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    Horribly he only lost primary custody, he still has joint custody. Those poor children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Horribly he only lost primary custody, he still has joint custody. Those poor children.
    The other positive thing was that he admitted in court that most of his show is BS.
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    Las Vegas Gunman’s Father was a Notorious ‘Psychopathic’ Bank Robber on the FBI Most Wanted List

    Stephen Paddock — the gunman who opened fired on concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday night, killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 527 others — was the son of a notorious bank robber who spent nearly eight years on the FBI Ten Most Wanted list.

    Benjamin Hoskins Paddock first garnered the FBI’s attention after he robbed two Arizona banks in three separate incidents in 1959 and 1960. He got away with $25,115 — about $210,450 in today’s dollars. The elder Paddock’s arrest was reported in the October 6, 1960 edition of the Arizona Republic.

    Benjamin Hoskins PaddockDONALDSON COLLECTION/MICHAEL OCHS ARCHIVES/GETTY
    He was convicted in 1961 and sentenced to 20 years at La Tuna prison outside of El Paso, Texas. In 1968, he escaped and somehow ended up in San Francisco. He robbed another bank and then made his way to Oregon.
    One in Oregon, the FBI says, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock shaved his head and grew a goatee. He assumed the name Bruce Werner Ericksen and managed a bingo hall. People in Springfield, Oregon, knew him as “Bingo Bruce,” the New York Timesreports.
    On June 10, 1969, the FBI placed Benjamin Paddock on their Ten Most Wanted list. According to historical records obtained by PEOPLE, he remained on the list until May 5, 1977.
    The FBI warning about the elder Paddock said he had been “diagnosed as psychopathic,” and should be considered “armed and very dangerous.”


    According to FBI records, Benjamin Paddock was captured by officers on September 6, 1978. He spent a year in custody before being released on parole. He returned to Oregon, where he was charged with racketeering. According to the Eugene Register-Guard, he avoided jail by paying a civil fine of $623,000.
    Benjamin Paddock eventually settled in Texas, where he lived until his death in 1998.

    He was convicted in 1961 and sentenced to 20 years at La Tuna prison outside of El Paso, Texas. In 1968, he escaped and somehow ended up in San Francisco. He robbed another bank and then made his way to Oregon.
    One in Oregon, the FBI says, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock shaved his head and grew a goatee. He assumed the name Bruce Werner Ericksen and managed a bingo hall. People in Springfield, Oregon, knew him as “Bingo Bruce,” the New York Timesreports.
    On June 10, 1969, the FBI placed Benjamin Paddock on their Ten Most Wanted list. According to historical records obtained by PEOPLE, he remained on the list until May 5, 1977.
    The FBI warning about the elder Paddock said he had been “diagnosed as psychopathic,” and should be considered “armed and very dangerous.”


    According to FBI records, Benjamin Paddock was captured by officers on September 6, 1978. He spent a year in custody before being released on parole. He returned to Oregon, where he was charged with racketeering. According to the Eugene Register-Guard, he avoided jail by paying a civil fine of $623,000.
    Benjamin Paddock eventually settled in Texas, where he lived until his death in 1998.


    What did Benjamin Paddock’s lengthy criminal history have to do with his son’s actions? According to his other son, Eric Paddock, not much.
    On Monday, Eric Paddock told reporters that their father was mostly absent from their lives. According to WKMG, Eric said that he was born while his father was on the run. Their mother raised the children.
    “He’s just a guy who played video poker and took cruises and ate burritos at Taco Bell,” Eric told the news station about his brother. “There’s absolutely no sense, no reason he did this.”
    A victims’ fund has been started on GoFundMe by Steve Sisolak, the Clark County, Nevada, commission chair. Other groups providing relief include the local chapter of the American Red Cross and the National Compassion Fund.
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    I'm weary of this world.

    I can't read any articles or lengthy comments about gun control. It will never, ever happen. 20 children in Newton taught us that. Stories of a teacher huddled in a closet with her students. All dead. That image haunts me still. It makes gun lovers cling ever more ferociously to their arms.

    A reaction of horror versus a reaction of defiance. That is a chasm too deep to bridge in my lifetime. Maybe any lifetime.

    I mourn for the victims. I can't summon up one ounce of fight toward the gun debate. They defeated me at Newton. I'll save my energy for sympathy.
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    Police say Las Vegas gunman planned ‘extensively,’ used cameras to monitor police as they approached

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    This video obtained by the German news magazine Bild appears to show the crime scene at a Las Vegas hotel, after a gunman killed at least 59 people at a country music festival Oct. 1. (Bild/Polaris)


    LAS VEGAS — Authorities in Las Vegas said Tuesday that the gunman who killed least 59 people at a country music festival “extensively” planned the massacre, placing cameras in his suite and the nearby hallway so he could see when police officers were closing in.
    “It was pre-planned, extensively, and I’m pretty sure that he evaluated everything that he did in his actions, which is troublesome,” Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said at a briefing Tuesday afternoon.
    Lombardo said one of the cameras was hidden in a food service cart in the hallway outside the suite on the 32nd floor. Law enforcement officials said the purpose of that camera was apparently to give the gunman a video feed that would warn him when police were closing in.
    Lombardo also said the department has opened an investigation into the unauthorized release of images that show the crime scene, including the bullet-riddled door to the suite used by the gunman, Stephen Paddock. Police said Paddock fired at hotel security before taking his own life.
    [Two strangers bond over country music and beer. Then the gunshots started.]
    In these photographs, obtained by the German newsmagazine Bild on Tuesday, a portion of Paddock’s two-room suite in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is visible. A gun with a scope and a stand can also be seen inside the room, just behind yellow crime-scene tape crisscrossing the door.
    Lombardo declined to confirm whether the images were legitimate, but he said the department is trying to determine how the images were made public.
    “I can tell you I’m very troubled by it,” Lombardo said. “We have an internal investigation going as we speak as to how those photographs were obtained.”
    Caution tape line the doors of the gunman’s suite on the 32nd floor of the hotel. (Bild Exclusive/Polaris.)

    Investigators have sifted through a chilling but baffling array of clues in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, trying to determine the chain of events that caused a 64-year-old to gun down concertgoers from his hotel suite overlooking the Las Vegas Strip.
    “I can’t get into the mind of a psychopath,” Lombardo had said Monday.
    The probe into the shooting stretched from a ranch-style home near the Arizona border to the suite used by Paddock as a place to scan the crowds at a country music festival and then open fire — leaving at least 59 people dead and hundreds more injured in the rain of bullets or trampled in the panicked rush for cover late Sunday. He then killed himself as SWAT officers closed in.
    Once again, a stunned nation was left to grapple with a city riven by tragedy and a resurgent debate over gun control and gun violence. The White House and many Republicans said it was a time to mourn rather than launch into political battles, while some Democrats renewed calls for gun safety legislation.
    Lombardo has warned that the number of dead in Las Vegas could rise, more than 500 other people were thought to have been injured. Hospitals across the region continued to treat patients from the scene, many of them seriously injured. Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center said that as of Tuesday morning, it had 68 patients from the rampage, 33 of them in critical condition.
    While the nation learned more about the lives cut brutally short as well as the heroic actions of people on the ground, few answers were available as to what, if anything, may have motivated the rampage.
    Authorities described a grim amount of preparation. Police said Paddock arrived on Thursday, three days before the shooting, at the hotel on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. He took more than 10 suitcases into his suite, officials said.
    Scenes the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. (Bild Exclusive / Polaris)

    Paddock aroused no suspicion from hotel staff even as he brought in 23 guns, some of them with scopes. One of the weapons he apparently used in the attack was an AK-47 type rifle, with a stand used to steady it for firing, people familiar with the case said.
    Officials recovered another 19 guns as well as thousands of rounds of ammunition and the chemical tannerite, an explosive, at Paddock’s home in Mesquite, Nev. They also found ammonium nitrate, a chemical that can be used in bombmaking, in Paddock’s vehicle, Lombardo said.
    Paddock had apparently used remote video cameras linked to a tablet to keep an eye out for police storming his hotel room, according to two people close to the investigation, who asked not to be identified discussing the ongoing probe.
    [The lives lost in the Las Vegas massacre]
    He apparently had set up a security perimeter behind him while firing round after round into the crowd below – another indication of the level of preparation Paddock put into the attack. Such a setup would have made it easier for Paddock to know when he was close to being confronted by law enforcement.
    When police breached his hotel room door and stormed inside, they found him already dead, with blood spread out behind him, mixed in with the empty shell casings on the carpet. He had apparently pointed a silver, black-handled revolver into his mouth and pulled the trigger.
    Paddock had purchased weapons legally over a period of years, from local stores near his homes and from major retailers, like Cabela’s, according to law enforcement officials.
    Guns & Guitars, a store in Mesquite, Nev., said in a statement that Paddock purchased some of his weapons there, but employees followed all procedures required by law, and Paddock “never gave any indication or reason to believe he was unstable or unfit at any time.” Lombardo said Paddock also seemed to have purchased guns in Arizona.
    Lombardo said authorities recovered a “bump” stock from Paddock’s room in Mandalay Bay that “enables an individual to speed up the discharge of ammunition.”
    “For this individual to take it upon himself to create this chaos and harm is unspeakable,” Lombardo said.
    [How the shooting unfolded]
    Authorities said a sweep of law enforcement databases showed that before the rampage, Paddock had no known run-ins with police. He was the son of a bank robber who was once on the FBI’s most-wanted list, but investigators turned up no clear links to any criminal enterprises or international terrorist groups — despite repeated claims by the Islamic State that Paddock carried out the carnage in its name.
    Police said they believe Paddock was a “lone wolf” attacker, though they were still interested in speaking more with a woman named Marilou Danley who lived with him in Mesquite, Nev., a little more than an hour outside of Las Vegas on the Arizona border.
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    This video shot by a tourist in January 2016 apparently shows the inside of room 32-135 of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. On Oct. 1., Stephen Paddock used the room as a base to shoot and kill at least 59 people. (Jeff Bridges/Facebook)


    Danley, Paddock’s 62-year-old girlfriend, was found outside the country — as of Monday afternoon, in Tokyo — and was not involved in the shooting.
    “We still consider her a person of interest,” Lombardo said Monday. He said investigators also are exploring a report that Paddock attended a different music festival in September.
    People close to the investigation said that in the weeks before the attack, Paddock transferred a large amount of money – something close to $100,000 – to someone in the Philippines, possibly his girlfriend.
    The rampage Sunday targeted the Route 91 Harvest festival, a three-day country music concert with grounds across the street from the Mandalay Bay Resort. When the gunfire began Sunday at about 10:08 p.m., some 22,000 people were there, according to police. Country star Jason Aldean was playing what was expected to be one of the last sets of the night as Paddock opened fire, his bullets flying from a window on the casino’s golden facade, which Paddock had smashed with some type of hammer.
    “People were getting shot at while we were running, and people were on the ground bleeding, crying and screaming. We just had to keep going,” said Dinora Merino, 28, a dealer at the Ellis Island casino who was at the concert with a friend. “There are tents out there and there’s no place to hide. It’s just an open field.”
    The dead included a behavioral therapist who was soon to be married, a nursing assistant from Southern California, a commercial fisherman and an off-duty Las Vegas city police officer. Two other officers who were on duty were injured, police said; one was in stable condition after surgery, and the other sustained minor injuries. Another off-duty officer with the Bakersfield Police Department in Southern California also sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to a statement from the department.
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    Was the Las Vegas shooting the worst in U.S. history? It depends.






    While the attack on the Las Vegas strip is the deadliest in modern American history, attacks in the 19th and 20th centuries had higher death tolls. Here are two deadly events in American history that you may not have heard about.(Victoria Walker/The Washington Post)


    [“I felt the gunfire would never stop”]
    Syed Saquib, a surgeon on duty Sunday night at University Medical Center, said the hospital treated 104 patients, most of whom had gunshot wounds.
    “Those that could be saved, were saved,” Saquib said. “There were a few that came in with devastating, non-survivable injuries.”
    John Soqui drove seven hours from Arizona to see his 29-year-old niece, who had been shot in the head. Jovanna Martinez-Calzadillas, from suburban Phoenix, had been attending the concert with her husband, a military police officer, Soqui said. Her husband, who was not injured, carried Martinez-Calzadillas away from the concert after she had been shot, relatives said.
    “There is just so much hate in this world, and she is my little niece, and I just want to get the guy who shot her,” said Soqui, 51.
    Soqui then remembered that Paddock had apparently taken his own life before police stormed into his hotel room. “I want to die, kill myself, just so I can get him,” Soqui added. “So many people have been affected by this, and it’s just killing me that there are people like that out there.”
    President Trump ordered flags flown at half-staff and said he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.
    Leaving the White House to visit hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning, Trump repeated his praise for police in Las Vegas and their response, saying of law enforcement that “what happened in Las Vegas is in many ways a miracle.” He also said that “we’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by.”
    Police officers are seen along the Las Vegas Strip on Monday. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)

    Eric Paddock, Stephen Paddock’s brother, said he was stunned to learn that his brother could be responsible for such violence.
    Stephen Paddock had no history of mental illness nor did he have problems with drugs or alcohol, Eric Paddock said, noting that his brother was a high-stakes gambler, sometimes wagering hundreds of dollars on a single hand of video poker.
    When he spoke to the FBI, Eric Paddock said he showed agents three years of text messages from his brother, including one that mentioned winning $250,000 at a casino. A federal law enforcement official said investigators had reviewed reports suggesting Paddock engaged in high-dollar gambling, and they are trying to determine whether he faced financial strains.
    Eric Paddock said his brother was “wealthy,” in part because he had no children to support. Stephen Paddock had worked in the past as an accountant, and he had real estate investments in the Orlando area, Eric Paddock said. Lockheed Martin, the defense giant, said that Paddock had worked for the company for three years in the 1980s.
    [The shooter was no stranger to Las Vegas]
    Not long after the shooting in Las Vegas, the Islamic State claimed responsibility, though law enforcement authorities were quick to reject that assertion.
    “We have determined, to this point, no connection with an international terrorist group,” Aaron Rouse, the special agent in charge of the FBI in Las Vegas, said at a news briefing.
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    'The shots just kept coming': Mass shooting unfolds at country music festival






    A gunman in a high-rise hotel overlooking the Las Vegas Strip opened fire on a country music festival Oct. 1, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. (Taylor Turner/The Washington Post)


    Berman, Barrett and Zapotosky reported from Washington. Lynh Bui, Felicia Mello and Heather Long in Las Vegas; Barbara Liston in Orlando; Justin Glawe in Mesquite, Tex.; and Brian Murphy, Wesley Lowery and Julie Tate in Washington contributed to this report, which will be updated throughout the day.
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    I read barista accounts of the shooter treating his wife like she was his mail order servant. In time his ex wives will tell all. I don’t really like everyone (media and republicans) immediately jumping on the mental illness excuse. Sometimes people are just cold blooded pieces of shit. That’s the whiff I’m getting here. Maybe a little red pill too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornFlakegrl View Post
    I'm weary of this world.

    I can't read any articles or lengthy comments about gun control. It will never, ever happen. 20 children in Newton taught us that. Stories of a teacher huddled in a closet with her students. All dead. That image haunts me still. It makes gun lovers cling ever more ferociously to their arms.

    A reaction of horror versus a reaction of defiance. That is a chasm too deep to bridge in my lifetime. Maybe any lifetime.

    I mourn for the victims. I can't summon up one ounce of fight toward the gun debate. They defeated me at Newton. I'll save my energy for sympathy.
    Thank you. I personally have not been able to bring myself to watch any of the videos, nor can I bring myself to read articles about gun control. I come from a military family and they stand by their thoughts that they can own what ever weapon they want.

    I simply do not understand why a civilian needs a weapon of terror. This was a Terrorist attack, in my opinion. I do not care what color you are, what religion you believe in, or why you are so mad. This was a an act of Terror.
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    This is just horrific. Very weird that ISIS is claiming responsibility. I'm going to refrain from guessing because right now, there doesn't seem to be any reason this guy just went off the deep end. I think the bank robber father is a non-starter and just a weird piece of his distant past. Hopefully they'll find something.
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    Those ISIS lying bastards are Fake News
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly_On_TheWall View Post
    Alex Jones is a danger to the USA. He should be dealt with.
    He should be on the terrorist list. He spreading fear and terror in living rooms and some people believe him. Ahem, Trump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasippu View Post
    @ Dolem, the remark of your six year old brought tears to my eyes.
    It is scary for all of us but to have been in the same hotel at the same time and leave a couple of hours before this attack.... You probably needed a stiff drink when you heard it.

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    Considering I spent the entire weekend drinking I really couldn't reach for another. But, I did work out, extra hard, to work through some of the feelings.

    I wasn't there, but it could have easily been Saturday night instead of Sunday and I was outside of Mandalay Bay that night, walking down the strip. Hit pretty close to home.

    Quote Originally Posted by faithanne View Post
    I can't find the link but on FB one of the musicians from a band that had already played has now come out as pro-gun control. He made the point that if he and his bandmates all had their guns and pulled them out to defend people, the police would have killed them instantly as they had no idea they were "good" guys.

    This graphic is simple and kind of explains why the rest of the world looks at America and says WTF?

    Here's why Australians will never understand the US obsession with guns
    I read the same thing, Caleb Keeter, he was in the band of of the performers earlier in the night. He said that he was very pro-gun and that he completely changed his mind about it after the attack. That even though a lot of the crew had guns they were terrified that if they had even touched them the police would shoot at them, even though they hadn't done anything. Kinda ruins the whole, "Good guy with a gun" theory. Here's a link to his twitter account where he talks about it.

    I know this might sound unpopular, but I'm going to say it anyways. I tend to feel like a lot of country music fans are quite conservative. I'm wondering if this will change their views on gun culture and if they will in turn contact their state reps in larger numbers. I realize I'm generalizing here, but it will be interesting to see if that makes any difference.
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    The answer is sadly no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLEE View Post
    Those ISIS lying bastards are Fake News
    THIS! You could burn a bag of dog shit on someone's front porch and ISIS would claim credit for it if it were advantageous to them. It also wouldn't be the first time they claimed credit for something they had no hand in (which was proved later).

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    Nice try ISIS.

    What if the guy just wanted to be the worst spree killer in the history of the US? He was like "The deathcount at Pulse is the number to beat" and he sure managed it. Which means that the next psychopath will go for over 60 or more? I don't know. It's so weird.
    What if Superman is psychotic and everyone can see that he's Clark Kent but they just play along not to set him off?

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    ugh

    i was watching the local news and they were interviewing some pro machine gun/AK people. these guys were saying how can you limit sales? even if you did, if someone wants to assault, they will - they will use a knife. yes, a knife-wielding freak would be able to murder 59 people and seriously injure 100s more. all from a 39th floor hotel room.

    if i didn't feel like crying i woulda laughed.

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