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  • Amazing: Media Says Motives Unclear. Compares Attack Mass Shooting At VA Tech/Sandyhook

    06/12/2016 7:57:41 AM PDT · by CWW · 107 replies
    WDBO radio 965 Orlando ^ | 06-12-2016 | Cww
    Incredibly, WDB0 96.5 is actually comparing this terrorist attack to the mass shootings at Sandyhook and Virginia Tech. And they also stated that it's not certain whether there is any relationship between t is actually comparing this terrorist attack to the mass shootings at Sandyhook and Virginia Tech. Then, why would knowledge Ing that the shooter may be Muslim, they state that there is insufficient evidence to know whether not he was motivated by radical Islam. How can media make statements like this when it is admitted that this shooter is the son of afghans, and that he was already...
  • Virginia Tech Student 'Excited' to Be Part of Alleged Murder, FBI Says

    02/04/2016 10:22:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 18 replies
    One of the two Virginia Tech students facing charges in connection with the alleged abduction and fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old girl had her bond request denied today as investigators said she admitted to planning the alleged murder. Natalie Keepers, 19, broke down on the stand today in court as prosecutors detailed what she told investigators. "I was excited to be part of something secretive and special," Keepers told FBI investigators, according to commonwealth prosecutor Mary Pettitt. Keepers told police she bought a shovel with David Eisenhauer, the other Virginia Tech student who has been arrested in the case, before...
  • Prosecutor details plot to kill Nicole Lovell during bond hearing

    02/04/2016 9:31:36 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 24 replies
    Natalie Marie Keepers was denied bond on Thursday as prosecutors presented evidence that she plotted to kill and hide the body of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell. Virginia Tech students Keepers, 19, and David Eisenhauer, 18, worked together to draw up a sophisticated plan to kill Nicole Lovell, prosecutors said.They bought a shovel, picked out a location together in a calculated move, Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt said during the hearing. The plan was for Eisenhauer, charged with Lovell's abduction and murder, to lure Lovell out of the home on the guise of the date. They would take her to the...

    02/03/2016 1:51:34 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 26 replies
    EXCLUSIVE DETAILS NICOLE LOVELL MURDER February 3, 2016 Positiv Press REPOST to all news agency Facebook pages Law enforcement sources NOT authorized to speak with journalists, have elected to share select portions of the kidnapping and murder investigation of 13 year old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg. Other sources with very intimate knowledge of the ongoing investigation, have also shared with Positiv Press in some cases, a virtual 'play by play' of how Lovell came to know 18 year old Virginia Tech freshman David Eisenhauer of Columbia, Md. Law enforcement, including the local Commonwealth Attorney, have declined to speak about how...
  • Neighbor says murdered Va. girl talked of online 'boyfriend' named 'David'

    02/03/2016 4:49:27 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 16 replies
    <p>BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom was stabbed to death by a Virginia Tech student, and another freshman already charged with hiding the body was more deeply involved, authorities said Tuesday. A neighbor said the seventh-grader told friends she would sneak out to meet her "boyfriend" David, an 18-year-old she met online through the Kik messaging app.</p>
  • 13-Year-Old Allegedly Abducted by Va. Tech Students Was Stabbed to Death, Official Says

    02/02/2016 11:34:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 77 replies
    A 13-year-old girl allegedly abducted and killed by two Virginia Tech students was stabbed to death, according to preliminary results, Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt said at a news conference today. A formal report of the cause of death has not yet been completed, Pettitt said. CW Attorney: Natalie Keepers will be charged with accessory before the fact, in addition to current charges in death of 13 y/o Nicole Lovell, 13, of Blacksburg, Virginia -- the city where Virginia Tech is located -- went missing Jan. 27, the Blacksburg Police Department said. Her body was found on Saturday in...
  • Bright college teens held in death of ‘awesome little girl’

    02/01/2016 10:35:15 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/16 | Tom Foreman Jr. 
    BLACKSBURG, Va. — Two Virginia Tech students who had bright futures appeared before a judge Monday in the death of a seventh-grade girl who was active on social media and apparently climbed out her bedroom window. Nicole Madison Lovell, 13, was described as “an awesome little girl” who had a tough life — she survived a liver transplant as a youngster and suffered from bullying at middle school and online, her mother said.
  • Two students at Virginia Tech now face charges involving the death of a Blacksburg teenage girl.

    02/01/2016 5:50:00 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies
    The Virginia Tech student charged with killing teen Nicole Madison Lovell knew the girl and an investigation shows that he used that relationship to abduct her before disposing of her body with the assistance of another Tech student, police said Sunday. Blacksburg police announced the second Tech student’s arrest, one day after Tech freshman David Edmond Eisenhauer, 18, of Columbia, Maryland, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and abduction. Lovell’s remains were discovered Saturday in Surry County, North Carolina. The second Tech student, Natalie Marie Keepers, 19, of Laurel, Maryland, was arrested Sunday morning and faces a felony charge...

    08/27/2015 3:52:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Hoping to start a bloody "race war," a black, gay, in-your-face Obama-supporting former TV reporter horrified Southwest Virginia TV viewers yesterday when he stalked and coolly murdered two white former TV station colleagues and wounded a white interview subject during a live broadcast.
  • Virginia Opens Its Roads To Self Driving Cars

    06/06/2015 11:11:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Popular Science ^ | June 3, 2015 | Mary Beth Griggs
    Self-driving cars are taking to the streets in California this summer, but the Golden State isn't the only one opening its roads to autonomous cars.Virginia just announced that 70 miles of highway in the Commonwealth would be open to self-driving cars, like the cars in Google's fleet. Any autonomous vehicle wanting to travel those routes, called the Virginia Automated Corridors, will be overseen by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, which helped the state government plan the project.As the Richmond Times-Dispatchreports the plan is for companies to test how their cars react in real-world situations on highways packed with human drivers....
  • Jessica Michelle Ewing sentenced to 45 years for murder of fellow Virginia Tech student... (LGBTQ)

    06/03/2015 8:01:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies ^ | June 01, 2015 | Cameron Austin
    CHRISTIANSBURG After an eight-hour sentencing hearing Monday, Jessica Michelle Ewing, a former Virginia Tech student and Corps of Cadets member was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the 2014 killing of fellow student Samanata Shrestha. Judge Robert Turk sentenced to Ewing to 80 years for first-degree murder and five years for transporting and concealing a body. After Ewing serves 45 years, the rest will be suspended, Turk ruled. She will be on probation for 20 years after her release. Ewing was facing a minimum of 20 years and up to life in prison on the first-degree murder charge....
  • Virginia Tech engineering professor discusses gender-based violence in STEM fields

    Donna Riley, an engineering professor at Virginia Tech, visited the University Monday to discuss gender-based violence in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Riley discussed and analyzed the engineering, academic and broader U.S. cultures which work together to deny gender-based violence. Riley said gender-based violence not only includes rape, but also stalking, intimate partner violence, harassment, non-consensual sexual contact, verbal abuse and misogynist hate crimes. In the Survey of Academic Field Experiences published by science journal PLOS One in 2014, Riley said two-thirds of women surveyed reported being the victim of sexual harassment while researching in a scientific field, and...
  • Virginia Tech Student to Petition Changing Historical Church into Mosque because of Oppression

    02/24/2015 12:22:02 PM PST · by rightistight · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/24/15 | Aurelius
    A Virginia Tech student has announced that he will be petitioning the college to change the historic War Memorial Chapel into a Mosque because of perceived oppression of Muslims. Posting on Facebook, the student outlined his plans on the Virginia Tech class of 2018 page. Screenshots were taken by a member of the group and the students names have been hidden to keep them anonymous. The student believes that converting the Church into a Mosque will play an essential role in improving the campus: Explaining why he believes this to be true, the student explained, "having a chapel in the...
  • Inside the brain of a trader: A biomarker for irrational exuberance

    07/07/2014 3:02:27 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    CNBC ^ | Monday, July 7, 2014 | Meg Tirrell
    Certain areas of the brain associated with reward and response to gut feelings have shown links to trading behavior and success, according to research published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study shows that activity in one area of the brain actually tracks price bubblesand that higher earners get signals from a different area that are associated with selling before a price bubble peaks.
  • Virginia Supreme Court overturns Virginia Tech shooting verdict

    10/31/2013 4:51:57 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 37 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | October 31, 2013 | Frank Green
    RICHMOND -- The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned the jury verdict in a wrongful death suit against the state in favor of the families of two students slain in the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech. Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson were among 32 students and faculty members killed by student Seung-Hui Cho. Last year a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury awarded each family $4 million, an amount that was reduced to $100,000 each by a state cap on damages. The state appealed the verdict, arguing it should be overturned because of trial court errors. In a 15-page ruling...
  • Josh Morgan's Mother Safe After Navy Yard Shooting (Was in Pentagon on 9/11; He VA Tech Shooting)

    09/17/2013 9:15:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NFL ^ | 9/16
    The country mourned Monday after learning about the mass shooting deaths at the Washington Navy Yard. For a few scary moments, Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan feared for his mother's safety. Morgan told reporters that his mom works on the same floor of the Navy Yard building where the shooting occurred, according to The Washington Post. Morgan, who grew up in the area, said he was unable to reach his mother after he learned of the shooting. Eventually Morgan confirmed through a Redskins spokesperson that his mother was safe. Before that happened, Morgan told reporters that he had a...
  • The Problem Isnt Just Illegal Immigration, Its Legal Immigration, Too

    04/25/2013 8:17:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 4/24/2013
    The people of Boston are no longer being terrorized by the Marathon bombers, but amnesty supporters sure are. On CNN's "State of the Union" last weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham's response to the Boston Marathon bombers being worthless immigrants who hate America -- one of whom the FBI cleared even after being tipped off by Russia -- was to announce: "The fact that we could not track him has to be fixed." Track him? How about not admitting him as an immigrant? As if it's a defense, we're told Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (of the Back Bay Tsarnaevs) were disaffected "losers"...
  • Cho's Chains and Klebold's Correspondence Still Matter

    04/10/2013 12:03:46 PM PDT · by IChing · 5 replies ^ | 4/10/13 | Donald Joy
    I know Im not the only one who remembers how, almost exactly 6 years ago at Virginia Tech, mass-murderer Seung-Hui Cho chained and padlocked the doors to an academic building shut. That was so that he could effectively trap his numerous (32 killed and 23 wounded) , defenseless victims inside except for the handful who managed to breach and exit second story windows, suffering injuries from falling to the ground and to keep the responding police outside for long, crucial minutes while he conducted his murderous rampage. Cho knew hed face no armed opponent once he had his...
  • Gun Control Activist Who Was Shot at VaTech: College Campuses Actually One of the Safest Places

    02/25/2013 2:07:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/25/13 | Melanie Hunter
    ( - Colin Goddard, who was shot several times in the Virginia Tech shooting massacre and now works as assistant director of federal legislation for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said Friday that college campuses are one of the safest places you can be in this country. College campuses are actually one of the safest places you can be in this country. People aged between 18 and 24 who live on college campuses are one of the constituencies that are least likely to ever get hit by bullet, and if you live anywhere else but a campus, that...
  • FAA Releases New Drone ListIs Your Town on the Map?

    02/09/2013 7:20:15 PM PST · by ThomasThomas · 27 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | February 7, 2013 | Jennifer Lynch
    I found this link from Micheal Yon on Facebook. I haven't heard of Electronic Frontier Foundation before but I found there map very interesting. The have a Google map of all FAA approved drone operations. If you follow there link to larger you can see details on what they say they are doing with the drone.
  • Mass Slaughter In Our Schools: The Terrorists' Chilling Plan?

    09/27/2012 2:09:25 PM PDT · by diamond6 · 92 replies
    Killology Resource Group ^ | Unknown | Chuck Remsberg
    Part 1 of 3 Probably the last place you want to think of terrorists striking is your kids' school. But according to two trainers at an anti-terrorism conference on the East Coast, preparations for attacks on American schools that will bring rivers of blood and staggering body counts are well underway in Islamic terrorist camps. The intended attackers have bluntly warned us they're going to do it. They're already begun testing school-related targets here.They've given us a catastrophic model to train against, which we've largely ignored and they've learned more deadly tactics from. "We don't know for sure what they...
  • Auditing Shooting Rampage Statistics(Private Citizen vs Police Saves)

    12/09/2012 10:45:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 31 July, 2012 | Davi Barker
    Firearm prohibitionists love to use tragedy to leverage their agenda. So, its important for gun rights advocates to stand their ground and fire back (proverbially) whenever this happens. Last week I posted a graphic on Facebook claiming the average number of people killed in mass shootings when stopped by police is 18.25, and the average number of people killed in a mass shooting when stopped by civilians is 2.2. I based it on 10 shootings I found listed on some timeline somewhere. I honestly dont even remember where. I presented the case studies in a blog post on the Silver...
  • VA Tech professor touts radical new advance in weapons technology

    10/06/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 October, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    The self-described "progressive" Democracy Now! news program recently interviewed Virginia Tech professor Nikki Giovanni, who taught a class in which VA Tech mass murderer Seung-Hui Cho was (briefly) a student, before she demanded that he leave the class. In the interview, Professor Giovanni advanced some rather startling notions about guns: "I think that guns are not one of our good ideas. I read the Constitution, and I didnt see anything that said that any fool that wants a gun should have one. What did I miss?" Well, one thing she seems to have missed is that the Constitution does not...
  • Why? Why Aurora, Ft. Hood, Gabby Giffords, VA Tech...(Blech!)

    08/07/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Patch ^ | July 24, 2012 | Heather Borden Herve
    Will it ever stop? Not at the rate were going. Will it stop with absolutist arguments from either side on the gun debate? Not with the Youll-only-pry-this-weapon-out-of-my-cold-dead-hands mentality nor with the Make-all-guns-illegal' argument either. Why? Why does Aurora happen? What does it say about us as a culture, that this kind of thing happens here? That it happens here more than it happens any other place in the world? Were not at war at home. Were not in a place where suicide bombings happen, and were not currently engaged in a religious or territorial war within our own borders. Why...
  • Virginia Tech police seek two suspects after early-morning attack

    06/29/2012 10:23:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 29, 2012 | Chase Purdy
    The suspects drove away from the scene in a dark, regular-cab pickup truck. The last four digits of the trucks license plate are 3330, according to witnesses at the scene. Police across the region are on the lookout following an attempted abduction on the Virginia Tech campus Friday morning in which two men tried to drag a woman into a pickup truck, according to the Virginia Tech Police. Maj. Kevin L. Foust said the woman, who has not been identified, was crossing Henderson Lawn from College Avenue to Alumni Mall about 2:15 a.m. when two men approached her. Police said...
  • Seth Greenberg fired by Virginia Tech

    04/23/2012 1:20:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver said Wednesday that he and Tom Gabbard, the schools associate director of athletics for internal affairs, decided last week to terminate Coach Seth Greenbergs tenure as Hokies mens basketball coach.
  • Virginia Tech publishes final Weapons on Campus regulation

    04/12/2012 10:54:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 11 April, 2012 | John Pierce
    In the April 9, 2012 edition of the Virginia Register, the final Virginia Tech Weapons on Campus regulation was published and now has the force and effect of law. The regulation, which is codified at 8VAC105-20-10 through 8VAC105-20-40, addresses the carrying, maintaining, or storing of both firearms and weapons. The regulation specifically separates the two terms and defines them broadly. In 8VAC105-10, firearms are defined as: any gun, rifle, pistol, or handgun designed to fire any projectile including but not limited to bullets, BBs, pellets, or shots, including paint balls, regardless of the propellant used. Weapons are defined in...
  • Michelle Obama to speak at Virginia Tech graduation

    03/29/2012 9:25:09 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama will address Virginia Tech graduates at the 2012 commencement ceremony on May 11 at Lane Stadium. Mrs. Obama joins U.S. Sen. Mark Warner as commencement speaker. Both will deliver commencement addresses. This is the first time a first lady has addressed a Virginia Tech commencement, according to Tech's morning news release. Mrs. Obama will speak at three college graduation ceremonies this spring, including two in key general election battleground states. Her first commencement address will be at Tech. The White House says the first lady has been inspired by the school's resiliency following the deadly 2007 campus shootings....
  • Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings

    03/14/2012 12:31:57 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    Google News ^ | 14 MAR 12 | By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press
    Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press 1 minute ago CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) A jury has found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning of the first shootings in a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday in a wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two students who were killed on April 16, 2007, in the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Jurors deliberated for 3 hours before awarding $4 million to each family, and the state immediately filed a...
  • Colleges find ways to foil pro-gun rulings(CO,VA,OR)

    03/11/2012 7:17:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 March, 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER Courts are ruling in favor of allowing those with concealed-carry permits to bring their handguns on campus, but universities are figuring out ways to keep the guns out. Gun rights advocates recently notched major legal victories in Colorado and Oregon, with courts in both states agreeing that university policies banning firearms on campus must defer to state laws allowing permit holders to carry concealed handguns. In response, however, university officials in Oregon and Virginia have enacted policies allowing concealed carry on campus but not in buildings, including classrooms, dormitories, event centers and dining halls. The result is that...
  • Va. Tech police chief to testify in shooting trial

    03/07/2012 9:06:43 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 7 Mar 2012 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. Attorneys at a trial seeking an accounting of the deadly 2007 rampage on the Virginia Tech campus are expected to question the chief of the university's police force Wednesday to explain his actions during the first two killings on campus. Police Chief Wendell Flinchum is among the witnesses scheduled to testify in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of two students who were among the 33 killed during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Flinchum's officers were the first to investigate the slayings at Ryan Clark and Emily Hilscher in a dormitory on...
  • "Shameful Decision": Virginia Repeals 1-Gun-Per-Month Law (Barf Alert)

    02/29/2012 8:01:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Opposingviews ^ | 28 February, 2012 | Brady Campaign
    WASHINGTON -- When Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell decided today to sign legislation that repeals Virginias 19-year-old restriction on selling more than one handgun a month, he ignored the pleas of the Virginia Tech families affected by the worst shooting massacre in the history of the Commonwealth and the United States. Colin Goddard, who survived being shot four times at Virginia Tech and now works as an advocate with the Brady Campaign, was outraged. "When the Virginia Tech families spoke to the governor on Saturday, he offered sympathy, not solutions. Sympathy alone will not save lives. The governor had a chance...
  • Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case

    01/30/2012 10:16:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 109 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2012 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona not Obama administration officials were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress. In an 89-page report, titled Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gun-walking in Arizona, the Democratic staff portrays Fast and Furious as the fourth investigation, dating back to 2006, in which Arizona-based agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed...
  • Liberal reaction to repeal of guns on campus law(VA barf alert)

    01/26/2012 1:14:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 26 January, 2012 | Ben Panko
    Before I say anything else, let me make it clear: any liberal (or person) who calls himself an American should believe in the Constitution. I see, too often, in blogs and on television people who selectively promote their favorite parts of our governing document. Conservatives seem as if they want to tattoo the 10th Amendment (states rights) on their chest, but often questionably cut corners around the Fourth Amendment (protection against unwarranted searches) for the sake of national security. Liberals talk endlessly of First Amendment rights to free speech, while trying to ignore the Second Amendment. I try not to...
  • Virginia Tech football kicker, 2 others face felony charges [but vigilanteism is alive and well]

    12/23/2011 7:29:01 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Dec 23, 2011 | Lerone Graham and Andy Bitter
    "Journell, a 20-year-old who graduated from Giles High School, Matthew D. Dunton, 23, and Matthew I. Brady, 21, are charged with entering the house of Dorenzo Hudson and Sean Allen with a weapon, with the intent to commit larceny, assault and battery, or other felony, according to warrants. " ... "Prosecution and defense lawyers acknowledged that Hudson and Allen later went looking for the three and a physical altercation took place, but no charges have been filed in that incident. "
  • Virginia Citizens Defense League Radford University Protest Wrap Up

    12/12/2011 5:25:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Ammoland ^ | 12 December, 2011 | VCDL
    ovington VA --( The Radford University protest on Wednesday was a success, even if the weather didnt really cooperate. Despite the rain and the fact that we could not hand out our brochures and stickers unsolicited, we still handed out 500 brochures and even more stickers. Eryn Bartholomew (Vice-President of the Radford College Republicans), VCDL EM Dave Knight, and I spoke at the event. We met with the police and student event staff early so they could go over the rules with us for our protest. We also paid for our tables, which we were required to stay near during...
  • Va. Tech gunman called quiet; went to small school

    12/10/2011 10:29:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies ^ | 12/10/11 | Bob Lewis, Zinie Chen Sampson/AP
    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The man who authorities say killed a Virginia Tech police officer was described as a typical college student in many ways, making it difficult to understand why he would commit an armed robbery and then, apparently at random, target the patrolman before killing himself. The gunman was identified Friday as Ross Truett Ashley, a 22-year-old part-time business student at Radford University, about 10 miles from the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. He first drew authorities'attention Wednesday when, they say, he walked into his landlord's office with a handgun and demanded the keys to a Mercedes-Benz SUV.
  • Gunman Thought to Be One of Two Dead in Shooting at Virginia Tech

    12/08/2011 2:30:13 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/8/2011 | unattributed
    URGENT: Virginia Tech lifts lockdown amid reports gunman has been found dead,
  • 2 people dead in shooting at VT (suspect is at large)

    12/08/2011 11:43:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 30 replies
  • Police Officer Shot on Virginia Tech's Campus, Gunman Sought

    12/08/2011 11:12:12 AM PST · by exbrit · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/8/11 | Unspecified
    BLACKSBURG, Va. DEVELOPING: A police officer was reportedly shot to death Thursday on Virginia Tech's campus. The university's Collegiate Times newspaper reported the fatality at about 1:30 p.m. A potential second victim has been reported at a campus parking lot, the university announced on its website. The suspect, according to the posting, is described as a white male wearing gray sweatpants and a gray hat with a neon green brim. He was believed to traveling on foot near McComas Hall, a campus gym. Read more:
  • Occupy the Sugar Bowl! (Vanity)

    12/04/2011 6:58:26 PM PST · by parksstp · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12-04-2011 | parksstp
    BCS Selection: NCG: LSU v Alabama Orange: WVU v Clemson Fiesta: Okie St v Stanford Rose: Oregon v Wisconisn Sugar: Michigan v Va Tech??????????????/
  • VACDL Plans Pro-Gun Rally on Virginia Tech Campus, November 17th

    10/27/2011 5:54:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 26 October, 2011 | Nick Leghorn
    Virginia Tech was the site of one of the bloodiest school shootings in the history of the United States. On that day a single gunman killed 33 people and injured 25 more before he took his own life. Many of us on this site believe the vast majority of those deaths could have been prevented by a single legally armed citizen and their firearm, but thanks to gun-free school laws and policies every victim was unarmed and defenseless. The Virginia Civil Defense League, Virginias firearms owner rights protection group, just announced their plans to hold a protest on November 17th...
  • Cuccinelli Speaks Out About Opinion on Guns at UVA(VA)

    08/06/2011 6:54:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 5 August, 2011 | NA
    Virginia Tech is receiving generally positive reviews for how it handled an on-campus gun scare Thursday. It's with some irony that a day later, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is again talking about having the University of Virginia bow to state laws and allow those with permits to bring guns onto grounds. In a opinion issued last month at the request of a republican state senator, Cuccinelli says the University of Virginia may not bar people with concealed carry permits from bringing firearms onto grounds. Cuccinelli said, "Honestly all we say in an opinion is what the law is. We...
  • Tech scare rekindles guns on campus debate(VA)

    08/06/2011 6:07:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 5 August, 2011 | AMANDA IACONE
    RICHMOND A gun scare Thursday at Virginia Tech rekindled the debate about carrying firearms at state-run universities. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently waded into the debate. In an official advisory opinion, Cuccinelli found a University of Virginia gun policy too restrictive and lacking in authority. The opinion, released last month, said that a George Mason University regulation, which has the force of law, unlike a policy, offered a legal way to restrict firearms inside classroom buildings or at campus events but still allow weapons outdoors. The Virginia Supreme Court upheld the George Mason regulation but found that universities cant...
  • Virginia Tech lifts lockdown after cops investigate reports of gunman on campus

    08/05/2011 2:16:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 4 August, 2011 | Larry Mcshane
    Virginia Tech posted information on its website on Thursday morning about the reported gunman sighting. "I was pretty anxious," the sophomore said. "We had family friends who were up here when the shooting took place in 2007, so it was kind of surreal." Responding cops found no sign of any man matching the description - 6 feet tall, clean-shaven, wearing a blue and white striped shirt, gray shorts and brown sandals. A police sketch of the suspect showed a Doogie Howser-ish white man with close-cropped hair. Earlier, emergency sirens howled across the Blacksburg, Va., campus as the university sent news...
  • Virginia Tech Alert: Person with gun spotted on campus

    08/04/2011 7:28:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies ^ | 08-04-2011 | By: WSLS-TV Staff Reports
    BLACKSBURG, VA -- 9:59 a.m. WSLS can confirm that the campus siren system has been activated. --- 9:47 a.m. Virginia Tech Alert claims person with a gun spotted near Dietrick Dining Hall. Tech asking people on campus to stay inside, secure doors. Police conducting search now. WSLS's Ken Heineck is on the way to Virginia Tech now. More information as we get it.
  • Lockdown at Va. Tech after gunman reportedly spotted on campus

    08/04/2011 8:12:06 AM PDT · by illiac · 29 replies
    pmsnbc ^ | 8/4/11 | pmsnbc
    Virginia Tech, site of a 2007 mass shooting, issued a campus lockdown Thursday after a man with a gun was reportedly spotted on campus. NBC affiliate WSLS confirmed that the campus siren system had been activated and all people on campus had been asked to remain indoors. The university issued an alert on its website at 9:37 a.m. Thursday telling students and employees to stay inside and secure doors. A subsequent crime alert said three children attending a camp on campus reported seeing a white man who appeared to have a gun covered with a cloth.
  • Colleges should not be 'defense-free' zones(VA)

    07/24/2011 5:59:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 24 July, 2011 | ZACHARY ZALNERAITIS
    Virginia's top lawyer stands firm on the issue of campus defense. In a recent opinion, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli affirmed the rights of concealed-handgun permit holders to possess firearms on campus despite an apparent conflict with University of Virginia policy. Virginia's code of law states that a holder of a concealed-handgun permit may possess a handgun anywhere except "in places where such possession is prohibited by law." As Cuccinelli points out, the policies of the University of Virginia do not hold the force of law and therefore cannot restrict where permit holders may carry. In addition, were the total ban...
  • Virginia Tech & Tucson

    01/10/2011 8:29:07 AM PST · by umgud · 18 replies
    me ^ | 1/10/11 | me
    Most mass murderers have one thing in common. It seems that at every mass murder event, the shooter has to reload, generally multiple times. In April, 2007 at Virginia Tech, the shooter (Cho) shot 58 people, 33 died, including himself, via suicide. His victims were at multiple locations and while some were heroic, trying to block doors and such, nobody stepped up and rushed him, not even during his multiple reloads. I was really puzzled at the time that so many apparently just waited their turn to be shot. Sadly, this seems to be common at mass murder events. Maybe...
  • Virginia Tech Survivor Is 'Living for 32' in War to Tighten Gun Laws

    01/01/2011 3:19:29 PM PST · by Baladas · 84 replies
    AOL News ^ | 12/31/10 | Andrea Stone
    WASHINGTON -- Surviving the deadliest shooting massacre in U.S. history wasn't enough to make Colin Goddard an advocate for stricter gun laws. Only when he watched another rampage play out on TV two years later did the Virginia Tech graduate realize he had to speak out. "That took me back to the day like none other," Goddard said of another troubled gunman who killed 14 at an immigration center in Binghamton, N.Y. "I was watching the body count rise and I was like, this is just the same stuff that is happening to another family now. ... I was like,...