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Re: Shootings

Post by malchior » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:49 pm

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In totally unrelated news, here's how the Cook County State's Attorney handles illegal firearms:
Two of the men allegedly provided statements to the police implicating Ingram as the owner of the gun. According to the men, when the office initially pulled behind the car, Ingram told the other occupants he had a gun and removed it from his waistband. According to the men, he then placed it between his legs but they lost sight of it. Ingram denied knowledge of the gun according to the police.

None of the men in the car had a valid FOID Card or a concealed carry license. The police contacted the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office on two occasions that night asking for approval to charge Ingram with a felony gun charge. In both instances, the Cook County State’s Attorney denied the request.

Ingram, a 25 year old black male with a Chicago address, was charged with one count of misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon and a Cook County Ordinance ticket for Possession of Cannabis under 30 grams. The other men were not charged.
(That kind of stuff makes the news in Oak Lawn)

Charged with misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon that was a felony to possess.
Are these hard to prosecute? What could be the motive to ignore this sort of thing after years of ceaseless gun violence?

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:57 pm

Full jails. Although there seems to be plenty of room for dogs.


I mean that might be over simplifying it and there seem to be a million political reasons not to arrest and prosecute vs. just one to do so. But that one happens to be reducing murder and violent crime so... you know. Whatever that's worth.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:13 pm

You know who needs to be hassled by increased security in Las Vegas? Computer nerds
Caesars began rolling out a new security policy in February that mandated room searches when staff had not had access to rooms for over 24 hours. Caesars has been mostly tolerant of the idiosyncratic behavior of the DEF CON community, but it's not clear that the company prepared security staff for dealing with the sorts of things they would find in the rooms of DEF CON attendees. Soldering irons and other gear were seized, and some attendees reported being intimidated by security staff.

And since the searches came without any warning other than a knock, they led, in some cases, to frightening encounters for attendees who were in those rooms. Katie Moussouris—a bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure program pioneer at Microsoft, an advocate for security researchers, and now the founder and CEO of Luta Security—was confronted by two male members of hotel security as she returned to her room. When she went into the room to call the desk to verify who they were, they banged on the door and screamed at her to immediately open it.
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Post by Punisher » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:30 pm

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You know who needs to be hassled by increased security in Las Vegas? Computer nerds
Caesars began rolling out a new security policy in February that mandated room searches when staff had not had access to rooms for over 24 hours. Caesars has been mostly tolerant of the idiosyncratic behavior of the DEF CON community, but it's not clear that the company prepared security staff for dealing with the sorts of things they would find in the rooms of DEF CON attendees. Soldering irons and other gear were seized, and some attendees reported being intimidated by security staff.

And since the searches came without any warning other than a knock, they led, in some cases, to frightening encounters for attendees who were in those rooms. Katie Moussouris—a bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure program pioneer at Microsoft, an advocate for security researchers, and now the founder and CEO of Luta Security—was confronted by two male members of hotel security as she returned to her room. When she went into the room to call the desk to verify who they were, they banged on the door and screamed at her to immediately open it.
This seems like an invasion of privacy to me... but I'm honestly not sure if there is something in the room agreement that lets them come in whenever they want. Typically for vacations our do not disturb goes up when we enter the room the first day and comes down when we check out. I dont want to be bothered at all. I suspect a class action lawsuit at some point.
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Re: Shootings

Post by malchior » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:56 pm

Sounds like a massive over correction by the hotels there. I'd like to know what is magical about a 24 hour check period that makes this effective.

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:00 am

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Sounds like a massive over correction by the hotels there. I'd like to know what is magical about a 24 hour check period that makes this effective.
It's to ensure that no one is fortifying their room exactly like the Vegas shooter. It took him a few days to get all set up.

Of course it's just theater. They did the same 24 hour check here for hotels near Lollapalooza.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:21 pm

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Four Houston police officers were shot Monday afternoon while serving a narcotics warrant in southeast Houston.

Two of those officers are in critical condition and were undergoing surgery Monday night at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Chief Acevedo said both of the critically injured were shot in the neck.

Two other officers are stable and are expected to make a full recovery. One of them, who was shot in the shoulder, was released from the hospital Monday night.

A fifth officer suffered a knee injury during the shootout and underwent surgery. He remains in the hospital.
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Two suspects, a male and a female, are dead inside the house where the officers were serving a warrant for black tar heroin when gunfire broke out.
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The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. in a residential neighborhood in the 7800 block of Harding. That's just a few blocks from Milby High School.
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The names of the injured officers have not been released because some of them are undercover.
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Post by AWS260 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:07 pm

The Parkland shooting has taken another life.
19-year-old Sydney Aiello took her own life this weekend, her mother announced on Friday, more than a year after surviving the mass shooting at Parkland, FL’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Speaking with CBS Miami, Cara Aiello said her daughter had recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, and had grappled with survivor’s guilt following the Parkland shootings in February 2018, which killed 17 people, including Sydney’s close friend Meadow Pollack.

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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:12 pm

As far as I'm concerned, the more it's posted, the better. We've got a real fucking problem here in the United States.

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Post by AWS260 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:06 pm

Another child lost.
A second Parkland shooting survivor has killed himself, Coral Springs police confirmed on Sunday.
Investigators told the Miami Herald that a current Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student died in “an apparent suicide” on Saturday night.

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Post by AWS260 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:46 am

Please let this stop.
The father of Avielle Richman, one of 20 first-grade students and six educators killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting, was found dead of an apparent suicide at Edmond Town Hall early Monday, police said.

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:12 pm

One risk factor that has emerged from this research is suicide "contagion," a process by which exposure to the suicide or suicidal behavior of one or more persons influences others to commit or attempt suicide. Evidence suggests that the effect of contagion is not confined to suicides occurring in discrete geographic areas. In particular, nonfictional newspaper and television coverage of suicide has been associated with a statistically significant excess of suicides. The effect of contagion appears to be strongest among adolescents, and several well publicized "clusters" among young persons have occurred.
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Post by Paingod » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:12 am

Home invasion goes horribly wrong, resident kills 3 intruders and injures 2. No charges expected. Apparently the guy kept a loaded AK-47 under his couch and was able to pull it out.
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:43 am

I guess if you routinely expect 5+ people to invade your home at any given time, keeping a loaded AK-47 under your couch is a smart plan.

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Post by Pyperkub » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:59 am

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One risk factor that has emerged from this research is suicide "contagion," a process by which exposure to the suicide or suicidal behavior of one or more persons influences others to commit or attempt suicide. Evidence suggests that the effect of contagion is not confined to suicides occurring in discrete geographic areas. In particular, nonfictional newspaper and television coverage of suicide has been associated with a statistically significant excess of suicides. The effect of contagion appears to be strongest among adolescents, and several well publicized "clusters" among young persons have occurred.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu May 09, 2019 10:09 am

Students walk out of Colorado school shooting vigil, saying their trauma was being politicized

More than 2,000 attended the vigil at STEM School Highlands Ranch High School, as STEM School Highlands Ranch students burst into a spontaneous demonstration, protesting politics and the media.
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Post by Zaxxon » Thu May 09, 2019 10:10 am

As my brother-in-law just said, guns are a right. Children are a commodity.

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Post by Enough » Thu May 09, 2019 12:34 pm

On the local Denver TV news last night they mentioned in passing that there are reports one of the students was injured by being shot by an armed school security officer. I believe it was a private one. Not seeing any articles on this yet, but thought it merited being mentioned.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu May 09, 2019 1:20 pm

Enough wrote:
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On the local Denver TV news last night they mentioned in passing that there are reports one of the students was injured by being shot by an armed school security officer. I believe it was a private one. Not seeing any articles on this yet, but thought it merited being mentioned.
Denver Fox affiliate reported that and armed security officer "saved lives", no mention of him or another one injuring a student.
DENVER - An armed security guard, employed privately by STEM School Highlands Ranch, helped apprehend one of the shooters Tuesday.

"He probably saved more lives than he thinks he did," said Tyler Christensen, an 8th-grade student who was near the gunshots. "It makes him a hero. To me, he is a hero."

But Denver ABC affiliate has this:
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — An armed private security guard who was assigned to the Highlands Ranch Colorado STEM school campus may have mistakenly fired at Douglas County deputies responding to the scene and injured a student, according to ABC News.

A top law enforcement official told ABC News that detectives are trying to determine if a round from the security officer’s firearm struck and wounded an innocent student. The source said the investigation is in its early stages and authorities are speaking with the security guard to learn more.

So probably unconfimed and still being investigated at this point.
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Post by LordMortis » Thu May 09, 2019 2:07 pm

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:09 am
Students walk out of Colorado school shooting vigil, saying their trauma was being politicized

More than 2,000 attended the vigil at STEM School Highlands Ranch High School, as STEM School Highlands Ranch students burst into a spontaneous demonstration, protesting politics and the media.
Time and a place. Time: now. Place: not their vigil.

Yeah, wow. That's pretty shitty. How do they not see that? If the kids and families want to OUTRAGE or political statement then have at it, but imposing it on them and while they are likely still in a haze? What the hell is wrong with you?

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:31 pm

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A masked gunman opened fire Monday on a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas before being fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers, witnesses and authorities said.

Brian Isaack Clyde, 22, was pronounced dead at a hospital following the shooting outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building. Authorities offered no hint of his motive, but FBI agent Matthew DeSarno said there was nothing to indicate the presence of any other shooters or threats to the city.

Clyde opened fire about 8:40 a.m., and law enforcement immediately responded, including three officers from the Federal Protective Service who were stationed at the building.

A bomb squad later examined a vehicle associated with the gunman as a precaution and performed controlled explosions, authorities said. Two loud blasts could be heard.
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Post by UsulofDoom » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:59 pm

Toronto
Gunshots rang out at the NBA championship celebration for the Toronto Raptors on Monday, Toronto police said.
On Monday afternoon, police wrote on Twitter that there had been reports of a woman who had been shot. People were running from the area, police said in the tweet, and emergency responders were on the scene. About 30 minutes later, the department said authorities had located two victims with injuries deemed “serious but not life threatening.”
Officers took two people into custody and recovered two firearms, police said.
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