case. There should be no hammer sales without a permit to purchase a hammer and a permit to possess the hammer. Each hammer should be micro stamped so it could be traced to the original purchaser. There should be no private sales of the hammers of any kind, in order to sell a hammer seller must register with tools sales store. We need a special bureau to track and control the tools sales - TNG (Tools Nails and Gatorade) that will enforce and punish the violators.

Makes sense doesn't it? Neither does the Gun Control, when someone wants to kill they seem to find a way.
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Um. I know you don't mean to, but you're actually making the opposite of your point. The guy only managed to kill 1/3 of his targets. If he had a gun instead of a hammer/knife, he undoubtedly would've been more successful.

Yes, people bent on violence will be violent, but there's no reason to provide them with easy access to the tools they need to maximize their victims and kill ratio.

Posted by: anonymice | August 12, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

In her first public statement today about the serial killer, Nannie Pelosi issued the following:

"OK, uh, it is now evident, I mean, you know, we must adopt very strict hammer sales controls. It's outrageous that someone can just walk in the store and buy a hammer without showing their id or license. We must stop crimes committed using hammers just like in this case. We must pass new legislation to stop this travesty and create a new Federal Overisght agency to protect people from hammer deaths. There should be no hammer sales without a permit to purchase a hammer and a permit to possess the hammer. Each hammer should be micro stamped so it can be traced to the original purchaser. There should be no private sales of the hammers of any kind and, in order to sell a hammer, the seller must register with tools sales store. Then, to make sure the registrations are lawful, we need a special bureau to track and control the tools sales - TNG (Tools Nails and Gatorade) that will enforce and punish the violators. Of course, these laws won’t apply to undocumented workers because, as we all know, they are the only ones who can use hammers properly. Americans need to be reecuctaed to do that if they want to learn to use hammers properly. So, that will be a our next legislative priority - re-educating Americans to use hammers. And, I have told our majority that these bills will not cost more than $1 Trillion.

Makes sense doesn't it? Neither do the Democrats. When someone wants to kill they find a way.

Posted by: Patriot12 | August 12, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

In her first public statement today about the serial killer, Nannie Pelosi issued the following:

"OK, uh, it is now evident, I mean, you know, we must adopt very strict hammer sales controls. It's outrageous that someone can just walk in the store and buy a hammer without showing their id or license. We must stop crimes committed using hammers just like in this case. We must pass new legislation to stop this travesty and create a new Federal Overisght agency to protect people from hammer deaths. There should be no hammer sales without a permit to purchase a hammer and a permit to possess the hammer. Each hammer should be micro stamped so it can be traced to the original purchaser. There should be no private sales of the hammers of any kind and, in order to sell a hammer, the seller must register with tools sales store. Then, to make sure the registrations are lawful, we need a special bureau to track and control the tools sales - TNG (Tools Nails and Gatorade) that will enforce and punish the violators. Of course, these laws won’t apply to undocumented workers because, as we all know, they are the only ones who can use hammers properly. Americans need to be reecuctaed to do that if they want to learn to use hammers properly. So, that will be a our next legislative priority - re-educating Americans to use hammers. And, I have told our majority that these bills will not cost more than $1 Trillion. "

Makes sense doesn't it? Neither do the Democrats. When someone wants to kill they find a way.

Posted by: Patriot12 | August 12, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

2Nevertheless, I am expecting backlash against Israel and Jews to come from the latter grouping.2

Sounds like you enjoy feeling persecuted... builds group solidarity and all that. Will you be dissapointed if the guy turns out to be an Arab Israeli? Then the Arabs will have all the fun warning about a "backlash."

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 12, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

@SSTK34

"Regardless of the motives of the supsect 85% of all violent crimes are committed by blacks. I am willing to bet the statitics are mirrored in Canada, the UK and western Europe."

Put your money where your mouth is and show us some credible statistics.

Posted by: ceefer66 | August 12, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

The 85% claim is ridiculous of course. But at 40% the actual proportion of violent crimes committed by blacks is still extremely high for a group comprising just 12% of the US population.

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 12, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

The 85% claim is ridiculous of course. But at 40% the actual proportion of violent crimes committed by blacks is still extremely high for a group comprising just 12% of the US population.

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 12, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

I don't care what race he is.
If this is the guy:
FRY HIM!
ZZZZZZZZZT POP!!!

Posted by: rexreddy | August 12, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

He's just a good teabagger who's weeding out the welfare recipients who are taking his hard-earned tax money.

Posted by: ottoparts | August 12, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Well if this is how the comments for this article are going to be all day then I bet I could mosey on over to the Sponge Bob message boards and find more insightful discussion.

Posted by: theobserver4 | August 12, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

BB wrote: "As for the other story, the only common element is that this guy and the beer man were deranged."

You call it deranged. I call it evil.

Posted by: PaulinMaryland | August 12, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

"He's just a good teabagger who's weeding out the welfare recipients who are taking his hard-earned tax money."

D'oh... just a tad late with that ottoparts. We already know he isn't American.

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 12, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

What is up with the multiple posts? We get it...once is really enough.

Posted by: TheOneWhoHurtsMost | August 12, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Details, please. A previous Wa Post article led with "A white man...." Why did this article not confirm that the serial stabber was/is "white?" Interesting that this man was on his way to Israel. Is it possible that those leading this investigation were wrong about the color of this man's skin? Kinda like Mayor Bloomberg was wrong about the skin color and motives of the Times Square (attempted) bomber? Bloomberg thought that incident was about a person disgruntled with the health care reform. Is it possible that this man was disgruntled with health care, as well? (Sarcasm)

Posted by: ladyliberty1 | August 12, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

I say put him in a cell with the sperm thrower...

Posted by: donnabee1 | August 12, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Right now Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, Fixed News are all praying that he doesn't cite them as his inspiration. While frantically trying to find ways to spin it to make it the victims fault and blame it all on Obama if he does blame them.

Posted by: AverageJane | August 12, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Black, white, or anything else. Bottom line is that this person is sick! Many will post racial comments, but what happens if this person is never caught and gets tired of targeting blacks? What next Asian, Spanish, middle aged white men that look liberal and/or republican? This is about a sick individual as well as the black guy that killed the people in CT. Case in point.

Posted by: hoganincharge | August 12, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

The sad thing is, I walk and live among you people.

Two differnt cases: The Connecticut killer went on a killing spree for revenge then killed himself!

The other guy was a serial killer seeking out people to kill. He would still be doing so, if not caught!

Both are wrong, and I don't see how anyone in their right mind would justify either...sad

Posted by: nancyholly | August 12, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

It would appear that the serial stabber/killer is Arab or Israeli. I would like to see a "correction" about the man's skin color. Otherwise, it appears that the previous articles which led with the "The white man...." were designed to provoke blacks. Show some integrity (dig deep) and make that correction.

Posted by: ladyliberty1 | August 12, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Yeah well do not forget the guy in CT had been terminated for stealing and reselling beer. So because he broke a law or two, got caught and fired for it, his bosses were racist. His name was Omar Thornton and his stolen beer also led to the arrest of his girlfriend. Other stories in the local media there stated he had left other jobs for bosses being racist. Um, were they racist or was he given a chance to leave or be terminated because of other acts he did?

Back to this guy - sounds like he is Israeli according to former boss in Flint, MI. His attacks sound racially motivated due to his victims. It will be interesting to see if he states why he did it.

Racism knows no race. All are capable of it. This guy is disgusting and I hope he faces the death penalty for the murders.

*sarcasm now - or just frustration* however I'll bet if he is given the death penalty that some group will scream "racist to put him on it" or try a defense of the frustrated immigrant who got fed up with... and was not in his right mind...

But then again, MI abolished the death penalty many years ago. Can he be charged federally?

Posted by: Homemom | August 12, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Probably an Israeli Jew or Arab.

Posted by: dc1020008 | August 12, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

It is some very ignorant comments on this post today..but what else can be expected from a bunch of hill billy back woods can't count to 20 with your shoes on redneck KKK robe wearing Racists!! wait..did i say that?? YES I DID..becuz that's "exactly" what you sound like... Racism regardless of who initiates it is very very real...and so is the fact that most of the posters on here IQ's must be very very low... you guys are just plain idiots! Jeez..where do you get this mess?? You just do not get the fact that there are more white people out there who hates "everyone" who is not like them than there is black ...hispanic or any other ethnicity that spews the same hate...and grant it black on black crime...hispanic on black crime ..heck any crime is sad and should be dealt with accordingly ... Get a life racist Jerks!

Posted by: ReflectionofLyfe | August 12, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Liberals decry purported white against black racism, yet Latino gangs are wiping out blacks and black gangs little by little in L.A. Nary a peep from the liberal media. Because they want to believe racism can only be committed by white folks, despite the clear and overwhelming evidence to the contrary....
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You don't know what racism is. Racism is the financial, political, and social power one race uses to discriminate over another.
Every individual has some form of racial bias, and that is dealt with on an individual level. But that is nothing compared to the power of racism that existed in this country in the past. Conservatives always point to individual cases of bias and compare it to racism.

Posted by: LifeBeforePrinciple | August 12, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

What is with you white people? Your either become serial killers or pedophiles. Is it insecurities or guilt for being closet bigots? Hmmmm?

Posted by: earjo75 | August 12, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

john_bruckner posted:

Liberals decry purported white against black racism, yet Latino gangs are wiping out blacks and black gangs little by little in L.A. Nary a peep from the liberal media. Because they want to believe racism can only be committed by white folks, despite the clear and overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Look how the feds made a major case out of this, as they should have. Yet the liberal media still will not acknowledge the outright racism of the 8 murders in Connecticut last week.

Man 6:49 AM Do you have a job to get ready for or do you look for anything that could be consider race related in the NEWS. I real sorry for your BOYFRIEND. DONKEY

Posted by: access11 | August 12, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the possible suspect in a string of 20 stabbings in three states is an Israeli citizen who is in the U.S. legally.

http://www.fox8.com/news/sns-ap-oh--serialstabbingstops,0,1793887.story

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 12, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

The media seems to want to inflame the population rather than reporting the news. Weak minds are taken in by the race baiting. The recent articles which led with the serial stabber/killer describe as a "white" man, though a police report described the man as either white or of middle eastern descent, were deliberately designed for race baiting. The press has lost credibility; much like the office of the presidency has lost any credibility.

Posted by: ladyliberty1 | August 12, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Why even have articles? A simple, vague headlines would do the trick. After all, 99% of the comments are just recycled Fox News talking points. This story could have been about Oprah, the Terminator, international soccer, or vacation locations, and the comments would still center on conspiracies, reverse-reverse-rascism, foreign born plots, and phony voodoo economics.

Posted by: Keesvan | August 12, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Tawana Brawley, the D.C. sniper, Duke lacrosse, the Times Square bomber, and now the Flint serial killer... hang in there WaPo and friends, I'm sure an actual real-life evil white racist will turn up eventually. Don't lose heart.

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 12, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

The 85% claim is ridiculous of course. But at 40% the actual proportion of violent crimes committed by blacks is still extremely high for a group comprising just 12% of the US population.

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1
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Sources, please. Don't just pull numbers out of your rear end. Show us some credible sources or shut up.

Posted by: ceefer66 | August 12, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

His religious background or race doesn't mean shack jit to me. I'd bet he's a loner who lives with his mom, got laid off a year ago and thinks all Blacks live on welfare (while they are whoring, pimping and stealing on the side).

The bottom line is America is a better place without this whackjob.

Posted by: glenglish | August 12, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

CharlesMcKay1 one day you are going to get rape by a pack of us, for your comments. Yes I know you are a racists and if you don't stop with the comments on company time I'm going to report you. I watch you everyday make remarks that are racist. Yes I work with you If you don't believe me the white shirt & brown pants you are wearing should convince you. NOW GET BACK TO WORK IDIOT !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: access11 | August 12, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

The 85% claim is ridiculous of course. But at 40% the actual proportion of violent crimes committed by blacks is still extremely high for a group comprising just 12% of the US population.

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All right. Let's run with this.

It would be safe to argue that nearly all blacks live in areas where they make up significantly more than 12% of the population - close to 100% in some locales. Therefor, a 40% crime statistic in those localities is not remarkable.

Even a 40% number overall is unremarkable considering most occurs in urban areas where the factors that cause crime - as well as the individuals most likely to commit them - are concentrated.

There is an old saying:

Like the Bible, statistics, in the hands of a fool can be dangerous.

You, sir, are an idiot. A RACIST idiot.

Now go and have a nice day. And a happy landing.

And turn off the computer and walk away before you make an even bigger fool of yourself.

Posted by: ceefer66 | August 12, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

2Sources, please. Don't just pull numbers out of your rear end. Show us some credible sources or shut up."

Too stupid to google it yourself?

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2008/data/table_43.html

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 12, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I don't take anyone seriously who starts a sentence with "Liberals..."

Posted by: steve1231 | August 12, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

While you guys hurl your partisan-racist crap back & forth, I'd like to express my congratulations and gratitude to the law enforcement professionals who identified this guy, tracked him down & nabbed him.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | August 12, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Predominantly black customers, Arab owned store... fears of a backlash may actually be warrented in this case...

BEECHER, Michigan -- Mt. Morris Township police and Genesee County Sheriff's deputies dispursed a crowd of angry residents who were gathered outside the Beecher party store where the suspected serial killer worked for nearly a month.

"If you loiter in this lot, you'll be arrested just like any other day," police officers said as they asked people to leave the parking lot at Kingwater Market on Coldwater Road and Detroit Street.

Share Dozens of people gathered in small groups to watch the store and talk about the arrest of the suspected serial killer after news of his arrest spread today. Some were angry and yelling

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/08/police_clear_crowds_at_beecher.html

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 12, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

So he worked in a store for a guy named Abdulla.
And he started stabbing blacks.

2 conspiracy theories:
Either:
1. He is a red neck that just happened to fly to Tel Aviv to try his luck on Jews.
Or

2. He is a Light skinned Palestinian and his goal was to start ethnic violence between blacks and whites.

Keep in mind that it is doubtful, that any white red neck poor enough to have to work in a store for an “A”-rab is going to have enough loot to take a stab at a Hebrew vacation

Posted by: rexreddy | August 12, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Google "The color of crime" and "Black on White crime." Shocking numbers from government sources.

Posted by: dicnor | August 12, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

dane1 wrote: "Liberal media? You mean the conspirators who helped elect a foreign-born socialist who plans to set up Death Panels and take away your Medicare?"
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You are living proof that an aass (donkey) can type.

Posted by: jewishmother | August 12, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Did he have his teabagger shirt on?

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Posted by: A-Voter | August 12, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I suppose they are worried his family in Virginia will be attacked if they say who he is right now, which might be Palestinian.

Posted by: Elisa2 | August 12, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Thank goodness they arrested someone.

On a side note I have read that 40% of all convicted criminals are black. According to a Bar Association study 45% of all wrongly convicted criminals are black (increases to 63%) in the south. In news articles the number has been reported to be as high as 70%. So the question concerning these numbers shouldn't be are blacks more likely to commit crime but are blacks more likely to be convicted when accused of a crime. Not that this has anything to do with the article. Just my 2 cents.

Posted by: FreshBrewedT | August 12, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Guys, first have your morning coffee, take your prozacs, wait a few minutes then post your comments.

Posted by: RickJohnson621 | August 12, 2010 7:09 AM

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Posted by: gitouttahere | August 12, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

WOW!! It would be GREAT if this is the right guy!! Wonderful police work that we need to hear about more often!

Posted by: Maerzie | August 12, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

CharlesMcKay1 wrote: The 85% claim is ridiculous of course. But at 40% the actual proportion of violent crimes committed by blacks is still extremely high for a group comprising just 12% of the US population.
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The most important thing to remember before everyone gets hysterical is that MOST white people are not violent criminals, and neither are MOST black people.

Posted by: carlaclaws | August 12, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse


Authorities have arrested a 33-year-old Middle Eastern immigrant in Atlanta whom they believe may be the serial stabber who has attacked at least 20 men, killing five, in the Flint area and two other states since May, Leesburg, Va., police confirmed today.

A warrant was signed on Wednesday by Flint District Court Judge Tracy Collier-Nix that charges Elias Abu Elazam in connection with the stabbings, according to the Flint Journal

From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100812/METRO/8120425/Man-named-in-Flint-stabbings-had--scratched-up--hands#ixzz0wPUwKkgn


There you have it, WaPo. Your white racist serial killer is named Elias Abu Elazam

Posted by: CharlesMcKay1 | August 12, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Fascinating...I just saw it on the Israeli Nightly News. The heinous murderer, who was heading to Tel-Aviv, is an Israeli Citizen. His name is Elias Abu-El-Azzam.
Our press played it as politically correct as yours did in this case, as well as in the Hassan Nidal case, the Fort Hood shooter. It would not name the killer as Arab,which is his actual identity (similarly, in the case of Hassan Nidal the US press downplayed the islamic-fundamentalist motivation).
However, unlike you guys, who cannot tell an Abu-El-Azzam or an Abu-Mazen from a Goldstein or a McDonald, we in Israel can very well tell between the three (or at least between the first and 2nd one).
Every Jewish household who was listening to the news edition tonight was probably relieved to hear the killer's distinctly Arab name and see his Arab looking face, as well as learn about his town of origin - Lod (a predominantly Arab neighborhood, where you do not want to stray at night, or even during daytime). Why relieved? Because it is evident that if the killer were Jewish, then all hell would break loose, the anti-semites - veiled as anti-zionists, would come howling out of their holes. Not that they didn't - in blatant disregard for the basic fact that the killer is actually ARAB. It's sufficient that he was on the way to Tel-Aviv, for them to have a pretext to spew their anti-semitic venom. E.g. see the comment of the so-called "Peaceful Idiot" who is anything but peaceful, but should have been reported as anti-semitic abuse, but is still hanging in there.
Actually, there is something deeply sad about it - it may be dwarfed by the momentous fact that so many people were killed and maimed and traumatized, however notice this:
The killer could have been Jewish - the killer could have been White - the killer could have been Moslem - no single segment is free of scum. The killer is distinctly Arab by natonality and in terms of religion he might be Christian, not Moslem (Elias is a typical Christian Arab name).
Does it matter at all in this case?
It does to certain people for varying reasons:
To the racist bigots who want to make a point in vilifying a whole community, or race or creed or nation - it does matter.
Because of that - to me personally, it was also important what the identity of the killer was, so that my people (Israeli, Jewish) would not be lumped into one big category, together with this evil.
This whole deeply tragic incident - and the reaction to it - is shocking. It shows how deeply biased people are, how they tend to lump and pile racial and political biases on anything that comes their way, rather than stopping to condemn evil for what it is rather than generalizing and tagging whole communities. As for me - an Israeli Patriot - do I conclude from this that Arabs are bad? No, No, No. I have an Arab student, named Elias, who was among the top two in my class, and he is a wonderful person. However Elias Abu-El-Azzam is a horrible person, I hope he is hung.

Posted by: IsraeliProfessor | August 12, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Kind of disturbing that we've gotten so good at stopping people from fleeing the country.

The FBI calls him a "Person of Interest". Not a suspect. I didn't realize you could be hauled off a plane merely for being a "Person of Interest."

It seems like the total elimination of all civil rights at airports has been fully legitimized. Welcome to the "New Normal."

Posted by: kcx7 | August 12, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

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