Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $34,511
39%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 39% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: churchshooting

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Why have we never heard the name Jeanne Assam mentioned in the past few days? On any channel?

    06/20/2015 9:58:04 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
  • This is why Obama will go down in history as the Worst President ever.

    06/19/2015 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 32 replies
    Anonymous
    Once again we have witnessed the divider in chief using a ‘serious crisis’ to pit people against each other instead of trying to bring them together. ‘President’ Obama could have reacted to the recent events by not slyly mentioning how he plans on using it once again to incrementally destroying liberty. Rather than uniting the country and healing it’s wounds, we had the ‘President’ using mass murder as just another opportunity to score political points for his socialist national agenda. This why ‘President’ Obama will be considered THE WORST, bar none. Compare this ‘President’ to those of the past who...
  • Hillary Clinton calls for action on gun control after Charleston shootings

    06/18/2015 2:32:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 18, 2015 | Kate Linthicum
    Saying it was time to “face hard truths about race, violence, guns and division,” Hillary Rodham Clinton called for action Thursday in response to the shooting that killed nine worshipers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. [Snip] “How many innocent people in our country, from little children to church members to movie theater attendees, how many people do we need to see cut down before we act?” she asked. She did not, however, offer any specific plan for reducing gun violence. [Snip] She [also] denounced anti-immigrant rhetoric, which she called "divisive," and mused about the nature of hatred...
  • Roommate Says Charleston Suspect Planned Shooting For 6 Months

    06/18/2015 2:09:14 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 91 replies
    tpm ^ | 6-18-2015 | Catherine Thompson
    The roommate of the white, 21-year old man who allegedly massacred nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina said Thursday that he thought the suspect had been planning the attack for about six months. Dalton Tyler told ABC News that he'd known Dylann Storm Roof for about seven months to a year. Tyler told the news outlet that he last saw Roof about a week ago and knew he'd been planning something like the Charleston church attack "for six months." “He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler told ABC News. “He said he wanted...
  • Here’s What the Mainstream Media WON’T Tell You About Mass Shootings

    06/18/2015 3:39:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    Written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief http://allenbwest.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief
    According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 37 percent of households had an adult who owned a gun — 24 percent said they owned a gun, and 13 percent said someone else in their household did. There are about 319 million people in the United States, so that means there are about 118 milion gun owners in this nation. Mother Jones reports there have been 69 mass shootings in the last 30 years. The Washington Post says, A Congressional Research Service report published in 2013 counted 78 incidents over roughly the same period, in which 547 were killed. That means,...
  • Friend of Charleston Victim: Fox News ‘Hate Speech’ a Potential Influence

    06/18/2015 6:10:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    mediaite ^ | June 18, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Todd Rutherford, a South Carolina state legislator and a friend of one of the victims, spoke out on CNN this afternoon about how “the rhetoric in South Carolina, the rhetoric nationwide, has led people to believe… that it’s okay to walk into a church and take nine lives.” Rutherford spoke to Jake Tapper about the Charleston church shooting and the death of his friend Reverend Clementa Pinckney.
  • Obama Addresses Gun Violence at Hollywood Fundraiser

    06/18/2015 7:03:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | June 18, 2015 | By Ted Johnson
    Hours after delivering a statement on the shooting massacre of nine people at an historic church in Charleston, S.C., President Obama and a group of entertainment industry donors had a lengthy discussion about the roots of gun violence in the first of two Hollywood-centric fundraisers in Los Angeles on Thursday, according to an attendee who was present. About 30 people attended the event at the Pacific Palisades home of Chuck Lorre, executive producer of “Two and a Half Men.” Tickets for what was billed as an intimate discussion with the president sold for up to $33,400 each, with proceeds going...
  • Charleston Shooting: A Closer Look at Alleged Gunman Dylann Roof

    06/18/2015 6:26:00 PM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies
    abcnews ^ | Jun 18, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman authorities say is responsible for killing nine people in a predominantly black Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night, had been “planning something like that for six months,” according to his roommate. Dalton Tyler, who said he has known Roof for seven months to one year, said he saw the white, 21-year-old suspect just last week. “He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.” Tyler said he met Roof, a Lexington,...
  • Charleston suspect’s roommate: He’d been planning something like this for six months

    06/18/2015 6:25:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    ABC, WSJ copied onto Hot Air.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Thanks for letting us know a day after the information would have been useful, guy. Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman authorities say is responsible for killing nine people in a predominantly black Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night, had been “planning something like that for six months,” according to his roommate.Dalton Tyler, who said he has known Roof for seven months to one year, said he saw the white, 21-year-old suspect just last week.“He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something...
  • Obama: This kind of violence doesn’t happen elsewhere, you know

    06/18/2015 6:10:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Please pray for those who have lost their lives in Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, for their families and friends, and for their entire community. Our brothers and sisters in Christ are suffering, and need our prayers and support. Let’s start by spreading love rather than division. With that said, if I had to give one piece of advice to any politician, it would be that any argument starting off with “We don’t have all the facts” is one that should probably remain unspoken. Another piece of advice would be that gathering the relevant facts before speaking will avoid embarrassments like...
  • Colorado Springs vs. Charleston: The Church Massacre That Ended Differently

    06/19/2015 6:32:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    A former police officer, Assam, 42, was on security duty Sunday morning at New Life Church here. Hours earlier, a 24-year-old who had been rejected from a missionary school in a Denver suburb had shot and killed two staffers there. Now he was spraying New Life's parking lot with gunfire and pushing through the doors to the sanctuary.
  • Race-hate 'gunman CONFESSES to shooting dead nine at historic black church' to 'start a race war'

    06/19/2015 6:14:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2015 | Lydia Warren and Mia De Graaf
    Dylann Storm Roof has confessed to entering a South Carolina church on Wednesday night and shooting dead nine people at their weekly bible study meeting, telling investigators that he wanted to 'start a race war', according to reports.The 21-year-old admitted to Charleston police and the FBI that he was behind the massacre, law enforcement officials told CNN on Friday. He also told them that he bought the .45-caliber handgun himself; a family member had previously said the gun was a birthday gift from Roof's father.His roommate has also revealed that Roof, who is white, had been planning the attack for...
  • South Carolina shooting: What we know about suspect Dylann Storm Roof, 21 [Psych Drugs]

    06/18/2015 4:53:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    CBS ^ | 6/18/15
    A federal law enforcement source has identified the man suspected of killing nine people inside a historic black church on Wednesday evening as 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof. He was captured Thursday morning in Shelby, N.C. ....Since January, Roof has been arrested twice, both at the Columbiana Mall in Columbia, S.C. According to arrest records obtained CBS News investigative producer Laura Strickler, on February 28, Roof went into a Bath and Body Works store wearing all black and asked "out of the ordinary questions," including how many associates were working, when they closed and what time they leave. Mall employees complained...
  • Shots fired into Saint Matthew Church on Pendleton Street (Memphis, Tennessee)

    06/18/2015 9:39:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WRCB-TV ^ | June 18, 2015 | Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shots were fired into Saint Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in the 2000 block of Pendleton Street. Officers were told that one of the church's pastors noticed a bullet hole in the front door of the building. It is unknown when the shots were fired, because no one else was at the church at the time. At this time, investigators say there is nothing indicating that the shooting is connected to the shooting in South Carolina. WMC Action News 5's Jerica Phillips is on the scene now to learn more information.
  • Reports: Eight people shot downtown (Charleston, SC)

    06/17/2015 8:14:08 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 29 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 6/17/2015 | Post and Courier
    Unconfirmed reports say eight people were shot downtown tonight. Police and emergency vehicles are swarming Henrietta and Calhouns streets off Marion Square in downtown Charleston, responding to the reported shooting.....
  • Charleston Church Massacre Happened In Gun-Free Zone

    06/18/2015 3:14:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 18, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    The Charleston, S.C., church massacre is already drawing comparisons to the tragedies at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., and at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. because it happened in a gun-free zone. [Snip] Although South Carolina is one of several states around the country that issue concealed carry licenses on a “shall issue” basis, legal gun owners are not permitted to carry their firearms into places of worship.
  • Why so many killers are male

    06/18/2015 3:19:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Garbarino
    (CNN)—It looks like it has happened again. A young male has allegedly killed. In this case it is nine people at a church in South Carolina. Anyone who is paying attention hears the news and thinks, "Here we go again." But why? After spending 20 years interviewing killers as a psychological expert witness in murder cases I have some thoughts about this. Males are disproportionately over-represented in the ranks of America's killers -- about 90%, in fact. Why is that? Some of it appears to lie in the biological vulnerability of males. About 30% of males (versus 9% of females)...
  • The Senseless Death in a Charleston Church Could Have Been Prevented

    06/18/2015 6:22:54 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 44 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/18/15 | Steve Berman
    Every time an American community suffers a tragedy involving a firearm, the anti-gun crowd unveils itself in full tribal dress. Wednesday night, a 21-year-old sandy blonde-haired white man with blue jeans and Timberland boots walked into a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. and killed 9 people.  That’s a horrible, murderous act, made worse by the fact that the man is still at large. The New York Times reported S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s statement about the tragedy. "While we do not yet know all of the details, we do know that we’ll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one...
  • Pictured: The white gunman who shot dead NINE people in mass "race-hate" (Shorten)

    06/18/2015 5:34:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 134 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | June 18,2015 | Charlene Adams,Jennifer Newton
    Police have released CCTV images of a white gunman who shot dead nine people in a cold-blooded race-hate crime at an African-American church in South Carolina on Wednesday night.
  • Jasper County election commissioner 'shocked' by changes

    06/17/2015 9:17:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    blufftontoday ^ | June 17, 2015 - 12:29am | GENELLE B. WILLIAMS
    Three Jasper County election commissioners who were notified in May they were not being reappointed have been informed by state Sen. Clementa Pinckney that their removal was never a formal decision by the county’s legislative delegation. Pinckney, D-Jasper County, says they are still members of the commission. On May 26, delegation chairman Bill Herbkersman sent letters to Rev. Donald Sheftall, Patricia Walls and Lillian King stating that their services were no longer needed because of background checks by the governor’s office. “We have been informed by the Governor’s office that due to the circumstances and or credit reported, you have...
  • There’s Just ONE Comment on Dylann Roof’s (Charleston shooter) Facebook

    06/18/2015 10:13:46 AM PDT · by envisio · 24 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 6-18-15 | Michael Cantrell
    The FBI recently confirmed the identity of the Charleston church shooter as Dylann Roof, and not long after, photos from his Facebook page started getting around. Marcus Stanley, the man who left the comment is a gospel music artist who was shot eight times, but by God’s grace survived the incident. This, folks, is how you respond to a situation like this. Using this opportunity to graciously reach out to this young man with the message of the gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ brings all the glory to God, while demonstrating how Christ works in people to...
  • The Senseless Death in a Charleston Church Could Have Been Prevented

    06/18/2015 9:40:48 AM PDT · by Sopater · 35 replies
    SGBerman ^ | June 18, 2015 | Steve Berman
    Every time an American community suffers a tragedy involving a firearm, the anti-gun crowd unveils itself in full tribal dress. Wednesday night, a 21-year-old sandy blonde-haired white man with blue jeans and Timberland boots walked into a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. and killed 9 people. That’s a horrible, murderous act, made worse by the fact that the man is still at large. The New York Times reported S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s statement about the tragedy. “While we do not yet know all of the details, we do know that we’ll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one...
  • Rep. Sanford: Charleston Shooting "An Outlier"

    06/18/2015 9:31:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 18,2015 | Jeff Poor
    In an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), the congressman who represents Charleston, SC, reacted to last night’s mass shooting at the Charleston’s historic Emanuel AME Church that resulted in nine dead. Sanford said it was uncharacteristic of city of Charleston and the state of South Carolina, calling it an outlier.
  • Obama on Charleston: It’s too easy to get guns in America

    06/18/2015 11:18:58 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 58 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 6/18 | Olly Knox
    President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed profound “sadness and anger” at the Charleston church shooting as well as deeply personal frustration that America’s political climate makes it virtually impossible for now to tighten restrictions on who can buy firearms. “We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun,” Obama said in the White House briefing room, Vice President Joe Biden standing at his side.
  • President Obama On Charleston Church Massacre: This Doesn’t Happen In Other Advanced Countries

    06/18/2015 10:44:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 139 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 18, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/ AP) — Following the arrest of a white man Thursday in connection with the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, President Obama said he has had to deliver these remarks too often. “The attorney general has announced plans for the FBI to open a hate crime investigation,” Obama said from the White House. “We understand that the suspect is in custody and I’ll let the best of law enforcement do its work to make sure that justice is served. Until the investigation is complete,...
  • Charleston: the blame game begins

    06/18/2015 10:48:00 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 26 replies
    Remember the days when there was time to mourn the victims of unspeakable atrocities? In today’s lightning-fast media environment, finger-pointing blame games emerge almost immediately, well before the facts are in. That’s no accident: facts have a high likelihood of getting in the way of whatever agenda is being promoted. The race is to define events based on one’s own belief system before actual details emerge that might get in the way. Social media makes that possible. Sound sinister? Welcome to politics.
  • Obama Politicizes Charleston Murders

    06/18/2015 10:58:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Dylann Storm Roof is this guy's name. They've captured him. They captured him 245 miles away from Charleston, South Carolina, and they captured him in North Carolina. He parked the black Hyundai under a tree. Either ran out of gas or just stopped to rest overnight or what have you, but he was captured and didn't present any problems upon arrest. Such a sad event. You know, every day, the news is just depressing. You gotta work past it, you gotta work through it each and every day. Greetings, my friends, and welcome, great to have you, Rush Limbaugh, the...
  • Sharpton To Visit Charleston, Will "Do Whatever Is Helpful To Families And Situation"

    06/17/2015 11:34:22 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 29 replies
    MSNBC Real Clear Politics ^ | June 18, 2015 | MSNBC
    "Do you have any plans to go down there?" a MSNBC anchor asked Sharpton. "Again, I'm back and forth on the phone. I will do whatever is helpful to the families and the situation," Sharpton said. UPDATE: Local news reports Sharpton will indeed visit Charleston.
  • Police Release Photos of Charleston South Carolina Church Shooting Suspect

    06/18/2015 4:04:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 408 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 18, 2015
    Police and federal law enforcement agencies were in the midst an all-out manhunt Thursday morning for the gunman they say is responsible for killing 9 people in a Charleston South Carolina church Wednesday night in what police described as a hate crime. The suspect opened fire on a bible study group at the historic black Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun street, killing eight people in an "unfathomable." Two other people were rushed to the hospital where one died. Early Thursday morning, police released pictures from surveillance footage showing the suspect, a younger white man, approximately 21-25 years old, as...
  • CHARLESTON SHOOTER IDENTIFIED=> Dylann Storm Roof, Born in 1994

    06/18/2015 7:23:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 355 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-18-2015 | Jim Hoft
    CHARLESTON SHOOTER IDENTIFIED=> Dylann Storm Roof 5′ 9″ 120 poundsDriving a 2000 Hyundai ELantra GS License plate: LGF330He is from the Columbia area.He’s been arrested before:Profile OverviewFirst Name: DYLANN Last Name: ROOF Middle Name: STORM Gender: Male Race: White Arrest Date: 2015-02-28 12:00:00 Age: 20 Agency: LCSD Dob: 1994-04-03 00:00:00 Birth Year: 1994MORE PHOTOS— I just found this. I believe this is him. DYLANN STORM ROOF. pic.twitter.com/F15RZnZitw— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 18, 2015 Dylann Storm Roof was arrested in Lexington county a couple of months ago. He was arrested on drug charges. CONFIRMED: Suspect is Dylann Storm Roof, from Columbia...
  • REPORT: CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AS DYLANN STORM ROOF, 21

    06/18/2015 7:22:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/18/2015 | by JOHN NOLTE
    According to WBTV: Law enforcement is pursuing 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, of Eastover. An active manhunt is taking place in several locations in the Midlands.Public records show Roof was arrested in March in Lexington County on drug charges. There are reports Roof was also arrested for trespassing.The first photo below is reportedly from Roof’s Facebook page. The photo directly below that is reportedly from a police flier.
  • Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof in custody – latest updates

    06/18/2015 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 75 replies
    The Guardain ^ | June 18, 2015 | Raya Jalabi
    One suspect is in custody Suspect identified as Dylann Roof Nine dead after ‘hate crime’ attack on historic black church Pastor Clementa Pinckney named among the dead Share your accounts with GuardianWitness What we know so far
  • Charleston church shooting suspect arrested in N.C., source says

    06/18/2015 8:31:14 AM PDT · by iowamark · 128 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2015 | Ralph Ellis and Ed Payne
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN)[Latest developments] • Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof has been taken into custody in North Carolina, a senior law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN's Deborah Feyerick. • Roof, 21, of Lexington, South Carolina, is the suspect in Wednesday's deadly shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, city police said Thursday. • Witnesses say the suspect stood up and said he was there "to shoot black people," a law enforcement official said. The shooter is also thought to have used a handgun, according to the official.
  • Everything Known About Charleston Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof

    06/18/2015 9:08:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 149 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 18, 2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The man accused of killing nine inside a black church wore pro-apartheid flags, held ‘strong conservative beliefs,’ and made a ‘lot of racist jokes.’ Police said they have arrested Dylann Storm Roof, the suspected killer of nine people at an historic black church in Charleston. Roof, 21, is from Lexington, South Carolina and was taken into custody in Shelby County, North Carolina. At a press conference, police chief Greg Mullen said a citizen's tip led police to his car. He would not comment on whether weapons were found in the vehicle, but said Roof was "cooperative." [Snip] Roof’s father...
  • 5-Year-Old Played Dead And Survived Church Shooting That Killed 9 In Charleston

    06/18/2015 9:09:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    KFDM.com ^ | June 18,2015 | KFDM.com
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Charleston police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed nine people, including a state senator, during a Bible study at a historic Calhoun Street church Wednesday, Chief Greg Mullen said.
  • Gunman to Victims: ‘You Rape Our Women’

    06/18/2015 7:07:54 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 118 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 18, 2015 | Daily Beast
    The gunman who killed nine people during a Bible study meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, spewed a message of hate. Sylvia Johnson—a cousin of church pastor Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in the attack—says a survivor told her the gunman reloaded five times. “He just said ‘I have to do it,’” Johnson reports the survivor saying. “‘You rape our women and you’re taking over the country. You have to go.’” Earlier, a local NAACP official said the killer told one woman, who has not been identified, that she was allowed to live so that...
  • 9 dead in shooting at historic Charleston African American church. Police chief calls it ‘hate crime

    Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire Wednesday night at a historic African American church in downtown Charleston, S.C. Charleston officials said nine people were killed and others were injured. “I do believe this is a hate crime,” Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said at a late night news conference, without explaining the basis for his conclusion. Police said the victims had gathered Wednesday night in the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston for a prayer meeting when the shooting occurred. Police are now searching for the suspect, described as a clean-shaven white male in...
  • Charleston Mother Emanuel AME Church Shooting – Discussion Thread…

    06/18/2015 3:13:35 AM PDT · by Bratch · 97 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 18, 2015 | sundance
    A man walks into a church and shoots nine people dead; that’s terrorism regardless of race.  If the shooting was based on race, then it’s a racist hate crime and terrorism, period. The number one objective of everyone in law enforcement should be to catch the mass murder suspect and bring him to trial.  As currently described that suspect is: “A 21-year-old, white male, with sandy blonde hair, clean shaven, wearing Timberland boots, jeans and a grey hoodie“.  Every resource should be deployed to catch that criminal. “Every resource” includes the principle that this horrific crime should be treated with the same intensity as the Boston Marathon...
  • Charleston shooting: Reports of shooting at church

    06/17/2015 7:45:57 PM PDT · by Duke of Milan · 508 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-17-2015 | web staff
    Charleston shooting: Reports of shooting at church
  • Dispute outside church leaves 2 fatally shot, 4 injured

    04/28/2015 8:20:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    NEW YORK (AP) — A gunfight broke out on a Brooklyn street during a funeral service where at least one shooter returned fire from inside the church vestibule, leaving two dead and four others injured, according to police. Three men opened fire on a crowd outside Emmanuel Church of God in Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood Monday evening, police said. Mourners had gathered there for the funeral of 38-year-old Jose Luis Robles, who had died of natural causes.
  • Pastor shoots employee in gunfight at Kissimmee church

    12/31/2014 6:27:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 30, 2014 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    The pastor of a Kissimmee church shot and critically wounded an employee Tuesday morning in a shootout after he notified the man he was being fired, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.The shooting shortly after 8 a.m. was witnessed by other church workers at Living Water Fellowship on Pleasant Hill Road, said sheriff's spokeswoman Twis Lizasuain.Benjamin Parangan Jr., a member of the maintenance crew for at least eight years, allegedly opened fire when he was told he no longer had a job, Lizasuain said.
  • UPDATE: Deadly church shooting suspect led authorities on chase in stolen car

    08/17/2014 7:30:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    WRDW ^ | Aug. 15, 2014
    COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies confirm a suspect has been arrested in Jacksonville, Florida for the deadly shooting of a 55-year-old man in Columbia County last night. The coroner's office identifies the victim as William Davitte. He was shot and killed at Marvin United Methodist Church on S. Belair Rd near Wheeler Rd. Davitte and his wife, Jennifer Davitte, were turning on the sprinkler system at the church around 10:30 p.m. when the shooting happened, said Columbia County Cpt. Steve Morris. The husband was shot three times and died on the scene. His wife was taken to the hospital with...
  • Gun Talk Radio 10/6/13

    10/06/2013 4:58:50 PM PDT · by mylife · 145 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 10/6/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 10/6/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • Pastor shot dead mid-sermon by disgruntled ex-deacon, who turned himself into police after the....

    09/29/2013 6:18:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    FULL TITLE: Pastor shot dead mid-sermon by disgruntled ex-deacon, who turned himself into police after the horrific murder A Louisiana pastor was fatally shot as he preached to a crowd of more than 60 during a revival service. Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was preaching at about 8:20 pm on Friday at Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center when he was shot twice by former deacon Woodrow Karey. Mr Karey entered the church as Mr Harris was preaching to over 60 churchgoers and 'walked up to him and shot him at close range,' officials said. The pastor was then shot a...
  • Louisiana pastor shot to death while preaching in church

    09/28/2013 6:32:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/28/2013 | Kevin Murphy
    A Louisiana pastor was shot to death while preaching in church, and the suspected gunman was arrested after surrendering to police, authorities said on Saturday. Woodrow Karey, 53, faces a charge of second degree murder in the slaying late on Friday of Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said. Lake Charles is 190 miles west of New Orleans. Karey walked into the church, shot Harris twice with a shotgun and then fled, Myers said. About 50 to 60 people were in the church...
  • Guy Walks Into Church, Shoots Father-in-Law in Head: Cops

    06/17/2013 10:19:33 AM PDT · by JOAT · 29 replies
    Newser.com ^ | 6-17-2013 | Rob Quinn
    A Utah man has been arrested for allegedly walking into a church on Father's Day and shooting his father-in-law in the back of the head in front of horrified parishioners. Police say Charles Richard Jennings Jr., 35, stole a pickup truck at gunpoint after the incident at a Catholic church in Ogden but was captured hours later in the next county, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The injured man is in critical condition but is expected to survive. Police describe the shooting as a "domestic violence-related incident." Witnesses say Jennings entered the church hand-in-hand with his wife before walking over...
  • Media Belatedly Mentions that Gunman Who Opened Fire in a Church on Easter Left Behind a Koran

    04/11/2013 6:54:37 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 6 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | April 11, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media has done its best to bury the story. Plenty of headlines read, “Man Yells About God After Church Shooting” which gives a completely false picture of events...
  • Witness: Man yelled about God after church killing [‘Will Of Allah’ (NOT God)]

    04/01/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 4-1-13 | ap
    ASHTABULA, Ohio—Witnesses say the 25-year-old man accused of walking into an Ohio church and fatally shooting his father after an Easter service Sunday was yelling about God and Allah after the killing. Police say Reshad Riddle walked into the Hiawatha Church of God in Christ in Ashtabula and killed his father, 52-year-old Richard Riddle, with a single shot from a handgun Sunday afternoon. Associate Pastor Sean Adams told The (Ashtabula) Star Beacon newspaper that worshippers started screaming, ducking down and calling 911 on cellphones after the shooting. ""It was terrifying," Adams told the newspaper. "The children were screaming and people...
  • 4 Dead, 3 State Troopers Injured After Blair County Church Shooting

    12/21/2012 11:06:52 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 41 replies
    KDKA ^ | 12/21/12 | Staff
    BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Emergency officials are on the scene of a deadly shooting in Frankstown Township, in Blair County. Right now, sources tell KDKA-TV that four people are dead, and three Pennsylvania State Troopers were also hurt, but are expected to be okay. Sources say at least part of the shooting took place at the Juniata Valley Gospel Church. Troopers responded to a 9-1-1 shots fired call about 9 a.m. Additional 9-1-1 calls reported an armed man shooting at additional locations. According to sources, two troopers were fired at by the driver of a pickup truck on Juniata...
  • Ga. church shooting shows attacker aided by law disarming victims

    10/27/2012 6:48:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 October, 2012 | David Codrea
    The executive director of GeorgiaCarry.org, a state gun rights group, took to the airwaves yesterday on Atlanta’s NBC 11 Alive to weigh in on Wednesday’s shooting at Pastor Creflo Dollar's World Changers Church International, a College Park megachurch. Jerry Henry faced questions from news anchor Ted Hall and assertions by disarmament advocate State Senator Donzella James to explain why his group believes the choice should be left to the churches. Henry’s group is leading a fight to overturn a state law dictating disarmament, and has submitted a petition to the United States Supreme Court, presenting a single question: "Does a...