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Police Find Cop-Killer's 'Hit List'

Police Find Cop-Killer's 'Hit List'

Edward Perkovic, 23, of Lawrenceville. (AP Photo)

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

January 25, 2010

Richard Poplawski discussed a “hit list” on an Internet radio show in the weeks before he allegedly gunned down three Pittsburgh police officers in an ambush at his Stanton Heights home, according to a police affidavit.

The hit list included a Pittsburgh police officer, a black, a Jew, his ex-girlfriend, her parents and neighbors’ pets, the affidavit states.

Homicide investigators relied on statements provided by Edward Perkovic, 23, of Lawrenceville and his estranged girlfriend, Jocelyn Moffitt, 22, to get permission to search computers used by Poplawski and Perkovic for their radio show, Eddie and Po. The documents were filed this week with Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning, who is presiding over Poplawski’s trial for the April 4 slayings.

The affidavits indicate Poplawski was more deeply involved in white supremacist activities than previously disclosed. He posted material on the Web site Stormfront.org and frequently e-mailed racist content to his radio co-host, Perkovic told police.

During one show, Moffitt told investigators, Poplawski said: “‘When the (expletive) hits the fan,’ and that he knew he was going to ‘go down’; and that he has a hit list of which people he is going to take out.”

The show was hosted on PirateRadio.com and linked through a MySpace account controlled by the hosts, the affidavit states.

The slayings of police Officers Eric G. Kelly, Stephen J. Mayhle and Paul J. Sciullo II prompted Perkovic to immediately begin deleting any on-line references to the Eddie and Po show, he told investigators. The officers died while responding to a call for help from Margaret Poplawski, the suspect’s mother, after an argument with her son.

Perkovic told the media after the slayings that he believed Poplawski was motivated because he feared newly elected President Obama would confiscate his firearms.


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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    R.I.P. officers, what a P.O.S.

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    sbudno

    over 4 years ago

    202 Comments

    I agree with coyman0503 but would like to add that there should be no help for people who deliberately and maliciously take down ANYONE... stay safe

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    There should be no help for people that deliberately and maliciously take down LEO especially after broadcasting that he was going to do it..... This world has some sad sad turnouts!

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    michelleg

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    Sick man.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11226 Comments

    Chris, I bet the mother called the police hoping they would kill her son, never thinking anyone else would die. (Sarcastically)Oh waitress, one dirtnap, extra deep !!!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    BUMP rschum 56629

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    rschum56629

    over 4 years ago

    30 Comments

    THAT BOY NEEDS JESUS...N THA DEATH PENALTY

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    44000 Comments

    Or stick him in a pitch black room with a huge guy by the name of Bubba, who hates Cop killers!!!!!

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    ArmySoldier1

    over 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    The needle is to easy and too nice. I say they throw him in bitch black room and give him just enough food and water to live. That way he can suffer nice and long. Is it crule and unusual?Sure, but i think others will agree that this pos deserves it.

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    SkoolCop

    over 4 years ago

    4598 Comments

    The article only states that the attorney for this POS wants the contents found on the external hard drive thrown out because she thinks the warrant is invalid. Typical posturing from any POS defense attorney. She doesn't want the contents to be uses at trial because she can not argue against the statements made by her own client and would therefore lose. The likelihood is that the judge will rule the warrant was in fact valid and the contents will be heard as evidence as will the fact that he knowingly attempted to not only hide its existence but then that he also attempted to erase the contents. In the end, none of this will look good for this POS or his POS attorney. What a coward and a punk. He's got the b@ll$ to ambush and kill three police officers arriving to his residence, spouts off a load of crap on a (his own) radio show that will likely be used against him and now he is crying out like a little B!@tch. Keep on crying tough-guy.......... No one is listening to your cries.

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    Kath

    over 4 years ago

    1812 Comments

    POS. Stick him!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I have to agree with Irishcop1961...POS.

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    chiefkcr

    over 4 years ago

    3614 Comments

    This boy needs a meeting with his maker and I hope he gets it soon.

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    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    A date with the needle would be to painless for this POS unless it was filled with battery acid. It is time for him to take a dirt nap.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    51114 Comments

    What a POS.

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