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Old 07-07-2016, 11:22 PM   #151
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Ongoing Mass Shootings Thread pt 2

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Active shooter in Dallas tonight at the scene of a BLM protest. 2-3 cops reported shot.

Things are escalating quickly over the past several days. Don't know what more to say.


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This is absolutely horrible - an awful response to an awful situation. It's a tragedy on top of a tragedy - though it would be inexcusable for people to use it to detract from the awfulness of the earlier shootings.

But it's interesting in some ways beyond it's awfulness. Dallas is a wildly segregated city, with Downtown north to Plano being affluent and heavily White/Asian American, while south Dallas is fairly poor and largely Black and Latino. This is interesting because it brings the situation to a place where both crime and police shootings are part of a sort of collective vision of "elsewhere" - even if south Dallas is only a few miles away, it's somewhere very different than Downtown and places northward. I've spent a lot of time in this part of Dallas, in office towers, hotels, museums, and fancy restaurants. My company's Dallas office, where I spent all last summer, is about half a mile north of this shooting. It's the sort of place you don't associate with policy brutality, crime, poverty, or racial tension. I think what this abhorrent shooting brings home, then, is that there is a huge problem of racial tension, oppression, and brutality in this country, and it's not something that those of us who live in areas relatively sheltered from it can put out of mind.


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Old 07-07-2016, 11:38 PM   #152
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Shit, I think that niggas are tired of grabbing shit out the stores and next time it's a riot there's gonna be bloodshed for real. I don't think America know that. I think America think we was just playing and it's gonna be some more playing but it ain't gonna be no playing. It's gonna be murder, you know what I'm saying, it's gonna be like Nat Turner, 1831, up in this muthafucker.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:39 PM   #153
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10 officers shot, 3 dead. 2 "in surgery," 3 "critical." There are two snipers and neither are yet in custody as of a few minutes ago.
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Yikes.

Horrible. Absolutely horrible. Hoping like mad they catch the shooters as soon as possible.
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Okay, this sounds different than I thought. Snipers with assault rifles from buildings? I was assuming that this was a retaliatory shooting but this feels slightly more organized than that.


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They said the shooting broke out as the protest (which was scheduled for 7-9) was wrapping up and people were getting ready to head home. And the protesters believed they too were being shot at, as everything was coming in from above.
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They said the shooting broke out as the protest (which was scheduled for 7-9) was wrapping up and people were getting ready to head home. And the protesters believed they too were being shot at, as everything was coming in from above.

Wow. What a fucking mess, whatever the cause.


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I have no words for this. I'm dumbstruck.
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At least 2 snipers fired from above targeting officers. 11 shot.

Jesus fucking Christ.
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They said the shooting broke out as the protest (which was scheduled for 7-9) was wrapping up and people were getting ready to head home. And the protesters believed they too were being shot at, as everything was coming in from above.
Good lord. The hell?
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I hate this fucking country.

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More accurately, everything in the world is terrible. But right now it's hard to look past the thick haze of Fucked Up that is this country.

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Dallas PD is running a photo of a guy in a camo shirt with a rifle, but you can SEE that guy in witness videos in the crowd when the shooting was happening. So Dallas PD may be full of shit.
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His firearm was totes legal, btw. Open carry. Yee-fucking-haw Texas.
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His firearm was totes legal, btw. Open carry. Yee-fucking-haw Texas.
Perhaps the biggest reason why I have no desire to ever live there.
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