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13 Hit by a car in Times Square

Postby Thermodolia » Thu May 18, 2017 9:49 am

So just about probably 10 minutes ago a car hit 13 people in Times Square.

According to the news the car went against traffic, jumped on the sidewalk and hit 13 people there. No deaths have been reported and the reason for the strike is unknown. One person is confirmed dead, 13 are still injured. According to some sources this may have been a drunk driving accident
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... s-new-york
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/18/us/new-yo ... index.html

I do think that this was intentional. However I don't believe it was because of Islamic terrorism. Though I will wait until the investigation is complete before further judgment.

What do y'all think?
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Postby Skylus » Thu May 18, 2017 9:58 am

Waiting until actual investigation...
But still, the fact that this has happened here....
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Postby Stalgard » Thu May 18, 2017 10:00 am

a car of peace?

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Postby Minoa » Thu May 18, 2017 10:01 am

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39968710

According to the latest information, the driver was impaired at time of arrest, meaning this may turn out to be a terrible tragedy from drink or drug driving.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu May 18, 2017 10:03 am

Skylus wrote:Waiting until actual investigation...
But still, the fact that this has happened here....

What, in a city of four million cars?

BBC reports NYPD as saying "driver lost control", were treating the incident as an accident, and "not connected to terrorism".
Article features images showing people just standing around or tending to wounded, and no heavily-armed police response, which suggests as much.

If it was an intentional attack, the attacker presumably was knocked out on impact, since the car came to rest atop metal bollards, and he clearly didn't get to carry out a follow-up attack.
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Postby Proctopeo » Thu May 18, 2017 10:03 am

I want to see who gets the blame for this, and how true the blame given turns out to be.
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Postby Edding » Thu May 18, 2017 10:04 am

Minoa wrote:Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39968710

According to the latest information, the driver was impaired at time of arrest, meaning this may turn out to be a terrible tragedy from drink or drug driving.

In the video in the Guardian article, the way he was being handled by the police could very well indicate he was intoxicated.

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Postby Edding » Thu May 18, 2017 10:06 am

Choo choo- the paranoia train has arrived; All aboard!

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Postby Stalgard » Thu May 18, 2017 10:09 am

Edding wrote:Choo choo- the paranoia train has arrived; All aboard!

is it paranoia to think that usual suspects did it?

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Postby Shrilland » Thu May 18, 2017 10:09 am

BBC is now reporting that some witnesses said it seemed to intentionally drive into people. Could be someone lost control, someone had something happen at the wheel like a heart attack, someone going postal, or a form of terrorism. Too early to say, let's just hope everyone ends up alive and well.

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Postby The Equal Peoples State of Steelia » Thu May 18, 2017 10:09 am

Hmmm, let's wait and see, guy could've been off his nut, or it could be a terrorist, my money is on the latter, but I'm open to the high likelihood I am wrong.
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Postby Edding » Thu May 18, 2017 10:12 am

Stalgard wrote:
Edding wrote:Choo choo- the paranoia train has arrived; All aboard!

is it paranoia to think that usual suspects did it?

Considering the precious little information we have, yes.
For the moment, I'll attribute it to incompetence.
If indeed it is proven malicious and an intentional act of Islamic terrorism, then we can get aboard the reactionary express.

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Postby Vassenor » Thu May 18, 2017 10:14 am

Edding wrote:
Stalgard wrote:is it paranoia to think that usual suspects did it?

Considering the precious little information we have, yes.
For the moment, I'll attribute it to incompetence.
If indeed it is proven malicious and an intentional act of Islamic terrorism, then we can get aboard the reactionary express.


I thought we weren't allowed to do that. I thought we had to assume anything that happens is Islamic terrorism until proven otherwise.
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Postby Great Confederacy Of Commonwealth States » Thu May 18, 2017 10:19 am

Stalgard wrote:
Edding wrote:Choo choo- the paranoia train has arrived; All aboard!

is it paranoia to think that usual suspects did it?

When you base it on nothing? Yes. It's a fallacy to assume that what has happened before will happen again.

Also, Muslims are certainly not responsible for the majority of automotive accidents, so they are certainly not the usual suspect.
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Postby Thermodolia » Thu May 18, 2017 10:19 am

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Postby Minoa » Thu May 18, 2017 10:20 am

Vassenor wrote:
Edding wrote:Considering the precious little information we have, yes.
For the moment, I'll attribute it to incompetence.
If indeed it is proven malicious and an intentional act of Islamic terrorism, then we can get aboard the reactionary express.


I thought we weren't allowed to do that. I thought we had to assume anything that happens is Islamic terrorism until proven otherwise.

Jumping to conclusions about terrorism is an unwritten viral tradition for some sites like Twitter, but it doesn’t mean that one has to follow it. Current information appears to point against it, though.
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Postby Thermodolia » Thu May 18, 2017 10:20 am

Great Confederacy Of Commonwealth States wrote:
Stalgard wrote:is it paranoia to think that usual suspects did it?

When you base it on nothing? Yes. It's a fallacy to assume that what has happened before will happen again.

Also, Muslims are certainly not responsible for the majority of automotive accidents, so they are certainly not the usual suspect.

The usual suspects in this case would be alcohol
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Postby Baalkistann » Thu May 18, 2017 10:21 am

Vassenor wrote:
Edding wrote:Considering the precious little information we have, yes.
For the moment, I'll attribute it to incompetence.
If indeed it is proven malicious and an intentional act of Islamic terrorism, then we can get aboard the reactionary express.


I thought we weren't allowed to do that. I thought we had to assume anything that happens is Islamic terrorism until proven otherwise.


Here we see a hypocrite at it's finest. Only a Liberal can rush to assume racism when a cop defends himself, but tells everyone to wait for facts when there's a terror attack.
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Postby Stalgard » Thu May 18, 2017 10:22 am

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Postby Stalgard » Thu May 18, 2017 10:26 am

and here is video of driver being arrested
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0-MVpoGRdo

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