10 people killed in Colorado supermarket shooting, including a police officer

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So sad:

A shooting at a Colorado supermarket killed 10 people Monday, including a police officer who was the first to respond to the scene, authorities said.

Police arrested a suspect, but didn't reveal his name or any details about the shooting at an evening news conference where Boulder police Chief Maris Herold fought back tears.

Investigators had just begun sorting through evidence and witness interviews and didn't have details on a motive for the shooting at the King Soopers store in Boulder, which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northwest of Denver and home to the University of Colorado, said Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty.

"This is a tragedy and a nightmare for Boulder County," Dougherty said. "These were people going about their day, doing their shopping. I promise the victims and the people of the state of Colorado that we will secure justice."

 

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Not a top score but he did get double digits.
Obviously his clip was to small.
 

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That’s where I used to buy reduced price advanced lift tickets.
 






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And this story will quickly disappear

The narrative will be :
1) Trump's xenophobia is the cause of this
2) most important thing is to be sure that white supremists dont use this as an excuse to kill
 




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Agree. This goes both ways at least to some extent. Unfortunately one side has a much bigger mouthpiece than the other.

I am going to venture though that right media is much more willing to report evenhandedly. For example, the jan 6 riot saw widespread right media condemnation. Conversely, this summer's looting/burning of cities saw very little left media condemnation.
 

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I cared before. I care the same amount now. The initial reactions were universally “white dude, big surprise. If he was black or brown he never would have been taken alive.” So maybe sit this one out progs.
 


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Just for the sake of argument, does being Muslim make you non-white?
 



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This has been interesting. When the suspect turns out not to be white the narrative shifts from “domestic terrorism” to “mental health”. Just a few years ago it was the other way around.
 

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This has been interesting. When the suspect turns out not to be white the narrative shifts from “domestic terrorism” to “mental health”. Just a few years ago it was the other way around.
He's not white? What color is he?
 

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I cared before. I care the same amount now. The initial reactions were universally “white dude, big surprise. If he was black or brown he never would have been taken alive.” So maybe sit this one out progs.
If White privilege exists, it exists because of your appearance. The cop wouldn't know his whiteness had factors that negated his whiteness.

This whole page if full of nonsense.
 




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if I'm being honest, I'm starting to tune out the mass shooting stories.

it's the cost of doing business. if our culture wants guns to be available and gun ownership to be encouraged, there will be shootings and the occasional mass shooting. and we're getting numb to it. same thing every time: mass shooting. "Thoughts and Prayers." Progressives scream for gun control. and the gun control efforts die in Congress because the gun lobby has the votes to make it happen.

it's really no different than traffic fatalities. you hear about some 3-car accident with four or five fatalities, and people say "that's too bad." but no one ever suggests that car ownership should be restricted or controlled - except in the occasional case of the guy with 15 DWI arrests. for most people, traffic accidents and fatalities are the cost of doing business. we all like to drive, we all own cars, and if enough people drive on the same highways, sooner or later they will run into each other and people will get hurt or killed. and we accept it.

just as we accept shootings because it's become part of the landscape. we just hope it doesn't happen to us.

and life goes on. and we all get a little more numb. maybe even comfortably numb.

Shine on, you crazy diamonds.
 

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if I'm being honest, I'm starting to tune out the mass shooting stories.

it's the cost of doing business. if our culture wants guns to be available and gun ownership to be encouraged, there will be shootings and the occasional mass shooting. and we're getting numb to it. same thing every time: mass shooting. "Thoughts and Prayers." Progressives scream for gun control. and the gun control efforts die in Congress because the gun lobby has the votes to make it happen.
I know you are aware of this, but choose to gloss over it but this issue is about 95% a mental health issue (which is a MASSIVE issue in this country and only getting worse with shutdowns and restrictions and mask mandates) and about 5% to do with actual gun ownership.

Let's at least be honest about the issue at hand
 

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If White privilege exists, it exists because of your appearance. The cop wouldn't know his whiteness had factors that negated his whiteness.

This whole page if full of nonsense.

Not true. The police treat people of the same race differently, based on class & situation. The cops don't treat a well healed 50 y/o Black man on his way home from work at 3pm, the same as they treat a thugged out 19 y/o who's out prowling around at 3am. Similarly, the cops don't treat me & a friend, the same way they would treat a group of Hell's Angels.
 

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if I'm being honest, I'm starting to tune out the mass shooting stories.

it's the cost of doing business. if our culture wants guns to be available and gun ownership to be encouraged, there will be shootings and the occasional mass shooting. and we're getting numb to it. same thing every time: mass shooting. "Thoughts and Prayers." Progressives scream for gun control. and the gun control efforts die in Congress because the gun lobby has the votes to make it happen.

it's really no different than traffic fatalities. you hear about some 3-car accident with four or five fatalities, and people say "that's too bad." but no one ever suggests that car ownership should be restricted or controlled - except in the occasional case of the guy with 15 DWI arrests. for most people, traffic accidents and fatalities are the cost of doing business. we all like to drive, we all own cars, and if enough people drive on the same highways, sooner or later they will run into each other and people will get hurt or killed. and we accept it.

just as we accept shootings because it's become part of the landscape. we just hope it doesn't happen to us.

and life goes on. and we all get a little more numb. maybe even comfortably numb.

Shine on, you crazy diamonds.

Correct. We accept certain risks to live in our society. The part we rarely talk about is the part where gon control advocates seemingly only want to ban guns when it happens to White people in the suburbs. 10 killed? That's just a normal weekend in Chicago's mostly Black South Side, but no one cares because they're just poor Blacks.
 

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If White privilege exists, it exists because of your appearance. The cop wouldn't know his whiteness had factors that negated his whiteness.

This whole page if full of nonsense.
The assumption that he was white came from a grainy chopter video of him being escorted in handcuffs. His picture is pretty clear that he’s not your typical white.
 

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The assumption that he was white came from a grainy chopter video of him being escorted in handcuffs. His picture is pretty clear that he’s not your typical white.
How does one define "your typical white"?
 

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Just for the sake of argument, does being Muslim make you non-white?
The convenience with which we assign non white or white status to folks is a little over the top. George Zimmerman WHITE hispanic. This guy? White Muslim. Kamala Harris. Black.
 





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