While we love and respect our men and women in law enforcement, in the case of 25-year-old Andrew Cecil Schneck, something very strange is going on.
Just days ago, Schneck was caught trying to plant a bomb on a Confederate statue in a Houston area park, and was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, according to federal prosecutors. (Related: The radical left is now calling for the removal of statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.)
Allegedly, a park ranger spotted Schneck kneeling next to a bush in an area around Hermann Park, just inches away from a statue of Richard Dowling, who was a commander in the Confederate army. According to a criminal complaint, Schneck was allegedly “holding two small boxes with various items inside,” including “what appeared to be duct tape and wires.” Schneck was also found with a bottle containing an explosive liquid, which he most likely learned how to create during his time studying chemistry at Austin College. (Related: For more news on domestic terrorism, visit DomesticTerrorism.com.)
When the ranger asked him if he intended to do harm to the Dowling statue, Schneck simply replied that he did not “like that guy.” On the surface, this really doesn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary, considering the fact that the destruction of Confederate statues has become quite common in recent months. But the story doesn’t end there.
Back in 2013, Fox News reported on a series of mysterious FBI raids in homes in both Michigan and Texas. “Federal officials on Monday remained silent on why they raided homes in Texas and Michigan this weekend that property records indicate are owned in part by a Houston art appraiser,” the Fox News article stated.
Allegedly, dozens of agents in protective clothing raided two homes in Houston and a condo in Bryan, a town about 100 miles away. Agents also raided two properties in Michigan: One in the village of Suttons Bay and another in Leland Township.
What made these 2013 raids so mysterious is the fact that the public was given hardly any information, making it seem as though something was being hidden or swept under the rug. It was revealed that authorities conducted two controlled detonations at one of the homes that they raided, but only said that they were destroying a “potentially volatile substance.” Furthermore, at the time, FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap said that she could not comment on the raids because the search warrants related to the investigation had to remain sealed.
Two years later in 2015, LeelanauNews.com ran a story with the headline, “FBI raids led to restitution check, conviction in Texas.” The story states that a restitution check of $159,087 was paid by Andrew Cecil Earhart Schneck, the same man who recently attempted to blow up the Confederate statue in Houston. According to the article, Schneck pleaded guilty on August 15, 2014, to a misdemeanor charge of “not conforming to storage of explosive material.” Although Schneck was sentenced to five years of probation, he was never given a jail sentence.
At the very least, it appears that the FBI has had Andrew Schneck on their radar for several years now, and they were well aware that he was experimenting with explosive chemicals. Needless to say, a bomb going off near Hermann Park in Houston would have been devastating, not just because a historical statue would have been destroyed, but also because lives could have potentially been placed in harm’s way.
The election of Donald Trump may have saved our country from the political disaster that is Hillary Clinton, but there’s no getting around the fact that it has brought out the worst in the left. They are growing more and more radical, and worse, they seem to think that planting bombs and stirring up violence is somehow justified. Law enforcement certainly has their hands full for at least the next four years.