After graduating from Melrose High School in the 1980s, Swasey moved to Colorado to pursue a career in competitive figure skating, the Globe reported. After competing in three U.S. Championships for skating and winning a national title in the junior ranks, Swasey became an officer with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police force six years ago.Swasey was one of three people killed in the shooting. He leaves behind a wife, two children, his parents, and a sister. Read the full Globe story here.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
YOUR MODERN REPUBLICAN PARTY
From Right Wing Watch:
Gun Activists Warn Obama is Raising a Private Black Army to Massacre White Americans
"Gun Owners of America president Larry Pratt appeared Tuesday on the Talk to Solomon Show alongside conservative blogger Greg W. Howard, of Twittergate fame, for another chance to spew anti-Obama conspiracy theories.
Pratt predicted that President Obama may begin confiscating guns in order to provoke a violent response to justify further oppression, which host Stan Solomon feared would lead to the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of people."
The paranoid speaker, Larry Pratt, does qualify his paranoia: What he claims, he says, is not based on fact, it's his OPINION. But his insane opinion is treated as though it were a reasonable supposition.
The second speaker, Stan Solomon, adds to the lunacy by piling onto Pratt's fantasy. Claiming that Mr. Obama is not an American, he then falls off the sanity cliff by telling his audience that President Obama is going to take away people's guns and raise a black army to kill all the white gun owners.
I don't know who listens to these goofballs, but the fact that they have an audience at all is disturbing. And that their listeners believe their paranoid nincompoopery is deeply depressing.
This is the country we live in: Millions of Americans listen to this psychopathy every day, broadcast by people who belong to Gun Owners of America, the N.R.A., Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, and others, and without critically thinking through the swill, they swallow it whole.
Then they vote.