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« on: August 05, 2012, 01:09:25 pm »
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Breaking on CNN right now. Potentially multiple shooters.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/reports-of-people-shot-at-sikh-temple-in-oak-creek-qc6cgc0-165059506.html
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 01:21:47 pm »
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Confirmed 1 dead, 3 injured.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 01:30:47 pm »
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Jeez...this is awful. Condolences to the families of those affected.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 01:32:41 pm »
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The gunman was the fatality.

Update: potentially 2 other gunmen holding hostages.
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 01:48:10 pm »
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Just terrible....
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 01:49:34 pm »
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7 dead including the shooter. There was only 1 shooter.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 02:07:46 pm »
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One of the temple's committee members, Ven Boba Ri, said that based on communication with people inside the temple, 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."

According to Ri, the man started shooting after he walked up to a priest who was standing outside, and shot him.

Then he went inside and started shooting.
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Well that's just f--king great.

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012, 02:27:23 pm »
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This is horrible.  My condolences to all those affected.
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2012, 02:30:31 pm »
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7 dead including the shooter. There was only 1 shooter.

Jesus.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2012, 02:32:27 pm »
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My condolences. RIP to the six victims.
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012, 03:07:31 pm »
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Horrifying.  My condolences to the victims.
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2012, 03:49:26 pm »
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He must have thought they were Muslims.  Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2012, 04:18:16 pm »
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My prayers are with the victims.  The violence going on in this country is inconceivable.
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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2012, 04:32:22 pm »
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Wow this is horrible. Sikhs basically take the brunt of anti-Muslim bigotry in America.
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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2012, 04:34:30 pm »
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It's very likely this was a hate crime but we can wait a few hours to learn more about the shooter and any background there is about him...
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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2012, 04:36:11 pm »
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He must have thought they were Muslims.  Tongue
He probably did actually, I cant think of any reason anyone would hate sikhs.
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2012, 04:39:38 pm »
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He must have thought they were Muslims.  Tongue
He probably did actually, I cant think of any reason anyone would hate sikhs.

This is a well established pattern. After 9/11, it was Sikhs who were mostly targeted by anti-Muslim bigots. But we can wait and see what the case was here.
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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2012, 04:42:44 pm »
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Sbane has more or less posted what I was thinking... except one thing, why do these happen in your country much more than anywhere else? This is a very serious question so I am eagerly awaiting the inevitable moment when this thread gets derailed into yet another pointless debate about weapons access.
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2012, 04:43:31 pm »
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If I'm remembering one of the police briefings correctly the suspect is a white man.
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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2012, 04:57:15 pm »
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I just saw this thread. This is awful. I can't imagine what there is about Sikhs to possibly hate, and I hope the bastard who did this is brought to a swift and lifelong justice so he can sit and stew and think about what he's done.
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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2012, 04:58:46 pm »
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I just saw this thread. This is awful. I can't imagine what there is about Sikhs to possibly hate, and I hope the bastard who did this is brought to a swift and lifelong justice so he can sit and stew and think about what he's done.

He was shot dead by police.
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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2012, 04:59:17 pm »
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I just saw this thread. This is awful. I can't imagine what there is about Sikhs to possibly hate, and I hope the bastard who did this is brought to a swift and lifelong justice so he can sit and stew and think about what he's done.

He was shot dead by police.

In that case I hope he is suffered to do so in whatever afterlife might await him.

I don't know what made me think they caught him alive. That's almost never how these things go.
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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2012, 05:02:37 pm »
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The most likely issue here is that turban-wearing Sikhs look more like bin Laden than actual Muslims do.
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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2012, 06:00:05 pm »
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So another person targeting Muslims? Great.
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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2012, 08:44:13 pm »
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Terrible thing, it was obviously all over the news here. Only 6 miles from where I live so you could hear the sirens all day from other departments coming in as backup.
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