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    Gunfire Erupts At Colorado Pot Event, Two Wounded

    Authorities are hunting for suspects after shooting broke out during a massive marijuana celebration in Denver, leaving two people with gunshot wounds.

    The gunfire scattered thousands attending Saturday's 4/20 counterculture holiday, the first since Colorado legalized marijuana.

    A man and a woman each suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds, officials said. Local media reports said a third person was grazed.

    Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said investigators are looking for one or two suspects, asking festival attendees for possible photo or video of the shootings.

    He said police had no motive for the gunfire.

    Witnesses described a scene in which a jovial atmosphere quickly turned to one of panic at the downtown Civic Center Park just before 5 p.m. Several thought firecrackers were being set off, then a man fell bleeding, his dog also shot.

    The annual pot celebration this year was expected to draw as many as 80,000 people after recent laws in Colorado and Washington made marijuana legal for recreational use.

    Rapper Lil' Flip was performing when the shootings occurred.
    News from The Associated Press

    who'd've thought a gathering of 80000 people for a celebration of public inebriation could go so wrong

    a bad week, so much blood---from the clinic of holocaust at 3801 lancaster in philadelphia to the patchouli scented squares of the denver civic center to the body parts blown across bomb-shattered boylston street...

    and all the way to the floor of the us senate

    a most depressing week
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    Re: Gunfire Erupts At Colorado Pot Event, Two Wounded

    I thought pot-heads were supposed to be a peaceful and ****?

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    Re: Gunfire Erupts At Colorado Pot Event, Two Wounded

    in other news, there were thousands of bar fights last night.

    pot generally does make people more relaxed and peaceful. one data point does not a trend make.

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    Re: Gunfire Erupts At Colorado Pot Event, Two Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    I thought pot-heads were supposed to be a peaceful and ****?
    lol - they were so stoned they didn't know what was going on, apparently.

    lol - made me laugh when she said that.
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    Re: Gunfire Erupts At Colorado Pot Event, Two Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    in other news, there were thousands of bar fights last night.

    pot generally does make people more relaxed and peaceful. one data point does not a trend make.
    I agree, but not everyone who smokes pot is peaceful.

    I'd bet anything some gangbangers showed up and a deal went bad.

    Gangbangers are responsible for 90% of shootings. Those wanna b tough guys settle their disputes with bullets rather than fists or words... Gangbangers are ****ing chimpanzees.

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    Re: Gunfire Erupts At Colorado Pot Event, Two Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    lol - they were so stoned they didn't know what was going on, apparently.

    lol - made me laugh when she said that.
    Yeah... I read that... It is funny. Then again it is difficult to understand what is happening when you're at a protest or "gathering" with thousands of people.

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    Re: Gunfire Erupts At Colorado Pot Event, Two Wounded

    Meh. Video-game fever here.


    4 Dead, 21 Wounded In Weekend Violence.

    CHICAGO (STMW) — Four men were killed with at least 21 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.

    4 Dead, 21 Wounded In Weekend Violence CBS Chicago

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    Re: Gunfire Erupts At Colorado Pot Event, Two Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Yeah... I read that... It is funny. Then again it is difficult to understand what is happening when you're at a protest or "gathering" with thousands of people.
    That many people - violence is bound to happen. They're lucky they only suffered one such incident, in other times there have been a lot more in regard to just winning a baseball gaem.
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    Re: Gunfire Erupts At Colorado Pot Event, Two Wounded

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    That many people - violence is bound to happen. They're lucky they only suffered one such incident, in other times there have been a lot more in regard to just winning a baseball gaem.
    I've been to some big Tea Party protests and nothing got out of hand. Lots of debates.... Not to mention we were continually provoked with violence (or threats of violence) from the opposition (progressives)...

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    Re: Gunfire Erupts At Colorado Pot Event, Two Wounded

    San Francisco park workers and volunteers spent much of Sunday picking up and hauling away about 10,000 pounds of garbage strewn all over the eastern part of Golden Gate Park known as Hippie Hill, the remnants of Saturday's annual yet unofficial pot-smoking bacchanalia.
    420 revelers in GG Park leave a big mess - SFGate

    what a disgrace

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