Standoff at the American Civic Association Building - New York

Some reports say that more than a dozen people have been killed in Binghamton, New York, in a hostage standoff at an immigration services center.

A gunman with a high-powered rifle shot at least six people and took dozens more hostage Friday after invading an upstate immigration services center, authorities said."A number of people are dead," Binghamton Police Capt. Alex Minor told the Daily News from the scene. One of the victims was critcally injured, and all six were taken to local hospitals.Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan said the gunman was inside the American Civic Association building, the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reported.

Thanks to LGF

Stuff like this just turns my stomach. I hate to see innocent people die at another's whim. I also don't like anti-gun lobbyists to have more ammunition. No pun intended. Our hearts go out to all the victims and their families. And as for the shooter, may God have mercy on you, you sick SOB.


TexasFred said...

There are many questions to be answered here. What spurred this guy, Jiverly Voong, to commit such a heinous crime? Why did he go on a rampage against a civic center, the American Civic Association? It appears that this group only serves one purpose, to help immigrants become legal citizens and learn English.

Was there a personal connection? A person or persons that Voong believed had perhaps done him a disservice? Was there a more personal perceived wrong? A love interest perhaps? Were his actions directed against the immigration process in general?

There is still a lot of confusion in the MSM, they are trying to sort out the facts, and one source is saying that Voong is of Vietnamese decent. That itself presents a reasonable question, was Voong a LEGAL citizen of the USA? Was he perhaps a disgruntled seeker of citizenship? At the moment it’s all speculation, I am sure the facts will come out in the next few days.

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