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  • Oregon District shooter’s life was improving. So why did he turn violent?

    09/23/2019 8:18:16 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 15 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 9 September 2019 | Will Garbe
    Connor Betts’ life appeared to be improving in recent months. His drunken driving troubles were behind him. He’d passed the basic math classes that stymied his earlier college attempts. He went to counseling and registered for classes for the upcoming fall semester at Sinclair. But in April, the Oregon District gunman started taking steps toward what would end on Aug. 4 with the death of nine other people, including his sister, as well as himself. He bought a pistol. To keep his parents in the dark, federal authorities allege he enlisted an unwitting friend to acquire body armor, the upper...
  • Seth Ator, 36, reportedly identified as Texas shooter

    09/01/2019 1:05:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 92 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2019 | 2:57pm | Updated | Aaron Feis
    The assault rifle-toting madman who killed seven people and wounded more than 20 others in a roving Texas spree was identified Sunday as Seth Ator. Ator, a 36-year-old resident of Odessa, Texas, was first named as the assailant by CBS News, citing law-enforcement sources.When his gold Toyota pick-up truck was pulled over for a minor signaling infraction along a stretch of I-20 near Midland, Texas, on Saturday, Ator blasted approaching state troopers, seriously wounding one, authorities have said.He then peeled off, firing indiscriminately with his AR-style rifle out of the truck as he floored it towards Odessa, authorities said.Along the...
  • 3 Officers Reportedly Shot in Midland-Odessa Shooting Incident, Suspect Dead

    08/31/2019 4:08:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2019 | BOB PRICE and LANA SHADWICK
    Local media outlets report multiple shooting victims in an active shooter situation in the Midland-Odessa region of West Texas. UPDATE 6:00 p.m.:  Press Conference with Odessa Police Department.  The situation began when a DPS trooper pulled over a vehicle. The driver reportedly shot the trooper and drove away firing oat multiple people. There were multiple scenes and multiple victims. The suspect then allegedly stole the mail truck and drove to The Cinergy movie theater complex. Police engaged the suspect and shot killed. At least 21 shooting victims and five people dead, the Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said.The suspect is...
  • North Carolina student arrested with guns in dorm was planning mass shooting

    08/31/2019 3:33:41 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 28, 2019 | Karma Allen
    Police arrested a North Carolina university student who admitted to planning a mass shooting at his school, authorities said Wednesday. Officers charged Paul Steber, a 19-year-old freshman at High Point University in North Carolina, with two felony counts of having a gun on campus and an additional count for making threats of mass violence on Tuesday after a classmate reported him, police said. Steber allegedly had ammunition and two firearms -- a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol and a double-barrel, 12-gauge shotgun -- in his dorm room when he was arrested. Authorities said he dose not appear to have any criminal...
  • Dayton Shooter Connor Betts may be antifa's first mass killer

    08/09/2019 9:35:04 AM PDT · by Stepan12 · 36 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 9, 2019 | Andy Ngo
    Over the weekend, America suffered two mass shootings within hours of one another, in El Paso<, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. These followed another mass shooting in Gilroy, Calif., a week earlier. The alleged perpetrators of the attacks were young, “lone-wolf” gunmen. All three carried out carnage against innocents using high-power rifles. All told, Santino ­Legan (Gilroy), Patrick Crusius (El Paso) and Connor Betts (Dayton) killed 34 people and injured dozens more.While the attacks are similar, the response from liberals and leftists has been anything but.Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders succinctly condemned white nationalism...
  • Exclusive: El Paso suspect's mother called police concerned about gun

    08/07/2019 7:56:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 70 replies
    cnn ^ | 8/7/20190 | Scott Glover and Majlie de Puy Kamp
    (CNN)The El Paso shooting suspect's mother called the Allen, Texas, Police Department weeks before the shooting because she was concerned about her son owning an "AK" type firearm, lawyers for the family confirmed to CNN. The mother contacted police because she was worried about her son owning the weapon given his age, maturity level and lack of experience handling such a firearm, attorneys Chris Ayres and R. Jack Ayres said. During the call, the mother was transferred to a public safety officer who told her that -- based on her description of the situation -- her son, 21, was legally...
  • BREAKING: Reports of an Active Shooter at USA Today Building in Virginia

    08/07/2019 9:52:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 107 replies
    According to the Fairfax County Police Department, there is “a man with weapon” at the USA Today office in McLean, VA. They are advising the public to “avoid the area.” Please check here for continued updates.
  • Alleged Text of the Alleged Manifesto of El Paso Walmart Shooter

    08/06/2019 12:16:00 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 46 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Perhaps 3 August 2019 | Who Knows Attibuted to El Paso Walmart Shooter
    Pulled from the Drudge Report website The alleged manifesto attributed (perhaps not accurately) to the El Paso Walmart shooter. ------ [who typed this title? ] WALMART SHOOTER MANIFESTO Sat Aug 03 2019 22:31:51 ET ------ [suspect it really begins here from the writer] The Inconvenient Truth About Me In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are the instigator s, not me. I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an in vasion. Some people will think this statement is...
  • Dayton shooter appeared to have leftist Twitter feed (on CNN)

    08/05/2019 11:21:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 5, 3019 | Paul P. Murphy, Konstantin Toropin, Drew Griffin and Scott Bronstein
    A Twitter account that appears to belong to Dayton mass shooter Connor Betts retweeted extreme left-wing and anti-police posts, as well as tweets supporting Antifa, or anti-fascist, protesters. The most recent tweet on the @iamthespookster account was on August 3, the day of the shooting, when he retweeted a post saying, "Millenials have a message for the Joe Biden generation: hurry up and die." He also retweeted messages supporting Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The user's Twitter bio reads: "he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / I'm going to hell and I'm not coming back." One tweet...
  • About the El Paso shooter..

    08/05/2019 2:52:17 AM PDT · by eastexsteve · 28 replies
    Just a thought, but has anyone noticed that in every picture of this guy, he doesn't seem to be carrying much - if any - backup ammo? I own a 7.62x39 rifle, and those ammo magazines are big and bulky. They are MUCH bigger and heavier than 5.56/.223 rounds. And, he supposedly fired HOW MANY ROUNDS?
  • Dayton Shooter Reportedly Suspended From High School for Writing “Hit List” on Wall

    08/04/2019 8:22:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    slate ^ | 8/4/2019 | Daniel Politi
    Connor Betts, a 24-year-old from Bellbrook, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, has been identified as the gunman who opened fire early Sunday morning in the heart of a Dayton nightlife district and killed nine people, including his 22-year-old sister, Megan. Betts was killed by police shortly after the shooting began. When authorities in Ohio confirmed the identity of the shooter, some who went to high school with him were not surprised. A former classmate, for example, said she quickly thought of Betts as soon as she heard about the shooting. Why? He was reportedly suspended for causing a lockdown after...
  • In Dayton, authorities search for a motive in shooting that left 9 dead

    08/04/2019 8:10:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    WAPO ^ | 8/4/2019 | kevin williams
    DAYTON, Ohio — In the hours before the mass shooting, Connor and Megan Betts, brother and sister, drove together in the family’s 2007 Corolla to visit this city’s historic Oregon District, an area alive on a summer night with restaurants, bars and nightlife. Then, police said, they separated. It is not clear what the woman, 22, did at that point. But her brother, 24, donned a mask, body armor and ear protection. Wielding an “AR-15-like” weapon with magazines containing 100 rounds, he set out on a street rampage that, while it lasted only about 30 seconds, claimed the lives of...
  • White supremacy, like all other forms of terrorism, is an evil that must be destroyed.

    08/04/2019 12:33:30 PM PDT · by miami33 · 119 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/4/2019 | Ivanka Trump
    As our nation mourns the senseless loss of life in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio and prays for the victims and their loved ones, we must also raise our voices in rejection of these heinous and cowardly acts of hate, terror and violence.... White supremacy, like all other forms of terrorism, is an evil that must be destroyed.
  • The El Paso Shooter Admits He Is A Progressive Leftist

    08/04/2019 8:51:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    America First ^ | 08/04/19
    It should come as no surprise that the FakeNews Industrial Complex has already pounced on the latest mass shooting for political purposes. Already there has been a flurry of cries from pundits and presidential candidates alike insisting that this shooting was somehow caused by President Trump and his rhetoric, and that this is allegedly further proof that our President is stoking racial division. But once again, the media is ignoring an inconvenient little thing called the Truth. First, the shooter expresses his disdain for both major parties; he decries the Democrats’ open-borders policies while also declaring that “the Republican Party...
  • At Least 9 Dead, 16 Injured In Mass Shooting In Downtown Dayton, Ohio: Police

    08/04/2019 2:23:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 295 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 08/04/19
    At least nine people are dead and more than a dozen wounded after someone opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio, according to police. In addition, the suspected shooter was shot and killed by responding officers. Police said they are only aware of one shooter. Authorities responded quickly to the shooting, first reported at 1 a.m., and said police are regularly present in the crowded district popular with tourists and locals. Miami Valley Hospital spokesperson Terrea Little told ABC News that they have received 16 victims from the shooting in the Oregon District. She did not provide further information on their...
  • Pictured: Photo of Walmart shooter emerges

    08/03/2019 2:23:43 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 190 replies
    CRIMEONLINE ^ | August 3, 2019 | Leigh Egan
    JUST IN: KTSM can confirm this is a photo of the suspected shooter as they entered the Cielo Vista Walmart this morning.
  • El Paso, Texas police say they are responding to an active shooter

    08/03/2019 10:56:11 AM PDT · by Innovative · 119 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 3, 2019 | Dakin Andone and Hollie Silverman
    Police in El Paso, Texas, are responding Saturday to an active shooter in the area of the Cielo Vista Mall, the agency tweeted. "Scene is still active," police wrote, adding, "avoid the area" around Hawkins and Gateway East boulevards. At least three businesses in the area are on lockdown. Three Walmart employees took refuge at a Landry's Seafood house, restaurant manager Oscar Collazo told CNN. The women appeared "shook up" but not injured. Landry's had already gone on lockdown, he said, but opened its doors when the employees ran there.
  • Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter killed himself, coroner says, contradicting police version of events

    08/03/2019 10:25:45 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/2/19 17 hrs ago | Matthew Ormseth
    The Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman killed himself, the county medical examiner concluded Friday, contradicting an earlier police account that three officers had shot him dead within a minute.
  • Colorado school shooter claims he was retaliating against criticism over transgender transition

    06/21/2019 7:50:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/19 09 | Jessica Campisi
    A student accused of opening fire at a Colorado school reportedly told investigators that he targeted peers who made fun of him for his gender identity, court documents show. Alec McKinney, 16, and Devon Erickson, 18, allegedly decided to carry out the shooting after exchanging messages on social media the day before the May 7 attack at STEM School Highlands Ranch near Denver, the documents show. The shooting resulted in the death of 18-year-old Kendrick Ray Castillo; eight others were injured. The police records, which were unsealed Thursday, show McKinney telling officers in an interview that he intended to “shoot...
  • Active Shooter Reported at Del Amo Shopping Mall In Torrance, Calif.

    06/03/2019 4:10:01 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/03/19 | breaking911
    TORRANCE, Calif. — Police swarmed the Del Amo Fashion Center shopping mall in Torrance Monday amid reports of an active shooter. Multiple agencies were responding. Witnesses report hearing multiple gunshots — At least one person was injured.