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    Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff

    Source [Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff]

    At least three Pittsburgh police officers were killed and possibly two others were wounded after a heavily armed man began firing at them as they responded to a domestic call this morning at a home in Stanton Heights.

    The 22-year-old identified as Richard "Pop" Poplawski. who told friends he was wearing a bulletproof vest, surrendered to police about 11 a.m., more than three hours after the standoff began at 1016 Fairfield St. He was taken to UMPMC Presbyterian where his condition was not immediately available, but he told friends who spoke with him by telephone that he had been shot.

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    The incident began around 7:30 a.m. after officers went to the address and the suspect opened fire, police said.

    Police Chief Nathan Harper said four officers initially were wounded when Mr. Poplawski fired an assault rifle. A fifth officer was wounded in a later burst of gunfire, the chief said.

    For much of the morning, the standoff forced police to lock down the neighborhood as scores of officers converged on the house, where Mr. Poplawski had barricaded himself with at least one family member.
    There seems to be another indiscriminate shooting every few days now. What the hell are these people trying to accomplish?

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    Re: Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
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    There seems to be another indiscriminate shooting every few days now. What the hell are these people trying to accomplish?
    Way to choose a story to quote. Wasn't there one with a Pittsburgh headline?

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    Re: Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff

    It's a shame, but there are crazy people out there and from time to time one of them pops. Regardless of whatever else is being said about it, it sounds like the root of the incident was domestic troubles.

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    Re: Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
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    There seems to be another indiscriminate shooting every few days now. What the hell are these people trying to accomplish?
    Looks as though a few people are going to start going crazy not being employed and unable to handle the financial pressures of todays society

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    Re: Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff

    From a different source :

    Gunman 'lying in wait' kills 3 Pittsburgh officers

    A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest and "lying in wait" opened fire on officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday, killing three of them and turning a quiet Pittsburgh street into a battlefield, police said.

    Police Chief Nate Harper said the motive for the shooting isn't clear, but friends said the gunman recently had been upset about losing his job and feared the Obama administration was poised to ban guns.
    I can't wait until Goobieman jumps in here saying : 'Still think that gun owners are paranoid?' . Anyways. Sad **** when one of these progun nuts decides to shoot up innocent people. But I'm sure we'll deter crazy people from doing crazy things by giving people who aren't crazy guns.
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    Re: Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Source [Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff]



    There seems to be another indiscriminate shooting every few days now. What the hell are these people trying to accomplish?
    It's because of the terrible economy as of late. especcially since 663,000 lost their jobs last month, I'm sure there will be tons, tons more of this.

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    Re: Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    It's because of the terrible economy as of late. especcially since 663,000 lost their jobs last month, I'm sure there will be tons, tons more of this.
    I had a discussion with a friend about four years ago who was explaining in great detail why he was predicting an economic collapse to snowball far worse than the "Great Depression"

    Everything he said is right on the money....no pun intended..

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    Re: Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    From a different source :

    I can't wait until Goobieman jumps in here saying : 'Still think that gun owners are paranoid?' . Anyways. Sad **** when one of these progun nuts decides to shoot up innocent people. But I'm sure we'll deter crazy people from doing crazy things by giving people who aren't crazy guns.

    Niven's Law: "There is no cause so right, that you can't find a fool following it if you look for one."

    Nutters have used bombs, swords, machetes, poison, gas and etc to kill when they snap. Focusing on the tool takes eyes off the real problems.

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    Re: Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Niven's Law: "There is no cause so right, that you can't find a fool following it if you look for one."

    Nutters have used bombs, swords, machetes, poison, gas and etc to kill when they snap. Focusing on the tool takes eyes off the real problems.

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    It's so much more convenient to focus on the tools instead of the actions.. or the reasons behind the actions.

    A tool can't stand up for itself.... or give reason behind it's action.
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    Re: Officers killed, wounded in Stanton Heights standoff

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    It's because of the terrible economy as of late. especcially since 663,000 lost their jobs last month, I'm sure there will be tons, tons more of this.
    No, it's because people are ****ing ****heads who blame others for their failures in life. Blaming it on the economy is a copout. Plenty of people do **** like this when the economy is doing well.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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