Skip to comments.Police confirm 9 dead in Conn. warehouse shooting
Posted on 08/03/2010 1:22:19 PM PDT by traumer
MANCHESTER, Conn. -- Police in Connecticut have confirmed nine people were killed and two others injured in a shooting rampage at a beer distributorship.
Manchester police Lt. Christopher Davis says the shooter is among the dead at the Hartford Distributors facility.
A company official identified the shooter as Omar Thornton, a driver who had been asked to quit his job. He refused and instead opened fire.
A union official says Thornton had been caught on videotape stealing beer.
Police say Thornton commited suicide after killing eight co-workers. His girlfriend's mother says Thornton, who was black, complained of racial bias, but the union says it knows of no complaints of racism.
The two injured workers are expected to survive.
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) - A high-ranking union official says a man who fatally shot eight co-workers and himself at a beer distributorship in Connecticut had been caught on videotape stealing beer.
Union officials say Omar Thornton had worked as a driver for a couple of years and had been called in for a disciplinary hearing Tuesday and asked to resign. He instead opened fire at a warehouse in Manchester.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
“Union officials say Omar Thornton had worked as a driver for a couple of years and had been called in for a disciplinary hearing Tuesday and asked to resign. He instead opened fire at a warehouse in Manchester.”
Look for the Union label...
Stupid SOB destroyed many families.
Did he only shoot White People?
This will provide a good crisis for a renewed ban on semiautomatic carbines.
Thank you President Obama for re-opening and infecting society with (unfounded) Racial discrimination fears. Allowing the Union thugs to infiltrate government.
BHO...you’ve done more damage in less than 2 years than all other Presidents combined. Nixon and Woody Wilson can’t hold a candle next to you.
Obama has been hard at work raising the atmosphere of racial divisiveness as much as possible and the chickens are coming home to roost.
Caught stealing on video and then goes ballistic when he gets fired.
Maxine Waters was on Rev Al’s radio show today complaining about racism in connection with her ethics charges. Obama has opened a sore in this country with his race baiting and the consequences will be broad and far reaching. The black community takes its cues from its leaders, and when their leaders get caught in corruption, they immediately pull out the race card. Sounds like this guy did the same thing, only with far deadlier consequences.
He mistakenly thought that was another entitlement.
They were asking him to resign, which means he could make up any reason for leaving he wanted to at his next job interview. They were cutting him a break and he returned the favor by killing people. At least he saved the families of the victims the pain of having to see him in court.
Who do you think he voted for?
apparently, he voted for “free beer”.
The proper headline, “OBAMA VOTER KILL EIGHT IN DEADLY ANTI WHITE KILLING RAMPAGE”
Every black person in this country should be insulted by this and Waters remarks. Both imply strongly that blacks should not be held to the standards of everyone else, that they are not capable of decent legal behavior. I am offended FOR them.
The racism charge. One of the problems of the cynical use of the race card by the likes of the Black Caucus and Obama is that such charges add to the paranoia of unbalanced individuals. Press reports suggest the shooter had been caught stealing and was about to be disciplined. Perhaps,having heard the ravings of the Black Caucus and Maxine Waters, he thought his race should be vaccination against charges of dishonesty.
"It's a black thing, you wouldn't understand."
The lesson here is that there are a lot of folks out there that would snap if they lost their jobs under these circumstances.
I would like to see the pics of the deceased. Just curious as to the race of the victims...since he claimed racial elements.
***Obama has been hard at work raising the atmosphere of racial divisiveness as much as possible and the chickens are coming home to roost. ***
Strangest thing, the whites and the blacks had been moving closer and closer for many years UNTIL Zero was elected president.
>> Strangest thing, the whites and the blacks had been moving closer and closer for many years UNTIL Zero was elected president.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.