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  • Navy Yard: Swat team 'stood down' at mass shooting scene

    09/18/2013 7:42:06 PM PDT · by MWS · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | Debbie Siegelbaum
    BBC News, Washington - One of the first teams of heavily armed police to respond to Monday's shooting in Washington DC was ordered to stand down by superiors, the BBC can reveal. A tactical response team of the Capitol Police, a force that guards the US Capitol complex, was told to leave the scene by a supervisor instead of aiding municipal officers. The Capitol Police department has launched a review into the matter. Aaron Alexis, 34, killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. "I don't think it's a far stretch to say that some lives may have been saved...
  • Gun Rights Crowd Targets Military’s Firearms Policy After Navy Yard Shootings

    09/18/2013 6:57:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 52 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 18, 2013 | Liz Goodwin
    In the wake of Monday’s mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, where a military contractor armed with a 12-gauge shotgun killed 12 people before being shot dead himself, some gun advocates are raising objections about the policy that prohibits servicemen and civilians from arming themselves for protection on bases. Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, told Newsmax he thinks servicemen should be able to carry their personal weapons on bases. "I'd be all for everybody keeping their sidearms if they're in the military and on a military installation," Gohmert said. "That's something we need to get back to." John R. Lott,...
  • Suspected U.S. shooter had 'secret' clearance, employer says

    09/16/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 219 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 9-16-2013 | Reuters - Phil Stewart
    Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old suspect in Monday's shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, had "secret" clearance and was assigned to start working there as a civilian contractor with a military-issued ID card, his firm's CEO told Reuters. "He did have a secret clearance. And he did have a CAC (common access card)," said Thomas Hoshko, CEO of "The Experts," which was helping service the Navy, Marine Corps intranet as a subcontractor for a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services contract.
  • UPDATE: Navy Yard shooter identified as Texas man (Aaron Alexis)

    09/16/2013 12:47:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 563 replies
    Updated at 3:40 p.m. EDT: Officials stated that the Washington Navy Yard shooter who died after Monday's rampage has been identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, from Texas.
  • WaPo: Live: Police: Three shooters in Navy Yard shooting

    09/16/2013 7:24:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 1,239 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10:13 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2013 | Maggie Fazeli Fard
    Three shooters are involved in the Navy Yard shooting, a police spokeswoman said. One of the shooters is “down,” police said, but two remain in a building on the grounds. One of the shooters at large is dressed in fatigues. At least one has a long gun, police said. Maggie Fazeli Fard White House statement on Navy Yard shooting The White House issued a statement on the Navy Yard shooting Monday morning: “The President has been briefed several times about the unfolding situation at the Washington Navy Yard by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco...