Nothing jumps off the page quite like “Pair tries to start race war.”
The lucky state that harbors that story is Alabama. According to a state website, 35-year-old Zachary Edwards, a convicted felon, and 34-year-old Raphel Dilligard planted a fake bomb with wires and a timer cafeteria worker for a local school’s pickup truck.
Police had received a call from a woman, who turned out to be Edwards because he was apparently trying to raise hell.
Once brought in for questioning, both gave confessions. Edwards admitted to planting the device, and said his plan was to get all police officers and first responders in one place so he could shoot them. “I guess he doesn’t like cops,” Bridges said.
Edwards also talked of using the incident as a diversion so he could commit crimes elsewhere – such as robbing a bank – while the police were tied up at the elementary school, but backed out of that plan.
Edwards claimed to be a member of the Black Panthers and Black Mafia, although police haven’t confirmed. We do know that he was sentenced to 10-years in prison after second-degree assault charges made in 200.
The whole point was to bring police and first responders to one location so Edwards could pick them off.
Several police officers are dealing with ambush-style attacks around the country. Not to mention the slew of policemen killed after the Alton Sterling incident in Baton Rouge. It’s not clear whether Edwards is an ideological extremist or a pissed off ex-convict is unclear.
Dilligard is apparently an ex-Navy veteran and was responsible for buying the timer and Play-Doh for the bomb at a local Wal-Mart, which the police used to track her down.
These are evil people, but I’m not sure where the race war part of the story fits in. Edwards sounded like he was anti-cop, not anti-white. Just saying, Al.com
Either way, crisis averted.