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Man shoots two passengers on train - then himself - after becoming enraged
UK Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2013 | Michael Zennie

Posted on 08/25/2013 4:55:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

An ex-con opened fire on a train in New Jersey and wounded two passengers - and then himself - after becoming enraged when a stranger objected to him falling asleep on her shoulder, police said today.

Tari Turpin, 34, pulled out a 9mm Glock semi-automatic pistol and started shooting aboard a PATH Train in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Sunday morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: shooting; train; turpin
(headline altered to fit)
1 posted on 08/25/2013 4:55:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

well gee its a good thing Christi signed all those gun control bills, cause those surely prevented this tragedy.

lets play a game and count all the laws broken before the shooting


2 posted on 08/25/2013 4:57:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Another SOB (Son of OBama) strikes again!


3 posted on 08/25/2013 5:00:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The U.K., with its various publications’ daily reports for years on crimes in the U.S.A.


4 posted on 08/25/2013 5:01:13 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: driftdiver

“lets play a game and count all the laws broken before the shooting”

From the article:

‘Turpin, of East Orange, New Jersey, was hit with a litany of charges: Two counts of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, making terrorist threats, risking widespread injury or damage, possession of hollow point bullets, being a convict in possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.’


5 posted on 08/25/2013 5:01:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Reading the article is cheating.


6 posted on 08/25/2013 5:02:56 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

As someone who regularly rides the PATH can say certain parts are a zoo

Have pan handlers roam the trains harassing people for money

Last year was going to NYC with girlfriend for Christmas -
had this crack head roaming the train screaming needed money for drugs

Took out my pocket knife and started cleaning fingernails

Took one look at me (6’ 5’ 225 lbs) with this wicked looking knife and disappeared....

Did not see him again.........


7 posted on 08/25/2013 5:02:57 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Did they get him for tearing tags off of mattresses?

/johnny

8 posted on 08/25/2013 5:05:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: njslim
Took one look at me (6’ 5’ 225 lbs) with this wicked looking knife and disappeared...

Let's see, possession of a weapon aboard the train, brandishing a weapon, making terrorist threats, failure to hand over all your money to Holder's People, various violations of the ADA act (failure to give money to a disabled drug addict, failure to provide drugs to a disabled drug addict, failure to give up your woman to a disabled drug addict..) Oh, and probably a litany of federal charges as well for crossing state lines... He disappeared because of all the cops you should have attracted. :)

9 posted on 08/25/2013 5:06:40 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I would add stupidity and incompetence.
Especially incompetence.
10 posted on 08/25/2013 5:08:39 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Her brother, who was riding in the train car with her, intervened and convinced Turpin to put the gun away.

“Ms Drummer said she then remarked, ‘Who pulls out a gun for something like this?’”

That’s when Turpin started firing, Ms Drummer told the TV station.”

I’m not excusing the perp here in any way, shape or form. But if some nutjob pulls a gun and is ready to shoot you, don’t tempt fate after your brother calms said nutjob down. It’s a legitimate question she asked (answer: a nutjob and/or a thug who thinks he’s a big man for waving a gun in an innocent citizen’s face), but maybe that moment wasn’t the right time to voice it.


11 posted on 08/25/2013 5:10:55 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Suspicion confirmed.


12 posted on 08/25/2013 5:11:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: njslim
Took out my pocket knife and started cleaning fingernails.

Let me guess: it's illegal to have a pocket knife on the PATH?

Good on you for having one anyway.

13 posted on 08/25/2013 5:15:30 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Another episode of “When keepin it real goes wrong”.


14 posted on 08/25/2013 5:17:12 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: DemforBush

Agreed. It would have been better to bring up that question at the gunman’s trial.


15 posted on 08/25/2013 5:19:58 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Dat’s jus’ reTari-ed.


16 posted on 08/25/2013 5:20:57 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
‘Turpin, of East Orange, New Jersey, was hit with a litany of charges: Two counts of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, making terrorist threats, risking widespread injury or damage, possession of hollow point bullets, being a convict in possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.’

In other words, he'll be walking free in 18 months.

17 posted on 08/25/2013 5:24:38 PM PDT by Drew68 (Cruz '16)
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To: Drew68

If they don’t the Black community will say it’s racist to keep them locked up for a longer period of time.


18 posted on 08/25/2013 5:26:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: glorgau

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/2c8c4b3b58/chappelle-show-when-keeping-it-real-goes-wrong-1


19 posted on 08/25/2013 5:42:16 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: ConservativeStatement
He shot one woman in the ankle and hit another in the hand. Then, he accidentally shot himself in the leg, according to reports.

I've never taken the PATH at 5:10 AM. It must really be interesting!

20 posted on 08/25/2013 5:43:21 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This article can’t be correct, because ordinary citizens are not allowed to carry handguns in New Jersey. Also, the law forbids convicts from even having guns, so how could this man have a gun?
The gun probably did the shooting by itself, and implicated the suspect because of racism.


21 posted on 08/25/2013 5:44:11 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: ConservativeStatement
Where do we start?
1) Tari Turpin was a black ex-felon in possession of a firearm (illegal and gets you 10 years in ClubFed, not to mention NJ).
2) Turpin committed attempted murder assaults on two train passengers (further felonies) before wounding himself.
3) NONE of New Jersey's draconian gun laws prevented Mr. Turpin from acquiring a pistol or assaulting these two victims. Can Gov. Chris (Krispy Kreme) Christie explain how all his gun control failed to stop this? No, but Christy will say he needs more laws to punish the innocent.
22 posted on 08/25/2013 5:45:05 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: noprogs

when convicted, will he be doing Turpin-time? ;-)


23 posted on 08/25/2013 5:51:37 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Uh, what’s wrong with hollow-tip bullets?

That’s all I keep in my little .22 revolver.


24 posted on 08/25/2013 5:53:31 PM PDT by greene66
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To: ConservativeStatement

possession of hollow point bullets is a crime?

note: all of mine fell overboard in that boating accident


25 posted on 08/25/2013 5:54:14 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: rockrr

Ping!


26 posted on 08/25/2013 5:54:40 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: NonValueAdded

You can possess hollow point ammo in your home or when traveling to/from range

Carrying it in public is felony.......


27 posted on 08/25/2013 7:17:13 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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