Part of it:
Those who know Roeder said he believed that killing abortion doctors was an act of justifiable homicide.
"I know that he believed in justifiable homicide," said Regina Dinwiddie, a Kansas City anti-abortion activist who made headlines in 1995 when she was ordered by a federal judge to stop using a bullhorn within 500 feet of any abortion clinic. "I know he very strongly believed that abortion was murder and that you ought to defend the little ones, both born and unborn."
Dinwiddie said she met Roeder while picketing outside the Kansas City Planned Parenthood clinic in 1996. Roeder walked into the clinic and asked to see the doctor, Robert Crist, she said.
"Robert Crist came out and he stared at him for approximately 45 seconds," she said. "Then he (Roeder) said, 'I've seen you now.' Then he turned his back and walked away, and they were scared to death. On the way out, he gave me a great big hug and he said, 'I've seen you in the newspaper. I just love what you're doing.'^"
Roeder also was a subscriber to Prayer and Action News, a magazine that advocated the justifiable homicide position, said publisher Dave Leach, an anti-abortion activist from Des Moines, Iowa.
"I met him once, and he wrote to me a few times," Leach said. "I remember that he was sympathetic to our cause, but I don't remember any details."
Leach said he met Roeder in Topeka when he went there to visit Shelley Shannon, who was in prison for the 1993 shooting of Tiller.
"He told me about a lot of conspiracy stuff and showed me how to take the magnetic strip out of a five-dollar bill," Leach said. "He said it was to keep the government from tracking your money."
Roeder, who in the 1990s was a manufacturing assemblyman, also was involved in the "Freemen" movement.
As some media sources have pointed out, Roeder posted on a message board with the suggestion that people should show up at Tiller's Church, it's also been reported that anti-abortion protesters had shown up on a frequent basis to protest outside the church.
Tiller had recently reported threats were increasing, he had a body guard who was not at church. It's not clear if the body guard never accompanied him to church or for some reason did not this particular Sunday. It's also clear there are people now saying that there should have been "red flags" about Roeder, and while Wichita police Detective Tom Stoltz has stated, "At this time we feel this is an act of an isolated individual" -- I don't agree with that, you have groups that readily admit in public that they advocate/justifying killing doctors who perform abortions and consider it "justifiable homicide" -- you have publications out there advocating it -- it's fairly easy to realize if there were groups advocating terrorism here in the US, openly talking about killing people and even having publications that advocate this, there would be a heck of a lot more action taken.
I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe if you have a group that is advocating violence and murder? That should warrant a bit more action. It's not as if this is anything new, it's been known for decades, that some believe this and this is not the first time someone had tried to kill Dr. George Tiller, Shelley Shannon is still in prison from the 1993 attempt. Whether you feel this type of action is Domestic Terrorism or not, who's really watching these groups, is a question that should be asked...