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post #46 of 146
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Well they bought a shitload of drones it was only a matter of time before they deployed them (to keep you secure).


note: I'm not following the Dallas event closely, did they use drones with offensive capabilities like those used in say, Yemen?

True. I always forget that they're doing this stuff for my own good.

They didn't use a drone like you're describing; they sent a bomb on one of those robots they use to defuse bombs. So, similar, but not exactly the same.
post #47 of 146
Wish people would talk more about how the shooter was a 25 year old Afghan war vet - pure speculation - could have been suffering from PTSD. And most likely acted alone...
post #48 of 146
The news reports say he was a combat engineer, but also a "carpentry and masonry specialist." Based on the description of the job, I'm guessing he didn't see much combat. Then again, I could be totally wrong.

http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/construction-engineering/carpentry-and-masonry-specialist.html
post #49 of 146
Again pure speculation here and I don't know the structure of how these roles get deployed, I'm sure there are some fora vets here who could chime in, but it also sounds like the shooter was fairly well combat trained given how he handled scores of police and had to be taken out by a robot bomb. Haven't watched the video yet though which will certainly differ from the reporting accounts. Dunno.
post #50 of 146
Someone who went through basic training would have more skill than the average citizen, but it doesn't take extraordinary skill to ambush people using superior firepower. Without knowing the circumstances of how each officer was killed, it's hard to say how much was skill versus the element of surprise. I believe the robot bomb was used because they thought he was surrounded by IEDs, not because he was such a skilled marksman that couldn't be gotten any other way.
post #51 of 146
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Originally Posted by toothsomesound View Post

Wish people would talk more about how the shooter was a 25 year old Afghan war vet - pure speculation - could have been suffering from PTSD. And most likely acted alone...

By the time he showed up to Afghanistan the war was already winding down. He was a punk even before he enlisted.
post #52 of 146
What happened to the other 3 apprehended suspects?

What is their participation, if any.

Anyone have any news or links?
post #53 of 146
Here is some of today's work,

Valdosta , Georgia

Police: Man called 911, ambushed officer in Valdosta shooting,

http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Man-exchanges-gunfire-with-Georgia-police-officer-386016801.html

Bristol,Tenn

Tennessee Highway Gunman Motivated by Police Shootings: Authorities,

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/tennessee-highway-gunman-motivated-police-shootings-authorities-n606201

St Louis, Mo

St. Louis-Area Officer Shot in Traffic Stop; Man Charged,

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/police-chief-officer-shot-hospitalized-st-louis-suburb-40441688

Why, it almost seems like there's a war on Police Officers by Black males!
post #54 of 146
Meanwhile with H

post #55 of 146
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post

Meanwhile with H


I guess she is not happy with 99% of the Black vote. She wants it all.
post #56 of 146
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Originally Posted by toothsomesound View Post

Again pure speculation here and I don't know the structure of how these roles get deployed, I'm sure there are some fora vets here who could chime in, but it also sounds like the shooter was fairly well combat trained given how he handled scores of police and had to be taken out by a robot bomb. Haven't watched the video yet though which will certainly differ from the reporting accounts. Dunno.

 

This is a relatively recent incident, 4 officers dead 1 injured (including SWAT), dude had no tactical training whatsoever... 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_shootings_of_Oakland_police_officers

 

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a 26-year-old resident of Oakland, was identified as the assailant. At the time of the shootings, he worked sporadically as a plumber and custodian.[17] Mixon wielded a 9mm semiautomatic handgun during the MacArthur Boulevard killings, and an SKS rifle during the shootout in the 74th Avenue apartment shootout.[1]

Mixon had an extensive criminal history. Beginning at age 13, he was arrested multiple times for battery, and by age 20 was serving a Corcoran state prison sentence following a felony conviction for assault with a deadly weapon and armed robbery in San Francisco. After he was paroled, Mixon went in and out of prison. When the shootings happened, he was living in East Oakland at his grandmother's house and was wanted on a no-bail arrest warrant for violating his current parole conditions. On March 20, 2009, the day before the shootings, the Oakland Police Department learned that Mixon was linked by DNA to the February 5, 2009, rape of a twelve-year-old girl who was dragged off the street at gunpoint in the East Oakland neighborhood where Mixon's sister lived. On May 4, 2009, a state laboratory confirmed not just this link, but also confirmed that Mixon robbed and raped two young women about seven hours before the shootings (see above). Investigators said that Mixon may have committed several other rapes during recent months, although no convictions or indictments had been secured before his death.[4] Had Mixon been arrested for his parole violation, he would have faced at most six months in prison; if convicted of rape, he faced a life sentence.

Mixon had also been the primary suspect in a previous murder case. However, due to lack of evidence he had been charged only with lesser violations, which included possession of drug paraphernalia, forgery, identity theft, attempted grand theft, and receiving stolen property.[18][19]

post #57 of 146
Mixon was a career criminal.

Micah Johnson had no criminal record, so it would have been harder to predict his deed.
post #58 of 146
what an idiot, throwing his life away like that at 25 and in the name of what really :/ ?
post #59 of 146
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

Mixon was a career criminal.

Micah Johnson had no criminal record, so it would have been harder to predict his deed.


the point was to demonstrate that it doesn't necessarily take somebody with specialized training to perpetrate a terrible crime against trained officers. sheesh...

post #60 of 146
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the point was to demonstrate that it doesn't necessarily take somebody with specialized training to perpetrate a terrible crime against trained officers. sheesh...

Gotcha, I wonder how much training Mateen had.
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