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  • LiberalElite (4785 posts)
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    Reuters: car Rams into crowd in Times Sq. No link because


    posting on phone, plus I couldn’t find anything else on line, apparently happened a few minutes ago.

    Edit: NY Daily News describes it as a “multi-car accident.”

    Edit #2: Trumpolini has been told. Oh gawd…

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    I feel much better since I've given up hope

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  • Mom Cat (8777 posts)
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    1. Keep us posted.

         NEVER FORGET      BERNIE WON!          
    • LiberalElite (4785 posts)
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      6. Now it appears to be just one car. I'm​ doubtful

      it’s terrorism. I associate “rams” with intention. If Reuters had used a different word, e.g. “hits”, I may not have thought “terrorism” so quickly.  After seeing a picture of the car, I started to change my mind. I wondered, does a terrorist car end up like that?

      I feel much better since I've given up hope
  • closeupready (1190 posts)
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    2. Heard a bunch of ambulances butdidn't

    Know what it was about.  😡

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  • xynthee (40 posts)
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    3. Just talked to someone who claimed to witness the whole thing

    He said there’s no way it was unintentional.  CNBC just said preliminary reports indicate it was, though.

    I hope my friend is mistaken.

    • NJCher (1871 posts)
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      4. offender is 26-year old man from Bronx; is at the police precinct

      w/history of drunk driving. Hit 13, 1 dead. Number may grow to 20 injured.

      This is from ch. 4 NY. Mayor will hold press briefing in 20″ or so.

       

      Cher

      • xynthee (40 posts)
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        7. So relieved by that!

        I guess a drunk driver could look like he’s intentionally mowing people down.

      • shanti (363 posts)
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        8. He's blaming it on weed

        🙄 Because everyone knows that after smoking a bowl, you just want to get in your car and mow people down.

        Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed. Mahatma Ghandi
        • LiberalElite (4785 posts)
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          9. They now say he was high on K2, which is

          synthetic weed.

          I feel much better since I've given up hope
          • shanti (363 posts)
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            12. I just read that

            It definitely makes more sense, as they are nothing alike.

            Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed. Mahatma Ghandi
            • LiberalElite (4785 posts)
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              13. This stuff apparently turns you into a psycho,

              Not that this guy was such a stellar citizen without K2…

              I feel much better since I've given up hope
              • shanti (363 posts)
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                20. the story evolves…

                Now they are saying that he had smoked a sherm (pcp dipped joint, in short). he also had documented mental health issues.

                Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed. Mahatma Ghandi
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  • Ohio Barbarian (3254 posts)
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    10. Tragic, but not a terrorist act. A failed Navy snipe(a slang reference to his

    rating in the Navy), went nuts, and not for the first time. Here is a link to your Reuters story, LE. Sounds like a mentally ill man who never got the help he needed.

    "Identity politics is the last refuge of the politically incompetent."  --Me, with a hat tip to Isaac Asimov  
    • LiberalElite (4785 posts)
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      11. Thanks. Once I read that he was in the service,

      I felt I understood.  My uncle was a paratrooper in the Battle of the Bulge and probably drank himself to death.

      I feel much better since I've given up hope
      • Ohio Barbarian (3254 posts)
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        14. My uncle was in the first platoon to reach Dachau.

        He drank, but not to his death. And he taught me a lesson:

        Nazis are good only for killing.

        Hey! My uncle was human. That sentiment is very understandable.

        I don’t know this guy’s history, but NPR said he spent time in a military prison before he was discharged, probably dishonorably, which means no VA benefits whatsoever. It takes a lot to fuck up so much that you get sent to a military prison if you’re in the service. You kind of have to work at it. Something was very, very wrong with that man.

        "Identity politics is the last refuge of the politically incompetent."  --Me, with a hat tip to Isaac Asimov  
        • LiberalElite (4785 posts)
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          15. Yup. Hopefully he'll now be off the streets for a long long time eom

          I feel much better since I've given up hope
  • tripleQ (485 posts)
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    16. A teen visiting NYC with her little sister was killed.

    It’s horrible.

    Pretty horrible for the driver too – I understand he was psychotic, heard voices?  So there isn’t even anyone to blame.  Just one more tragedy striking out of nowhere.

    • LiberalElite (4785 posts)
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      17. He was allegedly high on K2 which can make you psychotic. Oh yes, there is

      someone to blame.  Guy’s got a rap sheet EDIT: and charged with one count of murder and 21 counts of attempted murder, and probably yet another DUI.

      I feel much better since I've given up hope
      • tripleQ (485 posts)
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        18. Oh okay.

        i know nothing about K2.  Thanks for the info.

        • LiberalElite (4785 posts)
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          19. I just saw more video on Good Morning America – it all occurred

          right near their TV studio.  He was driving apparently normally headed southbound on 7th Ave. (which is a southbound street) and then made a U-turn and drove north on 7th Ave.,  deliberately hitting people.    It wasn’t a stuck brake or any other vehicle malfunction.  It was him.  The NYPD went full terrorism attack mode with nearby buildings in lockdown.

          I feel much better since I've given up hope