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'Three US police shot' in Baton Rouge

 
 
Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 09:08 am
From the BBC.

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Authorities in Louisiana say three police officers have been shot in Baton Rouge, US media report


That's it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36820782
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 09:15 am
@izzythepush,
Oh, no not again...
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 09:19 am
@saab,
Well it's not rocket science, conditions have hardly changed since the last shooting.

This is from the NY Times.

Quote:
The police were responding to a shooting near the Baton Rouge Police Headquarters early Sunday. At least one officer had been shot, according to local news reports that cited police sources.


Mark Clements, who lives near the headquarters building, said he was in his backyard when he heard shots ring out.

“I heard probably 10 to 12 gunshots go off,” he said in a telephone interview. “We heard a bunch of sirens and choppers and everything since then.”


The Baton Rouge police could not be immediately reached for comment.

Protests have been held along Airline Highway, which runs in front of Police Headquarters, since the police shooting of Alton Sterling on July 5. At about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the road was closed in both directions, The Baton Rouge Advocate reported.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/us/baton-rouge-police-respond-to-reports-of-officer-shooting.html?_r=0
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 09:20 am
Baton Rouge Advocate seems like the most up to date source.

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_70595fc8-4c2a-11e6-8d54-8fde922185e6.html
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 09:35 am
Copycat shootings like this may become common. I hope not.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 10:12 am
@edgarblythe,
That is the worry. It only takes one hothead.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 10:16 am
The latest.

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Three police officers have been shot dead in the US city of Baton Rouge and five others injured, US media reports say.

A police spokesman said the scene had been "contained". It was not clear if any suspects have been detained.

Reports say a lone gunman opened fire with an assault rifle.
Baton Rouge police have warned residents to stay away from the scene of the latest shooting, which was near police headquarters and Airline Highway.

Footage shown on a local TV channel, filmed on a mobile phone, showed police cars arriving at a road intersection. Several shots were then heard.

Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden said he had spoken to White House officials in Washington, who had offered assistance. He said it was "a defining moment" for community relations.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36820782
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giujohn
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 01:17 pm
The reports are that the officers were lured into an ambush there was more than one assailant one is dead and two may be at Large dressed in black fatigues masks possibly body armor with long guns... Three officers dead 3 more shot 1 critical... If this is the case there should be a paradigm shift... Any man with a gun call should be answered by a roving 24 hour Tactical Team who are wearing level 3 or above body armor armed with high powered semi or fully automatic weapons... And absolutely no response until that type of unit is available to go to the call... So much for safeguarding the public... But anything less would be suicide for the police at this point and they can't be blamed.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 02:20 pm
Robert Reich
50 mins ·
Three police officers were shot dead and at least three others wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, today -- the latest episode in a month of violence and extraordinary racial tension in the country.
The shooting took place as protesters and Republicans are arriving in Cleveland for the party’s national convention. Although the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association urged people not to take their guns anywhere near Cleveland’s downtown during the convention because officers were already in a “heightened state,” Ohio’s open carry gun law allows anyone to carry guns in public – including semiautomatic AR-15-style assault rifles that have been used in recent killings – and several people have already been sighted in downtown Cleveland carrying such weapons.
So the Republican convention begins at precisely the time when the nation is convulsed over widening divides – not only of race but also of religion and of class -- and at a time when violence is more palpable than at any time in years. Into that breach comes Donald Trump, who has done more than any presidential candidate in American history to widen those divides, incite hatred, and legitimize violence.
giujohn
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 02:29 pm
@edgarblythe,
And if that is true then Barack Obama has done more than any other sitting president to widen the Divide and incite hatred and violence between the races as well as the police.
His statement today regarding the Baton Rouge shooting is too little too late.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 02:39 pm
@giujohn,
That's it. Obama did it. He was responsible for 911 and the Kennedy assassination, also.
snood
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 02:47 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Copycat shootings like this may become common. I hope not.

I have a suspicion that gangs are using it as a way to "jump in" new members, or promote existing ones. It's commonly known that gangs use violence against random strangers as a way to initiate a member. Maybe they're telling them that shooting a cop wins them instant acceptance and status. Just a theory.
giujohn
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 02:59 pm
@edgarblythe,
Oh come on everyone knows that Trump is responsible for 9/11 he just wanted areas to build new buildings in.
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thack45
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 04:25 pm
@giujohn,
How could his statement today have "done more than any other sitting president to widen the Divide and incite hatred and violence between the races as well as the police."?
snood
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 04:32 pm
@thack45,
thack45 wrote:

How could his statement today have "done more than any other sitting president to widen the Divide and incite hatred and violence between the races as well as the police."?

Don't feed the troll
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 04:44 pm
@snood,
I think something like that is going on in France. I take it as a grab on.
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thack45
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 05:28 pm
@snood,
Don't worry about it
snood
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 05:29 pm
@thack45,
Hey, it's your headache - welcome to it.
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giujohn
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 07:50 pm
@thack45,
The statement today was fine just too little too late...he should have made those kind remarks about the Cambridge incident the Trayvon Martin incident the Ferguson incident and on and on... and I suspect the only reason he made the comments today was to give Hillary cover in the future.
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giujohn
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2016 07:53 pm
@snood,
Quote:
Don't feed the troll
= no cogent or intelligent argument for rebuttal.
And if I am your headache my work is done here.
 

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