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Potential mass shootings averted

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Stevicus, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Stevicus

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    I came across a couple of articles while browsing the news feed.

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/16/man-interested-in-committing-mass-shooting-arrested-in-connecticut/

    Girl, 15, arrested for making school shooting threat on Snapchat

    In both of these cases, they were able to follow through an internet trail which led to the discovery of the threats and the activities of the users.

    But we don't really know if they were actually going to do anything, yet they posted a threat. It's possible that these could have turned out to be mass shootings, but the implication here is that they were stopped because the FBI "did an incredible job." Or maybe they were just drunk or on drugs or just out of their minds when posting.

    All these stories about mass shootings seem to be producing some kind copycat effect. Now, more people want in on the action.
     
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    Summer seems to bring out the loons and they develop their own killing fads.

    A few summers ago it was killing police officers.

    Of course, the old summer fallback is always there, riots.
     
  3. fantome profane

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    Right, it’s the weather that is to blame.

     
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    I remember a movie a saw, two cops were driving in a patrol car. One was complaining about the weather, it was cold and stormy. The other cop commented that the loved this kind of weather. Fewer crimes are committed when the weather is bad.

    I imagine even criminals have a preference in being dry and warm.
     
  5. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    It seems driving cars into people has become the latest fad attacking First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    A Prison Guard Drove A Truck Through A Group Of Jewish ICE Protesters, Injuring Several

    Hating our freedoms seems to be a growing "fad" on the right (except for the 2nd, of course).
     
  6. shmogie

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    Yes, the heat really jacks them up. In some parts of the big cities folk don´t have A/C, and emotions run raw.
     
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    No, the weather is not to blame. Hot weather seems to exacerbate some peoples views of what is wrong with their lives.

    The history of riots finds that most are in the summer.

    Why the crazy sole actors seem to go off in the summer, I have no idea.
     
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    No, the weather is not to blame. Hot weather seems to exacerbate some peoples views of what is wrong with their lives.

    The history of riots finds that most are in the summer.

    Why the crazy sole actors seem to go off in the summer, I have no idea.
     
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