Saturday, July 1, 2017

He's Got a Gun

This is becoming the norm of late with now two mass shootings over 24 hours.

First we have the angry Doctor:

NYPD: Attacker dead after report of ‘several people shot’ at Bronx Hospital
By Wesley Lowery, Nicole Lewis and Mark Berman June 30 The Washington Post

A former employee opened fire inside one of New York City’s busiest hospitals on Friday afternoon, killing one doctor and wounding six other people before taking his own life, New York police said.

New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill said during an early evening news conference that police received a 9-1-1 call at 2:55 p.m. about an active shooter wearing a white lab coat and armed with an assault rifle at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. Responding officers located six victims on the 16th floor – five with serious injuries and another who had been shot in the leg — and another victim, a female doctor who had been shot and killed, on the 17th floor.

“There are several doctors who are fighting for their lives right now,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a press conference. “The shooter killed himself, but not before having done horrible damage.”

O’Neill said that the shooter then attempted to set himself on fire on the hospital’s 17th floor, prompting the building’s fire alarms and sprinkler systems to activate. Police later found the gunman dead with what they believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Associated Press, citing anonymous police sources, identified the gunman as a family medicine physician who previously worked at the hospital.

Raymond Thomas, 52, said he was visiting a friend on the fourth floor of the building across the street from the hospital. They were listening to music and heard a noise but couldn’t be sure is was gunfire. “All I know is I looked over (out the window) and saw people coming out in a hurry,” he said. A few minutes later, he said, he saw the police presence and saw people being hurried around by police. “It’s really crazy to see a shooting at a hospital, you know?”

Staff members of the 1000-bed hospital told local media that soon after the shooting began they received a “code silver” alert – meaning there was an active shooter, and they began to instruct patients to hide.

“The cops started rushing in,” Michael Bias, an employee on the hospital’s ground floor emergency room, told ABC-7 in New York, in a live interview soon after the shooting. “We tried to keep the patients calm… All we heard was the commotion.”

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio praised police and firefighters who responded to the shooting and hospital staff who helped hide and comfort patients.

“Even in the midst of this horror there were many, many acts of heroism,” de Blasio said.

Even hours after the shooting, some family members of hospital employees and patients remained at the scene, waiting to be reconnected with those still being held inside the hospital.

Just before 7 p.m., Margaret Howard, 45, paced near the police tape cordoning off the hospital, phone pressed to her ear.

“I’m still trying to reach her,” Howard said of her mother, who had been a patient at the hospital for more than a week. “I don’t think she was hurt but I just want to check on her. She’s old and probably scared.”

This was followed by a shooting in a club in Little Rock Arkansas:
Police: At least 17 shot at Little Rock nightclub
Ryan W. Miller , USA TODAY July 1, 2017

More than a dozen people were shot in Little Rock, Ark., after a dispute broke out at a nightclub concert, police said early Saturday.

At least 17 people were shot after gunfire broke out during the concert, Little Rock police chief Kenton Buckner said in a statement. One person was in critical condition, but police tweeted Saturday that their condition had been upgraded to stable. The youngest person shot is 16-years-old, Buckner added.

The shooting, which took place around 2:30 a.m. local time, does not appear to be terror-related or an active shooter incident, Buckner said.

Other people were injured exiting the club during the chaos, though it was not clear how many were hurt, Buckner said.

Buckner added it was too early to provide details about the suspect but that it was possible there could be multiple suspects.

"Certainly during incidents such as this, emotions are very high. We need to be very careful with our words," Buckner said. "This is a blip on the map that we certainly didn't need, considering the history that we've had over the past week."

So we can say that these are just run-of-the-mill shootings versus the terrorist kind that get the media's knickers in a twist. And good thing as they are busy covering Trump's twitter rant over the idiots at the Morning Joe show.

Funny how this is the first time that I have seen Liberals defending and supporting the same hosts that for the past year have been equally derisive in their criticisms about the two. It is a show that I never watch and have no interest in and they courted and in turn repelled the Il Douchebag and with that comes the dance of the seven veils when you are dealing with an individual as unstable and as needy as we have come to learn over the past year and will experience for the next three years to follow.

So while we have another strawman game going on with some other paranoid Voter Fraud investigation in the U.S. (the Russian one gets a big Dasvidaniya) going on so our priorities are firmly in place. What we do have is a massive problem with guns that has nor never will be addressed. Gee was it two weeks ago we were in national mourning over the shooter at the baseball field that placed a Representative in the hospital under critical care. So he is out now and doing great? I missed that with all the hysteria over Trump's Tweets.

A Doctor, yes a Doctor went into the hospital where he formerly worked and went postal. And this is normal and sane? But his gun I am sure was legal. No wonder the NRA doesn't want Doctors to talk to individuals about guns in their homes.

The club in Arkansas appears to serve a community of color so that I am sure will be ignored and filed under "gang" related.

And yet we are busy banning Citizens from other countries based on nothing more than a religious affiliation and cultural history than actual danger which makes complete sense doesn't it?

This the Gun Violence Archive. They document shootings across America over the last 72 hours. I suspect they will be busy with the holiday coming up. Nothing says fun more than booze and gun powder.

Have a look and see how many are right in your backyard. It may be more interesting that the tweets of Il Douchebag.

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