I wasn't sure which forum to post this as I think it touches on a few subjects.
A bitter ex-television reporter, carrying a handgun and a homicidal rage two years after his ugly firing, made himself the lead story — complete with shocking video.
Tormented journalist Vester Lee Flanagan II emptied his gun into a 24-year-old ex-colleague and her cameraman from point-blank range Wednesday as a live audience watched the double homicide over morning coffee.
The remorseless killer actually videotaped the 6:45 a.m. slaughter, posting a 56-second clip on Facebook and Twitter before killing himself as Virginia State Police closed in about five hours later.
“Bitch,” he hissed just seconds before squeezing off the first shot at reporter Alison Parker, seemingly waiting until the moment her cameraman framed her on air. By the time the video clip ended, the sounds of another 14 gunshots were clearly heard.
I haven't had a chance to dig too much into this story but it's pretty sick. A 24 year old reporter and her cameraman gunned down by their ex-colleague.
With Survivor, big brother and the myriad of other reality TV shows I'm surprised it's taken this long for someone to pull something like this. Actually someone probably has already but I haven't heard about it before.
It seems like before the bodies were even cold people were on facebook not expressing grief but selfish outrage. Firearm owners were crying about how this is going to be used against them and their gun rights and their poor collections. On one piticular thread I think were were 90 some comments before anyone showed any sign of sympath for the murdered victims.
In other groups people were crying about how this won't make the news and there won't be riots because the victim was white and the shooter black. Once again no sympathy for the victims.
Come people were pissed off because the video of the reporter actually being shot was censored/removed from sights and they wanted to watch it for themselves.
Lastly out came the conspiricy nuts who seen the video and questioned how a 100 or so pound woman could get shot and keep running. Clearly the video was faked.
I'm really starting to question the society we're turning into.