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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby D-Day » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:40 am

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Austin, Texas — A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.

Some of the targeted buildings are near the popular Sixth Street entertainment district, where bars close at 2 a.m., about the same time the shootings began. Thousands of people are typically on the street at that time, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said.


http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/n ... /19606235/

At least it wasn't during SxSW; that could have been really deadly


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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby hollowpoint » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:48 am

D-Day wrote:
middle aged female wrote:
Toolbox wrote:Ansel????


Austin, Texas — A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.

Some of the targeted buildings are near the popular Sixth Street entertainment district, where bars close at 2 a.m., about the same time the shootings began. Thousands of people are typically on the street at that time, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said.


http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/n ... /19606235/

At least it wasn't during SxSW; that could have been really deadly


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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby guest » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:16 pm

The Suburban Avenger wrote:The video of the 12-year-old with the air gun getting shot in Cleveland doesn't do much for the cops involved. He's shot within two seconds of the scout car pulling up to him.
I question why they pulled up so close to him. Seems like I'd want a little distance between me and a kid I thought was armed, but I don't know about these things. I do know that this doesn't look good:
Cleveland cop who killed boy, 12, was deemed unfit for duty
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby D-Day » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:59 am

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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:47 pm

D-Day wrote:http://nypost.com/2014/12/20/2-nypd-cops-shot-execution-style-in-brooklyn/


Heartbreaking. Whatever you might feel about the presumed beatification of Mike Brown and the obese loosie salesman the police (a) are the last ditch in enforcing the social contact and (b) belong to families everywhere. Philosophically I have concluded that they're indispensable on point (a) because it's too easy for many people to lapse into atavistic ways. Emotionally, though, I'm just as stuck on (b) because I know firsthand what it means. In the 60s and 70s there were people trying to "off pigs" and even though I was young I distinctly remember my father and his friends being off-duty and speaking in worried tones about traveling to work without wearing their uniforms and taking care to never be followed home. And then the practice of checking under car seats for bombs and the sight of scout cars with mesh welded over the tailpipes.
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby middle aged female » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:59 pm

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
D-Day wrote:http://nypost.com/2014/12/20/2-nypd-cops-shot-execution-style-in-brooklyn/


Heartbreaking. Whatever you might feel about the presumed beatification of Mike Brown and the obese loosie salesman the police (a) are the last ditch in enforcing the social contact and (b) belong to families everywhere. Philosophically I have concluded that they're indispensable on point (a) because it's too easy for many people to lapse into atavistic ways. Emotionally, though, I'm just as stuck on (b) because I know firsthand what it means. In the 60s and 70s there were people trying to "off pigs" and even though I was young I distinctly remember my father and his friends being off-duty and speaking in worried tones about traveling to work without wearing their uniforms and taking care to never be followed home. And then the practice of checking under car seats for bombs and the sight of scout cars with mesh welded over the tailpipes.

Yep, we had a box with Dad's riot gear (bullet-proof vest, helmet, billy club, brass knuckles, etc) and an M1 in the trunk of the car at all times. And he ALWAYS carried his service revolver and sat with his back to a wall facing the doors even when we went out to breakfast or lunch. The only time I saw that revolver off his hip was when he was laying down and then it was on the dresser, loaded.
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby D-Day » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:56 pm

For fuck's sake. Another suburban St. Louis honor student shows his wise decision making process. They must have a great curriculum there!

Shooting Death of Black Man by White Officer Spurs Protests in St. Louis Suburb
By BEN KESLING and JOE BARRETT

A white police officer killed a black teenager who was allegedly armed in a St. Louis suburb late Tuesday, leading to a small protest and four arrests at the scene of the shooting, according to police.

The death of Antonio Martin, 18 years old, comes as tensions run high in U.S. cities over the use of deadly force by police. The shooting happened in Berkeley, Mo., just miles from the town of Ferguson, where the death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in August sparked months of demonstrations that turned violent at times.

Berkeley officials moved quickly to keep the public from drawing a connection to Ferguson. Berkeley’s population is more than 80% black, and Mayor Theodore Hoskins pointed to its large number of black police officers and he and other elected officials who are African-American. In Ferguson, the city’s population is two-thirds African-American, while its city council and police force are largely white.

The mayor also said, unlike Ferguson, the shooting was captured on a surveillance camera and a weapon was recovered on the scene.

“We’re trying to indicate that this wasn’t the same as Ferguson,” Mr. Hoskins said at a news conference. “You couldn’t even compare this with Ferguson or the Garner case in New York.”

The mayor of Ferguson couldn't be reached immediately for comment.

Protests have spread across the country in recent months not just over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, but Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. and Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee, Wis. Both died during confrontations with police.

A man who pulled a gun on a police officer during a routine business check was shot and killed early Wednesday in Berkeley, Mo., just a few miles from Ferguson. Photo: AP
The shooting in Berkeley happened around 11:15 p.m., as the officer responded to a call of larceny at a gas station, said Chief Jon Belmar of the St. Louis County Police Department, which is investigating the shooting. The city of just over 9,000 residents is northwest of downtown St. Louis, tucked against the region’s main airport.

Police said two men approached the officer in the parking lots and one appeared to pull a gun. The officer fired his weapon three times with one round hitting and killing the suspect. A 9mm pistol with a scratched out serial number was recovered at the scene, Chief Belmar said.

The officer’s name wasn't released by police, but officials confirmed he has been placed on administrative leave by the Berkeley Police Department. County police released the name of the 18-year-old on Wednesday morning. A call placed to Mr. Martin’s family wasn’t immediately returned.

A surveillance camera at the gas station captured the incident, and police released footage up to the moment of the shooting.

“The video goes on; there’s no reason for the family of this young man to have to see the rest of the video,” Chief Belmar said of the abbreviated footage. He added the department would be distributing more video from the scene that will include footage of the officer allegedly retreating to ensure transparency.

The police shooting death of an allegedly armed black man in a St. Louis suburb led to small protests and four overnight arrests. WSJ’s Ben Kesling reports. Photo: AP
In his morning news conference, Chief Belmar said a crowd of 200 to 300 people gathered near the gas station after the shooting. While many protesters were peaceful, one officer was hit with a brick and another was injured trying to flee from a series of three explosions of what appeared to be improvised fireworks that were set off during the protest. Four arrests were made for assaults on police, he added.

“This is a tragedy, but we need to take it to a level of discourse and conversation and perhaps take it off the street,” he said.

He also said that police didn’t deploy tear gas or flash bangs to disperse the crowd, contrary to reports on social media. The crowd had largely dispersed by Wednesday morning

The officer’s police cruiser was equipped with a dash-mounted camera that didn’t record footage because it only operates when the car’s rooftop lights are turned on. The officer also had been given a body-mounted camera, but he wasn’t wearing it at the time of the shooting.

Chief Belmar said the officer was involved in a similar incident in recent years when he and a suspect struggled for the officer’s gun. At some point, the officer purposefully dropped the magazine out of the weapon and fired the chambered round into the floor to prevent the gun from being used by the suspect, he said.

Lawyer Brian Millikan, who is representing the officer involved, said his client acted properly in the situation and the video shows that. He declined to provide the name of the officer, only saying he is a four-year veteran of the Berkeley department and served at a neighboring department for a little more than a year before that.

Berkeley, whose town motto is “A Planned Progressive Community,” has 31 police officers of which 17 or 18 are black, including three of the four highest-ranking officers, Mr. Hoskins said.

The mayor said the shooting wasn’t a situation where an officer went out “half-cocked” and made a rash decision. He added residents need to recognize that the officer seemed to have acted responsibly when allegedly being confronted with a gun.

“There’s a disjointed conclusion that all our policemen are guilty,” Mr. Hoskins said. “My message to the community is we’re sure we’re going to have a complete investigation.” He said the city will conduct an independent investigation of the incident along with St. Louis County’s investigation.

Protests broke out in nearby Ferguson last month after a St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict city police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mr. Brown. Those demonstrations at points turned violent with looting and arson.

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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby RoryKasel » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:01 pm

Man carjacked, witness opens fire at gas station in NE Houston

Police are searching for the men who carjacked and attacked a man in northeast Houston.

Houston police said around 11:15 p.m. Saturday, two men attacked another man who was parked in the Valero parking lot near Jensen Drive and Caplin Street.

When the assailants attempted to take his truck, a witness parked at the gas pump started shooting at the men, according to authorities.

Police said he accidentally shot the victim in the head.

He was taken to the hospital listed in stable condition.

Police found the victim's truck a few blocks away and the assailants are still on the loose.

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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby Navy Blue Scrubs » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:07 pm

Another bunch of people shot, some killed ->

The shooting happened at Umpqua Community College...


Every year we host EMT students from there because, well, because we're busy as hell and they witness things that they'll likely never see back in, uh, wait a minute...

Earlier this year I google up some images of the place. It looked pretty idyllic: the kind of place where I'd be more worried about being eaten by a bear than some lunatic lighting up the college.

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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby Toolbox » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:36 am

Authorities in Roseville, Michigan, reported the 26-year-old was in the process of pulling his car into a dealership service bay, per Fox 2. After exiting the vehicle, Tipton grabbed a duffel bag, which contained two guns, from the trunk. One of the guns discharged, and a bullet struck Tipton in the stomach. He died after being transported to a local hospital.


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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:20 pm

Toolbox wrote:
Authorities in Roseville, Michigan, reported the 26-year-old was in the process of pulling his car into a dealership service bay, per Fox 2. After exiting the vehicle, Tipton grabbed a duffel bag, which contained two guns, from the trunk. One of the guns discharged, and a bullet struck Tipton in the stomach. He died after being transported to a local hospital.


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2648 ... =editorial


Interviewed him several years ago when covering a Central Michigan football game.

What a weird one. How in the hell would a gun just go off?
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:36 pm

Im hanging in the hammock, enjoying a day off and through the hedges I can hear the insipid woman who lives behind talking to little Joshua (always Joshua, never Josh or Jay or Jughead; what happened to people that they're not playful with their kids): "what's the name of the animal that ran under the deck?" The answer is chipmunk, apparently, and momma really wants him to say it. Funny thing is that I've had enough of their little rodent shenanigans and have been pot-shotting at them all weekend with a BB gun. Stay out of my garage and stay out my garden, damnit.

Next door neighbor, a buddy, is a retiree who takes daily sun therapy for psoriasis, and the recent appearance of a ground hog has him spooked. They're even more "city" than me so this lumbering brute has to go, thus I'm commissioned. normally a groundhog bothers me not at all, but the garden's coming into it's own so preventive culling is in order.

But it's not all shoa up here for the critters: the fox squirrels, just like we had at home, are still favored and we feed them..
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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby The Beav » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:54 pm

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2016/07/police_investigate_double_shoo_1.html

Police investigate double shooting at Grand Blanc apartment complex

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Re: Gunplay in Detroit's suburbs

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:09 pm

The Beav wrote:http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2016/07/police_investigate_double_shoo_1.html

Police investigate double shooting at Grand Blanc apartment complex

Anyone seen Frank?


Ha. The funny part is that my eldest is flying the coop, looking at apartments with a buddy, and the scene of this shooting was on his short list. I just learned of the shooting this afternoon while at work. One of my guys was in the office when the note popped up from my wife so the colleague, a dry as toast dude from China, thought just for a moment and then asked: "will you change your recommendation of this apartment complex to your son?" Not sure if he didn't quite get it or if thinks that I have too many kids and so one or two less might be a good thing.

GB is experiencing the same shit storm that's hit most places around S.E. Michigan: collapse of the central city and depressed real estate prices has meant the arrival of a double handful of lumpen prols. (I used this term when discussing the matter with the Chinese guy; I figured that with his Maoist-era education he'd understand the term better than "shit head." He didn't: must have not paid attention to that part of Marx) Not much to be done about it, so I'm vigilant and exercising skills long-atrophied since the flight from Brightmoor. It's not the wild west, not even close, but there's more shit going on than when we first made the move. One bit of Detroit magic that I shared was a couple of years ago when a neighbor had an old wreck of an Oldsmobile minivan stolen from his driveway one night. "They'll find it parked on the north side of Flint," I said, reasoning that a shit head from the apartments needed a ride back to the old 'hood and so grabbed an easy-to-steal heap. P.D. that I know from the legion confirmed: van was found after sitting for a while untouched on a Dresden-like street where I said. Well done, wannabe officer Frank.
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