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  • Why Obama Does Not Address Connecticut Shootings

    08/09/2010 3:47:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 44 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 09, 2010 | Jack Cashill
    A week ago, as is well enough known, Omar Thornton shot and killed eight of his coworkers while being escorted out of the building after having been terminated by his employer, a Connecticut beer distributor. As I write this, President Barack Obama has yet to address this subject in any public way. He is not alone in his restraint. The media have soft-pedaled the motive -- the whole shooting, for that matter. Four days after the fact, my wife, who watches CNN and listens to NPR, had not heard about it. Unlike, say, Oklahoma City or even Columbine, the tragedy...
  • 'A tragedy no doubt, but...'

    08/09/2010 3:39:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 09, 2010 | Marty Waveland
    The entire country was shocked and saddened last week by a senseless workplace shooting in Connecticut. From the news, we learn that a deranged lunatic ran amok at a beer distributor and gunned down eight innocent people in cold blood. In the aftermath, several news stories discussed the perception of racial mistreatment by the shooter. Some of those stories seemed to teeter precariously close to the line between attempting to explain the thinking of a deranged man, on the one hand, and on the other hand justifying the shootings as some sort of deserved racial payback. But one widely-publicized story...
  • Beer warehouse shooter long complained of racism (AP Spin Alert!)

    08/07/2010 12:17:06 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 7, 2010 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – To those closest to him, Omar Thornton was caring, quiet and soft-spoken. He was excited to land a well-paying job at a beer delivery company a few years ago and his longtime girlfriend says they talked of marrying and having children. But underneath, Thornton seethed with a sense of racial injustice for years that culminated in a shooting rampage Tuesday in which the Connecticut man killed eight and wounded two others at his job at Hartford Distributors in Manchester before killing himself. "I know what pushed him over the edge was all the racial stuff that...
  • Conn. shooter told 911 he 'handled the problem'

    08/05/2010 3:44:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 69 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | Aug 5 | STEPHEN SINGER
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The man who went on a shooting rampage at a beer distributor calmly told a 911 operator that it was "a racist place" and that he had taken matters into his own hands and "handled the problem." Omar Thornton, 34, called 911 after shooting 10 co-workers - eight fatally - on Tuesday morning at Hartford Distributors. He introduced himself as "the shooter over in Manchester" and said he was hiding in the building, but would not say where......
  • (Breaking) Fox News (TV) reporting workplace shooting (CT)

    08/03/2010 6:12:36 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 148 replies · 150+ views
    Fox News | 8/3/10 | on air staff
    Not on their website yet. Being reported on Fox News TV. Workplace shooting in Manchester, CT. Budwiser distributer. Three dead. Story is developing.
  • Multiple People Reported Shot In Manchester This Morning

    08/03/2010 6:32:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies · 9+ views ^ | August 3, 2010 | Biggirl
    MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say several people have been shot at a beer distribution company in Connecticut.
  • Official: 9 Killed In Conn. Warehouse Shooting

    08/03/2010 11:24:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 100 replies · 24+ views
    AP via The Pittsburgh Channel ^ | July 3, 2010 | Stephen Singer
    MANCHESTER, Conn. -- A warehouse driver who was asked to resign his job at a beer distributor went on a shooting rampage Tuesday morning that left nine people dead, including himself, and others wounded, company and government officials said.