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Truth4Justice Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 12:16 AM
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Border towns grieve together after river shootings
Source: Associated Press

Border towns grieve together after river shootings

By DINESH RAMDE, Associated Press Writer

Sat Aug 2, 2008

KINGSFORD, Mich. - Two towns united in sorrow Saturday after a massacre that took place at the body of water that has always divided them.

Mourners in Niagara, Wis., and Kingsford scrawled "rest in peace" in crayon on signs in car windows and hung posters in store windows urging residents to "pray for the families."

Two days earlier, an armed Scott J. Johnson allegedly jumped from bushes and opened fire on a group of at least five young swimmers who were relaxing by a popular bridge over the Menominee River. Three teens were killed, and a 20-year-old was injured.

Johnson disappeared for nearly 16 hours after the shooting before emerging from a wooded area, throwing down his rifle and surrendering to police.

The 38-year-old was expected to appear in court Monday or Tuesday, said Jerry Sauve, Marinette County chief sheriff's deputy. He said it wasn't yet clear whether charges would be filed before that court appearance. Investigators have not determined a motive. Authorities say there was no communication between the gunman and his victims.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080802/ap_on_re_us/wiscons...
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 01:21 AM
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1. A friend of mine lives in Kingsford
How awful he must be feeling.
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Truth4Justice Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 02:50 AM
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2. I can only imagine. There is something wrong with people in America these days. No one is safe.
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SquireJons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 11:33 AM
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3. Uh... "something wrong with people in America?"
There may be something wrong with some people in America, but we hardly have a monopoly on insane actions anymore. Did you hear about the guy in Canada who had his head hacked off while riding on a bus? Come on... give us a break already.
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Truth4Justice Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 01:21 PM
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4. How often does Canada have mass shootings like we do ? One guy with a knife is nothing.
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 01:50 PM
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5. Maybe he was including Canada in the term "America"...
Canada IS still part of "America". isn't it?
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Truth4Justice Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 07:24 PM
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6. I was referring to the Greyhound bus killer that knifed a stranger to death onboard....
the bus, when I mentioned Canada.
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Truth4Justice Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 07:25 PM
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7. And how often do murders like that happen? Murder is far less a problem for Canadians then the US.
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