Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Was a census worker lynched?

The AP is reporting that a census worker has been found hanged to death.

WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery, and a law enforcement official told The Associated Press the word 'fed" was scrawled on the dead man's chest.

The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found Sept. 12 in a remote patch of the Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky. The Census has suspended door-to-door interviews in rural Clay County, where the body was found, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Investigators are still trying to determine whether the death was a killing or a suicide, and if a killing, whether the motive was related to his government job or to anti-government sentiment.
If this was a homicide, is it possible that the person(s) responsible for this thought they were fighting oppression.


abbee lee said...

No way, how terrible is that? I hope the FBI can get more details. That word FED scrawled on his chest is gruesome. What kind of person would do that?

Bongo Bob said...

This is a direct result of Michelle Bachmann & Glenn Beck's rabid idiocy.

Hume's Ghost said...

I wouldn't jump to any conclusions until all the evidence is in.

Even if it is the result of anti-government sentiment, it wouldn't necessarily be a result of Bachmann and Beck's anti-government rhetoric.