Excerpted from “Destructive device found along Spokane MLK parade route” By the CNN Wire Staff, CNN, January 18, 2011 9:19 p.m. EST
[SIZE="+2"]A[/SIZE] backpack containing a potentially deadly device capable of inflicting "multiple casualties" was found in Spokane, Washington, along the route of a Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. parade, the FBI said Tuesday.
The device was discovered Monday morning by three parade workers before the event, FBI supervisory agent Frank Harrill told CNN. The city's explosives disposal unit neutralized the device. …
WTF? Is there really someone or someones so reactionary, so out-of-touch with America's inevitable direction, so hateful that they would really attack a parade, a parade (!) with the children and the balloons and the laughter and the joy for celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.
Some people want to tell us that King's crusade has succeeded and is over. When explosive laden backpacks stop being found along MLK Day parade routes we'll reconsider, until then, it's not over.