SANTA FE, Texas (KTRK) — Law enforcement sources confirm to ABC13 at least 8 people are dead following a shooting inside Santa Fe High School.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says one suspect is in custody and a person of interest is detained. According to law enforcement agencies, it appears the shooter is a student.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the death toll could rise to 10. Those killed include students and adults.
He added that Santa Fe ISD police officer has been injured.
Terrible, obviously. I’ll hold off on commentary until the narrative settles a few times. I wonder if the SFISD is one of the 172 districts in TX which allow armed staff beyond LEOs?
I do know the school boasts a 92% graduation rate despite only 39% proficiency in English and 28% proficiency in Algebra 1.
Blame the NRA in 3… 2… 1. Hysteria!
That didn’t take long. Politicization in MA.
Tweets from Twits.
It’s not just gun violence, Pocahontas. The Greek-surnamed suspect allegedly utilized pipe bombs too. If these vultures want to stop bomb violence, then they should outlaw bombs. May I suggest some language to cover what could be considered a bomb:
The term “destructive device” means (1) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas (A) bomb, (B) grenade, (C) rocket having a propellent charge of more than four ounces, (D) missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce, (E) mine, or (F) similar device; (2) any type of weapon by whatever name known which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, the barrel or barrels of which have a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter, except a shotgun or shotgun shell which the Secretary finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes; and (3) any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into a destructive device as defined in subparagraphs (1) and (2) and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled. The term “destructive device” shall not include any device which is neither designed nor redesigned for use as a weapon; any device, although originally designed for use as a weapon, which is redesigned for use as a signaling, pyrotechnic, line throwing, safety, or similar device; surplus ordnance sold, loaned, or given by the Secretary of the Army pursuant to the provisions of section 4684(2), 4685, or 4686 of title 10 of the United States Code; or any other device which the Secretary finds is not likely to be used as a weapon, or is an antique or is a rifle which the owner intends to use solely for sporting purposes.
Yes, that looks a whole lot like the existing law: 26 USC § 5845(f)(“destructive devices,” Nat’l Firearms Act, 26 USC § 5801, et seq.). Maybe if they pass it twice, it’ll start working. Same for gun control laws.
I blame the National Greek-American Pipe Bomb Association.
Developing … story bound to change…
I blame the National Exotic Battery Association (NEBA), which I had to found in order to have someone to blame. Someone other than Mark Anthony Conditt, that is, for the Austin exotic battery/box bombings. At worst Conditt was merely a conduit for the extremely powerful, wealthy, and politically well connected NEBA. It’s time for them to hear all of our voices. The exotic battery reign of terror must end. #batterycontrol.
“Exotic” batteries ordered online helped lead authorities to the Austin, Texas, bombing suspect before he died early Wednesday as police closed in, multiple senior law enforcement officials told NBC News.
Austin police and federal agents had been working around the clock with 350 agents to track down the bombing suspect.
A criminal complaint filed before the suspect died identified him as Mark Anthony Conditt, 23. (Police had said earlier that Conditt was 24.) Newly unsealed court records said Conditt would have been charged with receiving, possessing and transferring a destructive device.
Law enforcement remained at the scene around his home on Wednesday afternoon.
The unusual batteries were the signature trait that allowed investigators to so quickly link the various explosives to Conditt, sources said. One senior law enforcement official said the batteries came from Asia.
Mr. Trump, for the love of God, institute a tariff on these Asian instruments of mass voltage. Then ban them.
I call on YouTube to immediately adjust its policies so as to delete and censor all mention, demonstration, sale, usage, or other facilitation of exotic batteries. Failure to do so within 30 minutes will constitute obvious racism.
Young Hogg could be going over his script right now.
CNN could classify these events as school shootings.
Only the police and military need such powerful batteries. You can get by with a discount, off brand AAA from the dollar store – and only one per person per year – assuming you can pay the new taxes and pass the stringent background check – after the waiting period – etc.
Batteries are anti LGGGBTTTQIIAAAXXRTYCOTPPSSUIDDDQQQMMLX. (They added a few more).
Hunters do not need batteries.
6,000 times more children are killed by exotic batteries than by assault rifles – and that’s a lot!
Criminals are more likely to use your battery against you than the other way around.
The Second Amendment does not protect anyone’s right to batteries.
No one needs such high capacity, positive terminal batteries of mass direct current. They don’t even alternate.
Note that Mark used the exotic battery online “loophole.” Close it.
Hitler used batteries.
Canada banned exotic batteries in 1978.
Even Republicans will agree that batteries ruffle bow ties.
America is the exotic battery murder capital of the world.
Young Hogg … oh, already mentioned him.
Batteries are scary.
Batteries can be linked together to form something known as a “bank.” I suppose that’s short for “bump bank.” Ban them now!
The kids are planning to walk out or lay down or something.
It takes a Hazmat crew to safely handle exotic batteries. CNBC/AP.
Where is the hysterical, idiotic reaction from the usual suspects, those virtuous proponents of communism and associated gun control? The silence is deafening.
It’s the first FULL day of Spring. I missed the actual start yesterday. Sorry. A little busy.
To make up for it I created a little video for FP (and you) about the recent Bombings in Austin, Texas. Please watch:
We’re off to a blast … sorry again.
More to come. Stay tuned.
Another bomb and two more casualties in Austin.
In a press conference on Monday morning, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said though the method of detonation was different, this latest bomb has similarities to three previous explosions in the city that left two dead and two injured.
It happened in the 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive near Mopac and 290 around 8:45 p.m. Sunday.
Austin Police are asking anyone in the Travis Country neighborhood with security cameras to notify the department right away in hopes of finding any information on the suspect or suspects.
The area is now safe, police say, but the neighborhood will remain locked down until 2 p.m.
Manley says investigators are “working under the belief” that the explosives are similar, but Sunday’s bomb was on the side of the road, not on a front porch.
The side of the road. Like an IED in Iraq or somewhere. Something is starting to smell. Also stinking is the silence of the commies who March for Marx over the NRA, you, and your guns. No #boxcontrol? #IEDcontrol? Just silence. Hmmm…
Some wonder why people have a hard time trusting the “justice” system. Here’s part of it: a Texas Judge repeatedly zaps a defendant with shock device for no good reason:
State District Judge George Gallagher of Tarrant County told a bailiff on three occasions to punish an uncooperative defendant with electric shocks, and now the sex offender’s conviction has been overturned and a new trial ordered.
Stun belts can be strapped around the legs of some defendants and used to deliver thousands of volts of electric shock in the instance a defendant turns violent or attempts to escape the courtroom. However, in the case of Terry Lee Morris, who was convicted in 2014 of charges of soliciting sexual performance from a 15-year-old girl, an appeals court found that Gallagher used electric shocks as punishment after Morris failed to answer the judge’s questions properly.
“While the trial court’s frustration with an obstreperous defendant is understandable, the judge’s disproportionate response is not. We do not believe that trial judges can use stun belts to enforce decorum,” Justice Yvonne T. Rodriguez said of Gallagher’s actions in the court’s opinion.
“A stun belt is a device meant to ensure physical safety; it is not an operant conditioning collar meant to punish a defendant until he obeys a judge’s whim. This Court cannot sit idly by and say nothing when a judge turns a court of law into a Skinner Box, electrocuting a defendant until he provides the judge with behavior he likes,” Rodriguez wrote.
I know some will read this (or have it read to them) and say, “Who cares? He’s a child mo-lester!” That may be true. It may be proven at a subsequent, lawful retrial. The problems here are several. And they illustrate that maybe, just maybe, in some cases the government lacks the moral authority to try child mo-lesters or anyone else.
First, there’s that pesky right to remain absolutely silent. Even in court. Even in defiance of the judge. One does not have to enter a plea. In the absence of a verbal or written plea the universal protocol is for a judge to enter the defendant as “not guilty” and set a jury trial. Why Judge Sparky missed that I can’t explain.
Second, if you do speak to the court, or in order to another party while in court, then they’re supposed to let you speak. They can gently admonish you to stay on subject but a shock device is a but much.
Third … cruel and unusual anyone? And for nothing. Normally, as the article hinted at, a disruptive party will simply be removed from the court room. This man said he was mentally ill and may actually be (even without the electric torture). Judges with more sense sometimes suspend trials and cases pending mental evaluations. Shrinks don’t use shock treatment (much) anymore.
Here, in this case and as the article makes clear, this defendant, annoying or not, was not combative. Protocol, which has to be nationwide – especially in large states like Texas, is to use the shock devices only to protect staff from an actually violent and dangerous suspect.
I think what this fellow was wearing was a shock “ankle bracelet.” Belts usually go around the waist. And they have waist worn shock belts. I’ve seen one used in court. In civilized jurisdictions they usually are required to test demonstrate how effective the belt is – and they are effective. At the judge’s order, the sheriff, the bailiff, or whoever is in charge of security, will test shock an officer, in court and in front of the defendant, the judge, and the public.
Only once did I see this happen, in a murder case with a potentially, allegedly well-trained and dangerous defendant. Maybe he wasn’t that dangerous, volatile to begin with, or maybe it was seeing a 300-pound deputy knocked off his feet by the 50,000 volts, but he never once acted out during his prolonged trial.
As an aside, that guy didn’t make it all the way through the trial. Sensing his actual guilt or maybe the hopelessness of his case, he self-executed one night with a bed sheet. Justice? Maybe. We’ll never know.
But we do know there was little to no justice in Fort Worth.
There is now, and has been for a while, a massive assault on due process, equal protection, liberty, and the rule of law (not of crazed, zappy men) in America. Every little violation runs together with the others to form the monumental mess we now have at hand. It’s changed Anglo-American jurisprudence, governance, and culture for the worse.
The changes may make for expedience in some events. I’m half serious about handling certain criminal or martial acts with E.O. status and prosecution. What, years ago would have been considered insane tyranny, has been rubber stamped by all associated parties. Expedient? Yes, sometimes, sure. Dangerous? You damn-well better believe it.
So, in the real interest of justice (if we still value the word and concept), I bring you warning stories like this.
Now! All is not quite so dark and depressing. Somewhere near the end of the article the Star-Telegram featured a video. Watch it. Human concern and kindness from the most unseemly source. Maybe there is a little hope. Let’s hope so.
These things work, appropriate or not. The Blaze.
The Pentagon separately disclosed that it had failed to furnish information about the gunman’s criminal record from his U.S. Air Force service to a national database that should have prevented him from legally purchasing the firearms he bought.
Failed. Should have. Legally. Tell me more about your government.
Stephen Willeford is the man who shot and chased the Texas gunman who killed 26 people in a Texas Baptist church on Sunday. Mr. Willeford shares the story of what took place during an interview with 40/29 News in Texas. Mr. Willeford tells what happened in one of the most riveting accounts ever. I have […]
Devin Patrick Kelley is said to be the POS who murdered 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX. Rumors circulate he was an Antifa sympathizer. It could be that, with the time change and all, he was mixed up about protests on November 4th. A day late and 2-3 SD short?
Friendly atheists, psychics, and CNN… Facebook.
Also, as seems to be the new normal with these new normal stories, the official narrative has changed several times already. First he was neutralized by police, impliedly on-scene. Then he was stopped by police after a short car chase. Now we know, as in a million other cases each year, he was stopped by an armed citizen.
Today’s mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was only halted after an armed Texan “engaged” the killer and put an end to the rampage, the Texas Rangers reported.
Freeman Martin, a major in the Texas Rangers and a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, says the suspect dropped his rifle and fled after being confronted by a local man who had grabbed his rifle.
Freeman provided a timeline of the tragedy in a press briefing Sunday evening.
“At approximately 11:20 this morning a suspect was seen at a Valero gas station in Sutherland Springs, Texas,” Martin said. “He was dressed in all black. That suspect crossed the street to the church, exited his vehicle and began firing at the church.”
“That suspect then moved to the right side of the church and then continued to fire,” he continued. “That suspect entered the church and continued to fire. As he exited the church, a local resident grabbed his rifle and engaged that suspect. The suspect dropped his rifle, which was a Ruger AR assault-type rifle and fled from the church.”
“Our local citizen pursued the suspect at that time,” Freeman went on. “A short time later as law enforcement responded that suspect right at the Wilson/Guadalupe County line crashed out and was found deceased in his vehicle. At this time we don’t know if it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound or if he was shot by the local resident. We know he’s deceased in the vehicle. “
Let’s hear it for that local citizen! (You probably won’t from CNN). This episode had the same ending as the last mass church shooting. Funny how the MSM kind of dropped that story. Carry! Carry! Carry! Carry!
Story still developing. The same communists who said nothing about truck control last Tuesday call for more gun control today. If the Antifa angle is substantiated, look for this one to go down the Nashville-LV hole.
God Bless and heal the afflicted and the survivors. God Bless that local citizen. And God Bless Texas.
Update: It was two hero locals – two “rednecks,” a truck, and a rifle saved the day. Put that in your gun control bath salts and smoke it.
As reported by the Last Refuge:
It is being reported that multiple people have been killed after a gunman opened fire in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, at approximately 11:15am (local time). According to media reports, a single shooter walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and opened fire, Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. told NBC News. […]
Twice this month I’ve spelled “cigar” with an “S.” Nice ring, huh?
I’m sure Richard Overton would agree. Next time I’m in Austin (invariably discussing conspiracy truths with AJ) I may have to ask him about it. On the porch. At the house on Richard Overton Avenue.
I covered Mr. Overton, America’s oldest veteran, in June. He’s still 111 years old. Still in the same house. Still smoking 12 cigars a day. One might explain the others. He just got AC for the first time – probably related to maintaining 70/70 more than his own comfort. He doesn’t need it on the porch.
Dallas Morning News.
A super Saturday supercentenarian sigar story.