Firefighters shot in an apparent "trap"
This story is extremely sad... the fact that is happened on Christmas Eve makes it even worse.
Four volunteer firefighters were shot -- two fatally -- as they responded to a blaze early Monday at a small cluster of homes along Lake Ontario in Webster, N.Y.
The firefighters were shot as they exited their vehicles after being called to the scene just before 6 a.m. ET, police and fire officials said.
It appears they were the victims of a "trap," police said.
12-24-2012 11:02 AM
Is this escalation? Are shooters trying to outdo the others for fame? What other motive could be behind something like this?
Anti-government, pro-gun, up state hick dumbasses?
So the guy that did this killed his Grandma with a Hammer! And only served 17 years in jail!!!!!
WTF! Why the hell was he released?!
We need to start arming firefighters....
We have searched long and hard for terrorists and threats around the world while ignoring the very potent ones domestically. We have let defense contractors and other special interest groups draw our attention, troops, and resources away from our own country. We spend so much trying to build up toilets around the world (because it makes a few folks super rich). Isn't it finally time we turn our attention to our own sick and rotting society?
This goes beyond gun control. Beyond the retarded decision to release this criminal. it goes beyond unfunded wars like Iraq and Afghanistan.
Quite honestly, our society is just rotting. We spend 10000000000000x more time on Call of Duty and Jazzfanz.com than participating in our local Democracies or studying our own Constitution. We are more concerned about Kim Kardashian and Jersey Shore. We are too distracted by our I-pads. We prefer to eat crappy and never exercise. The value we place on education is pathetic. There should have been outrage when this guy was released yet the media was probably too busy reporting who Paris Hilton had slept with to report this story.
We need to change. Time to get serious.
Or if a guy kills his grandma with a hammer.......kill him or don't let him out of prison!
Originally Posted by The Thriller
I think we all know that until the entitlement programs stop, nobody will ever get off their asses.
Originally Posted by The Thriller
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered." - Thomas Jefferson
Has anything like this happened before?? The senseless killings just never ends. But what can be done to stop this **** from happening, because I'm not sure if there is anything that can be done, short of our government going through a 100% fundamental change, and putting a bigger priority on education, and mental health, but this will never happen.
Originally Posted by WhiskyPriest
This is like a poison that is just spreading and there doesn't seem to be anything we can do about it, just makes me sick!!
I don't have any answers, just more and more questions. I'm struggling to put together something that explains the unbeliveable.
I wonder if the young males in our coountry have no role models, no real heros, nothing to aspire to.
How many hours have they spent virtually killing in Halo, or Call of Duty or whatever?
How many hours have they spent watching imaginary heros kick, chop and shoot his way out of a problem.
How many hours have the kids spent talking face to face with other humans, experiencing the joy of laughter or feeling empathy.
How many of these boys are on anti-depressants or other mind/mood altering drugs?
What does living in a perputual state of fear and war against a faceless, nameless enemy do to children and adolescents?
Is there an entire generation of hopless youth? Will disarming them matter if we can't take away their hoplessness? Or will more government regulation only increase their desperation?
What motivates these guys to do this? Why don't they leave a note, or something to explain who or what they are fighting against. Do they even know what they are fighting against, or what they are doing?
Virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.