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    by MTmofo on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 08:41:15 PM PST

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    •  no one injured,suspect still at large outside mall (9+ / 0-)
      PARAMUS — At a press conference outside the Garden State Plaza tonight, the mayor of Paramus said the gunman was no longer inside the mall.

      Mayor Rich LaBarbiera described the mall as "in lockdown" and said there were no known injuries.

      "Everyone is safe. No one has been injured,” LaBarbiera said.

      LaBarbiera said a single shot was fired and that a single shell casing from a long-barreled rifle was found. He said the gunman was at large and there was no known motive for the shooting.

      LaBarbiera said police agencies from all over the state are now going through the mall, sweeping it to make sure those still there are evacuated in a safe and orderly way.

      Many customers and employees are locked inside the stores or hallways and law enforcement officers are going through entire mall, floor by floor, store by store, evacuating everyone, the mayor and Jim Tedesco, deputy coordinator of the borough's office of emergency management, said.

      "We still have thousands of people inside this mall that we are still trying to handle, and that's our primary concern," Tedesco said.

      Tedesco said they are not searching for the shooter in the mall, but looking to see if there is anyone tied to the shooter there. “The shooter has left the mall,” he said.

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      by annieli on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 09:16:10 PM PST

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      •  Shooter is dead. Suicide. (1+ / 0-)
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        There's a pattern of gamers going wacko. Could be our paranoid schizophrenics internalizing the game play, forgetting what's real and what's game.

        This kid fired one shot and then suicided.

        The country has ~50,000 PS sufferers. Very few have been diagnosed, much less treated. We have the estimate based on military processing of their recruits in several countries.

        The hyper-violent video games have turned into a plague on them. Before the video games, these mass killings were very rare. Now its only going to get worse. Australia changed their gun control laws to respond to mass killing events very effectively -- but we're too dxmn dumb, too teabagged, too NRA'd to copy them.

        •  Now it's 6 shots from an AK-47. (0+ / 0-)
        •  Um... Excuse me?!?!? WTF?!?! (0+ / 0-)
          There's a pattern of gamers going wacko.
          uh.... what? There is? Where? Sorry, I call bullshit on that acersion.

          Hell, in the diary threads I've spoken on this issue, I've said somthing like almost half jokingly that everytime there is some gun shooting the 24 hour news cycles ghouls try to prop up for their latest quick ratings grab, that we should all just come on and blame video games, no matter the real, because its not only so much easier to do the understand crime and its complexities, but it is the "in" thing to do, especially with the over 40 crowd, especially those who bordeline on luddite beheviour, but I digress... I actually was proud there was no knee-jerlism and rush to judgment on this site for a while, thoguh again I half jokingly wondered out loud when the woman who drove into the white house barriers  and whom seemedd to suffere from post-partum depression was going to get "outed" as a gamer of some sort and that would get blamed thought that, though that didn't happen.

          Now, to ruin this streak on rational thought and conjecture comes this post on inane conjecture. Way to ruin that.... combo breaker!!!!

          I'm sorry what does this story of this mall suicide even have to do with video games?

          Yeah, that's right, nothing that anyone knows of, but let's not let facts get in the way of our fun of operation "Hey, look over there!" or any rational discussion.

          And so let's not just stetch this suicide incident that could have been a shooting to now a "pattern" of gaming "wackos", whatever is meant by that.

          Before the video games, these mass killings were very rare.
          Where are you pulling this from?

          How rare were mass killing ever in the past, and how are they no longer rare now? Are you admitting you are a product of media conglomerate controlled society preidacted on your observations of modern times through the looking glass of our 24 hour "nooze" network media cycles, our national insatibale appetitite to be constantly "fed" not just facts, but information epecially through entertainment, as in, "news" as an entertainment by product?

          I hate to look like a jerk, but I have already to many people anyways, but I've got to point out how a stupid thing that is what you said given, game, at least in mass production, have been around a few decades when they came into being, and well after, you did not have the "get this news story out there to entertain the masses" driven society as we do now, much less internet, twitter, soicla media, numerous ways for people to get such soties as suicides, suicides by cops and mass homicides as you did back then going over the past few decades... when did CNN start, late 80s, or early 90s? By then, Nintenedo's NES was just wrapping up its successful run in the 8-bit era and the SNES was on its way (1991) and the Sega genesis had come out between that time... and even then CNN wasn't truly "24" hours, I can remmeber a time when they aired informercials overnight. The point I'm getting at is you're perception is that violent crime like these "mass killing" incidents are on the rise, but the statistics don't bear that out, and its because the gholish media wants to keep putting on these stories, not well after the fact and after the basic facts have been investigated, but as its happing in real time, hell, how many local news stations have "news, as its happening" as there tagline?

          You could hear the disappointment in the voices of the talking heads on all the stations that covered this/broke into this story last night when it was over so quickly and noone but the gunman was shot/injured/killed, they were looking for body counts which sells ratings, even Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC wanted blood for his sagging ratings as he refused to get off the sory when there wasn't much left to talk about after establishing what happened, so much so was his 10pm broadcast so saturarated with "live coverage" that no longer became a stary when it ended quickly and there was so little left to report,  the MSNBC brass must have realised this and decided to skip over his rebroadacst of his show in favor of shifting all the previous aired shows up one hour and giving Rachel's show another extra rebroadcast. It's was pathetic it was sad, and it kinda reminded me of MSNBC insistant on non-stop coverage of "balloon boy" especially Ed Shitz's nonsensical coverage whom anyone with a monicum of intelligence knew upon hearing the story and seeing the balloon the story was crap, unless the boy bended psychics with his my while being impossibly in that "balloon".

          I don'ty know what white-bread 1% town you live in where you have been so sheltered by the commongun and street violence day in and out in you local community where you act like these stories were a "rare occurance" atleast being reported wise, but try  living in some part of America wout side the rich blingy suburbs, or at least checkthe news coverage of those areas that are most likely out of your comfort zone.

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