White Supremacist Blows Leg Off Making Bombs

White Supremacist Blows Leg Off Making Bombs August 7, 2015

From the Department of Schadenfreude: A white supremacist from New York has been arrested after he blew off his own leg while making illegal explosives. Kinda reminds me of the guy in Iraq teaching young jihadists how to be suicide bombers who blew himself and the whole class up.

An upstate New York man who blew his leg off in his garage making improvised explosive devices will be held in federal custody without bail because law enforcement found white supremacist paraphernalia and believe he’s dangerous, WGRZ reports.

Michael O’Neill, 45, a former Niagara County corrections officer, is accused of making seven bombs and was arrested two weeks ago after one of the devices accidentally went off. O’Neill was rushed to a hospital where his leg had to be amputated. He was the only one injured, WGRZ reports.

“Luckily, he is detained,” Assistant U.S. Attorney John Alsup told Time Warner Cable News. “He is no longer at large in the community with or without some of the physical disabilities he’s going to have going forward, but luckily for the community, he only hurt himself.”

Pictures of the KKK, Nazi imagery and the Confederate flag were found inside his home, which he lives in with his stepfather, William Ross, who chairs the Niagara County Legislature, WGRZ reports.

There’s no such thing as karma, of course, but I’m going to have a difficult time dredging up any sympathy.

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  • Ace_of_Sevens

    Yet brown people successfully make bombs all the time. Supremacist, my ass.

  • Kevin R. Cross

    Why HAVE any sympathy? When an idiot does something to himself in the process of seeking to harm others, sympathy is a waste of energy better put towards other things.

  • Jim Atkins

    He’s not a terrorist, he’s just an excitable boy. Nothing to see here. Move along.

  • Synfandel

    Is he still able to procreate? There might be a Darwin in it for him.

    • cassandraoftroy

      He certainly qualifies for an Honorable Mention, at least.

  • Abby Normal

    Alternate Headline: White Power Made Even More Lame By Black Powder

  • Phillip IV

    I hope it was the right leg, at least – otherwise he’ll suffer the added indignity of being involuntarily left-leaning from now on.

  • ArtK

    Remember, though, he’s not a terrorist. He’s a lone wolf and mentally disturbed. Probably hates Christians.[/snark]

  • Laurie

    I’m so thrilled to hear this. LOL. The only unfortunate thing about this is he didn’t Blow up his dumb fucker, right, wing idiot friends as well. Because, the lone wolf never existed. White male terrorists groups are organized through right wing blog sites. Since 911, in the US more people have been killed by white, right wing, domestic terrorists than any other group. This kind of dissatisfaction with government over socialism started in the 1970’s. After the Nixon fiasco the republican party created think tanks to help them figure out how to keep the republican party relevant. Advice from these right wing think tanks. Court the religious right, White males who felt left out of the civil rights and women’s movements, poor uneducated whites, Gerrymander the districts in favor of the conservative vote and some dixiecrats (racist, white, democrats) came over to the republican party. And they’ve been corrupting the electoral system ever since. And now, due to the grid locked 2 party system we can not shake fuck nut, crazy. So, I
    say this.
    We need to campaign for the dismantling of the GOP. The time for cooperation on the liberal side is over. The republicans have proven dangerous for the country. There has to come a time when a party is soo far gone that we must take control of it and dismantle it. There is absolutely no reason to show the Republicans or their Party the slightest modicum of respect any longer. I’m done with your Fascist, Savage Ignorance. REPUBLICANS ARE TRAITORS!!! Their constituency included for aiding and abetting. 1- Irony: The right is wrong about everything!!!! And we are living that irony. 2- STOP VOTING FOR THE GOP!!!!! We need to Ridicule Republicans out of office. Break out the pitchforks Progressives!! It’s time. FFS

  • Laurie

    FREE YOUR MINDS!!! Isn’t this what we always complain about after we vote a main stream “Front Runner” Democrat in? How you can’t expect them to be scrupulous. We overlook Hillary’s evasive non answers until she is president? Women are so enamored by the possibility of a woman president they overlook that she can’t really be trusted. “That is what the campaign season is for Hillary, to allow the citizenry to vet you as a candidate for president”. Aren’t we tired of settling for the elite’s lap dogs, for a few crumbs? Wouldn’t it be great if we could change things without bloodshed, a peaceful revolution? When are we going to vote for the statesman we complain we never get? When there is one right in front of us? Stop making excuses for not having a real progressive statesman in office. Stop over thinking the elections and vote your convictions as a progressive and vote for the most progressive candidate we have. Bernie Sanders For President 2016. Do you want a progressive in the White House? There is only one way that can happen. Civics
    101: The Primary Vote. The primary vote is the most important and the most neglected in our electoral system. The primaries are where We The People choose who our “Front Runner” is. Hillary Clinton is no more a “Front Runner” than Bernie Sanders. This is just media propaganda funneling our vote for a conservative, corporate, Wall Street friendly Dem. We all know where Hillary stands on this. Bernie Sanders is a true statesman working with the Democratic Party as a democrat candidate. He has been approved by the DNC to run on their ticket. If a progressive wins the primary by a wide margin over any other candidate then the DNC will have no choice but, to nominate them. The plain and simple truth of the matter, THIS is how our system works, all propaganda aside. The country is coming out in droves to see Bernie in overflowing auditoriums. Even in conservative states he’s climbing and beating Hillary in the polls. If Bernie won the primaries I believe he would win the presidency, the country is ripe for a progressive, we are starving for it. Stop! Buying into and spreading the propaganda “We can’t have a progressive for president”. Because, that is all it is, propaganda. Not Reality. So, I say let’s “HACK THE SYSTEM BY USING IT!!!! GET OUT THE PROGRESSIVE PRIMARY VOTE!!!!”
    THIS is how we SHOULD be talking the elections. Let’s not fall victim to the Billion Dollar, Propaganda media telling us who to vote for. That is relinquishing our citizen and civic responsibility. Our system, the primaries, the protocol of voting, IS REALITY. Learn and stick to the plan, the basics, all propaganda aside.
    Please, share, share, share and repost this everywhere. If you like my message and you think it is important for others to see, be my guest and pass it on. I’m trying to change the way we look and think about our electoral system. But, I’m ill and lack the technical skills to be more effective so, I’m counting on all of you to help. We need a massive get out the progressive primary vote like we haven’t seen in generations.

    • abb3w

      So I’m sorry if I keep harping on moderation issues, but I’m wondering what Ed Brayton’s stance is on cut-and-paste and self-plagiarism?

    • Kermit Freehand

      I’m sorry, I wasn’t listening. Could you repeat that?

    • Cozmo the Magician

      And this pile of BS has exactly WHAT to do with the story posted? Clean up in isle 4, looks like a troll just puked again.

  • _Arthur

    Well, now he has a new stump to worry about…

  • Cozmo the Magician

    Oh wtf, I can’t resist….. Looks like his Karma ran over his Dogma.

  • Grady Elliott

    Of course, at the time of his arrest, the suspect was still fully armed.

  • Robin Pilger

    “Pictures of the KKK, Nazi imagery and the Confederate flag….”

    More evidence that the CBF is all about heritage.

  • shay simmons

    As the instructor in the IED training I attended a few years back remarked, “Home-made explosives tend to be a self-resolving issue.”

  • Harsh justice of Murphy’s Law.

  • Laurent Weppe

    Correction officer?

    Whoever hired such a guy as lot to answer for.

  • democommie@gmail.com

    I only haz a sad that he wasn’t holding one of his nail filled IED when it detonated.

  • StevoR

    Actually Ed it sure sounds like karma at work here to me! In the metaphorical sense if not the religious one.

  • Chuck Farley

    Ashamed to say this is my neck of the woods, again. This area seems to churn out some terrible people.