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posted by martyb on Monday October 02 2017, @04:18PM   Printer-friendly

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/02/554976369/section-of-las-vegas-strip-is-closed-after-music-festival-shooting

A gunman fired upon thousands of people attending a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, in a brutal attack that is blamed for at least 58 deaths, police say. In the mass shooting and panic that ensued, 515 people were injured. At least one of the dead is an off-duty police officer who was attending the concert.

Editorializing: Interesting how media always emphasize ISLAMIC terrorists, but downplay domestic terrorism as psychologically disturbed individual lone-wolfs.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @08:47AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @08:47AM (#576497)

    Apparently the very idea of someone being armed next door to a hotel room where automatic gunfire erupts out of nowhere never even crossed your mind. (Doesn't surprise me, as it appears rather narrow.)

    That's effectively what happened, but with the additional time for the police to drive over to the hotel, then sort out the exact room all the racket was coming from, etc.

  • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Tuesday October 03 2017, @04:31PM (2 children)

    by bob_super (1357) on Tuesday October 03 2017, @04:31PM (#576652)

    I believe CNN mentioned that the guy shot at the cops in the hotel before committing suicide.

    How many brave heroes are going to burst through a hotel door with their carry toy, when an unknown amount of people inside are continuously shooting with automatic weapons?
    Seriously... Stop watching Hollywood movies, people.

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @09:08PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @09:08PM (#576775)

      Simply because you yourself are a sniveling coward, who considers being mugged and left physically unharmed as "civilized", by no means requires other manlier men to share your "qualities".

      • (Score: 0, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @10:52PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @10:52PM (#576830)

        Calling bob a sniveling coward would have looked less like a random ad hominem and more like the exposing of his tendency to project if I'd have remembered to include a link to the post he declared himself as such [soylentnews.org].