June 10, 2009

James W Von Brunn, Holocaust Museum Shooting Suspect

The shooter in the Holocaust Museum shooting has been identified as James W Von Brunn, and there is a wealth of information about this man online.. he is apparently well known within white supremacist circles, many web pages can be found about him. Here is some information on the sad, sad man, who thankfully was not able to accomplish much today. All thoughts and prayers go to the guard who was injured in the shooting.

James W Von Brunn, Holocaust Museum Shooting Suspect

from his bio posted on askart.com:

"The von Brunn/Wenneker families migrated from Germany/Austria c. 1845, settling in St. Louis, Missouri. James von Brunn's father, Elmer, was superintendent of Scullin Steel Mill. During WWII he designed, and supervised a 40mm shell plant for the U.S. government in Houston, Texas. His wife Hope Wenneker von Brunn, educated at Hosmer Hall, was a homemaker and accomplished pianist. They had two children, James (JvB) and Alyce. The family spent summer months at Piasa. Illinois, where JvB roamed the limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, hunted snakes and turtles in the willows along its banks, and collected Indian artifacts. His grandmother Wenneker (grossemutter) gave him an oil paint set for his 7th birthday. His inspiration to paint came from Scribner Illustrated Classics and painters such as Pyle, Schoonover, and Wyeth. But his painting, because of his love of athletics, was confined to days of inclement weather. During the hiatus between high school and college he hitchhiked through Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico."

And here is an excerpt from the rather loopy bio of his rather loopy white supremacist website, holywesternempire.org:

"James W. von Brunn holds a BachSci Journalism degree from a mid-Western university where he was president of SAE and played varsity football.
During WWII he served as PT-Boat captain, Lt. USNR, receiving a Commendation and four battle stars. For twenty years he was an advertising executive and film-producer in New York City. He is a member of Mensa, the high-IQ society.
In 1981 von Brunn attempted to place the treasonous Federal Reserve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent, citizens arrest. He was tried in a Washington, D.C. Superior Court; convicted by a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison for eleven years by a Jew judge. A Jew/Negro/White Court of Appeals denied his appeal. He served 6.5 years in federal prison. He is now an artist and author and lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore."

James W Von Brunn, Holocaust Museum Shooting Suspect

Posted at June 10, 2009 2:23 PM

I hope his death is imminent, and is slow and painful. I hope his MDs and nurses are all Jewish/African American/Other, and are merciless. I hope his pain medication is deliberately forgotten, and I hope someone forgets to use the hand sanitizer, and has just finished dealing with another patient that is suffering with MRSA. Amen.

Posted by: Susan at June 10, 2009 3:19 PM

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent members of its National Capital Response Squad, including agents and team members on SWAT, Evidence Recovery, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, to provide on scene support,” said John Perren, the Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office’s Counterterrorism Division. “The situation is fluid and therefore no other statements will be made at this time.”

Posted by: Giorgio at June 10, 2009 3:23 PM

Mr.VonBrunn also lives at 413 Trippe Ave. in Easton, MD 21601. His phone number, and I suggest that everyone call to leave their condolences (that was said with a heavy dose of sarcasm), is (410) 822-7215. I hope his family is ready to vacate the dreadful US of A, as it doesn't seem to meet their expectations. I think Germany would be much more hospitable.

Posted by: Susan at June 10, 2009 3:24 PM

Holocaust Museum shooting...
The video from the scene:Holocaust Museum shooting-video

Posted by: at June 10, 2009 3:24 PM

Holocaust Museum shooting...
The video from the scene:Holocaust Museum shooting-video

Posted by: alex at June 10, 2009 3:24 PM

His acts are horrendous. However, I hope for none of the things mentioned above because that makes us no better. I hope his healthcare providers are Jewish and/or African American. However, I hope they carry the banner that says, "Do no harm"...

Posted by: at June 10, 2009 3:25 PM

The guy does not look 89 yo, he appears in the 40's. What is going on? FBI is sending the most lethal assets, the guy kept young...

Posted by: Giorgio at June 10, 2009 3:26 PM

Actually I preferthat Mr. Von Brunn survives his gun shot wounds so that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security can interrogate him about his specific ties with white supremist groups and potential domestic terrorist cells - he is perhaps a key resource to uncover and prevent further hate crime domestic terrorist acts. If nothing more, he will spend the rest of his natural life in prison.

Posted by: Neil Robertson at June 10, 2009 3:30 PM

I can't believe that happened. It's sad that such hate exists in the country, in the world...

Posted by: Chrystal K. at June 10, 2009 6:11 PM

I was at a right wing blog that Blamed Obama for this. Can someone please explain the connection to me?

Posted by: Chris R at June 10, 2009 6:24 PM

I don't believe in fighting hate with hate.....we should learn from this but not wish him all this evil said here....Evil with Evil equals more evil...you hateful people out there, are not better than this guy!

Posted by: kevin at June 10, 2009 7:25 PM

This is the fruit of our democracy, that allows for hateful groups to exist. There should be a law against "hate".....since it only destroys humanity.....so much for America's democracy...the democracy of "hate".

Posted by: kevin at June 10, 2009 7:27 PM

The guy should be tried, convicted and punished according to the law. It will be interesting to watch the outpouring of demands for strong, immediate action from the left, while they free terrorists from Gitmo and release them into our population and prisons to indoctrinate others. What about the president's policy of "sitting down and talking" and continually apologizing to terrorist nations? It won't work any better with them than it would with white supremists.

Posted by: Indpendent Voter at June 11, 2009 8:13 AM

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