I’m just catching up on the news of the shooting in Wisconsin at a Sikh temple and it’s making me uncomfortable to read because of how deliberately ambiguous everyone’s being about what happened
A white guy in his thirties shot 20 people in their place of worship, killing at least six of them
There’s no real repercussions for taking a stand on something like this and if something is word for word the textbook definition of a hate crime
Then for fuck’s sake, just call it a hate crime
But they aren’t Christians. This kind of thing happens in America like, every other week.
You do know Christians don’t have the market cornered on hate crimes right
“But they aren’t Christians. This kind of thing happens in America like, every other week.”
Excuse me while I gawk at the most ridiculous phrase I’ve seen today. Please don’t be serious about what you said.
Mass shooting at US Gurudwara: Top 10 developments
There are unconfirmed reports that at least 20 people have been injured.
Associated Press says at least two people have been taken to the main trauma hospital in the area.
CNN is reporting three people in critical condition in hospital, at least one of them was shot in the face.
A 911 call was received from within the Gurudwara at 10:20 am (local time) and a police officer responded. He was shot multiple times, is in hospital, but is expected to survive. One suspect has also been shot, reportedly outside the Gurudwara.
It’s not clear if there are other suspects or shooters inside the Gurudwara. According to reports, a witness told officers that the suspect was a white male, with a heavy build, bald head and wearing a sleeveless T-shirt. He is absconding and was last seen with two guns.
It’s not clear yet how many people are still at risk. There were children inside the Gurudwara for “language lessons” which begin at 11.30 am. Relatives of those inside the Gurudwara said they had been told that women and children were hiding in closets.
Sukhwindar Nagr of Racine, says he called his brother-in-law’s phone and a priest at the temple answered. Nagr says the priest told him that his brother-in-law had been shot, along with three priests.
The Gurudwara was built in 1997 by a group of Indian families who moved to the area and wanted to create a gathering place for many Indians who are employed as blue collar workers in the region.
More than a dozen ambulances were seen parked outside the Gurudwara.
Oak Creek is south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan. Worshippers say on most afternoons, 300-400 people would gather. The shooting took place before the crowd swelled to that size.
Gas and other utilities have been switched off, said some officials on local television.
Why are people on tumblr legitimately defending George Zimmerman’s actions?
Why are people on tumblr seriously discussing George Zimmerman’s “act of self defence”?
Well kids unless Zimmerman has a phobia of trans fats & corn syrup that has not yet been disclosed to the media, please for the love of everything sacred, tell me exactly what imminent threat a scrawny 17 year old boy armed with skittles and iced tea posed to a burly 26 year old man with a history of violence.
Sometimes people make me hate being here.