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Three shot at youth football game in East Liberty
Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Oct 14, 2012 | Anya Sostek

Posted on 10/15/2012 7:39:00 AM PDT by bkopto

It was to have been the Homecoming game for the East End Raiders peewee football team -- their fans decked out from their socks to their hats in breast-cancer pink as 7- to 9-year-olds took the field at Pittsburgh Obama International Studies Academy in East Liberty.

Instead, hundreds of parents and children found themselves running and ducking for cover Saturday morning as gunshots rang from the metal bleachers overlooking the field -- the third shooting at a Pittsburgh youth football game in the last five years.

A statement released by Pittsburgh police said a 27-year-old man from Wilkinsburg was shot in the chest, a 64-year-old woman from Verona was shot in the stomach and shoulder and a 33-year-old woman was shot in the hand.

The first two are in critical condition and underwent emergency surgery at UPMC Presbyterian. The third victim is in stable condition.

The shootings occurred at 10:08 a.m. Names of the victims were not released.

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Pennsylvania
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1 posted on 10/15/2012 7:39:02 AM PDT by bkopto
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the usual suspects, in the usual neighborhoods, doing the usual mayhem, with no regard for innocent lives....


2 posted on 10/15/2012 7:45:21 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: bkopto

the Obama International Studies Academy? How did it get that name?


3 posted on 10/15/2012 7:47:09 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: bkopto

What do you expect when you name your school OBAMA???


4 posted on 10/15/2012 7:48:10 AM PDT by taillightchaser (When a dimorat says"The American people" the next words will be a lie.)
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To: bkopto

Just a week ago I found myself in the center of a 3-on-1. I put one down, the other two got away. I really do believe zero’s encouragement to “get in their faces” was the start of this boldness.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 7:48:10 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: taillightchaser
What do you expect when you name your school OBAMA???

It was formerly Peabody High. Alma Mater of people like Gene Kelly and Frank Gorshin in the days before civilization collapsed over there.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 7:50:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bkopto

LOL, peewee football games, family reunions, middle-school graduation parties, neighborhood basketball games, baby showers, grill-outs, Stop The Violence rallies....


7 posted on 10/15/2012 8:01:29 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

This is kind of a big story. Don’t know if AP has picked it up, but... if it goes nationwide how the hell is the obama media going to keep Obama’s name out of it?

Seriously — this is one to watch!


8 posted on 10/15/2012 8:02:13 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Wasn’t there a news story (not making this up) a little while back about the wheels literally coming off the bus for this place? Let me look it up

Oh OK:
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/09/04/school-bus-loses-wheel-with-30-students-aboard/

EAST LIBERTY (KDKA) – A routine bus ride for kids heading to school became anything but Tuesday morning.

A wheel on a bus transporting students to Pittsburgh Obama Academy came loose on Route 28.

“The wheel fell off of the rear passenger side of the axel”, says State Trooper Robin Mungo. “When the trooper arrived, the vehicle was in the right northbound lane on Route 28.

That was on Sep 4—”wheels come off Obama bus...”


9 posted on 10/15/2012 8:05:57 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: printhead

Good luck re any repercussions from your percussion.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 8:09:01 AM PDT by expat2
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To: bkopto

I was born and raised in East Liberty. It was a great place to grow up many years ago. Sad what it has become.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 8:11:11 AM PDT by CTGOPPER (Conservative in Connecticut. Really.)
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To: bkopto

Hmmmmmmmm No description of the shooter—does that mean what I think it does?


12 posted on 10/15/2012 8:14:21 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: duckworth

That school officially has TWO names.

“Obama Academy” and “International Baccalaureate Academy” or somesuch. Allows headline writers to switch back and forth at-will in order to keep The One’s name out of negative stories (such as when they get their heads handed to them in a sporing event)


13 posted on 10/15/2012 8:17:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: CTGOPPER
I was born and raised in East Liberty. It was a great place to grow up many years ago. Sad what it has become.

Largely done in by the whims of utopian government planners.

When they closed off all the main streets of the business district to create a "Pedestrian Mall" in the early 70's it was the kiss of death. Vehicle traffic has since been restored, but the damage was done.


14 posted on 10/15/2012 8:20:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“How did it get that name?”

A “diverse” neighborhood, low grades, bunch of entitlements and unfilled promises.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 8:22:58 AM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: BilLies

Well, I guess we’re still supposed to be liberal, and supposed to give everyone a pass, based on the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow and all that.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 8:29:58 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Homewood, Wilkensburg, Homestead...all pi**holes now. Used to be nice, ethinic communites back in the day. Urban black culture is a pox. What we need is to cut off all social welfare to these communites, set up military barraks where they aid in local policing, and have a three stikes law where if the third strike is a violent crime with a firearm you get the death penalty with one appeal. Give that 20 years and watch these places turnaround and crime plummet nationwide. We all know the stats , some states like Illlinois, some tof the jails are over 50% African Americans..and what they are 14% of the national population. Not racist if its true.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 8:31:37 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: pburgh01

well the liberals will say it’s racist that so many blacks are in prison. And the liberals will prevent any strong action being taken against “black urban culture”. Certain people get a pass on all of their social pathologies by liberals, because we’re supposed to be sensitive about the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, grappling with poverty, inadequate schools and all the rest of it that we hear constantly.

A good question for liberals would be: why is the state of the ghettos still the same in the age of Obama as it was under previous presidents?????


18 posted on 10/15/2012 8:39:47 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: bkopto

***”This is ridiculous,” said Tamisha Fuller, 40, of Homestead, whose 2-year-old granddaughter was at the game during the shooting. “If the police would’ve been there, doing their job, this never would have happened.”***

Nope - more like: if these ‘yutes’ had a two parent family with a strong male influence to keep them in line during their formative years, this never would have happened.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 8:44:17 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Venturer

“Hmmmmmmmm No description of the shooter—does that mean what I think it does?”

There is the highest degree of probability that you would be correct!


20 posted on 10/15/2012 8:58:17 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Venturer
No description of the shooter—does that mean what I think it does?

East Liberty is a very Amish section of Pittsburgh.

21 posted on 10/15/2012 9:13:12 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: MichaelCorleone

Pop Warner football avoids getting Police Details because of the cost. They say they call for a Detail. But they don’t show up. I’m on the Football Stadium Commission in my city.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 9:14:00 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I used to work for a firearms dealer.

Some of our best regular customers were older black men in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s who lived in these parts of town.

They had spent their whole lives working to pay off a mortgage, only to find civilization collapsing around them as they reached retirement. And they were scared shiite-less.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 9:30:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: printhead

I’d recommend asking the mods to delete that comment and for you to call your lawyer asap.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 9:33:41 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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25 posted on 10/15/2012 9:38:32 AM PDT by randita
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To: CTGOPPER

“I was born and raised in East Liberty. It was a great place to grow up many years ago. Sad what it has become”

I lived there while I was working at West Penn way back when. It was OK then, too.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 9:46:16 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: bkopto

Pittsburgh Tribune Review has better coverage....including comments from one TAMISHA Blah-Blah, who blames the incident on the PO-PO for not being present.

Ummm...this is a league for 4-7 year olds. Still babies.

If your kid needs ID and credentials to play, not to mention cops to keep you & them safe, perhaps you’re better off playing catch at home.

Stick a fork in that Obummer Academy nonsense. Or deal with your dead and remember you reap what you have sown with your racially-tinged vote.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 10:20:10 AM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: printhead

Great Job!!


28 posted on 10/15/2012 10:40:55 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Buckeye McFrog
such as when they get their heads handed to them in a sporing event

I think that's what happens mainly under the stands, not in front of them.

29 posted on 10/15/2012 2:23:53 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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