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Indianapolis shooting: 8 dead at FedEx facility; suspected gunman dead

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by We Never Know, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Police responded to the FedEx Ground facility on the city's southwest side just after 11 p.m. Thursday for a report of shots fired at a business. There was an "active shooter" situation when officers arrived, said Genae Cook, spokesman for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

    Eight people were killed in and around the facility, she said. An unknown number of others went to hospitals with injuries. The suspected shooter is also dead. Cook said police believe the shooter took his own life.


    What we know about the Indianapolis shooting: 8 dead at FedEx facility; suspected gunman dead
     
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  2. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I think its time to stop the media recognition of the people who's desire is to go out in a blaze of glory.

    Report the story, play down the shooter.

    Stop the copycat craze of mass murder.
     
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  3. Stevicus

    Stevicus Veteran Member
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    Sounds like a disgruntled employee perhaps.
     
  4. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    What should we expect when some of us live in a country that has roughly 300,000,000 guns and counting?
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Oh, btw, please try to avoid the clich'e of "Guns don't kill people; people kill people". Sorry, but most homicides have it the "People with guns kill most people".
     
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  6. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta, Theosophy, Spiritualism
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    These events ae getting lost in the sauce for me. I think the media is partly to blame for over sensationalizing past shootings because it can be turned into such dramatic sounding news.

    So what happens is this option is too quickly in the mind of disgruntled workers with mental health issues. And....here we go again.
     
  7. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    I knew a couple of people who worked there...of course, haven't seen them in several years now...
     
  8. Twilight Hue

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    Of course. It's the guns. Not the people.
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    It's both.
     
  10. The Hammer

    The Hammer White Wolf - kvite ulfh
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    I do not disagree, but
    I don't see them as playing up the shooter here. They don't talk much about the person at all.
     
  11. We Never Know

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    Did authorities drop the ball on this one?
    What are your thoughts?


    "In March of 2020, the police had seized a shotgun from Mr. Hole after his mother raised concerns about his mental state, records show. But, Chief Randal Taylor said, the fact that Mr. Hole was legally able to make the more recent gun purchases indicates that, despite his mother’s warning and the police seizure of a gun, the authorities had not deemed him subject to Indiana’s so-called “red flag” law, which bars people who are found by a judge to present dangerous risk from possessing a firearm.

    Under the state’s longstanding red flag law, the authorities have two weeks after taking someone’s weapon to argue before a judge that the person is unstable and should be barred from possessing a gun for a period of time. But Chief Taylor was unsure whether a hearing like that ever took place — even though the police never returned the shotgun they had seized last year."

    Indianapolis Police Chief Says Gunman Bought Weapons Legally
     
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