You just get a sick feeling in your stomach when you see these headlines, as the rush of very dark implications floods your brain.
Not least of which is the implications behind referring to a rifle as a “long gun.” I always think “was it a blunderbuss?”
Why don’t they just say “rifle”?
Here are the media’s details thus far.
Ten people, including a police officer, were shot and killed at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket on Monday, the second mass shooting in the U.S. in a week.
At a news conference late Monday, authorities said the assailant was wounded and in custody, receiving hospital treatment. Citing the ongoing investigation, authorities didn’t reveal his name or any details about the shooting.
“This is a tragedy and a nightmare for Boulder County,” Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said. “These were people going about their day, doing their shopping. I promise the victims and the people of the state of Colorado that we will secure justice.”
The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. at King Soopers in Boulder, which is about 25 miles northwest of Denver and home to the University of Colorado.
King Soopers, a Denver-based subsidiary of supermarket giant Kroger, operates more than 150 stores in Colorado and Wyoming. Kroger is based in Cincinnati.
In a Monday statement, Kroger said it is “horrified and deeply saddened by the senseless violence that occurred at our King Soopers store.” The company offered prayers and support for all affected.
In the wake of mass shootings elsewhere, Kroger asked shoppers in 2019 to leave firearms at home. The change in policy came a day after grocery rival Walmart made a similar shift.
They were shocked to find out that people who are planning to shoot up the place don’t follow store policy.
The slain officer was identified as Eric Talley, 51, who had been with Boulder police since 2010, Boulder police Chief Maris Herold said. He went to the store after a call about shots fired and someone carrying a rifle, she said.
“He was by all accounts one of the outstanding officers of the Boulder Police Department, and his life was cut too short,” Dougherty said of Talley.
Dozens of police and emergency vehicles, their lights flashing, escorted an ambulance carrying the officer from the shooting scene after nightfall. Some residents stood along the route, their arms raised in salute.
How can we keep switching back and forth between “police are evil racist murderers” and “police are heroes that protect us”?
It’s really schizophrenic.
Police provided no immediate information on a possible motive for the rampage and were unable to say whether the shooter knew any of his victims or had ties to the store.
It also remains unclear whether the attack started inside the store or in the parking lot where witnesses said they saw victims down.
James Bentz, who was shopping at the market, told the Denver Post that he and others ran for the door when gunshots sounded. “I was there at the front of a stampede,” he said.
Video footage showed some windows of the market blown out. KMGH television news in Colorado reported that as police arrived at the store they, too, came under fire.
SWAT teams and armored police vehicles arrived. A bystander live-streamed video showing police outside the market on a megaphone urging the shooter to give up: “The entire building is surrounded,” announced an officer. “You need to surrender. Come out with your hands up, unarmed.”.
Online video showed a man in handcuffs being led away from the store with a bloody leg. The man, wearing shorts but no shirt or shoes, was taken away by ambulance. His role in events remains unclear.
Police would not definitively state whether there was only one shooter, but shelter-in-place directives were lifted and Boulder Police Commander Kerry Yamaguchi said there was “no ongoing public threat” after the arrest.
It remains unclear how the assailant was captured. Police did not disclose the type of weapon or weapons that were used, though Boulder Police Chief Maris Harold said they did get a call to the station “about a possible person with a patrol rifle.”
Here is part of the stream of the shooting, which is… strange.
In that clip, the cameraman sees a body in the parking lot, then walks into the supermarket and sees another body.
Here’s the full stream.
It’s from something called “ZFG videography,” which was apparently already on the scene when the shooting started (maybe they were listening to police radio and showed up later, I don’t know, it’s not clear).
There is thus far no stated political motive of the shooter, but the shooter has been identified as Ahmad Al-Issa; a Muslim. They’re going with this narrative.
I can imagine the media personalities are pissed the shooter was an Arab and not a “white nationalist” like social media was already spinning.
Media will no doubt preach “We need to be careful not to label all Muslims in a negative light because of this”, even though they’ll spin any which way they can to blame whites and come after our guns.
I tend to be skeptical of these shootings, because they are just so convenient for the media and Democrat narrative. However, it is also true that we are experiencing a kind of total social collapse as a result of the coronavirus agenda and its subsidiary conspiracies, so you would expect this sort of thing to be happening organically.
It’s probably a combination of both agitated events and real mental breakdowns.
The massage parlor thing seemed too perfect of a launchpad for the “anti-Asian hate” narrative to be an organic event. Some fat guy in shorts losing his marbles and going Krogering to the extreme is more believable as a random insane event.
We will have to wait to see the details.
Twitter is doing everything that we expect them to do.
We should note that even when this isn’t a staged event or a setup, it is the government’s fault.
They created this lunatic society with their coronavirus hoax.
They also closed all of the asylums where we used to intern the mentally ill. Instead, the triple letter agencies like the FBI and CIA (Jewish, Zionist run agencies) use these kooks as patsies to carry out their sick, twisted, political agendas.