Workplace Violence

Three different cases of workplace violence in America today; first, a bombing attempt on a charity 5K run on the Jersey Shore which went off just before the race got there, followed by a dumpster explosion in Manhattan that injured 29, followed in turn by a mass stabbing at the Crossroads Mall in Saint Cloud, Minnesota that ended with the death of the as-yet-unnamed perp (Saint Cloud Times coverage).

Remember – while Berg’s 18th Law of Media Latency (“Nothing the media writes/says about any emotionally charged event – a mass shooting, a police shooting, anything – should be taken seriously for 48 hours after the original incident.  It will largely be rubbish, as media outlets vie to “scoop” each other even on incorrect facts”) applies mostly to mass-shootings, it applies to any attention-grabbing episode.

Only one thing is for certain; the media will do its best to try to find a conservative to blame until it is absolutely impossible.

More as details become available.

UPDATE:  I’m sure this is just a dirty stinking lie foisted on the people by the Trumpkins:

…in the heartland, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the police chief said the attacker at theCrossroads Center Shopping Mall “made some references to Allah, and we have confirmed that he asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he assaulted them. We do know there were approximately eight people transported to the St. Cloud Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The suspect was confronted by an off duty police officer and summarily shot and killed….no customers were killed.”

I betcha it’s a pro-lifer.


12 thoughts on “Workplace Violence

  1. Nothing has proven to be as successful in killing US soldiers as IED roadside bombs. Took longer to start seeing our domestic muzzy terrorists start deploying them than I would have thought.

    I expect this will become a fairly routine occurance.

  2. Kel: We now know what the Australian Solution is: You carry a wallaby on your back. If assaulted, you unstrap the wallaby and use it to bludgeon your assailant. Problem. Solved.

  3. I’ve heard that the Minnesota Somali community is already terrified of what the backlash will be from next week’s attack.

  4. Kel, after reading the linked story, I realized why the trucker cap with a wide brim is so popular with um certain groups. When worn under a hoodie it affords great visibility for the wearer while still concealing the face from recognition. Brilliant.

  5. golfdoc50,
    I like that Thureon arms (a WI based mfgr) made an appearance in the down under story – I got to fire one (9mm) at a range in WI a few weeks back, they specialize in carbines designed for pistol cartridges (9mm, .40 & .45 ACP). Impressive workmanship.

  6. Was the off-duty cop in uniform? Or was he just dressed in street clothes? Was he open carrying or carrying concealed? Someone armed in a non-threatening manner who stopped a terrorism incident, that just never happens.

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