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    "I Hate America" - L.A. Arsonist

    Harry Burkhart, Arson Suspect, Said 'I Hate America' During Detention (VIDEO)

    Harry Burkhart, Arson Suspect, Said 'I Hate America' During Detention


    A disturbing picture is beginning to emerge about the troubled young man suspected of lighting dozens of arson fires in Los Angeles throughout the New Year's Eve weekend.

    Harry Burkhart, a 24-year-old German man and the suspected LA arsonist, may have been protesting his mother's deportation when he started on a fire-bombing spree last Friday. Burkhart lived with her on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood until she was arrested last week. Her departure could have fanned the flames for someone who has been described by neighbors as "not completely normal" and whose outbursts made him a memorable figure for federal officials.
    Trouble started for the pair after Burkhart's mother, Dorothee, was arrested by deputy U.S. marshals on Dec. 28 on a provisional arrest warrant from Germany, according to the Associated Press. The Los Angeles Times notes that she is now in federal custody in Los Angeles, and is due in court Tuesday afternoon.
    Ordinarily, provisional arrest warrants are issued because of outstanding criminal warrants in other countries. While it isn't known what Dorothee is wanted for in Germany, she was facing deportation proceedings in the U.S. immediately before the first arson attacks struck Hollywood, according to ABC News.
    In fact, it was Harry Burkhart's involvement in his mother's deportation proceedings that led to him being recognized by State Department staffers.
    According to the Los Angeles Times, officials involved in the deportation case said that Burkhart had recently "erupted in a tirade, spewing angry anti-American statements" at his mother's hearing. The scene may have made him more memorable to the authorities who eventually contacted the LA Arson Task Force when they recognized him in an LAPD-released surveillance video of the arson suspect.
    The identity tip led to a description of the car Burkhart would be driving (a blue Dodge minivan), which is what he was spotted in when a part-time reserve sheriff's deputy detained him early Monday morning.
    During Burkhart's detention, he told authorities "I hate America," according to ABC News. He was arrested later that day and currently faces one count of arson. He is being held without bail.
    UPDATE:
    In her court appearance on Tuesday, Dorothee Burkhart appeared distressed and asked often for her son, reports Hollywood Patch. The mother of the suspected arsonist called him "mentally ill" and brought up "German Nazis," although it's unclear how the Third Reich is related to her case.

    Hollywood Patch has more on the charges Dorothee Burkhart faces in Germany:
    A warrant for Dorothee Burkhart's arrest was issued in Germany in 2007, according to court papers.
    She is accused of subletting apartments that she did not own, failing to pay rent and security deposits on other locations, and defrauding a Frankfurt cosmetic surgeon out of the equivalent of about $10,000 for breast augmentation surgery she never paid for, according to a provisional arrest warrant.
    Dorothee Burkhart is set to be extradited to Germany, while her son Harry is due in Los Angeles court on Wednesday, reports the LA Times.

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    Notice how the US media assiduously avoids saying that actually Harry Burkhardt is a fundamentalist Jew, who had his dreads lopped off shortly before his arson spree. Surely the most ungrateful wretches in the world, those people.

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    a savant with a zippo.

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    ^^geez Sabang, where'd you find that tidbit. I looked high and low and could only find something about a guy named Shlomo that recently gave him a haircut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    Shlomo that recently gave him a haircut
    Schlomo cut off his flowing 'locks' - learn your djoospeak.

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    Arson Suspect, Said 'I Hate America' During Detention
    Well I never, lock him up and throw away the key.

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    Deport him like they did his mom and let the Krauts handle it.

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    think he is also wanted
    on arsonist charges in Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    think he is also wanted
    on arsonist charges in Germany.
    Well then...I think the Krauts want him.

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