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  • 1 wounded in shooting at San Francisco gay pride event

    06/28/2015 12:34:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2015 12:15 AM EDT
    Police say a bystander was shot at a gay pride event in San Francisco’s Civic Center when an argument between several young men turned violent. Officer Carlos Manfredi says several people were detained for questioning after the shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Saturday. […] Manfredi said the argument had nothing to do with the gay pride event. …
  • New Orleans teen pleads guilty to killing high schooler, gets 35 years

    06/23/2015 8:43:23 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 11 replies
    The Times Picayune ^ | 23 June 2015 | Paul Pupura
    A New Orleans high school student who was just 15 when he was charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty to the crime Tuesday (June 23), and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Just as jury selection was to begin in his second-degree murder trial, Justin Walker, 18, accepted prosecutors' offer to plead guilty to manslaughter in the Jan. 8, 2013, death of Aaron "Rasta" Ganier in the 7th Ward.
  • 20-year-old suspect killed during Route 51 shootout with Pittsburgh police

    06/23/2015 7:39:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 23, 2015 | Liz Navratil
    Tyrone Harris’ life ended Monday morning on a crowded Bon Air road, moments after he aimed a rifle out the window of a stolen car and fired at officers, police and witnesses said. Five officers returned fire, striking Harris and killing him. It marked the end of a chaotic 30-minute period in which officers said Harris, 20, began opening fire about two blocks away from his previous home in Knoxville, stole a car from a man on Rochelle Street, and fired at a sheriff’s sergeant, prompting a chase through busy city streets. Anthony Miess, 33, of McKees Rocks watched from...
  • VIDEO: Black middle schooler accuses Obama of ‘politicizing’ Charleston deaths

    06/23/2015 5:01:42 AM PDT · by Freeport · 15 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | June 22, 2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    Georgia middle schooler CJ Pearson just knew President Obama couldn’t help but try to take advantage of the deaths of 9 church-goers in South Carolina. According to Pearson, Obama “politicized this entire thing.” “He took to the podium and talked about how this couldn’t have happened –or shouldn’t have happened — if we would have had gun control … That things like this only happen because people carry guns,” Pearson said. He grew emotional recalling the lives that were cut short by a gunmen who sat with them for an hour, only to kill them. “And you’re (Obama) going to...
  • Man shot by trooper was facing harassment charges

    06/22/2015 8:36:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 22, 2015 | John R. Ellement
    The 44-year-old man armed with a knife who was shot and killed by a state trooper near Boston University on Friday was wanted on charges of criminal harassment, distribution of obscene matter, and annoying a person of the opposite sex, officials said Monday. Santos Laboy was being sought on arrest warrants issued out of Roxbury Municipal Court when BU police spotted him Friday afternoon. A trooper who was assisting the university police fatally shot Laboy when he allegedly refused to drop a knife and made “threatening gestures.’’
  • Black gun rights advocate challenges Obama’s call after church shooting

    06/22/2015 12:15:10 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 14 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | June 21, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A former Marine, Christian pastor and author of “Black Man with a Gun,” Mr. Blanchard wants more black people to protect themselves by embracing the Second Amendment and learning to use firearms, instead of reflexively siding with the gun control movement.
  • Karl Roive vs. the 2nd Amendment

    06/22/2015 10:45:04 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Guns don’t kill people, the Constitution kills people, at least according to Karl Rove, Republican strategist and architect of George W. Bush’s election and reelection as president. Rove, speaking on Fox News Sunday, and in the wake of the South Carolina church massacre, embraced the liberal mantra that there are too many guns on the street and went a step further and a step too far, saying the way to avoid more such tragedies is to repeal the Second Amendment and its guarantee of our right to keep and bear arms: Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep...
  • South Carolina Gunman Partially a Product of Left-Leaning Culture

    06/22/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    A pattern is beginning to emerge regarding gunmen who go on shooting rampages, and it’s bad news for the left and their values. Deranged shooter Jared Loughner, who shot former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in 2011, was a creepy leftist. Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza spent all day addicted to violent video games, had no contact with his father and only communicated with his mother through email. Last week, 21-year-old loner Dylann Roof senselessly shot and killed nine people in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Somewhere along his life, someone stopped caring about Roof’s education. He was allowed...
  • Armed robbers kill 10 workers at Mexico beer distribution center, authorities say

    06/21/2015 4:38:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Denis Slattery
    Armed robbers slaughtered 10 people during a robbery at a beer distribution center Friday in Mexico, authorities said. The attackers, who targeted the warehouse on the outskirts of the northern city of Monterrey, got away with a paltry 10,000 pesos in cash, or $650, sources close to the investigation said.
  • Drunken With the Blood of the Saints

    06/21/2015 1:07:04 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 15 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | 6-20-15 | Philip Cottraux
    I'm not usually one to share my blog on FR (I haven't FReeped regularly in a long time), and I wasn't sure if this should be posted in Bloggers or Religion. But I wanted to share my thoughts on the Charleston shooting, how it pertains to media coverage, homosexuality, and Christianity in current events, and what the Bible has to say about persecution in the end-time hour. Drunken with the Blood of the Saints: By Philip Cottraux So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full...
  • 1 Dead, 9 Others Shot at Detroit Block Party

    06/20/2015 10:02:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | 6-20-2015 | AP
    One person was killed and nine others wounded Saturday night when someone opened fire at a neighborhood block party on a basketball court in Detroit, police said. Asst. Police Chief Steve Dolunt said a 20-year-old man was killed. He was not being identified while relatives were informed. Another man was critically injured and eight others, five men and three women, were listed as seriously injured
  • Man Toting Shotgun Opens Fire on Block Party, at Least 7, Including 18-Month-Old, Hurt [PA]

    06/20/2015 9:55:55 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 6-21-2015 | Dan Stamm
    A gunman toting a shotgun opened fire on a block party along a West Philadelphia street Saturday night, injuring seven people, including a toddler and two other children. The gunfire rang out around 10 p.m. along the 4100 block of Ogden Street as the gunman turned a corner onto the street and began firing on the picnic, said Philadelphia Police. "It looks like they just randomly fired down the street and hit anyone in their way," said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking/Ogden-STreet-Shooting-308747231.html#ixzz3dfZBPOu7 Follow us: @nbcphiladelphia on Twitter | nbcphiladelphia on Facebook
  • Why have we never heard the name Jeanne Assam mentioned in the past few days? On any channel?

    06/20/2015 9:58:04 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
  • Man (51) dies after shooting in east Limerick (Ireland)

    06/20/2015 1:50:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Sat, Jun 20, 2015, 19:19
    A 51-year-old man has died following a shooting in Murroe, Co Limerick on Saturday evening. It is understood the man was shot at a motorcycle club near Mountfune. Gardaí and emergency services were called the scene at 3.10pm. …
  • Man accused of church killings spoke of attacking college

    06/20/2015 9:43:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    AP ^ | June 20, 2015 | Mitch Weiss
    A black drinking buddy of the white man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church says the suspect told him a week earlier that he planned to shoot up a college campus in the city. The friend, Christon Scriven, told The Associated Press on Friday that he thought Dylann Roof's statements were just drunken bluster. Still, Scriven said he was concerned enough that he and another friend, Joey Meek, went out to Roof's car and retrieved his .45-caliber handgun, hiding it in an air-conditioning vent of a mobile home until they all sobered up. "He just said he...
  • A Moral Moment

    06/20/2015 6:59:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    Each in his own way, each to a wholly different purpose, the pope and Dylann Roof, the suspected Charleston gunman, have hold of something major. Which is -- I trust I do not surprise anyone -- the failings of the liberated human spirit. Let's see what we can do with this improbable pairing. First, consider Pope Francis. To quote a Wall Street Journal headline, "Pope Blames Markets for Environmental Ills." Markets? Meaning what? Meaning the virtually uninhibited choice that economic markets offer consumers: I'll have some of this; I'll have some of that. For the environment's degraded condition the pope,...
  • Columbus police officer injures 4-year-old while shooting at dog

    06/20/2015 6:52:58 AM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 6/20/2015 | Earl Reinhart
    A Columbus police officer accidentally wounded a 4-year-old girl in Whitehall on Friday when he fired at a charging dog, police said. A neighbor and the girl’s uncle identified her as Ava Ellis, who was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where police said she was in stable condition. The officer was at a house in the 4100 block of Chandler Drive investigating a hit-and-run case about 3:10 p.m., Columbus police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis said. As the officer was walking from the home to his patrol car, a woman a few houses away called out to him, saying her sister and...
  • An Open Letter To Black Americans About The Mass Murder In Charleston

    06/20/2015 5:02:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | John Hawkins
    The mass murder of nine innocent black Americans attending a Bible study in a Charleston church by a drug-addled, racist, terrorist thug was as close to universally condemned as anything can be in a country like America. Expressions of sorrow over what happened and loathing for the killer are everywhere. Moreover, the shooter was quickly apprehended and the governor of South Carolina has already called for the death penalty. Hopefully, she’ll get her wish. Supposedly, the shooter had the same lunatic dream as Charles Manson did back in 1969: he was hoping to start a race war. That won’t work...
  • Police officer shoots, kills suspect on Storrow Drive (armed w/ knife, Boston)

    06/19/2015 1:31:15 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    WCVB ^ | 6/19/15 | WCVB
    BOSTON —A confrontation that began on Boston's famed Esplanade led to a deadly police-involved shooting on the Silber Way Footbridge over Storrow Drive Friday afternoon. The incident that involved both Boston University and Massachusetts State Police ended with officers shooting and killing a suspect. Police were following a man armed with a knife who was making threats, a witness told NewsCenter 5's Janet Wu. The woman said she heard four shots fired by police. Boston University police were investigating the incident on the Esplanade and called State Police to assist. Dr. Elizabeth Thompson, an oncologist on a professional visit to...
  • Hillary on Charleston: Inflammatory political rhetoric like Trump’s

    06/19/2015 10:59:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Breitbart, Trump’s merely a target of opportunity. You know who the real target is. It’s the same target as always. Last night Clinton told host John Ralston, “We have to have a candid national conversation about race, and about discrimination, prejudice, hatred. The people who do this kind of dastardly, horrible act are a very small percentage. But unfortunately public discourse is sometimes hotter and more negative than it should be, which can, in my opinion, trigger people who is less than stable to do something like this.”Clinton continued, “I think we have to speak out against it. Like,...
  • Cincinnati Police Officer Shot and Killed This Morning

    06/19/2015 10:14:33 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 23 replies
    Cincinnati's WLWT ^ | June 19, 2015 | WLWT
    Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim killed in Madisonville shooting Suspect also dead, chief says. An officer who was wounded in a shootout in Madisonville on Friday morning has died. Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said Officer Sonny Kim, a 27-year veteran, died at UC Medical Center. CPD lost one of our best today," Blackwell said. The shooting happened near the intersection of Roe Street and Whetsel Avenue just after 9 a.m. Blackwell said officers had responded to a report of a man with a gun acting erratically. At some point after officers arrived, gunfire broke out, Blackwell said. Kim and the suspect...
  • Hillary Clinton calls for action on gun control after Charleston shootings

    06/18/2015 2:32:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 18, 2015 | Kate Linthicum
    Saying it was time to “face hard truths about race, violence, guns and division,” Hillary Rodham Clinton called for action Thursday in response to the shooting that killed nine worshipers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. [Snip] “How many innocent people in our country, from little children to church members to movie theater attendees, how many people do we need to see cut down before we act?” she asked. She did not, however, offer any specific plan for reducing gun violence. [Snip] She [also] denounced anti-immigrant rhetoric, which she called "divisive," and mused about the nature of hatred...
  • Roommate Says Charleston Suspect Planned Shooting For 6 Months

    06/18/2015 2:09:14 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 91 replies
    tpm ^ | 6-18-2015 | Catherine Thompson
    The roommate of the white, 21-year old man who allegedly massacred nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina said Thursday that he thought the suspect had been planning the attack for about six months. Dalton Tyler told ABC News that he'd known Dylann Storm Roof for about seven months to a year. Tyler told the news outlet that he last saw Roof about a week ago and knew he'd been planning something like the Charleston church attack "for six months." “He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler told ABC News. “He said he wanted...
  • Here’s What the Mainstream Media WON’T Tell You About Mass Shootings

    06/18/2015 3:39:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    Written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief http://allenbwest.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief
    According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 37 percent of households had an adult who owned a gun — 24 percent said they owned a gun, and 13 percent said someone else in their household did. There are about 319 million people in the United States, so that means there are about 118 milion gun owners in this nation. Mother Jones reports there have been 69 mass shootings in the last 30 years. The Washington Post says, A Congressional Research Service report published in 2013 counted 78 incidents over roughly the same period, in which 547 were killed. That means,...
  • South Carolina shooting: What we know about suspect Dylann Storm Roof, 21 [Psych Drugs]

    06/18/2015 4:53:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    CBS ^ | 6/18/15
    A federal law enforcement source has identified the man suspected of killing nine people inside a historic black church on Wednesday evening as 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof. He was captured Thursday morning in Shelby, N.C. ....Since January, Roof has been arrested twice, both at the Columbiana Mall in Columbia, S.C. According to arrest records obtained CBS News investigative producer Laura Strickler, on February 28, Roof went into a Bath and Body Works store wearing all black and asked "out of the ordinary questions," including how many associates were working, when they closed and what time they leave. Mall employees complained...
  • Friend of Charleston Victim: Fox News ‘Hate Speech’ a Potential Influence

    06/18/2015 6:10:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    mediaite ^ | June 18, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Todd Rutherford, a South Carolina state legislator and a friend of one of the victims, spoke out on CNN this afternoon about how “the rhetoric in South Carolina, the rhetoric nationwide, has led people to believe… that it’s okay to walk into a church and take nine lives.” Rutherford spoke to Jake Tapper about the Charleston church shooting and the death of his friend Reverend Clementa Pinckney.
  • Obama Addresses Gun Violence at Hollywood Fundraiser

    06/18/2015 7:03:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | June 18, 2015 | By Ted Johnson
    Hours after delivering a statement on the shooting massacre of nine people at an historic church in Charleston, S.C., President Obama and a group of entertainment industry donors had a lengthy discussion about the roots of gun violence in the first of two Hollywood-centric fundraisers in Los Angeles on Thursday, according to an attendee who was present. About 30 people attended the event at the Pacific Palisades home of Chuck Lorre, executive producer of “Two and a Half Men.” Tickets for what was billed as an intimate discussion with the president sold for up to $33,400 each, with proceeds going...
  • Charleston Shooting: A Closer Look at Alleged Gunman Dylann Roof

    06/18/2015 6:26:00 PM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies
    abcnews ^ | Jun 18, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman authorities say is responsible for killing nine people in a predominantly black Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night, had been “planning something like that for six months,” according to his roommate. Dalton Tyler, who said he has known Roof for seven months to one year, said he saw the white, 21-year-old suspect just last week. “He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.” Tyler said he met Roof, a Lexington,...
  • Charleston suspect’s roommate: He’d been planning something like this for six months

    06/18/2015 6:25:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    ABC, WSJ copied onto Hot Air.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Thanks for letting us know a day after the information would have been useful, guy. Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman authorities say is responsible for killing nine people in a predominantly black Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night, had been “planning something like that for six months,” according to his roommate.Dalton Tyler, who said he has known Roof for seven months to one year, said he saw the white, 21-year-old suspect just last week.“He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something...
  • Obama: This kind of violence doesn’t happen elsewhere, you know

    06/18/2015 6:10:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Please pray for those who have lost their lives in Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, for their families and friends, and for their entire community. Our brothers and sisters in Christ are suffering, and need our prayers and support. Let’s start by spreading love rather than division. With that said, if I had to give one piece of advice to any politician, it would be that any argument starting off with “We don’t have all the facts” is one that should probably remain unspoken. Another piece of advice would be that gathering the relevant facts before speaking will avoid embarrassments like...
  • Race-hate 'gunman CONFESSES to shooting dead nine at historic black church' to 'start a race war'

    06/19/2015 6:14:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2015 | Lydia Warren and Mia De Graaf
    Dylann Storm Roof has confessed to entering a South Carolina church on Wednesday night and shooting dead nine people at their weekly bible study meeting, telling investigators that he wanted to 'start a race war', according to reports.The 21-year-old admitted to Charleston police and the FBI that he was behind the massacre, law enforcement officials told CNN on Friday. He also told them that he bought the .45-caliber handgun himself; a family member had previously said the gun was a birthday gift from Roof's father.His roommate has also revealed that Roof, who is white, had been planning the attack for...
  • Four People Killed, 5 Wounded In China Mass Shooting: CCTV

    06/18/2015 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 62 replies
    Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in China's northern Hebei province on Tuesday, state television reported on its official microblog, a rare "mass shooting" in which five people were wounded. The four killed in Suning county included at least one suspect, China Central Television said, giving few other details. The case was still under investigation, it said.
  • Charleston Church Massacre Happened In Gun-Free Zone

    06/18/2015 3:14:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 18, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    The Charleston, S.C., church massacre is already drawing comparisons to the tragedies at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., and at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. because it happened in a gun-free zone. [Snip] Although South Carolina is one of several states around the country that issue concealed carry licenses on a “shall issue” basis, legal gun owners are not permitted to carry their firearms into places of worship.
  • Why so many killers are male

    06/18/2015 3:19:41 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Garbarino
    (CNN)—It looks like it has happened again. A young male has allegedly killed. In this case it is nine people at a church in South Carolina. Anyone who is paying attention hears the news and thinks, "Here we go again." But why? After spending 20 years interviewing killers as a psychological expert witness in murder cases I have some thoughts about this. Males are disproportionately over-represented in the ranks of America's killers -- about 90%, in fact. Why is that? Some of it appears to lie in the biological vulnerability of males. About 30% of males (versus 9% of females)...
  • The Senseless Death in a Charleston Church Could Have Been Prevented

    06/18/2015 6:22:54 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 44 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/18/15 | Steve Berman
    Every time an American community suffers a tragedy involving a firearm, the anti-gun crowd unveils itself in full tribal dress. Wednesday night, a 21-year-old sandy blonde-haired white man with blue jeans and Timberland boots walked into a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. and killed 9 people.  That’s a horrible, murderous act, made worse by the fact that the man is still at large. The New York Times reported S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s statement about the tragedy. "While we do not yet know all of the details, we do know that we’ll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one...
  • Pictured: The white gunman who shot dead NINE people in mass "race-hate" (Shorten)

    06/18/2015 5:34:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 134 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | June 18,2015 | Charlene Adams,Jennifer Newton
    Police have released CCTV images of a white gunman who shot dead nine people in a cold-blooded race-hate crime at an African-American church in South Carolina on Wednesday night.
  • Jasper County election commissioner 'shocked' by changes

    06/17/2015 9:17:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    blufftontoday ^ | June 17, 2015 - 12:29am | GENELLE B. WILLIAMS
    Three Jasper County election commissioners who were notified in May they were not being reappointed have been informed by state Sen. Clementa Pinckney that their removal was never a formal decision by the county’s legislative delegation. Pinckney, D-Jasper County, says they are still members of the commission. On May 26, delegation chairman Bill Herbkersman sent letters to Rev. Donald Sheftall, Patricia Walls and Lillian King stating that their services were no longer needed because of background checks by the governor’s office. “We have been informed by the Governor’s office that due to the circumstances and or credit reported, you have...
  • There’s Just ONE Comment on Dylann Roof’s (Charleston shooter) Facebook

    06/18/2015 10:13:46 AM PDT · by envisio · 24 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 6-18-15 | Michael Cantrell
    The FBI recently confirmed the identity of the Charleston church shooter as Dylann Roof, and not long after, photos from his Facebook page started getting around. Marcus Stanley, the man who left the comment is a gospel music artist who was shot eight times, but by God’s grace survived the incident. This, folks, is how you respond to a situation like this. Using this opportunity to graciously reach out to this young man with the message of the gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ brings all the glory to God, while demonstrating how Christ works in people to...
  • Rep. Sanford: Charleston Shooting "An Outlier"

    06/18/2015 9:31:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 18,2015 | Jeff Poor
    In an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), the congressman who represents Charleston, SC, reacted to last night’s mass shooting at the Charleston’s historic Emanuel AME Church that resulted in nine dead. Sanford said it was uncharacteristic of city of Charleston and the state of South Carolina, calling it an outlier.
  • Obama: America Must Come To "Grips" With Gun Violence "Collectively"

    06/18/2015 11:23:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 18,2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday while making a statement about the Charleston church shooting, President Barack Obama raised the issue of dealing with guns and gun violence. Transcript as follows: This morning, I spoke with Vice President Biden and with Mayor Joe Riley and other leaders of Charleston to express our deep sorrow over the senseless murders that took place last night. Michelle and I know several members of Emanuel AME church.
  • Obama on Charleston: It’s too easy to get guns in America

    06/18/2015 11:18:58 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 58 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 6/18 | Olly Knox
    President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed profound “sadness and anger” at the Charleston church shooting as well as deeply personal frustration that America’s political climate makes it virtually impossible for now to tighten restrictions on who can buy firearms. “We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun,” Obama said in the White House briefing room, Vice President Joe Biden standing at his side.
  • President Obama On Charleston Church Massacre: This Doesn’t Happen In Other Advanced Countries

    06/18/2015 10:44:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 139 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 18, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/ AP) — Following the arrest of a white man Thursday in connection with the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, President Obama said he has had to deliver these remarks too often. “The attorney general has announced plans for the FBI to open a hate crime investigation,” Obama said from the White House. “We understand that the suspect is in custody and I’ll let the best of law enforcement do its work to make sure that justice is served. Until the investigation is complete,...
  • Charleston: the blame game begins

    06/18/2015 10:48:00 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 26 replies
    Remember the days when there was time to mourn the victims of unspeakable atrocities? In today’s lightning-fast media environment, finger-pointing blame games emerge almost immediately, well before the facts are in. That’s no accident: facts have a high likelihood of getting in the way of whatever agenda is being promoted. The race is to define events based on one’s own belief system before actual details emerge that might get in the way. Social media makes that possible. Sound sinister? Welcome to politics.
  • Obama Politicizes Charleston Murders

    06/18/2015 10:58:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Dylann Storm Roof is this guy's name. They've captured him. They captured him 245 miles away from Charleston, South Carolina, and they captured him in North Carolina. He parked the black Hyundai under a tree. Either ran out of gas or just stopped to rest overnight or what have you, but he was captured and didn't present any problems upon arrest. Such a sad event. You know, every day, the news is just depressing. You gotta work past it, you gotta work through it each and every day. Greetings, my friends, and welcome, great to have you, Rush Limbaugh, the...
  • The Senseless Death in a Charleston Church Could Have Been Prevented

    06/18/2015 9:40:48 AM PDT · by Sopater · 35 replies
    SGBerman ^ | June 18, 2015 | Steve Berman
    Every time an American community suffers a tragedy involving a firearm, the anti-gun crowd unveils itself in full tribal dress. Wednesday night, a 21-year-old sandy blonde-haired white man with blue jeans and Timberland boots walked into a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. and killed 9 people. That’s a horrible, murderous act, made worse by the fact that the man is still at large. The New York Times reported S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s statement about the tragedy. “While we do not yet know all of the details, we do know that we’ll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one...
  • CHARLESTON SHOOTER IDENTIFIED=> Dylann Storm Roof, Born in 1994

    06/18/2015 7:23:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 355 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-18-2015 | Jim Hoft
    CHARLESTON SHOOTER IDENTIFIED=> Dylann Storm Roof 5′ 9″ 120 poundsDriving a 2000 Hyundai ELantra GS License plate: LGF330He is from the Columbia area.He’s been arrested before:Profile OverviewFirst Name: DYLANN Last Name: ROOF Middle Name: STORM Gender: Male Race: White Arrest Date: 2015-02-28 12:00:00 Age: 20 Agency: LCSD Dob: 1994-04-03 00:00:00 Birth Year: 1994MORE PHOTOS— I just found this. I believe this is him. DYLANN STORM ROOF. pic.twitter.com/F15RZnZitw— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 18, 2015 Dylann Storm Roof was arrested in Lexington county a couple of months ago. He was arrested on drug charges. CONFIRMED: Suspect is Dylann Storm Roof, from Columbia...
  • Gunman to Victims: ‘You Rape Our Women’

    06/18/2015 7:07:54 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 118 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 18, 2015 | Daily Beast
    The gunman who killed nine people during a Bible study meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, spewed a message of hate. Sylvia Johnson—a cousin of church pastor Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in the attack—says a survivor told her the gunman reloaded five times. “He just said ‘I have to do it,’” Johnson reports the survivor saying. “‘You rape our women and you’re taking over the country. You have to go.’” Earlier, a local NAACP official said the killer told one woman, who has not been identified, that she was allowed to live so that...
  • Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof in custody – latest updates

    06/18/2015 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 75 replies
    The Guardain ^ | June 18, 2015 | Raya Jalabi
    One suspect is in custody Suspect identified as Dylann Roof Nine dead after ‘hate crime’ attack on historic black church Pastor Clementa Pinckney named among the dead Share your accounts with GuardianWitness What we know so far
  • Charleston church shooting suspect arrested in N.C., source says

    06/18/2015 8:31:14 AM PDT · by iowamark · 128 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2015 | Ralph Ellis and Ed Payne
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN)[Latest developments] • Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof has been taken into custody in North Carolina, a senior law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN's Deborah Feyerick. • Roof, 21, of Lexington, South Carolina, is the suspect in Wednesday's deadly shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, city police said Thursday. • Witnesses say the suspect stood up and said he was there "to shoot black people," a law enforcement official said. The shooter is also thought to have used a handgun, according to the official.
  • Vanity: Obama Slams America and Guns in Response to Shooting

    06/18/2015 9:25:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 61 replies
    FU Obama!! Obama says America has such a 'Dark Past' and this reminds us of that. He also says at some point this country needs to come to grips and do something about guns. And that 'more advanced countries' don't have mass violence like America does. Well why don't you go live there then Huessein???