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#1 9 years ago

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | 'Multiple casualties' in US siege

Every other day lately there seems to be a shootout somewhere, 40 hostages? That's nuts. I wonder if the facts are straight. Discuss.




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#2 9 years ago

Oh crap. It's an immigrant services center. Hostages taken, at least 6 wounded in NY state

" The American Civic Association describes itself as helping immigrants and refugees with counseling, resettlement, citizenship, family reunification and translators. It also intervenes with emergencies, including fighting, hunger and homelessness, according to information from the association's Web site."

Oh hell. I'm jumping to conclusions, but I'm so afraid this is a guy pissed off about illegals/immigrants or losing his job to what he thinks are immigrants, etc. All they say is it's a"young male" with a high-powered rifle.




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#3 9 years ago

Apparently its already over. Police stormed the building, and witness say two guys are in custody.




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#4 9 years ago

Shooter had apparently used the immigrant services at the center before. Name appears to be "Jiverly Voong", but also uses another name. He is reported to be a Vietnamese immigrant. JIVERLY VOONG: Binghamton Shooter INFO & UPDATED NEWS

Man this stuff just grinds me down.




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#5 9 years ago

See, now I'm wondering what the rifle is. Isn't everything bigger than 7.62x39 considered "high-powered"?

I'm wondering what set him off, too.




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#6 9 years ago

The police have said that the actually shooter shot himself, and they found only two handguns....




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#7 9 years ago

Which is yet another reason never to listen to people who were part of the "entertainment" they always get their facts wrong. Remember those talking to the reporters tend to like the sound of their own voice, they will say anything. The tards at the dawson college shooting were saying gill had an AK, half of it is the fact that people are stupid when it comes to guns, the vast amount of ignorance towards them surprises me. Second is that they make the situation seem much more important than it actually is.




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#8 9 years ago

Sad that 13 people had to die because of one nut job

I think the media thinks anything over a .22cal rimfire is high powered.




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#9 9 years ago

The report I read this morning said he had a ".45 mm automatic handgun". Sheesh.

I have a prediction: this mass murder won't draw that much press and outrage. Yes, this weekend it will be the topic, and guns will get the usual scourging, but as far as Congressional bloviations about doing something to cool the right-wing rage, marches against the right-wing hate machine, they won't happen.

Why? It appears the shooter was a Vietnamese immigrant. It would have been a different story had he been an American-born white male. Then he would have been a right-wing gun-nut racist, and his right-wing white rage would have been fueled by that crypto-racist Rush Limabaugh; and it just goes to show why we need "fairness" on the radio, and we should hold Limbaugh accoutnable. And if we just didn't give in to our racist tendencies and oppose President Obama, tragedies like this wouldn't happen, and so on and so on. I swear we would have heard something like that at some point had Jiverly Voong not been the killer.

Of course, we'll never know what they would have said. But I still think the massacre will receive less play becasue Voong is an Asian refugee.




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#10 9 years ago

Well. I hate being right on stuff like this. If you'll read my post immediately above, from a couple of days ago, i was thankful, if that word can even be applied to such a tragedy, that the Binghampton killer was not a white male, because of the predictable accusations which would immediately fly from the left. I seems I was a couple of days early to give thanks, because I had the wrong set of murders top be "thankful" about. *sigh*

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