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  • At least 12 wounded, 3 dead in Chicago shootings

    05/31/2010 8:54:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 814+ views
    Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV ^ | May 31, 2010 | Deanese Williams-Harris and John Loboda
    At least 12 people were reported shot and three of those victims died from their injuries following separate shooting incidents throughout the city. The shootings started Sunday afternoon and continued into Monday morning on the South, Southwest, West and North Sides. A 27-year-old man who was shot in his chest at his home late Sunday night in the 6100 block of South Bishop Street was pronounced dead at 11:48 p.m. at Stroger Hospital, said Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. The man, identified as Laird Marble, was shot multiple times, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's...
  • At least 22 shot in separate shootings, 1 dead

    05/30/2010 2:17:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies · 1,232+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 30, 2010 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    At least 22 people were wounded in separate shootings around the city roughly between noon Saturday and noon Sunday, including a man who died this morning after he was shot in the head, Chicago police said. At a news conference this morning, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said that nearly half of the shootings appear to be gang-related, including the fatal incident. Weis added that at least two of the other victims have refused to cooperate with police, "which makes the job of our detectives ... far more difficult." One of the shootings was particularly disturbing because one of the...
  • New York legislators suggest police shoot criminals in arm or leg only

    05/25/2010 10:39:30 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 41 replies · 798+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | May 25, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Brooklyn Assembly members have introduced legislation that would require police officers – when a life is threatened – to shoot for arms or legs instead of center of mass. They mistakenly have replaced reality with a Hollywood movie with their shoot to wound instead of shoot to stop. Why not just demand they shoot the gun out of the hands of the attacker? Read the full post and get more information about the proposed legislation...
  • Shootings kill 16 people in Mexican border city

    04/28/2010 7:20:18 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 16 replies · 577+ views
    Chron ^ | April 28, 2010 | Olivia Torres
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen stormed into a bar, dragged out eight people and killed them in the parking lot, the first of several shootings in this violent border city Wednesday that left 16 dead, including a man in a wheelchair. In one incident, a car chase and shootout killed three people in front of an elementary school, creating a panic among students, teachers and parents. Battles between rival drug gangs have made Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, one of the world's deadliest cities. More than 800 people have been killed this year in the city...
  • THAILAND, JIHADISTS AMBUSH, MURDER SIX BUDDHIST VILLAGERS

    04/02/2010 2:03:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 369+ views
    (REUTERS) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | April 2, 2010 6:09 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "NARATHIWAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Suspected Islamic insurgents shot dead six Buddhist villagers in Thailand's restive south Thursday, police said, the latest attack in the troubled region bordering Malaysia. The villagers in Narathiwat province were believed to have been ambushed, said police Colonel Sanit Suwanno... Ten policemen and soldiers were also wounded when a roadside bomb exploded as they were traveling to the scene of the shootings, police said."
  • Bullets leave 10 dead in less than 24 hours [Houston, Tx area]

    02/06/2010 7:15:48 AM PST · by deport · 49 replies · 1,203+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2-06-10 | JAMES PINKERTON
    Bullets leave 10 dead in less than 24 hours But HPD, Harris Sheriff Garcia don’t see the spate of fatal shootings as a trend Whether it was a statistical aberration or the beginning of an alarming trend, a bloody tide of violence in the Houston area claimed 10 lives in less than 24 hours. Houston police say the seven homicides in their jurisdiction that began Thursday and ended Friday are the result of domestic violence. And while the large grouping of shooting deaths is unusual, police don't see it as a reversal of the downward trend in homicides over...
  • Police: Multiple fatals in central Va. shooting

    01/19/2010 8:47:57 PM PST · by FromLori · 2 replies · 577+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/10
    APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police are reporting multiple fatals and injuries involving a lone gunman in central Virginia. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says more than 100 law enforcement officials have surrounded the suspected gunman in a wooded area just outside of Appomattox. She could not say how many had been killed or injured. Police say the violence began shortly after noon Tuesday when an injured man was found on a rural stretch of road. Police say when officers responded, someone fired at them. A state police helicopter had to land with a ruptured fuel tank. The officers...
  • Accused Holocaust museum shooter dies (James von Brunn)

    01/06/2010 12:10:39 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 702+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 01/06/2010 | Devlin Barrett
    The 89-year-old man accused of a deadly shooting at Washington's Holocaust museum died Wednesday in a prison hospital. At Butner federal prison in North Carolina, spokeswoman Denise Simmons announced that James von Brunn died shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday.... The elderly suspect had been awaiting trial for the killing of security guard Stephen T. Johns at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on June 10. Von Brunn had been wounded by return fire but survived. Officials at the prison hospital had previously said chronic medical problems had complicated a psychiatric evaluation for the suspect, a white supremacist who prior to the...
  • Lakewood Police murders may be gang retaliation

    11/29/2009 3:46:23 PM PST · by Jack Black · 124 replies · 4,941+ views
    Seattle Examiner (Examiner.com) ^ | November 29, 4:14 PM | Virginia McCabe
    comments Four Lakewood Police Officers murdered on Sunday may have been the target of gangs on the east side of Tacoma. Previous attacks on officers have been reported. On Sunday, Nov. 29, four Lakewood officers were gunned down in a coffee shop ambush before the start of their shift in Parkland. There are no suspects in custody. The police have recently started a crack down on Mexican gangs in the state. In July 2009, after the gang crackdown was announced. On July 30, 2009 a Lakewood police officer's personal car was spray painted with gang tags and set on fire,...
  • Fort Hood shooting: Nidal Malik Hasan sought prosecutions for 'war crimes confessions'

    11/16/2009 5:31:38 PM PST · by FromLori · 21 replies · 1,091+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 11/17/09
    Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood gunman, had sought military prosecutions against soldiers he claimed confessed "war crimes" to him during counselling sessions. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, last threatened to pursue prosecutions against other soldiers on Nov 2. Two days later he went for extra target practice at a shooting range where he bought 10 targets and fired more than 200 rounds He also closed his bank safety deposit box, telling a bank worker: "You'll never see me again." The day after that he went on a murderous rampage at Fort Hood, America's largest military installation, killing 13 people...
  • House, Senate panels ready to investigate Fort Hood shootings

    11/14/2009 9:30:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 573+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/09 | Roxana Tiron
    Congressional panels in both chambers will look into the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, which left 13 dead and at least 30 wounded. Military prosecutors on Thursday charged Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, with 13 initial counts of premeditated murder. Hasan opened fire on a soldier processing center on the Texas base on Nov. 6.
  • Obama: "We cannot fully know" motive of Ft. Hood shooter; in address on killings, president....

    11/07/2009 5:27:53 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 130 replies · 3,276+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2009 | Byron York
    President Obama says "we cannot fully know" what led Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to kill 13 people and wound 38 others at Fort Hood, Texas Thursday. Hasan reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before the killings, wrote Internet postings justifying Muslim suicide bombings, considered U.S. forces the enemy, and opposed American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as wars on Islam. His rampage at Ft. Hood has the markings of an act of Islamic terrorism. But in his weekly address, Obama says, "We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing."
  • Hasan Graduated From Virginia Tech

    11/06/2009 12:58:37 AM PST · by America2012 · 28 replies · 1,521+ views
    Daily Press ^ | 11/06/2009 | AP/DailyPress
    WASHINGTON — Military officials say Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspected shooter at Fort Hood, was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being transferred to the Texas base in July. They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed. The Virginia-born soldier is single with no children. He is 39 years old. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry in 1997. At Walter Reed, he did an internship, residency and a fellowship.
  • FORT HOOD SHOOTER MALIK NADAL HASAN IS ALIVE (HAS ONE OF HIS POSTINGS about SUICIDE BOMBING)

    11/05/2009 9:55:29 PM PST · by FromLori · 48 replies · 3,049+ views
    Contrary to all prior reports, the Ft. Hood shooter is not dead. He was shot, but remains alive... The news was announced at an army press conference. The AP just ran: FORT HOOD, Texas — Army: Fort Hood shootings suspect is alive; death toll from attack remains 12. ------ Meanwhile, attention is being drawn to Hasan's internet postings. Here's a comment he left on Scribd next to a document about suicide bombings.
  • Suspected shooter got poor evaluation

    11/05/2009 4:16:45 PM PST · by FromLori · 137 replies · 5,235+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11/5/09
    Military officials say the suspected shooter at Fort Hood was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being transferred to the Texas base in July. The officials had access to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's military record. They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because military records are confidential. The Virginia-born soldier was single with no children. He was 39 years old. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor's degree in...
  • More Than A Dozen Shot In Chicago Overnight (where's potus?)

    07/29/2009 7:50:59 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 63 replies · 2,023+ views
    CBS2Chicago ^ | 7-29-09
    7 Victims In One Attack; Total Of 14 Hurt Over Four Hours ### At least 14 people were shot and wounded in Chicago overnight, seven of them in a single incident on the city's West Side. In that incident, police were called to the scene of a shooting at Walnut Street and Homan Boulevard at 10:43 p.m. Seven people were shot, according to Fire Media Affairs Dir. Larry Langford, who said six people were initially hospitalized in critical condition and one person, an adult man, was taken in stable condition after suffering a graze wound. One person was found shot...
  • Police: 7 teens shot near high school, 2 critical (Detroit)

    06/30/2009 1:10:50 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 28 replies · 1,648+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 6/30/09 | n/a
    DETROIT – Detroit police say at least seven teenagers have been shot near a high school and two are in critical condition. Detroit Police spokesman Rod Liggons tells WXYZ-TV the victims were shot Tuesday afternoon at a bus stop by gunmen who emerged from a green minivan. Detroit Public Schools Police Chief Roderick Grimes says at least five students attending classes at Cody High School were shot. He says two are in critical condition...
  • Six Men Shot Dead In 24 Hours In Chicago

    06/29/2009 6:23:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies · 2,882+ views
    CBS ^ | June 29, 2009
    Shootings claimed the lives of six men in the city over the weekend. The first shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. Friday, when Tijuan Edwards, 18, was talking to a 25-year-old man in the street at 1916 S. Trumbull Ave. when multiple gunmen approached on foot and shot both men. Edwards was dead on the scene, and the 25-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to the left arm, chin and thigh, police said.
  • Three shootings in Oakland leave five injured

    06/21/2009 2:16:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 984+ views
    SF GATE.com - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ^ | Sunday, June 21, 2009 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SNIPPET: "Then, at 1 a.m., police said two men opened fire in the parking lot of a Denny's in the 600 block of Hegenberger Road near the Oakland Coliseum. One of the wounded men reportedly went into the restaurant seeking help. He and the second victim were sent to the hospital, where they are listed in stable condition."
  • Pellet guns to fall silent across school district

    04/08/2009 7:31:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1,382+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | February 28, 2009 (yeah, yeah, it's old) | Jennifer Vigil
    SAN DIEGO — Hope is the political message of the moment, courtesy of President Barack Obama. Tell that to Lincoln High School students Jennifer Astudillo, Sakeenah Shabazz and Alex Velarde, a trio of increasingly polished political activists. Sakeenah, 16, said hope isn't part of her political equation. “Always go in prepared for the worst, not with your hopes up,” she said. What they've displayed instead is persistence, as they've led a group of high school students in persuading the San Diego Unified School District board to shelve campus air-rifle marksmanship programs. The board confirmed the decision Tuesday, although members eased...
  • Yet another family massacre (Green Hill, AL)

    04/07/2009 12:32:54 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 115 replies · 5,306+ views
    Fox News Channel Breaking ^ | 07 APR 09 | dcbryan1
    Shep Smith just broke in with a new shooting massacre. In northern Alabama, police are looking for the father of four, Kevin Garner. Garner is reported in the middle of a divorce proceeding from his wife. Authorities will not identify those four (4) people found dead in his former home.
  • Parolee in Oakland police shootings linked to rape (probable match, suspected in a 2008 murder)

    03/23/2009 9:39:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 854+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/09 | Marcus Wohlsen - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO – The parolee who killed three Oakland police officers and left a fourth brain-dead over the weekend had been tentatively linked by DNA evidence to a rape the day before the shootings, authorities said. Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason confirmed a report on the San Francisco Chronicle's Web site on Monday night that DNA from an unsolved rape in Oakland in February was a probable match to that of 26-year-old Lovelle Mixon. Investigators got that information Friday, the day before Mixon opened fire on the officers following a routine traffic stop. Mixon is the primary suspect in the...
  • A year later, no final report on NIU (Northern Illinois University) shooting

    02/13/2009 12:29:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 2 replies · 356+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 13, 2009 | Michael Tarm
    If Donald Grady had his way, the Northern Illinois University police chief would never again hear the name of the gunman who opened fire from a lecture hall stage one year ago Saturday, fatally shooting five students in a geology class before killing himself. "Why give the guy the notoriety he sought?" says Grady, the lead investigator charged with issuing a final police report on the Feb. 14, 2008 attack. "That might only encourage someone else with mental issues to try and do the same thing one day." But with a full year passed and no sign of the investigative...
  • 2 Killed In Dallas Freeway Shooting Spree

    12/22/2008 10:24:43 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 18 replies · 1,791+ views
    Dallas Morning News via NationalTerrorAlert Wordpress Blog ^ | 12/22/08 | By SCOTT GOLDSTEIN and JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News
    <p>Two drivers were shot to death and a third injured on roads in northeast Dallas and Garland during rush hour Monday evening.</p> <p>Police were investigating four incidents Monday after the first fatal shooting was reported about 5:40 p.m. in Garland just north of LBJ Freeway. Police are working to establish whether the three shootings in Dallas are related to the Garland one.</p>
  • 2 killed in shootings on Dallas, Garland roads

    12/22/2008 8:12:11 PM PST · by Dysart · 50 replies · 1,588+ views
    DMN ^ | 12-22-08 | SCOTT GOLDSTEIN and JASON TRAHAN
    Two drivers were shot dead and third injured on roads in northeast Dallas and Garland during Monday’s evening rush hour. Police were investigating four incidents Monday after the first shooting was reported about 5:40 p.m. in Garland on LBJ Freeway near Plano Road. Police are working to establish whether three of the shootings in Dallas are related to a Garland shooting that was the first reported fatality. “For whatever reason, this person is upset with something or someone and he’s taking it out on innocent victims going down the road and that’s very scary,” said Dallas police Sgt. Gil Cerda....
  • Colorado church shootings of 2007 not classified as hate crimes

    12/06/2008 12:27:48 PM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 793+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Colorado Springs, Dec 6, 2008
    The FBI’s 2007 Hate Crimes Statistics list 3,870 race-based hate crimes, 1,400 religion-based, 1,265 crimes based on sexual orientation and 1,007 based on ethnicity or national origin. Broken down by anti-religious bias, 969 reported crimes were anti-Jewish, 130 were anti-Other religion, 115 were anti-Muslim, 61 were anti-Catholic, and 57 were anti-Protestant.
  • Shootings kill several in Tijuana, Mexico

    11/15/2008 4:20:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 438+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/15/08 | AP
    TIJUANA, Mexico – Two people were shot to death at a taco restaurant in the border city of Tijuana on Saturday, hours after a man's decapitated head was found wrapped in duct tape. Prosecutors in Baja California state, where Tijuana is located, said two other people were wounded in the restaurant shooting, which apparently involved assault rifles. Another man was shot to death at a pool hall, and two men were found shot to death on a street. On Friday, gunmen attacked a state police convoy on a main boulevard in Tijuana, across the U.S. border from San Diego, but...
  • CA: Alleged freeway shooter arrested in Los Angeles

    05/12/2005 7:00:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 792+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/12/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man suspected of firing at a vehicle in an alleged road rage incident was arrested, California Highway Patrol officials said Thursday. Juan Peralta fired a revolver, striking a truck twice, the CHP said. The Dec. 11 shooting allegedly occurred in Lynwood on the transition road from the Glenn Anderson Freeway (105) to the southbound Long Beach Freeway (710). Peralta was arrested Tuesday and booked for investigation of attempted murder. He was held on $500,000 bail. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured in the shooting or whether Peralta was involved in other...
  • Dominant Press Reluctant to Call Attacks in Christian Houses of Worship Hate Crimes

    08/06/2008 8:47:02 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 7 replies · 220+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 8/5/2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    On Sunday, July 27, 2008 a man named Jim David Adkisson walked into the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, killed two worshipers, and wounded seven before being subdued by church-goers. At first, the story seemed like another case of a disturbed individual wanting to create mayhem for no particular rhyme or reason. These types of occurrences have almost become commonplace in our society. From attacks in schools, churches, and the workplace, it is evident in today's culture that no place is safe from those who seek fame by killing their fellow man. However, the Knoxville, Tennessee shooting, from...
  • Police Respond To Domestic Disturbance Call, Fatally Shoot Man (Inglewood Police=Wrong Apartment?)

    07/21/2008 11:10:45 AM PDT · by Smogger · 27 replies · 233+ views
    KNBC News Channel 4 ^ | July 21, 2008 | KNBC
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- An armed man was shot to death early Monday by an Inglewood police officer, authorities said. The shooting occurred at Hillcrest Boulevard near Regent Street at about 12:30 a.m., an Inglewood police officer said. Authorities withheld the name of the dead man, pending notification of relatives. Police said officers went to the apartment building in response to a report of a family dispute. "The door was opened by an individual," Inglewood police Lt. Mike McBride said. "He was armed with a handgun, and he immediately raised the handgun toward the officers, and at that point, the officers...
  • Refugees shot fleeing North Korea(by border guards with Dragunov sniper rifles)

    06/29/2008 8:46:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 3,128+ views
    Times of London ^ | 06/29/08 | Michael Sheridan
    Refugees shot fleeing North Korea Michael Sheridan in Hunchun, China North Korean guards, newly armed with Russian Dragunov sniper rifles, have shot dead refugees attempting to ford the river that divides their hungry homeland from China, according to human rights campaigners. On the Chinese shore alone, two bodies, marked by several bullet holes, were found by a local activist, said Tim Peters, an American pastor who runs a Christian group supporting the fugitives. The shootings indicate a coordinated change in tactics by North Korea and China to deter refugees from crossing. They want to stamp out bribery among border guards...
  • Gangs fight to control city turf

    06/04/2008 10:42:39 PM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 6 replies · 277+ views
    Imperial Valley Press Online ^ | Monday, June 2, 2008 9:40 PM PDT | VICTOR MORALES, Staff Writer
    CALEXICO — Two street gangs vying for control of a human-smuggling operation here has resulted in two shootings in a dense neighborhood near the border fence, police said. A man is recovering from a bullet wound after being shot by masked gunmen. Two other men are in Imperial County jail for their suspected involvement of an attempt to murder a rival. “We be-lieve it involves illegal alien smuggling and their attempts to cut into each other’s area and operations,” Calexico police Sgt. Gonzalo Gerardo said. Human smuggling in Calexico is lucrative: smugglers could receive as much as $1,500 per head...
  • Editorial: Deadly School Shootings, Senator Obama and the Epidemic of Violence

    02/15/2008 6:53:48 AM PST · by tcg · 23 replies · 37+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/15/08 | Deacon Keith A. Fournier
    The horrible violence which occurred at Northern Illinois University is a part of what Barrack Obama rightly labeled an "epidemic of violence." Where does it begin? How can we end its growing impact?
  • Progressive Farmer's Man of the Year: John Sanford (2001)

    02/14/2008 9:02:56 PM PST · by Liberty1970 · 1 replies · 393+ views
    Progressive Farmer ^ | C. S. Prakash
    Man of the Year: John Sanford Progressive Farmer, January 2001 http://www.progressivefarmer.com/issue/0101/sanford/default.asp (thanks to HANU PAPPU for this alert to Agbioview) From a simple BB gun, this scientist fired the shot heard around the world-the promise of biotechnology to feed the hungry. The revolution of agricultural biotechnology came to be through the business end of a Crossman BB gun-a dime-store toy wielded by many a rambunctious youth. This is the pistol that powered the first gene gun, a low-tech, "laughable" idea, mocked in the scientific community. It will never work, they said. But it did. And it transformed agriculture in a...
  • Philly police faulted for shootings (three innocent bystanders shot after use of deadly force)

    01/04/2008 3:26:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 54+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/4/08 | MaryClaire Dale - ap
    PHILADELPHIA - For the second year in a row, city officials are being asked how police officers responding to celebratory New Year's Eve gunfire ended up shooting innocent bystanders. This year, police chasing an armed reveler shot into a house filled with partygoers, leaving one man in a coma, a second wounded and a 9-year-old boy with a graze wound to the chest. A year ago, police fatally shot a man in the back of the head as he tried to flee when neighbors started shooting guns into the air. The latest shootings came as Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson ends...
  • A Hero Among Us

    12/10/2007 8:56:33 PM PST · by joanie-f · 141 replies · 515+ views
    10 December, 2007 | joanie-f
    Since the tragic shootings yesterday at the two churches in Colorado I have been intrigued by the story of Jeanne Assam, the volunteer civilian security guard who took down the shooter at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. I watched an online interview with her – her first since the shootings – this afternoon, and came away with the knowledge that standing before me was a genuine modern American hero ... and a true soldier of God. Many in the media will downplay her heroism, for reasons that are obvious to those of us who are school in...
  • Police ID teens killed in New Life shootings

    12/10/2007 12:22:31 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 21 replies · 339+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | December. 10, 2007 | Perry Swanson
    The New Life Church shooting tore apart a close-knit and deeply religious family, killing two of four teenage children and wounding the father, relatives said today. The dead are 18-year-old Stephanie Works and her sister, 16-year-old Rachael Works. They were described by their uncle, Mark Schaepe of Lincoln, Neb, as outgoing cheerful, faithful and smart. “It teaches you that life is precious,” he said. The Works sisters are survived by their parents, David Works, who was shot twice in the attack and remained hospitalized in fair condition; and Marie Works, along with two sisters. The other victims of Sunday’s shootings...
  • Does Charles Gibson Want You Shot?

    12/08/2007 10:02:55 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 59 replies · 180+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 8 December 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Yesterday (Friday) Charles Gibson featured as “Person of the Week” a young lady who stayed on the phone for half an hour, reporting to police what she saw in the mass shooting in an Omaha shopping mall. Did she display heroism, “grace under pressure” as Gibson said, quoting Hemingway? Yes, she did. But the deeper question from the reporting on this latest public killing is whether Charles Gibson wants you to get shot. Here’s the evidence. These shootings took place at Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska. Six of the eight people killed by an angry teenager who’d been fired by...
  • Va. Tech mockery incites anger

    12/08/2007 4:56:59 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 48 replies · 731+ views
    The Daily Collegian via Drudge ^ | 12/7/07 | Andrew McGill
    All it took were a couple of pictures posted on the Internet. Mere hours after a Virginia television station reported that Penn State students had uploaded pictures of Halloween partygoers dressing as Virginia Tech shooting victims, criticism exploded from both campuses, with one Facebook.com group denouncing the costumes reaching 4,100 members as of 2 a.m. this morning. The only publicly accessible picture, uploaded after Halloween, shows a woman wearing an orange Virginia Tech T-shirt smeared with blood and a bullet wound, posing jauntily. According to television station WSLS in Roanoke, Va., several other pictures showed a similarly attired man. For...
  • Va. Tech could have saved lives

    08/30/2007 1:19:59 AM PDT · by Westlander · 8 replies · 426+ views
    AP ^ | August 30, 2007 | Bob Lewis and Vicki Smith
    Virginia Tech officials might have saved lives if they had notified faculty and students sooner about the first two shootings on campus, a panel concluded in its investigation of the April rampage that left 33 dead. "Warning the students, faculty and staff might have made a difference. ... So the earlier and clearer the warning, the more chance an individual had of surviving," said the report, which was released late Wednesday night.
  • Officials: Teen used WWII-era rifle (Indiana Shooting of Deputies)

    06/19/2007 7:16:23 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 72 replies · 2,355+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 6/18/2007 | Ryan Lenz
    GEORGETOWN, Ind. - A 15-year-old boy used a World War II-era sniper rifle to fatally shoot a deputy and critically wound another outside his southern Indiana home, authorities said Tuesday. The teen, Tyler Dumstorf, had shot the deputies Monday evening and was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot early Tuesday inside the home about 13 miles outside Louisville, Ky., authorities said. Prosecutor Keith Henderson said the boy's father bought the M1 Garand some time ago and that he and his son shot it during target practice. The gun is a showpiece, and possessing one is not illegal, the prosecutor said....
  • "The Dead Horse in the Living Room: School Shootings"

    05/24/2007 3:33:03 AM PDT · by camle · 48 replies · 2,269+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 23-May-2007 | steve pudlo
    There’s an old story about a couple who moved into a new neighborhood. When their next door neighbor invited them to dinner, they gladly accepted. When the big evening arrived, they donned their best social attire, grabbed a little gift for the host and hostess, and presented themselves at the neighbor’s front door at the appointed time, hungry, and ready to cement their new friendship. Once inside, they immediately became aware that there was a dead horse on the living room floor! The hosts made no mention, indeed they quietly stepped over it in offering hors doevres, wine and small...
  • Officer dies after Idaho shootings (likely gunman found dead, had ambushed courthouse late Saturday)

    05/20/2007 10:04:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,751+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/07 | John K. Wiley - ap
    MOSCOW, Idaho - An officer who was shot responding to a gunman spraying bullets at a courthouse died of his injuries Sunday, police said. Law enforcement officers stormed the church Sunday where the gunman hid after shooting three people, including the officer, in an ambush late Saturday, police said. They found the body of the likely gunman and another man, police said. The shooting also wounded another officer and a civilian, said David Duke, Moscow's assistant police chief. The name of the officer killed was not immediately released. Duke said the attack was apparently an ambush, with the shooter firing...
  • Gun Control Isn't Crime Control

    05/05/2007 6:23:10 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 27 replies · 1,481+ views
    It's rare that the liberal media would run a report like this. Send this to EVERYONE.
  • Indiana Sniper

    07/23/2006 6:58:47 AM PDT · by nevergore · 93 replies · 10,101+ views
    Fox News Alert ^ | 7/23/06 | NeverGore
    Fox News just reported that two people are dead after an early morning sniping of two different cars on the Southbound lanes of an Indiana Highway. This was per Indiana State police. Didn't catch the Highway name....Any Indiana freepers?
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 4/21 - 4/22/07 (not the live thread)

    04/21/2007 3:20:51 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 24 replies · 1,021+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 4/21/07 | Network and Cable News
    Preview and Analysis for Weekend of April 21st and 22nd, 2007 Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: NBC's "Meet the Press" Ex-Virginia Police Super. Gerald MassengillEx-DHS Secretary Tom RidgeDoris Kearns GoodwinNBC's David GregoryNewsweek's Jon MeachamNBC's Pete Williams CBS's "Face the Nation" Sen. Patrick LeahyJim and Sarah BradyCriminal profiler Gregg McCray Fox News Sunday" VA Lieutenant Governor Bill BollingGWU Pres. Stephen TrachtenbergSen. Arlen SpecterSen. Chuck Schumer CNN "Late Edition" Sen. Sam BrownbackVA. AG Bob McDonnellNew York Times' Thomas FriedmanEx-Clinton counsel Lanny DavisCNN's Bill SchneiderCNN's Jeanne Meserve ABC's "This Week" Newt GingrichSen. Chris Dodd and Jackie DoddSam DonaldsonCokie RobertsGeorge Will...
  • Va. Gunman's Family Feels Hopeless, Lost

    04/20/2007 1:58:09 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 91 replies · 3,194+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 4/20/2007 | Allen G. Breed and Aaron Beard
    BLACKSBURG, Va. - The family of Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho told The Associated Press on Friday that they feel "hopeless, helpless and lost," and "never could have envisioned that he was capable of so much violence." "Our family is so very sorry for my brother's unspeakable actions. It is a terrible tragedy for all of us," the family said. The statement was issued by Cho's sister, Sun-Kyung Cho, on her behalf and that of her family. She works as a contractor for a State Department office that oversees billions of dollars in American aid for Iraq. "We pray for...
  • Victims Of Tolerance?

    04/20/2007 6:34:23 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 13 replies · 1,014+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 20 April 2007 | Staff
    Crime And Culture: When the Virginia Tech shooter's identity was first revealed, he came across as a tragic, almost sympathetic, figure — the nerdy foreign student who couldn't fit in. But the videos Cho Seung-Hui made of himself in paramilitary gear and launching into hateful rants show he was really an arrogant and narcissistic bully who didn't want to fit in. We learned at the same time that he was not only stalking coeds on campus, but also taking up-skirt shots of them under desks with his cell phone camera during his English classes. The shy loner really was a...
  • 'This is the saddest day in our lives'

    04/19/2007 5:13:08 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 3 replies · 749+ views
    Rediff ^ | April 19, 2007 09:18 IST | Rediff
    "We never had any plans to go to the US. Our brother has been there for the last 30 years but we never found it necessary to visit him. It was he who visited us and our parents, not the other way around. But it is so unfortunate that we are going to his house for the first time -- after his death, and to see his dead body and..." murdered Professor G V Loganathan's brother Senguttavelvan said, trying to control his emotions. Professor Loganathan was killed on Monday at the Virginia Tech campus, along with 32 others, when a...
  • Professor Had Expelled Gunman From Class

    04/18/2007 10:26:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,539+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Apr 18 | ALLEN G. BREED
    Nearly two years earlier,( Nikki ) Giovanni had stood up to Cho Seung-Hui ... He wore sunglasses to class and pulled his maroon knit cap down low over his forehead. When she tried to get him to participate in class discussion, his answer was silence. "Sometimes, students try to intimidate you," ... "And I just assumed that he was trying to assert himself." But then female students began complaining about Cho. About five weeks into the semester, students told Giovanni that Cho was taking photographs of their legs and knees under the desks with his cell phone. She told him...