Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tiller shooting suspect’s bond increased

"A judge took possible threats from the man accused of killing George Tiller seriously enough that he raised his bond to $20 million, according to a transcript released Tuesday. During the June 10 telephone call, Judge Warren Wilbert cited comments made by 51-year-old Scott Roeder of Kansas City to the media days earlier, saying those remarks cast “a different light” on the suspect. Roeder said on June 7, “I know there are many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal.” In raising the bond from $5 million, Wilbert expressed concern about whether Roeder would “perpetuate, participate or enact any more violence on his own or in concert with others.” He also found that Roeder was a flight risk."

Good. We need to take criminals at their word when they threaten further violence.