Temple Shooter a member of the "radical far right"

  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 06, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    Not to take away from Creature's thread announcing the shooting, it has been found the crazy dude is a member of a "far right" band...

    From (and more) at CNN.com

    Oak Creek, Wisconsin (CNN) -- An Army veteran who neighbors say played in a far right punk band was the lone shooter in the rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that killed six people and wounded four, according to information from law enforcement authorities.

    Wade Michael Page, 40, was shot to death by police responding to the Sunday morning attack in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, the community's chief of police told reporters Monday.

    It was the latest violence against the Sikh community in the United States in apparent misdirected revenge for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

    The attacker shot people inside and outside the temple, including a police officer. Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said. Another police officer with a rifle then shot the gunman, who died at the scene.

    A long history of bias crimes against Sikhs

    According to Edwards, police have received information that the suspect "may have been involved in" the white supremacist movement, but he added it remains unconfirmed.

    Temple member describes shooting Two neighbors of Page identified him in photos that showed him playing in the far-right punk band "End Apathy," and the nephew of the slain president of the Sikh temple said the attacker had a 9/11 tattoo on his arm.

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    Aug 06, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    more downthread here:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2581137
  • jock_1

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    Aug 06, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidNot to take away from Creature's thread announcing the shooting, it has been found the crazy dude is a member of a "far right" band...

    From (and more) at CNN.com

    Oak Creek, Wisconsin (CNN) -- An Army veteran who neighbors say played in a far right punk band was the lone shooter in the rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that killed six people and wounded four, according to information from law enforcement authorities.

    Wade Michael Page, 40, was shot to death by police responding to the Sunday morning attack in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, the community's chief of police told reporters Monday.

    It was the latest violence against the Sikh community in the United States in apparent misdirected revenge for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

    The attacker shot people inside and outside the temple, including a police officer. Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said. Another police officer with a rifle then shot the gunman, who died at the scene.

    A long history of bias crimes against Sikhs

    According to Edwards, police have received information that the suspect "may have been involved in" the white supremacist movement, but he added it remains unconfirmed.

    Temple member describes shooting Two neighbors of Page identified him in photos that showed him playing in the far-right punk band "End Apathy," and the nephew of the slain president of the Sikh temple said the attacker had a 9/11 tattoo on his arm.



    Really?? His neighbors said he played in a "far right" punk band??
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    Aug 06, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    Only if his neighbor is the SPLC:

    http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/08/06/bulletin-alleged-sikh-temple-shooter-member-of-neo-nazi-group/
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    Aug 06, 2012 6:38 PM GMT
    Also referenced in the other thread: A "person of interest," also with a 9-11 tattoo, was taking videos in the staging area. Might be just coincidence, might not, but either way the FBI is still looking for him. jsonline.com has the video of him.
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    Aug 06, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    "may have been involved in".

    Yeah, that's some hardcore evidence right there!!
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    Aug 06, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    The "may have been" ((cough)) band's MySpace page, last logged in February 2012.

    http://www.myspace.com/endapathyband
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    Aug 06, 2012 7:56 PM GMT
    Good! one less 'far right' whacko isnt breathing air on the planet!
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    Aug 06, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said"may have been involved in".

    Yeah, that's some hardcore evidence right there!!
    Guess you just got 'punked' huh?icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 06, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    The shooter - Wade Michael Page - is a "frustrated Neo Nazi who was the leader of a racist white power band".

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/us/army-veteran-identified-as-suspect-in-wisconsin-shooting.html?_r=1&hp

    There are pics of him online in Nazi gear posing in front of a Nazi flag with a swastika.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center has been tracking Page for a decade because of his ties to the white supremacist movement.

    The fact that Page is a racist right-wing white supremacist is well documented.

    There was a lot of horror and heartbreak expressed in reaction to the recent shooting in Aurora CO.
    But the reaction to this shooting hasn't been the same.

    Different victims have resulted in a different reaction.

    Apparently the slaughter of white victims is much more tragic to some than the slaughter of non-white victims.

    The MSM shares a large portion of the guilt for that unequal response.
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    Aug 06, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    dayumm saidAlso referenced in the other thread: A "person of interest," also with a 9-11 tattoo, was taking videos in the staging area. Might be just coincidence, might not, but either way the FBI is still looking for him. jsonline.com has the video of him.

    EDIT: 4:45 PM Just noted in ChangeOfName's original thread that this person has been identified by the FBI and has been ruled out of any connection with the shooting. Good news.
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    Aug 06, 2012 9:38 PM GMT
    dayumm saidhttp://www.cnn.com/2012/08/06/us/wisconsin-shooting-suspect/index.html

    CNNChristopher Robillard of Oregon, who described Page as "my closest friend" in the service more than a decade ago, said Page was pushed out of the military for showing up to formation drunk.

    He described Page as "a very kind, very smart individual -- loved his friends.
    One of those guys with a soft spot." But even then, Page "was involved with white supremacy," Robillard said.

    "He would talk about the racial holy war, like he wanted it to come," Robillard said. "But to me, he didn't seem like the type of person to go out and hurt people."


    Why, of course not... icon_rolleyes.gif

    CNNAccording to a man who described himself as an old Army buddy of Page's, the attacker talked about "racial holy war" when they served together in the 1990s. Christopher Robillard of Oregon, who said he lost contact with Page more than a decade ago, added that when Page would rant, "it would be about mostly any non-white person."

    "He didn't seem like the type of person to go out and hurt people," Robillard said. "He would talk about it all the time, but it was more like he was waiting for the ... revolution to start."


    go on...

    CNNRobillard said he knows Page's name will now be inextricably linked with hate and bloodshed, "but that's not how I remember him."

    "It's the racial holy war talk I always took as something he would vent about, and not act on it," he said. "I never pictured him as someone who would do anything. I thought maybe he was just saying it for attention."


    Lessons abound, lessons abound...

    CNNIn a statement posted on its website Monday, the band's imprint, Label 56, said it had removed "all images and products related to End Apathy."

    "We have worked hard over the years to promote a positive image and have posted many articles encouraging people to take a positive path in life, to abstain from drugs, alcohol, and just general behavior that can affect ones life negatively," the company said.

    "We do not wish to profit from this tragedy financially or with publicity," it added. "In closing, please do not take what Wade did as honorable or respectable and please do not think we are all like that."


    m'kay...
  • GQjock

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    Aug 06, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    Okay ... This Dude has been watched for ten years
    But somehow some way he got himself some automatic weapon fire and killed what seven people?

    When the F**k do we start thinkin.... Hey Mebbe it's not such a hotshot idea to dispense lethal weapons like they were gumballs in a gum machine

    Now we have PSA's on how to survive a mass shooting
    Why?
    Because we can't even THINK about taking away the guns .... so we have to think about ways to save ourselves when some Loon goes off his meds

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    Aug 07, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    All I know is Fox News is reporting that Page was listed as one of Romneys top selections for vice president.
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    Aug 07, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidAll I know is Fox News is reporting that Page was listed as one of Romneys top selections for vice president.




    LOL

    Picking Page would definitely be a "game changer".