In a news conference yesterday afternoon, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo took to camera to describe his impression of Larry McQuilliams, the man who terrorized the city of Austin last week by going on a shooting spree in the wee hours of black Friday, armed with a .22 and an AK-47.

Previous information revealed that McQuilliams was a Ron Paul fan with conservative leanings.

“This man, by no means can you call him anything but an extremist. And if you look at what he did, he terrorized a city. He’s just an American terrorist,” said Acevedo.

Police found extremist religious ideology in the vehicle that McQuilliams rented to carry out his shooting spree and investigators found “Vigilantes of Christiandom, the story of the Phineas Priesthood” — a book best known to white supremacy groups — written by a white supremacist to condemn the “mixing of races.”

“The Phineas Priesthood is really not a group or an organization at all. It is a concept,” Mark Potok, Senior Fellow at the civil rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center, told KVUE. “Basically his idea is that if a person performs a so-called Phineas action, which is, meaning to murder people who have relationships across the races, then they are automatically a member of the Phineas Priesthood.” McQuilliams wrote in the book that he was a high priest.

  • ORAXX

    Another great patriot whose crowning achievement in life was being born white.

  • Ratcraft

    He is an idiot / retard who should never see the light of day again. What I don’t get is I get called a white supremacist all the time, I have never heard of this book. I must be lacking.

    • Skippy2000

      You’ll just hafta try harder to keep up with the rest of the class…less.

  • Skippy2000

    Just an excitable boy…

  • Spiderwoman

    Lock him up, put him in the general prison population, and let it be known why he’s there. That should take care of having to spend tax money to feed, clothe, and house this guy for the rest of his life.

  • Pavlov

    Surely that’s enough proof to charge him with a hate crime, right? Which should get him an extra charge, possibly even on the federal level? I agree that he’s an American terrorist, too. Terrorism isn’t limited to foreigners.

    • freakycatlady

      It is not limited by anything, that is what most people almost forget. Bad people do bad things, it does not matter the gender, race or random other fact someone wants to spout out about the person.