Further to this post from yesterday, about the census worker killed in Kentucky, here’s Rachel Maddow’s report last night:
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Apart from the obvious possibility of this murder being fueled by anti-government sentiment, I was thinking it might have been about drugs — the area is known for its meth labs and pot farms. And seriously, I would rather think it was because of something like that, because the other alternative is terrifying.
But the “Copperhead Road” scenario seems a little unlikely considering that the last thing anyone running an illegal operation would want to do is bring teams of cops into the area for a murder investigation. If this poor guy stumbled onto a meth lab, they’d more likely have shot him and quietly buried the body somewhere. Hanging the guy and writing “FED” on his chest is (obviously) meant to attract attention and send a message. The fact that the FBI has kept the story quiet for so long is also ominous. And all the blind, brain-damaged rage and hysteria that’s been whipped up about the census, ACORN, FEMA camps etc., is probably enough to put any census worker in danger.