The cops bag another right wing extremist.
Convicted felon Byron Williams loaded up his mother's Toyota Tundra with guns, strapped on his body armor and headed to
late Saturday night with one thing in mind: to kill workers at the American Civil Liberties Union and an environmental foundation, prosecutors say. San Francisco
Williams, an anti-government zealot on parole for bank robbery, had hoped to "start a revolution" with the bloodshed at the ACLU and the Tides Foundation in
, authorities said. San Francisco
But before he made it to the city, Williams was stopped at early Sunday by California Highway Patrol officers for speeding and driving erratically on westbound Interstate 580 west of
Grand Avenuein . Oakland
Police say he then initiated a chaotic, 12-minute gunbattle with officers, firing a 9mm handgun, a .308-caliber rifle and a shotgun. He reloaded his weapons when he ran out of ammunition and stopped only after officers shot him in areas of his body not covered by his bullet-resistant vest, authorities said.
There is no evidence that this character owned a tricornered hat, dressed up like Ben Franklin or protested the Great Imaginary Tax Hike of 2009 but he seems to fit the profile of the various odd group of malcontents known as birthers, oath keepers, baggers and Militia members.
Chalk it up as another probable Bagger off the Streets.