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Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting leaves at least 4 dead

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Day a beautiful day it is and we start out of course with that with sad news once again a of twisted individual has done set the unthinkable but I do want to just discuss this a bit for the purpose of putting things in context I'm in I think it's important to do this and and frankly every time something of this nature comes UP I remind myself and I encourage others to think of it and process it in a similar fashion it goes without saying it's a foregone conclusion that the person ninety to nineteen years of age nineteen that in the world you muster and the mass so much hatred in your life by the age of nineteen is is that it's amazing to me I don't understand that if you look at the the opportunities that exist in our society right now there's plenty to complain about if you don't like the way things are going I understand that but there is all are also just abundant opportunities to live a good life and there are so many chances for people to excel in this wonderful society but for whatever reason he couldn't get there are so it appears and he identified with that very very very old book relative to white supremacy and hatred and vile fought and that apparently you think it's risen reasonable to suggest or infer that that was the other bases upon which he developed this hatred and active in the matter which she did and of course that they the victims on this thing it truly yeah it's it's it's heartbreaking to think about other people lost here so here's here's the story there about a hundred thousand people who attended this weekend long event than they do most years has been going on for a while in Gilroy full disclosure I'm not a garlic fan so I couldn't get far enough away from the place but yeah it's a it's a nice family that is sort of gathering and pleasant people and it said opportune for them to showcase your community and something unique about their community to wit garlic and that is something that there there is a market for obviously people like it people live go out of their way to get it and that what what's not to like about it said there there are charities whose purposes are well served by this event it's a it's a community event it's something to bring people together and it does appear as though the Gilroy police department and their colleagues from the surrounding area have worked rather diligently to ensure that if the unthinkable happens they were prepared to intervene and stop the of the path of carnage before things got to the unthinkable level so in this particular incident appears as though eight three add three people now are confirmed dead at three innocent victims that includes a six year old boy which is just absolutely just just a heartbreaking thought you think a little kid out there with his parents and think what it has done to them and that if it is unreasonable as it is they will feel some level of guilt for this and they shouldn't twelve more have been injured it's one of those people is in critical condition at Santa Clara valley Medical Center the spokesperson for the Medical Center said their patients are between the ages of twelve and sixty nine years the suspect to our will not to identify on the air waves because he's not worth it is not worthy of it he was nineteen years of age and he was fatally shot by police within about a minute of his opening fire the giveaway police chief Scott Smith he said the shooter was armed with an HK forty seven you often times here today K. forty seven people tend to go there when maybe it's not maybe it's in their fifteen platform but it sounds like they are calling this an A. K. forty seven Instagram post bearing the name of the suspect mention as a white supremacist I and a reference book added and showed a picture of people walking around the event shortly before the shooting began it's I find that interesting I would still unknown is the motive and they're working diligently to find out what the motive may be and it's been but I think it's very very difficult if not impossible to try to get inside the head of somebody who's predisposed to engage in this kind of activity it just for the life of me who in the world would have an axe to grind against people who choose to go to a festival of this nature yeah there's all kinds of of things people do that are found one another but but people going out with their families having a nice time on a on a nice weekend I just doesn't rise to that list but one of the things I want people to think about then this case you had one there's there's some there's some possibility there may have been too involved but only one shooter so you have one person who did the unthinkable at one person who'd graphically displayed as the epitome of evil that the worst possible trade the worst possible behavior that a human being can display to to develop such tremendous animus towards others and act on that animus in a way that is life ending of innocent people to include a six year old boy that's the the it just does not get any worse than that it doesn't but the counter that you had people who recognize what he was and what he had by way of potential if in fact he had an HK forty seven and I suspect it's true and he I understand he did magazine changes during the course of his his shooting you have police officers who were there who who are trained and understand not only they trained and prepared to to engage with somebody who's involved and and that kind of behavior but they also have sufficient training and knowledge and background understand the potential futility of their efforts that that's virtually a suicide mission regardless of your marks person skills I had to go up against a person so incredibly well armed and having the ability to do magazine changes with rapid fire if you go up against a person with armed with a handgun that's incredible that is a I defy you to come up with a better illustration of valor and then what they displayed so people who are willing to insert themselves into this equation with the trial against tremendous odds it you know if in the movies you might think no big deal he's got a gun I got a gun I can take him out but they get these guys know and gals remember it was they know absolutely positively unequivocally that they are sufficiently significantly out gunned and the likelihood the the the legitimate evidence based likelihood of them surviving that is not on their side so I'm I'm not saying this because our police officers but they're human beings who personified good in the face of evil and there's no doubts at countless stories of others who behaved in how Rourke self was ways so as as it disheartening as it is S. is maddening is saddening as it is to think about this twisted person engaging in this kind of contact and and leaving significant Linda amount of loss your reversible loss deaths of human beings to include the very young in his wake it is you just think my god how could we possibly have somebody living among us who is who is so so incredibly evil but I encourage you to think about the juxtaposition the balancing effect of that when you to consider the people there who were engaged in an enormous overt conspicuous acts of selfless valor so it is I think worthy of note in it might possibly help people I understand the the kind of balancing of fact that society is not a loss we're not all horrible and in fact the evidence of of incredible good in the face of evil is is very very real yeah and I'm sure without knowing the details without having gotten any information other than what's been published I would be willing to bet that it wasn't just the officers that were there who engage in such incredible valor but no doubt others who stepped into harm's way a to protecting shield and help evacuate other human beings who were in a band that have portable position so when you think of what could have happened when you think of that what the potential was what no doubt what his desires were he is in his being the gunman the fact that the the death toll up one is unacceptable but it but relatively low in the context of what it could have been I am a corsair conversations and comments and questions about detectors another screening at this kind of an event I don't know how you know are realistically if a person is bent on getting in there understand he may have breached a fencing gotten through so that that's yeah I I think trying to hard the target to the extent it can be done is is fine but it also if that's there if you have that present it also is a kind of a signal for somebody who's inclined to behave in a manner which this guy did that if you are armed and you get in there you're likely going to be the only one armed well he was not the only one arm they were good people there there were armed equipped trained and the and willing to engage them he's dead they're alive so it's not as horrific as it could