Another fucking spree shooting. Great.

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Oilyrags, Monday, 30 April 2007 00:09 (thirteen years ago) link

This is awful.

Witness Queea Miller said the shootings took place in the parking lot.

"I was in my truck and the gunman was two cars over from me," she told CNN. She said she saw the gunman shoot in the direction of a Starbuck's coffee shop. "Then after he stopped, he re-loaded and started shooting again."

She said that, during the shootings, she and her 18-year-old daughter "lay our seats all the way back and I got to praying. You could hear the shots going off again."

Nathan, Monday, 30 April 2007 00:17 (thirteen years ago) link

boooooringgggggggggggg

danbunny, Monday, 30 April 2007 00:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Jesus.

kingfish, Monday, 30 April 2007 00:39 (thirteen years ago) link

gun debate pls.

S-, Monday, 30 April 2007 04:29 (thirteen years ago) link

Only four dead? Amateur.

StanM, Monday, 30 April 2007 10:38 (thirteen years ago) link

Numbers seem to be important, judging by the way everyone on TV was going on and on about how the last one was The Biggest ever (and CNN patting themselves on the back every 15 minutes that "300,000 - no, 600,000 - no, 900,000 people have seen our amateur cell phone video! yay us!")

StanM, Monday, 30 April 2007 10:41 (thirteen years ago) link

how many sprees were shot in this case? the article doesn't say.

Frogman Henry, Monday, 30 April 2007 10:57 (thirteen years ago) link

regardless, dear god. please to help people see stupidy concerning ways so this can happen less.

Frogman Henry, Monday, 30 April 2007 10:58 (thirteen years ago) link

thats what you get for drinking at starbucks, obviously someone hired by a competitor

klankton, Monday, 30 April 2007 15:22 (thirteen years ago) link

I think school shootings have a more readily compelling narrative built into them that media types can package, since its innocent kids and teenagers that are targeted in that case.

kingfish, Monday, 30 April 2007 15:26 (thirteen years ago) link

boooooringgggggggggggg

Interestingly, this is not a big story on any of the news sites I'm seeing. "Only four? Pffft. I could shoot that many people in my sleep."

kenan, Monday, 30 April 2007 15:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Just saw this on Belgian TV news. "Ironically, this happened in a mall called Target"

StanM, Monday, 30 April 2007 22:59 (thirteen years ago) link

tuomasphonebooth.jpg

strgn, Monday, 30 April 2007 23:02 (thirteen years ago) link

is that where a 13-year-old can buy a rifle without a background check?

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 30 April 2007 23:07 (thirteen years ago) link

what, in a Finnish phone boot?

StanM, Monday, 30 April 2007 23:11 (thirteen years ago) link

h

StanM, Monday, 30 April 2007 23:11 (thirteen years ago) link

six months pass...

Now the Finns.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7082795.stm

:/

Alba, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 12:54 (twelve years ago) link

global epidemic spreads unchecked using news media as vector

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 15:50 (twelve years ago) link

High school shooting in Finland.

Zeno, Wednesday, 7 November 2007 15:52 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7246003.stm

DG, Thursday, 14 February 2008 23:19 (twelve years ago) link

i mean come on this shit is old now

DG, Thursday, 14 February 2008 23:19 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

ffs not again

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7936817.stm

the innermost wee guy (onimo), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 11:11 (eleven years ago) link

*placeholder for insensitive comment*

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 11:14 (eleven years ago) link

I can't get the story to load. Probably for the better. (Sigh)

╓abies, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 11:15 (eleven years ago) link

this one too, alabama

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/03/10/shooting.alabama/

football consultant, oakland raiders (daria-g), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 11:17 (eleven years ago) link

In summary: At least ten people are believed to have been killed in a shooting spree at a German school. Shooter believed to be a former pupil (oh wait that bit has now been removed). Shooter thought to be in custody.

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the innermost wee guy (onimo), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 11:18 (eleven years ago) link

10 dead at both shootings on the same day wtf.

the innermost wee guy (onimo), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 11:19 (eleven years ago) link

15 dead in germany now.
wasnt someone shot at a church in the USA over the weekend too?

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 13:13 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_gadget.phtml#rt2ig1_1236782715

Jarlrmai, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 14:47 (eleven years ago) link

wait a minute, meant to indicate it's a full moon atm.

Jarlrmai, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 14:53 (eleven years ago) link

wasnt someone shot at a church in the USA over the weekend too?

― Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname)

yep

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090309/ap_on_re_us/church_shooting

Burt_ in the disco! Hongro blessed DJ! (jjjusten), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 15:51 (eleven years ago) link

Also, the economy. Not meant to be flip, btw, but isn't there usually an upswing in this type of crap when the economy tanks? I seem to remember a bunch of workplace shooting lined up with the 90s recession.

legendary North American forest ape (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 15:53 (eleven years ago) link

i don't think 17-year old Rammstein fans are motivated by the mortgage bubble bursting, jon

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 15:56 (eleven years ago) link

17-year old Rammstein fans

classy

bacon = bad for the face + magic for the moobs (Mackro Mackro), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 15:57 (eleven years ago) link

It was a general comment, hadn't really delved in the details of any of the stories. I was just wondering about how trends like this tie in with the global economy turning to shit.

legendary North American forest ape (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 15:59 (eleven years ago) link

There was that one dude who killed his wife and kids and self because he couldn't afford to take care of them all with two jobs and it was mega-sad.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 16:01 (eleven years ago) link

The idea that a man's worth is in his productivity/success and that if HE can't be "successful" then everyone who was his responsibility must cease to exist, is just..........beyond. I can hardly form sentences when I think about this.

How can there be male ladybugs? (Laurel), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 16:08 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/nursing_home_shooting

A NURSING HOME. What do you have to do to be even worse than your average spree shooter? Murder a bunch of helpless fogeys, apparently.

Zero Transfats Waller (Oilyrags), Sunday, 29 March 2009 22:50 (eleven years ago) link

I'm sure this has been said before, but It's kind of disheartening how these mass murders have become an accepted fact of life. This was the 4th story on NPR's hourly news report today. Yeah, there is a lot of stuff going on in the world and maybe this is the forth most important story of the day, but holy shit we've become accustomed to this kind of violence. It barely registers anymore.

Super Cub, Monday, 30 March 2009 02:36 (eleven years ago) link

There was also a story today about some 17 year old guy who has stabbed one sister and then cut the other (5 years old!) one's head off, in front of a 3rd sister... he was still hacking at the 5 year olds head when the cops got there.

Just... what.

one art, please (Trayce), Monday, 30 March 2009 02:46 (eleven years ago) link

Perhaps, but then again I believe these things have always happened all the time, everywhere, they're just far more publicized now due to 24-hour-news cycles. It's still a sad thing, but people "randomly going nuts" and doing these horrible things is inevitable in every society.

Nhex, Monday, 30 March 2009 02:46 (eleven years ago) link

but holy shit we've become accustomed to this kind of violence. It barely registers anymore.

― Super Cub, Sunday, March 29, 2009 10:36 PM

ya some people even think its great (see thread title)

eman, Monday, 30 March 2009 02:47 (eleven years ago) link

It's still a sad thing, but people "randomly going nuts" and doing these horrible things is inevitable in every society.

Actually, I think there have been societies where murder is
virtually non-existent. Usually these sort of societies have had a very strong social cohesion and a strict set of shared moralities though, with little room for nonconformism. I would assume there's a lot of variation between different countries of the world in the frequency of murder sprees though. It's inevitable in any society that people will go nuts, but the choices of what you do when you go nuts seem to be at least partially influenced by your surrounding culture. And in most Western societies a shooting spree seems to have become one of the "viable" alternatives for action, sadly. In the first school shooting spree in Finland, for example, it was later found out that the killer had some strong fascist/social Darwinist ideas and that he idolized the Columbine shooters.

Tuomas, Monday, 30 March 2009 06:56 (eleven years ago) link

Actually, I think there have been societies where murder is virtually non-existent

wanna come up with some examples, cause I don't buy this at all / have never heard of such societies outside of the lyrics to 'cortez the killer'. "strong social cohesion" isn't gonna overpower certain mental/psychological disorders that some people are simply born with.

iatee, Monday, 30 March 2009 07:13 (eleven years ago) link


(sorry)

abanana, Monday, 30 March 2009 07:18 (eleven years ago) link

wanna come up with some examples, cause I don't buy this at all / have never heard of such societies outside of the lyrics to 'cortez the killer'. "strong social cohesion" isn't gonna overpower certain mental/psychological disorders that some people are simply born with.

I remember reading in some sociology textbook that certain Buddhist communities in Asia have had virtually no violent crime at all, but I can't find any information on that online right now. I probably shoudln't have used the word "society", since what I was talking about was small, geographically limited communities. Anyway, I don't really think there are any psychological disorders that people are born with, certainly not ones that automatically lead to a murder spree. Or can you name any?

Tuomas, Monday, 30 March 2009 08:13 (eleven years ago) link

There was also a story today about some 17 year old guy who has stabbed one sister and then cut the other (5 years old!) one's head off, in front of a 3rd sister... he was still hacking at the 5 year olds head when the cops got there.

Just... what.

― one art, please (Trayce), Monday, 30 March 2009 03:46 (8 hours ago) Bookmark

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090330/twl-man-murders-his-sisters-at-birthday-3fd0ae9.html

Zayatte Mondatta (country matters), Monday, 30 March 2009 11:44 (eleven years ago) link

The policeman broke into the house and witnessed Revelus decapitating five-year-old Bianca, whose birthday cake was on the kitchen table.

Zayatte Mondatta (country matters), Monday, 30 March 2009 11:44 (eleven years ago) link

Thanks for highlighting that.

Say what you like Professor Words (Ned Trifle II), Monday, 30 March 2009 12:11 (eleven years ago) link

CaLiForNIA haS ThE ToUghesT gUN LAws . lAws DoNT wORk

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 14 November 2019 18:46 (six months ago) link

SeE aLsO : cHiCaGo

pomenitul, Thursday, 14 November 2019 18:46 (six months ago) link

carne otm, why would this make the GOP care, why would this make gun owners decide to stop cradling their idiot fetish objects

omar little, Thursday, 14 November 2019 18:49 (six months ago) link

a perfectly normalish seeming regular type boring ass middle aged white dude secretly fed his murder fantasies for months if not years and accumulated a high powered arsenal no person in their right mind would need let alone want, and from a secure spot he killed 58 people at a country music festival and it didn't do anything to change shit.

omar little, Thursday, 14 November 2019 18:52 (six months ago) link

Such is the price of freedom. You wouldn't want to be like Canada or, God forbid, Sweden.

pomenitul, Thursday, 14 November 2019 18:53 (six months ago) link

Across the country this year, according to media reports, at least 11 shootings have taken place on American high school or college campuses, including the attack in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Thursday. And school officials and law enforcement agencies have responded to dozens more credible threats of attacks.

The shootings have occurred inside gyms and classrooms, in parking lots and hallways, and in the crowd at a high school football game.

The New York Times defined a school shooting as one that occurred on campus, in which students were shot, or the suspected perpetrator was a student, or both.

Jan. 31: Memphis
A 14-year-old at Manassas High School was shot with a pellet gun at school, according to news reports. The student’s injury was not life-threatening.

Feb. 8: Baltimore
A man entered Frederick Douglass High School and shot and injured a staff member, prompting students to hide in their classrooms at the sound of gunfire. The police said they believed that the gunman had targeted the victim, a 56-year-old special education assistant.

Feb. 12: Kansas City, Mo.
A teenage girl was shot and killed outside a high school after an argument at an evening basketball game. The police said that the assailant and girl knew each other, and that it appeared the suspect had waited in the parking lot for her.

Feb. 26: Montgomery, Ala.
A 17-year-old student at Robert E. Lee High School was shot and wounded in an arm by another student, the police said. The school was placed on lockdown and the assailant was arrested. According to news media reports, it was the second time in two years that a student had taken a gun to that school and shot another student.

Apr. 1: Prescott, Ark.
A 14-year-old eighth grader at Prescott High School was shot and injured by a classmate, who the authorities said took a concealed handgun to school.

Apr. 30: Charlotte, N.C.
Two students were killed and four others were wounded after a gunman opened fire in an anthropology class at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. One of the students who was killed, Riley Howell, was credited with charging and body-slamming the gunman, stopping the massacre.

May 7: Highlands Ranch, Colo.
One student was killed and eight others were injured in an attack on an English class at STEM School Highlands Ranch. Two students were apprehended and charged with the shooting, which took place near Columbine High School, the site of a massacre 20 years ago.

May 7: Savannah, Ga.
A Savannah State University student was shot and wounded in a residential hall on campus. The authorities said a man who was not a student was arrested in the shooting.

Aug. 30: Mobile, Ala.
Nine people between the ages of 15 and 18 were wounded when gunfire broke out at a high school football game. The police arrested and charged a 17-year-old student in the shooting, and later sought a second assailant when they found evidence of shots fired by a different gun.

Oct. 24: Santa Rosa, Calif.
A 17-year-old gunman shot a schoolmate twice just outside Ridgway High School and then walked calmly in to class, where his teacher did not realize anything was amiss, the police said. The victim survived.

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Thursday, 14 November 2019 20:41 (six months ago) link

"The slayings in Frenso continued a recent wave of violence in California that has included the murder-suicide deaths of a family in San Diego on Saturday; the deaths of two high school students in Santa Clarita on Thursday plus the shooter on Friday; and the deaths of at least four people at a house party in Orinda on Halloween night."

maybe it's time for gun control?

cryborg (rip van wanko), Monday, 18 November 2019 11:45 (six months ago) link

bumping for last night's shooting in Fresno at a football watching party, 4 dead

cryborg (rip van wanko), Monday, 18 November 2019 11:47 (six months ago) link

bumping for three people shot dead at a Walmart in Oklahoma

https://okcfox.com/news/local/police-three-dead-in-shooting-at-duncan-walmart

frogbs, Monday, 18 November 2019 16:26 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Yesterday, a high school kid in Waukesha, WI pointed a gun at a cop and was shot

https://fox6now.com/2019/12/03/classes-to-resume-at-waukesha-south-hs-after-armed-student-shot-by-officer/

Today, in Oshkosh, an hour and a half a way, another high school student drew on a cop and was shot (and may have shot the officer, we don't know, both are injured)

https://fox6now.com/2019/12/03/classes-to-resume-at-waukesha-south-hs-after-armed-student-shot-by-officer/

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 16:41 (five months ago) link

^This was yesterday. I just didn't hear about it until now.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 5 December 2019 13:02 (five months ago) link

this shit coming to Wisconsin is starting to freak me out. my 5 year old is already doing active shooter drills.

frogbs, Thursday, 5 December 2019 14:24 (five months ago) link

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/pensacola-naval-air-station-shooting

Another shooting at a Naval base.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 6 December 2019 16:09 (five months ago) link

does it count when florida cops are the ones doing the shooting?

mookieproof, Friday, 6 December 2019 18:41 (five months ago) link

this florida thing is fucked

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 6 December 2019 18:45 (five months ago) link

Saudi national apparently? First thing I thought of was, welp, we're going to invade Afghanistan again.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Friday, 6 December 2019 18:53 (five months ago) link

ecole polytechnique massacre was 30 years ago today

mookieproof, Friday, 6 December 2019 18:56 (five months ago) link

Saudi national apparently? First thing I thought of was, welp, we're going to invade Afghanistan again.

iraq must pay as well

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Friday, 6 December 2019 19:08 (five months ago) link

of course, this shooting on the naval base would not have happened had there been a few good guys with guns to protect the place.

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Friday, 6 December 2019 19:09 (five months ago) link

Czech Republic, for a change.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50725840

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:59 (five months ago) link

Fwiw the Czech Republic issues concealed carry permits.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:05 (five months ago) link

one of the things that surprised me living in the Czech Republic was the lax gun laws

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 18:09 (five months ago) link

something unfolding now in Jersey City. One cop down and possible victims inside a bodega?

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:18 (five months ago) link

2 cops down I think...

Several shots fired pic.twitter.com/FyknpxCqwG

— Keldy Ortiz (@KeldyOrtiz) December 10, 2019

Evan, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:59 (five months ago) link

Iran sent that Saudi national.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:11 (five months ago) link

jesus, that's not "several shots," that's a fusillade

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:14 (five months ago) link

I saw 'thread updated by Fuck the NRA' and was hoping it was about the Houston police chief telling off the NRA etc, thinking for once it wouldn't be a tragic thread bump.

viborg, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 02:55 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Right-wing German kills 11 in Hanau (Hessen), mostly(?) Kurdish immigrants at a "shisha" bar. Anti-immigrant screed confession note.

tetragrammaton in vain (Sanpaku), Thursday, 20 February 2020 08:04 (three months ago) link

Fucking terrifying. What's happening to Germany (again)?

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Thursday, 20 February 2020 09:12 (three months ago) link

And the sheer amount of comments claiming this is somewhat understandable given the recent influx of Syrian refugees is absolutely sickening.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Thursday, 20 February 2020 09:35 (three months ago) link

Yeah I'm not going to read those comments :( It is terrifying. The attacks, obviously, but the German push to the right is equally frightening.

We don't really discuss German politics on here, but there's a big row over the PM of Thüringen, Kemmerich, who was chosen with the support of AfD and Merkel's CDU. Merkel disapproved, saw it as breaking the de facto cordon sanitaire to engage with AfD. Kemmerich lasted all but one day. AfD are pressing legal charges against Merkel. It won't hold up, but the cat's out of the bag. Even Gerhard fucking Schröder said Merkel was out of line here... From left to right there's the fear her 'crackdown' on the Thüringen coalition will only make AfD bigger. Frightening times.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 20 February 2020 09:51 (three months ago) link

It is crazy. Especially because Die Linke has been untouchable for decades, with nobody complaining, but all of a sudden it's neo-nazis being kept at bay, and we just really have to listen to the people, you know?

Frederik B, Thursday, 20 February 2020 10:15 (three months ago) link

In his rambling statement, the Hanau attacker also claims to have invented the slogan “America First” and predicted the plots of numerous Hollywood movies, as well as the career of Liverpool FC’s coach, Jürgen Klopp.

Er.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 February 2020 15:17 (three months ago) link

donald is that you

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 21 February 2020 16:28 (three months ago) link

Active shooter at Molson Coors HQ in Milwaukee.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 21:30 (three months ago) link

REPORT: Seven dead including shooter in rampage at Molson Coors https://t.co/OPuG2jRpoK via @journalsentinel

— Cody Alcorn (@CodyAlcorn) February 26, 2020

omar little, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 21:43 (three months ago) link

Six dead including the shooter. No wounded

El Tomboto, Thursday, 27 February 2020 01:43 (three months ago) link

Ugh this is an hour away from me. I know a ton of people in Milwaukee. Fuck this

frogbs, Thursday, 27 February 2020 01:45 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

I didn't think this thread would get bumped during lockdown:

https://globalnews.ca/news/6838880/rcmp-active-shooter-portapique-n-s/

coviderunt omnes (pomenitul), Sunday, 19 April 2020 13:07 (one month ago) link

the worst mass shooting in canadian history apparently

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 20 April 2020 03:25 (one month ago) link

i live pretty close by. one of the confirmed dead was once a neighbor of my grandmother's.

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 20 April 2020 04:34 (one month ago) link

Horrible.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Monday, 20 April 2020 09:57 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Right down the road from me at westgate mall in AZ a guy just opened fire w an ar15. Two people injured no casualties reported yet but the fuckstick live recorded it

Spottie, Thursday, 21 May 2020 04:28 (one week ago) link

Quarantine was better

Spottie, Thursday, 21 May 2020 04:28 (one week ago) link

“To get back at a society that is mean to me” he says

Spottie, Thursday, 21 May 2020 04:29 (one week ago) link

Jfc

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 21 May 2020 04:53 (one week ago) link

Glendale?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 21 May 2020 04:54 (one week ago) link

Yah the outdoor mall by cards stadium. We go there like monthly pre covid.

Spottie, Thursday, 21 May 2020 05:04 (one week ago) link


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