Video footage from closed-circuit video cameras shows Aaron Alexis, now deceased, at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013.
The footage includes the following:
- Alexis drives his rental car, a blue Toyota Prius, through the Washington Navy Yard main gate.
- Alexis enters Building #197 carrying a backpack. Alexis had legitimate access to the Washington Navy Yard as a result of his work as a contractor and he utilized a valid pass to gain entry to the building.
- Alexis moves through the hallways and a stairwell of Building #197 carrying a Remington 870 shotgun.
More at: fbi.gov
Another horrific mass shooting today at the Washington Navy Yard, where DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier has now confirmed there are at least 12 dead and three wounded.
At least one shooter has been killed — there may be others, but right now there are conflicting reports, so stand by for more details. Police have announced that they’re looking for two other “persons of interest.”
See the comments below for breaking updates on this story…
Maj. Nidal Hasan has been convicted of 45 charges of murder and attempted murder, and faces a likely death sentence.
FT. HOOD, Texas — A military jury on Friday convicted Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan on 45 charges of premeditated and attempted premeditated murder in connection with the shooting rampage at this central Texas Army post four years ago, the deadliest attack on a domestic U.S. military base.
He now faces a possible death sentence. The verdict was read by the jury president, or foreman, at 12:35 p.m., after six hours of deliberation.
I’m not sure how the Muslim Brotherhood-infiltrated Obama administration could have allowed this to happen; obviously someone screwed up.
(Do I need a sarcasm tag?)
At the school in Newtown, Adam Lanza fired more than 155 rounds in less than five minutes. The search warrants released by authorities today show the extent of the Lanza family’s arsenal; here’s the full list.
At the school:
- 1 Bushmaster .223 caliber model XM15 rifle with a 30-round magazine
- 1 Glock 10mm handgun
- 1 9mm Sig Sauer P226 handgun
- 1 Saiga 12 shotgun with two magazines containing 70 rounds
- 6 30-round magazines, three of them emptied
At the home:
- 1 Enfield bolt-action .323 rifle
- 1 Savage Mark II .22 caliber rifle with magazine, 3 live rounds, 1 spent cartridge
- 1 black marksman BB gun
- 5 Winchester 12-gauge shotgun shells cut open, with buckshot
- 1 white plastic bag with 30 Winchester 12-gauge shotgun shells
- 1 can with .22 caliber and .45 caliber bullets
- 8 boxes of Winchester Windcat .22 caliber bullets, 50 rounds per box
- 20 “Estate” 12-gauge shotgun shells
- 4 boxes of SB buckshot 12-gauge, 10 round per box
- 1 box of Lightfield 12-gauge slugs
- 1 box of 20 Prvi Partizan 303 British rifle cartridges
- 1 box of 20 Federal 303 British rifle cartridges
- 2 boxes of .22 long rifle Blazer rounds, 50 each box
- 1 box with numerous rounds of Winchester .45 caliber bullets
- 2 boxes of 50 rounds of PPU .45 caliber automatic
- 1 box of 20 rounds for Remington .223 caliber
- 3 boxes of Blazer 40 S&W, 50 rounds each
- 2 boxes of Winchester 5.56 mm, 20 rounds each
- 1 box of Magtech 45ACP with 30 rounds
- 1 empty Box of SSA 5.56 mm
- 1 box of Fiocchi .45 auto with 48 rounds
- 80 rounds of CCI .22 long rifle
- 6 boxes of PMC .223 rem, 20 rounds each
- 6 Winchester 9 pellet buckshot shells, 12-gauge
- 2 Remington 12-gauge slugs
- 3 Winchester .223 rifle rounds
- 31 .22 caliber rounds
- 2 boxes of Underwood 10 mm auto, each with 50 rounds
- 130 rounds of Lawman 9mm Luger
- 2 spent shell casings for Glock 10mm
- 1 empty box of Gold Dot 9mm Luger
- 2 empty boxes of Winchester 9mm Luger
- 1 box of Underwood 10mm auto with 34 rounds
- 1 box of 29 miscellaneous 9mm rounds
- 1 spent .22 shell casing
- 1 small plastic bag containing numerous .22 caliber bullets
- 1 tan bag with numerous Blazer .45 caliber bullets
- 1 box of Blazer .22 long rifle with 50 rounds
- 1 box PPU 303 British cartridges with 9 rounds
- 2 Winchester 9mm rounds
- 2 brass-colored shell casings
- 1 small caliber bullet (live round) labeled C
- 1 Promag 20-round 12-gauge drum magazine
- 1 MD Arms 20-round 12 gauge drum magazine
- 3 AGP Arms 12-gauge shotgun magazines
- 1 Surefire GunMag magazine with 8 rounds of Winchester 12-gauge, 9-pellet buckshot
- 2 AGP Arms 12-gauge shotgun magazines, taped together, each with 10 rounds of Winchester 9-pellet buckshot
- 2 empty Ram Line magazines for Ruger 10-22
- 1 AGP Arms Gen 2 12-gauge shotgun magazine with 10 rounds of Winchester 12-gauge, 9-pellet buckshot
- 1 clear plastic Ramline magazine for an AR 15
- 1 magazine with 10 rounds of .223 bullets
- Metal bayonet
- 1 6-foot-10-inch wood-handled two-sided pole with a blade on one side and a spear on the other
- 1 Samurai sword with a 28-inch blade and sheath
- 1 Samurai sword with a 21-inch blade and a sheath
- 1 Samurai sword with a 13-inch blade and sheath
- 1 knife with a 12-inch blade and sheath
- 1 wooden-handle knife with a 7.5-inch blade and sheath
- 1 wooden-handle knife with a 10-inch blade
- 1 knife with a 5.5-inch blade and sheath
- 1 black-handled knife with a 7-inch blade and sheath
- 1 black rubber-handled knife with 9.5-inch blade and sheath
- 1 white and brown-handled knife with 5-inch blade and sheath
- 1 brown wood-handled knife with a 10.25-inch blade
- 1 Panther brown-handled folding knife with a 3.75 inch blade
- 1 small blue folding knife
- 1 Volcanic .22 starter pistol wth 5 live rounds and 1 expended round
- Leightning L3 ear protection
- Peltor ear plugs
- Simmons binoculars
- Uncle Mike’s Sidekick nylon holster
- Box for vest accessories
- Leather dual magazine holder
- Black leather handgun holster
- High Sierra fanny pack
- Numerous paper targets
- 1 cardboard targets
- 1 Bushnell sport view rifle scope
- Plastic bag of miscellaneous parts
- Safariland holster paperwork
- Glock handgun manual
- MD-20 20-round shotgun magazine manual
- MD Arms V-Plug guide
- Bushmaster XM15 and C15 instruction manual
- Savage Arms bolt-action rifle manual
- Glock paperwork
- Adam Lanza’s National Rifle Association certificate
- Nancy Lanza’s NRA certificate
- Three photographs with images of what appears to be a deceased human covered with plastic and what appears to be blood
- Holiday card with a check from Nancy Lanza to Adam Lanza for purchase of C183 firearm
- 1 digital print of a child and various firearms
- 1 military-style uniform
- Handwritten notes with addresses of local gun shops
- Receipts and emails documenting firearm and ammunition supplies
- Blue folder labeled “guns” with receipts and paperwork
- Paperwork titled “Connecticut Gun Exchange Glock 20SF 10mm” dated 12-21-11
- Sandy Hook report card for Adam Lanza
- New York Times article on a 2008 shooting at Northern Illinois Unversity
- Books: “Look me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s;” “Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Mind of an Autistic Savant;” “NRA Guide to Basics of Pistol Shooting;” “Train our Brain to Get Happy”
- 1 Seagate Barracuda 500gb hard drive, damaged
- 1 custom-built desktop computer, no hard drive
- 1 Microsoft Xbox with partially obliterated serial number
- One cotton swab of blood-like substance
- 1 tan sheet with blood-like substance
- 1 tan fitted sheet with blood-like substance
- 1 striped towel with blood-like substance
Capping four years of explosive growth sparked by the election of America’s first black president and anger over the economy, the number of conspiracy-minded antigovernment “Patriot” groups reached an all-time high of 1,360 in 2012, while the number of hard-core hate groups remained above 1,000. As President Obama enters his second term with an agenda of gun control and immigration reform, the rage on the right is likely to intensify.
The furious reaction to the Obama administration’s gun control proposals is reminiscent of the anger that greeted the passage of the 1993 Brady Bill and the 1994 ban on assault weapons supported by another relatively liberal Democrat — Bill Clinton. The passage of those bills, along with what was seen by the right as the federal government’s violent suppression of political dissidents at Waco, Texas, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in the early 1990s, led to the first wave of the Patriot movement that burst into public consciousness with the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The number of Patriot groups in that era peaked in 1996 at 858, more than 500 groups fewer than the number active in 2012.
For many, the election of America’s first black president symbolizes the country’s changing demographics, with the loss of its white majority predicted by 2043. (In 2011, for the first time, non-white births outnumbered the births of white children.) But the backlash to that trend predates Obama’s presidency by many years. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of hate groups rose from 602 to more than 1,000, where the count remains today. Now that comprehensive immigration reform is poised to legitimize and potentially accelerate the country’s demographic change, the backlash to that change may accelerate as well.
While the number of hate groups remained essentially unchanged last year — going from 1,018 in 2011 to 1,007 in 2012 — the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) count of 1,360 Patriot groups in 2012 was up about 7% from the 1,274 active in 2011. And that was only the latest growth spurt in the Patriot movement, which generally believes that the federal government is conspiring to take Americans’ guns and destroy their liberties as it paves the way for a global “one-world government.” From a mere 149 organizations in 2008, the number of Patriot groups shot up to 512 in 2009, jumped again to 824 in 2010, and then skyrocketed to 1,274 in 2011 before hitting their all-time high last year.
Now, in the wake of the mass murder of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut school and the Obama-led gun control efforts that followed, it seems likely that that growth will pick up speed once again.
I’m not always a fan of Lawrence O’Donnell, but he gets it exactly right in this clip.
The right wing pro-gun cult swung into high gear yesterday to defend the hecklers at that Newtown hearing; practically every wingnut blogger was shouting in unison that there was no “heckling” — the people who interrupted Neil Heslin’s testimony were simply “answering his question.” They’ve actually managed to bully some media people into swallowing this line of BS:
AN APOLOGY: No, those gun supporters didn’t ‘heckle’ Neil Heslin - they just shamed themselves with their disgusting behaviour. My mistake.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 30, 2013
But in a hearing like this, it’s common knowledge that the audience is not supposed to shout at speakers — and when the hecklers shouted “SECOND AMENDMENT” at Heslin, the chairperson admonished them not to interrupt. Watch the longer clip of Heslin’s statement above; he was asking rhetorical questions, not telling these loons it was OK to shout.
The fact is that despite the right wing’s attempt to defend this horrific behavior, it exactly fits the dictionary definition of “heckling:”
heckle |ˈhekəl| verb
1. interrupt (a public speaker) with derisive or aggressive comments
And the state of Connecticut’s rules for hearings like this one also make it very clear that this heckling behavior was out of order:
Decorum: A hearing is an important step in the process of making law, so it is a formal occasion. Please give your courteous attention to other speakers, regardless of their views. Don’t applaud or indicate pleasure or displeasure with anyone’s remarks.
I’m no longer surprised when the right stands up and defends truly awful viewpoints and behavior. In this case they’re defending the heckling of a father who is still grieving for his murdered son, and although it’s not surprising, it definitely is repulsive.
Not many details yet, but there’s another mass shooting incident in Texas: Multiple People Shot on College Campus in Texas.
HOUSTON - Multiple people have been shot at a Harris County college, Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables said.
Investigators said the shooting happened at Lone Star College’s North Harris campus, 2700 West W. W. Thorne Drive near Aldine Westfield shortly after noon.
Officials have not said exactly how many people have been shot or the extent of their injuries. Memorial Hermann Hospital said Life Flight was being sent to the college to pick up at least one patient.
Deputy constables said they have at least one person detained, but have not said if that person is a suspected shooter.
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