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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:04 AM

3 officers shot at New Jersey police station

Three police officers were shot early Friday at the Gloucester Township Police station in New Jersey, according to a local NBC News station.
One of the officers is in surgery, and the other two are in the hospital with minor injuries, reported NBC10, NBC's Philadelphia affiliate.
The gunman is reportedly not associated with the police department. It is unclear if a suspect is in custody.
Gloucester is in central New Jersey, about 15 miles outside Philadelphia.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/28/16211363-3-officers-shot-at-new-jersey-police-station?lite

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Reply 3 officers shot at New Jersey police station (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Dec 2012 OP
malaise Dec 2012 #1
hogwyld Dec 2012 #23
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #2
Berserker Dec 2012 #10
Are_grits_groceries Dec 2012 #12
thucythucy Dec 2012 #14
Tom Rinaldo Dec 2012 #17
thucythucy Dec 2012 #20
PeaceNikki Dec 2012 #22
frylock Dec 2012 #26
SomethingFishy Dec 2012 #27
aandegoons Dec 2012 #3
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #4
malaise Dec 2012 #5
LineLineReply !
xchrom Dec 2012 #6
Xipe Totec Dec 2012 #8
lpbk2713 Dec 2012 #7
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2012 #9
Berserker Dec 2012 #11
thucythucy Dec 2012 #15
thucythucy Dec 2012 #16
Barack_America Dec 2012 #13
Remmah2 Dec 2012 #18
thucythucy Dec 2012 #19
lunatica Dec 2012 #21
Chorophyll Dec 2012 #24
B2G Dec 2012 #25

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:05 AM

1. Teachers, police, firemen

When politicians target government workers, so do their fanatical supporters.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:11 AM

23. My thoughts exactly

When the GOP spends 30 years demonizing government and government workers, those that grew up hearing those lies act on them.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:07 AM

2. If only someone there had been armed..

oh wait.. they WERE..

I hope the officers are okay

I was just spouting the NRA lingo..couldn't help myself..

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:06 AM

10. But the officers were armed

 

and the suspect is dead. He didn't get far. In another scenario would it have been different if the officers were not armed?

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Response to Berserker (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:25 AM

12. And there were a lot of them and they were TRAINED.

In addition, they could put their hands on different types of weapons if needed.

In a school, there would be chaos with guns galore and nobody with a clue. If there is no basic plan, you have everybody doing whatever comes to mind.

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Response to Berserker (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:41 AM

14. The article says that the gunman grabbed his gun

from one of the cops. So he was unarmed until he ran into someone armed.

Just saying.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:45 AM

17. THAT is the biggest danger of guns in schools

Police don't have to teach - they are very conscious of protecting their fire arms less they be grabbed and used against them - and still it happens from time to time.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:51 AM

20. Agreed: see my post

below.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:54 AM

22. And people here on DU blame a DV victim for her own death because she didn't arm herself.




MORE GUNS!!!

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Response to Berserker (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:24 PM

26. in another scenario, an unarmed officer would never have been disarmed..

and had his weapon used against him.

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Response to Berserker (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:16 PM

27. The "suspect" was unarmed.

He took a gun from a cop and opened fire.

Gee, I wonder how much harder it is to get a gun from a cop than a teacher.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:07 AM

3. I think we should put a teacher in every precinct.

Clearly the police would be better served if they had armed teachers guarding them.

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Response to aandegoons (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:08 AM

4. and have the NRA offer them more classes.. n/t

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Response to aandegoons (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:08 AM

5. DUzy

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Response to aandegoons (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:11 AM

6. !

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Response to aandegoons (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:30 AM

8. Brilliant quip! nt

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:14 AM

7. But if only they had guns ...




No ... wait.


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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:47 AM

9. Was that a gun-free zone, like a school?

Oh, I see........

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:09 AM

11. Nope it was not a gun free zone

 

and he paid for it with his life.

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Response to Berserker (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:43 AM

15. If it had been a gun free zone

there would probably not have been a shooting, since the dead gunman was able to get his gun from an armed and trained policeman.

Another instance where the presence of guns leads to death and mayhem.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:33 AM

13. How the NRA expects you to look at the world...



...for their "good guys with guns" stopping "bad guys with guns" theory to work. Raised, loaded and scanning at all times. What a way to live.

Prayers and good thoughts to the officers.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:48 AM

18. Did he grab one of the police guns?

 

"A violent struggle occurred while the suspect was being processed," Deputy Chief David Harkins said. The man was able to grab a gun and then opened fire."

So maybe we need to ban eggs in Bosnia now.




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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:48 AM

19. So an unarmed man went into a place where guns are

kept by presumably well trained police, and he was somehow able to get a gun away from one of the armed police and then shoot three people.

I can't imagine the average teacher will be better trained around weapons than your average cop. So what are the chances, then, that we'd be seeing incidents like this in schools, involving kids getting their hands on guns they otherwise wouldn't have available to them? Resulting in more people dead and injured?

Just another reason why expecting teachers to be armed is a stupid idea.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:53 AM

21. Well if they're killing the police and firefighters and teachers now

Somehow I don't feel very safe anymore. But I'm sure not running out to get a gun. It would probably be taken away from me (I'm 64 years old) and used against me.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:26 AM

24. I'm younger than you and I feel the same way.

A death machine is a death machine. I wouldn't have one around.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:36 AM

25. An unarmed man didn't just walk into a police station and start shooting

He was under arrest for domestic violence and managed to grab one of the cops' guns. They responded by shooting him dead.

Good.

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