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[Breaking News] mass shooting at black church in Charleston, SC

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  1. Commodore

    Commodore Contributing Member

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    live stream

    http://www.live5news.com/category/219058/live-stream

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Officials confirm multiple dead in downtown <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/chs?src=hash">#chs</a>. <a href="http://t.co/Pjqtob0tzq">pic.twitter.com/Pjqtob0tzq</a></p>&mdash; CS Tyson (@SamInteractive) <a href="https://twitter.com/SamInteractive/status/611349574326751232">June 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Police still searching for suspect in Shooting on Calhoun Street.</p>&mdash; Charleston P.D. (@CharlestonPD) <a href="https://twitter.com/CharlestonPD/status/611366772877471744">June 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Suspect is a white male 21-years of age, grey sweatshirt/hoodie, blue jeans, timberland boots, clean shaven <a href="https://twitter.com/ABCNews4">@ABCNews4</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/chsnews?src=hash">#chsnews</a></p>&mdash; Valencia Wicker (@ValenciaWicker) <a href="https://twitter.com/ValenciaWicker/status/611359979333939200">June 18, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  2. Phillyrocket

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    At least 8 confirmed dead.:(
     
  3. Harrisment

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    Ugh, sickening.
     
  4. BDswangHTX

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    very sad indeed. inb4 CF make this into something it's not, & it's moved to the D&D.

    let us shut our mouths and pray for these people
     
  5. The Real Shady

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    As soon as I saw black church in the title I knew a white guy did it.
     
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    Son of a...
     
  8. Buck Turgidson

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    Same here.

    I have been to that church. Charleston is one of my favorite cities. Damn.

    **** this. **** the NRA "gun culture" that so many cling to, you know who you are and you are pathetic. It would be very easy to drastically decrease the number of illegal firearms in the US, it can't happen as things stand now, though. [/D&D] [/sorry]
     
  9. Deckard

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    Incredible. I hope they catch the sick ****.
     
  10. cdain3

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    FIFY







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  11. GlenDice

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    How do they know the suspect's age?
     
  12. Harrisment

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    The local news feed is just saying a guy in his 20's. I'm guessing that "21 years old" was an error.
     
  13. bobloblaw

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    Is this really necessary?

    Yeah, black people don't commit mass murders. Only white people and Muslims. That concept is about as productive as the idea within the black community that mental health problems should be dealt with alone or through the church.

    This psycho probably had a racist motive but saying stuff like "I knew a white guy did it without any facts" is unnecessary and hateful.
     
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  14. ubigred

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    Domestic terrorism?
     
  15. Commodore

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>My dad, Rev W A Sinkfield, just spoke with his pastor friend in Charleston who reported an update from a surviving victim. Use w/caution (1)</p>&mdash; Joshua DuBois (@joshuadubois) <a href="https://twitter.com/joshuadubois/status/611390487468077056" data-datetime="2015-06-17T23:30:25+00:00">June 17, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Apparently tonight was quarterly conference at Emanuel. Presiding elder had just left and pastor then started bible study (2)</p>&mdash; Joshua DuBois (@joshuadubois) <a href="https://twitter.com/joshuadubois/status/611390790133280768" data-datetime="2015-06-17T23:31:38+00:00">June 17, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Shooter entered and said he was going to kill everyone but 1 person. A grandmother covered her grandchild and played dead (3)</p>&mdash; Joshua DuBois (@joshuadubois) <a href="https://twitter.com/joshuadubois/status/611391004248272896" data-datetime="2015-06-17T23:32:29+00:00">June 17, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Shooter then attacked all congregants. Grandmother and child only ones who got away. She called my dad's friend, who called him. (4)</p>&mdash; Joshua DuBois (@joshuadubois) <a href="https://twitter.com/joshuadubois/status/611391710325788672" data-datetime="2015-06-17T23:35:17+00:00">June 17, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Take with appropriate grain of salt as all parties traumatized and insane situation still developing. (5)</p>&mdash; Joshua DuBois (@joshuadubois) <a href="https://twitter.com/joshuadubois/status/611391982590627840" data-datetime="2015-06-17T23:36:22+00:00">June 17, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  16. Buck Turgidson

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    Just saying, and I really don't want to make this a point of discussion, but can you name me the last "spree" shooter who was black? Or Hispanic? Disregarding terrorism-related crap like the DC snipers...statistically and realistically they are typically white males.

    That's just a natural reaction, natural initial thought to have.
     
  17. bobloblaw

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    I don't think you were being spiteful but it's a myth and it is inherently racist (I don't think you're racist). Mass/serial killings are not particular to white people. I can't do much research on my phone ATM but:

    http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2010/07/of_course_there_are_black_serial_killers.html

    You didn't start the "of course it had to be a white guy" conversation but it's clearly a controversial idea that many people accept without further research.

    Oh look an armed robbery happened in Houston: initial impression-- a black dude.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Navy_Yard_shooting
     
  19. CometsWin

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    Mass killers and serial killers aren't the same things. However, if serial killers mirror the population then most serial killers are white since most Americans are white.
     
  20. Scarface281

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    The pastor is also a State Senator: Clemente Pinckney.
     

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