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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:42 PM
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BREAKING: Shots fired from an AK-47 at the White House

@thinkprogress ThinkProgress

BREAKING: Shots fired from an AK-47 at the White House (via @tvnooz)
6 minutes ago via TweetDeck

http://twitter.com/#!/thinkprogress/status/135183564756090880


UPDATE

@thinkprogress ThinkProgress

UPDATE: NBC (@tvnooz) reports that after shots were fired near White House, wild police chase began. Parts of Constitution Ave shut down.
3 minutes ago via TweetDeck

http://twitter.com/#!/thinkprogress/status/135184557199732736




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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:43 PM
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1. So that's just went thriugh the twitter
I was going WTF...

AK... the favorite weapon system of third world guerrillas, terrorists and the red army.

So somebody using an AK is kind of cute, in an irony way.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:54 PM
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18. AK's are also big among survivalist types.
They are sold in a semiauto version that is legal to own without the FFA license.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:55 PM
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22. I know but the irony never leaves me
I mean them reds and all.

They are a fav for VERY PRACTICAL reasons...
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:04 PM
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41. Yeah. M-16's (especially the earlier ones) jammed very easily.
Just a little dirt in the chamber & the empty case wouldn't extract.

You could pour mud in an AK action, shake it out a little, and fire the damn gun. They are simple, cheap looking with lots of stamped parts, kinda underpowered, and as reliable as the sunrise.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:14 PM
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59. And it is nasty due to tumbling
:-)

I still love the irony, better dead than red crowd using them
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:43 PM
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2. Want to follow this
one of those crazy TP's.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:44 PM
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3. Coming soon to Fox New: #Occupy D.C. members terrarize! White House!1!
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:44 PM
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4. Don't give them any ideas
:-)
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:05 PM
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46. Thinking like that makes me feel dirty.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:46 PM
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5. this kind of thing happens occasionally
probably some weirdo firing his gun into the air, they will catch him no doubt.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:46 PM
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6. UPDATES

ThinkProgress
thinkprogress ThinkProgress
Suspect in machine gun fire near White House jumped out of car at 23rd and Constitution. Car has Idaho plates. (via @jackiebensen)
43 seconds ago

ThinkProgress
thinkprogress ThinkProgress
RT @jackiebensen: May be a second vehicle (yellow SUV) involved when machine gun fired near White House. No suspect in custody.
2 minutes ago

ThinkProgress
thinkprogress ThinkProgress
MT @jackiebensen Honda sedan with Idaho plates used by suspect who fired machine gun nearWhiteHouse may be stolen.

http://twitter.com/#!/thinkprogress


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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:49 PM
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9. 23rd and Constitution is not near the White House....its quite a ways down
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:54 PM
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17. After the shots were fired a chase ensued.
How long does it take to drive from the WH to 23rd and Const Ave?
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:56 PM
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You would be forced to turn at 15th...there are snipers on the WH roof at all times
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 09:57 PM by HipChick
How fast? Depends on traffic..
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:04 AM
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90. It is About NINE Blocks
"Near the White House," my ass.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:52 PM
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12. The Idaho plates are a concern...
lots of weirdo militia, white supremacists in parts of that area. No offense to Idaho DUers. I've never been there, but my husband loved all the time he spent there.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:55 PM
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20. Local reports here in DC are saying it's a stolen car..
so plates may not matter
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:57 PM
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27. A-ha...well you've got me there.
What a weird situation.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:02 PM
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36. I might be jaded..but shooting happen everynight in DC..in SE it's called the DC bodycount
but around Penn/Const..it's a little unusual..police are always out in force
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:57 PM
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25. Idaho is where they see all the chemtrails.
The chemtrails are real, BTW. They are just the result of the government routinely spraying Idaho with Haldol to treat the endemic psychoses.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:58 PM
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29. Teehee...
I chuckled :)
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:06 PM
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50. +1
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Synicus Maximus Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:51 PM
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79. Was it a Ak47 or a machine gun?
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LongTomH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:03 PM
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86. Machine gun? WTF WTF
Now we've got rightwing crazies running around with full-auto weapons!?!?!?!?:wtf: :wow: :wtf: :wow: :wtf: :wow: :wtf: :wow:
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:43 AM
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97.  Idaho plates .... hmmm
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:46 PM
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7. More, suspect jumped out of car with IDAHO plates
KevDGrussing Kevin Grussing
RT @thinkprogress: Suspect in machine gun fire near WH jumped out of car at 23rd and Constitution. Car has Idaho plates. (via @jackiebensen)
50 seconds ago Favorite Retweet Reply
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:47 PM
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8. God I hope no one was injured and that they catch the fucker ASAP.
How do they know, BTW, that it was an AK-47?

Thoughts going out to everyone who puts their life on the line to protect the President.

PB
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:49 PM
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10. Depends on who was reporting it as an AK-47.
There are a few weapons that look like one from a distance, at least to most people.

If you've ever had one fired at you, however, you're not likely to forget the sound it makes. Slightly unique.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:53 PM
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13. Or the star pattern at night from the muzzle
yup unique sound. One of them few movie lines that is actually accurate.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:55 PM
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21. Like an AR-15
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:14 PM
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57. Hunh. I could see that being the case. Good point. Plus, I imagine...
...anyone doing security around the WH is probably pretty good at identifying those sorts of things.

Thanks.

PB
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:53 PM
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14. Yes. WTF. They can ID the gun but not the shooter?
Was it like "look! a nut with a machine gun!...oooooh is that an AK-47?? Wow. Oh wait where did he go, with that AK-47, 2007 re-issue with classic black stock which had 3 deep scratches on the right side, a Securit G300 night scope and Unibarrel muzzle flash suppressor?"
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:03 PM
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39. Now that's funny
:thumbsup:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:51 PM
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11. AK-47s don't shoot people. AK-47 magazines shoot people. But I guess
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 09:52 PM by valerief
hunters need AK-47s to shoot ducks.
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:54 PM
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16. Good thing
that the President and First Lady are in San Diego, CA.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:56 PM
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24. Gun has been recovered..It is believed to be equipped with a scope..
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:58 PM
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30. That would be an oddity...be interesting to see what this turns out to be in the end
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:00 PM
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34. "He hates these cans!"
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:41 AM
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102. "Things are going to start happening to me now"...
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 01:44 AM by awoke_in_2003
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:17 PM
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64. Druganov? (sp?) nt
PB
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tuckessee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:18 AM
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101. Probably an SKS.
Same caliber. I see lots of scoped SKS's at gun shows. People often use them as a cheap deer or varmint rifle. I see very few scoped AK's but have seen AK receiver covers with built-in scope mounts for sale.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:53 PM
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15. there are people on DU that think all of it should be legal, unregistered and concealable
yes. that's what some want.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:54 PM
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19. Is that a gun or are you happy to see me?
Sorry, obvious joke.

:hi:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:56 PM
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:57 PM
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26. Typical real time mish mash
I believe something that sounded like gunfire happened and non-local plates might be on a nearby or involved vehicle. Beyond that, it would seem to be anybody's guess.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:59 PM
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31. I find twitter to be both faster and more accurate than the media consistently. n/t
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:04 PM
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42. When it comes to specialized knowledge like firearms, aircraft, motorcycles,I find Twitter and other
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 10:22 PM by ProgressiveProfessor
mass entities tend to get things upside down and backwards more often than not up front. They do just fine on things involving more common knowledge.


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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:57 PM
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81. You forgot to mention THIS AK-47
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 10:58 PM by meow2u3
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Sedona Donating Member (715 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:57 PM
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28. update 7:57 PMArizona Time



thinkprogressThinkProgress





UPDATE: Machine gun recovered after gunfire near White House appears to be equipped with a scope. (via @jackiebensen)
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:00 PM
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32. President Obama And Michelle ....
are on an Aircraft Carrier in San Diego watching a College Basketball game tonight On ESPN in case anyone was wondering of their whereabouts. They are safe. Just thought I'd throw that in here ....
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:04 PM
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40. with/without the kids, and MIL?
the entrances to the WH are heavily fortified just in case anyone was wondering
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:14 PM
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58. Didnn't see the kids with them ...
I'm sure they are not far away from their parents .... who are surrounded by about 3 to 4 thousand Navy personal listening to music now in post game .
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:11 PM
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56. Good to know; thanks. n/t
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:00 PM
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33. Second vehicle IS involved

@BreakingNews Breaking News

Shots fired near White House update: AK47 recovered from Honda abandoned by suspect; 2nd vehicle involved - NBC Washington
3 minutes ago via breakingnews.com app

http://twitter.com/#!/BreakingNews/status/135188995108904960



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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:15 PM
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60. From what I've read it was a shoot-out between two cars south of the WH. nt
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 10:17 PM by Lone_Star_Dem
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:15 PM
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61. In that part of downtown, they have no l/t chance of escape.
MPD will either force them onto one side of the Mall where it's easy to railroad them into a police net or coerce them onto Cap Hill where the added manpower of the Park Police and US Capitol Police combined with the extant barricades, one way streets and unmarked dead-ends will end this rapidly...or they'll let them run themselves out of room.

I have a bad feeling about this...I see no way this isn't ending in a (suicide-by-cop?) shootout.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:18 PM
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66. yep...that area is not short of police manpower...prob drug deal gone bad
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Sedona Donating Member (715 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:35 PM
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70. Sounds about right.
Just ask John Wilkes Booth
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PoliticAverse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:01 PM
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35. AK-47
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Sedona Donating Member (715 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:03 PM
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38. thanks that clears things up for me
:shrug:
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:05 PM
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45. Beat me to it...
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:06 PM
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47. lol.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:06 PM
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48. lol.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:02 PM
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37. How stupid are people, really?
I mean, you can't even get close to the WH these days in a car.
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:05 PM
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44. apparently very...
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:06 PM
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49. No one said that the car was close to the WH
The man with the gun was / the shots were fired at the White House
then he escaped in a car.
So, apparently he RAN to where the car was.



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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:07 PM
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51. Did Mr. Gunmen not notice the sharp shooters on the roof of the WH? nt
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:05 PM
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43. Local Fox channel at 10pm said they are searching the boat house on Virginia Ave.
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 10:06 PM by GreatCaesarsGhost
edit they = police, not Fox news. :)
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:09 PM
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54. Sounds like they are headed up to the canal..
and they'll be toast if they jump into the Potomac
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:09 PM
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52. More updates

thinkprogress ThinkProgress
MT @SegravesWTOP: Park police say shots fired between two cars at 16th and Constitution NW. Roads closed in area.
1 minute ago

thinkprogress ThinkProgress
MT @jackiebensen: Suspect in machine gun fire near White House remains at large.
4 minutes ago


http://twitter.com/#!/thinkprogress


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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:09 PM
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53. I remember when someone tried to do this when Clinton was president.
He was all the way behind the fence and shooting at the White House, and if I remember correctly, it was some kind of submachine gun that was totally not designed for that long of a shot, to say nothing of the fact that he probably had no idea where Clinton was at that moment anyways.

It's unfortunate that we have people out there who don't respect the fact that this is who we chose to be the president, or respect the idea that if they want someone else in the White House they're just going to have to do the work to get enough people to vote their guy in, but at least when it does happen, it's usually someone crazy enough to not be able to pull it off.

My thoughts are with the Secret Service agents working hard tonight; I hope they catch this guy easily and without any hassle.
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:50 AM
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99. here:
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:11 PM
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55. It's 11-11-11
For a few more hours anyway. :shrug:
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:16 PM
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62. I hope they catch them and I hope they take them alive.
To misquote Trotsky, but only a little, "These men have a story to tell."

PB
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WhaTHellsgoingonhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:16 PM
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63. Nothing on CNN
MSNBC is doing something on Michael Jackson.

??????????????????????
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:18 PM
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65. It reads like a local story on the DC news
They're saying it appears to be a shootout between two cars. :shrug:
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:19 PM
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67. On the front page of HuffPo now
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:23 PM
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68. The shooting happened 'ON' Const. and 16th
Here's a DC news video

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moQRl2S6cKo


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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:31 PM
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69. This Twitter user claims to have been behind shooter in a taxi:
https://twitter.com/#!/ShankarSharanya">ShankarSharanya

Obviously, take with a grain of salt.

PB
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:35 PM
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71. UPDATE

thinkprogress ThinkProgress

RT @edhenryTV: Just in: Suspect last seen running across Roosevelt Bridge in DC, Secret Service tells Fox's Kelly Chernenkoff
47 seconds ago

twitter.com/#!/thinkprogress/status/131831849856155651

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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:37 PM
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72. well...hope he doesn't get hit by a car..
DC drivers are impatient..
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:39 PM
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73. 'near' white house....
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:41 PM
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75. The man was on 16th and Const Ave on a bridge shooting AT the WH n/t
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:46 PM
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76. That bridge is not 'near' the WH...
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:47 PM
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77. Oh,okay thanks :)
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 10:49 PM by Tx4obama
So, the person on the link below couldn't have seen what she said she did then?
https://twitter.com/#!/ShankarSharanya

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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:50 PM
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78. but 16th and Const is about a block or two from the WH... DC has many Streetlight Surveillance
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 10:50 PM by HipChick
cameras too..
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:58 PM
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83. I thought 16th didn't run thru
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 10:59 PM by Lone_Star_Dem
I thought it stopped at H st. and never made it down to Constitution Ave?
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:04 PM
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87. It stops at Layfette park..if he was at 16th, I wonder how he made it down to Const
was he still driving or on foot?
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:08 PM
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89. The gal in the taxi said it was 15th st.
Anyway, sounds like no one was hurt and that's the main thing.

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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:40 PM
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74. What a pathetic expression of senseless, impotent rage
from a person who doesn't even understand why they're angry or who they're angry at.
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:52 AM
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100. I wonder what his freeper handle is. I bet the scrubbers are on call.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:57 PM
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80. Un-reccing, for misleading and incorrect headline AND for reliance on the "twitter" as a source.
nt
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HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:58 PM
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82. Twitter get's it's updates from News media...no different from Breaking News where story is evolving
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:00 PM
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84. If you look at the tweets some were sourcing NBC n/t
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:28 AM
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92. I didn't see any NBC sourcing in this thread, which is why I questioned why
twitter was used as a source.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:41 AM
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96. NBC is sourced in a bunch of the updates i posted and even in the OP
In the OP there is an update from NBC (@tvnooz)

@tvnooz = Thomas Tobin, Washington, DC
Executive Producer NBC4 in DC.

There are other sources listed in the various update:

and @jackiebensen = Jackie Bensen
@jackiebensen Washington DC
NBC4 reporter
http://www.nbcwashington.com

and @SegravesWTOP = Mark Segraves - Washington, DC
Reporter / Talk Show Host for WTOP Radio - Reporter for ABC 7 TV- Host of NewsPlus On DC 50 TV- Tweeting Breaking Local News From DC, MD & VA
http://www.wtop.com

and @edhenryTV = Ed Henry - Washington, DC
FOX News Chief White House Correspondent

Twitter was just the vehicle that Think Progress and all the reporters used to get the news out.
Ya have to look at the folks tweeting out the info and where the info is coming from ;)

Anyway, just because something is on Twitter doesn't make it bad.



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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:46 AM
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98. Ya have to look at the folks tweeting out the info and where the info is coming from
And that is the artform of tweeter... I prefer ustream to a point.

:-)
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:00 PM
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85. Think Progress and NBC ARE media
Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 11:01 PM by nadinbrzezinski
that you believe otherwise.

Rec to counter your unrec...
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:30 AM
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93. Sorry, but I did not see a link to the Think Progress or NBC about what
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 12:34 AM by madinmaryland
was going on.

Why was this thread moved from LBN: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x2290389

It's the only thread that I could find in LBN that referred to this episode.

Might it be a result of quoting a source not considered reliable??

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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:35 AM
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94. Will teach you this
@thinkprogress ThinkProgress

BREAKING: Shots fired from an AK-47 at the White House (via @tvnooz)
6 minutes ago via TweetDeck

http://twitter.com/#!/thinkprogress/status/135183564756...


UPDATE

@thinkprogress ThinkProgress

UPDATE: NBC (@tvnooz) reports that after shots were fired near White House, wild police chase began. Parts of Constitution Ave shut down.
3 minutes ago via TweetDeck

http://twitter.com/#!/thinkprogress/status/135184557199...


See the UPDATE NBC that is NBC news

See the @thinkprogress, THAT IS think progress.

Also at times, not on this thread, you see things like Joshhol, that is JOSHUA HOLLAND of Alternet. or Keith Olberman, who is Keith Olberbman.

You can also subscribe to REUTERS breaking news service, as well as AP, and BBC (personal favorite) together with Guardian (again another personal favorite)

VOIA, standas for Voice of America, useful when the Koreas go at each other.

When you read those tweets, they are UPDATING almost as if you were in the newsroom reading the actual wire.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:37 AM
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95. Edited to add...
There is a post in LBN, that I did not see, referencing this episode.

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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:07 PM
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88. Update from local Fox channel
No evidence of shots fired only reports of shots fired.

Appears there is no relation to White House other than location of reports..
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tawadi Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:13 AM
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91. Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell. Shana Alexander
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