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Gunman opens fire at Sikh temple in Wisconsin; 7 dead
NBCNews ^ | August 5, 2012

Posted on 08/05/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT by Red Steel

By NBC News and wire services

Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET: A gunman opened fire Sunday morning at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, killing at least six people and wounding a police officer before being shot to death, police said.

Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt, acting as public information officer at the scene, said the shooting was reported at 10:25 a.m. at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan. The shooting happened shortly before Sunday services were to begin.

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A police officer who is a 20-year law enforcement veteran responded to the scene and confronted a gunman outstide the temple. The officer was shot multiple times, Wendlandt said. The officer returned fire, striking and killing the gunman. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital where he was undergoing surgery.

Wendlandt said four bodies were found inside the temple and three, including the suspected gunman, were outside.

He did not identify or describe the victims.

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Earlier, at least four people were seen covered on the ground outside the temple. The temple's president was among those shot, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.

Sukhwindar Nagr, of Racine, said he called his brother-in-law's phone and a priest at the temple answered, The Associated Press reported. Nagr said the priest told him that his brother-in-law had been shot

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A temple committee member, Ven Boba Ri, told the Journal-Sentinel that people inside the temple described the shooter was a white male in his 30s.

"We have no idea," he said of the motive. "It's pretty much a hate crime. It's not an insider."

Ri told the Journal-Sentinel the gunman walked up to a priest who was standing outside the temple and shot him. Then he went inside and started shooting.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 08/05/2012 12:29:08 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

dnfws.


2 posted on 08/05/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: Red Steel

Bush’s fault.
The Gun’s fault.

We need to legalize Gay Marriage and raise taxes and stuff like this won’t happen.

/sarc


3 posted on 08/05/2012 12:35:39 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Red Steel
A temple committee member, Ven Boba Ri, told the Journal-Sentinel that people inside the temple described the shooter was a white male in his 30s.

Of course he would be.

4 posted on 08/05/2012 12:36:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

dnfws...no words found in this word list...


5 posted on 08/05/2012 12:36:33 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Red Steel

Perhaps it is some Pakistani Muslim Terrorist attack on the Sikh temple.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 12:37:43 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Red Steel

And so the rash of media-driven copy-cats begins!

The wacko from Arizona should have been hung already, the nut-job in Colorado should not live more than another two weeks.

If they are sane enough to plan mayhem, they are sane enough to execute.

The media needs to stop glorifying these turds, refuse to use their names, initials only, or just refer to them as “P.O.S. #3”.

In this case the nut is dead, good!
Who shot him?
The cop?
On duty, or off?
In any case, he was stopped by someone with a gun, not stern looks or please from victims.


7 posted on 08/05/2012 12:38:11 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Loyal Sedition

OK, shot by on-duty cop, good.

Too bad the temple members only have an exemption to carry knives where and when the rest of us may not.
Knife at a gun fight, six members dead.

Nuts can turn up anywhere, CCW and OCW needs to be legal everywhere too.


8 posted on 08/05/2012 12:44:38 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Red Steel

Gotta be a Tea Party member. They’re all so racist and violent. (SARC)


9 posted on 08/05/2012 12:44:54 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Red Steel

Is this another false flag like the Colorado shooter? Obama is getting really desperate. IMO


10 posted on 08/05/2012 12:45:56 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Red Steel
"We have no idea," he said of the motive. "It's pretty much a hate crime. It's not an insider."

A hate crime? A hate crime is killing someone? No **** Sherlock! What was your first clue? Sherlock's investigation is completed, a "hate" crime was committed.

11 posted on 08/05/2012 12:46:04 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Red Steel

India’s prime minister is a Sikh. There will probably be strong condemnation from India as this news spreads.


12 posted on 08/05/2012 12:47:56 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: nolongerademocrat

Not ever event is a ‘false flag’. There are real nuts and criminals out there.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 12:48:53 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Red Steel
Governor Walker statement on Oak Creek incident

MADISON - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker released a statement Sunday regarding the fatal shooting in Oak Creek.

It reads: "While the situation in Oak Creek continues to develop rapidly, we are working with the FBI and local law enforcement. I became aware of the situation late this morning and continue to receive updated briefings.

"Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, as we all struggle to comprehend the evil that begets this terrible violence.

"At the same time, we are filled with gratitude for our first responders, who show bravery and selflessness as they put aside their own safety to protect our neighbors and friends.

"Tonette and I ask everyone to join us in praying for the victims and their families, praying for the safety of our law enforcement and first responder professionals and praying for strength and healing for this entire community and our state."
14 posted on 08/05/2012 12:50:15 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Loyal Sedition
"And so the rash of media-driven copy-cats begins!"

Or, forgive my cynicism, another gunman somehow 'put up to' mass murder, sacrificing lives, in an effort to have private ownership of firearms banned in the USA.

Could be . . . . could be . . . ; we will see.

15 posted on 08/05/2012 12:50:53 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: mnehring

I found it interesting that Holmes’ psychiatrist appears to be connected with the psychiatrist who treated Timothy McVeigh. Just curious.


16 posted on 08/05/2012 12:51:23 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: nolongerademocrat

FR needs a default face palm icon for idiotic posts like yours.


17 posted on 08/05/2012 12:54:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: nolongerademocrat

It is a pretty far degree of separation. Only nuts like Alex Jones are seeing it as a close relationship (both working in the Pentagon at different times).


18 posted on 08/05/2012 12:56:12 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Fine, you don’t think it is odd that the news stopped covering the Colorado incident as soon as Hillary didn’t sign that treaty? You don’t think that they will try again?


19 posted on 08/05/2012 12:59:16 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Red Steel

“We have no idea, it’s pretty much a hate crime”.

Obama voter.


20 posted on 08/05/2012 1:00:18 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: mnehring

Alex Jones was not the first person to be talking about the connections and there is more than just working at the Pentagon at different times.


21 posted on 08/05/2012 1:00:46 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Red Steel
Gunman opens fire at Sikh temple in Wisconsin; 7 dead

Wow, that's ALMOST a normal weekend in Chicago!

22 posted on 08/05/2012 1:01:20 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: nolongerademocrat
Fine, you don’t think it is odd that the news stopped covering the Colorado incident as soon as Hillary didn’t sign that treaty?

NO, not when the People turned out in huge numbers to purchase more weapons.

Dude in CO, this dude are nut cases, quit looking for the bogey man under your bed.

23 posted on 08/05/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Red Steel; All

When I lived in New Mexico in the 90s, they were THE security for all the government buildings and banks.

This shooter wouldn’t have made it past the temple gates.


24 posted on 08/05/2012 1:03:26 PM PDT by paintriot (I've seen too much.....)
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To: Tzimisce
We need to legalize Gay Marriage and raise taxes and stuff like this won’t happen.

And stack even more illegals into pickup trucks.

25 posted on 08/05/2012 1:05:44 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Okay, you tell me why: After the Colorado shooting I googled the connection between the doctors and there were hundreds of thousands of hits and when I googled it just now, there were 7.


26 posted on 08/05/2012 1:06:04 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: John Leland 1789

Each time some crud commits this sort of mayhem a couple of similar incidents follow shortly afterward.
This would be #2 after Aurora, expect at least one more.

Seems the lunatics all want to the “Most” famous of the moment, they appear to be in competition for liberal media attention.

Media coverage has to be at least as responsible for these incidents as video games, single parents, and “Moral decline”.
The media are careful to use these vermin’s full names, including their middle name.

When I was growing up using a persons full name was a sign of respect.
Compare how often the media use Mitt Romneys FULL name.


27 posted on 08/05/2012 1:10:03 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Red Steel

ABC and Brian Ross are reporting that the shooter was a Tea Party member.


28 posted on 08/05/2012 1:10:42 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Red Steel

This is too bad, Sikh’s are GOOD people!


29 posted on 08/05/2012 1:11:25 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Loyal Sedition
And so the rash of media-driven copy-cats begins!

Exactly. The media is causing what they say they are trying to stop .And the media are doing it on purpose.

30 posted on 08/05/2012 1:11:33 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: paintriot

> When I lived in New Mexico in the 90s, they were THE
> security for all the government buildings and banks.

The security company Securitas which provides security for many government, military and private buildings in the US and other countries is owned by a Sikh. Among those they hire are retired FBI agents, military and local police officers.


31 posted on 08/05/2012 1:12:27 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: paintriot
This shooter wouldn’t have made it past the temple gates.


Buckingham Palace Guard

32 posted on 08/05/2012 1:15:32 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Red Steel
The officer returned fire, striking and killing the gunman

Great shooting!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for the officer involved.

33 posted on 08/05/2012 1:15:57 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Red Steel

Schumer’s intent!


34 posted on 08/05/2012 1:16:27 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Dude in CO, this dude are nut cases,

It's a theory on your part. No better than anybody else's at this point.

35 posted on 08/05/2012 1:17:52 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: Red Steel

NBC is reporting that Sarah Palin thought that WI would be a battleground state and that she is helping the GOP to target WI. Reporters are being dispatched to AK to question her involvement with this hate crime.
Harry Reid has stated that he has an unidentified source that the Romney campaign knew about the shooter, but failed to notify authorities.
Mayor Bloomberg says that the Shiks should not have carried knives in their turbans and these items should be banned.


36 posted on 08/05/2012 1:19:23 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

moslem convert alert, ‘kill the heathens wherever you find him’ from the koran


37 posted on 08/05/2012 1:19:40 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in theĀ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Any bets on how long it will take the MSM to blame this on the Tea Party and conservative Republicans? I suppose I should toss Rush and FOX News onto that list. I’m guessing less than 24 hours.


38 posted on 08/05/2012 1:19:49 PM PDT by airedale
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To: Jyotishi; Red Steel

In Santa Fe the company was AKAL Security. Another Sikh owned company. They also hire ex FBI, Mil, and PD.

And yes Sikhs are good people.


39 posted on 08/05/2012 1:20:31 PM PDT by paintriot (I've seen too much.....)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
There is a conspiracy here and it is as plain as the nose on your face. All these shooting incidences have one connecting factor; the gunmen all used guns! :-P

A connector can always be found. Knowing when it matters is the difference in rationality and insanity.

40 posted on 08/05/2012 1:21:35 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: BerryDingle
And stack even more illegals into pickup trucks. <<<

Noooo...illegals need to be given a free Chevy Volt when the cross the border...then those crazy things wont happen...

41 posted on 08/05/2012 1:24:25 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Red Steel

If I remember correctly, the last shooting in a Sikh temple, was carried out by another Sikh.


42 posted on 08/05/2012 1:24:56 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Red Steel

For entertainment purposes only I link the Kos thread, or basically everyone’s crazy anti-white, anti-gun, anti everything thead.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/05/1116981/-Sikh-temple-shootings-thoughts-and-prayers-aren-t-enough-any-more


43 posted on 08/05/2012 1:28:27 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: paintriot

> In Santa Fe the company was AKAL Security. Another Sikh
> owned company. They also hire ex FBI, Mil, and PD.

My error: I meant to write Akal, not Securitas. Thanks.


44 posted on 08/05/2012 1:31:44 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Red Steel

Am I correct that the Sikhs have been experiencing attacks in many countries recently? Why do they have such fierce enemies?


45 posted on 08/05/2012 1:34:51 PM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: mnehring
Only nuts like Alex Jones are seeing it as a close relationship (both working in the Pentagon at different times).

I'm not sure Alex Jones is a nut. It seems like all the things he's been predicting over the years are pretty much happening. And, unlike the vast majority of our media, he does provide plenty of corroborating material from other valid media sources.

46 posted on 08/05/2012 1:37:58 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Red Steel

I can’t help wondering if the gunman mistook Sihk turbans for muzzie raghead headpieces.


47 posted on 08/05/2012 1:39:33 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: junta

For entertainment purposes only I link the Kos thread, or basically everyone’s crazy anti-white, anti-gun, anti everything thead.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/05/1116981/-Sikh-temple-shootings-thoughts-and-prayers-aren-t-enough-any-more

Poll duly freeped. Currently stands at 342 to 41 in favor of gun control.

48 posted on 08/05/2012 1:40:01 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: peteyd

Without their little turban thingies they could be at times confuse the idiotic Chief Moose types as to their “race.”


49 posted on 08/05/2012 1:40:52 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: cynwoody

Beyond the nuts at this particular thread who see gun control as the PC issue in which to drub the GOP you simply do not have to go far into leftdom to find violent nutters who are fascinated with “gun violence.” One time at some crappy peak oil site I was lectured by some Mommy Professor type about the need for gun control, but one thread down the list her cohorts were dreaming of shooting conservatives with yes “guns.” So I mentioned to this overpaid idiot that she wanted to disarm and criminalize at least half the posters to that site, instant silence and never seen another post by that idiot.


50 posted on 08/05/2012 1:47:15 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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