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Old October 11th, 2002, 09:39 AM
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Another shooting in Fredericksburg, VA.

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Old October 11th, 2002, 09:46 AM
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When will it all end? And how many of these have been at gas stations!

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Old October 11th, 2002, 10:05 AM
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It will end when the news media shuts up and reports only that which is necessary for public safety and not for shock value. The police are trying desprately to gather any and all info they can to solve it but it is very hard to crack cases like this just because of their nature and the way the suspect does things. The media is one of the bigest problems as they provide the attention these sick people want. Me, I am trained and permitted and carry a firearm at all times.
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Old October 11th, 2002, 10:10 AM
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Jim, I wholeheartedly agree....last night our local news was just ridiculous, even making near accusations that the departments were not working together because the Virginia and Maryland Counties had news conferences at the same time.

I wish someone would put a complete ban on it!
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Old October 11th, 2002, 10:45 AM
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John........How close to all of this are you ? Denise lives not too far either ??

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Old October 11th, 2002, 11:10 AM
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I may be stupid here but I rather doubt it will end when it is no longer reported.

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Old October 11th, 2002, 11:29 AM
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Jim said -It will end when the news media shuts up and reports only that which is necessary for public safety and not for shock value. The police are trying desprately to gather any and all info they can to solve it but it is very hard to crack cases like this just because of their nature and the way the suspect does things. The media is one of the bigest problems as they provide the attention these sick people want. Me, I am trained and permitted and carry a firearm at all times.
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I agree that the media plays a role in helping this person. Same with our problems with Iraq, etc. Our media tells THEM what we are planning. How smart is that??
Why don't we just email them all our plans - geeeze!
Like Jim, John and I are both trained and permitted to carry a firearm. John qualified as sharpshooter and I as a marksman. If the law ever outlaws guns, only the criminals will have them. Sad that someone finds "fun" in this. It is a game, first, to see if he can "one shot, one kill" all his victims.
2, they are prey.
3 the excitement of not getting caught.
Three of his victims were getting gas.......just going about their own business, and leaving a spouse and/or family to wonder why and how someone could be so cold.



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Old October 11th, 2002, 11:33 AM
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This is so frightening, I pray they catch this maniac very very soon. Please be careful CruiseAholic!
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I'm very good at paranoia. This smells of Al Qa'ida to me.

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Old October 11th, 2002, 12:37 PM
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You may be right Pamda. Those little beady eyed skunks can find any way to kill Americans. There not brave enough to stand up and say, "we're gonna fight you" like we do. They rely on cowardly ambushes of unarmed people.

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I pray for an end to this insanity and a BIGGER PRAY to all that have hurt by this...Stephanie
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This is right in Denise's backyard....she lives in Fredricksburg (Thank Goodness her and DH are on vacation!) John (CA) and I are about an hour from this. It's bad for John and my DH, 'cause they work in the DC metro area, and I know DH has stopped filling up for gas there, and does it here in our little town!

Everyone is having to change their routines a bit to stay out of "Cross Hairs!"

The major thing happening this weekend though is the "Taste of DC" on Pennsylvania Ave (All of the local restaurants have booths set up for a mile), and 80,000 people going to a Redskins game. Too many people out for me to feel comfortable about this weekend in the DC metro area!

Hopefully they'll get the evidence soon, without the media getting in the way, and catch the sniper(s) soon.

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Old October 11th, 2002, 12:59 PM
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My fear is that this person (and I use that term lightly) will head back over this way.
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Jaime and John........and all in that area. Keep safe !!!

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Old October 11th, 2002, 01:48 PM
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This 'person' better stay away from me.....think how bad I'd come back to haunt this person if they shoot me and I have cruises booked!

Just hope for strength for the Law Enforcement personnel.
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Old October 11th, 2002, 04:04 PM
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Thinking of all of you in the DC area and the victims and their families. Take care.
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Old October 11th, 2002, 09:30 PM
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Look over your shoulders at all times and be as safe as you can manage. I agree about the sensationalistic news coverage. What a high for that "thing."
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I live in Bowie Maryland. The small city in Maryland where the 13 year old boy was shot. The school is less than a mile from my home in one direction and a mile from work in the other direction. I can't tell you how frightened we are around here. then today CNN flashed across the screen that there was a shooting at Kenilworth Elementary School, also here in Bowie. Thank God it was not true but they sure made all of us Bowie people more nervous than we were. they should get their facts straight before they put things like this out on the air. the media is going overboard. the cameras and reporters camped out in front of Tasker Middle School from Monday, the day of the shooting, to Wednesday. Weren't the kids nervous enough without the media all hanging around their school like something else was going to happen. Just pray for us all here in the D.c. Metro area and thank you.
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