Well, now the full criminal record of Leeland Eisenberg, the nutcase who took over Hillary Clinton’s Rochester, NH office last Friday, is out — and it turns out that those who thought the worse of him were, if anything, being kind.
Eisenberg had a string of lesser convictions before he finally went to prison in 1985 for rape. But old habits are hard to break; a year later, he broke out of prison and committed a second rape. He was released from prison in 2005, when he moved to New Hampshire. He was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender, and currently faces charges of stalking as well.
For the fake bomb scare, he’s being held on $500,000 bail. I still think that’s too lenient.
Earlier, I said I was glad the incident had ended with no one being injured. Now I find myself wondering if a trigger-happy police sniper might have done the world a favor.
But then the sniper would have to live with the knowledge that he killed an unarmed man with a fake bomb, and that’s not fair.