57 Year Old Robert L. Dear Arrested in Planned Paenthood Shooting, 3 Dead, No Real Info or Motive for Murders and Obama Ponces on Oppoertunity to Call for More Gun Control
HEY OBAMA, HOW ABOUT YOU SHOW SOME RESPECT TO THE FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES, BEFORE YOU MAKE THIS POLITICAL?
After a 6 hour standoff with law enforcement, following the shootings that took place at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO, 57 year old Robert L. Dear surrendered to police. The way the incident took place, the suspect was either going to leave the building in a body bag or in handcuffs. Robert Lewis Dear opted for the latter. Dear is currently being held without bond on Saturday at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.
Mr. Dear, 57, was being held without bond on Saturday at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center. Jail records said he was scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Mr. Dear, whom the authorities described as 6 feet 4 inches tall and 250 pounds, appeared to have ties to the Carolinas. The police said they could not yet offer a motive for the shooting
Those who sadly were killed in yesterday’s senseless shooting have not yet been buried, their families, friends and loved ones are still reeling from the shock and we really know nothing about the suspect, Robert Lewis Dear, his motive or mental state. But that did not stop Barack Obama from rushing to politicize the tragedy by calling for more gun control. Because a liberal never lets a terrible tragedy go to waste. And of course Obama didn’t, because that is what community agitators do. They don’t listen for the facts, they rush to push their decisive agendas. Mr. President, one might say enough is politically enough when it comes to your ridiculous, liberal actions. Obama is so quick to rail on gun control laws, maybe he first should follow the U.S. Constitution as a president. If the president actually waited long enough, we will probably learn that Robert L. Dear probably has a mental condition and some other factors that lead to this heinous crime and more gun controls would have prevented nothing.
President Obama on Saturday called for additional gun control measures in the United States, after the slaying of three people Friday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.
In a written statement, Obama said that regardless of the motive, it was unacceptable that these sort of mass shootings happen so frequently in the United States.
“This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal,” he said. “If we truly care about this — if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience — then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough.”
Obama, have some class and lets wait until those that were killed have had a burial. I am sure after that yo can find all the time to politicize their deaths.
Oh and by the way, guess where President Barack Obama was when he was first notified of the active shooter situation in Colorado Springs, CO … hold it, hold it, hold it … why golfing of course. I hope the issues of the world didn’t ruin his game.
Early Sunday Morning Shooting at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina Leaves One Dead & One Injured (Update: Suspected Gunman is Jarrett Jerome Moore)(Update: Deceased Victim ID’s as 19 year old Anthony White Junior)
THERE HAS BEEN ANOTHER SHOOTING AT A SOFT TARGET COLLEGE CAMPUS …
Breaking News over night is that there has been a shooting at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. The shooting happened at about 1:20 a.m. in Lot W near Wilson Hall and Gleason-Hairston Terrace. The police received a call from the school’s campus police around 1:20 a.m. Winston-Salem city police are assisting campus police with an investigation. One student is reported dead and another student has been injured in the shooting on Homecoming Weekend. The suspected gunman is said to be 21 year old Jarrett Jerome Moore, who is not to believed to be a student. The University is current on lock-down following the shooting.
It appears we have another college shooting where the suspect was not a part of the school.
One person died and another was injured in a shooting on the campus of Winston-Salem State University, the school said. Both are believed to be students at the university.
“The suspected gunman is not believed to be a current student. The campus has been cleared; the gunman has not been apprehended,” said spokesman Aaron Singleton.
Singleton named Jarrett Jerome Moore as the suspect.
Police received a call from the school’s campus police around 1:20 a.m. Winston-Salem city police are assisting campus police with an investigation.
UPDATE I: Lockdown has been lifted at approximately 4:50 AM.
Winston-Salem State University officials placed the campus under lockdown for hours Sunday morning after a deadly shooting.
Anthony White Junior, 19, of Charlotte, was killed and another person was injured in the homecoming weekend shooting.
Officials are searching for Jarrett Jerome Moore, 21, in connection to the case. Police do not believe Moore is a current student.
In August, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested Moore on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer.
If anyone has any information about Moore’s whereabouts should contact campus police at 336-750-2900. The university has also opened a call center at 336-750-2000 for inquiries into the shooting.
GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH …
The manhunt is over over 62 year old fugitive rapist and cop killer Floyd Ray Cook. Law enforcement tracked Floyd Ray Cook to a wooded area near near Burkesville, Kentucky, with the help of a police helicopter’s thermal camera. The fugitive was then shot and killed by law enforcement as Floyd Ray Cook exchanged gun fire with the police and U.S. Marshall’s. According to accounts, no officers were injured. The 62 year old convicted rapist and robber had been on the run since Saturday afternoon, when he shot and wounded a Tennessee police officer, Ahscari Valencia during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.
A rapist who was the target of a six-day manhunt after allegedly shooting a Tennessee cop was killed by police early Friday in what officials described as a “scary” conclusion.
Floyd Ray Cook, 62, was fatally shot near Burkesville, Kentucky, after being traced to a wooded area with the help of a police helicopter’s thermal camera.
Law enforcement agents converged on a building in the hunt for Cook, who was accused of shooting a Tennessee police officer during a traffic stop on Saturday.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory said two colleagues and a U.S. Marshal encountered the fugitive on an embankment near Kentucky Route 61 about seven miles south of Burkesville.
“Cook had a handgun and gunfire was exchanged,” Gregory said. “Cook was wounded and was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured.”
4 Dead and Dozens Injured as Car Slams into Crowd Watching Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade in Stillwater (Update: 25 Year Old Adacia Chambers Arrested, Suspicion of DUI)(Update: Suspect Charged with 2nd Degree Murder)
TRAGEDY AT HOMECOMING PARADE IN STILLWATER, OK
There are 3 dead and dozens injured as a vehicle drove straight into the crowd watching the Oklahoma State homecoming parade in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday. A suspects has been arrested following the fatal motor vehicle accident. 25 year old Adacia Chambers has been arrested by police on suspicion of DUI. Look for many more charges to follow in this fatal crash.
Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade quickly turned into pandemonium Saturday morning as a car barreled into a crowded street corner, causing massive injuries and at least three deaths.
A 25-year-old woman was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. Authorities say the woman, Adacia Chambers is not a OSU student, “but was clearly intoxicated.”
Police announced the fatalities at a press conference.
Sadly, a 2 year old boy has died from his injuries as a result of Adacia Chambers’ car driving full speed into the crowd. Nash Lucas was identified as one of the victims by his family. Nash was at the parade with his mother, Nicolette Strauch, of Weatherford, Oklahoma.
Four people are dead and 47 hurt in a car crash involving spectators Saturday morning at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade.
Authorities said the crash happened at 10:30 a.m. at Hall of Fame and Main Street.
Police said five people are in critical condition. Twelve others, including six children, are also hospitalized at six hospitals in Oklahoma City, Tulsa or Stillwater.
Thirty people were treated and released from the hospital including five children.
A 25-year-old woman accused of driving a car into a crowd of people at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade over the weekend, killing four people and injuring dozens of others, is set to make her first court appearance.
Adacia Chambers of Stillwater is scheduled to appear Monday in Payne County District Court. Chambers was arrested after the Saturday crash on suspicion of driving while under the influence. Stillwater police said Sunday she was being held on four additional counts of second-degree murder.
The woman facing four second-degree murder charges after allegedly driving her car into the crowd at Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade will face a judge Monday hours after her attorney said he believed she was suffering from mental illness.
Adacia Chambers, 25, was arrested after Saturday’s crash on suspicion of driving while under the influence. On Sunday, authorities added four charges of second-degree murder, one for each person who died in the tragedy.
Chambers’ attorney Tony Coleman said she did not smell of alcohol when he met her hours after the crash and did not appear to be someone who had been in a “drunken stupor.”
One Man Dead and 3 Women Hurt in a Shooting a Dispute Over a Dice Game at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN
One man is dead and three women have been wounded as a result of a shooting that took place at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. According to accounts, the shooting took place over a dispute over a dice game. The incident occurred outside courtyard of the Floyd-Payne Campus Center at approximately 10:52 p.m. Thursday, as witnesses heard gunshots prompting the call to TSU police.
Officials said the victim who was killed was believed to be a 19-year-old who was not a TSU student. The three females were TSU coeds. Two females that were wounded and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The third one’s injuries did not require medical attention. None of the girls injuries were considered life threatening. The shooting suspect is also said not to be a TSU student and still remains at large.
Authorities say a man was killed and three women wounded in a shooting at Tennessee State University in Nashville Thursday night.
The gunman was at large early Friday, the campus was on lockdown and classes were cancelled for the day.
According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department’s verified Twitter account, the gunfire was apparently prompted by a dispute over a dice game in an outdoor courtyard.
In a statement, the school said two males who weren’t TSU students “may have been gambling. It is reported the two exchanged gunfire and one was fatally wounded.”
Really, you would kill some one over a dice game? What may make this incident even more disturbing is that neither of one the individuals involved in the shooting, the victim or the suspect, were TSU students. Then why the hell were they on campus putting actual TSU students at risk?
THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE … WHEN THE WALKING DEAD BECOMES THE SHOT DEAD.
People thought it was all part of the act at ZombiCon in Fort Myers, Florida until they realized the grim truth, it was real. Multiple shots were fired last night during the ZombiCon event that left 1 dead and 4 wounded. According to the police, the shooting happened at about 11:44 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers at a “ZombiCon” event, Fort Myers. As the shots were fired late Saturday night, panic began to spread through the event as those attending the Zombicon began running for their lives through the streets in terror, taking on the look of an actual zombie apocalypse we are all so accustomed to seeing on TV or Netflix. A man hunt is underway for the shooter who remains at large.
Chaos broke out at a zombie-themed street festival in downtown Fort Myers, Florida, after a shooting left one man dead and four other people wounded.
Crowds of festivalgoers fled screaming through the streets after the shots rang out late Saturday at ZombiCon.
“It cleared out fast and cop cars and ambulances came,” said Savannah Holden, who watched the panic unfold from a hotel balcony.
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One would have to think that some one caught something on video. The whole point of Zombicon is to be seen and take pictures. Everyone at these events have their cell phones rolling. Police asked attendees to share smartphone video from the incident at an event expected to draw more than 20,000 people. However, one cannot help but notice the irony, individuals who witnessed the shooting at ZombiCon said to reporters that it is the first time I have ever seen anyone dead. Imagine the fact that there be death involved with Zombies.
Public Information Officer Lieutenant Victor Medico for Fort Myers talks about the shooting at ZombiCon in Fort Myers.
The organizers of Zombicon, Pushing DaiZies, Inc. are deeply saddened by the news of what happened within the footprint of our event. We take the safety of our patrons very seriously and take precautions in hiring security and police officers for our annual event. Our prayers go out to the family members and individuals involved in the incident.
What is this world coming to when you cannot participate in a walking dead event without some one actually being shot dead?
75 Year Old Army Vet James Vernon Saves 16 Children From Knife Attack by 19 Year Old Dustin Brown at at Morton Public Library in Illinois
SCARED MONKEYS HERO OF THE WEEK … 75 YEAR OLD RETIRED VETERAN JAMES VERNON.
75 year old US military vet James Vernon saves that day as he fought off a crazed knife wielding lunatic, 19 year old Dustin Brown, and saved 16 children at a public library in Illinois. James Vernon was teaching a chess class with 16 children at Morton Public Library when authorities say 19-year-old Dustin Brown entered the room with two knives. That is when the 75 year old vet took action. Vernon suffered “two cut arteries and a tendon” while defending the kids and credited his knife-fighting skills he learned in the US Army for allowing him to delay Brown enough to get the kids to safety. According to a court affidavit, Dustin Brown told police afterward that he “failed in his mission to kill everyone.” Thanks to the efforts of hero James Vernon. Brown was ordered held on $800,000 bond pending a November 5 court appearance on charges of attempted murder, armed violence, aggravated battery to a person over age 60 and burglary for entering the library with intent to commit a crime. This POS is also due in court Monday, Oct 22 on child pornography charges filed against him in March.
Sixteen children and a handful of their mothers found the only door to their library room blocked by a man who held hunting knives in each hand as he screamed, “I’m going to kill some people!”
Dustin Brown, 19, specifically wanted to kill children Tuesday at Morton Public Library, he said after the would-be victims escaped safely.
Had he brought a firearm instead, “It would’ve been a different story,” James Vernon said Thursday.
Blood was shed, but mostly Vernon’s, because the retired chess club teacher kept his cool, gave his class an avenue of flight and remembered the knife-fight training the Army gave him five decades ago.
Vernon, 75, won his “90 seconds of combat” with Brown, “but I felt like I lost the war,” he chuckled. He cut two arteries and a tendon on Vernon’s left hand as Vernon blocked Brown’s knife swipe.
“I failed my mission to kill everyone,” Brown told police, according to a prosecutor’s court affidavit that accompanied formal charges Thursday that included attempted murder.
4 Students at Summerville High School in Tuolumne, CA Arrested for Plotting to Shoot & Kill Fellow Students and Teachers
Just days after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college campus, four students a the Summerville High School in Tuolumne, California were arrested for plotting to shoot and kill their fellow classmates and teachers. The arrests took place on Saturday by police. The murder plot was foiled on Wednesday when a group of students alerted a teacher after they overheard three of the four discussing a plan to open fire on the school. Those arrested had created a hit list of students and faculty members to shoot and as many others as possible. According to accounts, the teacher then immediately told school administrators, who quickly removed the three from their classrooms and called the police.
Tuolumne County Sheriff James Mele stated, “detectives located evidence verifying a plot to shoot staff and students at Summerville High School. The suspects’ plan was very detailed in nature and included names of would-be victims, locations and the methods in which the plan was to be carried out.” Although the names of the juveniles were not released, the four individuals were all males and were students at Summerville High School. The teens are currently being helf in juvenile hall.
Four Northern California high school students have been arrested in connection with what law enforcement officials called a highly detailed plan to shoot and kill fellow students and teachers, just days after a mass shooting on a community college campus in rural Oregon.
The four, all students at Summerville High School in Tuolumne, Calif., “were going to come on campus and shoot and kill as many people as possible at the campus,” Sheriff James W. Mele of Tuolumne County said at a news conference on Saturday.
Sheriff Mele did not identify the students other than to say all were male juveniles. Tuolumne is about 120 miles east of San Francisco.
Investigators have found no clear motive for the planned attack, Sheriff Mele said, but he said that “the suspects’ plans were very detailed in nature and included names of would-be victims, locations and methods in which the plan was to be carried out.” The students planned to open fire during an event at school, he said, and “were in the process of trying to obtain these weapons.”
Officials said the plot was foiled on Wednesday when a group of students alerted a teacher after they overheard three of the four discussing a plan to open fire on the school.
Oregon Shooting: 10 Dead Including Gunman at Umpqua Community College (Update: Gunman ID’d as Chris Harper Mercer)
Following the mass shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, 10 people are dead, including the gunman. According to accounts of the mass shooting, the gunman specifically targeted individuals who were Christians. As reported at CNN, the gunman asked whether individuals were Christians stating, “Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second. And then he shot and killed them.” The shooter has been identified as 26 year old Chris Harper Mercer. The gunman was killed in a gun battle with police after officers responded to the scene at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg just before 10:40 AM.
Ten people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday, forcing the nation to face yet another mass shooting.
Seven other people were injured, and the shooter is dead, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters. Earlier estimates had put the number of people hurt much higher.
Multiple law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation identified the gunman as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. Investigators have interviewed members of his family and friends, they said.
“I will not name the shooter,” Hanlin said. “I will not give him the credit he probably sought.”
Authorities credited a quick response by law enforcement for keeping the death toll from climbing higher.
A law enforcement official said the shooter had body armor with him and was heavily armed, with a large amount of ammunition — enough for a prolonged gunfight.
Hanlin said tactical teams and bomb squads had cleared the buildings on campus and were working to clear hundreds of vehicles parked on campus.
UPDATE I: Shooter asks students their religion.
The shooter at Umpqua Community College on Thursday asked people to state their religion and then started firing, one student said.
Kortney Moore, an 18-year-old, told the News Review she was sitting in her writing class when a bullet blasted through the window. She saw her teacher shot in the head then noticed that the shooter was in the classroom.
Moore said the shooter told people to get on the ground. He then asked people to stand up and state their religion but started firing anywhere. She was on the ground next to people who’d been shot.
UPDATE II: Umpqua Gunman Chris Harper Mercer — What We Know.
Former acquaintances and social-media postings paint a picture of 26-year-old Christopher Harper Mercer — who was killed in a firefight with police at Umpqua Community College — as a withdrawn young man who spent a lot of time on the Internet.
Public records show that one person of that name was born in Los Angeles County in 1989. Police declined to confirm the shooter’s identity late Thursday, in an attempt to not “glorify” the actions of the gunman behind a rampage that left 10 dead and seven others wounded.
Investigators said it was too soon to identify a motive, though Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told NBC’s TODAY he wasn’t aware of any “specific red flags” for the shooter.
“He is a local resident and I know personally I haven’t heard of any warning signs coming from this person,” Hanlon said.
A MySpace page that appeared to be linked to the shooter featured Mercer holding what appeared to be a rifle while several other postings were sympathetic to the Irish Republican Army and featured masked gunmen and logos.
Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. Arrested in Connection with Phoenix Freeway Shootings (VIDEO) (Update: Suspect Says, ‘I’m the wrong guy’)
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tweets: ‘We got him!’…
21 year old Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. has been arrested in connection with the recent rash of Phoenix, Arizona highway shootings. Merritt has been named a suspect in at least four of the shootings. The authorities believe that other shootings may be that of copycats. Gov. Doug Ducey first broke the news about the arrest in a tweet just before 7 p.m Friday night., after SWAT team members closed in on the suspect at a Walmart near 59th and Northern avenues. Merritt has not been formally charged but is expected to face a range of charges, such as unlawful discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault, Graves said. Merritt is reported to have a previous had a criminal record. Merritt will be arraigned on Saturday.
With Friday’s arrest of Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, law-enforcement officials said they had a suspect in at least four of the shootings in custody — news that brought relief but not necessarily closure.
Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead said Merritt had been linked to at least four of 11 shootings incidents through a gun he owned.
“The weapon and man we believe was responsible for starting this spree is in custody,” Milstead said late Friday at a hastily called news conference.
Milstead spoke only for a few minutes and would not divulge other details, such as a possible motive.
“Are there others out there? Are there copycats? That is possible,” Milstead said.
Leslie Allen Merritt Jr.
Ballistics tests linked a weapon owned by the suspect to the first four of the 11 freeway shootings, on Aug. 29 and 31, Milstead said. Investigators had tracked down the weapon at a pawn shop in Phoenix.
Merritt’s Facebook page contains several links to stories about the freeway shootings, as well as several images supporting gun rights and video of him shooting a 9mm handgun.
Before the arrest, Milstead and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery had labeled the shooter as a domestic terrorist.
Police arrest suspect in string of Phoenix freeway shootings
A landscaper arrested in a series of Phoenix freeway shootings told a judge that authorities have “the wrong guy” as investigators stood by their detective work that traced the gun to the suspect after he took it to a pawn shop.
Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was charged Saturday with counts including aggravated assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, carrying out a drive-by shooting and intentional acts of terrorism.
“All I have to say is I’m the wrong guy. I tried telling the detectives that. My gun’s been in the pawn shop the last two months. I haven’t even had access to a weapon,” he said as he stood handcuffed in a black and white striped jail uniform.
But a charging document released late Saturday night by Maricopa Superior Court said that investigators determined Merritt had not pawned his gun at the time of the incidents.