Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:10 AM
LOS ANGELES: A 72-year-old Asian man was in custody on Wednesday after shooting dead a woman at a Korean Christian retreat in Southern California, authorities told AFP.
Riverside County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Herlinda Valenzuela said the gunman's attack on Tuesday had left one woman dead, and another person hospitalised with gunshot wounds.
Two other people were hospitalised for "injuries consistent with a struggle" but had not been shot, Valenzuela told AFP.
No further information about the victims or the gunman was released.
The incident occurred at the Kkottongnae Retreat Camp, run by the Congregation of the Sisters of Jesus, a Christian social service, outside the city of Temecula at around 7:30pm (0230 GMT) Tuesday.
1) A gunman in Alabama shot dead his wife, daughter and two other people before killing himself.
2) Last weekend a man in Washington state shot dead his five children before killing himself after discovering his wife was leaving him.
3) On Saturday three police officers were killed by a 23-year-old man at his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
4) An unemployed man stormed an immigrant services centre where he had been learning English in Binghamton, New York and went on a rampage, killing 13 people before taking his own life.
5) On March 29, a heavily armed gunman shot dead eight people at a North Carolina nursing home, days after six people were killed in a murder-suicide in an upscale neighborhood in northern California's Silicon Valley.
6) And on March 10, an unemployed man killed his mother, grandmother and eight others on a vicious shooting rampage in Alabama. - AFP/de
7) There were also 2 other shooting incidents in Germany as well.
Is it time to ban the possession of personal firearms?
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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:57 PM
Nine dead in shooting at historic African-American church in Charleston, South CarolinaPUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2015Police respond to a shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERSCHARLESTON (REUTERS) - A white gunman killed nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, the city’s police chief said on Thursday, describing the attack as a “hate crime”.The suspect, who police described as a 21-year-old white man wearing a sweatshirt, jeans and boots, was still at large hours after the shooting on Wednesday evening.Eight victims were found dead in the church, Chief Gregory Mullen told reporters at a media conference, and a ninth person died after being taken to a hospital. One other person was wounded and receiving treatment.“It is unfathomable that somebody in today’s society would walk into a church when people are having a prayer meeting and take their lives," Mullen said.None of the victims were immediately identified. But Reverend Al Sharpton, the New York-based civil rights leader, said in a Tweet that the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor and a member of the state Senate, was among the fatalities.The shooting occurred at the Emanuel AME Church in the historic centre of downtown Charleston around 9 pm (0100 GMT), according to Charleston Police Department spokesman Charles Francis.After the shooting, a bomb threat was reported near the church, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Eric Watson said, and people who were gathered in the area were told by police to move back.Mullen told the press conference that the all-clear had been given after checks following the bomb threat.A police chaplain was present at the scene of the shooting, and a helicopter with a searchlight hovered overhead as officers combed through the area. Several men stood in a circle in front of a hotel near the church.“We pray for the families, they’ve got a long road ahead of them,” Reverend James Johnson, a local civil rights activist, said during the impromptu prayer service.Police took a man with a backpack and a camera into custody, but later said they were still searching for a suspect in the shooting.Following the attack on the church, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, cancelled an appearance in Charleston that had been scheduled for Thursday morning.“Governor Bush’s thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families affected by this tragedy,” his campaign team said in a statement.Local broadcaster WCSC reported that the FBI was on the scene. The FBI could not be reached immediately for comment.The website for the church said it has one of the largest and oldest black congregations in the South. It has its roots in the early 19th century, and the current building was built in 1891. It is considered a historically significant building, according to the National Park Service.
Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:35 PM
Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:07 AM
When the perp is not brown?
or any shade thereof... what you mentioned is unfortunately true...
pity that this type of bigotry is also exported along with the shiny technologies, culture, etc.
“In this country, American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.”
Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:42 AM
Canada is an example of a mosaic where people who are different and representing different culture, religion and ethnicities live together.
Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:06 AM
Sylvia Johnson, cousin of Pastor Clementa Pinckney who was killed at the church, told NBC News that one of the survivors told her the gunman reloaded five times and told a victim, “I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”
Witnesses say the suspect attended a prayer meeting for an hour, before he began shooting. Three men and six women were killed. There were three survivors.
Police are describing the shooting as a hate crime.
A Facebook photo shows Roof wearing a jacket with two flag patches: one of Apartheid-era South Africa, and the other of Rhodesia, before it became majority-ruled Zimbabwe.
Roof’s uncle, Carson Cowles, told Reuters in a phone interview that the 21-year-old received a .45-caliber handgun as a birthday present from his father in April.
Arrest records indicate that Roof was detained on charges of felony drug possession in March, and misdemeanor trespassing in April of this year. He had no prior criminal record.
Posted 19 June 2015 - 09:15 AM
Sibei jialat sia, stay there anytime kana , go out must wear bullet proof vest liao
Posted 19 June 2015 - 09:25 AM
Gunman in US church shooting arrestedPUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2015Suspected shooter Dylann Roof, 21, following his arrest on June 18, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERSCHARLESTON, United States (AFP) - US police on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old white gunman suspected of killing nine people in one of the nation’s oldest black churches in Charleston – a shooting rampage being probed as a hate crime.The carnage at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the southeastern US city was one of the worst attacks on a place of worship in the country in decades, and comes at a time of lingering racial tensions nationwide.Dylann Roof – a slight man with a bowl haircut and a youthful face – was taken into custody in neighbouring North Carolina, about a four-hour drive from the scene of the shooting, Charleston Police Chief Gregory Mullen said.“I do believe it was a hate crime,” Mullen said.A clearly frustrated President Barack Obama said the incident showed that the United States needed to look again at how violent people get their hands on guns, calling the killings “senseless.”“At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” Obama said at the White House.“It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency. And it is in our power to do something about it.”Members of the church’s mainly black congregation had gathered Wednesday evening for a Bible study meeting when the shooter walked into the building, sat for about an hour and then opened fire, Mullen said.Three men and six women were killed, and several other people were wounded. Among the dead was the church’s pastor Clementa Pinckney, who was also a Democratic state senator.Side streets around the church were sealed off with yellow crime scene tape. A police officer told AFP that some of the bodies of the victims were still inside.A support centre for relatives of the victims was set up in a nearby hotel.“The heart and soul of South Carolina was broken,” a tearful state Governor Nikki Haley said.HATE CRIMES PROBEDetectives were headed to Shelby, North Carolina – where Roof was apprehended during a traffic stop – to interview the suspect and gather evidence, Mullen told reporters.The shooting comes at a time of heightened racial tensions in America, after several high-profile killings of unarmed black men at the hands of white police in recent months led to protests and a national debate on race.A Justice Department spokesman said a hate crimes probe had been opened, with FBI agents working in tandem in with local police.“The fact that this took place in a black church obviously also raises questions about a dark part of our history,” Obama said.A picture on Roof’s Facebook page showed him wearing a black jacket with patches emblazoned with the flags of apartheid-era South African and white minority-ruled Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.Jim Curley, owner of AC’s Bar & Grill, which is located a few blocks from the church, said locals were shocked anyone would carry out an attack in the popular tourist area.“This is really completely out of the blue... We have no idea what the motivation is,” Curley told AFP.Darlene Green, a 56-year-old black resident of Charleston, agreed.“South Carolina is a place of warmth. It’s not normally a place where you have violence like this,” Green said. “Only (the suspect) and God know what happened.”'DASTARDLY ACT'Charleston is known locally as “The Holy City,” due to its large number of churches and historical mix of ethnic groups that brought a variety of people to the Atlantic coast city.“In this great country, we hold sacred the places where people come and practice their faiths in safety and in peace,” Mayor Joseph Riley said.Dot Scott, the head of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP), said the shooter may not have drawn attention because of the church’s location.“It sits in an area that a lot of the tourists frequent. It’s not out of the ordinary that folks just walk into the sanctuary and sit and listen to what’s going on,” Scott told CNN.Officials have not released details about most of the victims, or say what kind of gun was used.According to its website, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest such church in America’s southern states.The church was founded in 1816 and in 1822 was investigated for its involvement with a planned slave revolt, the website states.Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush canceled campaign events that had been planned for Thursday in Charleston. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who was in Charleston earlier Wednesday, tweeted condolences.Heartbreaking news from Charleston - my thoughts and prayers are with you all. -HThe Charleston shooting is the latest on a long list of mass shootings in the United States.The deadliest in recent years include the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, when 32 were killed, and the December 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, when a total of 27 people died, including 20 children.In August 2012, six people were shot dead at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin by a neo-Nazi US military veteran.Charleston is famous for its cobblestone streets, Southern cuisine and nearby beaches and islands. The city is also known outside the United States for its namesake 1920s dance.
Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:28 PM
I've been following up on the narrative of this heinous crime... as all the news reports are saying.... this "hate crime"
So when is a hate crime that has resulted in the deaths of nine innocent unconnected people not a terrorist attack?
A very thought provocative question --> What is the difference between "hate crime" and "terrorist attack" ?
Is it in terms of scale, agenda, intent, method or ideology that define the acts ?
And can we also classify Nazi's Holocast as another form of "hate crime" in larger scale ?
reminds me of jim carrey
..and I am sure some Hollywood director will be now busy negotiating rights to the story and dratfting script for some "based on true story" movie.
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