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    BREAKING: Anti-Abortion Activist Shot And Killed In Owosso. Will He Get Air Time That Tiller Got?

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 11:10:01 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, abortion, crime (all tags)

    Cross-posted at theblogprof

    Maybe it's just me, but I don't think this will get the play that baby killer George Tiller got. To it's credit, however, the Detroit Free Press posted a short story this morning from the AP: Pro-life activist shot in Owosso.

    The Michigan State Police say an anti-abortion activist has been shot and killed in front of Owosso High School.

    The Flint Journal reports the shooting took place around 7:30 a.m. today, and a suspect was taken into custody about 45 minutes later at the suspect's home. The victim's identity has not yet been released.

    The same piece was in the Detroit News. From The Flint Journal via MLive: Anti-abortion activist shot in front of Owosso High School.

    State police at the Corunna post have confirmed a well-known anti-abortion activist was shot multiple times and killed this morning in front of Owosso High School.

    Owosso High School secretary Wendy Smith said the students remain in lockdown this morning and confirmed that no students were involved and all are safe with classes going on as normal. The shooting did not occur on school property, Smith said.

    If the shooting didn't occur on school property, why all the pictures of police tape around school property? Blogging for Michigan has more details:

    I'm getting reports that Jim Poullion, the Owosso "sign guy" has been shot and killed outside of Owosso High School.

    Jim has been an anti-abortion activist for over a decade.  He is known for his very confrontational manner and his extremely graphic signs which are supposed to depict aborted fetuses.  

    I haven't had any official confirmations on the shooting.  ABC 12 is reporting that one person has been shot and killed at OHS.  The news on Facebook and the Shiawassee forums is that he was shot 4 times and has died from his wounds.

    So how long before the MSM comes out with the pro-choice people are left-wing terrorists meme??? Still waiting...

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    Click over to my site for more updates. (none / 0) (#1)
    by Theblogprof on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 11:31:22 AM EST
    This story is going viral.

    ABC 12 Confirms (none / 0) (#2)
    by WadeHM on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 12:24:19 PM EST
    On the news at noon that it was indeed Jim Poullion. I live in Shiawassee County near Owosso and have seen this man standing in front of Owosso's city hall, I believe he was arrested for that, in front of Young Olds-Cadillac dealership, he was arrested again, in Vernon, Durand, and other locations around Shiawassee County. HE has been doing this for at least a decade that I can recall. The initial storm of controversy died down quickly when he started doing this and he sort of later became a fixture in our county.

    Some didn't appreciate his approach or his graphic signs, but in a decade, how many women decided to NOT get an abortion because of him.

    Vernacular (none / 0) (#3)
    by sailingconservatively on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 01:21:31 PM EST

    Interesting how the MSM has "reported" this.     The words tragic, senseless death, murdered, brutal and intolerance are conspicuously absent in the copy this far.

     Present are; incident, student lock down, school safety, suspect, shot and well known activist.  

    Also of note are the semantics ANTI ABORTION ACTIVIST vs PRO LIFE SUPPORTER.  

    Balanced? Not so much...

    We need to get busy(er).   Thanks for your attentive reporting on this and being faithful to the dignity to Life.

    In His Service,

    He died doing what he could to protect kids (none / 0) (#4)
    by Republican Michigander on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 04:18:01 PM EST
    God has a special place for people like Jim. I won't comment on Mr. Tiller.

    I am not impressed with the media, and particularly one unneeded story that was published by the Flint Journal.

    As far as the motives, I don't know and don't want to speculate to why. It looks like three people were intended targets, and two of which were killed. Someone is in custody.

    I'll wait for the facts before saying anything more.

    Please fix the headline... (none / 0) (#5)
    by rdww on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 04:58:04 PM EST
    ... so we're not aping the mainstream media's prejudices.  It should read:

    "PRO-LIFE Activist Shot and Killed"

    Blame! (none / 0) (#7)
    by Rougman on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 06:10:01 PM EST
    Can we blame Air America for this like the leftists blamed O'Reilly and Rush for Tiller's murder?

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