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#1
Here's a quick link for live updates http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/livecoverage/breaking-news-now/lc-BBuqkri?ocid=spartanntp

Will update as it goes. Feel free to post any updates you see or hear about.


Fucking Christ.....
#3
Looks like an ambush under or near an overpass on a highway. It was close to the Police HQ too. I'm rewinding the news and trying to catch up, plus read stuff at the same time.

2 confirmed dead, 3rd feared dead too.

EDIT: 3rd confirmed dead. Just caught up to that news
Last edited by bdof at Jul 17, 2016,
#4
Quote by Dreadnought
Context?


http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/17/us/baton-route-police-shooting/index.html

Police received a call of "suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle," a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN. When police arrived, the man opened fire.


Just some guy walking around with a weapon, and then when the police came he shot at them.
#7
Any news about possible motivation?
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#8
Did they get up close and try to de-escalate first or something?

Wondering how so many were shot when they knew the guy was armed going into the situation
My God, it's full of stars!
#9
No bueno.
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#11
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Did they get up close and try to de-escalate first or something

I'm guessing he shot at officers on sight, it's hard to talk with bullet being shot.
Last edited by stratkat at Jul 17, 2016,
#12
My aunt lives right where this happening. she said 7 cops have been killed and she can hear gun shots. Her street is on lock down
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#13
Quote by Carnivean
My aunt lives right where this happening. she said 7 cops have been killed and she can hear gun shots. Her street is on lock down



holy shit
#14
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holy shit


Just send all thoughts/prayers or whatever you got
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#16
Remember guys Black Lives Matter. White police don't. Also Burger King Employees Lives Matter and Rapists Lives Matter.
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#18
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Remember guys Black Lives Matter. White police don't. Also Burger King Employees Lives Matter and Rapists Lives Matter.



this is so deep
#19
~positive energy and love to Carnivean's aunt~
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#20
Quote by Adarchist
Remember guys Black Lives Matter. White police don't. Also Burger King Employees Lives Matter and Rapists Lives Matter.


no one matters

We're all insignificant pieces of shit
Last edited by sam b at Jul 17, 2016,
#21
#NoLivesMatter

But still. Shooting police for no reason is stupid as fuck.
I have nothing important to say
#22
time to take out the trash
how many movements do you have going on, psychotic ?
#23
Quote by Aeolian Harmony
Any news about possible motivation?

I'd bet a whole lot of money its' the same reason police were shot at dallas without looking at a shread of news.
#24
Quote by stratkat
I'd bet a whole lot of money its' the same reason police were shot at dallas without looking at a shread of news.
almost definitely considering it's where that alton guy was shot
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#25
Quote by stratkat
I'd bet a whole lot of money its' the same reason police were shot at dallas without looking at a shread of news.


Yeah, I reckoned it probably was to do with that.

None of this even helps the BLM cause. It doesn't make grievances in the black community look legitimate, but it does confirm vile stereotypes about black folks being violent criminals.
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#26
Ofcourse this happens when the police have been getting away with killing unarmed black people for so long. When the law does nothing, people will take justice into their own hands.

Unfortunately people are generally idiots and mistake killing random people for justice.
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Last edited by Neo Evil11 at Jul 17, 2016,
#27
Quote by Adarchist
Remember guys Black Lives Matter. White police don't. Also Burger King Employees Lives Matter and Rapists Lives Matter.

you are fucking stupid




#28
Quote by Neo Evil11
Ofcourse this happens when the police have been getting away with killing unarmed black people for so long. When the law does nothing, people will take justice into their own hands.


This is a contemptible and baseless statement.
Last edited by Rossenrot at Jul 17, 2016,
#29
i'm gonna go ahead and say that i don't mind.
i don't know why i feel so dry
#30
Quote by Neo Evil11
Ofcourse this happens when the police have been getting away with killing unarmed black people for so long. When the law does nothing, people will take justice into their own hands.

Unfortunately people are generally idiots and mistake killing random people for justice.


Yeah, I think MLK and similar successful non-violent activists were non-violent not just for hippie-dippie peace and love reasons (though I imagine for many, that was a big part of it), but also because violence de-legitimizes your grievances in most Western cultures. Many people seem to be going for a "fuck tha police" perspective recently I think partly because video footage has shown them to be engaging in what appears to be unnecessary violence (i.e., if they were totally legitimate, they wouldn't be killing people in the first place). The issue, of course, also intersects with the de-legitimizing power of accusations (deserved or not) of individual and systemic racism from the police.

edit - But the big winners are the media.
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#31
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i'm gonna go ahead and say that i don't mind.
Please explain what you mean so that no one interprets this in a way you don't mean
#33
if violence makes you seem illegimate, why do white folks (even supposedly anti-authoritarian "libertarians") speak up in mass to support violent hegemony?
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#34
Quote by bdof
Please explain what you mean so that no one interprets this in a way you don't mean


i mean exactly what you think i mean. i don't care about cop killers. i even vaguely sympathize with them
i don't know why i feel so dry
#35
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This is a contemptible and baseless statement.


We have multiple videos of those things happening. I call that data.
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#36
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i mean exactly what you think i mean. i don't care about cop killers. i even vaguely sympathize with them
Quote by Eastwinn
i mean exactly what you think i mean. i don't care about cop killers. i even vaguely sympathize with them

I dont mind when minority criminals who dis-obey orders from law enforcement get shot dead in their cars in front of their loved ones. How about that, Mister Edgy?
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#37
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if violence makes you seem illegimate, why do white folks (even supposedly anti-authoritarian "libertarians") speak up in mass to support violent hegemony?


tbh, I could write some stuff but I'm not clear what you're talking about and don't want to mischaracterize your point.

Really though, whose violent hegemony? The police's? I don't deny at all that there's a strong undercurrent of racism in many anti-authoritarianism circles on the right.
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#38
Quote by Watterboy
I dont mind when minority criminals who dis-obey orders from law enforcement get shot dead in front of their loved ones. How about that, Mister Edgy?


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i don't know why i feel so dry