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Old 22.07.2016, 05:13
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And the latest: "We were trying to protect him. We meant to shoot the autistic guy." Oh, and that makes this better???

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/bul...id=mailsignout
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Old 22.07.2016, 05:21
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And the latest: "We were trying to protect him. We meant to shoot the autistic guy." Oh, and that makes this better???

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/bul...id=mailsignout
Was he handcuffed for his own protection too?
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Old 22.07.2016, 10:36
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Imagine living in a society where this is presumably a normal sight:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/photo...image-40695392

Hmmm....Issue with link or maybe my lack of tech - scroll to photo 24 of 37 - image-40695392 of Joe Gorman
For those who prefer to not need to scroll thru:
http://a.abcnews.com/images/Politics...1_1x1_1600.jpg
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Old 22.07.2016, 13:24
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It's the way police are trained in the U.S., which I think is quite flawed.
That shouldn't keep them from using their brains.

This was no split-second decision as the caretaker had already told them there was no gun and to not shoot, and had had time to lay down.

IMO one of the main reasons is that they're allowed to shoot to kill if they *believe* something *may* pose a danger. You can spin any and every situation to fulfill these requirements, that means there's no risk of punishment. While they obviously need considerable leeway, blatant cases should still have grave consequences.
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Old 22.07.2016, 13:38
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

No where and not yet.

But 5 breakins occured in the month of June and July into shooting ranges in the cantons Solothurn and Basel Land. Weapons, ammonition, and locks (the lock, stock, barrel kind, not the lock, key, door kind) found new owner. No known suspect.

https://www.baselland.ch/Newsdetail....8cf40f009.html
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Old 22.07.2016, 17:25
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And the latest: "We were trying to protect him. We meant to shoot the autistic guy." Oh, and that makes this better???

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/bul...id=mailsignout
<<The autistic man ignored the orders of police yelling for the men to lie down. Some of the officers were behind poles on the street. Others were behind their patrol vehicles.>>

Surprise, surprise that the autistic man ignored the orders ...... and who on earth yells at an authistic person?!

Police officers involved in such cases must be dismissed immediately and taken to court for their actions. As long as the US does not do this systematically nothing will change. Does the US actually call itself a "Rechtsstaat" (nation of law)?
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Old 25.07.2016, 10:47
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What an awful season it has been! My prayers and sympathy with people affected by this. (What else can one do if introducing the security and trying to implement guns laws both fail). The world must have gone insane.

Shootings reported at Florida nightclub
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36882456
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Old 25.07.2016, 11:24
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Just seen this announced on tv. Apparently, the club was holding a Teen Night, and the victims are as young as 13.
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Old 25.07.2016, 12:15
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Surrey of all places, one shot dead and several wounded at what was apparently a 'swingers party'.
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Old 26.07.2016, 13:39
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Berlin. In the Universitätsklinikum Steglitz Hospital a Doctor has been shot and the shooter has shot themselves.

http://www.bild.de/news/2016/news/ne...8566.bild.html
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Old 26.07.2016, 13:51
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

For English speakers...

http://news.sky.com/story/shots-fire...erlin-10513079

For the first time, in the 6+yrs that I've had travel / incident alerts on my phone, I feel like turning them off.
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Old 31.07.2016, 12:03
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Austin, Texas - 1 dead, 4 injured.

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/31/us...ing/index.html
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Old 05.08.2016, 13:23
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Attack in India - 13 dead.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36983423
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Old 10.08.2016, 09:49
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Rio:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/25-metre...mpaign=general

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Old 10.08.2016, 10:11
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

That's stretching the definition of a "shooting" a bit too much ;-)
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Old 10.08.2016, 10:37
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That's stretching the definition of a "shooting" a bit too much ;-)
How about this one?

Shots have been fired at a media bus travelling between venues at the Rio Olympics
https://au.sports.yahoo.com/rio-2016...-in-rio/#page1
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Old 10.08.2016, 10:40
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Daily event isn't it
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Old 10.08.2016, 10:59
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How about this one?

Shots have been fired at a media bus travelling between venues at the Rio Olympics
https://au.sports.yahoo.com/rio-2016...-in-rio/#page1
The Beeb says it was stones being thrown, not gunshots.
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Old 10.08.2016, 12:12
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The Beeb says it was stones being thrown, not gunshots.
Thanks, anyway it is not uncommon in Rio for bullets from gunfights to fly across roads - walls have been built in some places to minimise this
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Old 10.08.2016, 12:26
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it is not uncommon in Rio for bullets from gunfights to fly across roads - walls have been built in some places to minimise this
They must have copied the idea from the Swiss, as here it is quite common to shoot across roads.

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