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  • 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...
  • Why do we keep assuming the Sikh shooter thought he was killing Muslims?(vanity chat)

    08/07/2012 6:12:50 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 72 replies
    Mamzelle
    This appears to be the assumption of Sikhs in America, the news media and even the internet media. The shooter was military trained in psychological warfare, I believe is a fact? Why do we think that he would confuse Sikhs with Muslims? I certainly do not. I can tell the difference between a Sikh and a Muslim from a hundred yards in an Atlanta shopping mall. Sikhs have an elegant and kindly air about them, their beards are trimmed with a romantic style and their turbans draped artistically and distinctively. Their woman do not cringe and crouch and do not...
  • Handgun type used on Sikhs is mass shooting weapon of choice (Springfield Armory 9mm)

    08/07/2012 5:23:04 AM PDT · by DTogo · 54 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | 8/7/2012 | Greg McCune
    Wisconsin shooter Wade Michael Page used a Springfield 9mm semiautomatic handgun to carry out the attack at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, officials said. As in several other recent mass shootings, the gun had been purchased legally, at a Milwaukee-area gun store called the Shooter Shop."There is no valid reason for civilians to have assault rifles, semiautomatic handguns and high-capacity magazines," he said. "We have to start ratcheting down the firepower in civilian hands in the United States."
  • Sikh temple shooting: Gunman had been on investigators' radar

    08/06/2012 8:53:40 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    LA TImes ^ | 8/6/2012 | brian bennet
    WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators had “looked at” Sikh temple gunman Wade Michael Page more than once because of his associations with right-wing extremists and the possibility that he was providing funding to a domestic terrorist group, but law enforcement officials at the time determined there was not enough evidence of a crime to open an investigation, a senior U.S. law enforcement official said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, would not say Monday which law enforcement agency had considered investigating Page, or when.
  • CNN Smears Political Right, Labels Wisconsin Shooter's Racist Neo-Nazi Band as 'Far Right'

    08/06/2012 7:24:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 6, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    CNN associated a white supremacist neo-Nazi band with the political right-wing as it labeled the punk rock band of Wisconsin shooter Wade Michael Page as "far right." CNN had reported Page's band named "End Apathy" as "white supremacist," "neo-Nazi," and as a "hate group." Yet it also repeatedly labeled it "far right" on Sunday and Monday. [Video below the break. Audio here.] CNN Smears Political Right, Labels Wisconsin Shooter's Racist neo-Nazi Band as 'Far Right'A Sunday CNN.com piece reported "neighbors say" that Page "played in a far-right punk band." A couple of paragraphs down the label popped up again. On...
  • Obama orders flags at half-staff after Wisconsin shooting

    08/06/2012 3:52:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    politico44 ^ | 8/6/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama ordered the flags on all public buildings and military bases to be flown at half-staff in the wake of a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. "As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated n August 5th, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff," Obama wrote in a proclamation released Monday.
  • 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...
  • Picture of and info on Sikh Temple Killer.

    08/06/2012 1:50:14 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 44 replies
    Media Outrage Blog ^ | 08/06/2012 | Media Outrage
    Sources told ABC News the suspect was a “white supremacist” or “skinhead.” And officials told NBC News he had “some kind of radical or white supremacist views,” but was apparently not a member of any kind of radical organization. His past run-ins with law enforcement were described as minor. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Page “was a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band.” The band, called End Apathy, formed in 2005. According to the group’s MySpace page, its music “is a sad commentary on our sick society and the problems that prevent...
  • Hero B'klyn cop focused on saving others during Wis. Sikh temple shooting (took up to 9 bullets)

    08/06/2012 1:34:10 PM PDT · by dead · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/6/12 | BOB FREDERICKS
    The hero Brooklyn-born cop who took up to nine bullets trying to stop an alleged racist madman shooting up a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee was more worried about other victims than himself. "He told them to go into the temple,” Oak Creek, Wis., Police Chief John Edwards said today about Police Lt. Brian Murphy, 51, whose brother, Terry, is a retired NYPD detective. Brian Murphy had waved off help from fellow officers Sunday during the carnage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. < snip > Murphy -- who Bauer said has kept his New York accent and attitude despite...
  • India reacts with grief, outrage over Wisconsin killing of Sikhs

    08/06/2012 9:14:56 AM PDT · by ravager · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 6, 2012
    NEW DELHI -- India reacted with grief and outrage at the news that at least six Sikhs were killed when a gunman attacked them Sunday in their Wisconsin temple as they prayed and prepared food. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, himself a Sikh, said in a statement Monday that he was shocked and saddened by the news and extended his condolences to the families of the victims.
  • 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,...
  • Sikh temple shooter's soundtrack of hate

    08/06/2012 12:13:30 PM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/6/12 | FoxNews.com
    Wade Michael Page, the tattooed white supremacist and former Army soldier police say gunned down six Sikhs in a Milwaukee-area temple before a police officer killed him, spread his message of hate through several rock bands for more than a decade before mounting his bloody rampage Sunday.
  • CBS News: Shooter Identified As Former US Military Member

    ...CBS News reports that Page enlisted in the Army in April 1992 and was given a less-than-honorable discharge in October 1998. He was last stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., serving in the psychological operations unit...
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Alleged Sikh Temple Shooter Former Member Of Skinhead Band

    08/06/2012 8:46:49 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    Southern Poverty Law Center ^ | 06 August 2012 | Mark Potok
    According to the Hard Left advocacy group SPLC - "The man who allegedly murdered six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee yesterday, identified in media reports as Wade Michael Page, was a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band." - Photo in Comments.
  • 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,...
  • CBS News: Shooter Identified As Former US Military Member

    08/06/2012 8:45:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | 8.6.2012 | CBS
    Police set up a command center near the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where at least one gunman stormed the mass and opened fire on Aug. 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wis. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Filed under News, Syndicated Local Related tags shooting, Sikh Temple, Wade Michael Page, Wisconsin OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBSDC/AP) — Authorities tell CBS News that the shooter behind the deadly massacre at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Sunday has been identified as 40-year-old Wade Michael Page. Page previously served in the U.S. military, but was no longer on active duty, sources tell CBS News. CBS News reports...
  • Emergency radio traffic describes (Sikh Temple) shootings

  • 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...
  • 7 Dead at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis.; Officials Believe 'White Supremacist' Behind 'Domestic

    08/05/2012 8:01:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 121 replies
    ABC News ^ | August. 5, 2012 | COLLEEN CURRY, MICHAEL S. JAMES, RICHARD ESPOSITO and JACK DATE
    Seven people were shot and killed today at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., in what officials are treating as a case of domestic terrorism. 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." This evening, the FBI and a bomb squad arrived at a home in Cudahy, Wis., near Oak Creek, and ABC News Milwaukee affiliate WISN reported the action appeared to be related to the temple shootings earlier...
  • Gunman Kills 6 in Wisconsin Before Dying in Shootout

    08/05/2012 4:21:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | by Steven Yaccino
    OAK CREEK, Wis. — In what the police called an act of domestic terrorism, a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple here on Sunday, killing at least six worshipers and injuring three others before being shot and killed in the parking lot. The rampage ended in a shootout with the police. The gunman ambushed one of the first officers who arrived at the temple, shooting him several times, before another officer killed him, the authorities said Sunday afternoon. The officer remained in critical condition at a nearby hospital, along with the other two shooting victims. The police did not...
  • Sikh Temple shooting being treated as domestic terrorism, Oak Creek police say

    08/05/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | August 5, 2012 | Staff Writers
    The shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek about 10:15 a.m. Sunday that left at least seven people dead, including the shooter, and three people injured is being treated as a domestic terrorist incident, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said. Oak Creek police officers who responded to a 911 call about the shooting were helping a victim when the shooter ambushed one of the officers, shooting the officer multiple times. A second Oak Creek officer returned fire, killing the shooter, Edwards said. The wounded officer, described as at least a 20-year veteran of the department, was in surgery...
  • 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>
  • Sikh temple shooting suspect identified as Wade Michael Page; Motivation unclear

    08/06/2012 6:03:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 198 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2012
    The suspect in a shooting that left six people dead at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday has been identified as Wade Michael Page, who served in the U.S. Army for about six years. According to sources in the U.S. Army, Page enlisted in April 1992 and given a less-than-honorable discharge in October 1998. He served at Fort Bliss, Texas, in the psychological operations unit in 1994, and was last stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, attached to the psychological operations unit. The details of his discharge were not immediately clear. Wade was killed outside the temple in...