9 Dead At Historic Black Church

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    Nine people were shot to death at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night, the Charleston Police Department confirmed at news conference early Thursday.

    The suspect, a white male around 21 years old, was still at large. Mullen called on the public and the media to contact police with any information they may have. Mullen said a reward would be offered, with the amount to be announced later Thursday.

    "I do believe this is a hate crime," Mullen said. "It will be investigated as a hate crime."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/17/charleston-shooting-churc_n_7608738.html


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    Lets before the **** storm starts on this thread, please remember there are 9 families grieving today.:(
     
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    Very sad and undoubtedly totally unnecessary :(
     
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    The scary thing is that the suspect is young. Sad day indeed.
     
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    Very sad. I wonder if it's another SSRI user.
     
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    SSRI?
     
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    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (anti depressants). Many mass murderers were on them. SSRI side effects can be extreme paranoia/aggression. It's very rare, but if you have millions of people on SSRIs, you will get a few that have these reactions.
     
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    Not that Americans aren't over-doped and over-drugged, but do you have a link?
     
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    Oh.

    I hope they catch whoever did this.
     
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    Disgusting how Fox is politicizing this without any facts. Of course, a white shooter can't be called a terrorist. They also asked if this was part of the war on xmas.
     
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    There's a right wing organisation in the UK who announced that it was an Islamic Convert already today o_O

    Its amazing what claims people will make, with literally no basis.
     
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    If it was the Steve Doocy clip you're referring to, I believe he said:

    “Extraordinarily, they called it a ‘hate crime,’ and some look at it as, ‘Well, because it was a white guy and a black church,’ but you made a great point earlier about the hostility towards Christians. And it was a church. So maybe that’s what they were talking about. They haven’t explained it to us.”

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    All of the media outlets will politicize this for an agenda, regardless of political leanings.

    Prayers to the victims and their families.
     
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    Agreed. I just wish these nuts would kill themselves instead of inflicting harm on others.
     
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    That would be nice.
     
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    Not at all.
     
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    God I'm sorry.Done
     
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    No worries. I am sure the guy was getting hammered long before you posted it.:)
     
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    Typical knee-jerk reaction on my part..

    Something I don't normally do.

    My apologies guys.
     
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    Hopefully this guy is worm food soon. Very sad.
     
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    I hope that we can come together to condemn the actions and apparent motivation for the horrible act that was committed last night at the church in Charleston, SC.

    As a frequent visitor to Charleston, my experiences there have always been positive, and the key to that is the people that live there. The people that I have spoken to and interacted with, from gas station employees to executives have consistently been kind, warm, and friendly, willing to help you out, and genuinely care, whatever race they or you are, and this speaks highly of them.

    I've been to places across the spectrum down there, and there hasn't been a single time that hate was noticed. In fact, it was the caring of the people that amazed me and my family. My thanks go to the people in the Lowcountry for impressing me, and being who you are.

    In this time of horror for you, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I hope the communities, from Ladson to Mt. Pleasant to West Ashley to Hanahan, and all of the points between come together to help with the healing.

    EDIT: This post was done as a stand alone thread, before I saw this one. However, my thoughts on the people in the Charleston area remain unchanged.
     

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