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A true "Postal".  Disgruntled Goobermint Employee gets his final revenge.

They haven't mentioned the weapon yet.

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Virginia beach shooting: 11 dead and six wounded after gunman opens fire in government building, police say

Shooting suspect, who was a current city employee, is also dead

    Lily Puckett
    New York
    27 minutes ago


Eleven people have been killed and six others wounded after a "disgruntled" employee opened fire at a municipal centre in Virginia Beach, the city's police chief has said.

Police said the suspect, a long-term and current employee at Virginia Beach Municipal Centre fired "indiscriminately" and was killed when officers responded to the incident.

Virginia Beach Police police chief James Cervera told reporters an officer was among the six wounded, adding that he was "basically saved by his bulletproof vest".

“There’s no way to describe an incident such as this," said Mr Cervera.

At the same conference, Virginia Beach mayor Robert Dyer said: “This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach."

The shooting happened at the Virginia Beach Municipal Centre, a campus of city offices and agencies, which includes the police department. The shooting happened in Building Number 2, which includes offices for planning and public works.

"This day will not define Virginia Beach," said Virginia Beach councilman Aaron Rouse at the press conference. "We will come together. We show the strength of our city."

Officials told WAVY that one patient was taken to Sentara Pincess Anne hospital. They were brought by a helicopter reserved for severe injures. Five other patients were taken to Virginia Beach General, seemingly with lesser injuries.

"This is a tragic day for Virginia Beach and our entire Commonwealth," wrote Virginia governor Ralph Northam on Twitter. "My heart breaks for the victims of this devastating shooting, their families, and all who loved them. I am on my way to Virginia Beach now and will be there within the hour."
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🔫 Shooter in Surly-ville
« Reply #391 on: June 01, 2019, 01:03:14 AM »
Weapon: .45 Cal Pistol.  No Assault Rifle.  Apparently legally purchased.

40 years old, Engineer.  Name: DeWayne Craddock.

Maybe you could pull assault rifles off the shelves.  .45 cal hanguns?  Fuhhgettaboudit.



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Re: Another Day Another Shooter
« Reply #392 on: June 03, 2019, 12:03:27 AM »
Body armour wont help against most CF rifles. Just makes you bulkier and slower to duck!
Get out of suburbia, or move to Terra-Australis. We have our fair share of fuckwits too, but we don't seem to arm them as heavily...

More worried about things that bite than gun shots here.

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Re: Another Day Another Shooter
« Reply #393 on: June 03, 2019, 12:11:27 AM »
Body armour wont help against most CF rifles. Just makes you bulkier and slower to duck!
Get out of suburbia, or move to Terra-Australis. We have our fair share of fuckwits too, but we don't seem to arm them as heavily...

More worried about things that bite than gun shots here.

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He didn't use a CF rifle.  He used a .45 Cal handgun, one of them with a Silencer which slows the muzzle velocity.  Body Armour works for that.

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Re: Another Day Another Shooter
« Reply #394 on: June 03, 2019, 12:53:21 AM »
Hmmmm.
Its a sad indictment of a fucked up society when you feel the need for body armour in your every day life.
Cant say the society is any less fucked up down here. Just less well armed.
Every day we hear of car-jackings and assaults with weapons other than guns. My boss was car jacked in Melbourne a week ago by 5 axe and hammer wielding Sudanese youths. (They caught the one who he managed to punch shit out of before they drove off in his new AMG).
More and more people seem to have less and less respect for human life. In fact there seems to be less respect for any and all life right now; human or otherwise. We are becoming the worlds coal mine down here, with a big Indian owned mine about to start in Queensland, shipping right through the not so great barrier reef. Will kill far more life than any gunman could, even with a 45 ACP.
To quote a comic villain: "This town needs an enema!".
Society seems to need a good flush out right now. Too many lab rats in too small a cage, fighting for too few pieces of cheese.

It will all end in tears, even with kevlar.

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« Reply #395 on: June 03, 2019, 02:24:28 AM »
To quote a comic villain: "This town needs an enema!".
Society seems to need a good flush out right now. Too many lab rats in too small a cage, fighting for too few pieces of cheese.

Even if you could identify all the current psychos and disenchanted victims of industrial culture, the society makes a new one every day.  There will only be more of them for quite some time to come.

Kevlar isn't a permanent solution of course, but it might help you make it another day if you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  In this case, one of the few survivors wa the gestapo agent wearing his vest.

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🔫 Allentown shooting: Deja Vu nightclub has had problems before
« Reply #396 on: June 20, 2019, 11:17:44 AM »
Perfect name for the Nightclub!

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Allentown shooting: Deja Vu nightclub has had problems before

By Jennifer Sheehan
| The Morning Call |
Jun 20, 2019 | 12:17 PM


Allentown shooting: Deja Vu nightclub has had problems before

Ten people were shot outside the Deja Vu nightclub on Hamilton Street in Allentown early Thursday morning, police said, in one of the Lehigh Valley’s worst mass shootings in recent memory. (Tom DeSchriver/Of The Morning Call/The Morning Call)

Allentown’s Deja Vu nightclub, where officials say 10 people were shot outside by as many as three shooters early Thursday, has had problems before, Morning Call files show.

The current ownership took over the club in 2014 and bought the building in which it is housed in late 2017.

From The Morning Call’s records of coverage of the club, at 343 Hamilton St.:

    March 4, 2018: After he was kicked out of the nightclub over an alleged assault on a security guard, a 24-year-old man fought with an Allentown police officer who was there to arrest him, police said.
    Feb. 23, 2018: A man was shot as he left the nightclub at around 2:10 a.m. The victim suffered non-life threatening wounds.
    March 27, 2016: Allentown police investigated a stabbing. The victim told police he left the nightclub at around 2 a.m. He was walking to his car when he felt something wet on his back and realized he was bleeding.
    Sept. 6, 2015: A man pointed a gun at a security guard outside the club, court records said.

The club has also been cited for violating state liquor laws, including:

    2017: Failing to post signs required by the Clean Indoor Air Act, which regulates smoking in public places.
    2016: According to the state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, Deja Vu Nightclub was cited for allowing entertainment so loud it could be heard beyond the club’s property, and for allowing smoking in a no-smoking area.
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🔫 Witness recounts deadly Garlic Festival shooting
« Reply #397 on: July 28, 2019, 09:37:16 PM »
I guess Garlic only protects you from Vampires, not Shooters.

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Witness recounts deadly Garlic Festival shooting

by: Aaron Pero
Posted: Jul 28, 2019 / 08:55 PM PDT   / Updated: Jul 28, 2019 / 09:08 PM PDT   

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A witness to the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting has recounted the moments when the shooting started.

Bullets were flying by one of the musical stages, he saw “puffs of dirt” near the stage, then he took cover.

Sean who is a stage hand for a band playing at the time of the shooting says he hid under the stage and was texting loved ones as the shots were being fired.

Sean tells KRON4 News the shooting sounded like fire crackers at first. Then he saw victims covered in blood near the stage.

The band that was playing, was going into their last song, Sean says he heard five or six shots.
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🔫 Southaven Walmart shooting: Two dead, at least two injured
« Reply #398 on: July 30, 2019, 09:28:49 AM »
A Two-fer to start the week!  Double Feature!

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Southaven Walmart shooting: Two dead, at least two injured
Natalie Neysa Alund, Katherine Burgess, Ted Evanoff and Micaela A Watts, Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 7:39 a.m. CT July 30, 2019 | Updated 11:18 a.m. CT July 30, 2019

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This story has been updated with the latest from an 11 a.m.

Two people were dead when authorities arrived at a Walmart in Southaven on Tuesday morning.

Two others — a police officer and a suspect — have been injured, according to DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco.

Southaven officers arrived to an active shooting that occurred between 6:30-6:40 a.m., said Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore.

Moore said about 60 Walmart employees were at work when officers entered the building. A fire was also reported in the store.

Officers found two Walmart employees dead.

Moore said Southaven officers encountered a shooter leaving the west side of building. One officer was shot in the vest by the suspect. Other officers returned fire and shot the suspect, who was taken to Regional One Medical Center.

"These people were doing the same thing you and I do every day, showing up to work in an attempt to provide for their families, then became victims of a senseless violent act,” Moore said.

The suspect was also an employee at the Walmart until Monday, the Sheriff said. That suspect was shot and taken to Regional One Medical Center with injuries.

One Southaven officer was taken to DeSoto Baptist Hospital.

Ayoka Pond, a spokeswoman for the hospital,  described the officer as uninjured.

"He was wearing a bullet proof vest. He was admitted as a precaution,” she said.

Moore said authorities were still working a very active scene. A suspicious package has prompted a bomb squad investigation.

The sheriff said about 8:30 a.m. it is unclear how many others might be injured.

Police blocked off every intersection surrounding the Walmart, 6811 Southcrest Parkway.

There are dozens of emergency vehicles on scene, including police cruisers and ambulances.

Emergency vehicles with flashing lights are visible in the truck access lane behind Walmart.

Casey Staheli, Walmart spokesman, said the company was still sorting through the details of the incident and deferred questions to law enforcement.
Customers heard the shots

Walmart customer Phil Cox had just left the self checkout machine and walked out the front door. He said he heard a gunshot and then two more as he immediately headed for his Chevrolet pickup.

The time stamp on his receipt for Flo Nase is 6:30 a.m.

Cox, 70, of Forrest City Arkansas, said police arrived and he immediately heard six gunshots. He assumes police were firing. Cox said others gathered in the parking lot told him the shooter fired upon a manager of the Walmart, who was outside, and then fired at two other employees.
Walmart customer, Phil Cox, interviewed at the scene of the Southaven Walmart.

Walmart customer, Phil Cox, interviewed at the scene of the Southaven Walmart. (Photo: Ted Evanoff)

Cox said he, himself, never felt threatened.

"I think the guy was going after employees,'' he said.

Carlos Odom said he was in Walmart when the shooting started.

“We was in Wal-Mart, walking out getting to car you heard a ‘pop, pop pop, pop … I never thought that I would be around some s***… That s***  was so loud. Praises go up to family of the person shot… One person dead I know."

Walmart shooting: Reactions to shooting in Southaven

Walmart employees and others appear to have gathered in a Chili’s restaurant parking lot of a nearby shopping center, speaking with police.

At least one Walmart employee was walked from the Chilli's to an ambulance about 8:50 a.m. Another came out on a stretcher about 9 a.m. 

Several men and women in dark blue shirts bearing the Walmart logo milled behind yellow police tape stretched across the Office Depot parking lot next door.

Walmart employees were instructed to leave their store after the incident.

She said there was no indication when the store might reopen.

"There are no procedures for situations like this," said the woman, who declined to be named.
Southaven Walmart location

Keep up-to-date with this developing story by downloading the Commercial Appeal app here.

The Commercial Appeal has reporters on the scene and will update this story when more information becomes available.
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🔫 MOAR Dead Walmart Shoppers!
« Reply #399 on: August 03, 2019, 03:25:19 PM »
I am in Mortal Danger.  I need to invest in Kevlar.  Not to mention the Potato Gun-RPG Launcher for my Cripple Tank.

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The Latest: Police say El Paso Walmart packed with shoppers
Updated 3:04 pm PDT, Saturday, August 3, 2019



    Kendall Long comforts his wife Kianna outside an El Paso Walmart where multiple people are dead after a mass shooting on Saturday. The two were in the freezer section of the store when the shooting started. Photo: Ivan Aguirre, Ivan Aguirre/Contributor

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Kendall Long comforts his wife Kianna outside an El Paso Walmart where multiple people are dead after a mass shooting on Saturday. The two were in the freezer section of the store when the shooting started.

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an El Paso shopping complex (all times local):

5 p.m.

Authorities say the Walmart in El Paso where a gunman opened fire was packed with back-to-school shoppers.

Sgt. Robert Gomez said at a news conference that anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 shoppers and about 100 employees were at the Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall when Saturday's attack happened.

Gomez says most of the victims appear to have been at the Walmart, though he also says police had "secured" the mall. He says a man in his 20s was taken into custody and that law enforcement didn't fire a single shot. He did not name the suspected gunman or say how many people were killed or wounded.

El Paso hospitals say they are treating 22 victims of the attack. At least one victim died at one of the hospitals.

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4:20 p.m.

A police official says he believes most of the El Paso attack victims were shot at a Walmart near the Cielo Vista Mall.

Sgt. Robert Gomez said at a news conference about five hours after the first reports emerged of a shooting near the mall that investigators believe a white man in his 20s was the only gunman involved and that he was taken into custody.

Gomez didn't name the suspected gunman or say how many people were killed and wounded in the attack, though he said at least one person is dead. He also wouldn't speculate as to the motive for the attack. He said the gunman used some type of rifle.

El Paso hospitals say they are treating 22 victims, not including a patient who died after arriving at one of the hospitals.

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4:10 p.m.

Hospitals say they are treating 22 victims of the mass shooting at an El Paso shopping complex, not including a patient who died after arriving at one of the hospitals.

The Del Sol Medical Center is treating 11 patients, the University Medical Center of El Paso is treating nine, the El Paso Children's Hospital is treating two.

Ryan Mielke (MIL'-kee), a UMC spokesman, says one patient died at the hospital.

Authorities say a gunman opened fire at or near the Cielo Vista Mall on Saturday that multiple people were killed and wounded, though they didn't say how many.

El Paso, which has about 680,000 residents, is in West Texas and sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico.

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3:50 p.m.

A Walmart official says the company is trying to determine if there was gunfire inside one of its stores during a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove says the company is "in shock" over the news of Saturday's attack. Authorities say a gunman killed and wounded multiple people at or near the Cielo Vista Mall, though they haven't said how many.

A Walmart is located near the mall, as well as a Sam's Club warehouse store, which is owned by Walmart Inc. Hargrove says the company is working closely with law enforcement.

Cielo Vista Mall, which is owned by mall operator Simon Property Group Inc., said in a statement that the attack is a police matter and it referred questions to the police department.

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3:30 p.m.

A University Medical Center of El Paso official says one of 12 people who were rushed to the hospital after the attack at a shopping complex has died.

Ryan Mielke (MIL'-kee), a hospital spokesman, says all of the victims suffered traumatic injuries in Saturday's attack at or near the Cielo Vista Mall. He declined to provide additional details about the victims, including the one who died.

Mielke says two children, ages 2 and 9, were stabilized at the medical center before being transferred to the neighboring El Paso Children's Hospital.

Authorities say multiple people were killed in the attack, but they haven't said how many were killed or wounded. They say they believe it was carried out by a single male suspect who has been taken into custody.

President Donald Trump tweeted, "Reports are very bad, many killed."

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3 p.m.

Authorities believe a deadly attack at or near a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, was carried out by a single gunman who is in custody.

Police spokesman Robert Gomez says investigators are still trying to determine what happened during Saturday's attack. He says multiple people were shot, but he didn't say how many.

City officials have said there were multiple people killed, but they didn't say how many.

State Rep. Cesar Blanco said on MSNBC that he had received reports that at least 18 people had been shot.

NBC News reports that a University Medical Center of El Paso official said it had received at least 10 seriously injured victims and that victims had also been taken to other hospitals.

El Paso, which has about 680,000 residents, is in West Texas and sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico.

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2:30 p.m.

Presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke says he's distraught by the news of a mass-shooting in his hometown of El Paso, Texas.

An emotional O'Rourke told reporters on Saturday in Las Vegas that he had spoken by phone to El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, the city's sheriff and U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar. He says they were still learning details about the attack at or near the Cielo Vista Mall. Police say multiple people were killed and a male suspect was taken into custody.

O'Rourke said he planned to return home immediately to be with his family. He asked "for everyone's strength for El Paso right now. Everyone's resolve to make sure that this does not continue to happen in this country."

El Paso, which has about 680,000 residents, is in West Texas and sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico.

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2:20 p.m.

Authorities say multiple people were shot and killed and a suspect was taken into custody in an attack at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas.

Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told reporters Saturday that the attack at or near the Cielo Vista Mall had ended. He didn't say how many people were wounded or killed, but NBC News reports that a University Medical Center of El Paso official said it had received at least 10 seriously injured victims and that some victims were taken to other hospitals.

The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting and has spoken to Attorney General William Barr and Gov. Greg Abbott.

El Paso, which has about 680,000 residents, is in West Texas and sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico.

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2 p.m.

Officials say multiple people were killed in an attack at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas.

Olivia Zepeda, the chief of staff to El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, told CNN on Saturday that multiple people had been killed in the attack in or near the Cielo Vista Mall and that suspects have been taken into custody. She didn't say how many victims there were.

The police department is asking the public to stay away from the area.

Authorities haven't given any information about possible shooting victims.

El Paso is in West Texas along the border with Mexico.

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1:20 p.m.

Police in El Paso, Texas, say they've received reports of multiple shooters at a shopping complex and are urging the public to stay away from the area.

The police department tweeted Saturday that officers are at the Cielo Vista Mall area and that it is still an active shooter scene.

Authorities haven't given any information about possible shooting victims.

El Paso is in West Texas along the border with Mexico.

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12:45 p.m.

Police in the West Texas city of El Paso have responded to reports of an active shooter in a commercial area near a mall.

El Paso police tweeted Saturday that officers were responding to an active shooting scene and that people were advised to stay away from the Cielo Vista Mall area. The mall complex is near Interstate 10 and on El Paso's east side.

Police didn't immediately provide details on whether anyone was hurt or in custody.
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mass-shooting-el-paso-deadliest-2019-among-worst-modern-u-n1039016

Horror in El Paso another in a long list of mass killings plaguing the nation
The massacre in El Paso is the deadliest shooting in the U.S. in 2019. The number of people killed makes it one of the 10 worst in recent American history.

A woman speaks to police about her missing mother after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, 2019.Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters

Aug. 3, 2019, 4:11 PM AKDT
By Phil Helsel and Kalhan Rosenblatt

The mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, that left at least 20 people dead and 26 injured appears to be the deadliest shooting in the United States this year.

It also falls into the top 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern American history.
Multiple people killed in mass shooting at El Paso shopping center
Aug. 3, 201901:43

The grim tally comes less than a week after another gunman, a 19-year-old, opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, killing two children and a man before being shot by police and ultimately killing himself.

These are the deadliest mass shootings on U.S. soil, and other mass shootings:
58 killed

Around 10 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman, 64, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort on a crowd watching country singer Jason Aldean. Several weapons were found in the shooter's hotel room. Police said 58 people were killed and more than 500 were injured. The gunman killed himself before officers reached his hotel room.
49 killed

On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and dozens more were wounded after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at Pulse, an LGBT-friendly nightclub in Orlando, Florida. He was killed following a standoff with police. The shooter used weapons he'd purchased legally, according to authorities.
32 killed

On April 16, 2007, a Virginia Tech student shot 32 people to death on the Blacksburg, Virginia, campus before killing himself. Another 17 people were injured. Days after the worst school shooting in the nation's history, NBC News received a package from the student that contained a video of him ranting and complaining about being bullied.
27 killed

On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman killed 27 people, including his mother, 20 elementary school kids and six school staff and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He also took his own life. The shooter suffered from extreme mental health issues that weren't treated, and was preoccupied with violence, a report from state officials found. He also had easy access to weapons, the report said.
26 killed

On Nov. 5, 2017, a gunman entered a rural Texas church and opened fire, killing 26 people. At least 19 people were hospitalized with injuries. His victims' ages ranged 5 years old to 72 years old, authorities said. The gunman was later found dead inside his vehicle.
23 killed

On Oct. 16, 1991, a 35-year-old man crashed his pickup through Luby's Cafeteria, a packed restaurant in Killeen, Texas. He shot and killed 23 people before turning the gun on himself. Twenty-seven others were wounded.
21 killed

On July 18, 1984, a 41-year-old former security guard who had lost his job, opened fire at a McDonald's in San Ysidro, California. He killed 21 employees and customers, including children. A police sniper killed him an hour after he started shooting.
20 killed

On Aug. 3, 2019, a 21-year-old suspect opened fire in a shopping area in El Paso, Texas. At least 20 people died as a result of the shooting and 26 were injured, law enforcement officials said.
'Keep El Pasoans in your prayers,' asks Texas' Gov. Abbott
Aug. 3, 201902:44
17 killed

On Aug. 1, 1966, a former U.S. Marine killed his mother and wife, then went on top of a tower at the University of Texas at Austin and killed 15 others. He also wounded at least 30. Thirteen people died on campus, one died a week later and another victim passed away in 2001, but the cause of death was attributed to the shooting. The gunman had complained of physical and mental health issues before the attack. He was then shot by a police officer. An autopsy revealed he had a brain tumor, but it was not clear whether that had affected his actions.
17 killed

On the afternoon of Feb. 14, 2018, police responded to reports of shots fired at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A former student was taken into custody after the Valentine’s Day massacre that left 17 dead and wounded at least 14 others, both in and outside of the school. The suspect,19, had recently been expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons, officials said. T
14 killed

On Dec. 2, 2015, 14 people were killed in an attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, a state-run facility that provides services to developmentally disabled people and trains social workers who care for them. The husband-and-wife assailants were eventually killed by police in a shootout.
14 killed

On Aug. 20, 1986, a gunman killed 14 fellow postal workers in Edmond, Oklahoma, and then killed himself with a shot to the head. The rampage came a week after two supervisors reprimanded him for lousy performance.
13 killed

On April 20, 1999, two students killed 12 other students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Two dozen were injured. The gunmen killed themselves in the school's library.
13 killed

On Nov. 5, 2009, a U.S. Army Medical Corps psychiatrist, killed 13 people and injured 32 others at Fort Hood, Texas. He has been sentenced to death.
13 killed

On April 3, 2009, in Binghamton, New York, a gunman killed 13 people and injured four others at an immigrant services center before killing himself. President Barack Obama called the shooting "an act of senseless violence."
13 killed

On Feb. 18, 1983, three robbers at the Wah Mee gambling club in Seattle killed 13 people. Two of the suspects were convicted of murder later that year and are serving life sentences; the other was deported to Hong Kong in 2014.
12 killed

On July 20, 2012, a gunman opened fire during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring more than 70. The shooter was sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury rejected his insanity plea.
12 killed

On May 31, 2019, a gunman opened fire at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, killing 12 people. Police fatally shot the suspect, a longtime city engineer. All of those killed were city employees except for one person, who was a contractor, officials said. The gunman had submitted his resignation earlier that day.
What we know about the Virginia Beach shooting suspect
June 1, 201901:41
12 killed

On Nov. 7, 2018, a 28-year-old Marine veteran opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Twelve people died, including a sheriff's sergeant, and the gunman, who killed himself. Sgt. Ron Helus was hit five times by the gunman during a firefight, but was ultimately killed by a round fired by a California Highway Patrol officer, officials said.
11 killed

A gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018, killing 11 people. The suspect was arrested. He has been charged with federal hate crime charges.
Early 1900s and prior

Dozens of earlier nonwar massacres in the United States have left hundreds dead. Often racially motivated, these shootings date back to before American independence. A selection of these shootings are believed to have killed numbers between five and 300 people.

In May 1921, approximately 300 black Americans were killed during the Tulsa Race Massacre, which destroyed Oklahoma's "Black Wall Street," according to the Smithsonian.

In November 1887, white vigilantes shot and killed between 30 to 60 unarmed black sugar plantation field hands, who were on strike, according to NOLA.com.

During the post-civil war Reconstruction era, thousands of black Americans were killed in what is considered one of the most violent times in U.S. history. In April 1873, as many as 150 black Americans were killed when a white mob clashed with a black militia during the Colfax massacre.
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'Active shooter incident' in Dayton, Ohio.
« Reply #401 on: August 04, 2019, 01:44:13 AM »
Police are responding to reports of 'an active shooter incident' in Dayton, Ohio.

Reports say the shooting occurred at or near Ned Peppers Bar on East Fifth Street.
There are reports of 10 people dead, including the shooter, and 16 wounded.


https://www.businessinsider.com/police-responding-active-shooter-incident-dayton-ohio-2019-8
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Re: 'Active shooter incident' in Dayton, Ohio.
« Reply #402 on: August 04, 2019, 01:47:10 AM »
Police are responding to reports of 'an active shooter incident' in Dayton, Ohio.

Reports say the shooting occurred at or near Ned Peppers Bar on East Fifth Street.
There are reports of 10 people dead, including the shooter, and 16 wounded.


https://www.businessinsider.com/police-responding-active-shooter-incident-dayton-ohio-2019-8

This must be Open Season week for Shooters...

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Re: 'Active shooter incident' in Dayton, Ohio.
« Reply #403 on: August 04, 2019, 01:51:25 AM »
Police are responding to reports of 'an active shooter incident' in Dayton, Ohio.

Reports say the shooting occurred at or near Ned Peppers Bar on East Fifth Street.
There are reports of 10 people dead, including the shooter, and 16 wounded.


https://www.businessinsider.com/police-responding-active-shooter-incident-dayton-ohio-2019-8

This must be Open Season week for Shooters...

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Unfortunately in the FSoA, it's just a Saturday in August.
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8chan Is a Normal Part of Mass Shootings Now
« Reply #404 on: August 04, 2019, 02:18:42 AM »
8chan Is a Normal Part of Mass Shootings Now
Three white-nationalist shooters appear to have posted manifestos on the same troll forum. Here’s how 8chan became a meme-filled refuge for hate.



Law enforcement agencies respond to the shooting at a Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday.
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By APRIL GLASER


Late Saturday morning, a young white man entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and opened fire with an AK-47-style rifle, killing 20 people and injuring 26 more. Police apprehended the suspected shooter, a 21-year-old man from Allen, Texas. It didn’t take long for internet researchers to find a four-page manifesto posted less than hour before the violence, a document that El Paso’s police chief appeared to later confirm was being examined by officials. The document had been uploaded to the notorious, unmoderated message board 8chan at 10:15 a.m. local time, and it included a request: “Do your part and spread this brothers!”

In the anti-immigrant screed, the author describes plans to perpetrate a mass shooting against the Latino people he believes are invading the United States, the weapons he will use to do it, and his white-nationalist beliefs. Soon after it was first posted on 8chan, the manifesto could be found On 4chan, another message board with scant rules about what people can or cannot share. And not long after that, it was circulating as images on Twitter and Facebook and easily findable in a Google image search. Clearly someone got the author’s message.

The writer of the manifesto said he was inspired by the Mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand—before which the gunman, another young white man, posted a sprawling essayon 8chan as well as a link to a Facebook Live broadcast of the massacre and instructions to share. That video was removed about 45 minutes after the broadcast began, giving his audience ample time to copy the footage. It was posted to Facebook 1.5 million times in the first 24 hours after the shooting.

The involvement of 8chan is becoming a familiar detail in cases of white-supremacist violence. The El Paso shooting appears to be the second one since the Christchurch massacre to draw from that killer’s playbook. About five weeks later, two hours before another young man murdered someone at a synagogue in Poway, California, the suspected shooter also posted a manifesto to 8chan. In it, he detailed his ideological rationale for mass murder and gave instructions to spread his words far and wide. Each of these shootings appeared to have been designed to go viral—a horrific act would catch the world’s attention, and a manifesto would deliver the hate-filled payload.

An anonymous, meme-filled internet backwater, 8chan has long been a place for white supremacists to indoctrinate others—mostly young white men—into bigoted ideologies. It’s difficult to put an exact timestamp on when 8chan and 4chan became prime hangouts for white nationalists and neo-Nazis, but the connections to other online venues of hate are clear.

Before 8chan and 4chan, there was Stormfront, a message board created by Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Don Black in 1996. For more than a decade Stormfront was the most popular white supremacist website on the web. 4chan, founded in 2003, had become fashionable among the generally left-leaning online activists Anonymous, who were known for launching online trolling campaigns against those they politically disagreed with. There, the /pol/ message board (short for “politically incorrect”) attracted users who enjoyed trolling people with jokes about Nazis and racist tropes. Around 2012, Stormfront users reportedly noticed an opportunity to make 4channers “racially aware,” and that year, a “Redpill instruction pamphlet” to indoctrinate 4chan trolls began circulating on 4chan, according to a report in Rolling Stone. Andrew Anglin, who founded the influential neo-Nazi site the Daily Stormer, once said that 4chan is where he “got into Hitler.”  Anglin later teamed up with Andrew “weev” Auernheimer, an infamous neo-Nazi troll who led vicious doxing campaigns against women, and the two helped to pioneer a meme-ified style of spreading hate that remains popular on 4chan and 8chan and across the fringe-right web today: make lots of jokes about the Holocaust and other genocides, desensitizing people to extreme hate-based violence.

If 4chan’s /pol/ could get pretty bad, 8chan became a destination for the very worst. The board was founded in the U.S. by Fredrick Brennan after 4chan’s owners decided to ban threads about the online harassment campaign Gamergate. While 4chan has a virtually nonexistent moderation policy, it does have rulesagainst posting anyone’s personal information, like home addresses and phone numbers. 8chan doesn’t even have that. Whatever is too gruesome for 4chan finds a home on 8chan. That now includes enthusiasm for a white ethnostate. 8chan, now based in the Philippines, has “less restrictive moderation policies” than almost anywhere else on the internet, which has led it to become a “naturally more transgressional space,” than anywhere else on the internet, according to Benjamin T. Decker, the founder of Memetica, a digital investigations consultancy.

Many people come to the politically incorrect boards of 4chan and 8chan from video-game communities, where players looking to laugh at an abasing joke or chat about violent games without offending anyone can find friends. The forums are rife with in-jokes in which users routinely blur the lines between actually believing in Nazism and laughing about it. After the Poway shooter’s manifesto appeared, posters on 8chan wrote that the killer should try to
“get the high score” and kill a larger number of people than the Chistchurch shooter did.

8chan isn’t only a place where people find community in their hate, but it is where they go when they want to announce mass murder to an online army that can help spread their message. Even when 8chan’s owners do feel compelled to step in—in a rarity, the suspected El Paso shooter’s original thread appears to have been removed—that army will have already gotten to work. The manifesto has been reposted again and again and again. The playbook worked.

“The old world is dying, and the New World struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters.”

 

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