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I'm terribly sorry for the lack of recent updates. Life took me unexpectedly offline for a while. However, my news aggregators have been busy.

Updates in the future will probably be less frequent. I'll still post when there is news of any significance but the news itself is becoming much less frequent.

Remembering the victims:

Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65, the temple president, killed after physically confronting the gunman. Paramjit Kaur, 41. Prakash Singh, 39. Ranjit Singh, 49. Sita Singh, 41. Suveg Singh, 84.

If you would like to make a donation in honor of the victims:


Postal address:
Victims Memorial Fund
Sikh Temple of Wisconsin
7512 South Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53154

Again, I'll save articles specifically on the shooter until the end in case

Obama: Attack at Sikh temple assails religion

President Barack Obama says an attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is an assault on religious faith and has no place in the United States.

He says such an attack "is an attack on the freedom of all Americans." He says no American should ever have to fear worshipping in public.

Mourners from all walks of life gather in sadness
Singh said it was "very moving to see all Americans, Sikh Americans, white Americans, black Americans, together to pay their respects to Americans who have fallen."

Singh said "hate and the killer were not successful. He wanted to divide us and we came together."

Tears flow as thousands crowd Wisconsin high-school gym to mourn Sikhs slain by neo-Nazi
There were six open caskets and more than 3,000 crying mourners Friday as a multitude piled into a Wisconsin gym and wept for the victims of a senseless slaughter.

The victims of a neo-Nazi’s racist madness were gentle Sikhs and the hymns were sung in Punjabi.

But the grief spilling over the Oak Creek High School gym touched everyone in the room.

Security experts prepare steps to deal with 'active shooters'
While most of us have participated in fire drills since we were small children, very few of us have even a remote idea of what to do when faced with someone who is indiscriminately shooting and killing people.

Security and law enforcement officials call it an "active shooter," and a growing number of schools, hospitals and businesses in Wisconsin and across the nation are taking steps to prepare for just such a situation.

Whether it occurs in a house of worship, as it did a week ago in Oak Creek; a workplace, as it did in Milwaukee on Aug. 2; or a theater, as it did three weeks ago in Aurora, Colo., in many cases there are steps that can be taken to increase the chances of surviving such an encounter, experts say.

Friend of Page feared what he might do
Wade Page, the man who killed six Sikh worshippers at an Oak Creek temple Sunday before shooting himself in the head, was so mentally unstable after breaking up with a girlfriend that his Army friends once had to break into his apartment to make sure he had not committed suicide.

They found Page passed out from alcohol on the floor sometime in 1997, said Christopher Robillard, who served with Page at the time in the Army's elite psychological operations corps.

Instead of reporting the incident to authorities, Robillard said he and his friends covered up for Page - a decision Robillard says he now "deeply regrets."

Originally posted to RHinWI on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 06:48 AM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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