Another Crazy Shooting, This Time A Congressman!

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    I am seeing on the Facebook news that the Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, was just shot in Alexandria, Virginia. Apparently the congressmen hold a charity baseball game every year, and this was just starting when the shooting took place.
    Rep.Mo Brooks (from Alabama) saw the shooting and said that Scalise was shot in the hip right after he heard shots fired.
    The shooter is in custody, and the injured have been rushed to the hospital. According to the reports, the shooter asked if the players were Democrats or Republicans, and when he was told that this was the Republicans, he took out his weapon and opened fire, shooting the senator, his aide, and also law enforcement officers.
    The violence towards our president, and now towards the congressmen is totally getting out of hand. I would hope that even the liberal Democrats would realize that this shooting is carrying the violence way too far.
    Now reporting that the shooter was killed; so no one can ever question him about his motives. I am wondering how security was so lax that he could get into the baseball area with a rifle ? ?

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ke...n-virginia/ar-BBCFakV?OCID=ansmsnnews11&pfr=1
     
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  2. Gloria Mitchell

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    @Yvonne Smith ...I know..watching on tv now...geeeuz...this is never going to end I guess.
     
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  3. Chrissy Cross

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    So sad...this is what I'm talking about...the hate and intolerance between what should be a United States.

    Also...too many mental people.
     
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  4. Chrissy Cross

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    Also, I just quickly scanned the CNN report about this and they don't mention the shooter asking if they are democrats or republicans on the field. Other news sites did mention that.
     
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    First reports are seldom accurate or complete anyway.Media is more concerned with getting news out fast. By noon we should no more.
     
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  6. Chrissy Cross

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    I was pointing out CNN's bias. :)

    Even the Daily Mirror mentioned that and that's not even an American site.
     
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    Yes, the Congressman who was shot in the hip is from Louisiana. He will be okay but this shouldn't have happened.
     
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    I was switching between Fox and CNN and I do think CNN mentioned this shooter asking about party affiliation. He was clearly a nut job. I feel bad for all those involved. I think a total of 4 injured. Hope for full recoveries.
     
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  9. Ken Anderson

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    This is the shooter's Facebook profile.

    hodgkinson.jpg
     
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    click this is a recording
     
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    I was talking about CNN online and I haven't loooked since early this morning but when I did look, I was doing it with that purpose...to see who mentioned it and who did not.

    Doesn't really matter...it's a tragedy any way you look at it. :(
     
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  12. Chrissy Cross

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    YIKES..SIU Edwardsville is where my daughter, son, son in law and daughter in law went to Dental School.

    Just proves my point in the Muslim thread. This was a white guy.
     
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  13. Kitty Carmel

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    I never go to CNN online. All these sites seem to be so full of advertisements I can't get anyplace. Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    another shooting. this time a UPS warehouse in Frisco. 4 injured looks look like this was a ticked off employee

    source
     
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