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25 years after Ruby Ridge, our divisions have grown – The Spokesman

Twenty-five years ago this summer I sat in a trailer in North Idaho trying to convince a white separatist holding a gun that I was not an FBI agent.

I explained that I was a reporter from Spokane looking for insight into his old neighbor, Randy Weaver – the figure at the center of the shootout and 11-day standoff at Ruby Ridge.

His eyes narrowed. I didn’t “look like a reporter.” And how did I explain the “fed car” I was driving? (It was a company car, a Ford Tempo checked out from The Spokesman-Review garage.) And what about my “fed haircut?” (My dad cut my hair then and he had only two styles: crew cut and flattop.)

But nothing I said could convince him.

I find myself thinking about that frustrating, surreal conversation, and about Ruby Ridge, more and more lately, as I watch our country riven by these deep divisions –

Read more at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/aug/20/25-years-after-ruby-ridge-our-divisions-have-grown/

25 years after Ruby Ridge, our divisions have grown | The … – The Spokesman

Twenty-five years ago this summer I sat in a trailer in North Idaho trying to convince a white separatist holding a gun that I was not an FBI agent.

I explained that I was a reporter from Spokane looking for insight into his old neighbor, Randy Weaver – the figure at the center of the shootout and 11-day standoff at Ruby Ridge.

His eyes narrowed. I didn’t “look like a reporter.” And how did I explain the “fed car” I was driving? (It was a company car, a Ford Tempo checked out from The Spokesman-Review garage.) And what about my “fed haircut?” (My dad cut my hair then and he had only two styles: crew cut and flattop.)

But nothing I said could convince him.

I find myself thinking about that frustrating, surreal conversation, and about Ruby Ridge, more and more lately, as I watch our country riven by these deep divisions –

Read more at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/aug/20/25-years-after-ruby-ridge-our-divisions-have-grown/

Broward deputy arrested after leaking airport shooting video to TMZ, BSO says

A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested and charged Wednesday with secretly recording footage of a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in January and then releasing it to TMZ, according to BSO.

Michael E. Dingman, 47, was booked at the main jail and released on a bond of $2,000 shortly after he turned himself in around 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The arrest warrant alleges that Dingman used his cellphone to secretly record about 20 seconds of footage near the beginning of the airport shooting and then illegally send the video to the gossip website. The warrant also states Dingman tried to reset his phone to factory settings and submerge the phone in water to cover his tracks.

“This is a deputy who violated his oath, and I hope the truth surfaces and justice is served,’’ said Broward Sheriff Scott Israel.

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article167579007.html

Marikana community still seeks justice 5 years after mass shooting

JOHANNESBURG – The Marikana community is still seeking justice five years after a mass shooting that stunned the nation.

A total of 44 people were killed, 34 of them at the hands of police during a violent unprotected strike at the Lonmin platinum mine in the North West.

Despite a commission of inquiry, no one has yet been prosecuted and the families of the victims and the injured miners have not yet been compensated by the government.

On 16 August 2012, after ten people had been killed, the then North West Police Commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo announced that the strike in Marikana must come to an end.

“Today we end this violence.”

Police officers attempted to disarm thousands of miners who had gathered on the infamous koppie, but their operation took a dramatic turn.

Five years on and no one has been prosecuted, families haven’t been compensated and living conditions in Marikana are only starting to

Read more at: http://ewn.co.za/2017/08/16/marikana-community-still-seeks-justice-5-years-after-mass-shooting

Abbas’ Fatah party names youth camp after mass-murderer

A summer camp run by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction has been named after one of the most notorious terrorists of the past half-century, a mass-murderer responsible for a terror attack which left 37 Israelis dead and more than 70 wounded.

This summer, Fatah opened the “Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Camp”, named after the Fatah terrorist who helped organize and lead the 1978 Coastal Road Massacre in which 12 Israeli children and 25 adults were slaughtered.

According to the Palestinian Media Watch organization, which tracks anti-Semitic incitement in the PA, the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Culture endorsed the Dalal Mughrabi Camp, which was praised by the PA’s official mouthpiece, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, as a place which helped to create “an educated and aware generation.”

“The [PA] Ministry of Culture office in the Salfit district visited the summer camps in Yasuf, with some of the most prominent of them being the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi

Read more at: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/233754

5 years after mass shooting, Wisconsin Sikh community remains united to combat hatred

Harpreet Singh Saini, left, gets a hug from his brother Kamal, before testifying during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 19, 2012. Their mother, Paramjit Kaur, was killed in the attack at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. 

Read more at: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime/years-after-mass-shooting-wisconsin-sikh-community-remains-united-to/article_bc0c94c2-9191-5450-b81d-9e8695e704c1.html

After 2010 Kennesaw Mass Shooting, Man Sent To Psychiatric Hospital

A man accused of killing four people and wounding a fifth in a 2010 Georgia workplace mass shooting has been involuntarily committed to a prison psychiatric hospital after doctors said he has refused to take anti-psychotic medications.

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Jesse James Warren, of Temple, Georgia, opened fire at a Penske truck-leasing facility in Kennesaw on Jan. 12, 2010, Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said in a news release Tuesday. Three men were killed the day of the shooting, while a fourth succumbed to his injuries three years later. Another person was injured but survived the attack, which occurred about 20 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Investigators described Warren, 67, as a disgruntled ex-employee.

Psychiatrists determined that Warren is not competent to stand trial. At a hearing Tuesday, two forensic psychiatrists from Georgia Regional Hospital testified that Warren still won’t take medication for his disorder and is a danger to the

Read more at: http://news.wabe.org/post/after-2010-kennesaw-mass-shooting-man-sent-psychiatric-hospital

Man sent to psychiatric hospital after 2010 mass shooting

A man accused of killing four people and wounding a fifth in a 2010 Georgia workplace mass shooting has been involuntarily committed to a prison psychiatric hospital after doctors said he has refused to take anti-psychotic medications.

Jesse James Warren, of Temple, Georgia, opened fire at a Penske truck-leasing facility in Kennesaw on Jan. 12, 2010, Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said in a news release Tuesday. Three men were killed the day of the shooting, while a fourth succumbed to his injuries three years later. Another person was injured but survived the attack, which occurred about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Atlanta.

Investigators described Warren, 67, as a disgruntled ex-employee.

Psychiatrists determined that Warren is not competent to stand trial. At a hearing Tuesday, two forensic psychiatrists from Georgia Regional Hospital testified that Warren still won’t take medication for his disorder and is a

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/01/accused-mass-shooter-committed-to-psychiatric-hospital.html