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22 killed, 25 wounded in El Paso, Texas mass shooting

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  1. [5]
    alyaza
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    reset the counter folks! preliminary reports suggest up to 18 fatalities and 30 or so injuries might be the case here, but the whole situation is a huge clusterfuck and nobody knows what's going...

    reset the counter folks! preliminary reports suggest up to 18 fatalities and 30 or so injuries might be the case here, but the whole situation is a huge clusterfuck and nobody knows what's going on, so that number should be treated as the ceiling of possibility more than anything.

    11 votes
    1. [4]
      alyaza
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      ABC seems to be running with some confirmation of the 18 fatalities figure now. (ABC tweet). some local media is also, it seems. the shooter has also been identified, but not named (his name is...

      ABC seems to be running with some confirmation of the 18 fatalities figure now. (ABC tweet). some local media is also, it seems.

      the shooter has also been identified, but not named (his name is out there, though). he is young and male, and we have video of him entering and have for a few hours now.

      (reputedly there's also a manifesto going around, but it's not been confirmed legitimate yet and it seems likely right now that it's a hoax or disinformation because there appears to be no origin for it. should that manifesto be confirmed legitimate in the future, however, this shooting would be another act of far right terror because it explicitly names other far-right acts of terror and hispanic domination of texas as a motivator.)

      8 votes
      1. [3]
        alyaza
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        that said, even if the manifesto is false, there are some indications this is potentially a targeted act of right-wing violence. death toll is 19, with 40 injured according to NBC; texas's...

        that said, even if the manifesto is false, there are some indications this is potentially a targeted act of right-wing violence.

        death toll is 19, with 40 injured according to NBC; texas's attorney general says at least 15-20. there is an upcoming press conference which will most likely give us concrete numbers to go off of.

        6 votes
        1. [2]
          alyaza
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          at this point, the manifesto is being actively investigated and the three letter agencies suspect it's the shooter's, although this is not officially confirmed yet. sourcing from CNN and MSNBC....

          at this point, the manifesto is being actively investigated and the three letter agencies suspect it's the shooter's, although this is not officially confirmed yet. sourcing from CNN and MSNBC. death toll continues to vary by source from 15+ (AP) to 18 (ABC, CBS) to 19 (NBC) to 20 (miscellaneous verified twitter folks and their sources).

          5 votes
          1. alyaza
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            governor abbott has seemingly confirmed 20 fatalities in his press conference just now, with an additional "two dozen" or so wounded. also, NBC seems to be now reporting that law enforcement knew...

            governor abbott has seemingly confirmed 20 fatalities in his press conference just now, with an additional "two dozen" or so wounded.

            also, NBC seems to be now reporting that law enforcement knew the attack was going to happen, but pieced it together too late to actually stop it.

            7 votes
  2. [2]
    squirrel
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    The WaPo reports...

    The WaPo reports...

    Authorities are also investigating a manifesto that includes remarks attacking immigrants and is sympathetic to the Christchurch attacker accused of killing 49 people in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques this year, according to the two officials. Authorities have not confirmed that the manifesto is from the same attacker but continue to investigate it.

    5 votes
    1. mike10010100
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      In his manifesto,he explicitly reveals himself as eco-fascist, exactly like the Christchurch shooter. He details how he believes that only by driving out minorities can we instate things like UBI...

      In his manifesto,he explicitly reveals himself as eco-fascist, exactly like the Christchurch shooter.

      He details how he believes that only by driving out minorities can we instate things like UBI and universal healthcare. He also stated that he believes this is the only way to ensure that people can continue to exist in a world of hyper-automation.

      Now tell me how this doesn't fit exactly into Andrew Yang's support on 4chan and 8chan?

      2 votes
  3. Algernon_Asimov
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    The news report about this on our national public broadcaster's main daily news show started with "Another day in America, another gunman on the loose." Even our public broadcaster is jaded about...

    The news report about this on our national public broadcaster's main daily news show started with "Another day in America, another gunman on the loose." Even our public broadcaster is jaded about these events. :/

    3 votes