18 January, 2011

Police seize guns after Los Alamos standoff

Police seize guns after Los Alamos standoff
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.
Hmm, 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?

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."

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.
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.

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.



Sauros said...

To suggest that there is something nefarious about the NNSA represents the height of paranoid schizophrenia. Rhetoric must be toned down, speech shackled to reason, and psychiatric evaluations made as common as flu shots and social security numbers. The fact of the matter is that Richard LEE Morse poses a potential threat to himself and others. He removed his own front teeth under the delusion that they contained microchips. We owe it to him and the community to act preemptively. The government posesses a legitimate monopoly on the use of reasonable force. The wild west is dead and buried. It's time to be civilized.

WP said...

Sauros, produce some facts or links to backup your assertion.

Sauros said...


I might ask you to produce some facts or links to backup your assertion that the article you referenced was a hatchet job, but never mind that. I suggest you take a look at this:

<span> and pay special attention to the pattern of blaming others for problems he himself caused. I'd also suggest you take a look at the comment section. Richard Morse has a typical pattern of mental illness. He causes problems for himself and then blames the government bogeyman. This wretched creature blames ALL of his problems on shadowy forces. He brutalized his cat with a rake and blamed it on THEM. He crashed, lost, and broke laws with multiple vehicles and blamed it on THEM. He refused to show up at court, so naturally it's THEM attacking him again. His AIDS riddled son committed suicide and Morse blamed it on - you guessed it - THEM. He got in domestic disturbances while naked and blamed it on the dreaded THEM. He busts his own teeth out, presumably fearing radio signals from Area 51, and blames it on THEM. See: http://books.google.com/books?id=jyXxmyysU7gC&pg=PA253&dq=radio+signals+teeth+schizophrenia&hl=en&ei=vgE3TYTDK4y6sAOy7Zm4AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=radio%20signals%20teeth%20schizophrenia&f=false</span>
<span>This is a textbook pattern of mental illness, well documented throughout the literature, including the DSM-IV-TR. I refer you to the section on Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder. You must either believe he is the most victimized martyr or a complete nutcase. And why treat him so poorly to begin with? Because of some arcane technical criticism of an old missile design? Such pointless cul-de-sacs of delusion are hallmarks of disordered minds.</span>

WP said...

Sauros, my blog and I put links in on nearly every post. Thanks for the links, but this does not change my complaints about the article- it was writen as a smear. You have spent nearly ten (10) hours on this and produced one link about him that says he is a nutcase. Unless your airline ticket sales are so slow, stick around and read some other posts.

Sauros said...


Actually it took me less than 10 minutes. I could provide more articles that suggest mental illness, but what is the point? You'd simply label them smear pieces. I tend to make a wide ranging amount of information my business.