By Mark Ames
An eye-opening examine the phenomenon of college and office shootings in the US, Going Postal explores the rage-murder phenomenon that has plagued — and baffled — the United States for the final 3 a long time, and gives a few provocative solutions to the oft-asked query, "Why?" through juxtaposing the historic position of rage in the USA with the social weather that has existed because the Nineteen Eighties — while Reaganomics started to widen the space among govt and average-worker gains — the writer crafts a resounding argument that those schoolyard and workplace massacres should be obvious as modern day slave rebellions. He offers many desirable and unforeseen situations intimately. Like slave rebellions, those massacres are doomed, gory, occasionally even inadvertently comedian, and grossly misunderstood. taking on the place Bowling for Columbine left off, this publication seeks to set those murders of their right context and thereby show their which means.
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But even if that theory is accepted, the bottle of blood is still baffling. Why would Kelly’s killers drain some of his blood and leave it in a bottle in a wombat hole? Was it intended to have been spread somewhere else to confuse investigators or remove the Guthries from suspicion? Was it to mock up a body-less suicide scene or to be drizzled somewhere after some time had passed to pretend Kelly was still alive? Maybe the bottle of blood had been part of a crime scene clean-up, although it’s hard to imagine a method of murder that is bloody but results in only 80 millilitres of blood leaving the body.
About a decade before the Sunnybank heist, Kelly had worked with Guthrie in a tree-lopping business. And police believed just days after the heist Ian Guthrie moved north to Queensland to hang out with Kelly. Ian described Kelly as a ‘great bloke’. There was less love for Kelly emanating from police headquarters. As far as Queensland detectives were concerned they had a prime suspect brazenly playing victim and a two-million-dollar hole in their credibility as guardians of law and order. One of the puzzles they had to solve in addition to catching the culprits was ascertaining where the millions had gone.
Guthrie jumped back into the ute’s cabin to drive away and police fired two shots of chemical reagent through the windscreen. Officers tackled Guthrie but he fought back and violently resisted arrest. The arresting police noticed him trying to grab at something inside his trousers. They were later shocked to find a magnum pistol in his waistband and bullets in his pockets. The officers took offence at Guthrie’s apparent willingness to have a shootout with police in order to escape arrest and expressed their disappointment with his attitude.