FOX NEWS Reporting Shooting at the CNN News Center in Atlanta, GA


According to Fox News reports, two people have been shot. One of them is the suspect.


UPDATE I: Shooting At CNN Center In Downtown Atlanta

There has been a shooting at the CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta.

CNN reports that a woman was shot in the face.

Witnesses say they saw a man dragging a woman by the hair just before the shooting.

The gunman is in custody, according to CNN (WSB-TV)

A man shot a woman today at CNN Center complex. A witness who is a CNN employee saw a male shoot a black female twice at the Omni hotel, which is part of CNN Center (CNN)

UPDATE II: According to Fox News, 1 dead in the shooting. No word as to which individual died. According to the reports they died at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

UPDATE III: Gunfire at CNN Atlanta complex kills one

A domestic dispute erupted in gunfire at CNN’s headquarters complex Tuesday, killing a woman and critically wounding the man who first pulled a gun, authorities said. The man and woman were arguing near the main entrance of the complex when the man shot her, police officer James Polite said. The armed man was then shot by a CNN security guard. (Yahoo News)

Posted April 3, 2007 by
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    4 Responses to “FOX NEWS Reporting Shooting at the CNN News Center in Atlanta, GA”

    1. Gunslinger on April 3rd, 2007 10:53 pm

      This is very sad. We must learn that life is precious.

    2. Patti on April 4th, 2007 12:10 am

      Another pregnant woman… murdered

    3. Patti on April 5th, 2007 2:41 pm

      I read this article this morning. What is a convicted murderer and sexual predator from Florida (who was arrested for not registerring) doing on the streets of Atlanta?

      The thought that goes through my mind is that he must have graduated from molesting teenagers to stalking 22-year old women. She was an adult, yes; but, still, seventeen years younger than him.

      What does this story say about our inability to keep track of these people or keep them locked up?


      Alleged CNN shooter gave no warning signs
      Ex-boyfriend has long criminal record

      The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

      Published on: 04/05/07

      After spending the weekend with Clara Riddles’ family enjoying the Final Four basketball games, Arthur Mann borrowed her father’s car Tuesday, dropped her mother off at work, then walked to Riddles’ job at the CNN Center where in front of a shocked lunchtime crowd, police said, he put two bullets into her.

      A day after the shooting that claimed the life of the 22-year-old woman, Riddles’ family tried to explain what would compel a soft-spoken and seemingly mild-mannered man to so calculatedly kill his former girlfriend because she wanted out of their relationship.

      “That’s the alarming thing, there were no real warning signs,” Riddles’ cousin, Thomas Blake, told a reporter Wednesday night. “He never put his hands on her. Because if he did, trust me, between her uncles and the rest of the males in her family, you’d be doing a different story.”

      Since Riddles’ death, her family has learned one new thing after another about the man she dated for about a year, each one more shocking than the last.

      They didn’t have an idea Mann, 39, was 17 years older than her.

      They were aghast that he had been convicted of murder.

      That he served time in Florida for having sex with a minor when he was 31 and had spent 11 years of his life in prison for various offenses.

      “If I had known any one of these things, I’d have told her, ‘I’m not having that. You need to end that relationship,’” Blake said.

      As it turns out, that’s precisely what Riddles was in the process of doing.

      She met Mann while both of them worked at a Burger King. But while Mann couldn’t keep his job, Riddles quit hers because, her family said, she was at a point in her life when she wanted a career and not just a paycheck.

      She had begun working at the Omni Hotel, stocking honor bars in hotel rooms. But she envisioned herself several rungs up that corporate ladder in a few years.

      The two weren’t compatible anymore, the family said. “He wasn’t living up to his part as a man to her,” Blake said.

      The couple had several arguments. Mann called Riddles at her job and on her cellphone repeatedly, her family said.

      Relatives, meanwhile, didn’t think of the spat as anything more than a breakup. Riddles temporarily moved away from home, just to get away from facing Mann when he came by.

      And he came by often. He had no family to speak of in Georgia, and Riddles’ relatives had embraced him like an extended family, Blake said.

      Mann is originally from Florida where, records show, he has an extensive criminal history.

      His prison stints, according to Florida’s Department of Corrections, began in April 1986 – at age 19 – when he served a year for stealing a vehicle.

      A year after his release, he stole another car, and served a year and a half for that crime.

      Released in July 1991, Mann was in trouble with the law four months later. In November of that year, he killed someone while committing a robbery.

      Florida authorities sentenced him to 10 years in prison. He served a little less than four years, although it was not immediately clear why he was released early.

      Nine months later, Mann ran afoul of authorities again when he had sex with a minor in February 1998. Records show his victim was either 16 or 17.

      He served five years in prison, and moved from Miami to Fairburn sometime after his release in March 2004.

      Two years later, he was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender in Georgia.

      Around that time, he met Riddles.

      He told her family he had served prison time, but didn’t elaborate. During a visit to Miami several months ago, Riddles learned a little about her boyfriend’s past – and began distancing herself from the relationship.

      Over the weekend, Mann stayed at the Riddles home, watching the games on TV, sharing drinks with her cousins.

      “It’s frightening that the whole time, all this was building up within him,” Blake said.

      The next morning, Mann borrowed Riddles’ father’s car, saying he had to run to a store. He dropped her mother off at her job. And then drove downtown to the CNN Center to meet Riddles.

      Police said the two exchanged words. Then, according to witnesses, Mann allegedly dragged Riddles by the hair down an escalator.

      Then, in the presence of dozens of people, police said, Mann fatally shot Riddles in the upper body and face.

      A security guard shot Mann, who remained at Grady Memorial Hospital on Wednesday night. A police spokesman had initially identified the suspect as Amman, but the department corrected itself later.

      Funeral arrangements for Riddles have not yet been made. She leaves behind her parents, a sister, a brother and a host of relatives wondering whether there was anything they could have done to prevent her untimely passing.

    4. Americans Stop Buying on February 13th, 2009 10:40 am


      A Modern day “Boston Tea Party”, Americans all over America are mad as hell and are not going to take our government’s bad policies and radical decision making anymore.
      Here is the American publics’ response to government bailouts; stimulus packages and the putting us back to work to spend—and the continuous urgings of us, to keep Wall Street alive. Code names: credit crunch, stimulus, TARP, bailouts, un-freeze credit markets, consumer relief funds, and tax cuts & credits… Democracy is government by the lowest common denominator. There are too many people who want to believe the false promises made by our politicians.

      The wizards of Government and Wall Street, through their greed and corrupt practices, have given us the people very few options: risk destitution, foreclosure and bankruptcy or save. We’ve chosen to save. To save, save, save ourselves. This is what the internet is all about! Put fifty million, pissed off people with computers to work, and stand back! Our public policies are in the toilet and our flat screens TVs on the curb… and American people–we get $13 a week. We all need a reality check and to treat other American’s as if they are us.

      1. The movement of America is funds generated from the Wall Street– banking–insurance interests– to the politicians, and then through public policy. Chains you can believe in.
      2. Bank Behavior = TREASON
      3. This is going to be a slow brutal recovery that has more ugliness to see.
      4. The biggest losers are the American people, democracy and the American way of life. We were promised 95% tax relief and got $13 a week. Obama is not change, just more of the same and a one term president.
      5. It took Obama and the rest of his crew, just twenty days to screw average American citizens. Recognize him for what he is…a smooth talking liar.
      6. All talk and no action. No. 1: Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers, No. 2: Eliminate all oil and gas tax loopholes, No. 3: Eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-ups, 4: Expand the earned income tax credit, No. 5: Require publicly traded financial partnerships to pay corporate income tax, No. 6: Close loopholes in the corporate tax deductibility of CEO pay, No. 7: Create a retirement savings tax credit for low incomes, No. 8: End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000. No. 9: Repeal the Bush tax cuts for higher incomes. No. 10: Phase out exemptions and deductions for higher earners. No. 11: Make the top players complicit in the economic demise of America, liquidate, their assets as repayment to bring down the deficit. These would have made more sense to be included in the stimulus bill and to bring down national debt.
      7. We were promised transparency but both houses are asked to vote on the largest economic bill in history, without, us, the people, having a chance to read or respond to what’s in the final version.
      8. Recent data showing just how sharply growth in the U.S. and elsewhere has declined in the final months of 2008 have cast a deepening shadow over 2009.
      9. Unless you are to work for the government, construction and teacher’s union, you are on your own. We were promised 4 million new jobs but now that might be all in “saved” jobs.
      10. Remember to vote all incumbents out EVERY election cycle—to reshuffle the deck, whoever, they are and whatever party. Don’t let this go unchecked. Our government (system) is the problem. We must crash the system for our own country’s future survival and for benefit of the people.
      11. Is this a surprise to anyone? Our private banking cartel isn’t finished bankrupting the middle class yet. And, the poor just keep pushing them down to they become homeless and die on our streets. We only need two classes in America anyway as far as the American politician’s viewpoint is concerned…they are a drain on our system unless they are foreign born poor—then they are entitled to a good life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness at American taxpayers’ expense.
      12. The US government and the banks have been in bed together all along. They are interdependent. It’s a symbiotic relationship. When the banks fail, the government fails. If you are a politician, you don’t want the big banks to fail because this debt ridden country will fail. It’s the house of cards we all support through consumerism. Stop buying for you are sealing your own financial coffin.
      13. It is simple. Government produces no wealth. Nada. They can redistribute the wealth that the private sector creates. By redistribution, they give the masses the impression that new wealth is being created. It’s not. Only the private sector can create profit and in turn, wealth.
      14. Notice how there was no problem with government intervention until the rich started to be threatened. Once that happened we started seeing phrases like “TOO BIG TO FAIL”.
      15. Look for massive unemployment and runaway inflation in the coming years. There is something disturbing about media suggestion of unquestioned allegiance its cult like.
      16. The housing market will have to wait for another day for its government help. Home builders and Realtors pushed for a $35 billion tax credit to support home sales. The $15,000 tax credit to buy a new home, included in the Senate bill was eliminated from the stimulus in the House-Senate compromise. Instead, an existing $7,500 tax credit for first-time homebuyers was expanded to $8,000 and extended to the end of 2009.
      19. So we the citizens have started a financial revolution, and decided to stop patronizing corporations and save our money, to collapse the system of the elite! More power to us! Keep on fighting people, for it is working.
      20. We have reduced our spending (to only what we NEED, not what we want) because we NEED our own money more than traitorous US corporations WANT it. We have no loyalty to corporate America because they have no loyalty to us or our fellow citizens. Guess what …
      21. Consumers have cut back sharply on food spending, shunning restaurants, opting for generic products over brand names, trading in lattes for home-brewed coffee and shopping for bargains. “Congress has done a great job of killing the resort hotel business”.
      22. Economists React: Retail Sales Don’t Mark Start of Recovery. The results were totally inconsistent with company reports and we strongly suspect that seasonal distortions were responsible for much — if not all.
      23. U.S. household wealth appeared to have plummeted in 2008 in the face of falling values for stocks and homes.
      24. The government is responsible for the root cause of this mess. It drove up consumerism and promoted the financial industry—and distorted mortgage risk on a national scale. Private corporations simply DO NOT work for public good. They look for maximum profits at any costs. These same government-corporate partnerships subverted our republic and brought us TARP the biggest give-the-rich a party legislation in history. It was Wall Street companies who conceived an economy built on debt, along, with public policy and enlisted an army of felons, tax evaders, liars, cheaters, imposters, extortionist, and smooth talkers. With the economy slaughtered they lobbied government into cooperation, to act as mortgage brokers making them complicit in using our money and passing the bad debt onto taxpayers.
      25. What doesn’t work capitalism? It promotes radical inequality, worship of greed and money, preying on the ignorant masses that just buy into the agenda of the wealthy elite, and encourages monopolies that pose as competitive enterprises.
      26. The average guy has woken to the fact that the last round of raises, the ruling elite gave itself – it did so, on the average guy’s back. Outsourcing jobs to foreign workers—encouraging the jobs being offered to foreign workers as being low paying jobs. Sure tech support and customer service jobs are low paying to the elite. Have you called your bank or for tech support lately to reach India whose middle class has grown as a result of these low paying jobs. Your president is a liar.
      27. Reducing our medical benefits, freezing and curtailing pension plans. Obstructing unemployment benefits. Massive layoffs and stealth wage reductions through the increased use of part-timing. And, lending for everything: payday, credit cards, medical and dental care, cars, houses – and college education – at usurious rates. The average guy is not outraged because Tom Daschle made five million dollars. He’s outraged because the money came by the increasing of his co-payments, reducing his flexibility in selecting doctors, raising his credit card interest rates, denying his legitimate medical claims, fazing out his job or outsourcing to cheaper labor, and of inflating his home value and charging him three times what it worth as a loan with interest; over taxing then giving tax credits, cuts and rebates as false pacification.
      28. Changing presidents or congressional members doesn’t change the lives of average Americans. True change can only come from the American people through what we choose to support or not support. Three quarters of the American GDP is based on consumerism. American people buying things. Stop buying and you will see the change we are seeking. The banks got billions and the American people got $13.
      29. Americans, we are nowhere near angry enough, time to up the ante. We have to continue organizing protests. Get together our masses–of the newly unemployed, students, and concerned who may have never been given a chance as productive citizens; get together to protest on Wall Street, in front of the White House, and on the National Mall. On Capital Hill, at our Congress member’s district offices, and in front of all the corporations that received taxpayer money. Only, when we take our emotion, energy, and organization to the streets, in a non-violent manner will our politicians get the message. They won’t be able to get to work because they will have to get through us first, therefore, we cannot be ignored. They will see the same people on the way in, as they will see on the way out.
      30. Remember during the protest period, to continue to save your money. Do not spend it! If you must spend it; spend it very wisely.
      31. Many Americans are angry about how cavalier those in Washington appear to be about their own sense of entitlement and their total obliviousness to the plight of many of us who you used to feel secure about calling ourselves middle class and American citizens.
      32. Americans, we cannot simply under react.
      33. The Great American Con-Job is government and corporate businesses. Citizens we are being rolled by our own government.
      34. Whoever is in office be it Democrat or Republican makes no different. American government is about keeping the system going. The system is for the elite; corporate America, our elected officials and keeping capitalism alive. The masses of people are inconsequential and expendable at every level, until now.
      35. DIG IN DEEPER PEOPLE its working…ignore media and government’s cries—of, we will create jobs and put you all back to work to spend. Make them feel your pain each time they have to struggle to make the national budget work they will KNOW how you feel EACH MONTH trying to make your money work in tough economic times. And, the money is there, with all the tax breaks the wealthy and corporations get, they could close those and bring down the national debt. Translation: They want to continue riding our backs to feed the system. You know how it goes…they need us to help, the rich get richer.

      American people while the old way of “storming the fort” was applicable in that day and age to signal revolt, this is modern America’s way, by us staging a “financial revolution”. Not buying into the consumerism that keeps the cycle of abuse going.

      We have seen our annuities shrink by tens of thousands of dollars, and likewise, the value of our homes. Of course we are not spending. We may never spend. One reason is that we are so ANGRY at the corporations. We are tired of being subjected to social engineering every time we enter a store, tired of cheap junk merchandise from China, tired of our government being bought instead of representing us, tired of the government being taken over by armband religion, tired of our healthcare, tired of lousy schools that are unaffordable, tired of bailouts which is really nothing but more robbery of the people, specifically, the middle class.

      We have no representation, no free press, and no recourse of any kind, except, not spending. So, by golly, we are not spending. It’s practice for when we won’t be able to spend anyway, because the government will end up with every last cent that we ever earn anyway and they just give it away freely to Wall Street as bailouts while they make us beg for help like the lady in Florida.

      Note: All taxpayer help is back ended…we will do something for you after you do something for the system. Whereas banks are cash infusions and front end.

      Congress, American government, consider yourself notified. Americans are no longer “buying” the swampland, of buy, buy, buy, or, consume, consume, consume. It is now save, save, save ourselves. Unless you start infusing capital directly to the American people to help bail us out, to get us through this depression, expect it to go on for as long as it takes, to bring down the system of the elite. You left us no other recourse. We are no longer going along with the program (stimulus, relief, bailout, TARP or whatever you decide to call the next “chump change” pacification); you heard it, first, from us…

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