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  • Glenn interviews FRC shooting witness General Jerry Boykin

    08/18/2012 7:46:47 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 23 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | Aug 17 2012 | Staff
    "He was going to go through and kill as many people as he could and drop Chick-fil-A bags at every dead body to send a signal that he was reacting to the — our stance on traditional marriage, that being between a man and a woman." The media has gone AWOL on the shooting by an apparent deranged leftist at the Family Research Council in Washington DC this week. Friend of the show (ret) General Boykin was at the building when the incident occurred and gives an incredible account of what happened. It’s a great story of heroics – so...
  • One Dead In Officer Involved Shooting In Winston-Salem On University Parkway

    08/17/2012 2:21:43 PM PDT · by HIDEK6 · 5 replies
    WFMY News ^ | August 17, 2012 | WFMY
    Winston-Salem, NC-- Police in Winston-Salem are investigating a shooting on University Parkway that left one man dead. Police said it is early in the investigation, but an armed man walked into Kevin Powell Motorsports on University Parkway. An eyewitness told News 2 that employees from the business ran into his place of work and told him that a man armed with a shotgun started shooting inside the business. They told the eyewitness the officer shot and killed the gunman. According Assistant Chief Barry Rountree, an on duty, working detective went into Kevin Powell Motorsports and was told by a customer...
  • Shooting at Fort Lewis, WA 8.17.12

    08/17/2012 2:12:17 PM PDT · by jdsteel · 8 replies
    vanity | 08.17.12 | jdsteel
    I have heard from an extremely reliable source that there was a shooter on the loose at JBLM (aka Fort Lewis) Washington today. No news on the internet or news yet. I am waiting to hear something about this.
  • FRC Security Guard Shot by Gunman: ‘I Feel That God Put Me In a Position to Be There At That Time’

    08/17/2012 11:21:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 17, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) –The security guard who stopped a gunman at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday, despite sustaining a shot to the arm, said God put him there at that time to stop the attack. The gunman was carrying a 9mm handgun with two extra loaded magazines and another 50 rounds of ammunition in his backpack. Leo Johnson, the building operation manager at the FRC, a conservative policy group that promotes "faith, family and freedom," has been hailed as a hero by authorities for not letting an armed gunman get too far past the front door. In an interview with...
  • Skipping Over the Shooting at FRC

    08/17/2012 4:12:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Floyd Corkins, a volunteer for the last six months at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, marched into the Family Research Center with a gun and serious ammunition, denounced FRC's policy positions and shot a security guard in the arm before being subdued. Another hate crime, but this time against, perhaps, the pre-eminent pro-family organization in America. CBS gave the story 20 seconds. NBC spent 17 seconds. Imagine a volunteer for the Family Research Council marching into some gay group's headquarters with a gun, and after shouting his opposition to the homosexual agenda, opened fire and wounded a guard...
  • Suspect in (FRC) shooting allegedly said, 'I don't like your politics'

    08/17/2012 2:53:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/12 | Jordy Yager
    Suspect in shooting allegedly said, 'I don't like your politics'By Jordy Yager - 08/16/12 01:03 PM ET Officials have filed charges against Floyd Lee Corkins II for allegedly shooting a security guard in the arm at the Family Research Council’s (FRC) building in Washington, D.C. Prosecutors with the Department of Justice charged Corkins, who is from Herndon, Va., with illegally transporting a firearm and ammunition across state lines and assaulting the guard with the intent to kill him while armed. Corkins, 28, is expected to make an appearance in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday. In...
  • Hypocritical Media And The Family Research Council Shooting

    08/16/2012 9:30:26 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 8 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 8/16/12 | Tony Caruso
    Another incident of gun violence by an ignorant, misguided bigot, fueled by hate speech and political group ideology. That’s the standard media mantra every time there is a shooting, especially before all of the facts come to light. The leftist media is quick to point out that talk radio and conservative organizations contribute to these kinds of shootings, but one thing always turns up missing – evidence. Despite their failure to find a story fitting their preconceived template, one wonders how they would handle a story that contradicts this narrative. Well, wonder no more. All you have to do is...
  • Suspected Family Research Council shooter is LGBT center volunteer (Naturally)

    08/15/2012 6:22:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 15, 2012 | Dean Chambers
    The suspected shooter in the Family Research Council office earlier today is reported as having been a volunteer at a Washington, D.C. based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered center, according to a report by Fox News online. Early Fox News reported on Special Report that the suspected gunman was stopped and had his gun taken away from him, after injuring one person, by a security guard at the office. The report said he shot one person in the arm and after the security guard took his gun away, he plead to the guard, saying “Don't shoot me, it was not...
  • A Tale of Two Shootings

    08/15/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT · by morethanright · 3 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-15 16:50:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:When television reporter Brian Ross erroneously reported that the Colorado "Batman" shooter was a Tea Party member, Ben Sherwood, president of ABC News, said, "Our mission is to tell people everything we can that is relevant about a person who has just committed a terrible crime. If, in the course of our sweeping everything we can about the person, part of it turns out that he was a member of a particular club, a member of a particular organization, he has a particular hobby, if we judge that it is journalistically relevant to a profile, a rich profile...
  • 23 LGBT leaders condemn FRC shooting

    08/15/2012 6:37:49 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Aug 15 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, August 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Twenty-three organizations supporting gay rights have condemned a shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters Wednesday morning, saying that although the motive of the attack hasn’t been clearly established, the leaders “utterly reject and condemn” such violence. “We were saddened to hear news of the shooting this morning at the offices of the Family Research Council. Our hearts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and his co-workers,” said the leaders in a statement Wednesday afternoon, hours after the shooting took place. One security guard employed by the pro-family conservative group was shot...
  • Shooting at Family Research Council - Shooter Opposed Chick-Fil-A & FRC's Pro-Life Pro-Family Agenda

    08/15/2012 1:35:29 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 43 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/15/2012 | David Bellow
    A hero guard was shot today as he stopped a gunman from entering the Family Research Council in Washington DC. The shooting is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. Family Research Council is a Christian, conservative based organization. Fox News reports that witnesses say the shooter was speaking out against the Family Research Council's Pro-Life, Pro-Family agenda as he tried to enter the building. A security Guard stopped the shooter to ask where he was going and that is when the security guard was shot. Thankfully, the guard fought back, even after being shot, and was able to...
  • Security Guard Shot at Family Research Council in Downtown DC (complete details)

    08/15/2012 12:44:39 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 85 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 08/15/12 | Carissa DiMargo
    The shooter entered the building at 801 G Street NW at around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. He approached the front desk and said he was an intern before pulling a Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun from a backpack. The guard confronted him, and they had an altercation before the shooter fired, striking the guard in the arm. Despite his injury, he gained control of the weapon and held it on the suspect. Authorities found two loaded magazines with 15 rounds each in the suspect's backpack, as well as Chik-Fil-A promotional materials, NBC4's Jackie Bensen reported.
  • Sheriff’s Dept. releases 911 calls from Sikh Temple shooting

    08/15/2012 11:23:59 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 5 replies
    Fox6now ^ | August 15, 2012 | Chip Brewster
    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 calls from the Sikh Temple shooting that took place on the morning of Sunday, August 5th. The shooting left six dead and three critically wounded. The man at the center of the shooting is 40-year-old Wade Michael Page. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in the moments after he shot up the temple — following a gunshot wound to the stomach fired by an Oak Creek police officer. The 911 calls give listeners a sense of the terror that took place on that Sunday morning at...
  • Hero security guard shot thwarting attack at Family Research Council HQ

    08/15/2012 11:15:41 AM PDT · by wideawake · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/1/5/2012 | no byline given
    security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters in Washington, D.C. is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a gunman posing as an intern, taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground. The gunman entered the lobby of the organization's Chinatown headquarters around 10:45 and expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions, Fox News has learned. When the guard, who was not identified, asked him where he was going, he opened fire, according to police.
  • FBI probing shooting of guard at Family Research Council HQ

    08/15/2012 10:17:51 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 29 replies
    fox news ^ | 08/15/12 | staff
    A security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C., was shot in the arm by a gunman who sources said expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions. The guard, who was not identified, was conscious after the shooting and was being treated. The shooting occurred in the Chinatown neighborhood Wednesday morning. The gunman was apprehended and was being questioned by the FBI, sources said. Sources said he is in his twenties and may have been posing as an intern. The suspect "made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security...
  • Shooting at Family Research Council headquarters

    08/15/2012 9:44:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion ^ | 8-15-2012 | Anne Sorock
    Shooting at Family Research Council headquarters Posted by Anne Sorock    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 12:21pm Will media rush to judgment? At approximately 11:35 a.m. eastern Casey Mattox of the Family Research Council tweeted that there had been a shooting at their headquarters in downtown DC. While few details are known, Mattox reports that a guard was shot.Mattox reported that they were “on lockdown” on the 5th floor, and later made it outside. Mattox tweeted a photo a few minutes later, at 10:48 a.m. eastern:A statement was released on the FRC Blog: Incident at FRC Headquarters Family Research...
  • BREAKING: security guard wounded at Family Research Council headquarters shooting

    08/15/2012 9:22:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.15.2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, August 15, August 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A security guard was wounded in a shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters Wednesday, although details of the incident remain unclear. FRC spokesperson Darin Miller confirmed the shooting to LifeSiteNews.com late Wednesday morning before releasing a statement from FRC president Tony Perkins. “The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family,” said Perkins. One local report initially said that another individual was also wounded, but now reports only the injury of the security guard. The...
  • Breaking: Shooting at Family Research Council office in DC

    08/15/2012 9:09:28 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 214 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Two people, including one security guard, were shot at the office of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., this morning. “The police are investigating this incident,” said FRC President Tony Perkins in a statement on the shooting. “Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.” The shooter was also reportedly shot, according to a local news report, which notes that the FBI is at the scene. The Family Research Council is a socially-conservative non-profit that participates in cultural debates about abortion, traditional marriage, and religious liberty.
  • Gunman on Texas A&M campus apprehended, 'multiple people' shot: report

    08/13/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 194 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8-13-12 | Associated Progressives
    Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station. College Station police spokeswoman Rhonda Seaton tells CNN multiple people have been shot, including law enforcement, but she doesn't know the extent of the injuries.
  • Texas A&M says: Active shooter on campus apprehended

    08/13/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2012
    Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station. [Snip] The university later said the shooter was taken into custody, but warned residents and students to still avoid the area. There was no immediate information on injuries.
  • Propaganda of hate

    08/08/2012 1:06:47 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 24 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Editorial
    Monster of intolerance looms large over US It may be a while before we know the exact reason that prompted 40-year-old Wade Michael Page, a US Army veteran, to open fire at devotees in the Oak Creek Gurdwara in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing six Sikhs and a policeman. But there is no denying that his actions were a direct result of the hate campaign against non-Whites which has gained ground in that country since 9/11. In the aftermath of that 2001 terror attack, American society has apparently changed forever. A deep distrust of anyone who resembles the turbaned, bearded, brown-skinned perpetrator...
  • Gurudwara shooter was motivated by hate: Mitt Romney

    08/08/2012 12:01:29 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    The lone gunman who killed six Sikh worshippers at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin was motivated by hate and this makes the incident even more tragic, Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate said today. "The tragedy in Wisconsin, where the Sikh temple was invaded by a gunman who was motivated by hate, racial hate, religious hate that makes it even more tragic, and tragic too to have a people that are known for their peaceability and their loving nature to be so brutally attacked," Romney said at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa. "We're thinking of them. Our hearts go...
  • Alleged Wisconsin Gunman Wade Michael Page's Ex-Girlfriend Arrested

    08/08/2012 7:23:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    ABC ^ | 8-8-12 | Matthew Jaffe
    Police say they have arrested the former girlfriend of Wade Michael Page, the man who allegedly shot and killed six people in a Sikh temple, after authorities say they found a gun in her Milwaukee home. Cook was taken into custody on the grounds that she is prohibited from having a gun as a convicted felon, a federal law enforcement official said. Cook was convicted in 2002 for fleeing and eluding a traffic officer. Milwaukee police released a statement Tuesday after the arrest of Misty Cook, saying, "In a joint investigation with the FBI, the South Milwaukee Police Department has...
  • Sikh temple gunman had 'kind and gentle and loving' childhood, stepmom says

    08/07/2012 3:42:09 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Fox News
    The 40-year-old Army veteran who killed six people and wounded three others at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin reportedly grew up as a “precious child” in a typical American family, according to his stepmother. Laura Page, who was married to Wade Michael Page’s father for roughly two decades, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that her stepson was “kind and gentle and loving” during his childhood. [...] Page, who was shot to death by police, described himself as a member of the "Hammerskins Nation," a skinhead group rooted in Texas that has branches in Australia and Canada, according to the SITE...
  • Sikh temple shootings: Extremist groups recruit from US military ranks

    08/07/2012 2:07:27 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Anna Mulrine
    Investigation into the background of alleged shooter Wade Michael Page highlights practice of extremist groups to target prospects with a military background. Are white supremacists recruiting from within the ranks of the US military? That question – revived by killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin this week – has been the fear of civil rights groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center, who have warned that hate groups encourage their members to join up for training and experience that they can later use to perpetrate crimes in the United States. A former white supremacist who now trains the US...
  • Krishna asks safety of Indians

    08/07/2012 12:14:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | ANI
    [Video] New Delhi: Foreign Minister SM Krishna today voiced his concern on the safety of the Indian community in the United States to the country's Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton after the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Krishna added that he had suggested some points to Clinton to ease the comfort level of the Indian community. President Barack Obama said that Americans need to do more soul searching to find ways to reduce violence in the wake of the deadly weekend shooting spree at the Gurudwara in Wisconsin that killed five men and one woman. [Video at source]
  • Wisconsin temple shooting victims: Putting others first

    08/06/2012 3:01:32 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6, 2012
    Amardeep Kaleka was not surprised his father tried to stop a gunman at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. "It's an amazing act of heroism, but it's also exactly who he was," Amardeep said of Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65, one of six community members killed Sunday. "There was no way in God's green Earth that he would allow somebody to come in and do that without trying his best to stop it." The six killed in Sunday's attack were identified by police as five men -- Kaleka, president of the temple in Oak Creek; Sita Singh, 41; Ranjit Singh, 49; Prakash...
  • Shooting at Wisconsin gurudwara, a horrific incident: White House

    08/06/2012 12:12:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 24 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, August 6, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    Describing the killing of innocent people at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin by a gunman a "horrific incident", the White House today said that Sikhs in the US have been a victim of hate crime in the country since 9/11. The White House also reiterated the great contribution made by the Sikhs community in the American life. "It is certainly the case that Sikhs have been targeted in America in the past, since 9/11, because they have been believed to be Muslims, and that has been a tragic event -- I mean, a violent -- whether it's against Sikhs or Muslims,...
  • Here's Everything We Know About the Wisconsin Temple Shooting Suspect Wade Michael Page

    08/06/2012 8:51:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/06/2012 | Abby Rogers and Michael Kelley
    The man suspected of killing at least six people yesterday at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple has been unofficially identified as Wade Michael Page. The shooter was killed by police. Here's everything we know about Page: Page is described as a "heavily-tattooed, 40-year-old ex-Army soldier." Neighbors told Fox News that he had a 9-11 tattoo. Sources told CBS News he was 6-foot-tall bald white man who "seemed like he had a purpose and knew where he was going." NBC reports that he was said to be "wearing some sort of tactical-type pants but no bulletproof vest or protective gear." In 1994,...
  • Authorities search for motive in deadly shooting at Wisconsin Sikh temple (shooter identified)

    08/06/2012 4:39:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jana Winter
    The man authorities say killed six in a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple before police shot him was a heavily-tattooed, 40-year-old ex-Army soldier, sources told Fox News, but what triggered his rampage remains unclear. Sources identified the dead suspect as Wade Michael Page, who was at one time attached to the Fort Bragg Army installation in North Carolina. Local authorities have scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference, where more details may emerge about Page and what the FBI is treating as an act of domestic terrorism in the temple, in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. Six people were killed and four...
  • Sikh Temple Shooting Suspect Described As Army Vet In His 40's

    08/05/2012 11:22:59 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 69 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 05 August 2012 | James B. Nelson
    He was described as white, single, in his 40s and an Army veteran...[His landlord] said he rented the property to a man he believed to be from Chicago with no record of violence in Wisconsin..."I had him checked out and he definitely checked out."...[A local resident also claimed the suspect] broke up [with his girlfriend] within the last few weeks before moving across the street.
  • ABC News - Shooter Was "White Supremacist" Or "Skinhead"

    08/05/2012 11:10:47 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 39 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | 05 August 2012 | Colleen Curry
    Though police have not given any details on the identity or motive of the shooter, or released the identities of the victims, sources have told ABC News the shootings are the work of a "white supremacist" or "skinhead."
  • Gunman opens fire at Sikh temple in Wisconsin; 7 dead

    08/05/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 102 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August 5, 2012
    By NBC News and wire services Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET: A gunman opened fire Sunday morning at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, killing at least six people and wounding a police officer before being shot to death, police said. Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt, acting as public information officer at the scene, said the shooting was reported at 10:25 a.m. at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan. The shooting happened shortly before Sunday services were to begin. Follow @NBCNewsUS A police officer who is a 20-year law enforcement veteran responded...
  • 7 dead in Oak Creek temple shooting

    08/05/2012 12:10:21 PM PDT · by bigbob · 76 replies
    WISN ^ | 8-5-12 | WISN News
    Police said that seven people are dead in a shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek Sunday morning. Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentland said four people were deceased inside and three people deceased outside the Sikh Temple, 7512 S. Howell Ave. That is located just south of Rawson Avenue. The shooting took place around 10:20 a.m.
  • At least four shot at Sikh Temple, SWAT team helps people out (Oak Creek WI)

    08/05/2012 9:50:55 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 654 replies
    Milkwaukee Wisconsin JS Online ^ | August 5, 2012 | Mike Johnson
    <p>At least four people were shot just after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, and a police SWAT team entered the building before noon and brought uninjured people out of the building at 7512 S. Howell Ave.</p>
  • James holms, research, the problem with going native.

    08/02/2012 9:00:32 AM PDT · by Rage cat · 18 replies
    There is no inherent thing in a person that prevents them from carrying out acts of killing, or mass destruction. The thing that restrains a person is their upbringing. The morality and ethics that they are taught when they are growing up. That fact becomes all the more important when they enter a field of study where they are dealing with the very perception of reality that those morals are based on. There has been a long standing problem in research. That is the tendency for the researcher to go native. A researcher has to study the interaction from an...
  • Advice Requested: AR-15 To Purchase

    07/31/2012 6:14:16 PM PDT · by usconservative · 67 replies
    Self ^ | 7/31/12 | Self
    Ok, gotta admit I've wanted an AR-15 for awhile, and now the State of Illinois is looking to ban "assault weapons" and trying to make political hay out of the Aurora, Colorado shootings last week. I'm opposed to government gun control, and I'd like to add a nice AR-15 to my collection. Problem is, I'm not well versed on them, and my budget is about $1200 for one. I've looked at the Smith & Wesson AR-15 Sport and think it's "ok" but I'm interested in something a little more.
  • Maryland authorities thwart alleged mass shooting plot, seize 'arsenal of weapons'

    07/27/2012 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2012
    DEVELOPING: Maryland authorities have thwarted an alleged mass shooting plot and seized an "arsenal of weapons," Fox News has learned. WJLA-TV reports that police foiled what they believe would have been a mass shooting by an Anne Arundel County man. The station, citing police sources, said the suspect was about to get fired from his job. He was arrested in Crofton, Md., Thursday night. A source close to the investigation confirmed the report to Fox News, saying the "subject is emotionally disturbed." The man called up his workplace and threatened to shoot people, the source said. When police took the...
  • Doctor of Colorado suspect had been disciplined by medical board

    07/29/2012 1:37:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    <p>AURORA, Colo. -- Dr. Lynne Fenton, the University of Colorado psychiatrist who was treating James E. Holmes, according to a court filing by his attorneys, was disciplined by the Colorado Medical Board in 2005.</p> <p>Fenton was also reprimanded for failing to maintain a medical chart or to enter appropriate entries for the charts relating to herself, her husband or the employee, 7News reported.</p>
  • A Tale of Two Anti-Gun Cities

    07/28/2012 8:12:21 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 8 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-27 08:06:26 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon: The Windy City has always felt a little like a second-class citizen when compared to the Big Apple. That's why Chicago's other nickname is the Second City. But the greatest force in the universe - stupidity - is helping to level the playing field.After the Aurora, Colorado, shooting, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared on CNN to speak with host Piers Morgan."I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say, 'We're going to go on strike. We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do...
  • American Death and Romanticizing Evil

    07/28/2012 6:18:17 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 July 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    We may never know what was going though Aurora shooter James Holmes’s mind when he committed his heinous mass murder. We don’t know what kind of psychosis, or precisely what evil influences, he might have been subject to. What we do know is that, in wanting to be the Joker and not Batman, the villainous and not the virtuous, he reflects something prevalent today: The romanticizing of evil. And to whatever extent he was imitating art, this trend certainly is not art imitating life. I remember when Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was taken into custody by U.S. forces. Here was...
  • How To Spin Officer Involved Shootings

    07/28/2012 4:58:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 27 July, 2012 | Rober Farago
    The Force Science Institute’s latest email blast features Rick Rosenthal. Rick’s a “veteran TV news anchor” (left WGN TV in ’93) turned law enforcement consultant. In other words, he tells the cops how to spin the news. And when it comes to an officer involved shooting (OIS), the po-po see the largely sympathetic mainstream media as the enemy. The email’s title—“Feeding the Animals”: 10 tips for winning with the media after an OIS—sets the tone. Here’s an abridged version of the abridged version of Rosenthal’s advice on post-OIS PR delivered to an ILEETA (International Law Enforcement and Education Training Association)...
  • 'Run, hide, fight': Homeland Security releases public service video on how to survive mass shooting

    07/28/2012 2:05:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 27, 2012 | Emily Anne Epstein
    Full Headline: 'Run, hide, fight': Homeland Security releases public service video on how to get to safety and survive a mass shooting Following last Friday's mass casualty shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the City of Houston has released an instructional video on what to do in case of a similar emergency. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security, the city hopes that the video can help people prepare people for the worst. Entitled Run.Hide.Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event, it depicts a fictional shooting incident in a crowded office building. In the six-minute video, a narrator warns that all shooter events...
  • Shooting at Gun Shop in California 10-15 Years ago. Memory aid requested

    07/26/2012 3:48:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    26 July, 2012 | marktwain
    10-15 years ago there was an attempted mass shooting at a California gun range/shop. I have not been able to find the details of this shooting on the net. It happened at a gun shop with a rental range in a California town. It was not in one of the major cities, but it could have been a suburb. The perpetrator came into the shop and rented a semi-auto. I think it was a pistol caliber carbine. He came back into the shop and fired a round or two into the ceiling and declared that he was going to kill...
  • Colorado shooting suspect 'sent writings to university'

    07/25/2012 8:05:51 PM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25 July 2012
    University of Colorado Denver confirmed it had received a suspicious package on Monday that it gave to the authorities, but they did not identify the sender. US news outlets reported the suspect, neuroscience drop-out James Holmes, mailed writings that included crude drawings of people being shot
  • Pregnant Aurora Shooting Victim Ashley Moser Finds out Daughter Died, But Her Baby is Fine

    07/24/2012 10:05:58 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 15 replies
    The telegraph ^ | July 24, 2012 | Mark Hughes
    Ashley Moser, 25, was in a critical condition after the shooting and was unaware that her daughter Veronica Moser-Sullivan was among the 12 people who lost their lives when Holmes opened fire during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises on Friday. As she drifted in and out of consciousness, her family could not bring themselves to say that her daughter had been killed for fear it would worsen her own condition. Yet despite Miss Moser's serious injuries to her neck and abdomen, which are expected to leave her paralysed, her unborn child is reportedly healthy.
  • Anaheim shooting: 2 cops on leave, 1 dead, 5 arrested

    07/23/2012 11:07:07 PM PDT · by Pelham · 35 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 23, 2012 | Sonya Quick
    A gunman who opened fire on an officer at the end of a stolen-car pursuit was killed in Anaheim's second fatal officer-involved shooting in two days, authorities said The shooting climaxed an incident that began around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, when anti-gang officers spotted a known gang member on probation in what they soon determined was a stolen car, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said. They were pursuing the vehicle when the driver lost control on on West Guinida Lane, and two men and a woman bailed. “The officers were in foot pursuit for about a half-block when one male suspect...
  • Armed Churchgoer stops rampage shooting- Aurora, Colorado (April 2012)

    07/23/2012 2:31:49 PM PDT · by mnehring · 8 replies
    "Police said two vehicles ended up in the church parking lot after some sort of argument between the drivers. Police said one vehicle was chasing the other. The man who was being chased got out of his vehicle and entered the church and told people to take cover. A woman came out of the church to see what was happening in the parking lot and got shot. Police said an off-duty officer was at a service and went outside and shot the man who shot the woman" http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/04/22/2-shot-outside-aurora-church/#.T5WjZzkp... (YouTube Link above)
  • Tensions High After Tampa Police Fatally Shoot Teen

    07/23/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 90 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 23, 2012 | Staff
    Members of a local Black Panther group are planning a protest today after Tampa police shot and killed an armed teenager Sunday night in a Tampa Heights apartment complex. The St. Petersburg/Tampa New Black Panther Party says it expects 200 protesters to attend a rally at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Police Department headquarters on North 22nd Street. The protest is in response to the shooting death of Javon Neal, 16, who police say ran from police up a stairwell then whirled around brandishing a pistol grip, pump-action shotgun before police shot him. The shooting ignited anger among the apartment...
  • Boy, 4, shot in head and dies in wild shootout on a Bronx basketball court

    07/23/2012 6:32:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/23/12 | EDGAR SANDOVAL AND JOE KEMP
    A 4-year-old boy died after he took a bullet in the head during a wild shootout on a Bronx basketball court Sunday night, cops and witnesses said. Two men were also wounded in the gunfire that erupted during a hoops tournament at an E. 165th St. court in Morrisania about 9:40 p.m., police said. -snip- The crowd of people had been watching the “First Annual Ghetto Angels Basketball Tournament” at the court in the Forrest Houses. The game was part of an annual memorial for a 15-year-old girl that was stabbed to death one year ago, housing residents said.