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Posted 6/14/17 , edited 6/14/17
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/14/532894023/gunman-opens-fire-as-members-of-congress-practice-baseball


The shooting took place one day before the annual Congressional Baseball Game, which is scheduled for June 15 at Nationals Park. Pitting members of one party against another, the contest supports charities ranging from the Boys and Girls Clubs to the Washington Literacy Center.


Five wounded, the suspect, James T. Hodgkinson, was taken into custody and later died at the hospital. The wounded include two of the capital police officers who stopped the suspect:

Rep. Steve Scalise
Zachary Barth, staff member for Rep. Roger Williams
Matt Mika, director of government relations at Tyson Foods
Special Agent David Bailey, U.S. Capitol Police
Special Agent Crystal Griner, U.S. Capitol Police


May the wounded heal and the frightened find comfort. Violence has no place in political discourse. It's a damned shame to see what is supposed to be an amicable charity event marred with hatred and violence.

*And I know it may be a bit late four pages in, but please try to keep this thread civil.
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Politically motivated violence? Seriously, we do NOT need this right now. As if things haven't been polarized enough already!
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This is why we should round up all the Kathy Griffins and lock them up, before ISIS gets started here. Modern weapons of radicalization.
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Kavalion wrote:

This is why we should round up all the Kathy Griffins and lock them up, before ISIS gets started here. Modern weapons of radicalization.


What? lol
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The left is doing ISIS style be headings of Trump and republicans, they openly call for the assassination of Trump, and even have assassination plays with Trump as Caesar.

I'm surprised the mentally left isn't doing more of this.
Posted 6/14/17 , edited 6/21/17

Rujikin wrote:

The left is doing ISIS style be headings of Trump and republicans, they openly call for the assassination of Trump, and even have assassination plays with Trump as Caesar.

I'm surprised the mentally left isn't doing more of this.


Kettle, pot, black.
GOP did the same thing for eight years, this isn't new to America. The only difference is that there are Republicans who hate Trump as much as the "left/Democrats" do. He's not a genuine Republican candidate, which pisses off a lot of "good ol' boys" (as they're referred to in the South).

As for this, nobody supports violence to this degree on anyone. I have a feeling we'll see more of them seeing as there's more tension in the air about politics on both sides than anything else that's ongoing (so, goodbye movie theater/school shootings - hello attacks on the government). I've seen Trump supporters on Reddit wanting to kill/shoot/torture specific Republican representatives because of their "blasphemy" against God Emperor Trump. Radicalization doesn't take much in this atmosphere - regardless of political side.
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Rujikin wrote:

The left is doing ISIS style be headings of Trump and republicans, they openly call for the assassination of Trump, and even have assassination plays with Trump as Caesar.

I'm surprised the mentally left isn't doing more of this.


Can you at least make one fucking sensible post on politics? Majority of political assassination attempts were done by conservatives.. That is a historical fact.

I mean the only area I seen you make good posts is on energy and I don't mean ones that agree with me.

EDIT: We also do not know the political affiliations of this guy. He can be a Republican who hates how his party is running the country for all we know.
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I met Scalise years ago. This hits a little close to home.
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ninjitsuko wrote:
As for this, nobody supports violence to this degree on anyone. I have a feeling we'll see more of them seeing as there's more tension in the air about politics on both sides than anything else that's ongoing (so, goodbye movie theater/school shootings - hello attacks on the government). I've seen Trump supporters on Reddit wanting to kill/shoot/torture specific Republican representatives because of their "blasphemy" against God Emperor Trump. Radicalization doesn't take much in this atmosphere - regardless of political side.


Yeah. People talk about doing crazy stuff like this on the net all the time. But now that someone's actually done it, it's only going to escalate in a negative feedback loop. As incidents like this occur, they will only cause the tension and strain to increase, which will in turn lead to more people cracking and causing such incidents. Which "side" a given perpetrator is on isn't even relevant at this point, as long as somebody does it.
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The Democrat/Media climate of hate bears poisoned fruit.
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Well at lest they aren't blaming the Muslims progress I guess
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Rujikin wrote:

The left is doing ISIS style be headings of Trump and republicans, they openly call for the assassination of Trump, and even have assassination plays with Trump as Caesar.

I'm surprised the mentally left isn't doing more of this.


I can't speak to the motivations of the people putting on Julius Caesar but if you've ever read the play, the basic moral is beware of what you wish for. An argument could be made that it's actually a commentary on anti-fa doing more harm than good to the lefts argument. The same can't be said for the head thing that was just plain bad.

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Wtf. This is not some nut case with a .22 revolver in NYC in the early '80s. This guy had a assult rifle at the 3rd base dugout!!!! Fire the security detail. How many times will we tolerate the incompetence. Multiple breaches of the white house grounds. A drug fueled orgy in Columbia... Seriously wtf.

I say turn security over to the Marine corps. And gut the secret service so we can start over.
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Please don't be horrible.
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Posted 6/14/17 , edited 6/21/17
I have a feeling that this thread will turn into a "liberals are evil" circle jerk.
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