Daughter says pilot in Texas IRS crash right to challenge system but chose wrong way to do itBy AP
Monday, February 22, 2010
Daughter says pilot in Texas IRS crash misguided
OSLO — The daughter of a man who crashed his plane into an IRS building in Texas says her father chose the wrong method to express legitimate grievances and is not a hero.
Joe Stack’s adult daughter, Samantha Dawn Bell, told The Associated Press on Monday from her home in Norway that she understands her father’s animosity toward a “faulty” and “unbalanced” American tax system. But she says he should have found “a completely different way” to address it.
Authorities say the 53-year-old Stack targeted the building in Austin last week, killing an employee and himself, after posting online an anti-government manifesto.
Bell says Stack should have used the 3,000-word note to encourage Americans to address the problems he saw in the U.S. tax system “without doing what he did.”
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