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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Milkwaukee Sikh Temple Shooter Died From Self-Inflicted Wounds; Girlfriend Arrested For Illegal Gun Possession

Wade Michael Page is seen in a mugshot handed out by the FBI. (Photo Courtesy)

Wade Michael Page is seen in a mugshot handed out by the FBI. (Photo Courtesy)

The FBI in Milwaukee is now saying that the temple shooting suspect, Wade Michael Page, died when he shot himself in the head after being wounded by police on Sunday.

Officials have confirmed that they are investigating Page’s link to white supremacist groups as a possible motive.

The FBI Special Agent In Charge Of Milwaukee, Teresa Carlson, told reporters that the FBI is constrained by how much monitoring they can do of extremists.

“This is an issue where law enforcement has to continually balance civil liberties, the rights that every U.S. citizen has to think what they want, believe what they want and say what they want. Obviously we cannot investigate people for any of those things. So no matter how horrendous or reprehensible those things might be, until somebody threatens, or there’s a threat of violence, we cannot open an investigation on them,” says special agent Carlson.

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  • http://twitter.com/mofycbsj Brian

    At least he shot one person who deserved it.

  • Kate

    Why are  police and FBI raids throughout the country, waving warrants for “anarchist literature” and “black clothing” largely ignored by the national media outlets and allowed to continue while violent fascists and white supremacists are protected over and over by federal and local officials as free speech?

  • Marc

    MS. Carlson of the Milwaukee FBI office, if you can’t monitor extremists perhaps you should talk with the folks at Google.  

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