Names Of Victims And Shooter Of Dayton, Ohio Mass Shooting (Photos)

5 08 2019

Connor Betts and his sister Megan. Facebook. (Photo: Credit to New York Post).

(CBS News) – Below are the names and ages of the nine victims who died in the Dayton, Ohio, mass shooting.

Six of the nine victims were African American and one of the victims was the shooter’s sister.

  1. Megan K. Betts, age 22 (sister of shooter Connor Betts)
  2. Monica E. Brickhouse, age 39
  3. Nicholas P. Cumer, age 25
  4. Derrick F. Fudge, age 57
  5. Thomas J. McNichols, age 25
  6. Lois L. Oglesby, age 27
  7. Saeed Salah, age 38
  8. Logan M. Turner, age 30
  9. Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, age 36

News reports stated, according to officials, the Dayton mass shooting gunman was Connor Betts, age 24.

Related post: Dayton, Ohio Mass Shooting: 10 People, Including A suspect Killed (Photos)

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My View On Waco’s Twin Peaks Shooting

4 06 2015

A shootout between rival biker gangs on a Sunday afternoon at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, had killed 9 people and injured 18 others.

Sadly, shootings and violent incidents seems to becoming a norm in once a civilised country. 
The Guardian reported that sergeant Patrick Swanton, a spokesperson for Waco police department, said in a press conference on Monday after the incident that:

Police in Waco have charged 170 people with “organised crime in reference to … capital murder” in what could potentially represent the largest mass arrest on a capital charge in American history. – The Guardian.

The Guardian also reported that sergeant Patrick Swanton as saying:

“What happened here today could have been avoided,” he said. “They [the restaurant management] failed and this is what happened.”- The Guardian.

So, the incident could have been avoided?

He added: “We have been made aware over two months that rival gangs are meeting here and that the potential for violence is increasing.” – The Guardian.

Police were already present at the scene because authorities were aware of the likelihood of trouble between the gangs, Swanton said,”The Guardian.

The police had suspected some violent incident to happen during the meeting between the gangs; so they were there at the scene; but they do not have the rights to interfere before the incident happen because they have no rights to do so!

He said that police had attempted to get the local management to assist but they “would not cooperate”. – The Guardian.

The First Amendment in the American constitution says:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

As what I had asked before, is too much freedom good for us?

This shooting could have been avoided if:

  1. The police had the rights to take actions to prevent  the violent incident from happening.

  2. The government of United States does not give the total freedom of owning and carrying guns to their citizens.

In this case, the police had done their job and they were actually there before the shooting started but sadly, their hands were tied.

The police can’t do anything because not like Singapore, the United States does not have laws like the Internal Security Act (ISA) of Singapore (Cap. 143, 1985 Rev. Ed.), where police can take actions to prevent such crime if they have information that it could happen; furthermore carrying guns is legal in the United States.

Innocent people and children could had been killed and the police could not do anything to stop it from happening in the first place.

It is sad that such a violent incident that could had been prevented can’t be stopped.

After all the mass shootings in the United States, is it right for the United States to tell Malaysia to repeal the Sedition Act after the Western powers and the United Nations had forced Malaysia to abolish the ISA?

Without the laws, mass shooting and mass killing like the Sandy Hook shooting incident could be a norm in Malaysia just like in the United States.

I am surprised that the United States had not learnt that too much freedom and the rights to carry guns are part of the reasons that had caused the many incidents of mass shootings and mass killings and expect other country to abolish laws that could prevent such incidents.

Perhaps the government of Singapore can brief the United Nations on why they still keep the ISA.

Is total freedom to do anything they want as demanded by the human rights groups is more important than preserving a peaceful community and the safety  of minors and old people who may not be able to protect themselves? 





Photos: 13 Killed In Washington Navy Yard Mass Shooting

17 09 2013

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The building where the mass shooting happened. Please click the photo for larger image. (Ahmad Ali Karim for Ahmad Ali JetPlane Pics)

 

13 people including the gunman were reported killed in a mass killing at the Washington Navy Yard.

America’s Navy stated that the tragedy happened inside the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time) September 16.

Yahoo News reported that the victims ranged in age from 46 to 73, and were either civilians or contractors.

Janis Orlowski, chief medical officer at Washington Hospital Center, said one Metropolitan Police officer and two civilians are being treated there and that they arrived in critical condition.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI identified the suspect as Aaron Alexis, 34 years old, a civilian contractor from Queens, New York.

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said Alexis was shot during a gun battle with officers.

Yahoo News reported that Alexis was a full-time reservist from 2007 to 2011 and left the Navy on January 31, 2011, as a petty officer 3rd class and had been working for the fleet logistics support squadron No. 46 in Fort Worth.

A Navy official told Reuters that Alexis received a general discharge from the Navy in 2011 “after a series of misconduct issues.”

A ‘shelter in place’ order was issued for Navy Yard personnel after the shooting.

Access to the Washington Navy Yard will be restricted Tuesday, Sept. 17 to mission essential personnel only as the FBI continues its investigation.

Authorities are still investigating the case to determine the motive of the shooting.

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2012 In Review

1 01 2013

January:

Powerful Storm Hits Alabama – In Photos →(Please click here for the news)

Residents walk around through the debris of their neighborhood after a possible tornado ripped through the Trussville, Ala. area in the early hours of Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian said the storm produced a possible tornado that moved across northern Jefferson County around 3:30 a.m., causing damage in Oak Grove, Graysville, Fultondale, Center Point, Clay and Trussville. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Residents walk around through the debris of their neighborhood after a possible tornado ripped through the Trussville, Ala. area in the early hours of Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Jefferson County sheriff’s spokesman Randy Christian said the storm produced a possible tornado that moved across northern Jefferson County around 3:30 a.m., causing damage in Oak Grove, Graysville, Fultondale, Center Point, Clay and Trussville. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

February:

Sh-sh-shivering Winter In Europe →(Please click here for the news)

A city phone is seen covered with hoarfrost, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit), in Kiev, February 1, 2012. (REUTERS)

A city phone is seen covered with hoarfrost, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit), in Kiev, February 1, 2012. (REUTERS)

March:

Argentinian Ice Wall Collapses – REUTERS Photos →(Please click here for the news)

Tourists look at the Perito Moreno glacier after the rupture of a massive ice wall near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, southern Argentina, March 4, 2012. The glacier, a massive tongue of ice in the Santa Cruz province that covers 250 square kilometres (97 square miles), advances yearly into a lake, known as Lago Argentino. As Perito Moreno moves forward, it cuts off a river feeding the lake. Water builds up pressure and slowly undermines the ice, forming a tunnel until ice comes tumbling down. The phenomenon repeats itself at irregular intervals, with the last major ice falls occurring in 2008. REUTERS/Andres Arce (ARGENTINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)

Tourists look at the Perito Moreno glacier after the rupture of a massive ice wall near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, southern Argentina, March 4, 2012. The glacier, a massive tongue of ice in the Santa Cruz province that covers 250 square kilometres (97 square miles), advances yearly into a lake, known as Lago Argentino. As Perito Moreno moves forward, it cuts off a river feeding the lake. Water builds up pressure and slowly undermines the ice, forming a tunnel until ice comes tumbling down. The phenomenon repeats itself at irregular intervals, with the last major ice falls occurring in 2008. REUTERS/Andres Arce (ARGENTINA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)

April:

Bersih 3.0 – As Peaceful As Promised? →(Please click here for the news)

Demonstrators thew all kinds of things towards a moving police car and attacking the car. The photo shows demonstrators kicking the car and someone climbed onto the car kicking the windscreen. They then hit the driver and a reporter who tried to help the bleeding policeman. Are they peaceful people?

Demonstrators thew all kinds of things towards a moving police car and attacking the car. The photo shows demonstrators kicking the car and someone climbed onto the car kicking the windscreen. They then hit the driver and a reporter who tried to help the bleeding policeman. Are they peaceful people?

May:

Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary →(Please click here for the news)

The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, the longest suspension bridge in the world was opened on May 27, 1937. A view taken from one of the towers of pedestrians swarming across the Golden Gate Bridge immediately after the opening. (AP Photo)

The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, the longest suspension bridge in the world was opened on May 27, 1937. A view taken from one of the towers of pedestrians swarming across the Golden Gate Bridge immediately after the opening. (AP Photo)

June:

Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s First Islamist President Sworn In →(Please click here for the news)

Mohamed Mursi

Egypt’s first Islamist president Mohamed Mursi attends his swearing in ceremony in this still image from a video footage in Cairo June 30, 2012. Mursi took his oath of office on Saturday, ending six decades of rule by former military men although the generals in charge since Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year have already curbed his powers. REUTERS/Egyptian Television via Reuters TV

July:

Photos Of London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony →(Please click here for the news)

Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

August:

Photos: Isaac Causing Bad Flooding And Tornadoes (August 31, 2012) →(Please click here for the news)

Water rises around a home on the Jourdan River as Hurricane Isaac passes through Kiln, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Water rises around a home on the Jourdan River as Hurricane Isaac passes through Kiln, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

September:

Muslims Protest Over ‘Innocence of Muslims’→(Please click here for the news)

Protesters against Innocence of Muslims’ in Basra, Iraq Sept 12, 2012 (Picture from Utusan)

Protesters against Innocence of Muslims’ in Basra, Iraq Sept 12, 2012 (Picture from Utusan)

October:

In Picture: Superstorm Sandy Slams New Jersey Coast, Sends 13 Feet Surge In NYC →(Please click here for the news)

Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)

November:

Barack Obama Wins American Presidential Election →(Please click here for the news)

Barack Obama Wins American Presidential Election

Barack Obama Wins American Presidential Election

December:

26 People Died in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., Mass Shooting- Photos, Videos →(Please click here for the news)

Good Morning America – Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza: ‘Obviously Not Well’ (ABC News)





20 Children Died In Sandy Hook Elementary School’s Mass Shooting; Why?

16 12 2012

This 2012 photo provided by the family shows Emilie Alice Parker. Parker was killed Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 children and adults at the school. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Parker Family)

This 2012 photo provided by the family shows Emilie Alice Parker. Parker was killed Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 children and adults at the school. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Parker Family)

In Palestine, Afghanistan and Syria innocent children and teachers were killed in schools because of the wars.

There is no war in the United States but twenty children and six teachers were killed in an elementary school in the United States on Friday. (Please click here for 26 People Died in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., Mass Shooting- Photos, Videos)

A medical examiner, Dr. H. Wayne Carver said at a news conference Saturday the deaths are classified as homicides; saying that he believes “everybody was hit more than once.”

Why must this happened?

Now, the United States of America seems to be facing a very big problem – mass shooting.

It happened everywhere in public places, cinema, malls, schools and lots of other places that should be safe from this kind of disaster.

I am very sad especially because I am also a kid and I know that there is nothing much that kids could do to protect ourselves in such situations.

I wonder why that happens again and again.

Maybe the freedom of owning guns in America, allowed some people to use the guns for killing other people.

But why must they killed other people, the people who they didn’t even know?

And is it the right thing to let people own guns freely?

Owning guns means that they can use them any time and any where; even for mass shootings.

May be the problems started because there is too much freedom and human rights.

May be some people might think that it is their rights to do what ever they want to do with their guns; including mass killing.

Is all this fair for children like me?

I don’t think so.

How about our rights as children, should kids carry guns too to protect ourselves like adults?

I guess America has too much freedom when too much freedom is not always good.

Americans are very proud of their freedom and liberty.

“My country ‘tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty…”

“…From every mountain side,

Let the freedom ring.”

So people are always fighting for their rights and freedom in everything without thinking about other people’s rights.

They may become selfish and had forgotten about good values especially of respecting others.

So, too much freedom is not always good.

And to the Malaysians who support the oppositions parties especially PKR fighting for total freedom, and look at the United States as an ideal example, please think about all these.

If they follow United States of America in fighting for freedom and human rights, this is what that will happen to Malaysia later on.

Total freedom seems to be a nice idea, but is it really good for all of us, our communities and our country?

I am very sad and sorry for all the victims’ families and friends.

Please click here for more photos of the victims.

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Related posts:

  1. 26 People Died in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., Mass Shooting- Photos, Videos

  2. At Least Four Dead In Milwaukee Mass Shooting

  3. Mass Killing at Sikh Temple, USA

  4. 12 killed and 59 wounded at ‘Batman’ Premiere In Colorado





26 People Died in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., Mass Shooting- Photos, Videos

15 12 2012

Good Morning America - Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza: 'Obviously Not Well' (ABC News)

Good Morning America – Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza: ‘Obviously Not Well’ (ABC News)

On December 14, 2012, there was another mass shooting in the United States of America.

This disaster happened just  three days after masked gunman Jacob Roberts opened fire in a busy Oregon mall, killing two before turning the gun on himself.

Twenty children and six adult died in the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Eighteen children died in the school while another two students died later in a hospital.

The shooter was identified as a 20 years old man named Adam Lanza.

He first killed his mother, Nancy Lanza (who was a teacher teaching in the school) at their house before he drove to Sandy Hook Elementary.

He left his house armed with at least two semi automatic handguns, a Glock and a Sig Sauer, and a semi automatic rifle and wearing a bullet proof vest

After the incident happen, all the schools in the state were lock down.

It is the second worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

The worst was the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 when 32 were killed before the shooter turned the gun on himself.

I wonder why there are too much mass shooting in the United States.

And I wonder why people did this kind of thing because the shooters won’t be gaining anything good from killing other people.

I think the U.S. should have better security for their people especially the children and the government can’t let people buy guns freely any more because this could happen again and again when guns are easily available.

It is sad because there had been lots of mass shootings in U.S. schools before.

I’m so sad and sorry to the victims and their families.

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12 killed and 59 wounded at ‘Batman’ Premiere In Colorado

21 07 2012

Investigators look over evidence on ground outside the back door of the Century 16 movie theater east of the Aurora Mall in Aurora, Colo. on Friday, July 20, 2012. A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight showing of the Batman movie on Friday, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Early on Friday July 20, 2012, there was another mass shooting in the United States.

This time 12 people were killed and 59 people were injured including children in a mass shooting at the ‘Batman – The Dark Knight Rises’ premiere at a mall in Aurora, Colorado.

The suspect’s name is James Eagan Holmes who is 24 years old.

He was armed with an assault rifle, a shotgun and a pistol.

Dressed in black with a gas mask, ballistic helmet, vest, throat guard and crotch guard, he told the police that he was Batman’s enemy, the Joker.

REUTERS reported that police said Holmes also booby-trapped his Aurora apartment with what appeared to be sophisticated explosives, creating a potential hazard for law-enforcement and bomb squad officers who swarmed to the scene and authorities evacuated five nearby buildings and created a perimeter of several blocks as they planned to detonate the suspected explosives with a robot.

Police use a video camera to look inside an apartment where the suspect in a shooting at a movie theatre lived in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012. As many as 12 people were killed and 50 injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre early Friday during the showing of the latest Batman movie. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

I am very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends.

People especially children should not watch or read violent stories because they might be influenced to commit violent actions.

Even when the story shows the hero fighting against violent enemies like Batman and other superhero, some people are influenced by the nemesis who uses violence to hurt others.

And the problem will be worse in countries where owning guns are legal because people can use the guns to hurt others and also for mass shootings.

It is a disaster when people hurt others just because they feel like doing it.

Investigators look over evidence on ground outside the back door of the Century 16 movie theater east of the Aurora Mall in Aurora, Colo. on Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)








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