Police report 'active shooter' near Planned Parenthood

Discussion in 'Latest US & World News' started by Amadeus, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Amadeus

    Amadeus New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/27/us/colorado-shooting-probe/index.html

    I hope this is not another case of anti-abortionist, right-wing Christian terrorism, motivated by conservative media and propaganda. But I suspect otherwise. Hopefully the issue is resolved without any fatalities.
     
  2. krashsmith81

    krashsmith81 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2014
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Someone should tell the shooter that we will cancel all the abortions if he will only agree to take care of the kids himself, and be responsible for them. Then he'll put the gun in his own mouth, pull the trigger, and make the world a better place.

    Oh well, a man can dream.
     
  3. Deckel

    Deckel Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    17,608
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Trophy Points:
    113
    What is the relevance of "near planned parenthood" if it is not "at planned parenthood"?
     
  4. Amadeus

    Amadeus New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
  5. Deckel

    Deckel Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    17,608
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Two of your sources still say "near", including one with the headline "at" and CNN reported that the initial report was "at" but the police have since changed it to "near" and there are lots of businesses in that area, so you have no added anything with your efforts.
     
  6. willburroughs

    willburroughs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    2,276
    Likes Received:
    324
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I think the point is, unless there is some information left out specifically saying this is related to Planned Parenthood, what is the point of putting it into the headline of the article? Would seem to be an attempt to drive opinion beforehand.
     
  7. Amadeus

    Amadeus New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was addressing that point. It's being reported that the shooting incident is at a Planned Parenthood clinic, or close enough that it is journalistically relevant. It's possible that a random nut with a gun chose the location randomly, but we're all thinking the same thing.
     
  8. CRUE CAB

    CRUE CAB New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    5,952
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Oh, we can dream. You know of parents actually taking care of their kids.
     
  9. Amadeus

    Amadeus New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Every news source is citing Planned Parenthood as the location. It's a conspiracy.
     
  10. Doug_yvr

    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Messages:
    19,096
    Likes Received:
    1,827
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yes, inside the Planned Parenthood location.
     
  11. CRUE CAB

    CRUE CAB New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    5,952
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So what? Burn them all down. Why should my tax dollars pay for what they do?
     
  12. rayznack

    rayznack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    3,033
    Likes Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    48
    So if I can't take care of the homeless that means they can be killed, right?
     
  13. Durandal

    Durandal Well-Known Member Donor

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    55,893
    Likes Received:
    27,417
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    That's the problem with this "breaking news" crap online - information is not yet very clear, so we end up with conflicting reports and inaccurate claims based on this source or that. There's no point speculating about the shooter's motive until proper info comes to light. Fox says "at or near Planned Parentgood" http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/11/2...ted-near-colorado-springs-planned-parenthood/

    So, OK, it might just as well be "at or near" a church at this point. Tells us nothing useful. However, I'm sure this is another mentally disturbed fellow just given what he's reportedly doing so far, barricading himself and shooting at police and civilians. Does it matter whether he's targeting any group in particular, then? I don't think so - it's not really important what political or religious views mentally unstable people hold and act upon, because they're not really relevant to the sane majority..
     
  14. Deckel

    Deckel Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    17,608
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Trophy Points:
    113
    No they were saying "near" as 2 of the 3 sources already provided indicated.
     
  15. Amadeus

    Amadeus New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Muslim kills people = all Muslims guilty

    Blacks kill people = all blacks guilty

    Whites kill people = nothing to see here, just a mentally disturbed lone shooter
     
  16. willburroughs

    willburroughs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    2,276
    Likes Received:
    324
    Trophy Points:
    83
    It is a knee-jerk reaction to think that, and irresponsible reporting to throw it out there without a connection. It is not like Planned Parenthood clinics are in secluded areas where some nutjob running around firing would most likely be linked to the PP site. Planned Parenthoods are on normal street corners and strip malls. Could just as easily be somebody robbing a liquor store.
     
  17. QLB

    QLB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2015
    Messages:
    11,696
    Likes Received:
    2,019
    Trophy Points:
    113
    And I hope it's not another left winger off his medication.
     
  18. krashsmith81

    krashsmith81 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2014
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    In a perfect world, sure. That would be great. The simple fact is teens and others are going to have kids they can't take care of. It's sad, but it's true. Still, my parents are pro-life, so it's not like I hate all pro-lifers, I was just tossing a little humor into the mix. The only way I would think you are nutty is if you didn't believe in at the very least an exception for the life of the mother. Also, abortion was illegal in the past, remember? And women were buying a lot of coat hangers, so I don't think overturning Roe v. Wade is the answer.

    Still,this is just one man's opinion, and you are entitled to yours as well :)
     
  19. Amadeus

    Amadeus New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
  20. Doug_yvr

    Doug_yvr Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Messages:
    19,096
    Likes Received:
    1,827
    Trophy Points:
    113
    So the idiot talking heads and their pundits at CNN are speculating that the police are not going to negotiate - they're going to 'eliminate' the shooter. This is based on some vague comment a police spokesman made that didn't in any way indicate what the cops were planning.

    So now if the shooter happens to have CNN around he's going to be a little desperate and probably feel he has nothing to lose, which won't be helpful to the hostages.
     
  21. Cdnpoli

    Cdnpoli Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Messages:
    6,013
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Americans killing other Americans. Oh the humanity.
     
  22. willburroughs

    willburroughs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    2,276
    Likes Received:
    324
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Not when it is 'near it'. That 'connection' is so worthless and spurious that it has no business in a news article. The only reasons it is there are a journalistic attempt to be on top of a story, just in case it pans out, and an attempt to draw early views.
     
  23. FreshAir

    FreshAir Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    Messages:
    151,296
    Likes Received:
    63,463
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I agree we need to wait and see, we do not know the religion, the party, the race or even the purpose as of yet, too soon to reach any conclusions

    .
     
  24. Amadeus

    Amadeus New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2013
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Reports of a white bearded male.
     
  25. CRUE CAB

    CRUE CAB New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    5,952
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wow, that really narrows it down. It could be me.
     

Share This Page