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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 04:36 PM

So the shooting at the WH Visitor center "co-incided" with a real shooting.....interesting.

An active shooter drill took place at the U.S. Capitol on Monday morning, and an email sent early in the morning about the drill initially caused confusion among staffers after reports of shots in the visitor center later in the afternoon. The drill and this reported shooting are separate events. -
http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/reports-of-shots-fired-near-us-capitol-march-28-2016/


Gee...how often have we heard that before...planned drills taking place and then similar incidents at same time.

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Reply So the shooting at the WH Visitor center "co-incided" with a real shooting.....interesting. (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2016 OP
-none Mar 2016 #1
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2016 #6
Chiyo-chichi Mar 2016 #2
CincyDem Mar 2016 #3
CincyDem Mar 2016 #4
tkmorris Mar 2016 #5
CincyDem Mar 2016 #11
Action_Patrol Mar 2016 #7
daleo Mar 2016 #9
Action_Patrol Mar 2016 #10
daleo Mar 2016 #15
HuckleB Mar 2016 #8
CincyDem Mar 2016 #12
HuckleB Mar 2016 #13
CincyDem Mar 2016 #14

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 04:43 PM

1. Didn't something like that happen, only bigger, on 9/11?

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Response to -none (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 05:27 PM

6. Why, yes. Yes it did.

And the subway bombing in London.
and there was a drill in Boston about homemade bombs, I think the day before, which is why there was lot of police presence.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 04:44 PM

2. Tread lightly....

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 04:46 PM

3. Lots still to learn. Early radio reports indicate...



...an individual entered the Capital Visitors Center, an off campus entryway that has security, tickets, general entrance stuff. As he was going through security, he removed a weapon (reportedly a pistol) from his jacket.

Here's where it gets fuzzy. A security cop thought the guy was raising the gun so the security guard drew down on him and fired - wounding the "suspect". A security cop was also wounded although the general consensus is there was only a single shot so they're is a hypothesis of a ricochet or a pass through wound.

Here's where I start to make shit up: When this is over, I'll bet they find this guy is some average Joe visiting the capital with his fully licensed concealed carry. Dumb I know but after standing in line for 2-3 hours during spring break to get to security, what do you do...you take it out and hand it to the security guys. In that process - Bart, the Mall Cop over reacted and literally "jumped the gun", maybe on a hair trigger from the morning alert but nonetheless, jumped the gun.

Lots more to come I'm sure.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 04:51 PM

4. OK - so maybe he's not an average everyday Joe.


http://www.ibtimes.com/who-larry-dawson-capitol-shooter-washington-dc-tennessee-man-familiar-police-2344454

The shooter was taken to the Washington Hospital Center under police escort after he was shot by officials, the Washington Post reported. Dawson apparently interrupted a House session last fall yelling that he was the "prophet of God," the Daily Beast reported. Two charges were filed against Dawson Oct. 23, 2015 for assaulting a police officer and unlawful conduct on Capitol grounds, the D.C. Court online system showed.


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Response to CincyDem (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 05:14 PM

5. I liked your theory but it looks pretty busted

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Response to tkmorris (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:27 PM

11. yeah - I liked it too for a while.



All it takes is a little more data and the whole theory comes crashing down. Damn, I hate when those pesky facts get in the way of a completely plausible, albeit completely false, theory. Sounds kind of republican, eh?

lol.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 05:57 PM

7. I work in the Senate

We have these drills fairly often.

It's a coincidence. No conspiracy to it.

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Response to Action_Patrol (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:09 PM

9. How often is fairly often?

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Response to daleo (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:14 PM

10. There's a different drill at least monthly

Sometimes it's 'shelter in place' for an unknown attack or substance

Sometimes it's a fire drill.

There's a lot of people and office spaces. There's even a daycare.

It makes sense.

They always do them when they are out of session.

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Response to Action_Patrol (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 10:08 PM

15. Good to know

The building that I work in has a surprising number of fire drills, too.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:05 PM

8. Imagine that. Coincidences happen.

"A woman had given birth to naturally conceived identical quadruplet girls, which is very rare. And she said, "The doctors told me there was a one in 64 million chance that this could happen. It's A MIRACLE!" But, of course, we know it's not, because things that have a one in 64 million chance happen ... ALL the TIME! To presume that your one in 64 million chance thing is a miracle, is to significantly underestimate the total number of things that THERE ARE. ... Maths."

-Tim Minchin

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Response to HuckleB (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:28 PM

12. If you're "One in a million" in China...




...there are 365 of you.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:39 PM

13. Or...

1,350 of you.



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Response to HuckleB (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:04 PM

14. Details, Schmetails. lol

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