Sunday, April 05, 2009


This is truly a sad, sad story. A good-looking 22-year-old kid kisses his life good-bye and takes the lives of three good men with him. He couldn't make it in school. He couldn't make it in the military. He failed in a relationship. He couldn't even make it in his own mother's house. On top of that, he has a stockpile of weapons and ammo, sells them online, believes the paranoid rantings of right-wing lunatics and tells his friends - yet no one saw him as a loose cannon. This is truly a tragedy.

Who Is Richard Poplawski?
Friends, Family Talk About Pittsburgh Suspect In Police Officers' Triple-Killing
POSTED: 6:17 pm EDT April 4, 2009
UPDATED: 3:13 pm EDT April 5, 2009

PITTSBURGH -- The man accused of fatally shooting three Pittsburgh police officers and injuring two others was alternately described by friends as "an easygoing, fun-loving guy" and a known gun enthusiast who was prepared to die after he woke up on a bright spring Saturday morning.

Between volleys of gunfire at his Stanton Heights home, Richard "Pop" Poplawski, 22, was apparently calling friends and family.

"He just told my nephew, Billy, that he was shot twice -- one in the arm, once in the leg," aunt Marianne Klimczyk told WTAE Channel 4's Bob Mayo. "He just told him to tell everybody that 'I love them' because he didn't think that he was going to get out of there alive."

Childhood friend Edward Perkovic said he spoke to Poplawski via telephone at about 8:30 a.m.

"What he said to me today was, 'Eddie, I'm going to die today. Tell your family I love them and I love you.' And I heard gunshots and he hung up the phone," Perkovic said. "This was a complete surprise to me and my family and everyone's families that were friends with him. Nobody ever expected something like this from him."

Perkovic said Poplawski feared "the Obama gun ban that's on the way" and "didn't like our rights being infringed upon."

"He wasn't involved in any gangs, any militias. He believed in his right to bear arms. He believed that hard economic times were going to put forward gun bans," Perkovic said.

Suspect Owned Several Guns, Supply Of Ammunition

Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper said Poplawski was armed with a high-powered assault rifle and a pistol, and he had a significant amount of ammunition as he allegedly fired out of his bedroom window on Fairfield Street.

According to the police criminal complaint obtained by WTAE Channel 4 Action News on Sunday, Poplawski's mother said her son has been "stockpiling guns and ammunition, buying and selling the weapons online because he believed that as a result of economic collapse, the police were no longer able to protect society."

Poplawski's mother said her son enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps a few years ago but was discharged for assaulting a drill sergeant in basic training. Since his discharge, Poplawski's mother said her son had been stockpiling weapons, according to the criminal complaint.

"He wasn't fully a Marine. He got a dishonorable discharge out of boot camp," Perkovic said. "He wanted to get out of the Marine Corps."

Poplawski's mother also said her son has been "stockpiling guns and ammunition, buying and selling the weapons online because he believed that as a result of economic collapse, the police were no longer able to protect society."

According to the criminal complaint, Poplawski's mother said her son "only liked police when they were not curtailing his constitutional rights, which he was determined to protect."

"He has a few weapons. I know he has a machine gun, I know he has a couple rifles and I know he has a couple handguns…They're recreational, and for deer hunting and for everything. I mean, he's not a bad kid," Klimczyk said.

A posting on what was believed to be Poplawski's MySpace Web page said, "I spread my secrets out. Everybody knows something, but nobody knows everything. Some could call me crazy. My answer would be that at least I insist to exist."

The page, which was removed by MySpace in the afternoon, included a photo of Poplawski and a description in which he called himself reasonably intelligent and well-spoken, with a wild life ahead, saying that the world is his oyster.

Team 4 Uncovers Documents Illustrating Poplawski's Past

WTAE Channel 4 found court documents indicating a protection from abuse order and disorderly conduct, but no major criminal violations in Poplawski's history.

"He was just an easygoing, fun-loving guy, telling jokes," Jeff Loffler said. "Everybody knew him. He was just the kind of guy who you could have a conversation with even if you didn't know him."

One neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said, "He personally threatened my stepdaughter, and chased her through the neighborhood."

“This kid's nothing but trouble,” the neighbor said.

Poplawski is charged with three counts of criminal homicide -- relating to the shootings of officers Eric Kelly, Paul Sciullo III and Stephen Mayhle -- and a count of aggravated assault against Officer Timothy McManaway, who suffered a hand wound.

"I apologize to the families and the police officers that are there to serve and protect us, that they lost their lives, but I don't want the stories about my nephew to be told the wrong way," Klimczyk said.

In yet another turn of events, it was made public today that this young man had been influenced by other factors:


Suspect in officers' shooting was into conspiracy theories
Sunday, April 05, 2009
By Dennis B. Roddy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
MySpaceRichard Poplawski's photo from mySpace.Richard Andrew Poplawski was a young man convinced the nation was secretly controlled by a cabal that would eradicate freedom of speech, take away his guns and use the military to enslave the citizenry.

His online profile suggests someone at once lonely and seething. He wrote of burning the backs of both of his hands, the first time with a cigarette, the second time for symmetry. He subscribed to conspiracy theories and, by January 2007, was posting photographs of his tattoos on white supremacist Web site Stormfront. Among his ambitions: "to accumulate enough 'I punched that [expletive] so hard' stories to match my old man."

"Crazy to me is going through the motions," he wrote on his MySpace profile three years ago. "Crazy to me is letting each day slip past you. Crazy is being insignificant. Crazy is being obscure, pointless."

No longer obscure, the 22-year-old is charged in the worst police shooting in the modern history of Pittsburgh. No one is calling his actions anything but pointless.

"He was really into politics and really into the First and Second amendment. One thing he feared was he feared the gun ban because he thought that was going to take away peoples' right to defend themselves. He never spoke of going out to murder or to kill," said Edward Perkovic, who described himself as Mr. Poplawski's lifelong best friend.

Mr. Poplawski's view of guns and personal freedom took a turn toward the fringes of American politics. With Mr. Perkovic, he appeared to share a belief that the government was controlled from unseen forces, that troops were being shipped home from the Mideast to police the citizenry here, and that Jews secretly ran the country.

"We recently discovered that 30 states had declared sovereignty," said Mr. Perkovic, who lives in Lawrenceville. "One of his concerns was why were these major events in America not being reported to the public."

Believing most media were covering up important events, Mr. Poplawski turned to a far-right conspiracy Web site run by Alex Jones, a self-described documentarian with roots going back to the extremist militia movement of the early 1990s.

Around the same time, he joined Florida-based Stormfront, which has long been a clearinghouse Web site for far-right groups. He posted photographs of his tattoo, an eagle spread across his chest.

"I was considering gettin' life runes on the outside of my calfs," he wrote. Life runes are a common symbol among white supremacists, notably followers of The National Alliance, a neo-Nazi group linked to an array of violent organizations.

"For some time now there has been a pretty good connection between being sucked into this conspiracy world and propagating violence," said Heidi Beirich, director of research at the Southern Poverty Law Center and an expert on political extremists. She called Mr. Poplawski's act, "a classic example of what happens when you start buying all this conspiracy stuff."

Mr. Perkovic said Mr. Poplawski's parents had split when he was young.

"His dad's totally out of the picture," said Mr. Perkovic.

According to his MySpace profile online, Mr. Poplawski lived in Stanton Heights, was an avid Penguins fan, considered Mario Lemieux his hero, and held his grandmother, Catherine Poplawski, whom he called "Cukie," in warm esteem.

Mr. Perkovic said his friend essentially dropped out of North Catholic High School. Officials there would only say he was asked to leave.

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- a day before Mr. Poplawski's birthday -- he decided to join the military, stopped going to classes and pursued a general educational development certificate.

"In boot camp he had missed his girlfriend so he had to make a decision ... he got himself dishonorably discharged so he could come back," Mr. Perkovic said.

According to Mr. Perkovic, Mr. Poplawski tossed a lunch tray at a drill instructor.

The relationship with his girlfriend, Melissa Gladish, went sour after Mr. Poplawski returned to Pittsburgh.

Court records show that on Sept. 14, 2005, Mr. Poplawski attacked Miss Gladish outside 1016 Fairfield St., the same address at which he would later be accused of killing the three police officers.

Miss Gladish said she had gone to Mr. Poplawski's house "and he began to argue with me and call me names. When I argued back he grabbed me by my hair and said, 'Do you think I'm going to let you talk to me like that? I don't let anyone talk to me like that."'

He threatened to kill her, the records show. In a form asking Miss Gladish to list all weapons Mr. Poplawski had used, she listed "gun that the defendant says is buried in the park near his house."

Less than a month later, police sought Mr. Poplawski for violating a protection-from-abuse order after he went to Miss Gladish's workplace, a King's Restaurant, and asked her to marry him. He then moved to the West Palm Beach, Fla., area. Mr. Perkovic said he worked there as a glazier for two years.

Two years later, back in Pittsburgh, Mr. Poplawski wrote on MySpace of the episode: "She's lucky I didn't kill that broad myself. Hahaha."

Dennis Roddy can be reached at or 412-263-1965


Unstable people being influenced by unstable groups of people generally end up tragically.


  1. the Kwaps stuck their snouts into this bloke's private domestic got wtf they deserved!

    "restraining orders" are simply another tool in the joo arsenal to discombobulate the White Race & white family structures....uh....he asked some woman to marry him & the fckn feminist slag took out "a restraining order"'s wrong with just saying "no!" ?

    all this malarkey about him being an habitué of "StormFront", "a gun nut" & "a conspiracy theorist" is just so much hog-wash to cover up the fact that ZOG stuck its putrid proboscis into his private affairs and got wtf was coming to it!

    naturally, ZOG hardly EVER "invades the personal space" of non-whites, despite the fact that most of them "run amok" & exhibit psychopathic violence on an almost daily basis (the niggaz involved in the Channon Christion/Chris Newsome torture/rape/murder atrocity are the rule rather than the exception!)....but: the White Race has to be "micro-managed" & "constantly scrutinised" down to the finest detail....why?....well...they just might have "anti-semitic" thoughts, now, mightn't they?!?

    "Heidi shit-a-Brick" from the impeccable source! yeh...right...!

    *another, typical Nikki FckTardNutz production!*

  2. But not a word on this site about the "unstable" black individual that killed four cops in Oakland.

  3. "Andrew Poplawski was a young man convinced the nation was secretly controlled by a cabal that would eradicate freedom of speech, take away his guns and use the military to enslave the citizenry."

    Just cause this kid may have been a nut it doesn't mean this ascertion is untrue.

    Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean you don't have enemies.

  4. Many blacks think there is a cabal against them and that there is a program of genocide, but you don't see the same media template applied to them.

  5. First thing I thought.... either a Hardy Lloyd friend or a Ted DeNugent follower.

  6. Many blacks? Since when does a racist asswipe speak for "many blacks". Oh wait, it is just one stupid asshole.

  7. The Rush Limbaughs of the world are finally getting it see what it feels like to be put in their place. Obama is marching forward and is being praised all over the world. Someone needs to tell that idiot who posts under "jimbo" that racism is dead and he is totally and completely stupid.

  8. ....someone needs to tell that idiot who posts under "jimbo" that racism is dead and he is totally and completely stupid dontcha "log on" to VNN & do it there, girly?

    i'm sure youse'll get heapz of people "agreeing" with you, eh?!?

  9. Stupid fucking troll. Piss off, only idiots log onto VNN.

  10. NIMBusters AdminApril 06, 2009 9:38 AM

    wow! he is hot. i'd like to burn his rubber! man meat....mmmmm...grindem and poundem out.

  11. How do ya like my work, nikki?


  12. Well Hardy, I see you have reinvented yourself again. How do I like it? I think you have lost ALL perspective along with your mind.

    Hardy - Asperger's can't be blamed for all of this. Where is this rage coming from? Are you that anxious to be locked up again?

  13. What does this mean: "Well Hardy, I see you have reinvented yourself again." I have a hard time understanding you americans...

    I am this way because I wasn't bought a pony when I was a child.


    You anglos make me laugh. But Mexicans party better!!

  14. Self loves it when racists call themselves "Racially aware" instead of racist. A turd by any other name still has the feces smell.

  15. Okay Hardy, so you want some attention. You want someone to write about you - to do an expose. But, ya see, like Roddy said, you have to prove out a connection. You have to do that because right now, no one believes that Poplawski would have had anything to do with you.

    As far as the "reinventing yourself" comment - don't forget that you and I have a little history - I've watched you shed one coat and don another all in an attempt to find your little niche. I find it all very sad.

    I'm sure Matt Hale would be very proud of you - NOT.

    Someday you will find out where you belong, Hardy.

  16. lol

    I actually don't give a shit if anyone writes about me... Don't anyone read before asking me these retard questions??? God, you americans are all moron, and that goes triple for you WHITE americans, too!!

    All I care about is giving that little push to those 14-20 racists so they go over the edge... I just like to create anarchy and watch chaos fuck the world to hell. That's what I like!

    As for Creativity... It's great, if you are two years old and have a 40 IQ! Creators... HAHAHAHAHA

    I prefer my Mexican flower and that white Mexican snow, babe!! I can't wait to get back down there and screw that hot little latina!!

  17. I didn't post the above bullshit. I smell Blevins.

  18. No, I posted it, you pinche gringo!!

    Hey, who say's I have to only shoot a cunt with a 380 in order to kill someone?


    God, that was fun doing that!!

  19. Ah, don't want to talk...?


    You really are a cunt.

    Well, I did it and I got away with it and I'm out and about creating evil and hate, and you can't do shit about it! You all thought I was down and out, but I beat you americans by using your own fucking rules!!

    What other racist has murdered and gotten away with it OPENLY??? NONE BUT ME, BABE!!



  20. No Hardy. you didn't "get away" with anything. Obviously, in your tortured mind you still dwell on that moment in which you pulled the trigger.

    Hardy - do you remember your own words?

    "I have NEVER disrespected Hale nor the
    religion!! I broke away because I saw NO activism from the then
    leadership. I wrote to Hale that I would stand by his side once
    again, once he was released. I swore to him that I would always
    stand by him.

    "Half the Reverends hate me and the other half like me. SO, what do
    we do now? Well, we can keep on fighting each other or we can unite,
    once Hale is out of jail. The past is the past and much has happened
    since then but the time to strike back is now! We must unite once
    Hale reemerges from the darkness. I promised him I would stand
    behind him and I plan on keeping my word!

    "If you don't like me fine, but we must work for the betterment of
    our Race and Religion and put aside all feelings of personal hatred."

    What is your word worth?

  21. Remember what you wrote to me on January of 2007, Nikki...? :

    "Hardy, I must tell you two things... I hate you, and I raped a little girl."

    !WOW! - You are a sick fucking twat!!

  22. For anyone who is not aware of Hardy Lloyd:

    You can read here.

    Hardy is one of a few of the neo-Nazi's who, through their activities, just broke my heart. From all accounts, Hardy came from a solid background of a little money and a little affluence. He was, reportedly, born with Asperger's Syndrome.

    It's interesting that Hardy emerged again here on the heels of my comments about "unstable people." He is a very good example of what happens when unstable people are influenced by extremist groups. Hardy was exploited by these people and thrown aside once he was no longer useful.

    A young a bad way.

  23. Hey, the OFFICE is on... Got to go... Pick up later, cunt...

    You people ain't seen nothing yet!!


    Ya forgot to mention that I hang with Mestizos now...

  24. I come from money and a European education, baby!!

    I party in Mexico, swim off puerto rico, and I'm down with the brown!!

  25. I can understand that. Bet you've gotten your brown hole pounded many a time, Hardly Lardie. LOL

  26. God have I ever been wrong and stupid. Obama is turning things around. Check out this latest poll! Americans are overwhelmingly behind Obama, while most feel the Republicans suck and should be removed from office. Obama's Approval Rating: 2/3 of America

  27. I'm glad you americans "voted" for obama monkey! The White backlash is great! And now more Whites own guns because of the "election"!!

    The JEWS are their own worste enemy!!

  28. I love how the americans and their media are trying like the devil to FORCE Brother Richard into the "wacko racist" label... The SPLC claims he was a National Alliance member, D.R. of the Pgh Post claims he was a Skinhead, someone on Myspace told me he was a Catholic, non-racist, christian, CAH claims he wasn't an NA member but that he read "tons of racist fiction books", and the ADL claims he was a member of the KKK even though he wasn't Christian-Identity... Why? Because according to them any White man who shoots people has to be a "racist nut". The truth is he is THEIR creation, THEIR monster, THEIR child!! He is the product of decades of intense antiwhite propaganda aimed at making White people HATE THEMSELVES!! No wonder he started shooting when the pigs came calling. He was worried that his rights as a HUMAN BEING were about to be fucked in the ass by the evil empire of the "'United' 'States'"!! You, Anglos and JEWS of the USA, YOU created him and the millions to come. What goes around comes around...!


    Do you americans truly believe all the antiwhite bullshit ya preach, or is it mostly about money and/or power?

    I truly have a hard time understanding you people, and my mind is driven crazy because you gringos make no bloody sense!!

  30. Jimbo, Hardly Lloyd, = same cocksucker.

  31. Please note that this is the first post I have made over here. Someone is impersonating me.

  32. Fuck you both, I am the real Hardy Lloyd.

  33. LOL

    That "blog" is funny... I commented in my blog.

    If they are Brazial, maybe...


    Hey, "nikki", where are ya?


  34. It's interesting that Nikki fckNutz emerges again here as "a case study" in "unstable, anti-racist people" She is a very good example of what happens when unstable, anti-racist people are influenced by extremist, "anti-racist", jew-controlled groups. She is being exploited by these "people" and will be thrown aside when she is no longer useful!

  35. The real Hardy Lloyd is not posting on here.

  36. Oh no...? I'll put it on my site, bitch! Name it. A mark under the pic or what???

    Hey, nikki, come on out, bitch!!

  37. """Hardy Lloyd said...A QUESTION FOR "NIKKI"...Do you americans truly believe all the antiwhite bullshit ya preach, or is it mostly about money and/or power?"""

    I've about had it with your shit talking America. NO we do not believe the white hating shit that Nikki posts. Only a very small group of radicals does.

    You need to shut your bitch hole about this great country. I don't know who the fuck you think you are you freaky spic boy.

  38. Why not say that to my face?

    380 on the way...


  39. Hardy Lloyd the ShitpackerApril 08, 2009 8:08 PM

    """Why not say that to my face?"""

    I have no problems saying it to your face you fucking spic fudgepacker. I will pay you double your McDonalds hourly pay to come right here to Roanoke VA where I will do so.

    What country are you from you dirty piece of shit?

    On another note, the monkey can't stop himself from lying. Here he is again bowing to a Saudi when he just finished saying he did not bow to them.

  40. 4chan /i/ is really messing with Hal again and even claims to have an employee sabotaging his server.

  41. Come to pittsburgh, child rapist. You gringos couldn't fight your way out of a bag! Either come here or suck my dick, bitch! And stick that anti-white pro america shit up your fagot ass, nigger boy!! I bet you did rape a child.

    And I didn't specify a number, either!


    Fuck the "movement"!! The WOLF is above such bullshit!!

  43. The KSS tried 2 or 3 times to kill me, and both times they backed off!

    The ILL Creators are a joke! I told Logsdon to meet me at Hammer Fest, and he didn't!

    The niggers can't stop me, the KIKES can't stope me, those ARA fagots run from me, and you Nazis can't even do jack!!

    I am the new wave! The WOLF shall become the norm!

  44. Lloyd the AsspackerApril 10, 2009 6:44 AM

    Wow, listen to this psychopath. This spic is a world class looser and a liar to boot.

    I knew you would pussy out. I even offered to pay you you weakling.

  45. Concerning the KDKA "interview"...

    The wife and I believe that the so-called interview by KDKA, which we did not do, was asked for is:::

    To get one of us to slip and confess to a murder... I am not a native american English speaker, and the euphemisms that americans use sometimes trip me up. I cannot understand them, and ask my wife to translate a lot around here!! I grew up in a country that speaks early-modern English with old and Middle English thrown in. Americans speak this modern-modern English, which sounds more like a nigger blowing its nose...!

    Or he was trying to get me to give out info that I might only let slip if I was talking to a media person, and then sell that to the highest bidder: ADL, FBI, SPLC...

    If he reports on myself and my website, great free advertising, and if not, who cares...

    He would no doubt try to control the conversation and would probably keep asking about lori or Matt Hale… I am sick of those topics! I would love to do an interview about Richard Poplawski and why he is being railroaded and talked about in such a hateful manner… But Americans care nothing for the truth! So, fuck the interview…!

    And as a final note, the bastard kept telling me it was going to be the next day, then the day after that, and so fucking on...! I don't have time for this bullshit!!

  46. Oh, and to nikki the cunt:

    You are a hypocrite, and scared to boot!! And posting as other people is bullshit!! Your hate of me is insanely based!!

  47. Why don't you shut your hole looser? No one gives a fuck about you. You are clearly insane.

  48. Hardy, Hardy, HoApril 10, 2009 3:08 PM

    Hey Hardy, are you a fagot? You sound like one.

  49. Ya, nikki, no one cares, that's why ypu are talking about me!!


    When I killed that bitch I got a hard-on!!


  50. You cried when you killed that whore you fucking liar. There was video tape of you crying you little sissy.

  51. Hardy Lloyd is an embarresment.

    He must have rich Jew parents to have gotten away with murder.

  52. No rich Jew parents. His mom is a crack whore prostitute and his Dad he has never known. That is why he is so fucked up.

  53. Hey, nikki, maybe we should meet up some time and "talk", ah???

    CUNT! I bet you are half kike and half nigger, which is obviouse!!


  54. The Lies:::

    That he knew the pigs were coming...?

    That he was dressed in a bullet proof vest armed with an AK47...?

    That he shot pigs with an AK47...?

    That his mother told him the pigs were coming...?

    That he was a racial loyalist...?

    That he didn't have JEWISH or black friends...?

    The Facts:::

    Poplawski's cunt of a mother called the pigs because of a dog problem. She never told him the pigs were coming, or why they were coming! When they came he thought they were going to take away his rights! The day before a nigger and a gook went on a killing spree, and Poplawski thought that obama monkey passed some late night anti-gun laws... He fired his 357 no more than six times because he was scared and fired in self-defense ONLY!! After he killed those pigs he then kept more cops at bay by firing, but making sure not to hit any of them with his WASR-10... 100 rounds of WASR-10 fired into the air to keep the pigs from rushing his house while he thought it out. Now, if he had planned this he would have fired 10,000 rounds at the cops and hit more of them!!

    He ran to the door when he saw the pigs with a 357 in his hand, and fired no more than six rounds!! He later put on the vest and loaded his WAR-10, which isn't an AK47, in order to by time while he thought about why the pigs were there to begin with! If he was planning this he would have run out into the street and fired 1,000 rounds at all the cops there!! He was scared that cops were taking away his civil rights ONLY!!

    He shot the pigs with a 357, and not his WASR-10!! In fact, he did not even try to aim his rifle at the pigs!! The first 3 went down because he panic because he thought his rights were about to be stepped on!!

    His mother called the pigs because of a dog problem, and then didn't tell her son what she had done!! So he naturally thought that the pigs were taking away everyone's rights!! The pigs are at fault for being pigs and for not making an announcement that they were there for a dog only! And his mother is at fault for not telling her son she had called them!!

    Poplawski was not a member of any racial group, nor did he even like racial loyalty!! He attacked Skinheads and racism on Stormfront all the time, and had no racial tattoos! He also had black and JEWISH friends!!

    Poplawski had several black friends; one was interviewed on KDKA and is named Vire! He also had a JEWISH friend, who was also interviewed by local TV station KDKA!! Now, if he had been a racial loyalist he would have had tattoos and would not have had nonwhite friends!!

    The media is attacking this poor man because they seek to outlaw guns and free speech! They attack White people and guns because of their own self hatred and their hatred of the White race! But one day shall come when the dog shall bite the hand that feeds it...! What goes around comes around, gringos!!

  55. Shut your hole wetback.

  56. Mestizo revolutionaries are better fighters than american whites!


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