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Old 26.08.2015, 16:36
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Now the news is saying that the main suspect is a "disgruntled" former News Station employee. I reckon he must have been somewhat more than merely disgruntled.
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Old 26.08.2015, 16:38
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I reckon he must have been somewhat more than merely disgruntled.
disgruntled, and hungry maybe
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Old 26.08.2015, 16:41
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disgruntled, and hungry maybe
WTF is that supposed to mean?
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Old 26.08.2015, 16:45
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WTF is that supposed to mean?
I'll take a stab that it is a reference to a certain hungry individual on a recent train to France. I'm just guessing though.
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Old 26.08.2015, 16:55
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WTF is that supposed to mean?
The hungry defence:
Two US Marines take down a gunman on a Paris train
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Old 26.08.2015, 17:29
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Jesus, he filmed himself shooting and then put the video up on Twitter and Facebook. For those that must, you can see it on LiveLeak.

He was tweeting until a few minutes ago when his account got taken down.
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Old 26.08.2015, 17:44
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

For anyone still not wondering what this is about:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/26/us...dbj/index.html
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Just learned about this tragic and sickening news of two bright young lives taken today. The interviewee lady is allegedly in stable condition, recovering from surgery. My heart goes out to their partners, family and friends.
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Jesus, he filmed himself shooting and then put the video up on Twitter and Facebook. For those that must, you can see it on LiveLeak.

He was tweeting until a few minutes ago when his account got taken down.
Some sites published the video of the man where he has filmed himself while killing the reporter -- the whole thing is horrific.
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Old 26.08.2015, 22:48
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Without wishing to seem heartless: apart from the fact of it being filmed and broadcast live, what distinguishes these murders from the other 35 or so committed in the US today?
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Old 26.08.2015, 23:09
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

In the words of a liveleak-commenter:
"Just another Wednesday in the asylum called 'Murica."

I like liveleak for (mild) car-crash videos and the comments.
The ultra-gore I just don't watch.
It's a good thing the videos don't auto-play.
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Old 26.08.2015, 23:52
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Very sad, but I doubt it will make any difference to gun control which the Whitehouse is once again calling for. If the slaying of 20 children and 6 teachers at Sandy Hook wasn't enough to wake them from their gun obsessed stupor, nothing will.
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Old 27.08.2015, 08:17
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Without wishing to seem heartless: apart from the fact of it being filmed and broadcast live, what distinguishes these murders from the other 35 or so committed in the US today?
Erm... that there was no motive? And it was done in cold blood?

Oh, that and it was a hot young white girl that got shot.
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Old 27.08.2015, 09:19
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Oh, that and it was a hot young white girl that got shot.
Isn't that the QI answer?

I think the message is clear - blacks aren't in control of their emotions and shouldn't be allowed to own guns. This fact** can be proved based on the racial breakdown of US prisons.




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Old 27.08.2015, 09:51
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Without wishing to seem heartless: apart from the fact of it being filmed and broadcast live, what distinguishes these murders from the other 35 or so committed in the US today?
That's a silly question, exactly the fact that it happened on live TV is what distinguishes it, clearly. It would just be another forgotten statistic otherwise.
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Old 27.08.2015, 11:54
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Very scary situation and tragic outcome.

Seems like the shooter was severely messed up and had many long term issues.

Apparently race was a major factor at play, although as discussed, having mental issues are still the main cause, I can't help but wonder what would be the situation if the skin colours were reversed.
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

What's making me annoyed is that pretty much all of the press are carrying stills from the POV video, basically showing the very last moments of that poor womans life.

I can understand, to a degree, the interest in that video, but they could have just left it on live leak, rather than shoving it in our faces everytime we go to a news site.
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What's making me annoyed is that pretty much all of the press are carrying stills from the POV video, basically showing the very last moments of that poor womans life.

I can understand, to a degree, the interest in that video, but they could have just left it on live leak, rather than shoving it in our faces everytime we go to a news site.
The Blick is currently showing a screen shot with the muzzle flash from the pistol. Classy.
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Erm... that there was no motive? And it was done in cold blood?

Oh, that and it was a hot young white girl that got shot.
He had motives, alas very deranged ones. In his manifesto, he cited the Charleston shooting as one of his trigers to conduct the shooting, then accused Parker of racism.
He also mentioned discrimination based on race at work. The fact that he had to be escorted by police when he was fired, speaks for his pre-existing rage issues.
Back in 2000 he unsuccessfully sued another news station, because someone allegedly called him a monkey..
Looks like he has a history of fabricating stories. Based on these things, it seems possible that he had a dangerously overblown sense of self.

I think the public is mainly outraged because they could 'experience' it on their screens, which provokes a stronger emotional reaction than an article. In my view it seemed people were equally saddened for both deceased..
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

I agree.. Sensationalist reporting sadly trumps respect for dignity of the deceased nowadays



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What's making me annoyed is that pretty much all of the press are carrying stills from the POV video, basically showing the very last moments of that poor womans life.

I can understand, to a degree, the interest in that video, but they could have just left it on live leak, rather than shoving it in our faces everytime we go to a news site.
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