FRC Attack: Floyd Corkins May Get 45 Years in Prison; SPLC to Get Life Sentence on MSNBC
April 26, 2013 - 8:40 am
The man who attacked the Family Research Council intending to kill as many people as possible should spend a very long time in prison, before Columbia University hands him and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev adjoining offices and visiting professorships.
Prosecutors recommended in court papers that the Herndon man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council be sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Floyd Lee Corkins II went to the conservative organization’s Chinatown-area headquarters on Aug. 15 with the intention of killing as many people as he could, according to court documents. But his plan to commit mass violence was thwarted by Leonardo Johnson, a security guard shot by Corkins.
Corkins pleaded guilty in February to three charges, including committing an act of terrorism while armed. He is scheduled to be sentenced in D.C. federal court on April 29.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate map,” which Corkins says inspired him and helped him plan the attack, is still online. It still literally targets the Family Research Council. How the group, which characterizes the half the country that still opposes gay marriage as haters, can still have a “Teaching Tolerance” link on their page remains a question that none of its spokesmen will ever be asked in any of their near daily appearances on various comically insane shows on MSNBC.