Wednesday, 9 November 2016

1 dead, multiple people shot near Azusa polling station; active shooter heavily armed, officials said

quote [ One person was killed and at least three others were wounded Tuesday in an active shooting near a polling place in Azusa. ]

Honestly this doesn't really fit in "Politics" but rather MORE OF THE SAME.
Waiting for the "our prayers go out to's"

One person was killed and at least three others were wounded Tuesday in an active shooting near a polling place in Azusa.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Scroggin said police were dealing with at least one suspect who was heavily armed.

At least one of the victims was headed to the polling station to vote, a law enforcement source told The Times.

Officers arrived to find a man with a rifle. The gunman immediately fired at least 20 shots at police, said the source.

Under a hail of gunfire, officers took cover and returned shots at the man, who retreated into a home in the 500 block of Fourth Street, said the source, who requested anonymity because the case was ongoing. No officers were injured in the shooting.
[SFW] [politics] [+3 WTF]
[by gendo666@12:34amGMT]


kylemcbitch said @ 12:44am GMT on 9th Nov
Taking bets: Trump poll watcher, moonbat scared of Trump winning, or some random jack ass who just wants to watch the world burn?

My money is on his yard being plastered with Trump/Pence signs.
papango said @ 1:07am GMT on 9th Nov [Score:1]
This was near a school, so I wouldn't rule out a school shooter whose been so wrapped up in his deal he missed that the election was today and is at home now like "what the actual fuck. fuck my life.".
Hugh E. said @ 4:04am GMT on 9th Nov
So just two choices.
Ankylosaur said @ 5:48am GMT on 9th Nov
Ineffectual time traveler?
Hugh E. said @ 6:17am GMT on 9th Nov
Yeah, that's "Trump supporter".
midden said @ 1:05am GMT on 9th Nov
For those, like me, who have never even heard of Azusa, it's basically on the east edge of the LA megalopolis.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 1:23am GMT on 9th Nov
What? I've heard of Arizona, USA.

I didn't know Los Angeles had reached so far into another state, though.
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:33am GMT on 9th Nov
It's a very big city.
midden said[1] @ 3:36am GMT on 9th Nov
There's a reason I called it a, "megalopolis." I've lived most of my life in the Eastern version.
Menchi said @ 3:50am GMT on 9th Nov
Isn't that one of the new zones in World of Warcraft: Legion?
midden said @ 3:53am GMT on 9th Nov
Sounds like a click-bait quiz: Real Location or Warcraft Location?
ooo[......7 said @ 1:23am GMT on 9th Nov
That sucks.

I spent as little time as possible at the registrar of voters in my city. I rode my motorbike through the parking lot, waving my absentee ballot envelope, until someone from the sidelines took my envelope and tried to give me a sticker.

I ain't getting shot.
papango said @ 1:36am GMT on 9th Nov
What's funny about that - for certain values of funny - is that when there are dangerous elections anywhere else in the world it's pretty much guaranteed that at least one or two American organisations, or American volunteers with International Organisations, are going to show up to help out. By observing to make sure rules are followed, to handing out water and juice boxes to people queuing in the sun all day, to documenting and publicising any intimidation or fraud. Maybe you could tap some of those groups to get involved here.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 2:16am GMT on 9th Nov
Other countries have offered to pitch in, but for some reason the suspicion of unjust voting goes out the window when that happens.
papango said @ 2:53am GMT on 9th Nov
Yeah, nobody likes to be one of those countries if it's a step down instead of a step up.

Plus, one of the main advantages of US volunteers is that they're presence deters some violence and chicanery by virtue of their being American and knowing that if shit happens to them then it's going to be a big deal. That'd be lost in a election in the US.
backSLIDER said @ 6:07am GMT on 9th Nov
I did almost the exact same thing. Road by the county election office and dropped my envelope in the drop box, then some collage aged guy asked if I wanted a sticker. I put it on my rifle and took a pic when I got home. Then I eat some pizza and watched the world burn. I'm with her... and we are losing.

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