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kmihindu • 2 years ago

"Hodgkinson has a varied arrest record in St. Clair County, for offenses such as failing to obtain electrical permits, damaging a motor vehicle, resisting a peace officer, eluding police, criminal damage to property, driving under the influence and assorted traffic offenses." "Separately, NBC News cited court records showing Hodgkinson was arrested in 2006 for assaulting his girlfriend."

So, psychologically, he sounds like a very entitled individual who didn't feel that the rules should apply to someone like him. It isn't about his political views - with the same character defects and different political opinions, he would have just selected different targets. We, as Americans, need to distinguish between working towards justice and entitled attitudes where anyone who disagrees becomes an enemy who deserves whatever we care to dish out. Reasonable people on all sides of the political spectrum need to tone down the rhetoric and stop branding those they disagree with as less than human.

didactic1 • 2 years ago

Too much anger from all view holders. Chill!

ELGuapo • 2 years ago

I agree. America is ready for another Civil War.

Bill Masterson • 2 years ago

Well stated.

Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, unless it's against someone who is critical of me.

didactic1 • 2 years ago

Stupid comment. Not funny.

Patches Pal • 2 years ago

Yeah, that must be why it has 20 up-votes for it

Bryan Hinnen • 2 years ago

James Hodgkinson is a manifestation of all the hatred and contempt for the Republican Party and for President trump, currently saturating the so-called "news media" and pouring out of the left-wing fringe like a tsunami of venom.

May God have mercy on his tortured soul. I am certain that he is only the first in a series of hate-filled left-wing partisans who will start shooting in the next few years.

Ecclesiastes • 2 years ago

Hate-filled right-wing partisans:
Adam W. Purinton (2 dead, Indian-Americans)
Dylann Roof (9 dead, African-Americans)

There are obviously crazies with guns on both extremes so let's not get our panties in bunch ok?

Over 9000 • 2 years ago

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Mr. Trump
said
, as the crowd began to boo. He quickly added: “Although the Second
Amendment people — maybe there is, I don’t know.”

-Donald Trump, 9 Aug 2016

Woof • 2 years ago

Thanks Bernie!

Darklordgwyn • 2 years ago

BY VOTING YOU DIMWIT

Over 9000 • 2 years ago

Uh huh. Sure. Just like Megyn Kelly's blood was clearly coming out of her.... nose.... Yeah, that's it.

whynotsomethingsomething • 2 years ago

Is the Mayor of London tweeting about what a lousy job Trump is doing managing this crisis?

booboo • 2 years ago

The mayor is too busy at the tower fire

outonthetiles • 2 years ago

Hold on a minute, Donnie offered to pay legal bills for anyone who beat up protesters last year. Lying liar lies once again.

tinman5616 • 2 years ago

get it right .. this is what he said ... When a protester interrupted his speech at a rally in Michigan, he encouraged his audience members to force the protester out.
“Get him out,” Mr. Trump said, CBS reported. “Try not to hurt him. If you do, I’ll defend you in court.”

twist words. go ahead. oh, no that's right, you prefer deadly violence.

outonthetiles • 2 years ago

You chose the wrong quote. Figures.

Asurbanopal • 2 years ago

I would remind people that after weeks of promoting a false narrative about Planned Parenthood by congressmen, including Steve Scalise, this lead directly or indirectly to a crazed gunman shooting up a Planned Parenthood, killing three people.

Its time to take a step back, take a deep breath and not retreat to self pity or the promotion of anybodies agenda. Crazy people go on killing rampages basically every day in this country. Usually, no one gives a $#!T unless the victim is famous or the perpetrator fits somebodies narrative or agenda. Thankfully, no one was killed today.

To those looking to use this incident to advance their agenda, please go punch yourself in the face repeatedly. You deserve it.

Hugh_Mann73 • 2 years ago

or the wingnut who killed people in Portland, or the other wingnut who shot up a pizza joint because he thought it was Hillary's child sex dungeon. Clearly, the republicans here are more concerned about creating another false narrative about democrats than the actual victims here.

Jeremy • 2 years ago

The wingnut in Portland was also a Bernie Bro, the media twisted it to say "uhh errr right wing extremist!" and some of you bought into it is all.

sammybaker • 2 years ago

Wonderful, inciting more violence by telling people to punch themselves in the face.

Some things viagra cannot fix.

Asurbanopal • 2 years ago

As opposed to say, Muslim-bashing Trump supporters cautioning people to "tone down their rhetoric"?

There nothing virtuous about self-pity. Agenda pimps using corpses (or would be corpses) to promote their agenda SHOULD punch themselves in the face. There's about 20 guys on these comment threads doing just that.

Over 9000 • 2 years ago

It appears this man felt that a second amendment solution was the only avenue left for the tyrannical government, and that the Tree of Liberty needed watering. I wonder where he got the idea?

Woof • 2 years ago

From Bernie, duh . . . . . . . .

Over 9000 • 2 years ago

Senator Rand Paul ✔@RandPaul
.@Judgenap: Why do we have a Second Amendment? It's not to shoot deer. It's to shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical!
12:48 PM - 23 Jun 2016

Maybe here?

Woof • 2 years ago

Remember all the times Bernie asked his supporters to 'knock the hell out of em',
at his rallies? Yeah, me either.

Guest • 2 years ago
Tyf • 2 years ago

Sanders did condemn the attack in general terms, and I’m glad he did. However, I think Sanders needs to go further and expressly directly address his supporters and tell them that violence is never the answer and for them to tone down rhetoric demonizing people who don’t agree with them. I have several Sanders supporters as friends, and the violent and unhinged rhetoric they think is acceptable enough to share with friends and family on Social Media from various Pro-Sanders forums (e.g., Donald Trump is not my President,” “The Resistance,” etc.) is truly disturbing. You can pretend that this shooting happened in a vacuum and ignore the sort of disturbing rhetoric that’s common place on Pro-Sanders Social Media because you’re disgusted at Trump supporters, but that does not mean the political culture of hate among the Sanders’ Group Think online is not real. It was only a matter of time for someone immersed in “Sanders World” 24/7 to take a break from sharing Memes in order to take violent action against the “evil-doers” in the real world.

CheapChampagne • 2 years ago

I'd point out that careless rhetoric isn't murder, or there wouldn't be very many Trump supporters walking free for liberals to get upset about in the first place.

Are you capable of simply condemning violence, period, or must you attempt to turn every tragedy that befalls this nation into political hay?

Guest • 2 years ago
24AheadDotCom • 2 years ago

When Bernie fans, BLM, and MoveOn rioted against Trump in Chicago, did you speak out?

Some did, but only because they saw it as a vulnerability.

Buckland • 2 years ago

Like virtually all political violence today it's from a Bernie Bro.

How long before one of the writers here calls him a white supremacist or Alt-Right with Republican leanings?

Haydn Fan • 2 years ago

It probably won't happen directly, but the innuendo will be palpable.
The preferred narrative must be protected at all costs, so ready yourself for a lot of deflection, equivocation, and denial.

Dr_Zachary_Smith • 2 years ago

I'm already prepared for the current barrage of strawmen.

Firegod • 2 years ago

Uh, white wing terrorism is a much greater issue these days.

https://www.splcenter.org/2...

There was a time left wing terrorism was an issue, it simply isn't anymore based on the numbers. This guy was a lone crazy.

john • 2 years ago

What do you call ANTIFA? their numbers are huge

and then there are all of these groups
http://www.motherjones.com/...
http://www.motherjones.com/...

Guest • 2 years ago

I was half expecting some apologist comments from liberals today. Heck, they are just full blown cheering for this. Violence is the new normal. The 'resistance'.

Qoquaq En Transic • 2 years ago

Well, as I've stated several times in today's TA forums: "It's very telling that the leftists here aren't decrying todays's shooting."

Honey • 2 years ago

So true. No one is disavowing except Bernie (sort of).

outonthetiles • 2 years ago

Republicans should not be playing baseball. Everyone knows that.

Over 9000 • 2 years ago

Let's play a game of Who Said It:

"I hope we won't need Second Amendment remedies. I hope the vote will be a cure for Harry Reid"

Was it Bernie Sanders, or Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle?

Guest • 2 years ago
Guest • 2 years ago
BoltVanderhuge81 • 2 years ago

Dragons are awesome. These folks are clearly trolls. Big, ugly ones with overgrown nose hairs and all.

newbie • 2 years ago

Media makes it partisan. And if it were reversed media would attack the right. Stop being a hypocrite. Stop being a liberal.

Over 9000 • 2 years ago

Dan Adamini ✔@DanAdamini
Time for another Kent State perhaps. One bullet stops alot of thuggery.
7:27 AM - 2 Feb 2017

-GOP official from Michigan

Terry • 2 years ago

Let me guess, we won't be getting lectures about the violent tone of politics. We have moved passed fake condemnation of using the word 'target' and are now OK with showing political leaders killed and beheaded (but that had nothing to do with the Bernie Bro who did this).

Unlike Giffords, this does look like they were targeted for their political beliefs and affiliations but that doesn't matter because...

Guest • 2 years ago
cassandra777 • 2 years ago

When I google this, I come up with only about 3 images. Perhaps you recall the rodeo clown who lost his job over wearing an Obama mask? I think violent actions on the left are a problem, a big and growing problem.