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by MaduroBU
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 430
Views: 42357

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

It makes sense if the terrorists figured out how to recruit through leverage.
by MaduroBU
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 430
Views: 42357

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

All of the other mass shooters have wanted their victims to see and fear them. It has been a individuals who felt powerless gaining a transient sense of control through violence, and who kill themselves before that fleeting experience is ended by the LE response.

Paddock mirrored that pattern only in his suicide. Terrorism and terrorists are not focused upon themselves but upon a cause; their aims can be declared for them by others even after the fact. They don't require intimate contact with their victims because the sense of power and control is not the end goal. Paddock's distance from his victims and his apparent disinterest in being known or "finally understood" seem more similar to terrorism than to the "commando fantasy" shooters that we so often see.

Maybe we never make even the usual amount of sense of this crime, but it seems odd to me.
by MaduroBU
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 430
Views: 42357

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

The Royalist Brits scoff at your lilly livered constitution. In other news, the disembodied head of Oliver Cromwell says....well, not much, but you get the idea.
by MaduroBU
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 430
Views: 42357

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

"I recall hearing the SWAT team was onsite pretty fast. That might explain that. Those teams don't usually assemble real quick. "

For the assembly of a SWAT team, the response seems extremely fast (to me...I have no idea how fast a SWAT team is supposed to be able to arrive somewhere).

It may be that the "delay" was merely an understandable desire by LE not to go off half cocked against a dangerous and well armed man while the scale of the devastation and attendant need for immediate action was not yet known and impossible to predict.
by MaduroBU
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 430
Views: 42357

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

Gunfire in a hotel should trigger a lot of immediate activity on the part of basically everyone.

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