the AP is reporting that bill sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time census field worker and occasional teacher, was found hung to death in kentucky with the word "fed" was scrawled on the dead man's chest. investigators are still trying to determine the motive, but "law enforcement officers have told the agency the matter is 'an apparent homicide.'" "our job is to determine if there was foul play involved — and that's part of the investigation — and if there was foul play involved, whether that is related to his employment as a census worker," said FBI spokesman david beyer.
since i'm not working this case, i can freely say that it's a pretty damn obvious foul play was involved, and that his job had something to do with it, as well as who's responsible:
michelle bachmann (r-mn), june 26:
if we look at american history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the census bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations, at the request of president roosevelt, and that’s how the japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps. i’m not saying that’s what the administration is planning to do. but i am saying that private, personal information that was given to the census bureau in the 1940s was used against americans to round them up.
it appears bachmann has been threatening to launch her own personal war on the census bureau ...