Shooting of the Week

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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby Steve James on Sun May 20, 2018 9:31 am

The suspect in Friday's school shooting may be considered an adult in Texas state courts, but he cannot face the death penalty, according to a 2005 federal Supreme Court ruling.

For 100 years, Texas has considered 17-year-olds to be adults when they commit crimes, according to research from The Marshall Project. And Dimitrios Pagourtzis was charged Friday as an adult with capital murder and aggravated assault on a peace officer.

But the 2005 high court ruling that bans execution of criminals younger than 18 and a 2012 ruling about juveniles facing life in prison mean that Pagourtzis could be up for parole after 40 years.

“The courts ruled based on the idea that those 17 and younger don’t have the cognitive development to appreciate right from wrong,” said Michael Radelet, a University of Colorado at Boulder sociology professor who has testified in more than 75 death-penalty cases. “Cases like this that are especially violent and an enigma make some people think they are more deserving of death, but the ruling is about the development of the juvenile brain.”
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby grzegorz on Mon May 21, 2018 1:10 am

Won't be long before these Texans are called crisis actors out to shred the Constitution due to Ridilin and video games.

Pretty sad to think that the female exchange student would have probably been safer getting an education back in Pakistan than in the US.

Watch "Texas Shooting Suspect Partook in Church Dance Days Before Killing | TMZ" on YouTube

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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby grzegorz on Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:21 pm

Florida again.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby Steve James on Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:27 pm

grzegorz wrote:Florida again.


Well, they're talking about increasing security at the event. But, it seems that the guy was upset at losing at video games. Oh, and it was apparently a football video game, not Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby wiesiek on Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:30 am

..."they're talking about increasing security at the event."...
???
how he was able to carry in the gun, then?
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I heard, - he wasn`t alone...
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby KEND on Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:51 am

It seems that anything can trigger a massacre, has subliminal advertising put us in a triage mode. What next, a restaurant shootout because an order of poached eggs came fried.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby oragami_itto on Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:27 pm

They're getting sneakier, this last one didn't even look illegal
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby Steve James on Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:42 am

wiesiek wrote:..."they're talking about increasing security at the event."...
???
how he was able to carry in the gun, then?
and
I heard, - he wasn`t alone...


It was in Florida and gun possession wasn't checked. The NRA spokesperson complained that there were too many "gun free" zones.The next Madden event will be in Virginia, an open carry state, but there will probably be metal detectors. But, of course, nothing will stop someone from getting pissed off at losing and attacking people when they enter or leave.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby Steve James on Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:27 am

Man Shot, Killed by Off-Duty Dallas Cop Who Walked Into the Wrong Apartment


https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dal ... t-11115855

Killing's getting ever more casual.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby grzegorz on Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:19 am

Steve James wrote:
Man Shot, Killed by Off-Duty Dallas Cop Who Walked Into the Wrong Apartment


https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dal ... t-11115855

Killing's getting ever more casual.


The good news is no one is defending her actions (after a week) and she was fired.

The bad news is the violence continues with 13 dead and the president blaming the victims for not havinng armed security even though there was security and even the police were shot down.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby Steve James on Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:32 am

Und zo, in keeping with the spirit of the season, and the week, this father didn't realize that dressing his son up as HItler and he as an SS man would get a reaction.
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He later apologized. And, I'm sure he's a nice guy, but he has a strangely familiar rhetoric.

"Tonight as we walked we saw people dressed as murderers, devils, serial killers, blood and gore of all sorts. Nobody batted an eye," Goldbach originally wrote. "But my little boy and I dress as historical figures and it merits people not only making snide remarks, but approaching us and threatening my little 5-year-old boy."

Goldbach wrote that adults threatened to rip off his chid's costume.

"Yes, liberalism is alive and well," he continued. "And we had the displeasure of dealing with the fruits of the so called 'Tolerant Lef
t.' "

Previous posts on Goldbach's Facebook page prior to his apology also criticize liberals, The Evansville Courier & Press reported.

Phrases like "white pride doesn't mean hate," and "being liberal means being a hypocrite" were included on Goldbach's social media.


I'm sure he doesn't realize that he's linking the "right" with both Hitler and tolerance. I think a Jewish person might see it a bit differently.
If he's right, however, next year he can just have his son dress up as the synagogue murderer driving a little white van with stickers, or just wearing a hood.

Always hard to decide whether it's ignorance or gas-lighting, but tiring all the same. I feel sorry for the kid, though.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby windwalker on Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:43 am

Does the weekend count or is it just the week.

wow looks like a tough weekend..

CHICAGO -- At least 38 people were wounded and five others were killed, including a teenage boy, in citywide shootings over the Halloween weekend.

The weekend gun violence surpassed last year, when two were killed and 28 wounded in shootings over the same period of time, from 5 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.
https://abc7chicago.com/43-shot-5-fatal ... s/4573961/
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby Steve James on Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:03 am

windwalker wrote:wow looks like a tough week...

CHICAGO -- At least 38 people were wounded and five others were killed, including a teenage boy, in citywide shootings over the Halloween weekend.

The weekend gun violence surpassed last year, when two were killed and 28 wounded in shootings over the same period of time, from 5 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.
https://abc7chicago.com/43-shot-5-fatal ... s/4573961/


Wow, it's another reason I'm so glad to live in NYC.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby Steve James on Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:06 am

Gunman in (Florida) Yoga Studio Shooting

In online videos, he spewed misogynistic and racist vitriol — and railed against all the women who had turned him down. In real life, records show, he had a history of harassing women and was accused of touching women’s buttocks without their consent.

And on Friday, the authorities said, he shot two women to death and injured five other people at a Florida yoga studio before killing himself. The gunman, Scott P. Beierle, 40, posed as a customer at the studio in Tallahassee, Fla., and then opened fire without warning, the police said.

The authorities were investigating to determine Mr. Beierle’s connection to the yoga studio and the victims. Officials identified the victims who were killed as Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, a faculty member at Florida State University, and Maura Binkley, 21, a student there.


Yep. lots more people were shot in Chicago this weekend. Lots fewer almost everywhere else in the country.

Still glad I don't live in Chicago or Florida.
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Re: Shooting of the Week

Postby oragami_itto on Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:21 am

Chicago is such a huge metro that the murder numbers are a bit misleading. It's number twenty five on cities with the highest murder rate.

https://bismarcktribune.com/news/nation ... bda8e.html
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