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  • UPDATE: VA Shooter identified as former employee of WDBJ (black - says racism made him do it)

    08/26/2015 9:07:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 116 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ali Stewart
    <p>According to a former WDBJ employee, Vester L. Flanagan — the man authorities say they’re seeking in connection with Wednesday’s fatal shooting of two journliasts — worked at WDBJ as a reporter about a year using the on-air name Bryce Williams.</p>
  • News crew gunned down on live TV

    08/26/2015 7:58:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A news crew for a CBS affiliate in Virginia was gunned down during a live report near the Bedford County-Franklin County line in Moneta early Wednesday morning, law enforcement officials said. Police and emergency services were on the scene, which remains active. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is also involved in the investigation. WDBJ7 reporter Allison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed by an unidentified assailant who approached the pair as they were filming an interview at the Bridgewater Plaza and fired in their direction as many as eight times. Footage of the shooting aired...
  • Deadly shooting during live TV news report in Va.

    08/26/2015 6:04:49 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 1,222 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 Aug 15 | Unknown
    A gunman killed a reporter and videographer for a CBS affiliate in Virginia in a shooting that was broadcast live Wednesday morning. Alison Parker and Adam Ward, a reporter and cameraman for CBS Roanoke affiliate WDBJ-TV, died in the shooting, Parker's mother confirmed to CBS News. WDBJ-TV reports that deputies from Franklin County and Bedford County were on the scene. The shooting happened at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Virginia.
  • Charleston Church Shooter says he was triggered by the Trayvon Martin Case

    06/21/2015 7:20:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day. The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?</p>
  • Two Florida State Students were Prevented by Law from Stopping School Shooting

    12/01/2014 1:42:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    According to Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) at Florida State, two students present at the shooting that occurred on 20 November could have stopped the shooting but were disarmed by the current Florida law. One of the students was wounded during the shooting.   Nathan Scott is a member of SCC at FSU.  In spite of his wound, he was able to warn other students about the shooter.   The other student was a U.S. infantry combat veteran who says he had a clear shot at the shooter.  From the facebook page of SSC at FSU: This is highlighted by two...
  • Officials: Reports of a shot fired on Kent State Campus near Bowman Hall

    04/02/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT · by IChing · 65 replies
    Newsnet5 Cleveland ^ | 4/2/14 | Megan Shaw
    KENT, Ohio - According to school officials, reports of a shot fired near Bowman Hall on the Kent State main campus. Kent police are assisting Kent State police officers on the scene. According to Executive Director of University Media Relations Eric Mansfield, the suspect is a black male wearing basketball shorts, carrying a silver handgun. Officials are asking everyone to avoid the area. Seek shelter until further notice. This FlashAlert, emergency text messages, was sent to all students: "Kent Main Campus: Report of a shot fired near Bowman Hall. Officers in area. Stay away from area. If in area, Shelter...
  • At least 2 shot at Millington navy base

    10/24/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT · by IChing · 70 replies ^ | 10/24/13 | WMCTV staff
    MILLINGTON, TN - (WMC-TV) - It is confirmed that at least two people have been shot near the Millington Navy Base. Both victims are reported to be in non-critical condition. The base is currently on lock down, but the shooter is in custody. Photos sent in to Action News 5 show crime scene tape and several medics on the scene. The U.S. Navy put out the following tweet to its Twitter account: #BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm incident near Naval Support Activity Midsouth in #Millington. Details to follow. Action News 5 has crews on its way. Stay with WMCTV.COM for the...
  • Children School Teacher on Active Shooter Response

    09/22/2013 11:39:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    In a discussion on   about the Navy Yard active shooter situation, MacMattico posted this response about how the children in his daughter's school responded to an active shooter exercise: First week of school, my daughter's entire school was put on “lockdown”. They couldn't leave their classes and doors (including classroom doors) were locked. Some idiot had called in a “threat” is all we have been told. The boys started speaking up first, telling the teacher “if we hear gun shots we're not sitting here” and the teacher repeated they were suppose to stay seated until the “lockdown” was...
  • RUN HIDE FIGHT Surviving an Active Shooter

    08/09/2012 1:43:05 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Youtube Posted ^ | City of Houston
    DHS-funded video gives tips to survive a shooter. After last week's shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston has released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event. The video was created with funds from the Homeland Security Department. "I can't imagine the horror and grief. If it is at all possible for any good to come out of it, perhaps it can be letting people know the options to consider if it happens again," said Mayor Annise Parker in a statement. Entitled "Run, Hide, Fight," the video depicts a fictional shooting incident at...
  • Taking a bar stool to a gun fight | Firearms Lawyer(WA)

    07/08/2012 5:57:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 6 July, 2012 | MARK KNAPP
    The hero that emerged from the most recent Seattle gun story is Lawrence, the brave fellow who threw a bar stool at Ian Stawicki to stop a bloody massacre at Cafe Racer. Lawrence was sitting in the Seattle coffee bar, a gathering place for artists and other alternative types, when Ian Stawicki walked through the door just before 11 a.m. May 30. It is unfortunate that most alternative lifestyle types in Seattle choose to be unarmed. It would have only taken one or two armed musicians to stop much of the carnage. Lawrence had a brother murdered in the attack...
  • Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings

    03/14/2012 12:31:57 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    Google News ^ | 14 MAR 12 | By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press
    Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press – 1 minute ago CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury has found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning of the first shootings in a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday in a wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two students who were killed on April 16, 2007, in the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Jurors deliberated for 3 ˝ hours before awarding $4 million to each family, and the state immediately filed a...