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.
George Mason University Students Shown Picture Of Ahmed Mohammed ’s Clock … They All Say It Looks Like A Bomb (VIDEO)
What does the picture of Ahmed Mohammed ’s clock look like … It looks like an invitation to the White House from a community agitator.
President Barack Obama and the LEFT cried racial profiling when Ahmed Mohammed was arrested in Texas for bring his homemade clock to school. Obama, as usual with his knee-jerk reaction, not knowing the details and on the wrong side of the issue with Americans, was quick to tweet, Nice clock. Sorry Barack Hussein Obama, no one thinks this looks like a homemade clock. George Mason University students were asked what they thought of a picture of Ahmed’s invention. Pretty much every person, except one, who was asked said it looked like a bomb. Watch the video below. Some students were asked whether this device could be brought to the White House. The answer … NO!!! The reality is if Ahmed had attempted to bring this device to the White House he would have been tackled and detained by Secret Service agents protecting the president as they would have deemed it a threat and a bomb. But because Obama can use this to divide people and side with a Muslim kid, he gets an invitation to the White House.
Since the incident, larger, more detailed pictures of the homemade clock have been released. MRCTV went to a college campus and showed students a picture of the clock and asked them to guess what the device was without telling them that it was, in fact, a digital clock. Here’s what happened:
But according to the LEFT and Barack Obama these students are bigoted and Islamophobes. No, they are just common sense Americans.
Even uber-lib Bill Maher went off and said, it looked like a f*cking bomb!!!
HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher – Uber-Lib Gets it Right with Ahmed’s Clock … “People at the School thought it might be a Bomb, perhaps because it Looks exactly like a f*cking Bomb.”
BILL MAHER GETS IT RIGHT ON AHMED’S HOME MADE CLOCK …
Uber-lib Bill Maher gets it wrong on many things, but the one thing he consistently gets it right on is radical Islam, terrorism, Islamist’s and home land security. Such was the case on this week’s HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher when he discussed the recent controversy of a Texas student who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that looked like a bomb. And yes, the student was Muslim. Sorry Ahmed Mohamed, what the hell did you think was going to happen in a post-911 world? Are you kidding that it didn’t look like a bomb? Kids are getting arrested and suspended from school for pointing their finger and thumb like a gun and bring pop tarts to school that look like a hand gun and you think this home made contraption didn’t look like a bomb, get real.
Maher said during the segment that the “people at the school thought it might be a bomb, perhaps because it looks exactly like a f*cking bomb.” Maher went on to say, can we have a little perspective on this? The Texas school teacher did nothing wrong. What were they supposed to do, nothing and this device goes off and kills people?
There is zero tolerance in schools when it comes to this kind of stuff so enough of this he only got arrested because he was Muslim. Although, Maher said, gee isn’t it just one culture that has been blowing sh*t up for the past 30 years. This is why teachers were erring on the side of caution.
19 Year Old Special Needs Student Dies After Left Inside a School Bus Parked at a Whittier Union High School District, CA
A 19 year old male special needs student was found dead on Friday after he had been left inside a school bus parked at the Whittier Union High School District parking lot. The incident was first reported as a patient in “full arrest” about 4:25 p.m. in a school district parking. The Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived on scene shortly after and pronounced his death at 4:33 p.m. Police labeled the incident a “suspicious death.” How in the hell in this day and age does a bus driver not check the bus to make sure there is no one aboard the bus?
A 19-year-old special needs student died after he was left inside a school bus parked at a Whittier Union High School District parking lot for hours Friday afternoon, officials said.
The incident was first reported as a patient in “full arrest” about 4:25 p.m. in a school district parking lot along Mulberry Drive, between Painter and Greenleaf avenues, according to Whittier police and Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.
Police officers first responded to a report of a “man down” on a bus at the district parking lot, Whittier police officials said in a written statement.
“The bus company, Pupil Transpiration (Cooperative), driver received a call from dispatch that a student was missing,” Whittier police Officer Brad White said. “He (returned) to his bus and that’s where he found this young man unresponsive.”
It was unclear how much time had passed.
When officers arrived at the scene, “They saw several bus drivers performing CPR on an adult male,” according to the statement. “Officers took over in an attempt to revive the adult male, but their attempts were unsuccessful. The Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived on scene shortly after and pronounced his death at 4:33 p.m.”
The teen’s cause of death was unknown, officials added.
There were no obvious signs of trauma on the body, White said.
Friday’s afternoon temperatures soared well into the 90s.
Police labeled the incident a “suspicious death.”
Hun Joon Lee deceased, RIP
The mother of a 19-year-old man with autism who was found dead on a school bus Friday night — possibly after being left there all day — was looking for answers, and said she hasn’t heard from the school or the bus company since his death.
In an interview on Monday, Eun Ha Lee told KTLA she was devastated over the loss of her son, Hun Joon Lee.
“My boy is a very, very precious boy,” she said. “I don’t know other people, how they think about my son, but my son is perfect to me.”
- Traditional pillow fight leaves 30 injured and requiring medical attention when things got a bit too rough
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Two San Antonio, TX John Jay High School Football Players Suspended & Could Face Criminal Charges After Deliberately Hitting Ref From Behind (VIDEO)
REFS LIVES MATTER … TWO JOHN JAY HS FOOTBALL PLAYERS SUSPENDED FOLLOWING WHAT LOOKS LIKE AN INTENTIONAL ASSAULT, WILL THEY FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES.
Two John Jay High School football players have been suspended and could face criminal charges after what it appears to be an intentional targeting of a referee. The incident took place as San Antonio, Texas’ John Jay high school vs Marble Falls Friday night, September 4th 2015. John Jay lost to Marble Falls 15-9 and this is the type of sportsmanship that is taught at their school. Watch the VIDEO below and you can see the intentional targeting of the referee by one player and then the second football player coming in and purposely spearing the ref. Northside ISD athletic director Stan Laing said the video was “very disturbing” and the district is investigating the sequence of events leading up to the play, and the UIL is aware of what happened. Honestly, it does not matter one iota what lead up to this assault. An assault is an assault, stop making excuses. What, you going to blame the ref and say he had it coming?
The suspension of these two thugs should be the least of their problems. The deliberate hitting of this unsuspecting referee is nothing more than assault and should be treated as such. In a world we live in today where punks just have no respect for authority, these two thugs should be charged with felony, aggravated assault. This was a purposeful and intentional act meant to cause harm. They could have paralyzed this ref for life doing what they did. These two thugs should be suspended forever and never be allowed to play football again in any division or conference in Texas or any other state for that matter. Also, they need to be charged with assault. If some one is so heinous and vile an individual to do something like this in broad daylight with people watching and cameras rolling, imagine what they are capable of when no video is there to capture them?
VIDEO – Greg Gibson
Two San Antonio, Texas high school football players are under investigation after they smashed into a referee during a game, according to local media.
In a play during John Jay High School’s game on Friday, one of the team’s defensive players ran into a referee’s back, sending him to the ground, where another player dove on him, according to a video posted on the San Antonio Express News website.
The unidentified players were immediately ejected from the game, a 15-9 loss to Marble Falls High School, according to the San Antonio newspaper.
Two other John Jay High School players were ejected from the game shortly before the incident, the newspaper reported.
ESPN - Texas high school players suspended, may face charges for hitting referee from behind.
Both players were immediately ejected from the game and later suspended from the team and from school, pending an investigation by the Northside Independent School District. The referee was “very upset” and “wanting to press charges,” Austin Football Officials Association secretary Wayne Elliott said.
“The first thing we want is that those two kids never play football again,” said Elliott, who declined to release the referee’s name and added he was seeking guidance from the state officials association.
Northside Independent School District athletic director Stan Laing told KENS5-TV that the incident Friday was “disturbing” and “inexcusable.”
District spokesman Pascual Gonzalez told The Associated Press on Sunday that it would hear from game officials, coaches and students during an upcoming due process hearing, which also will involve the University Interscholastic League, the state’s school sports governing body.
“It is not the good sportsmanlike behavior that we teach students,” Gonzalez said.
HOW MANY TIMES MUST WE SAY THIS … THERE IS NO SUCH THING IN THE US CONSTITUTION AS SEPARATION O CHURCH AND STATE …
BAPTISM BY FOOTBALL … Really, this is a story? A Georgia school district is investigating … not a mass murder attempt, not a gang rape, not mass use of alcohol or drugs or an outbreak of sexually transmitted diseases on at a high school, but instead a mass baptism. Yes, you read that correctly, the horror, the shame, the injustice of it all, a mass baptism. The the hell has this country come to? The insanoids and trouble makers from the Freedom from Religion cult are once again at it again inflicting their Godless ways upon We the People. It appears that a bunch of football players and their coach were baptized on the field of Villa Rica High School before a practice. And the crime was? No one was forced to do anything. Although the trouble makers from Freedom from Religion want to cause problems. Maybe these people need to find their own piece of America and live in solitude so that they don’t force their ways upon us. You know, that whole freedom of choice thing.
There is something seriously wrong, where a mass baptism is bad and handing out of condemns without parents permission is okay. Baptism bad, common core good. WTF!!!
A Georgia school district is investigating after video of a mass baptism was posted on YouTube.
The video, posted by First Baptist Villa Rica, was shot on school grounds just before football practice. “We had the privilege of baptizing a bunch of football players and a coach on the field of Villa Rica High School! We did this right before practice! Take a look and see how God is STILL in our schools!” the caption with the video reads.
By Tuesday evening, the video had been removed from YouTube.
The Carroll County School system released a statement Tuesday afternoon:
“The Carroll County School System was made aware of a situation that took place at Villa Rica High School prior to football practice on August 17th. The District is currently looking into the specifics of this situation and will take appropriate steps to ensure all state and federal laws are followed.”
No one was harmed and no one was forced to do something against their will.
The phrase “separation of church and state” itself appears no where in the United States Constitution. The First Amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” How in the hell is a baptism of football players have anything to do with Congress making a law establishing a religion?
Former Student Owen Labrie at St. Paul’s School Acquitted of Felony Sexual Assault … Convicted on Three Counts of Misdemeanor Sexual Assault (VIDEO)
One more “Senior Salute” to women for the St. Paul’s Prep School …
Owen Labrie, a former student at the prestigious New England prep-school, The St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, has been found not guilty and acquitted of the three felony rape charges and of misdemeanor simple assault. Each of the felony charges could have carried uo to 20 years in prison. However, Labrie was convicted on three counts of misdemeanor sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and a felony count of using a computer to seduce a minor under 16, which requires him to register as a sex offender. Labrie was originally accused of raping the girl in May 2014 at their boarding academy in what Prosecutors said he did it as part of a ritual called the “Senior Salute,” in which graduating seniors try to have sex with underclassmen. WOW, what a special tradition from a prep-school that cost over $55,000 a year to attend. One would think that maybe with this type of education, the St Pal School could teach a little character and crack down on this disgusting tradition.
Both the victim and Lebrie cried during the reading of the verdict.
A former New Hampshire prep school student accused of raping a freshman girl as part of a campus tradition was acquitted Friday of the most serious charges against him.
Owen Labrie, now 19, was cleared of three counts of felony sexual assault, each of which carried up to 20 years in prison. He was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault and a separate felony charge that carries up to seven years.
Labrie sobbed in court as the verdict — reached by a jury of three women and nine men — was read.
He was accused of raping the girl in May 2014 at their boarding academy, the prestigious St. Paul’s School in Concord. Prosecutors said he did it as part of a ritual called the “Senior Salute,” in which graduating seniors try to have sex with underclassmen.
Labrie will face sentencing on Oct. 29, and is out on $15,000 bail in the meantime. He must adhere to a 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. curfew and turn over his passport.
Owen Labrie, of Vermont, had received a full scholarship to Harvard, which was put on hold, and had planned to go to divinity school after graduating from college. Ain’t that something. I guess he can kiss Harvard goodbye and have fun the rest of his life as a registered sex offender.
Christopher Starks, a junior at Savannah State University, who was shot Thursday night near the university’s student union, has died. Sadly, Starks died at a local hospital from his wounds early Friday. Savannah State University’s campus had been on lock down; however, it has since been lifted. Loretta Heyward, a spokesperson for the college, said in a statement early Friday that Christopher Starks, a junior from the metro Atlanta area, was the only person taken to the hospital after what she called the “altercation.”
According to authorities, there have been no arrests made in the shooting and a suspect has yet to be identified. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the ongoing investigation with assistance from the Savannah State University Police Department.
A Savannah State University student who was shot near the university’s student union died early Friday, according to a university statement.
Christopher Starks, a junior at the Georgia college, died at a local hospital, according to the statement. He was shot during an alternation at the student union building Thursday night. He was the only victim in the attack, the statement said.
There have been no arrests made in the shooting. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the ongoing investigation with assistance from the Savannah State University Police Department. Police have yet to identify a suspect.
The statement said Friday’s classes will be delayed until 10 a.m. and that grief counselors will be on camps.
Sigma Nu Fraternity Suspends ODU Chapter after Display of Offensive “Freshman daughter drop off” & “Go ahead and drop off mom too” Banners
AND YOU WONDER WHY FRATS HAVE OUTLIVED THEIR ORIGINAL PURPOSE, NO LONGER SERVE ANY PURPOSE AND SHOULD ALL BE PROBABLY ENDED …
The Sigma Nu Fraternity has suspended the Eta Chi Chapter at ODU after a complete lack of judgement and respect for women. It was just what every parent wanted to see as they drop their daughter off at college for the first time on moving day. The Banners at the Sigma Nu fraternity at Old Dominion University stated the following: “Rowdy and Fun. Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time,” “Freshman daughter drop off” and “Go ahead and drop off mom too.” WOW, really? Had I been dropping my daughter off at college I might just have torn these reprehensible signs down myself and faced the consequences., and confronted these pigs. It would not be the first time that I kicked at frat brothers *ss for inappropriate behavior toward a coed.
What may be more sad than this boorish behavior that has no place in civilized society and especially on a college campus where one is spending too much money for a child’s education, was the reaction and comments of the two female coeds in the video below where they took this as a joke and took no offense. Girls, you are exactly what they prey on. What have we become?
“At ODU, we foster a community of respect and dignity and these messages sickened us,” said ODU spokeswoman Giovanna Genard in a statement provided to NewsChannel 3.
The signs displayed at a home on 43rd street had messages like:
“Rowdy and Fun. Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time.”
“Freshman daughter drop off.”
“Go ahead and drop off mom too.”
Now the Sigma Nu Fraternity has suspended the Eta Chi Chapter at ODU pending an investigation into the banners.
Sigma Nu released a message stating their displeasure with the banners saying they condemn the “derogatory and demeaning language used on the banners.”
“Messages like the ones displayed yesterday by a few students on the balcony of their private residence are not and will not [be] tolerated. The moment University staff became aware of these banners, they worked to have them removed. At ODU, we foster a community of respect and dignity, and these messages sickened us. They are not representative of our 3,000 faculty and staff, 25,000 students, and 130,000 alumni.
Ours is a community that works actively to promote bystander intervention and takes a stand denouncing violence against women. The ‘It’s on Us’ video is just one example of ODU students’ leadership on this topic.
In addition, the University ensures all students receive education on the prevention of sexual harassment and relationship violence.”