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  • Oh, Brother: Obama Compares JFK, MLK Murders to Vegas, Thousand Oaks Mass Shootings

    12/15/2018 5:24:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday was presented with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award, which celebrates leaders “who have demonstrated a commitment to social change," the Associated Press reported. “I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but I’ve been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank you for officially validating my hope credentials,” Obama said during his acceptance speech. “If we summon our best selves, we can inspire others to do the same. It’s easy to succumb to cynicism, the notion that hope is a...
  • Friendly Fire Killed Sheriff's Sergeant At Thousand Oaks, Calif., Shooting Scene

    12/08/2018 5:47:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/07/2018
    When Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus and a California Highway Patrol officer responded to a shooting last month in Thousand Oaks, Calif., they faced a barrage of gunfire from a suspect. But officials announced Friday that the sergeant's fatal wound was a result of a shot fired by his fellow law enforcement officer. Helus, a 29-year veteran of his department, was one of 12 people killed at the Borderline Bar and Grill on Nov. 7 when a gunman fired more than 50 rounds into the crowd from a .45 caliber Glock semi-automatic pistol. Five bullets traceable to the suspect's...
  • Real Men Saved Lives in Thousand Oaks

    11/14/2018 6:41:52 AM PST · by Brilliant · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 12, 2018 | Abigail Shrier
    The mass shooting at a Thousand Oaks, Calif., bar last week was a tale of men and masculinity... As soon as he heard the shots, Mr. Wennerstrom... and some friends grabbed everyone they could and pushed them down behind the pool table, piling their own bodies on top of the girls. One woman...told Good Morning America: There were multiple men who got on their knees and pretty much blocked all of us with their back toward the shooter, ready to take a bullet for every single one of us. When the shooter paused to reload, Mr. Wennerstrom grabbed a bar...
  • #ThisIsOurLane: Doctors hit back at pro-gun group NRA

    11/12/2018 4:15:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 132 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/12/2018
    When America's powerful pro-gun group told doctors to mind their own business, the response was swift, furious and viral. "Unless you've had someone's heart stop beating in your hands, you don't get to tell those of us who have what is and is not our 'lane'," trauma surgeon David Morris, 42, told the BBC. The National Rifle Association's tweet on Wednesday sparked anger. It came just hours before a gunman killed 12 people in a California bar. "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane," the NRA tweeted.
  • American Politics and Tragedy

    11/10/2018 5:32:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    So what's the final score? Who won the midterm elections on Tuesday night? The D team or the R team? Let's see. The Democrats and the progressive left have got Nancy Pelosi back as Speaker of the House for two years. Maxine Waters is ready to rumble too. Whoopee. I'm sure Nancy, Maxine and their aged claque of Trump haters and progressives will quickly show America their nasty partisan nature. They've already signaled that they are more interested in trying to impeach Donald Trump than reaching bipartisan consensus on important issues like immigration or funding our infrastructure needs. Meanwhile, since...
  • When a mass killing and harrowing wildfire converged on my hometown

    11/10/2018 1:06:18 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov 09 2018 | Soumya Karlamangla
    Thousand Oaks consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in America. Its the kind of place people, including my parents, go to raise their kids... A vigil Thursday night for the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks was so packed that ushers barred people from entering the auditorium. Those left outside pressed their faces against the glass doors, trying to watch the service on the TV in the overflow room. As the winds picked up, they zipped up their jackets and hugged their arms to their chests, but they didnt leave a show of solidarity with...
  • Report: Ian Long Posted Messages on Instagram During Shooting Rampage

    11/09/2018 2:29:34 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-9-18 | Charlie Nash
    According to TMZ, Long was on social media as he shot a dozen people dead, and, based on what we now know, it sounds like they were revenge killings. TMZ reports that law enforcement officials told the site that Long held his gun in one hand and his phone in the other, posting messages throughout the rampage....... .....TMZ states that it learned from a high school classmate of Longs that he was the victim of bullying in school, leading to a possible motive for the crime. According to the report, Long was a regular at the Borderline Bar & Grill...
  • Some people on the Left are gloating because the Thousand Oaks shooter was white

    11/09/2018 9:25:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    November 9, 2018
    Yes, some people on the Left are actually gloating because the Thousand Oaks shooter was white. What did you expect? I first noticed it yesterday in a post on another forum. And I just now spotted this article: Don Lemon Asks Donald Trump: Which Caravan Did Thousand Oaks Shooter Belong To? You can always count on the cheap shots. There will be more.
  • Thousand Oaks gunman went from Marine vet to mass shooter. (Insightful Facebook Post)

    11/09/2018 4:52:13 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    KRTV ^ | Nov 9, 2018
    Authorities have identified a Facebook post believed to have been made by the shooter around the time of the attack, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the ongoing investigation. In it, the writer says: I hope people call me insane (laughing emojis).. wouldnt that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah.. Im insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is hopes and prayers.. or keep you in my thoughts every time and wonder why these keep happening When CNN read the post to a friend of Longs, who did not want to be...
  • Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

    11/08/2018 3:50:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2018 | Matthew Daly
    Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the House floor when Democrats retake control after eight years of Republican rule. The American people deserve real action to end the daily epidemic of gun violence that is stealing the lives of our children on campuses, in places of worship and on our streets, said Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader who is running...
  • CA Bar shooting leaves 12 dead, including police sergeant

    11/08/2018 6:41:53 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/08/18 | Katherine Lam, Stephen Sorace
    Without saying a word, a mysterious man in black clutching a semi-automatic pistol opened fire on a California bar packed with college students celebrating "country night" Wednesday claiming the lives of at least 12 patrons, including a veteran sheriff's sergeant nearing retirement, before officers found the gunman dead. Hundreds of people -- including students from California Lutheran University, private Christian school Pepperdine University and California State University Channel Islands -- were inside Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., for the country music event when shots suddenly rang out at about 11:20 p.m., Ventura County police said. Police...
  • Tattooed trenchcoat-wearing gunman, 29, identified

    11/08/2018 6:58:16 AM PST · by nuconvert · 173 replies
    Ian Long, 29, opened fire at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Southern California, at 11.20pm
  • Six Off-Duty Police Officers Were Inside Borderline Bar When Shooting Started

    11/08/2018 11:12:11 AM PST · by rktman · 122 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/8/2018 | Joel Pollak
    THOUSAND OAKS, California Six off-duty police officers were inside the Borderline Bar & Grill on Wednesday night when a gunman opened fire on those present. Twelve people were killed as the gunman, who has been identified as David Ian Long, attacked the bar using a smoke device and a .45-caliber handgun. Many of those present were young people, on hand for college night. Captain Garo Kuredjian, Media Relations Officer for the Ventura County Police Department, told Breitbart News on the scene that there had been three officers from the Oxnard Police Department and three from the Los Angeles Police...
  • Tattooed trenchcoat-wearing ex-Marine, 28, is identified as gunman who massacred 12 (T)

    11/08/2018 8:47:58 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/8/2018 | Jennifer Smith Connor Boyd
    Full title/header: Tattooed trenchcoat-wearing ex-Marine, 28, is identified as gunman who massacred twelve people during student night at country bar: Suspect killed himself after hurling smoke grenades onto dance floor and slaying cop in California xxx xxxx, 28, opened fire at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Southern California, at 11.20pm He was dressed in all-black and let off at least 30 shots from a pistol with an extended magazine Witnesses said Long also let off smoke grenades to confuse the terrified crowds In April, police and mental health specialists were called to Long's home after a disturbance but...
  • Many dead as trenchcoat-wearing gunman storms 'student night' at country bar and shoots at least 11

    11/08/2018 3:02:08 AM PST · by Enterprise · 110 replies
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8 November 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A gunman has opened fire at a country music bar during a student night in the city of Thousand Oaks, California, injuring at least 11 people and killing several. The shooter stormed the Borderline Bar and Grill wearing a black trenchcoat armed with a pistol equipped with an extended magazine and smoke grenades and began targeting people as young as 18. Among the victims was a Ventura County deputy sheriff and a doorman - as well as a cashier and college students. The lifeless body of a suspected male victim was seen outside of the venue.
  • Thousand Oaks: 'Multiple fatalities' at California bar shooting

    11/08/2018 3:05:18 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | November 8, 2018
    Captain Garo Kuredjian: 'There is no threat to the general public' Police say there are "multiple fatalities" after a shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Reports say the shooting began at about 23:20 local time on Wednesday at the Borderline Bar and Grill about 40 miles (65km) north-west of Los Angeles. Officials have confirmed the suspect is now dead, and have said there were at least 11 victims in the attack. At least 200 people were reportedly inside the bar attending a college country music night at the time. "When deputies arrived they heard shots being fired, it...
  • Multiple Victims Reported in Shooting at T.O. Bar (Thousand Oaks, CA)

    11/08/2018 12:26:21 AM PST · by kristinn · 169 replies
    Ventura County Star | Updated 12:14 a.m. PT Nov. 8, 2018 | Staff reports
    USA Today property so headline and link only.Other reports state suspect is a Middle Eastern male in his twenties with a long beard who shot a security guard then threw smoke grenades then kept firing. Used a "big handgun" according to a witness on ABC7 in Los Angeles.
  • Man arrested on drug charge at Cher's mansion

    09/30/2018 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    sky ^ | 9/28/2018 | staff
    Police allege Donovan Ruiz sold "fentanyl to many users" and that one of his customers overdosed and died. The arrest took place at Cher's Malibu home. A man believed to be the son of one of Cher's assistants has been arrested at the star's Los Angeles home. [snip] Police claim Ruiz, 23, "was involved in the sales of suspected fentanyl to residents of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties". [snip] "Fentanyl sold by Ruiz was eventually consumed by a victim in the city of Thousand Oaks who later overdosed and died." [snip] Sergeant Eric Buschow told People magazine that the arrest...
  • Budget Is Hostage To Two-Thirds Rule (Tom McClintock Slams Supermajority Requirement Alert

    07/05/2005 1:19:57 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 480+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/04/05 | George Skelton
    One Republican who is a maverick on this subject is conservative Sen. Tom McClintock of Thousand Oaks, who received 13.5% of the vote for governor in the Gray Davis recall election and plans to run next year for lieutenant governor. McClintock has long thought that the budget should be passed by a simple majority vote. "A perverse result of the supermajority requirement is that it does not constrain state spending," McClintock says. "What it does is bid up the cost of the budget with each additional vote. Every additional vote comes with louder calls for higher spending.
  • Tests Confirm Thousand Oaks [California] High School Quarterback Died From Heroin Overdose

    12/23/2011 4:50:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 23, 2011 2:27 PM
    THOUSAND OAKS (CBS) A toxicology report found that the 18-year-old son of a former NFL quarterback died from a heroin overdose, the Los Angeles County Coroners Office said. Thousand Oaks High School backup quarterback Griffen Kramer was found dead in his Agoura Hills home on Oct. 30. Friends told investigators that Kramer began foaming at the mouth while doing heroin with them. Authorities say one of his friends took him home and hoped he would sleep it off. Police have arrested five people in connection with Kramers death. Griffen Kramers father, Erik, played in the NFL for 12 years.