“What if the American people woke up, and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests?”—Ron Paul
New Jersey Mall Shooter Found Dead With Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound
The gunman who opened fire inside a sprawling New Jersey (The LAX shooter was also from New Jersey) mall was found dead inside the mall early this morning with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
Authorities identified the suspect as Richard Shoop, 20, of Teaneck, N.J., and said his body was found in a back area of the mall around 3:20 a.m.
Police found his body more than six hours after they said Shoop entered the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall Monday night and fired his weapon at least six times, Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli said at an early morning news conference. The gun, described as a modified rifle, was owned lawfully by his brother, Molinelli said.
Police are still sweeping the 2.2-million-square-foot building in Paramus to make sure all shoppers and employees evacuated. About 400 people were still inside the mall when police ordered a lockdown of the entire building.
There have been no other reported injuries at this time.
Shoop, according to Molinell, had a history of drug abuse, and was known to law enforcement in Bergen County. Molinell said Shoop's drug of choice was MDMA, also known as “Molly.”
Molinelli told “Good Morning America” that he doesn’t believe Shoop intended to injure shoppers or mall employees.
"The mall was closing in about 10 minutes so there were thousands of people and many people just surrounding him and the fact that he shot into the ceiling or randomly at other things, we don’t think he went in there with the intent to shoot anyone. We think he went in there with the intent that he was not going to come out alive."
Police found an “ambiguous” note at Shoop’s home, according to Molinelli.
"I’m hesitant to say it’s a suicide note. It does express that an end is coming. It could have been what he did last night but it’s certainly something that gave his family reason to reach out to us sometime after 10 p.m. last night,” Molinelli said.
Bergen County spokeswoman Jeanne Baratta said the first call came in shortly after 9 p.m. that a gunman was inside the mall. Police initially responded to an “active shooter” alert after reports of multiple shots fired.
Baratta said SWAT teams and other police agencies converged on the mall. Authorities swept the mall because they were unsure whether the gunman was still inside. Paramus Mayor Rich LaBarbiera initially said police found one shell casing inside the mall.
Panicked shoppers raced toward the exits or hid inside the mall. Witnesses said they saw authorities running inside the mall with their weapons drawn. The mall was immediately placed on lockdown.
Multiple eyewitnesses said the shooter was armed with some kind of rifle, wearing a motorcycle-style helmet and black clothing.
Kimberly Recchia works at a boutique next to Nordstrom’s and said she saw a man dressed in black, pointing a rifle toward the ceiling.
"He was just walking slowly towards our side of the end of the mall. Very calm. Didn’t look like he was running or he was in a rush. He was just walking very slowly and calm. He didn’t say anything," she said.
Recchia hid in a backroom with her manager when she heard more gunshots.
"He was coming closer and closer. The shots were getting louder and louder, but then after those shots we didn’t hear anything else," she said.
Garden State Plaza Mall Shooting: “In Paramus, New Jersey, a gunman in black, full-body armor allegedly entered a Nordstrom store at the Garden State Plaza Mall. Earlier in the day, Central Connecticut State University was on lockdown, eyewitnesses described a man in military fatigues with kneepads, body armor, dressed in camoflauge. HolmesElementary, which is a bit further from CCSU, undergoing an external lockdown.”
23-year-old LA man is suspect in airport shooting that kills TSA officer
Los Angeles (CNN) — A man armed with what police say was an assault rifle and carrying materials expressing anti-government sentiment opened fire Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport, killing one person before being chased down himself, authorities said.
The shooting began at 9:20 a.m. PT, when the suspect pulled an “assault rifle” out of a bag and opened fire in LAXTerminal 3 (LAX address: 1 World Way, Los Angeles (New World Order/One World agenda/city of fallen angels).
Eyewitnesses said the suspect asked people, “Hey, are you TSA?” — the acronym for the Transportation Security Administration — according to a federal law enforcement official. If they said “no,” he would move on.
In the aftermath of the shooting, investigators found information on the suspect expressing not just anti-federal government sentiment but also anger at the TSA specifically, according to the federal law enforcement official.
By then, a TSA officer was dead — the first employee of that relatively new agency to be killed in the line of duty, according to American Federation of Government Employees president J. David Cox. At least one other TSA employee had been shot in the leg, according to a former Los Angeles Police Department ranking officer who was briefed by investigators.
He was identified later by the FBI as Paul Anthony Ciancia (CIA/CIA), a 23-year-old from Los Angeles. Law enforcement sources told CNN that, in addition to the southern California city, the suspect also had an address in New Jersey (Hook Road/Sandy Hook ref.).
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said that, hours after the incident, it received three male victims — one in critical condition and two in fair condition. One of the two in fair condition suffered gunshot wounds, another suffered an unspecified injury, said Dr. Lynne McCullough, an emergency physician at the Los Angeles hospital.
Two patients were transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, said David Klurad, a trauma surgeon there.
One was what Klurad described as a “middle-aged” person with minor injuries from being shot in the shoulder. The other had no signs of life when he arrived at the hospital, the surgeon added. It wasn’t known if this person was the slain TSA officer.
The episode caused what airport police Chief Patrick Gannon, who had said the shooter used an “assault rifle,” described as a “large amount of chaos.” People ran for their lives and took shelter wherever they could as authorities pursued the gunman.
Chuck Ocheret was among those in the busy airport when he heard two “loud pops.”
"Then I heard this mad rush of people, and there was a stampede of people coming from this direction," Ocheret told CNN. "Nobody really knew what was going on."
Ben Rosen was sitting at the Starbucks eating oatmeal when he heard gunfire erupt and people start running in all directions and others crouching on the ground. “It was scary. I’ve never experienced anything like this before,” he said. “I definitely felt underprepared. In retrospect, you have all these fire drills inschool but you don’t really have gunman drills.” Police showed up with their guns drawn, shouting, “This is not a drill! Hands up!”
Still, by Friday afternoon, authorities indicated the worst should be over. Gannon noted it is believed there was only one shooter.
LAX Shooting on Crescent Moon Death Day 11/1/13: “Did you know that four mass shootings have occurred on dates associated with the Batman movie, and that all three of these shootings occurred on a Friday, and a day of a crescent moon?”
LA PD Informant says LAX was False Flag: “The former military officer told that his source within the LA Police Department related to him that the LAX shooting was, in fact, a staged event. The LA Police source then reportedly told our source, “It is all BS to attack the second amendment!”“
“The main two Satanic holidays, are Walpurgisnacht and Halloween. I’m glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year.”—Anton LaVey, Founder of the Church of Satan.
SPARKS – A Sparks Middle School math teacher who was killed Monday while trying to stop a shooter was being remembered as a hero. The teacher, Michael Landsberry, a 45-year-old Marine veteran who just celebrated his wedding anniversary on Oct. 18, tried to intervene before a seventh-grader opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun he had brought to school. Landsberry and the student both died in the incident. Police said the shooter took his own life. Two other students were injured.
“Praise be to God. He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God. It never was. Had it been, it would not have been. No. It would not have been. The Constitution would not have been written by Free Masons. They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise forever.” Reidy says the Holy Spirit made her to do it. “For the past 2 1/2 weeks the Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night and preparing me (through my reluctance and doubt) todeliver a message in the House Chamber,” she told Fox News’ Chad Pergram in a statement. “That is what I did last night.”
"What she was finding out was that God was impressing on her heart that He had a message He wanted her to share with the House of Representatives. The reason it took four weeks was because of her reluctance and her doubt. She didn’t want to do it. The big vote, the whole crew was there, and she just felt the Holy Spirit knows the time she was to go up,” he reports. She told him that the words she had spoken were not her own, that she had just been the messenger. She said she didn’t know what she was going to say, Obviously, it is not in the job description to get up and make statements,” the husband says, adding, “She wasn’t trying to disrupt or disrespect the House in any way. She was just being obedient to what God had placed in her heart.” - Source
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." - Galatians 6:7
"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." - Matthew 12:25
Veterans marched on Sunday in Washington in protest of the partial government shutdown that has kept them and other Americans from visiting war memorials across the country, with support from several star conservatives.
“America was built on two monumental crimes: the genocide of the Native American and the enslavement of the African American. The tendency of official America is to memorialize other peoples’ crimes and to forget its own - to seek a high moral ground as a pretext to ignore real issues.”—Mahmood Mamdani
Attempt to Ram White House Gate Ends With Conn. Woman Dead
A woman believed to be a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn., was shot dead by police after attempting to ram the White House gates and leading authorities on a high-speed chase to the U.S. Capitol, officials said.
The related gunfire sent senators and staffers scrambling inside the Capitol, which was put under lockdown.
Authorities believed the dead suspect was Miriam Carey, 34, according to a spokesman for Carey’s family. Authorities said she had a history of mental health issues, and her mother told ABC News she suffered from post-partum depression.
A female child approximately 1 year old was found unhurt in the suspect’s car, authorities said. Police said there were no weapons found in Carey’s car.
A U.S. Capitol Police officer injured during Thursday’s events was treated and released at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the hospital said later in the evening.
The incident began at approximately 2:12 p.m. when a black Infiniti rammed a barrier outside the White House at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The car was chased to 2nd Street and Constitution Avenue NW, police said.
"[The suspect] circled monuments in front of Capitol Hill twice while being pursued. Then she headed toward the Capitol where Capitol Hill police and Secret Service opened fire and shot her," said Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer.
At one point, a group of at least five cops surrounded the woman’s stopped car with their guns drawn. The suspect, driving a black, two-door Infiniti sedan, appeared not to heed their commands and sped off, nearly running over a couple of officers, as seen in a video obtained by ABC News.
With their pistols drawn, cops “were shouting at the driver,” Frank Schwing, a furloughed Commerce Department employee, told ABC News. “At that point, the driver put [the car] in reverse, drove back, and slammed into a cruiser.”
The officers ran back to their cars and began chasing the woman again toward the Capitol.
The suspect’s car rammed a Capitol Police vehicle and was stopped by an automated barrier near the Hart Senate Building, police said. Officers were authorized to shoot at the car.
In fleeing the White House scene, the suspect hit a Secret Service officer with her car, Donovan said.
During the pursuit, the woman struck several cars a Capitol Police officer was injured in a traffic accident involving an automated barricade during the chase.
“The so-called “government shutdown” isn’t really a government shutdown at all. It’s a public services shutdown. Food aid to needy families will stop. Over one thousand food safety and inspection workers will not go to work. Veterans looking to apply for benefits will face serious delays. The IRS won’t answer the phone to help you prepare your taxes, and will stop processing returns. Depending on where you live, you might have a difficult time getting your passport renewed. Zoos and museums are closed effective immediately.But the government’s guns and surveillance state apparatus chug on without much of a blip at all.
The NSA, fully funded and operational, won’t have any problem continuing to map our social and associational patterns. The FBI will still map ethnic communities and spy on peace and justice activists. The CIA will go on plotting and executing its extrajudicial drone killings in places like Pakistan and Yemen. The DEA will still use NSA intercepts to sneakily forward drug prosecutions while hiding from judges and defendants the intelligence that sparks investigations. Customs, Border Protection will go on harassing Muslims and immigrants at the border, humiliating citizens and visitors alike for no good reason. ICE will continue to deport and detain immigrants, tearing families asunder. The surveillance state will go on, ‘protecting’ a shell of a civilization. We might not be able to eat, but at least someone will be watching us starve.”—Government shutdown is nothing of the sort while the police and surveillance states live on
The ministry made the announcement via its Twitter feed, adding that security forces were still combing the mall floor by floor looking for people but that it believed "all hostages have been released."
Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku also revised the death toll to 62. Kenyan officials earlier said 59 people have died since the siege on Westgate Mall began on Saturday, while the Red Cross had put the toll at 68, then in a tweet lowered it to 62, saying some bodies had been counted twice.
Following hours of sporadic clashes, a CBS News team positioned near the mall Monday reported a heavy exchange of gunfire, several loud explosions and then thick black smoke emerging from within the complex. Lenku, the interior minister, said at his news conference that the smoke was due to the militants burning mattresses inside the mall.
Kenya Chief of Defense forces Gen. Julius Karangi said fighters from an array of nations participated in the attack claimed by al-Shabab.
Karangi said Kenyan forces were in charge of all floors inside the mall, though terrorists could still be hiding inside. Earlier witness reports had indicated that a woman was among the estimated 10 to 15 attackers. Lenku said that instead some male attackers had dressed up like women.
The four explosions were followed by volleys of gunfire, then a thick, dark column of smoke that burned for roughly 90 minutes. Military and police helicopters and one plane circled over the Nairobi mall, giving the upscale neighborhood the feel of a war zone.
Kenyans and foreigners were among those confirmed dead, including British, French, Canadians, Indians, a Ghanaian, a South African and a Chinese woman. The U.K. Foreign Office said Monday it has confirmed the deaths of four British nationals. At least five Americans were confirmed to have been injured in the attack.
Al-Shabab extremists stormed the mall on Saturday from two sides, throwing grenades and firing on civilians.
Al-Shabab is an extremist Islamic terrorist force that grew out of the anarchy that crippled Somalia after warlords ousted a longtime dictator in 1991. Its name means “The Youth” in Arabic, and it was a splinter youth wing of a weak Islamic Courts Union government created in 2006 to establish a fundamentalist Islamic state in the East African nation.
While known to have links to al Qaeda, al-Shabab has for years been focused on carrying out attacks primarily inside Somalia. There have been suggestions of divisions among the organization’s leadership causing tension, and it has not typically been considered the greatest threat to U.S. interests — certainly not in comparison to the Yemen-based al Qaeda franchise al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
President Obama said the United States stands with Kenya against the “terrible outrage” of a shopping mall terrorist attack.
Mr. Obama says the United States is providing assistance and all the help it can to deal with the tragedy.
"We will provide them with whatever law enforcement support that is necessary, and we are confident that Kenya, which has been a pillar of stability in eastern Africa will rebuild," Mr. Obama said.
At least 13 dead in Navy Yard shooting; possible suspect at large
At least 13 people are dead and several others were wounded after a shooter opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, police said, spreading fear and chaos across the region as authorities sought to contain the panic.
The incident, in which the death toll rose almost hourly, represents the single worst loss of life in the District since an airliner plunged into the Potomac River in 1982, killing 78.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced the mounting number of casualties in a series of news conferences. The suspected shooter, identified by the FBI as Aaron Alexis, 34, from Forth Worth, Texas, is among the 13 dead. Alexis was a military contractor, one official said.
Gray said no motive is known yet. He said there is no reason to believe it was an act of terrorism, though he added that he could not rule it out.
Lanier described the other possible suspect, who has not been located, as a black man in his 40s with gray sideburns, wearing an olive-drab military-style uniform. He, and the man who was cleared, came under suspicion when they were seen on surveillance videos.
Alexis grew up in Brooklyn with his mother, Sarah, and father, Anthony Alexis, according to his aunt Helen Weeks.
“We haven’t seen him for years,” Weeks said of her nephew in a telephone interview. “I know he was in the military. He served abroad. I think he was doing some kind of computer work.”
Alexis spent nearly four years in the Navy as a full-time reservist from May 2007 until he was discharged in January 2011, according to a summary of his personnel records released by Navy officials at the Pentagon.
He achieved his final rank of Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class in December 2009. Officials said they did not immediately know the reasons for his discharge.
The carnage began around 8 p.m. when the U.S. Navy said that three shots were fired at Building 197, headquaters of the Naval Sea Systems Command. About 3,000 people work in the building.
Rick Mason, a program management analyst who is a civilian with the U.S. Navy, told the Associated Press that a gunman was shooting from a fourth floor overlook in the hallway outside his office. He said the gunman was aiming at people in the building’s first floor cafeteria.
“He didn’t say a word,” said her co-worker, Todd Brundage.