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Report: Rainier Park Gunman Dead
FOXNEWS ^ | 01/02/12 | FOXNEWS

Posted on 01/02/2012 11:44:51 AM PST by Doogle

Police say they may have found the body of Benjamin Colton Barnes, an Iraq veteran sought in the fatal shooting of a Mount Rainier National park ranger, who apparently died while trying to evade SWAT teams in a remote wilderness area.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: nationalparks; oifveterans; rainer; shooting; swat
got em
1 posted on 01/02/2012 11:45:00 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

Rambo was a movie.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 11:47:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Doogle
Iraq War vet - I wonder which branch.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
3 posted on 01/02/2012 11:49:00 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/01/9875731-manhunt-for-iraq-vet-after-rainier-ranger-killed


4 posted on 01/02/2012 11:52:53 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Doogle

Any word on his motivation?


5 posted on 01/02/2012 11:54:54 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Barnes was involved in a custody dispute in Tacoma in July 2011, during which the toddler's mother sought a temporary restraining order against him, according to the documents. In an affidavit, the woman wrote that Barnes was suicidal and possibly suffered from PTSD after deploying to Iraq in 2007-2008. She said he gets easily irritated, angry and depressed and keeps an arsenal of weapons in his home. from that link
6 posted on 01/02/2012 11:55:14 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Doogle

Slip, fall, hypothermia?

Shot himself?

No indication LEO’s shot him......


7 posted on 01/02/2012 11:55:42 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Doogle

Pretty clumsily-written paragraph. Fox must have the holiday fill-ins running the show today.


8 posted on 01/02/2012 11:56:08 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

AP via FOX


9 posted on 01/02/2012 12:15:21 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ColdOne
Thanks, ColdOne. Still can't find anything to identify which branch of service.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
10 posted on 01/02/2012 12:15:55 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

THAT doesn’t matter,as far as AP is concerned, what matters is they can reported it...a Vet


11 posted on 01/02/2012 12:17:21 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Jonty30
It was reported that he might have been involved in a shooting in Skyway, which is in the Seattle Metro area. There was an argument at a party and the hosts kicked a person out. That person, thought to be Barnes returned, shooting four people. He might have been heading out to the Park to hide out, but thought when rangers tried to stop him it was for the shooting. I haven't heard any indication that the Rangers knew he was connected to another shooting.

He had a lot of tattoos. I'm wondering if he had any gang affiliations.

12 posted on 01/02/2012 12:20:57 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit
It's a good chance, because of the tattoos and crop hair cut that he may have been supremacist.
13 posted on 01/02/2012 12:23:58 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: cripplecreek

http://reportergary.com/2012/01/manhunt-underway-for-rambo-like-gunman-who-killed-park-ranger/


14 posted on 01/02/2012 12:24:39 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: G Larry

hypothermia?...most likely


15 posted on 01/02/2012 12:26:21 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

Another one of those Ami... uh, never mind.


16 posted on 01/02/2012 12:37:49 PM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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To: cripplecreek

..TOO weird how they reported this


17 posted on 01/02/2012 12:47:33 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Jonty30

his motivation?...have to go back to where the first altercation took place I guess...Seattle


18 posted on 01/02/2012 12:49:18 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

branch of service...can’t find it either


19 posted on 01/02/2012 12:50:18 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

We’ll find out more information,true or otherwise, during the next couple weeks.

A white shooter.

A dead ‘first responder/hero’.

An assault weapon.

A possible white supremasist.

A war veteran with PTSD.

Don’t be surprised if obama releases a statement of ‘condolences’ to the family live on national tv.

As they say in the business; this story has legs.


20 posted on 01/02/2012 1:07:44 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: ColdOne

wife should have kept her mouth shut and not talked to the media. i’d bet money she helped push him over the edge.


21 posted on 01/02/2012 1:40:36 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing

>>wife should have kept her mouth shut and not talked to the media. i’d bet money she helped push him over the edge.

So the wife is somehow responsible for deaths of the park ranger...mighty twisted logic you got there.


22 posted on 01/02/2012 1:50:54 PM PST by qwerty1234
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To: AlmaKing

The wife didn’t talk to the media. The media pulled public court documents and are quoting her statements from them.


23 posted on 01/02/2012 5:09:15 PM PST by Valpal1 (Worst tyranny is to force a man to pay for what he does not want because you think it good for him.)
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To: qwerty1234

More to the story than simply discharged military man gies crazy:

‘In November 2011, a guardian ad litem recommended parenting and communication classes for both parents and recommending Barnes be allowed to continue supervised visits with the child, two days a week.’

If both parents received this order, that tells me she was just as much at fault for their marriage problems.

I don’t trust that the wife was innocent in this. She could have stopped pushing the custody problem and worked on the marriage rather than trying to destroy it. She also brought the police into family problems and escalated rather than backing down. The domestic violence laws and custody laws also have a hand in this.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 1:30:54 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Valpal1

How do you know she’s not talking to media? She’s talking to police, and we’re getting only her side of the story and the police are putting out their controlled information - the psycho picture. There was a domestic violence problem occurring as well as a custody problem. The wife is not innocent in this as seen by the court order for both to attend counseling. I place a lot of blame on the domestic violence laws, the custody laws, and the public records laws. The police shouldn’t be putting out photos trying to vilify the guy. His marriage records should not be made public.

I think this young man felt he was being driven into a corner where he thought he was going to lose big time and never recover from it, and he snapped.


25 posted on 01/03/2012 1:42:08 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing

Because I can read. The article specifically states “in an affadavit” indicating the source of the wife’s statements is public court documents, not the wife in person.

Court records are public unless you request them to be sealed for specific reasons that outweigh the general public right to know. I don’t want to live in a country with secret court proceedings.

I feel sorry for the young man, but his tatoos suggest a great deal of his problems were of his own making.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 8:51:59 AM PST by Valpal1 (Worst tyranny is to force a man to pay for what he does not want because you think it good for him.)
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