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South Carolina institutes firing squad executions

(Reuters) - South Carolina now has the means to facilitate executions by firing squad, officials said Friday, making it one of few states where it is lawful to carry out a death sentence in that manner.

The state Department of Corrections said it alerted the Attorney General's office that it has developed protocols and completed renovations at a correctional facility in Columbia, the capital city, making way for death row inmates to choose to be shot by a three-man squad among three possible methods of execution.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/south ... ar-AAVfzh0
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Shooting at Arkansas car show kills at least 1, wounds 20

DUMAS, Ark. -- At least one person was killed and 20 people wounded, including children, in a shooting outside a car show in southeast Arkansas on Saturday evening, local police said.

Keith Finch, chief of police in the town of Dumas, provided the increased number of casualties but said it wasn't immediately clear how many kids had been hurt.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/10- ... w-83557909
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Police say 6 dead, 10 injured in Sacramento shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — Police in California are searching for at least one suspect in connection with a mass shooting early Sunday in downtown Sacramento that claimed six lives and left 10 other people injured.

Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester said at a news conference that police were patrolling the area at about 2 a.m. when they heard gunfire. When they arrived at the scene, they found a large crowd gathered on the street and six people dead. Another 10 either took themselves or were transported to hospitals. No information was given on their conditions.

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One killed, 11 injured in shooting at Dallas outdoor concert, police say
....Police responded to a shooting call around 12:15 a.m. Sunday morning at an all-day outdoor trail ride and concert event in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas.

Police identified Kealon Dejuane Gilmore, 26, as the fatal shooting victim. Gilmore was found near the stage of the event with a gunshot wound to the head and died at the scene, according to police.

The 11 individuals injured in the shooting were taken to a nearby hospital, where one victim is in critical condition and the others are in stable condition, police said. Other attendees sustained minor trampling injuries in the scuffle of people fleeing the scene, according to police.

Two separate individuals each fired weapons at the concert, according to a statement released by police Sunday morning.

"A preliminary investigation determined that at the event, one individual fired a gun into the air, then another unknown individual fired a gun in the crowd's direction," the statement reads.....
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policy that mimics mass shootings in a nation whose schools and every other place are saturated with gun violence.

S. Carolina schedules 1st execution with firing squad ready
......The state corrections agency said last month it had finished developing protocols for firing squad executions and completed $53,600 in renovations on the death chamber in Columbia, installing a metal chair with restraints that faces a wall with a rectangular opening 15 feet (4.6 meters) away.

In the case of a firing squad execution, three volunteer shooters — all Corrections Department employees — will have rifles loaded with live ammunition, with their weapons trained on the inmate’s heart. A hood will be placed over the head of the inmate, who will be given the opportunity to make a last statement.....
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this article goes out of its way to not say that people were shot at a gun range

3 dead, dozens of weapons stolen in gun range robbery in Georgia, authorities say
Authorities say three people are dead after a robbery at a gun range in Georgia.

The Grantville Police Department said on Facebook that the robbery occurred Friday evening. When officers arrived at the scene around 8 p.m., they discovered the owner of Lock Stock & Barrel Shooting had been killed, along with his wife and grandson.

Some 40 weapons and a video camera were taken. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was also called in due to the amount of weapons taken.....
This one says it pretty clear

Officials offer $15,000 for information in Coweta County gun range triple homicide
Three people are dead in a robbery at a Coweta County gun range.

Grantville police confirmed someone shot and killed the gun range's owner, as well as his wife and their grandson, during a robbery that happened between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday night.

"Let's keep Richard Hawk and Family in our prayers," Grantville police said in a statement.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Grantville city officials and the National Shooting Sports Foundation offered Saturday a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the deadly shooting and armed robbery........
...Grantville police said someone stole as many as 40 weapons and a camera DVR....
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Motor City wrote: Sat Apr 09, 2022 2:22 pm this article goes out of its way to not say that people were shot at a gun range

3 dead, dozens of weapons stolen in gun range robbery in Georgia, authorities say



This one says it pretty clear

Officials offer $15,000 for information in Coweta County gun range triple homicide
Sounds like it might be an act of domestic terrorism. I hope they had video surveillance.
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Biden announces crackdown on 'ghost guns'
https://www.cnn.com/factsfirst/politics ... 6d512c4e5e

President Biden on Monday announced the finalization of a rule banning sales of so-called ghost guns, the hard-to-trace firearms that law enforcement is increasingly recovering at crime scenes across the country.

"It's basic common sense," Biden said during a speech in the Rose Garden with survivors and family members of victims of gun violence in attendance.

The firearms are often assembled with kits that can be bought online or at a store without a background check. They also do not contain serial numbers, making them virtually impossible for law enforcement to trace or regulate. The new rule clarifies that these kits qualify as “firearms” that are federally licensed and subject to background checks, just like commercially made weapons.

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Biden also announced the nomination of Steven Dettelbach, a former federal prosecutor who served under former President Barack Obama, to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after the president was forced to withdraw the nomination of his first choice, gun control advocate David Chipman.

Chipman’s nomination languished in the Senate and was withdrawn in September. Biden blamed Republicans for blocking his confirmation.

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1 injured in shooting at the Galleria Mall, Houston police say

At about 7 p.m., police say a shooting took place near the Cheesecake Factory and Shake Shack.

Investigators have not described a suspect or released a motive. ABC13 has a crew on the scene.

https://abc13.com/galleria-shooting-sho ... /11757061/
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TSA officers find 23 weapons in man's carry-on bag at Virginia airport

Transportation Security Administration officers found 23 weapons in an unidentified man's carry-on bag at a security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in the Virginia suburbs of Washington last week, the agency said in a news release.

Among the weapons were a dagger, a switchblade, a pair of brass knuckles, 11 knives and nine disposable scalpels, according to the TSA.

https://www.aol.com/news/tsa-officers-2 ... 37590.html
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ap215 wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 10:12 am TSA officers find 23 weapons in man's carry-on bag at Virginia airport

Transportation Security Administration officers found 23 weapons in an unidentified man's carry-on bag at a security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in the Virginia suburbs of Washington last week, the agency said in a news release.

Among the weapons were a dagger, a switchblade, a pair of brass knuckles, 11 knives and nine disposable scalpels, according to the TSA.

https://www.aol.com/news/tsa-officers-2 ... 37590.html
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MPD: 3 people shot near Deer District after Bucks game, 1 arrested

MILWAUKEE — Multiple people were shot near the Deer District on Friday night shortly before the Bucks Game 6 loss to the Celtics.

It happened near Highland and M.L.K. Jr. Dr. not long after 9 p.m.

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/la ... ter-game-6
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At least 10 dead in Buffalo Supermarket mass shooting.
t least 10 people were killed Saturday afternoon in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Details on the number of additional people shot at the Tops Friendly Market and their conditions weren’t immediately available. Buffalo police said earlier Saturday afternoon that the alleged shooter, who was not identified, was in custody.

The gunman entered the supermarket with a rifle and opened fire, one of the officials said. Investigators believe the man may have been livestreaming the shooting and were looking into whether he had posted a manifesto online, the official said.

Witnesses reported the gunman was wearing military-style clothing and body armor, one of the officials said
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Number6 wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 3:50 pm At least 10 dead in Buffalo Supermarket mass shooting.
Another white conservative/WS/WN/Same Thing.
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[from twitter]
A.R. Moxon@JuliusGoat
·May 14, 2022
There will probably be a lot of talk in the coming days about whether Tucker Carlson and other right wing pundits and politician who promote white replacement theory intended to foment massacres, and it’s very important to remember that what they intended doesn’t matter at all.

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NEW: A mass shooter in Buffalo, NY who killed at least 10 people had posted a manifesto online espousing the White Replacement Theory, per @BNONews.

White Replacement Theory has been long promoted and championed by Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
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EDIT: news networks reporting he had the "n-word" etched on the barrel of one of his guns.
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ProfX wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 5:29 pm [from twitter]
A.R. Moxon@JuliusGoat
·May 14, 2022
There will probably be a lot of talk in the coming days about whether Tucker Carlson and other right wing pundits and politician who promote white replacement theory intended to foment massacres, and it’s very important to remember that what they intended doesn’t matter at all.

Brian Tyler Cohen@briantylercohen
NEW: A mass shooter in Buffalo, NY who killed at least 10 people had posted a manifesto online espousing the White Replacement Theory, per @BNONews.

White Replacement Theory has been long promoted and championed by Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
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EDIT: news networks reporting he had the "n-word" etched on the barrel of one of his guns.
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ProfX wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 5:29 pm [from twitter]
A.R. Moxon@JuliusGoat
·May 14, 2022
There will probably be a lot of talk in the coming days about whether Tucker Carlson and other right wing pundits and politician who promote white replacement theory intended to foment massacres, and it’s very important to remember that what they intended doesn’t matter at all.

Brian Tyler Cohen@briantylercohen
NEW: A mass shooter in Buffalo, NY who killed at least 10 people had posted a manifesto online espousing the White Replacement Theory, per @BNONews.

White Replacement Theory has been long promoted and championed by Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
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EDIT: news networks reporting he had the "n-word" etched on the barrel of one of his guns.
wonder if he was hired by someone and if the weapons and body armor came from a Ukrain aid drive
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Shooter was 18 years old. He is in custody. Not releasing his name, yet.

Buffalo mass shooting being investigated as a hate crime
https://thehill.com/news/state-watch/34 ... ate-crime/

The Saturday shooting at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket that left 10 people dead will be investigated as a hate crime, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York Trini Ross said during a press conference.

Erie County Sheriff John Garcia called the shooting a “straight-up racially motivated hate crime.”

Police said a white man drove from hours away to go into a Tops Friendly Market, which is in a predominantly Black neighborhood, and opened fire.

They said the shooter hit 13 people, with 11 of the 13 victims being Black. Ten died, while three were wounded but are expected to survive.
The shooter, who the police did not name, livestreamed the event.


Police do have the suspect in custody and he is set to be arraigned soon with a first-degree murder charge, they said.

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Reports are suggesting he had two assault weapons with him. He was wearing body armor.

Elsewhere they are noting, as I said, he posted an online "manifesto" endorsing white replacement theory.

He lives in New York state, but not nearby; drove several hours to apparently target this market, which is in an African-American neighborhood.
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Twitch deletes shooter’s live-stream video of Buffalo mass shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The gunman who killed 10 people Saturday in a mass shooting at the Jefferson Avenue Tops Markets location was live-streaming on the internet, authorities said in a press conference.

Live-streaming service Twitch has confirmed the shooter used the service to broadcast the incident.

https://www.wivb.com/news/buffalo-super ... -shooting/
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Motor City wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 6:16 pm wonder if he was hired by someone and if the weapons and body armor came from a Ukrain aid drive
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Full disclosure: I know this neighborhood very well because my mother grew up in walking distance from this supermarket. My parents met and married in this neighborhood, as did several of my relatives who were born, lived, worked, and raised kds there. I have been to this market many times in childhood.

This white con drove 200 miles literally to target my family members.

Payton Gendron, Buffalo Mass Shooting Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know - Heavy
According to authorities, 11 of the 13 victims who were shot were Black and two were white. The victims include four store employees. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said at a press conference, “Buffalo is known as the city of good neighbors nationally and internationally. This is a community where people love each other.
:? it is?
"The shooter was not from this community. In fact, the shooter traveled hours from outside this community to perpetrate this crime on the people of Buffalo.
:?

Okay well, correction: to perpetrate this crime on the Black people of Buffalo.

This city, like every other city in this country, is still segregated as hell. That's why there is an "African-American neighborhood" there, at all. From what I can tell from today's maps, there is now a large Muslim population in this neighborhood, as well. Probably recent immigrants.
Brown added, “A day when people were enjoying the sunshine, enjoying family, enjoying friends, all manner of happy activities. People in a supermarket, shopping, and bullets raining down on them. People’s lives being snuffed out in an instant for no reason.”
Oh, there was a reason.

Keep in mind this city just ruled that the donut eaters who nearly killed a 75-year old protester, who is white, just got exonerated for their reckless endangerment. viewtopic.php?p=21636
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From that Heavy article:

So we know his name is Peyton Gendron. 18. Been released by authorities. Lived in Conklin, NY, 200 miles away.

Was shot by a security guard. Body armor stopped the bullets. Was eventually captured by police outside.

Was wearing body armor and carrying a semi-auto rifle. Purchased legally. Modified illegally. Looks like it was a Bushmaster XR-15, an AR-15 style weapon...

His manifesto lays it all out. He is a white supremacist and anti-Semite, and was targeting Black people. As AP noted above, he even live-streamed this to Twitch while he was doing it. I think the hate crime evidence is pretty slam-dunk. Manifesto resembled that of the Christchurch shooting.

Looks like he had the name of a victim of a massacre, and the N word, on the barrel of his rifle.

Had previously threatened to do a school shooting.

From the manifesto:
“Mass immigration and the higher fertility rates of the immigrants themselves are causing this increase in population. We are experiencing an invasion on a level never seen before in history,” it says. “Millions of people pouring across our borders, legally. Invited by the state and corporate entities to replace the White people who have failed to reproduce, failed to create the cheap labor, failed to create new consumers and tax base that the corporations and states need to have to thrive.” :|
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carmenjonze wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 6:26 am?
Just wondering aloud about this sad horrible thing. I watched the unedited video and I think if most people saw it they would not have any more confusion about why these weapons should be illegal and unavailable to people and also why our local police should not have them either. The whole thing was so clean and safe for the shooter who was never in real danger. Thoughts about Patrick Lyoya and many others who had some traffic issues real or imagined.

Gunman who killed 10 in Buffalo supermarket attack was on authorities' radar
....Hochul told ABC News on Sunday that Gendron had been on authorities' radar "with respect to something he wrote in high school," without elaborating.

The governor said an investigation into the massacre would focus on how Gendron managed to get away with it when he was known to authorities and presented a threat.

"I want to know what people knew and when they knew it," she said......
The thing is authorities are also on everyone's radar for their own violent unnecessary shootings and expecting them to be able to be both corrupted and tied to powerful interests like they are to corrupt big business and the worst of partsian politics also the alignment with white supremacy and at the same time protect the public from becoming like them and doing as they do seems a bit much.
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carmenjonze wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 7:11 am Full disclosure: I know this neighborhood very well because my mother grew up in walking distance from this supermarket. My parents met and married in this neighborhood, as did several of my relatives who were born, lived, worked, and raised kds there. I have been to this market many times in childhood.

This white con drove 200 miles literally to target my family members.

Payton Gendron, Buffalo Mass Shooting Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know - Heavy



:? it is?



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Okay well, correction: to perpetrate this crime on the Black people of Buffalo.

This city, like every other city in this country, is still segregated as hell. That's why there is an "African-American neighborhood" there, at all. From what I can tell from today's maps, there is now a large Muslim population in this neighborhood, as well. Probably recent immigrants.



Oh, there was a reason.

Keep in mind this city just ruled that the donut eaters who nearly killed a 75-year old protester, who is white, just got exonerated for their reckless endangerment. viewtopic.php?p=21636
Any segregation we have in our country today is voluntary not forced.
You having a connection with Buffalo I know this hits you much harder than it normally would.
You have my condolences and I really don't want to say much about this shooting at this time.
Because I believe no matter what I say will be misconstrued.
So all I will say is all these shootings are just horrible but at this point in time I've yet to see any solution.
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