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!!!
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.”
Police Dash-Cam Video in Connecticut Debunks College Professor Minati Roychoudhuri’s Claims of Racial Profiling
OH THOSE PESKY DASH CAMS … LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE.
32 year old Minati Roychoudhuri, a college professor at Capital Community College, in Hartford, CT, accused the Connecticut state police of racial profiling after she was pulled over on May 9, 2015 in Weathersfield. However, her ticket she was given stated her vehicular citation was for failure to drive in the established lane. Of course in the attack police at all chances and call them racist environment, Roychoudhuri sent a letter to the Commissioner of Public Safety claiming that the officer had racially profiled her. As it turns out, the incident was caught on the police dash-cam that proved the 32 year old community college professor was lying through her teeth. Roychoudhuri was subsequently arrested for giving a false statement in the second degree.
Not too smart for a college professor … hopefully the kids she teaches are more honest
A college professor who accused a Connecticut state trooper of racial profiling saw her claims fail when audiotape of the stop proved she was lying, police said.
According to Fox CT, Minati Roychoudhuri, 32, was driving on a highway on May 9 when she was pulled over in the town of Wethersfield. She was cited for failure to drive in the established lane. A month later, Roychoudhuri sent a letter to the Commissioner of Public Safety claiming that the officer had racially profiled her.
“The policeman asked me if I could speak English and if I knew why he had stopped me. I said, “yes” to speaking English and “no” to why he had stopped me,” she wrote in the letter. “The officer did not give me any reason as to why had stopped me. His asking if I could speak English shows that he had racially profiled me and was not able to give me a concrete reason for stopping me.”
When Roychoudhuri, who teaches at Capital Community College, in Hartford, gave an in-person interview in regards to her letter a week later, she repeated her claims of racial profiling and that the officer did not explain why she was stopped. She also signed a statement that it is a crime for her to make any claims that she does not believe to be true in an effort to mislead a public servant.
Read the transcript of the dash cam video HERE.
Officer: Hi ma’am, do you know why I’m stopping you today?
Officer: OK. There’s that big gore area with white lines painted across it and you cut in front of it, in front of me, thinking it’s a lane or something. You have to wait until it’s a dotted white line. License and registration.
FSU’s Dalvin Cook Charged with Battery After Punching a Woman Several Times Outside a Tallahassee Bar Clyde’s & Costello’s (Update: Suspended from Team)
SEMINOLES CRIMINALS BACK IN THE NEWS … HEY FSU, SAY GOODBYE TO DALVIN COOK.
Thus life continues at FSU … Florida State running back Dalvin Cook has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching a woman several times outside of a downtown Tallahassee bar June 23. The 19 year old sophomore Cook has been suspended indefinitely from the FSU football team. Cook, was FSU’s starting running back who rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a freshman last season. According to accounts, the incident occurred outside of Clyde’s & Costello’s after it closed at 2 AM, when a 21 year old female refused to give her phone number to an FSU football player. The individual was not Dalvin Cook. However, Cook was identified out of a lineup as the person who repeatedly punched the woman and gave her a bloody lip.
Read the Court Documents HERE.
What the hell is going on at FSU and better yet, more to the point, the FSU football team. Coach Jimbo Fisher should be ashamed of himself and probably fired. What are you running, a football program or a gang? The obvious thing that should be pointed out that jumps off the table is Cook is 19. Last time I checked the drinking age was still 21 in Florida. But in Tallahassee, the drinking age for FSU football players is whatever. Second, this incident and the one with QB De’Andre Johnson, who has now been dismissed from the team, happened one day apart. ONE DAY!!!
There is no way in hell that Dalvin Cook can remain on this team and Jimbo claim he gives a damn about woman and domestic violence. What does anyone expect the culture to be at FSU when Fisher, the University president and the Alumni all looked the other way with Jameis Winston?
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook turned himself into Leon County Jail Friday night hours after the State Attorney’s Office charged him with misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching a woman several times outside of a downtown Tallahassee bar June 23.
Cook, 19, was suspended indefinitely from the football team Friday afternoon.
“It is important to me that our fans and the public be aware that I do not tolerate the type of behavior that was captured on video and that was most recently alleged,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement released early Friday evening.
“We will do better. I will not tolerate anything less.”
The 21-year-old woman, who is not an FSU student, and a friend were speaking with a group of five to seven football players outside of Clyde’s & Costello’s after it closed at 2 a.m. when she refused to give her phone number to an FSU football player not named in court records.
Cook, a sophomore, came over originally trying to calm the situation down, court records say. At another point FSU sophomore wide receiver Travis Rudolph also joined the argument.
The woman pushed Rudolph and he did not react other than to continue arguing. Cook asked if she’d pushed Rudolph and punched the woman after she replied, knocking her into a parked car.
Cook continued to swing at her, hitting her at least one other time as he was being restrained. The blow knocked her to the ground. The group of football players then walked away, court records say.
The woman had a bloody lip and dirt on her knee and was intoxicated, police noted in court records.
Check this out, Fisher says this type of behavior wont be tolerated, yet as long as they could win a National Championship, rape meant nothing. He also goes on to say that they spend a great deal of time educating their student athletes about appropriate behavior. HAHAHA. You might want to reevaluate that Jimbo. Seems they are getting as much out of those lessons as they are the classes they don’t attend.
VIDEO of discussion of the incident from ESPN
“Recent events at Florida State University involving members of my football team have brought a lot of attention to the school and program. It is important to me that our fans and the public be aware that I do not tolerate the type of behavior that was captured on video and that was most recently alleged,” Fisher said in a statement Friday. “We spend a good deal of time educating our student-athletes about appropriate behavior and their responsibilities as representatives of Florida State. The majority of our players are exemplary, but clearly we must place an even stronger emphasis on this, and I personally promise we will.
“I remain committed to educating our young men and holding them accountable for their actions.”
In a separate statement, FSU president John Thrasher said he was “extremely disappointed” to hear about the allegations, calling them “especially disheartening” considering they came just days after Johnson’s dismissal.
“I have asked Coach Fisher and Athletics Director Stan Wilcox to develop a plan to help our student-athletes understand the consequences of these kinds of actions,” Thrasher said. “This will include Coach Fisher meeting immediately with his team to reiterate, in no uncertain terms, our expectations of them. I also plan to meet with the team, and we will be asking professionals who deal with these matters, including State Attorney Willie Meggs, to speak with them.”
Banned? What the hell are 19 year old kids allowed to be in them in the first place? Maybe some one needs their liquor license revoked? Talk about putting a band-aid on a broken leg. This is a character flaw coach, not a drinking issue. Your players think they are entitled to treat people like this and obviously have no respect for woman. Maybe you might want to ban them from being around females.
After a week that any football coach would not wish on another, where two players (one now a former player) were arrested for the horrendous action of beating on women, FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher has reportedly laid down the law with his players as to what is expected.
And for the time being, that won’t involve going out to local bars in Tallahassee.
It’s one way to solve the problem, but in the end it’s going to fall right back on the players to be the responsible ones. Fisher and his staff can’t be everywhere to insure that this action occurs, so the players have to decide how they want to represent being a member of the Florida State football program.
UPDATE II: A Culture of Violence against woman … 20 FSU athletes accused of crimes against women since 2009.
According to a report, Cook is the 20th Florida State athlete since 2009 to be accused of a crime against a woman
In June, Outside the Lines ran a report with data from 2009 to 2014 looking into criminal allegations involving football and men’s basketball players at 10 different schools.
Among the schools studied — Florida State, Florida, Auburn, Michigan State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Texas A&M and Wisconsin — FSU had the most cases of sexual assault, harassment or violence against women at 18 at the time of the report.
Tranquilized Bear Falls 30 Feet After Climbing Tree at the University of Colorodo – Boulder and Bearly Hits Mat Below
REMIND ME TO NEVER HAVE ANY OF THESE GUYS CATCH ME IF I WAS IN A BURNING BUILDING.
A 2 year old bear that found its way on to the University of Colorado at Boulder yesterday is alive, safe and free today in the wild, although asking himself, why do I have such a damn headache. The bear climbed up a tree on campus and then appeared to have stage fright to come down. The bear was tranquilized and eventually fell out of the tree. Maybe the best part and definitely the best line of the video below was when the bear fell out of the try and pretty much hit the ground with a thud. One of the individuals filming the video stated, “That wasn’t very accurate in the catching”. No kidding.
Wildlife officials tranquilized a 60-pound bear that found a resting spot in a tree on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.
The Daily Camera reports the 2-year-old bear was spotted Friday morning and stayed in the tree for about four hours until wildlife officers used a dart gun to tranquilize it. The bear fell about 30 feet, hitting some mats before rolling onto the ground.
It briefly popped its head up before falling asleep.
Jennifer Churchill with Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the bear will be relocated as far from campus as possible.
Go to the 8:35 minute mark for the money shot
One thing I have to laugh at, was this a union job to rescue the bear? I count 8 men to deal with a 2 year old passed out bear. Make that 9, I man with a hat and his hands on his hips looking productive just entered the video at 9:14. Correction again, make that 10 people. Now a man in a brown shirt with handcuffs is in the video at 9:35. He must be there to arrest the bear for trespassing. I stand corrected again, now they have panned out in the final shots of the video and there are actually 14 individuals present to deal with this including two police officers. It must have been a slow day in Boulder.
FSU Quarterback De’Andre Johnson Dismissed from Football Team after Punk Punches Woman In The Face (VIDEO)
I GUESS NOT EVEN MIGHTY FSU FOOTBALL COULD MAKE THIS QB ASSAULT GO AWAY …
Florida State University has dismissed QB De’Andre Johnson after a video was released showing the FSU football player punching a woman at a bar. Hmm, but not for the video and of course the transfer of former Notre Dame QB to FSU, what would the Seminoles have done? Bleacher Report states that FSU coach Jimbo Fisher had no choice but to give De’Andre Johnson his walking papers. Following the drama and rape charges against former FSU QB Jameis Winston, there is no way FSU could survive another QB scandal. The State Attorney’s Willie Meggs released surveillance video of Florida State University quarterback De’Andre Johnson punching a woman at a bar last month. 19 year old Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery after viewing the footage from the West Tennessee Street bar Yiannis on June 24.
According to court records obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat, the woman suffered bruising near her left eye, swelling of the left cheek and upper lip, and a small cut near the bridge of her nose. The records also state she raised her knee into his midsection before trying to punch him.
De’Andre Johnson FSU Quarterback Punching Woman In The Face
But wait this case just got more interesting, De’Andre Johnson has hired Jose Baez as his lawyer. Yes, the same Jose Baez who represented Casey Anthony in 2011. It turns out Baez is a Florida State graduate. Of course we have the obligatory BS from the defense how this individual who punches women in the face is misunderstood and a nice guy.
“While it is clear from the video that De’Andre Johnson was not the initial aggressor, his family wants to take the lead in helping him learn and grow from this experience,” read a statement from Baez issued earlier Monday.
“He is currently participating in community service, and faith-based focused on battered women, substance abuse, and the empowerment of children. De’Andre is extremely embarrassed by this situation and would like to express his heartfelt apologies to everyone, including those who were directly affected, Coach Fisher and his teammates, the entire Florida State community, as well as his family and friends.”
Last week, Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery stemming from the June incident, just days after Florida State suspended him for a violation of athletic department policy. He turned himself in and was released on a $500 bond, according to ESPN.
The decision to charge Johnson came after the state attorney’s office in Tallahassee, Fla., reviewed the security camera footage that captured the incident inside the bar.
NECN is reporting that two people have been stabbed at Tufts University in Medford, Mass at the Delta Tau Delta frat house. Tufts officials had asked students to seek shelter and lock their doors around 5 AM Sunday while police responded to reports of an assault. The conditions of the stabbing victims are unknown. Tufts spokeswoman Kim Thurler says the victims are not affiliated with Tufts and that the incident “appears to be non-random.”. Currently, the police have no suspects in custody.
Police on the Tufts University campus in Medford, Massachusetts, are investigating an apparent stabbing, according to the university.
The incident occurred early Sunday morning at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at 98 Professors Row, a street that runs through the campus.
According to police, two victims are being treated for stab wounds at a local hospital. Tufts says the victims are not affiliated with the university.
The suspect is at large. Police initially ordered a shelter-in-place while they conducted a search of the area, but later lifted the restriction and said that the crime was not a random act.
Tufts University is posting updates on its Twitter feed.
A shelter-in-place order has been lifted at Tufts University in Medford this morning after two people were apparently stabbed “near the campus,” the school reported on Twitter.
The incident occurred at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity on Professors Row, involving people who were not affiliated with the campus, the university stated on Twitter, calling the incident “non-random.”
Somerville Police Deputy Chief Paul Trant had no immediate information on the victims or their conditions, but said no arrests have been made and the investigation is active and ongoing.
“We don’t believe it was a random act of violence,” Trant said. ‘We believe the parties were known to each other.”
Students and staff were told at approximately 5:30 a.m. to stay inside and lock their doors until further notice. At approximately 8 a.m. the university tweeted that people could “return to their normal activities.”
20 Year Old Boston College Student Stephen Ziska Missing Since 5/11/15 From Chestnut Hill Campus in Boston, MA (Update: Found Safe)
MISSING IN CHESTNUT HILL …
20 year old Boston College student Stephen Ziska has been missing since Monday, May 11, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Stephen was last seen by his roommates when he left his apartment on Strathmore Road in Brookline on May 11 around 11:30 AM. Ziska was supposed to take an exam at noon on campus but never showed up. The 20 year old biology and computer science major from Brooklyn, New York, has not been in contact with his friends or family since late Monday morning.
Stephen Ziska, a 20-year-old junior from Brooklyn, New York, was reportedly last seen by his roommates at his Brookline apartment around 11:30 a.m. Monday. He was scheduled to take an exam at noon on the college’s Chestnut Hill campus, but never showed up.
Brookline and Boston College police are reportedly heading up the search, and asking the public for help.
If anyone has any information regarding missing Stephen Ziska, please call Brookline police at 617-730-2222 or Boston College police at 617-552-4440.
UPDATE I: Stephen Ziska Found Safe.
Police say he was located Friday and is now home safe.
BC Spokesperson Jack Dunn released the following statement Saturday: “Boston College is pleased to confirm that our missing junior, Stephen Ziska, has returned home to his family in New York. Our prayers for his safe return have been answered. We extend our thanks to members of the BC community who posted signs throughout the area, to the media for helping to spread the word, and to Brookline Police for their assistance with the search.”
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We are happy to report Boston college student Stephen Ziska has returned home safely. Around 11:00PM yesterday NYPD officers from the 68th precinct confirmed that Stephen had returned to his home address in New York, in good health. Family members in New York arrived on scene to stay with him until his other family members returned from Boston. At this time that is all we have. As a Department we wish to thank everyone who helped in any way getting the message out these past few days, and we are happy he is safe.