The shooting took place at the offices of the Family Research Council, which is located at 801 G Street, about a block west of the Verizon Center.
A source tells ABC7′s Scott Thuman that the suspect is Floyd Corkin, 28, of Virginia.
FRC Shooter, Floyd Corkin
Sources say Corkin walked into the Family Research Council and said “It’s not about you, it’s about the policy,” and then shot the guard.
The guard, who was shot in the shoulder, was conscious and breathing after the incident.
The suspect was taken into custody by the FBI and was being interviewed. Authorities later found his vehicle at the East Falls Church Metro station.
When, oh, when, will the lamestream media begin to do their jobs? Will we see this story on the NBC Nightly News or World News Tonight? We shall see. Oh, and did you hear? Authorities found Chick-fil-A paraphernalia in the suspect’s car. Gee, wonder what those implications are? /sarc
Today on such a solemn occasion, Megyn Kelly was on the air for an extended weekend version of America Live to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01. This has to be one of the most poignant and moving segments of any of the shows today, and of course it had to be on the best daytime cable show, Megyn Kelly’s America Live.
Megyn’s guest was Alice Hoagland, who is the mother of Mark Bingham (although the chyron, I believe, incorrectly indicated his name as Matt Bingham), one of the heroes of United flight 93, and she has been one of the most vocal proponents of the heroes of flight 93.
Bingham, along with Jeremy Glick and Todd Beamer, were just 3 of the stalwart patriots who decided to take charge and be the deciders of their own fates. They all knew they were probably going to die, but refused to let it happen on the terrorists’ terms. They recruited as many willing passengers aboard United 93 as they could to gather with them, collect make-shift weapons, and summon the courage and will to rush the terrorists, reclaim the cockpit and control of the airplane, and most likely save the lives of hundreds on the ground in D.C. They did so selflessly, probably knowing all too well their fates were sealed.
One side of me thinks I should be stunned, but then the other side smacks me, shouts “WAKE UP” and reminds me of just who Obama is – a person who is ambivalent about this nation’s exceptionalism, the greatness of her warriors, and the honor, intelligence and patriotism of her citizens.
Earlier in the week, Fraternal Order of Police National President Chuck Canterbury sent a letter expressing his “profound disappointment” with the invitation and followed it up with a phone call reminding Mr. Obama’s staff that National Police Week is “a time to honor law-enforcement officers for their service and sacrifice.”
I had such a great time, and working on uploading/editing my photos and videos from the weekend. I hope all my new friends will feel the same as I, and know that we are all part of something that is larger than ourselves.
God bless the U.S.A.
UPDATE 9/1/10: Here’s a fantastic slideshow, courtesy of the boyz over at HillBuzz: