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    ROCHESTER, N.H. - A distraught man wearing what appeared to be a bomb walked into a Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign office Friday and demanded to speak to the candidate during a hostage drama that dragged on for nearly six hours before he peacefully surrendered.

    Shortly after releasing the last of at least four hostages, Leeland Eisenberg walked out of the storefront office, put down a homemade bomb-like package and was immediately surrounded by SWAT team with guns drawn.

    The suspect — clad in gray slacks, white dress shirt and a red tie — was put on the ground, handcuffed and taken two blocks to the police office in the back of a tactical response vehicle.

    The man walked into the office shortly before 1 p.m. and took several hostages, police and witnesses said. He let a woman with an infant go immediately and at least one other woman got out about two hours later.

    Seconds before he surrendered, shortly after 6 p.m., the last hostage walked from the office. The hostage then ran down the street toward the police roadblocks surrounding Clinton's office.

    Police said earlier no one had been injured, and that appeared to still be true at the end.

    Witness Lettie Tzizik told television station WMUR of Manchester that she spoke to the woman who was released first and that she was crying, holding the infant.

    "She said, 'You need to call 911. A man has just walked into the Clinton office, opened his coat and showed us a bomb strapped to his chest with duct tape," Tzizik said.

    Clinton was in the Washington area at the time, but the confrontation brought her campaign to a standstill just five weeks before the New Hampshire primary, one of the first tests of the presidential campaign season. She canceled all appearances, as did her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and the security around her was increased as a precaution.

    The office, in a town of 30,000, is one of many Clinton has around New Hampshire. The campaign said the people taken hostage were volunteers for the campaign.

    A law enforcement official confirmed to The Associated Press earlier that the suspect's name was Leeland Eisenberg, and said Eisenberg was an older man known around the town to be mentally unstable. The official declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the case.

    The official said the man walked into the campaign office and opened his jacket, revealing what appeared to be a pipe bomb, and that he demanded to speak with Clinton. Authorities did not know what Eisenberg wanted to talk to Clinton about.

    They believe the device strapped to the man's chest was made with road flares, not a bomb, the official said.

    Eisenberg made local headlines in March when he held a news conference on the steps of Rochester City Hall to complain about a police policy of placing fliers in unlocked cars warning motorists to lock their doors.

    "This is nothing more than a gimmick to get around the Constitution and go around in the middle of the night upon unsuspecting citizens in their own yard and search their vehicles," Eisenberg said.


    Name: Leeland Eisenberg, formerly known as Ralph E. Woodward, Jr.
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    Family: Married to Lisa (Warren) Eisenberg, although divorce papers were filed on November 27 citing "irreconcilable differences." At least one stepson, whom he told to watch the news today. Mother died before he turned 21; abused by violent, alcoholic father as a child.
    Hometown: Somersworth, N.H.
    Criminal History: Has history of challenging the police. May have served time in the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.
    Legal History: Filed suit against Boston Archbishop Bernard Cardinal Law in 2002 alleging sexual abuse at the hands of Father Richard Buntel.
    Criminal History: Has been arrested and charged with criminal mischief, domestic violence, and violation of a protective order.
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    Leeland Eisenberg, Alleged Hillary Hostage Suspect, Victim Of Priest Sexual Abuse?

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    Leeland Eisenberg, the alleged suspect in the hostage situation at Hillary Clinton's Rochester, New Hampshire campaign office today, may have been sexually abused by a priest in the Boston archdiocese when he was younger.

    In September 2002, a Leeland Eli Eisenberg, formerly known as Ralph E. Woodward, Jr., residing in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, filed suit against Boston Archbishop Bernard Cardinal Law. The suit alleged that around 1982-1983, Father Richard Buntel, a priest at St. Catherine's church in Westford, Massachusetts, would take Eisenberg to the rectory of the church, offer him alcoholic beverages, bring out pornographic material, and sexually molest him.

    On at least one occasion, Eisenberg awoke after drunkenly passing out in Father Buntel's car "to find himself being raped by Father Buntel in the driveway of St. Catherine's rectory," the suit said. At the time, Eisenberg, 21, was "in a state of desperation" over his "homelessness, the loss of his mother, and the abuse he suffered at the hands of his violent, alcoholic father."

    Cardinal Law resigned in December, 2002 over sexual abuse scandals in his archdiocese, just three months after Eisenberg filed the lawsuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Leeland Eisenberg, Alleged Hillary Hostage Suspect, Victim Of Priest Sexual Abuse?

    http://www.bishop-accountability.org...erg-v-RCAB.pdf

    Leeland Eisenberg, the alleged suspect in the hostage situation at Hillary Clinton's Rochester, New Hampshire campaign office today, may have been sexually abused by a priest in the Boston archdiocese when he was younger.

    In September 2002, a Leeland Eli Eisenberg, formerly known as Ralph E. Woodward, Jr., residing in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, filed suit against Boston Archbishop Bernard Cardinal Law. The suit alleged that around 1982-1983, Father Richard Buntel, a priest at St. Catherine's church in Westford, Massachusetts, would take Eisenberg to the rectory of the church, offer him alcoholic beverages, bring out pornographic material, and sexually molest him.

    On at least one occasion, Eisenberg awoke after drunkenly passing out in Father Buntel's car "to find himself being raped by Father Buntel in the driveway of St. Catherine's rectory," the suit said. At the time, Eisenberg, 21, was "in a state of desperation" over his "homelessness, the loss of his mother, and the abuse he suffered at the hands of his violent, alcoholic father."

    Cardinal Law resigned in December, 2002 over sexual abuse scandals in his archdiocese, just three months after Eisenberg filed the lawsuit.
    MSNBC identified him as the town crazy person, Schizophrenic and off his meds, which is why the Po-Po didn't put a bullet in his head. Since he's schizo he was also probably raped by a giant chinken and the Village People.
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    I wonder if the hostages have changed their views on gun control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay View Post
    I wonder if the hostages have changed their views on gun control.
    Well, I've certainly changed my views on giant chickens and the Village People.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay View Post
    I wonder if the hostages have changed their views on gun control.
    Yes, because the mentally unstable man had a constitutional right to threaten the candidate with a loaded gun instead of a bunch of road flares.







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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    Well, I've certainly changed my views on giant chickens and the Village People.


    Thatta good one!

    But that guy sure had a tough life. I feel bad for him. Partic his pick of Hitlery's campaign headquarters. And road flares? Reminds me of Tommy Boy.
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    No winners in a situation like this.

    Poor bastard sounds like he's had a hell of a rough time. If he wasn't a chemically latent schizophrenic from birth, his experiences in life made him that way.

    Question is, what is someone in this kind of trouble doing out in the community without supervision?

    Oh, I remember. Rich countries that can afford to still tend not to look after their sick and needy. That'll be it.
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    Question is, what is someone in this kind of trouble doing out in the community without supervision?
    Constitutionally, we can only have one President at a time.


    Seriously, it's just a problem here in the States. Search this very board for a thread I started titiled "Why Me?" last week. This mentally ill guy checked himself out of the mental wing of the county hospital and got on a bus. He gets off at the gas station in front of the motel I work at. His brother just happens to be driving by and wheels this guy over to my front door and calls their father. The father calls me explaining that his son is off of his meds but nobody can take him back to the home where he lives. The cops don't want to get involved and it's 47 degrees outside and so this family sticks ME with this guy and I have to decide weather to sell him a room or wheel him out to the curb so he can freeze. So I got him a room and the guy just trashed the place, pissing on the bed and smoking at least a pack of cigarettes in a non-smoking room.

    In the 1960s there was a mass closing of mental hospitals in the US that started in New England. While many people in California blame Reagan for closing the States mental facilities the fact is that he was just following a trend that can be traced back to a TV news report by a young Geraldo Riverra about the horrors of mental hospitals. To be fair, they WERE AWFUL and back in the early 1960s it was something out of the dark ages in places live Danvers and Diximont. From that report came a sweeping change in mental healthcare which has been mostly good, Eunice Shreiver used the Kennedy family's considerable power and influcence to reform or shut down most all of the big asylums in the North East, the rest of the country soon followed suit.

    One problem, many of those patients really needed to stay in those places.

    This guy is a prime example of someone who really need to either be in a group home or minimum security facility. When he was on his meds he was fine but the problem is that when these folks feel fine they stop taking their meds and that's when they get into trouble. The family will swear up and down that he's okay as long as he takes his meds but they will not take the extra step to insure that he does. That was the case with my problem-child last week and it is a story we hear over and over again. Reforms are next to impossible to take as well because you have penny-pinching Republicans on one side and mental health advocates on the other side backed by Ted Kennedy so nothing is done.

    And these people are out on the streets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Poor bastard sounds like he's had a hell of a rough time. If he wasn't a chemically latent schizophrenic from birth, his experiences in life made him that way.
    This reminds of a time when my grandfather had to kill a mare that was obviously fucked in the head. He shot her dead and then said, "I should have put her down last year." This was a story that my mother told me. Now I can't spell those burly words that you used, or even understand what they would score in a mean game of scrabble. But I do know that fucked in the head is fucked in the head. Not all horses are cool to ride, some need to be soap. Out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    Constitutionally, we can only have one President at a time.


    Seriously, it's just a problem here in the States. Search this very board for a thread I started titiled "Why Me?" last week. This mentally ill guy checked himself out of the mental wing of the county hospital and got on a bus. He gets off at the gas station in front of the motel I work at. His brother just happens to be driving by and wheels this guy over to my front door and calls their father. The father calls me explaining that his son is off of his meds but nobody can take him back to the home where he lives. The cops don't want to get involved and it's 47 degrees outside and so this family sticks ME with this guy and I have to decide weather to sell him a room or wheel him out to the curb so he can freeze. So I got him a room and the guy just trashed the place, pissing on the bed and smoking at least a pack of cigarettes in a non-smoking room.

    In the 1960s there was a mass closing of mental hospitals in the US that started in New England. While many people in California blame Reagan for closing the States mental facilities the fact is that he was just following a trend that can be traced back to a TV news report by a young Geraldo Riverra about the horrors of mental hospitals. To be fair, they WERE AWFUL and back in the early 1960s it was something out of the dark ages in places live Danvers and Diximont. From that report came a sweeping change in mental healthcare which has been mostly good, Eunice Shreiver used the Kennedy family's considerable power and influcence to reform or shut down most all of the big asylums in the North East, the rest of the country soon followed suit.

    One problem, many of those patients really needed to stay in those places.

    This guy is a prime example of someone who really need to either be in a group home or minimum security facility. When he was on his meds he was fine but the problem is that when these folks feel fine they stop taking their meds and that's when they get into trouble. The family will swear up and down that he's okay as long as he takes his meds but they will not take the extra step to insure that he does. That was the case with my problem-child last week and it is a story we hear over and over again. Reforms are next to impossible to take as well because you have penny-pinching Republicans on one side and mental health advocates on the other side backed by Ted Kennedy so nothing is done.

    And these people are out on the streets.
    I appreciated reading this, Axxman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by track 5 View Post
    This reminds of a time when my grandfather had to kill a mare that was obviously fucked in the head. He shot her dead and then said, "I should have put her down last year." This was a story that my mother told me. Now I can't spell those burly words that you used, or even understand what they would score in a mean game of scrabble. But I do know that fucked in the head is fucked in the head. Not all horses are cool to ride, some need to be soap. Out.
    I'm glad this came in under the wire for 07', because that just has to be the post of the year. Gawd, that had me almost pissing my pants.

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