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Photos, video from scenes of mass murder in Northeast Grand Rapids
MLive.com ^ | Thursday, July 07, 2011 | Grand Rapids Press

Posted on 07/07/2011 4:24:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

"Police are seeking suspect Rodrick Dantzler, 34, traveling in a tan Lincoln Town Car with license plate number BWK 2308".

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: aholderperson; breaking; grandrapids; hostages; michigan; scanner
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Wow, holy @@@@! Eleven dead, at least three crime scenes, here in Grand Rapids Michigan!

Sure hope he's positively identified during his own autopsy.

1 posted on 07/07/2011 4:25:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Streets closed in Grand Rapids after shots fired | grand, rapids, shots
WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3
http://www.wwmt.com/articles/grand-1393134-rapids-shots.html

7 people dead, shooter on the loose in Michigan
Posted: Jul 7, 2011 4:40 PM by WMMT
http://www.kxlh.com/news/7-people-dead-shooter-on-the-loose-in-michigan/

7 dead in Grand Rapids shootings; police hunt for suspect Rodrick Shonte Dantzler
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20077710-504083.html


2 posted on 07/07/2011 4:27:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Cops: 7 dead in related Mich. shootings
Rodric Dantzler wanted for 7 slayings
Updated: Thursday, 07 Jul 2011, 4:48 PM MDT
Published : Thursday, 07 Jul 2011, 4:29 PM MDT
http://www.kasa.com/dpps/news/national/midwest/mich-police-say-7-killed-in-related-sw-michigan-shootings-nt11-jgr_3872169


3 posted on 07/07/2011 4:27:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
MICHIGAN PING LIST

Please freepmail me if you wish to be added or dropped from the mitten ping.

4 posted on 07/07/2011 4:28:32 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Prayers for the victims and their families.

When I saw your name as poster, I was convinced this would be about some cryptic Indian burial mound with strange markings.


5 posted on 07/07/2011 4:28:50 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SunkenCiv

Damn....bttt !


6 posted on 07/07/2011 4:30:05 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: SunkenCiv

Rodrick Shonte Dantzler
7 posted on 07/07/2011 4:31:59 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Well, this appears to be cryptic, and I hope his burial is soon involved, but anyway, point taken. :’)


8 posted on 07/07/2011 4:33:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: re_nortex
Mormons get weirder looking every day.
9 posted on 07/07/2011 4:33:53 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Morgan at Cowpens.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; SunkenCiv
When I saw your name as poster, I was convinced this would be about some cryptic Indian burial mound with strange markings.

Well, the "primitive cultures" subtext is definitely present.

10 posted on 07/07/2011 4:34:04 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Squantos

The last time the town got rip-roaring like this was the summer of ‘94 — the same year the whole country had a long, hot summer. There was an unrelated shooting at the fireworks over the weekend, and some kid is held on open murder for running over another kid with his car, in fact, not least because this isn’t a huge city, I spend time in all three places (within spitting distance anyway), fairly often.


11 posted on 07/07/2011 4:35:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I was going to say “those damn Amish again!” but when I heard there was an automobile involved... I guess I have to amend my thinking and start wondering if he’s Mennonite.


12 posted on 07/07/2011 4:36:22 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Charles Martel

Too bad we don’t have those “like” buttons for posts around here. :’)


13 posted on 07/07/2011 4:36:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like he killed some white people and fled with one white female. : (


14 posted on 07/07/2011 4:36:57 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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Mass killings in Grand Rapids: Press archives reveal 3 other multiple homicide cases
Published: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 5:57 PM
Updated: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 6:59 PM
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/07/mass_killings_in_grand_rapids.html


15 posted on 07/07/2011 4:37:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NVDave
Yup, a Mennonite ride with the chrome sprayed over and no tunes..
16 posted on 07/07/2011 4:38:08 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Morgan at Cowpens.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Amish again?


17 posted on 07/07/2011 4:39:17 PM PDT by Grunthor (Support a POTUS candidate but don't get emotionally invested like a liberal.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Grand Rapids is usually pretty quiet. We certainly don’t hear much about it over here in Jackson.


18 posted on 07/07/2011 4:40:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: re_nortex

“He’s a very good boy,” his Mama said. “He was always trying to help people.”


19 posted on 07/07/2011 4:42:22 PM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Whaddya wanna bet his ride is a Lincoln?


20 posted on 07/07/2011 4:43:28 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: SunkenCiv
Considering the suspect's name, I have to wonder if the children in this 2008 article on an Obama visit to Grand Rapids are related:

Youngster's opinion

Youngsters Airyonna Dantzler, 10, Hannah Carter, 13 and Rodrick Dantzler, 9, wore their feelings on their shirts for Obama. But they were not just words.

The Grand Rapids Knapp Charter Academy students did not get inside but listened outside and peered through the glass windows.

"You know some people said he doesn't like America, but you can't believe what some people say," said 10 year-old Dantzler. "If you listen to his speech, you know he loves America."

21 posted on 07/07/2011 4:45:42 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: SunkenCiv

This must have resulted from a lack of gun laws. /s


22 posted on 07/07/2011 4:46:55 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: SunkenCiv

Looking at that father laying on the ground in pure anguish over the lose of his daughter makes my heart just sink. I pray to God this man hurts no one else and is captured soon. God help this country. Give peace and comfort to all the victims families. In Jesus name Amen!!


23 posted on 07/07/2011 4:47:30 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: NVDave

No one’s going to take that bet. (Read the 1st line after the headline.) :)


24 posted on 07/07/2011 4:47:55 PM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

The c-word in the White House will make some stupid racist comment about the victims and our local police, then go golfing.


25 posted on 07/07/2011 4:48:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JennysCool
Good get..how'd you find that so fast?...

The suspect is one of Holder's peeps..

26 posted on 07/07/2011 4:49:00 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: SunkenCiv

It seems as if there is a lot of tension bubbling just below the surface, now that “the One” is in charge.


27 posted on 07/07/2011 4:49:06 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: SunkenCiv

Updates from MLive.com. You read from bottom to top ... It’s getting worse ...

• 7:32 p.m. Police have received a call from Rodrick Dantzler indicating he has taken hostages.

• 7:25 p.m. Rodrick Dantzler is believed to have entered an apartment near Soft Water Lake near Plainfield Avenue, north of I-96. The apartments are on Rickman Street fronting the lake. He kicked in the back door of the apartment and three shots were heard by authorities.

• 7:19 p.m. The suspect’s vehicle has crashed in the ditch on I-96. The suspect is fleeing on foot, chased by armed Special Response Team members.

• 7:08 p.m. Police are involved in a chase, possibly with mass murder suspect Rodrick Dantzler, through downtown Grand Rapids and onto northbound U.S. 131, then eastbound I-96. Shots were fired during the chase; dispatchers report a civilian bystander was struck in the center of downtown Grand Rapids at Division Avenue and Fulton Street.

• 7 p.m. There will be no Little League games played in the city of Grand Rapids tonight due to the ongoing manhunt.

• 6:53 p.m. Here is an updated photo of Rodrick Dantzler [via WZZM]

• 6:50 p.m. A man matching Rodrick Dantzler’s description has been spotted at Westgate Bowling Alley parking lot near York Creek.

• 6:45 p.m. A car matching the description of suspect Rodrick Dantzler’s vehicle has been spotted with its rear window shot in York Creek Apartments in Comstock Park. A portion of Alpine Avenue near the large apartment complex has been closed for police investigation.


28 posted on 07/07/2011 4:50:43 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: SunkenCiv

Can’t find by scanning any of the articles why this pos killed all those people. Did he have a reason- or just another black on white killing?


29 posted on 07/07/2011 4:51:20 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

They say it was “domestic related.”


30 posted on 07/07/2011 4:52:33 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: MsLady

I hope by captured you mean he is shot down as he tries to flee from arrest, this animal doesn’t need to live and burden taxpayers, let him go face his judgement I say.


31 posted on 07/07/2011 4:54:09 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: All

Live (text, not video) coverage is here:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/07/live_coverage_police_report_mu.html


32 posted on 07/07/2011 4:54:09 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: re_nortex

This could add to the “disproportionate” and thus ‘racist” Black over population in prisons.

So, I hope the cops kill him.


33 posted on 07/07/2011 4:56:37 PM PDT by Gator113 (weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: Bulwyf

Yep, that’d work.


34 posted on 07/07/2011 4:59:03 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Gator113

I think once you get past ten killed the cops are allowed to shoot the SOB dead even if hes unarmed and surrenders live on TV


35 posted on 07/07/2011 4:59:27 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: patriot08

FOX is saying he was recently released from jail (assault charges)


36 posted on 07/07/2011 4:59:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SunkenCiv; ASA Vet

Keep me apprised if you would.


37 posted on 07/07/2011 5:00:04 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Rome2000

I think if someone kills one and somebody else doesn’t get you first, the cops should be allowed to expend all available ammo on him.


38 posted on 07/07/2011 5:01:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SunkenCiv

Any idea why this was pulled from breaking news??? Anyone???


39 posted on 07/07/2011 5:02:17 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: constitutiongirl

(face palm).

Yep, my bad. Didn’t read it.

But I did call it right.

I read now that he’s taken hostages. He’s apparently communicated with police that he’s unhappy with the pursuit/chase.

Golly, how about that? A guy kills a bunch of people and creates mayhem and destruction in his wake and he’s unhappy with the way civil society wants to hound his ass to the ground?


40 posted on 07/07/2011 5:02:18 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow, this took place less than 2 miles away from me! I was at work when it happened.


41 posted on 07/07/2011 5:05:16 PM PDT by DrGunsforHands
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To: SunkenCiv

Been there a few times back in 60’s an 70’s....my Dad was an engineer that helped build the Palisades power plant an then I was stationed at Kincheloe AFB in the UP when I first went in the service.

Hopefully they kill this career criminal as he resists arrest.....

Jury in this era seems worthless sadly.

Wonder if Obama will come to this guys aid as well ?

Part of me would like to think this guy came home found his four family members dead an pursued an killed the 3 killers he witnessed at the crime scene..... Not !

Jheees now I fabricated this pos a defense..... /s

Stay safe !


42 posted on 07/07/2011 5:05:43 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: DrGunsforHands

This didn’t take place in a bad part of town, as I live just a couple miles from where it happened.


43 posted on 07/07/2011 5:08:58 PM PDT by DrGunsforHands
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To: NVDave

Praying that the hostages survive and praying that a nerves-of-steel cop takes him out with one clean shot.


44 posted on 07/07/2011 5:10:49 PM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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To: JennysCool
If the Rodrick Dantzler mentioned in your quote was 9 in 2008, he'd be 12 right now. But the photo for Rodrick Dantzler back in Post #7 looks considerably older than 12.

Perhaps a parent, uncle, or cousin?

...or else kids in Grand Rapids grow up a LOT quicker than elsewhere.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

45 posted on 07/07/2011 5:10:49 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Didn’t know anything about it Jack. I’ll check the local news sites.


46 posted on 07/07/2011 5:13:10 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: DrGunsforHands

Police scanner here: http://www.scanmichigan.com/scanner/

They just requested units on scene to evacuate the adjoining duplex unit.

And calling in all units from surrounding towns.


47 posted on 07/07/2011 5:13:15 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Levin was talking about the father of a 10 year old who was killed, in absolute, total grief over her body.


48 posted on 07/07/2011 5:14:18 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SunkenCiv
Radio Ref. scanner(police)feed...

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=1267

49 posted on 07/07/2011 5:14:35 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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God bless this man.

50 posted on 07/07/2011 5:16:35 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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