In January, someone planted a shrapnel-filled pipe bomb along the planned route of a parade commemorating Martin Luther King Day. The device was discovered by parade workers (you know, some of the public employees that are under such a virulent attack by Koch-fueled Republicans) and defused before it could harm any parade-goers.
This week, an arrest was made in the case. One Kevin Harpham was arrested for illegal possession of an explosive device and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
As the Southern Poverty Law Center reports, as recently as late 2004, Harpham was a member of the neo-Nazi/white supremacist group National Alliance. Because of the secretive nature of such organizations, so far it is unclear how long Harpham was a member before that time, or if he still is a member.
As recently at fall 2006, Russell Pearce, then a state representative, now president of the Arizona State Senate, campaigned for reelection by forwarding emails from...wait for it...