Right-Wing Gunman Was Headed For ACLU And Tides Groups
Byron Williams, the ex-con who was in a shoot-out with the California highway patrol earlier this week, was headed to the ACLU and the Tides Center. Tides aggregates money from wealthy donors to distribute to worthy charitable organizations. Williams said he wanted to “start a revolution.”
After he was wounded and taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, Williams told investigators “his intention was to start a revolution by traveling to San Francisco and killing people of importance at the Tides Foundation and the ACLU,” Oakland police Sgt. Michael Weisenberg wrote in a court affidavit.
The unemployed carpenter has two strikes – one for a 2001 bank robbery in Madera County and the other for a 1995 bank robbery in Washington state. That means he faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of a third strike in connection with the shootout. He is being held without bail.Click here for reuse options!
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