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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:16 AM
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Rio school shooting leaves up to 20 children dead


Witnesses tell how gunman opened fire on pupils at Tasso da Silveira primary school in Rio de Janeiro

A gunman has killed up to 20 children at Tasso da Silveira primary school in Rio de Janeiro, reports say. Photograph: five

As many as 20 people are feared dead after a gunman invaded a primary school in Rio de Janeiro and opened fire.

One witness told the Guardian he had seen between 15 and 20 children dead or seriously wounded inside the Tasso da Silveira primary school in western Rio.

"It is a massacre, a true massacre," said Roni de Macedo, a fireman who arrived on the scene shortly after the shooting began and dragged eight seriously injured children from the second floor classroom. "There is blood on the walls, blood on the chairs. There are 15 to 20 dead I think," said De Macedo, who was covered in blood.

"I've never seen anything like this. It's like something in the United States."

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/07/rio-de-jane...
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:24 AM
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1. "I've never seen anything like this. It's like something in the United States."
What a sad commentary that is on US society!

"I've never seen anything like this. It's like something in the United States."

And I have to agree with him.







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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:25 AM
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2. that was my thought as well.
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:29 AM
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3. No, it's like something in Brazil - where the police would kill children for fun.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:35 AM
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5. You may be right. Can you give us a link/source? nt
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:41 AM
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6. Here:
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:44 AM by Edweird
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:43 AM
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7. Gosh. Thanks for the link. nt
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:48 AM
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9. It's fairly well known.
I'm posting from my phone so providing links
can be a bit of a hassle, but Google has it all.
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:47 AM
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8. Those are pretty old stats. Got anything from this century?
Or are you just offended by the inevitable and correct comparison to this gun-crazy country?
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:49 AM
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10. People here still use the Crusades as a valid reason for Muslims to attack the West
And that was nearly 1,000 years ago
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:51 AM
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12. I'm only appalled at your callous willful ignorance in order to push your agenda.
I find it quite sickening, really.
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exboyfil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:26 PM
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14. Well you have Dunblane, Scotland
where 16 young children and one adult were killed.

Winnenden, Germany School shooting were 15 were shoot mostly teenage students

Mercaz HaRav, Israel shooting in which 8 teenage students were killed

Many others with worldwide with lower fatalities or involving college age students. We are a violent country, but not the only violent country.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:31 AM
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4. Speechless
:evilfrown:
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:52 AM
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11. the NRA helped defeat gun control there not long ago
all you members of the NRA...you helped contribute to this day.

yes.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:59 AM
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13. I wish these guys would just off themselves before this.
But they have to go out in a blaze. Horrible day for these parents.
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