Police seize guns after Los Alamos standoffHmm, high-powered weapons? The 22 or the 9MM- nope that horrible 30-06, and of course there is that increasing paranoia, but you fail to mention WHY the search warrant was issued to begin with as becoming "...increasingly paranoid and outspoken against the lab and the government." Such is not not a crime- or is it?
Ex-LANL physicist being held for psychiatric evaluation
Geoff Grammer | The New Mexican
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 1/15/11
High-powered weapons and ammunition were among the items seized from the home of a former Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist who has become increasingly paranoid and outspoken against the lab and the government.
Los Alamos police trying to serve a warrant arrested Richard Lee Morse, 75, outside his 1350 Bathtub Row home at 11:45 a.m. Thursday when "he just came out to throw some trash away" after nearly 19 hours, according to Los Alamos Capt. Randy Foster.
A search warrant executed Thursday on Morse's home netted the discovery of three guns — a .30-06 rifle, a .22-caliber rifle and a 9 mm Beretta pistol — and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, including 661 rounds for the powerful .30-06 rifle alone. As a condition of his release from jail for a pending criminal case, Morse was not allowed to own a gun.
Thanks Santa Fe New Mexican, this article certainly seems like a hatchet job as you state DEEP in the article, the eighth paragraph in fact, that Mr. Morse was "awaiting trial before Pfeffer on a charge of battery on a peace officer in Los Alamos in August, was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before that case could proceed, but a bed at the Las Vegas, N.M., hospital where that evaluation was to take place was not available until this week."
However, in looking in your site, I could find no previous information, and had to look elsewhere and could only find that on August 3rd, 2010, at:
4:10 p.m. – Richard Morse, 75, of Los Alamos was arrested at 176 Central Park Square and charged with battery following an investigation into a reported trespassing and battery upon an employee of the property owner.Not one word about battery of a peace officer but again, you put deep in the article the complaints he had made to the police about the mysterious killing of his cats, his concern with leaving his house, the surveillance, and the beating he received.
Oh yes, let us not forget the last three paragraphs of this hatchet job:
He added to the Monitor, "This is happening to me because I blew the whistle on the W-76."In fact, Mr. Morse did complain about his serious concerns with the W76, as this link shows and more can be found with this search.
Los Alamos police say they do not intend to charge Morse with any new charges stemming from this week's standoff, but will keep him incarcerated until his psychiatric evaluation.
"Unfortunately because this took so long, that bed that was available for him that started this whole thing has since been filled," Foster said.
You start with the title to bring shock and fear, which I think you used due to the nut in Tucson, say he was against the Los Alamos National Lab and government and then say high powered weapons seized, when there is not one (30-06 rifle was not specified so I am thinking deer rifle), say that the 9MM is "rapid-fire", and over 1000 rounds of which 661 were for the 30-06.
Interestingly worded and put together indeed.