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Police: 9 shot at Tenn. nightclub Christmas party
AP ^ | 25 Dec 2011 | None

Posted on 12/25/2011 11:44:56 AM PST by SkyPilot

Edited on 12/25/2011 12:13:00 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say nine people were shot when a fight broke out at a Chattanooga nightclub, where some 400 teens and adults were attending a Christmas party. Police say all those shot are expected to survive.

Chattanooga police said in a press release Sunday morning that an off-duty officer who had been working at Club Fathom fired shots at a suspect who pointed a gun at him, but the gunman got away. The officer was not wounded.


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Who is going out to nightclubs on Christmas Eve?

In my family we open one present, we make a fire, we sing carols, we pray, and we have a quiet dinner.

Sheesh.

Club Fanthom's website has been taken down after the shootings, but here are the pictures you get when you check Google images.

Looks like quite the wholesome place.


1 posted on 12/25/2011 11:45:06 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Gangsters...Tennessee style!

lol..


2 posted on 12/25/2011 11:46:42 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SkyPilot

For some reason this strikes me as hilarious. I must be a cynic.


3 posted on 12/25/2011 11:48:47 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: dragnet2

I beg your pardon. That’s a GEORGIA hat on that gangsta. If you want to see our gangsters just google Popcorn Sutton.


4 posted on 12/25/2011 11:51:45 AM PST by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: SkyPilot

Maybe it’s just me, but I stick with one...either the bling OR the tats...but both is a little much for my taste.


5 posted on 12/25/2011 11:51:45 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: SkyPilot

Difficult to fathom. By the way, the crooked hat look is so becoming. Lord, am I sick of that crap. Pull up your damn pants.


6 posted on 12/25/2011 11:52:10 AM PST by troublesome creek
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To: SkyPilot

For some, gang is family.

Wonder if it was all popguns and heavy winter jackets.


7 posted on 12/25/2011 11:52:27 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: troublesome creek

Could be worse, at least the shirtless black dude is wearing a belt.

Like in the Zippo commercial, likely all the metal bling stopped a bullet or two.


8 posted on 12/25/2011 11:54:30 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: EandH Dad
prolly more Local Hero than gangster...
9 posted on 12/25/2011 11:55:48 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

True dat. The belt is a nice fashion statement. But, I don’t want to be around to catch the ricochet off that bling!


10 posted on 12/25/2011 11:56:55 AM PST by troublesome creek
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To: SkyPilot

For this you spend your Christmas Eve in blessed peace.

For that those people spend theirs not knowing if they’ll live to see Christmas.

The way things are going, I am not convinced it will be long before people like you will no longer be safe to do what you have been doing on Christmas eve.

This nation is headed for the crapper unless we can turn it around.


11 posted on 12/25/2011 11:57:12 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: SkyPilot

The musical ensemble performing at Club Fathom that evening was a charming Hip Hop group called “Natural Habitz”.


12 posted on 12/25/2011 11:59:31 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: troublesome creek

By the way, the crooked hat look is so becoming.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
In the show ‘The Wire’ from a few years back, the Detectives were trying to plant a bug on a car - They found the car and the White Cop slowly pulled up while his Black partner was moving outside the vehicle, on the other side.
When the driver stopped he asked the young AA gentleman driver where he could buy one of those hats with the bill on the side. The writers had a good sense of humor as it almost became an Abbott and Costello routine with the Black guy all but calling the White Cop stupid for not figuring out you had to turn the cap, but the cop insisted they had to be made that way..
Oh, yes, they successfully implanted the tracking device.


13 posted on 12/25/2011 12:01:28 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) EGOIST - A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. A. Bierce)
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To: EandH Dad

Ah, the G is for “Gangster” not Georgia.

It’s the latest rage.


14 posted on 12/25/2011 12:05:30 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I've been thinking about it, and I supposed that technically, George Bailey went out to Nick's bar on Christmas Eve for a drink. However, I believe there were extenuating circumstances.

I am pretty sure that George and his boy Clarence weren't packin' his .380 auto to kilz any %^&*^ who disrespected him.

15 posted on 12/25/2011 12:06:49 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The musical ensemble performing at Club Fathom that evening was a charming Hip Hop group called “Natural Habitz”.

I'll inform the Tennessee Teachers Union that their star pupils spelled "Habits" wrong.

16 posted on 12/25/2011 12:08:00 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

It would be hilarious to talk to the local media about why they are prohibited from pointing out the obvious.

“Authorities say nine BLACK people were shot when a fight broke out at a Chattanooga BLACK nightclub, where some 400 BLACK teens and adults were attending a Christmas party.”

I can imagine their eye bleeding after just looking at that.

And no, I’m not saying that their race is particularly relevant to the story, other than statistically and behaviorally, just how pathetic the media are because of their egregious self-censorship, which is *just as bad* as too frequently pointing out the race of those involved.

And no, it was *not* a “Christmas party”. It was a “December 24th” party. Christmas had nothing to do with it.


17 posted on 12/25/2011 12:08:21 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: SkyPilot

So, how many of the nine were shot by the off duty cop missing the “suspect”?

Did the “suspect” shoot anybody? Was it really a gun; or was it a cellphone?

Do “reporters” know how to write a story beyond reprinting what is in a press release?


18 posted on 12/25/2011 12:10:21 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Maybe it’s just me, but I stick with one...either the bling OR the tats...but both is a little much for my taste.

Don't forget employ the side grip.

I thought they put the sights on top for a reason? Silly me.


19 posted on 12/25/2011 12:13:15 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
In my family we open one present, we make a fire, we sing carols, we pray, and we have a quiet dinner.

I guess we're getting a preview of what a society without families looks like. Instead of children, they have litters that grow up and scatter.

20 posted on 12/25/2011 12:16:59 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: SkyPilot
I wonder how many shooters/victims were wearing $180 Air Jordans?
21 posted on 12/25/2011 12:17:34 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: DoughtyOne

“For this you spend your Christmas Eve in blessed peace.

For that those people spend theirs not knowing if they’ll live to see Christmas.”

Didn’t work out that way for at least 25 Nigerians attending midnight mass.


22 posted on 12/25/2011 12:19:51 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: SkyPilot
"I am pretty sure that George and his boy Clarence weren't packin' his .380 auto to kilz any %^&*^ who disrespected him."

No, but hey could have been packing this! The brothas love where the sights are placed.


23 posted on 12/25/2011 12:19:58 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SkyPilot

Looks Like Leroy had a helluva party.

Party on Leroy.

Wouldn’t be any sense in being one of you couldn’t act like one.


24 posted on 12/25/2011 12:24:46 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Jack Hydrazine
If I go out to club on Christmas Eve I will be sure to bring my Glock-N-Gut!


25 posted on 12/25/2011 12:27:43 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Venturer

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet...wait ‘til New Years! The success of the party is now judged by body counts.


26 posted on 12/25/2011 12:34:15 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SkyPilot

You would think that with all that MONEY they obviously have to spend, they would be able to find pants that fit.


27 posted on 12/25/2011 12:35:15 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SkyPilot
Who is going out to nightclubs on Christmas Eve?

Personally, I was at work for a major American aerospace manufacturer...

28 posted on 12/25/2011 12:36:34 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

If the media propagandists used the word, BLACK, in every news article, written or spoken, it might cause Americans to realize that Blacks (and Muzzies) are responsible for a disproportionate amount of the violent crime in this country in relation to their numbers. The Left would attack them as being racist. The ACLU, Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, et al would be going nuts if this happened.

When you see this simple but effective form of self-censorship and sanitization of the news then all it becomes is politically correct propaganda.


29 posted on 12/25/2011 12:39:09 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SkyPilot

Teens in a nightclub??

What could possibly go wrong??


30 posted on 12/25/2011 12:54:34 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SkyPilot
Do not let this shake your faith in the African American community.
31 posted on 12/25/2011 12:59:05 PM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: SkyPilot

From the reports it was the cop that shot them all.


32 posted on 12/25/2011 1:04:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SkyPilot

Amish gone wild again?


33 posted on 12/25/2011 1:05:38 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: rawcatslyentist
lol
Thin the heard.
34 posted on 12/25/2011 1:06:42 PM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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Who is going out to nightclubs on Christmas Eve?

Doesn't make sense does it? But then again, even if any of these people actually celebrate Christmas (and I doubt any of them do), they have NO idea what Christmas is all about. These are the kind of people who celebrate anything and everything with drinking and drugs.

35 posted on 12/25/2011 1:06:47 PM PST by mtg
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To: bwc2221

True enough. I was thinking domestically, but you’re right.


36 posted on 12/25/2011 1:15:58 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: SkyPilot

I saw the headline and instantly knew that all or most involved were Holder’s people... does being right about that such a high percentage of times make me a rassssist?? Naw, I’m a rasssist before I even SEE the headlines.


37 posted on 12/25/2011 1:16:27 PM PST by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: bwc2221

They are spending this Christmas in blessed peace we can only imagine. But someday we will know it too....


38 posted on 12/25/2011 1:18:06 PM PST by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: bwc2221

They are spending this Christmas in blessed peace we can only imagine. But someday we will know it too....


39 posted on 12/25/2011 1:18:05 PM PST by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Great! A must have for the gangsta that has everything else.


40 posted on 12/25/2011 1:29:23 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: SkyPilot

It seems the formula doesn’t change no matter what....Black Club..Drinking...Someone feels Disrespected(ie..Someone stepped on their Jordans)people get shot. It happened in my town a few years ago the clubs would let out and the Yound Urban(Black) Males would go to Waffle House...someone was always getting shot at 3am at the Waffle House. Mad me mad couldn’t go get my scattered/smothered hashbrowns and waffle after work!!


41 posted on 12/25/2011 1:51:35 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: ApplegateRanch
So, how many of the nine were shot by the off duty cop missing the “suspect”?

I was wondering if anyone was going to pick up on that. As written there is no indication in the story that the "perp" fired any shots.

42 posted on 12/25/2011 1:57:27 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: EandH Dad
Popcorn Sutton.

While you're Googleizing him, be sure and find images for his grave.....heh

43 posted on 12/25/2011 2:10:09 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: SkyPilot

http://www.gunlaws.com/GunshotDemographics.htm


44 posted on 12/25/2011 2:16:01 PM PST by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I knew the race by just reading the headlines.
45 posted on 12/25/2011 2:17:41 PM PST by lacey3900
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To: SkyPilot
I'm guessing that this nightclub isn't the kind of place where the song "White Christmas" would be welcome...

Cheers!

...oh, and Merry Christmas.

49 posted on 12/25/2011 3:26:13 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SkyPilot

A recent video from the establishment in question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk18l5t0uk8


50 posted on 12/25/2011 3:46:26 PM PST by HIDEK6
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