12/02/2015

Notations From the Grid: On #SanBernardinoShootings (w/Brief Updates as of 12/3/2015)

As the situation has been brought under control, our team was on the prowl to assess some of the reaction.   For us, this from the BBC was disheartening:


Brutally honest.
Posted by Ezra Klein on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

 Stories about Chicago and other large cities continue to be challenging as the Country was reminded as Chicago's Mayor fired the Police Chief on how crime is continuing to increase.   Yet, this particular "brutally honest" depicition still left us speechless.

The New Yorker's Andy Borowith  released this that underscores how the 2nd Amendment purists seem to steal all the oxygen out of the debate:


As radical as it might sound, the right to not be shot may be an idea whose time has finally come.
Posted by Andy Borowitz on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Although it is "dark humor", it underscores how common sense seems not to be prevalent.     This is as we saw reporting on USA Today on GOP Candidates offering their thoughts and prayers.     There needs to be a concerted effort to go beyond mere thoughts and prayers.    America can do better.

(Update:  The latest news conference was held within the past hour.    The Police Chief for the City of San Bernardino briefed all on the status--including the injured, the fallen and the police officers injured.    The ammunition recovered along with bombs underscored a sense of extensive planning--and the SUV was a rental.  It was also noted that the woman was a Pakistani here in the United States on a K-1 Visa.     CBS News has been speculating on potential radicalization--The FBI underscored that they would be slow, but right rather than hasty--as major developments warrant, we will advise.   We also released a View of the Week on this earlier in the #Outsider Education Channel).





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