Via Rare comes a report that police have arrested one of the first responders to last month’s fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
More details here, but I want to offer a serious caution: there is even less information than usual right now about the arrest, whether it is justified, or even whether it’s germane to the original explosion. What we know is that a guy was arrested, and that the charge is “possession of a destructive device” (reportedly a pipe bomb). Obviously, IF this story checks out then it changes pretty much everything that we knew about the incident… and, bluntly: a bunch of people who wanted to use this to score partisan points are going to have to apologize to both the State of Texas and Governor Rick Perry. Personally. I note this not to be a jerk, but… actually, no, I note this pretty much just to be a jerk.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 10, 2013