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Christmas Parade Tragedy in Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by librarywestpatron2005, Nov 22, 2021.

  1. librarywestpatron2005

    librarywestpatron2005 All American

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    Surprised there hasn’t been a thread started.
    Sad news on a celebration, these type of events are naturally prone to danger, whether by a gun or car.
    Supposedly (notice the qualifier) it was a black male with extensive criminal history who was “fleeing something” that caused this tragedy. I bring this up because that’s what the right will hyper focus on, whereas the real focus should be honoring the victims, punishing the crime, and somehow finding a way to make these events a bit more safe.
     
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  2. ursidman

    ursidman VIP Member

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    Completely senseless
     
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  3. ridgetop

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    Its fair to look at what and why this tragedy was caused, whether by a black male, A drunk woman, or someone with a gun. Its not a right or left thing as you claim.
    It will be interesting to see if he was being chased or if he was high or what caused this.
    In the videos I have seen, the driver misses a young girl playing on the side of the street by a few feet. Can't help buy catch your breath as the SUV flies by the child.
    Whoever and whatever the cause...someone needs to be locked away for a long long long time.
     
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  4. librarywestpatron2005

    librarywestpatron2005 All American

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    It shouldn’t be a right or left thing but it will be. Maybe he was chased briefly or was in fear for his life, and that this wasn’t intentional, but that better not hold up in a court of law to justify what happened.
     
  5. ridgetop

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    Well, thank you for giving the board a prime example of partisan takes. Well do e. Don't let any facts or information get in the way of your myopic viewpoints.
     
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  6. Swamplizard

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    At least five people have been killed and 40 injured - including at least 12 children - after a speeding SUV plowed into a Christmas parade in suburban town near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Sunday.

    A red Ford Escape broke through barriers in Waukesha, Wisconsin, around 4.40pm as the parade was taking place and drove at speed through crowds, sending bodies flying as horrified families watched on helplessly.

    Police say a 'person of interest' is now in custody, but no arrests have been made. Chief Daniel Thompson said no motive has yet been established, but officers are not discounting terrorism. Officers are also looking into the possibility that the suspect was fleeing an earlier incident involving a knife when he reached the parade, NBC said.



    'Multiple people injured after car plows into crowd at Wisconsin Christmas parade' | Daily Mail Online
     
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  8. channingcrowderhungry

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    The most peculiar thing about becoming a parent (I have a 2 year old now) is how differently news like this hits you. Sad all around.
     
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  9. orangeblue_coop

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    What a horrific story...innocent young children celebrating the holidays and something like this happens. Throw this monster under the jail forever.
     
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  10. BigCypressGator1981

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    Christmas Parade? It’s mid November right?
     
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  11. Swamplizard

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    You wait till closer to Christmas in Wisconsin good chance you won't be having one due to the weather
     
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    Suspect was out on bail for charges including bail jumping. How the heck does that happen?
     
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  13. librarywestpatron2005

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    A broken criminal Justice system
     
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  14. rivergator

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    Unfortunately the reality is that so many people will hope they can use a tragedy like this to bash the other side, whatever side that may be.
    "Oh, good, the perp is a Republican/Democrat, liberal/conservative, black/white, Christian/Muslim/Jew/atheist .... Now I can say they're all like that."
     
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  15. BigCypressGator1981

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    Ahhh. Good point.
     
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    I grew up in Waukesha :(.
     
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  18. Tjgators

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    Hyper focus? So dramatic. No conservatives will again call out the media for hiding the identity of the man. I did a quick google search and in the last hour CNN & NYT ran stories (google calls them top stories). No mention of the alleged killer even though we now know who he is. Why would they not share the identity of the killer and that he had recently posted bond for 2 felonies and 3 misdemeanors. They don't share because they are not journalist. They are propagandist. But yes, this is about the families that have now lost their loved ones to a real domestic terrorist. First and foremost, these people should be in everyones prayers.
     
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    Here ya go...the DA let him out 2 days before.

     
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  20. Gatorrick22

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    Exactly... politics is like a religion to some these insane fanatics.
     
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