Tagged: NRA cheers
August 26, 2015 at 7:11 am #13373
WTF is this all about? The video is just chilling, as this woman and her cameraman are gunned down during a live interview. The guy just walks up and starts blasting.August 26, 2015 at 8:49 am #13374
It gets stranger… the suspect also had a video recorder with him and taped the murders from his perspective. Then he uploads it to his Twitter account.
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[video src="http://cache-1.sendvid.com/e06krez1.mp4" /]August 26, 2015 at 9:29 am #13377
The dude apparently has shot himself, but he’s not dead yet.August 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm #13378August 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm #13380
This guy was an employment nightmare. I fault the TV station for hiring him in the first place. His performance and attitude were apparently so bad that I wonder how he could ever get chosen for employment.August 26, 2015 at 6:51 pm #13387
And yet someone sold him a gun that apparently God told him to use.August 26, 2015 at 11:55 pm #13391
Great, something new to be afraid of! On the Wikipedia death notices was this 24 year-old woman’s name and on the next line, that of a 104 year-old civil rights activist. Who knows what she or the young photographer could have accomplished if they’d had another 80 years!August 27, 2015 at 2:34 am #13400
KEX’s report of this tragic story woke me up Wednesday morning. Michael Castner was very shaken as he reported the story, and he explained that during a commercial break, he and colleagues at the radio station watched the video that Flanagan had made of the shooting. They did not realize that this was the full, uncut video. One of them tried, in vain, to put his hand over the computer screen at the point where news reporter Alison Parker tries to flee as she is being shot. To quote Michael Castner, “you can’t un-watch these images.”
This story reminds me of Jing Wu’s murder of his management chain at SiPort in 2008. Like Flanagan, Wu was angry about having been fired from his job, and he lashed out at the people he believed to be responsible for his termination.August 27, 2015 at 6:06 pm #13429
I am at a loss. Somehow, I can’t bring myself to accept this as the default state of affairs.
Of course a shooting like this is completely unacceptable, and horrible, and enraging, sad, and… again, I’m at a loss.
I have my best thoughts for everyone involved. Should never have happened.
If we can’t somehow understand how to have a rational, fact based, gun discussion, shame on us every time.August 27, 2015 at 7:42 pm #13435
Australia confiscated 650,000 guns. Murders and suicides plummeted.August 28, 2015 at 1:02 am #13450
A friend of mine worked at ABC News for decades — taking this pretty hard.
Banning handguns and assualt weapons will eventually lead to scarse gun availability for the bad guys — they be reduced to shooting up movie theaters with bolt action rifles.August 28, 2015 at 2:34 am #13451
For some reason, what saddens me the most is how young these victims were. They should have had many years ahead of them.
Cameraman Adam Ward was 27 years old and was engaged to a news producer at WDJB. I read that his fiancee was to receive her wedding dress on the day that he was killed. According to the report I heard on KEX, Adam Ward might have been the intended target of the killing because Flanagan believed that Ward had filed a complaint with WDJB’s human resources department, causing him to lose his job.
Reporter Alison Parker was just 24 years old (this number has a special significance to me because when I was 24, I graduated college, moved to Oregon, and started working full time).
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