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Tucson,AZ to pass resolution requiring background checks on city property&gun shows

Tucson,AZ  to pass resolution requiring background checks on city property&gun shows | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Background checks will become policy in Tucson.

 

By a unanimous vote, the Tucson City Council told the city attorney to draft a resolution demanding background checks at TCC gun shows.

The city chose a resolution rather than an ordinance which may not be a violation of state law.

"It makes it so the state can't come back on us for adopting an ordinance that is stricter than state law," says council member Steve Kozachik, who is fronting the effort.

"I believe it is in conflict with state law," says Ken Rineer, president of the Gun Owners of Arizona.

But Rineer says he's not sure it will precipitate a lawsuit.

The resolution will require all gun sales, even person to person sales, to be subjected to a background check.

ARS 12.3108 prohibits local jurisdictions from adopting ordinances which are more restrictive that state law.,

Whether a resolution by-passes state law, is yet to be seen.

A resolution is policy not law.

littlebytesnews's insight:

Former Teaparty candidate, turned Democrat, city councilman Steve Kozachik of Tucson has pushed through legislation to ban the sale of guns at gunshows on city property. The resolution is still being drafted but is considred policy and not law. However, he says the city of Tucson is authorized to enforce it because it is a 'Charter City' and not required to follow state law??

 

In the meantime, if they succeed it could take away over $60,000 in direct revenue to the city and millions in hotel, restaurant and other local business.

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#Breaking #tcot #SOT #RIP Chris Kyle memorial scheduled for Cowboys Stadium Feb. 11

#Breaking #tcot #SOT #RIP Chris Kyle memorial scheduled for Cowboys Stadium Feb. 11 | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
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JUST ANNOUNCED: Memorial service for ex-Navy Seal Chris Kyle is Monday at 1 pm at Cowboy Stadium. @NBCDFW

— 
(@ScottGordonNBC5) February 06, 2013

Texas folks: Memorial service for Chris Kyle will be held Monday, 11Feb, 1:00 PM at Cowboy Stadium.— 
Jessica Seale (@JessaNaomi) February 06, 2013

 

A memorial service for murdered Navy SEAL Chris Kyle will be held next Monday, Feb. 11, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed Saturday afternoon at a gun range.

 

LBN:

The funeral of Chad Littlefield, who was shot and killed along with Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle at a gun range Saturday, will be held at First Baptist Church of Midlothian on Friday at 2 p.m., church officials confirmed.

http://patdollard.com/2013/02/funeral-for-gun-range-shooting-victim-chad-littlefield-set-for-friday-at-midlothian-church/

 

 

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Commons votes in favour of same-sex marriage by majority of 225 despite 139 hardline Tories voting against PM

Commons votes in favour of same-sex marriage by majority of 225 despite 139 hardline Tories voting against PM | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
After more than six hours of bitter debate, the Commons voted in favour of same-sex weddings by 400 votes to 175, a majority of 225.
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The government should stay out of personal relationship decisions and marriage. Marriage is not something the government should be voting on, if anything let the people vote on it themselves.

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Records: Iraq War vet had been in mental hospital--Routh admits:"traded his soul for a new truck"

Records: Iraq War vet had been in mental hospital--Routh admits:"traded his soul for a new truck" | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it

Affidavit: Iraq War vet refers to stolen truck

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Police documents say the Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range told a relative that he "traded his soul for a new truck."

 

The Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had been taken to a mental hospital twice in the past four months, police records show.

Eddie Ray Routh was taken to a mental hospital on Sept. 2 after threatening to kill his family and then commit suicide, according to police records in Lancaster, where Routh lives. Authorities found Routh walking nearby with no shirt and no shoes, and smelling of alcohol. Routh told authorities he was a Marine veteran who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

"Eddie stated he was hurting and that his family does not understand what he has been through," the report said.

Routh's mother told police that her son had been drinking and became upset when his father said he was going to sell his gun. She said Routh began arguing with them and said he was going to "blow his brains out."

Police took Routh to Green Oaks Hospital for psychiatric care.

Dallas police records show Routh was taken back to the same mental hospital in mid-January after a woman called police and said she feared for Routh's safety.

Routh, 25, is charged with one count of capital murder and two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of Chris Kyle, author of the best-selling book "American Sniper," and his friendChad Littlefield at a shooting range Saturday in Glen Rose. He is on suicide watch in the Erath County Jail, where he's being held on $3 million bond, Sheriff Tommy Bryant said.

Routh, a member of the Marines Corps Reserve, appeared ready to assault jailers Sunday night when they entered his solitary confinement cell because he refused to return his food tray, Bryant said. After warnings, jailers used a stun gun once and then put Routh in a chair that restrains his arms and legs, Bryant said.

Bryant said Routh has an attorney but hasn't met with him at the jail in Stephenville, about 75 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Routh has not said anything to investigators, Bryant said.

Attempts by The Associated Press to reach Routh's mother and sister were unsuccessful Monday.

Sundae Hughes, an aunt of Routh's, said she watched him grow up but hasn't seen him since his high school graduation in 2006.

Hughes was in disbelief that her nephew could be involved in such an incident.

"He has a kind heart (and was) someone willing to jump in and help, no matter what it was," she said.

Routh joined the Marines in 2006 and rose to the rank of corporal in 2010. His military specialty was small-arms technician, commonly known as an armorer. He had been stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and served in Iraq from 2007-08 and in the Haiti disaster relief mission in 2010.

He is now in the individual ready reserve, which basically means he's a civilian. He could be called to duty, but it's uncommon unless he volunteers, said 1st Lt. Dominic Pitrone of theMarine Forces Services public affairs office.

Travis Cox, director of FITCO Cares — the nonprofit that Kyle set up to give in-home fitness equipment to physically and emotionally wounded veterans — said he believes that Kyle and Littlefield were helping Routh work through PTSD.

Cox said Routh's mother may have asked Kyle to help her son, but Cox didn't know how Routh and Kyle knew each other. He said the shooting range event was not a FITCO session.

Lt. Cmdr. Rorke Denver, who served with Kyle in Iraq in 2006, wasn't surprised that Kyle apparently used a shooting range to help someone with PTSD.

"For us, for warriors, that's a skill set that has become very familiar, very comfortable for us," said Denver, a lieutenant commander in a reserve SEAL team. "So I actually see it as kind of a perfect use of Chris' unique skill set and expertise of which he has very few peers."

littlebytesnews's insight:

Earlier news reports on Fox said it was unclear if Routh had been officially diagnosed with PTSD by a doctor or on any medication or treatment. It sounds like after being admitted to a mental hospital a couple times in the past four months someone would have been able to determine he was a danger to himself and others based on his threats to kill his family or "blow his brains out."

 

I wonder if Chris Kyle was aware of Routh's time in the mental hospital and threats he made on his family and to kill himself?? He went back to the mental hospital in mid-January after a woman, earlier reports said was his girlfriend, called police because she feared he would harm himself. 

 

Why did they ever release him?? Again, it seems we have a case of a breakdown in our mental health system and legal system after he had previously been reported for making threats to his family, to his girlfriend and threatening to kill himself. I have a feeling Chris Kyle was not aware of these threats and how dangerous and mentally unstable Eddie Routh was. 

 

The CEO of Kyle's PTSD nonprofit said the shooting range event was not a FITCO session, where they work with PTSD, wonded vets and provide them in-home fitness equipment. Unfortunately,Kyle must have thought he could help Routh and didn't realize the complexity of Routh's mental health and he let his guard down. As a percaution they should have always had one of them watching Routh and not turning their back on him, especially while handling a deadly weapon. I don't blame Kyle for trying to help and offer support and friendship to Routh, but I think he didn't realize the risk he was putting himself in because he was not made aware how mentally unstable Eddie Routh was.

 

Sadly, instead of taking his own life, he killed two great Americans and one an American Legend, Chris Kyle an "American Sniper".

 

Based on the affidaivit it sounds like Eddie Routh knew what he was doing, since he fled the scene, told his sister and then went home and tried to escape police. It also sounds like the unemployed former Iraq Marine may have killed Chris Kyle because he wanted to steal his truck!! What a tragedy and senseless reason to kill someone. 

 

Did he think the truck would make him happy and make his life better?? Now he is in jail, on suicide watch and will likely face the death penalty in Texas for the death of Chris Kyle and his friend.

 

See my recent update to this post at PatDollard.com:

http://patdollard.com/2013/02/motive-american-sniper-killer-admitstraded-his-soul-for-a-new-truck/ ;

 

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Kyle leaves behind his wife and two kids. Please keep them in  your thoughts and prayers.

 

To donate to the family a fund is being set up through http://americasmightywarriors.org  founded by Gold Star Mother, Debbie Lee, the mother of fallen SEAL Marc Alan Lee the first SEAL to lose his life in Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2006.

 

Learn more about Chris Kyle here:

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Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Murdered in Texas--25yro Former Iraq Vet&Marine In Custody  http://sco.lt/9JWKsT

 

Conspiracy?Chris Kyle The Third High Profile Firearms Business Owner Killed in Past Month, Along With Up To 33 Other SEALs The Past Four Years http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012/p/3995898448/conspiracy-chris-kyle-the-third-high-profile-firearms-business-owner-killed-in-past-month-along-with-30-seals-the-past-four-years-pat-dollard ;

 

Photo:Eddie Routh was captured in Lancaster in connection with two fatal shootings-One which killed Elite Navy SEAL Chris Kyle http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012/p/3995872993/photo-eddie-routh-was-captured-in-lancaster-in-connection-with-two-fatal-shootings-one-which-killed-elite-navy-seal-chris-kyle

 

 

 

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'American Sniper' Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield were shot multiple times

'American Sniper' Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield were shot multiple times | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Police believe a semi-automatic handgun found at suspect Eddie Ray Routh's home in Lancaster might be the weapon used to kill retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, his friend.

 

After shooting the men, Routh, 25, tried to flee from police who tracked him down to his home. Neighbors said they watched as Routh shut off the engine of Kyle's large black Ford pickup, which was nearly surrounded by armed officers, including a Lancaster police detective who lives next door. Then Routh turned the key and sped from the home on West 6th Street.

"He burned rubber and left in a cloud of black smoke," said Carolyn Greathouse, 57, who lives across the street. "None of the officers, including a policewoman with a shotgun, fired on the suspect as he escaped," Greathouse said.

Routh was later stopped by a stripe of spikes and was arrested about 9 p.m. He was being held Sunday night in the Erath County Jail on two counts of capital murder and $3 million bond, authorities said.

Jodi Leigh Routh, the suspect's mother, had reached out to Kyle to ask him to help her son, said Clint Burgess, a Tarrant County constable and Kyle's friend. Kyle did not know Eddie Routh, but knew his mother, Burgess said in an email from New Orleans.

"She was worried about her son and asked Chris if he could help him overcome PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)," Burgess said.

Routh's immediate family could not be reached Sunday. But an aunt, Sundae Hughes of Cedar Hill, said the family was trying to "gather it all in."

"My thoughts and prayers go first out to the families who lost loved ones. And my thoughts and prayers go out to Eddie's mom and dad, Jodi and Raymond." Hughes said before breaking down in tears.

 

After 10 years in the service, Kyle returned to Midlothian, where he lived in the Twin Creek development with his wife, Taya and their two children. He helped create Craft International, a Dallas training and security company.

At a news conference Sunday, authorities said the three men entered Rough Creek Lodge, a remote gun range about 77 miles southwest of Fort Worth between Glen Rose and Hico, at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

"There were no witnesses. No one heard any type of an argument," Bryant said.

At 5 p.m., a hunting guide discovered two men near the range who appeared to have been shot. The guide called 911.

The U.S. military confirmed Sunday that Routh was a corporal in the Marines from June 2006 to January 2010. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007 and Haiti in 2010. His current duty status is listed as Reserve.

The sheriff said Kyle and Littlefield were friends.

Capt. Jason Upshaw with the Erath County Sheriff's Office said the weapon found in Routh's home was being examined by investigators to determine if it was used to kill Kyle and Littlefield. He said ballistics tests were incomplete Sunday, but authorities believe it was the gun that was used Saturday.

Upshaw declined to say if any other weapons were found in Routh's home.

Lancaster neighbor Daniel Elizondo said he knew Routh had served in the Marines, but he never talked about his war service. When Elizondo talked to Routh about his nephew's battle experiences, Routh would nod and agree, but wouldn't volunteer anything about himself.

"Eddie didn't seem like the person who could do something like this," said Elizondo, who operates a Richardson auto paint and body business. Routh lived alone but had a girlfriend, he said.

"He socialized with us, was easy going, came to our barbecues. I have just no idea what might have brought this on."

Routh did freelance carpentry work and recently had asked Elizondo to apply camouflage colors to his Volkswagen Beetle. The car, which is bright red with large black polka dots and a Marine Corps sticker on the rear window, was parked in the driveway of the Lancaster home on Sunday. Woodworking tools could be seen inside.

Elizondo said Kyle, wearing a camouflage cap, pulled up to his house in a large black Ford pickup about 12:30 p.m. Saturday and asked for Eddie Routh. Elizondo said he pointed to the modest beige single-story frame home a few doors down the road.

New York writer Jim DeFelice, who co-authored American Sniper, said Kyle had a history of reaching out to disabled veterans. He said Kyle arranged outings to Texas ranches to show the vets that despite their injuries, they were still capable of having a life.

"It's terrible, but there's stuff you can do," DeFelice said Kyle told a group of wounded warriors.

Kyle took none of the royalties from the book, according to his publisher, William Morrow, and DeFelice.

DeFelice said Kyle donated his royalties to the families of two Navy Seals, Marc Lee and Ryan Job, who fought alongside him in a 2006 battle that led to their deaths.

Sharyn Rosenblum, a spokeswoman for William Morrow, said 850,000 copies of the hardbound, paperback and e-book versions had been released. She declined to disclose actual sales. DeFelice said Kyle's royalties "amounted to a lot of money, a lot of money."

"Chris was a hero as much on the home front as on the battlefield, a man who dedicated his life in recent years to supporting veterans, and donated the proceeds ofAmerican Sniper to the families of his fallen friends," said Peter Hubbard, Morrow's executive editor.

"Chris would never keep any money for appearances or book signings. It all went to others," said Burgess, a Mansfield-based constable.

Burgess said he and Kyle planned to work security together at the Super Bowl on Sunday, but logistical issues prevented Kyle from traveling. He said his friend always wore a smile and enjoyed a good laugh.

Burgess said Kyle told him he planned to attend a police academy and start a career in law enforcement.

"He really wanted to be a cop and continue serving his country," Burgess said.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/03/4596644/sheriff-navy-seal-and-friend-shot.html#storylink=omni_popular#storylink=cpy ;

 

littlebytesnews's insight:

Fox: It is unclear whether Eddie Routh was officially diagnosed with PTSD and undergoing any treatment or therapy.

After he shot and killed Kyle and Littleton he drove to his sister and brother in-laws house and told them what he did and then drove to his house. When police arrived he tried to flee, but police caught him after a short pursuit. 

Police still have no motive for the shooting.

According to CNN, Routh has not confessed to police, only to his sister and brother in-law. 

The gun range was in a "very remote area" with no witnesses, an official saysThe two men killed, Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, worked to help veterans with PTSDThe suspect confessed to his sister, but not to police, authorities sayEddie Ray Routh is held on $3 million bond after being arraigned on murder charges

Routh's family members could not be reached immediately for comment Sunday. No attorney has made a public statement on his behalf.

Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine, is believed to have left the service in 2010

Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Sunday that he believes the suspect is in the process of seeking a court-appointed attorney.

While Routh's sister said he had admitted shooting Kyle and Littlefield, he didn't explain to her why he did it, Bryant said. Routh isn't believed to have confessed to local authorities about killing the two men. The motive for the killings is unclear.

The first sign something was wrong came when a hunting guide tied to the facility found 38-year-old Kyle and 35-year-old Littlefield -- both unconscious -- around 5 p.m., Bryant said.

He went to the lodge and called 911. Law enforcement officers followed up and found the bodies but no sign of Routh. He had taken off in Kyle's black Ford pickup, the Erath County sheriff said.

Around the time an all-points bulletin went out for that truck, authorities got a call from Routh's sister, who reported that her brother had driven about 65 miles to her home in Midlothian, Texas, and admitted to shooting Kyle and Littlefield.

Routh left his sister's house, and police eventually caught up with him -- and the truck -- shortly before 8 p.m. at his home in Lancaster, a Dallas suburb some 90 miles northeast of the shooting scene. While talking with authorities outside, he'd somehow gotten back in the truck and sped away.

Authorities chased him and finally stopped him, around 9 p.m., after spiking his tires some four to six miles down the road, according to Bryant.

Routh did not struggle with officers as they were arresting him, Bryant said. On Sunday morning, he was arraigned on murder charges and ordered held on $3 million bond.

According to a U.S. military official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. The official did not have information on where Routh served or whether he took part in combat.

In the interview with Time magazine (like CNN, a part of Time Warner), Kyle said he did not regret any of his kills. He also said he was "comfortable" with the possibility that that part of his life might be over.

He added, "I'm a better husband and father than I was a killer."

After having worked under the radar for so many years, he became a celebrity with the 2012 release of his book, which became a New York Times best-seller.

Defending his decision to divulge so much detail despite the secretive nature of the SEAL world, Kyle told Time that he was "not trying to glory myself."

"I didn't want to put the number of kills I had in there," he said. "I wanted to get it out about the sacrifices military families have to make."

He said that while killing did not come easy at first, he knew it meant saving lives.

"The first time, you're not even sure you can do it," he said in the interview. "But I'm not over there looking at these people as people. I'm not wondering if he has a family. I'm just trying to keep my guys safe. Every time I kill someone, he can't plant an (improvised explosive device). You don't think twice about it."

At one point, Kyle wrote, he shot a woman who was carrying a grenade while with her toddler. But he did not kill a child in Baghdad's Sadr City area who had a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. "According to the rules of engagement at the time, you could kill anyone with an RPG on sight. That day I just couldn't kill the kid. He'll probably grow up and fight us, but I just didn't want to do it.

He said the American public lives "in a dream world. You have no idea what goes on on the other side of the world. The harsh realities that these people are doing to themselves and then to our guys. And there are certain things that need to be done to take care of them."

Kyle also spoke up on current events, including accusing President Barack Obama of being "against the Second Amendment" because of his gun control initiatives, according to a video interview with guns.com.

Littlefield, who leaves behind a wife and children, was a friend and another veteran who worked to help people with PTSD, said Fitco Director Travis Cox.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/03/justice/texas-sniper-killed

 

In another article by the Star Telegram, Littlefield was Kyle's neighbor and "workout buddy" in Midlothian, Cox told The Associated Press on Sunday morning.

Cox said it was Kyle's. The Sheriff's Department didn't get a call until around 6 p.m.

Rough Creek Lodge is 77 miles southwest of Fort Worth between Glen Rose and Hico.

A 1992 graduate of Midlothian High School, he attended Tarleton State University. He tried to join the Navy in 1996 but was rejected after a physical exam revealed pins in his arm from a rodeo injury.

Three years later, Kyle was working on a ranch in Colorado when a Navy recruiter called. He was trained as a sniper and served 10 years.

He never disclosed exactly how many enemy combatants he shot, but the Pentagon certified more than 150 of his kills during four tours in Iraq. Some news reports credited him with up to 255. His confirmed kills exceeded the exploits of legendary Marine Carlos Hathcock, whom Kyle called "the best sniper in the world." Hathcock had 93 confirmed kills in Vietnam.

In all, Kyle was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

"I don't care about the medals," Kyle told the Star-Telegram in a 2012 interview. "I didn't do it for the money or the awards. I did it because I felt like it was something that needed to be done and it was honorable. I loved the guys."

A member of SEAL Team 3, Kyle picked off his targets from rooftops or windows of abandoned buildings during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which toppled Saddam Hussein. Primarily serving as a sniper and wounded twice, he provided "overwatch" protection for Marines and other U.S. troops and earned a reputation for his proficiency.

Most shots ranged from 200 to 1,200 yards. His longest and most remarkable kill -- from 1.2 miles away -- took out an insurgent aiming a rocket launcher at an approaching Army convoy.

During the second battle of Fallujah, Kyle said, he killed about 40 insurgents. He shot several through an apartment window while lying atop an overturned baby crib.

From a second-story perch in Ramadi, Kyle spotted two men approaching on a motor scooter. As it slowed, the rider in back dropped a backpack into a pothole, setting an improvised explosive device.

As the scooter sped up, Kyle fired once from about 200 yards, taking aim at "center mass," the middle of the body.

"Like a laser," he said of his .300 Winchester Magnum. With the men still seated upright, the scooter wobbled, veered and crashed into a wall. "Bullet went through both of them," Kyle said.

"The taxpayer got good bang for his buck on that one," he wrote.

According to Army intelligence, he said, Iraqi insurgents nicknamed him al-Shaitan Ramad -- "the Devil of Ramadi."

 

The deadliest sniper in U.S. military history was scheduled to speak Feb. 27 at Tarrant County College Northwest Campus in Fort Worth. The four-hour presentation, "Preparing a Warrior's Heart," was to cover having the "mindset" for survival, being prepared for a fight and "being OK in the aftermath."

Kyle wrote in American Sniper that he had zero remorse for his combat kills. Every person he shot, he said, was trying to harm Americans or Iraqis loyal to the new government.

As the son of a deacon, as a husband and as a protective father of two young children, Kyle wrote, "I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job."


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/02/4596024/militarys-deadliest-sniper-killed.html#storylink=omni_popular#storylink=cpy ;

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Conspiracy? KyleThe 3rd Top Firearms Business Owner Killed in Past Month,http://is.gd/IfDQKI

 

Kyle leaves behind his wife and two kids. Please keep them in  your thoughts and prayers.

 

To donate to the family a fund is being set up throughhttp://americasmightywarriors.org  founded by Gold Star Mother, Debbie Lee, the mother of fallen SEAL Marc Alan Lee the first SEAL to lose his life in Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2006.

 

Learn more about Chris Kyle here:

Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Murdered in Texas--25yro Former Iraq Vet&Marine In Custody  http://sco.lt/9JWKsT

 

Photo:Eddie Routh was captured in Lancaster in connection with two fatal shootings-One which killed Elite Navy SEAL Chris Kyle http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012/p/3995872993/photo-eddie-routh-was-captured-in-lancaster-in-connection-with-two-fatal-shootings-one-which-killed-elite-navy-seal-chris-kyle

 

Craft Statement Press Release February 3, 2013:Remembering Elite SEAL Chief Chris Kyle  http://sco.lt/4t937h

 

Check back for updates!! Hopefully we will learn more about whether Routh was officially diagnosed or receiving treatment for PTSD, how long Kyle knew him or if this was their first outing/meeting and whether Routh was on any medication, drugs or other influences.

 

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Conspiracy?Chris Kyle The Third High Profile Firearms Business Owner Killed in Past Month, Along With 30 SEALs The Past Four Years « Pat Dollard

Conspiracy?Chris Kyle The Third High Profile Firearms Business Owner Killed in Past Month, Along With 30 SEALs The Past Four Years « Pat Dollard | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it

While most of the SEALs have died in military combat or unexplained helicopter accidents over the past four years….the recent death of Chris Kyle and other high profile 2nd amendment advocates have raised some questions since the war on our 2nd Amendment right began following the Newtown tragedy in December 2012.

It is so sad and tragic we lost such a great American hero and advocate for our Constitution and country.

It was reported today they found the bodies of Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield  three hours after they were shot yesterday, by 25 year old Eddie Ray Routh.

Why did it take so long before someone found them?? One report said they were shot in Kyle’s truck shortly after they arrived at 3:15pm on Saturday at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort.

Strangely, according to The Star Telegram, ”witnesses told sheriff’s investigators that the gunman opened fire on the two men around 3:30 p.m., then fled in a pickup truck belonging to one of the victims. The sheriff’s department didn’t get a call until around 6 p.m.”

Hmmmm?

After shooting both Kyle and his friend Littlefield, Routh then took off in Kyle’s truck and drove back to his house, where he was apprehended around 9pm after a short pursuit.

littlebytesnews's insight:

Update at 9:30 p.m. 2/3/13 by Dallas News Sarah Mervosh: 

Police say Eddie Ray Routh, the 25-year-old suspect in the murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, was tasered after becoming aggressive with jailers around dinnertime Sunday.

After eating dinner, Routh refused to return his food tray to jailers. He became aggressive and tried to attack them when they tried to get it back from him, said Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant.

Jailers tasered Routh and placed him in a restraining chair in his solitary cell. He is on suicide watch, Bryant said.

Bryant also said there have been death threats made against Routh since news of his alleged actions spread.

 

This is an update from an earlier post here http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012/p/3995891398/chris-kyle-on-gun-violence-gun-control-veteran-life-and-shot-show-2013

that I have compiled into a more elaborate posting at PatDollard.com. Click the heading to read more.

 

It discusses further the possible 2nd Amendment conspiracy and Obama's disregard for our military and veterans, as well as the number of SEALs who have died under his leadership as Commander in Chief and the liberals hate for our military as portrayed on Twitter.

 

Let me know your thoughts and feel free to comment at PatDollard.com, and here. Please share this post on twitter, facebook, G+ and other social networks you might use or share with friends and family via email who might be interested.

 

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Photo:Eddie Routh was captured in Lancaster in connection with two fatal shootings-One which killed Elite Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

Photo:Eddie Routh was captured in Lancaster in connection with two fatal shootings-One which killed Elite Navy SEAL Chris Kyle | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
DEVELOPING STORYThree sources tell News 8 that two people were killed; one of the victims was Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the New York Times bestselling book, "American Sniper."
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So tragic to think he was trying to help this guy overcome his PTSD. Perhaps a shooting range was not the best place for treatment?? I don't know how long Routh has been out of the military but he is young at 25 to be suffering from PTSD after serving in Iraq as a Marine. Sad story....we'll learn more as the days go by. Pray for all involved, especially the family and children of Chris Kyle.

 

More:Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Murdered in Texas--25yro Former Iraq Vet&Marine In Custody  http://sco.lt/9JWKsT

 

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Jones warns about NHS 'collapse'

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First Minister Carwyn Jones warns health services in Wales will "collapse" unless hospitals are reorganised.
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More:Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Murdered in Texas--25yro Former Iraq Vet&Marine In Custody

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Tweet There seem to be some conflicting reports about the death of celebrated NAVY Seal Chris Kyle today: Crazy. Chris Kyle was at Rough Creek doing a charity event for wounded vets and one of them turned gun on him, killed him and another vet.
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More: RT @littlebytesnews: #tcot #tgdn #SOT #RIP ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle reported murdered at Texas shooting lodge #BREAKING:suspect in custody http://www.twylah.com/littlebytesnews/tweets/297921365783232512

 

How horrific to hear this about such a brave and valiant American Hero. Why would one of our own do this...unless this person is another Nidal Hasan or jealous and mentally deranged??

 

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You can donate to his family: http://www.americasmightywarriors.org/

 

The motive for the shootings remains unclear, Bryant said. "Not a clue, absolutely no idea."

WFAA/Channel 8 quoted unnamed sources as saying that Kyle, who lived in Midlothian, and a neighbor had taken Routh on an outing to help him deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. Routh turned on the men and shot them in the back, the report said.

The sheriff said he could not confirm how the victims were shot.

In January 2012, the Cleburne Times-Review reported that Routh, of Lancaster, was arrested in Johnson County on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Public records show that Routh previously lived in Camp LeJeune, N.C., a major Marine base.

 He tried to join the Navy in 1996 but was rejected after a physical exam revealed pins in his arm from a rodeo injury.

Three years later, Kyle was working on a ranch in Colorado when a Navy recruiter called. He was trained as a sniper and served 10 years.

He never disclosed exactly how many enemy combatants he shot, but the Pentagon certified more than 150 of his kills during four tours in Iraq. Some news reports credited him with up to 255. His confirmed kills exceeded the exploits of legendary Marine Carlos Hathcock, whom Kyle called "the best sniper in the world." Hathcock had 93 confirmed kills in Vietnam.

In all, Kyle was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

"I don't care about the medals," Kyle told the Star-Telegram in a 2012 interview. "I didn't do it for the money or the awards. I did it because I felt like it was something that needed to be done and it was honorable. I loved the guys."

A member of SEAL Team 3, Kyle picked off his targets from rooftops or windows of abandoned buildings during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which toppled Saddam Hussein. Primarily serving as a sniper and wounded twice, he provided "overwatch" protection for Marines and other U.S. troops and earned a reputation for his proficiency.

Most shots ranged from 200 to 1,200 yards. His longest and most remarkable kill -- from 1.2 miles away -- took out an insurgent aiming a rocket launcher at an approaching Army convoy.

During the second battle of Fallujah, Kyle said, he killed about 40 insurgents. He shot several through an apartment window while lying atop an overturned baby crib.

From a second-story perch in Ramadi, Kyle spotted two men approaching on a motor scooter. As it slowed, the rider in back dropped a backpack into a pothole, setting an improvised explosive device.

As the scooter sped up, Kyle fired once from about 200 yards, taking aim at "center mass," the middle of the body.

"Like a laser," he said of his .300 Winchester Magnum. With the men still seated upright, the scooter wobbled, veered and crashed into a wall. "Bullet went through both of them," Kyle said.

"The taxpayer got good bang for his buck on that one," he wrote.

 

The deadliest sniper in U.S. military history was scheduled to speak Feb. 27 at Tarrant County College Northwest Campus in Fort Worth. The four-hour presentation, "Preparing a Warrior's Heart," was to cover having the "mindset" for survival, being prepared for a fight and "being OK in the aftermath."

Kyle wrote in American Sniper that he had zero remorse for his combat kills. Every person he shot, he said, was trying to harm Americans or Iraqis loyal to the new government.

As the son of a deacon, as a husband and as a protective father of two young children, Kyle wrote, "I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job."

 Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/02/4596024/militarys-deadliest-sniper-killed.html#storylink=cpy 

 

After leaving the Navy in 2009 he founded Craft International,http://www.thecraft.com/AboutUs.html  a company that provided combat and weapons training to military, police and corporate and civilian clients.

http://news.sky.com/story/1046849/chris-kyle-ex-us-navy-seal-sniper-shot-dead

Videos with Chris Kyle

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/03/flashback-watch-legendary-seal-sniper-chris-kyle-in-action-on-nbcs-reality-show-stars-earn-stripes/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Kyle was born in Odessa and was using a rifle at the age of eight, according to his book. He moved to North Texas after retiring from the Navy in 2009 and was president of Craft International, which provides training to military and law enforcement.

http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/Famed-Navy-SEAL-Chris-Kyle-shot-killed-in-N-Texas-189539281.html

 

 

It is reported that Chris served four tours in Iraq, according to WFAA:

 

Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who became known as the deadliest U.S. sniper, was one of two men murdered on Saturday at a gun range in Erath County.

Three sources confirmed to News 8 that Kyle — who served in every major battle during Operation Iraqi Freedom — was among the shooting victims at Rough Creek Lodge, 53 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

The identity of the second victim was not available late Saturday night.

Eddie Routh, 25, is in custody in connection with the shootings.

Investigators said Routh, a former Marine who is said to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, is believed to have turned his weapon on Kyle and the second victim, killing them both at point-blank range.

An alert was issued for Routh, who was later captured after a short pursuit in Lancaster, south of Dallas.

Routh is believed to be highly trained with military experience

While serving in Iraq, insurgents placed a bounty on Kyle's head because of his lethal accuracy as a sniper. He recounted his experiences in "American Sniper," published last year. It details Kyle's sniper days killing insurgents from 1999 to 2009.

The book's cover refers to Kyle as "the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history," with 160 confirmed kills.

Kyle, 39, was born in Odessa, Texas and was using a rifle at the age of 8, according to his book.

He served four tours of duty in Iraq and was twice wounded by gunfire.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/rough-creek-189536271.html

 

 

The Empire Tribune reports:

A former Tarleton State University student who wrote the best-selling book, "American Sniper," was one of two victims shot and killed at Rough Creek Lodge Saturday. 

Chris Kyle, 38, and another man were found dead at Rough Creek's shooting range between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Sheriff Tommy Bryant.

 

Eddie Ray Routh, an Iraqi war veteran, was arrested hours later after a manhunt led authorities to Lancaster where Routh was taken into custody just before 9 p.m. Saturday.

Routh, 25, is expected to be charged with capital murder.

Investigators had not released the name of the second victim at press time, but reports indicate he may have been Routh's neighbor. 

Bryant said the three men were at the shooting range Saturday when Routh shot the victims at point-blank range before fleeing in Kyle's truck.

Kyle was a former Navy SEAL who served four tours of duty in Iraq, where he was given the nickname "The Devil of Ramadi" by insurgents. 

In 2008, he made his longest successful shot after he spotted an insurgent with a rocket launcher near a U.S. Army convoy at a range of 2,100 yards (1.2 miles). 

Kyle was recently honored by the Tarleton Alumni Association as the Outstanding Young Alumnus for 2013.  

 http://www.yourstephenvilletx.com/news/local/article_01e35c44-6dab-11e2-a2e9-0019bb2963f4.html

 

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Kyle was well-known both in his field and by the media, earning the nickname of “the devil of Ramadi” by insurgents, and “America’s deadliest sniper” at home.

You may remember the time he punched former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura in the face.

Kyle served four tours of duty in Iraq and had 160 kills as a Navy SEAL, NBC DFW reports.

http://patdollard.com/2013/02/navy-seal-who-punched-jesse-ventura-author-of-the-book-american-sniper-killed/

 

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Reporting on the shootings, the Stephenville Empire-Tribune said Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant would not discuss the victims. But the newspaper said that a source working at Rough Creek Lodge, which has a gun range at which the newspaper reported the slayings occurred, confirmed that one of the victims was Kyle.

WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported that Kyle was shot point-blank while helping another soldier who is recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome.

The suspect was believed to be highly trained with military experience. The shooting location is 53 miles southwest of Fort Worth, according to WFAA.

Kyle grew up in Texas and spent much of his time riding horses and participating on the school rodeo team. His life quickly changed when he decided to go into the military and became a Navy SEAL. He deployed four times to Iraq. Kyle held the record for number of kills by an American sniper. The Pentagon has confirmed more than 150 of his kills. The previous record was 109. For his service, Kyle was awarded two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with Valor.

“When I grew up, I only had two dreams,” he told The News in January 2012. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20120104-record-breaking-navy-sniper-living-in-dallas-area-recalls-iraq-tours.ece

“One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses. I went to college and was working at a ranch up there. Sun up, sun down, I was in a saddle. By the time I was 24, I decided it was time to go into the military and try it out. It wasn’t exactly the SEALs I was looking for at the time. I just wanted to go into the military and be the best.”

Kyle said he wrote his book because, “I wanted to be able to let people know about the sacrifices that not only people in the service make, but what their families go through. I knew this would give me a voice so I could speak about the guys I know who were killed. I wanted to get their story out and I wanted to raise awareness for veterans.”

“It is so hard becoming a civilian. When you are in the military, everything you do is for the greater good. And as a civilian, everything you do is for your own good. When you’re in the military, you are facing life and death every day. And then you come home and hear people who are unhappy about the little things. And you think, are you kidding me? Two weeks ago, I was shot. And this is your problem. …They train us how to become warriors, but then they don’t teach us and train us how to become businessmen.”

 http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/02/lancaster-police-arrest-man-in-connection-with-double-slaying-in-erath-county.html/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vancouver stabbing attack suspect facing 12 charges after randomly stabbing 7 people

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The suspect arrested in the stabbing of seven people at a Vancouver apartment building Thursday night has been charged with 12 counts of assault.

 

The suspect has been identified by police as Jerome Bonneric, 33, of Vancouver. He has been charged with:

Four counts of aggravated assault.Four counts of assault with a weapon.Three counts of common assault.One count of assaulting a peace officer.

Bonneric was arrested inside the building a short time after the stabbings. Police say they believe he was visiting a friend in the building at the time of the attacks. He was not previously known to police.

Investigators are trying to determine what prompted the attacks and are investigating whether he has any history of mental health issues. Police said there doesn't appear to be any connections between him and the victims.

Worked in wholesale bakery

CBC News has learned Bonneric worked at a wholesale bakery in Port Coquitlam, B.C., from April 2011 until December 2012.

Before April 2010 he lived in Paris, France and worked in real estate. He has a bachelor's degree in business law and a master's in real estate from two different French schools.

Bonneric worked at a wholesale bakery in Port Coquitlam from April 2011 until December 2012.(Facebook)

As of Friday evening, two victims remained in hospital, one in stable condition and the other in very serious condition.

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While they have gun control laws in Canada that prevent people from owning guns to protect and defend themselves, like in the UK, Canada has it's share of violence with knives. None of these people were able to defend themselves as this nutcase went on a stabbing spree. Some say it's better he had  knife than a gun, but wouldn't it be better if someone had a gun to defend themself rather than getting stabbed, along with seven others??

 

They are lucky he didn't have a gun, as he could have bought one on the black market or stolen one from somewhere. However, knives are brutal as well and he was able to stab quite a few people for no apparent reason. 

 

What's interesting to see is that police are investigating his mental health rather than blaming the weapon itself. In the US they blame the weapon and want to impose excessive gun control laws rather than investigate the mental health issue first.

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Do I understand correctly, you are arguing the US want to blame the gun and disregard the potential mental health issues? I found the opposite to be true after the Newtown killings.
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How could you find the opposite true?? Obama and his administration immediately started pushing for more gun control laws rather than mental health screening @mentalhealthcop
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UPDATE: Law enforcement in Texas are still searching for two masked gunmen who killed DA investigating Aryan Brotherhood

UPDATE: Law enforcement in Texas are still searching for two masked gunmen who killed DA investigating Aryan Brotherhood | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it

Update at 5:04 p.m. from Ray Leszcynski: Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh, County Sheriff David Byrnes and District Attorney Mike McLelland took a break from their own press conference to look in to media reports that an arrest had been made in Dallas.

“There has not been an arrest made yet on this offense,” Aulbaugh said upon reconvening. “Our D.A. has been on a phone call to the Dallas DA’s office.”

 

 

McClellan said that apparently Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins was doing an interview and inadvertently referenced that there had been an arrest made in the shooting of Mark Hasse.

 

“He made a mistake during that interview,” McLellan said.

The Kaufman County DA’s office will remain closed Friday, according to County Judge Bruce Bell. But other county offices will reopen, including the courthouse and other downtown properties and the county library that was closed Thursday on the outskirts of town.

 

“The plans are to open so that we’re back to operating as normal as soon as possible,” Byrnes said.

 

For the foreseeable future, however, uniformed personnel will work the parking lot a block east of the courthouse during times when employees are typically coming to or leaving from work.

McLelland said that walk would be different.

 

“But we’ll still make the walk. We’ll show up for work and send bad guys out of Kaufman County every chance we get.

“We’re in the process of running down many leads right now,” Byrnes said. They have several leads but declined to discuss them at this point.

 

Kaufman County Crime Stoppers and a local business have combined to offer $20,000 for information leading an arrest and conviction in the case. 1-877-TIPSKCC (1-877-847-7522).

 

Several people who heard shots or were nearby have been interviewed and those interviews are being pieced together, officials said.

 

It was confirmed that much of the parking lot is visible from a camera across the street on the roof of the county tax office, but it was also confirmed that the video had been reviewed and was of little help in the investigation.

 

Byrnes and Aulbaugh confirmed that the crime had the look of a “hit,” that Hasse was specifically targeted.

 

“But we can’t definitely say that it was a hit,” or that Hasse was targeted, Aulbaugh said. “We’re pursuing all possibilities.”

McLelland confirmed that his department had worked Aryan Brotherhood cases in the last two years but said each of the 13 attorneys in his office has 380-390 cases at a time, that as far he knew Hasse was not currently working an Aryan Brotherhood case and that it was too early to narrow the focus. Aulbaugh also said at this time there is no indication any prison gang was involved.

 

Hasse was said to be armed, typically, but it was unknown whether he was carrying a gun on Thursday when he was assaulted on the walk to the office after he’d parked his vehicle.

“It’s apparent he was not expecting to have anything happen,” Byrnes said. “He was on his way to his office.”

 

McLelland said Hasse, 57, left no wife or children. He did just bought [sic]a house in Kaufman County and had started working on it.

 

The shooting reportedly occurred in a parking lot behind a county building where many prosecutors and judges park. The courthouse is just a short distance away, said Eric Smenner, a Kaufman defense attorney.

 

“My secretary heard the gunshots,” Smenner said.

He said she told him that she then saw a silver Taurus fleeing down the street. Other media reported that the two suspects were in all black, and one may have been wearing a tactical vest.

Veteran defense lawyer Eric Smenner, whose office is near the courthouse, said his immediate reaction was that Hasse was likely targeted.

 

“I felt it very certainly had to be work-related,” he said. “I can’t imagine the guy has any enemies that would cause that to happen on a personal level.”

 

Smenner added that Hasse parked in the same area every day, “so if somebody was out to get him all they’d have to do is watch him a little bit.”

Mark Hasse was chief of the Dallas County district attorney’s organized-crime section from 1985 until 1988 and a former president of the Dallas chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

In 1995, he was seriously injured while flying the lead plane in “Freedom Flight America,” a cross-country convoy of hundreds of planes commemorating the end of World War II. He was flying at AT-6 Texan, a World War II-era training aircraft.

 

He suffered a skull fracture when the plane crashed while landing in Luray, Va. The plane overshot the 3,000-foot runway at Luray Caverns Airport and hit a road embankment, according to authorities.”

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According to Fox:Police in TX are still trying to find 2 masked shooters who shot a prosecutor who prosecuted drug dealers&was investigating the Aryan Brotherhood.

 

I wonder who was behind the hit on this DA in Texas. He had been investigating members of the Aryan Brotherhood, but also was prosecuter against several drug cases that might be connected to the gunmen. 

 

It definitely sounds like a targeted hit and not just a random drive by shooting, especially since the gunmen wore masks and tactical gear. They also must have known the DA was known for carrying a gun on him and that might have been why they wore tactical gear to protect themselves. However, Mark Hasse, the victim was ambushed while walking to work after exiting his car.

 

Hopefully they catch whoever is responsible soon and they are charged to the full extent of the law. It sounds like Mark Hasse was an upstanding citizen and successful prosecutor. Sad to hear when the good guys get taken out. 

 

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Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center said the shooting would have dire consequences if it was connected to the Aryan Brotherhood. 

"If this really was an assassination by the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, we are about to see a war begin," Potok told the Daily News on Thursday.

The Aryan Brotherhood in Texas has the reputation of being the most violent faction within the group, he added. 

The Brotherhood was originally formed by San Quentin State Prison inmates in 1964 when authorities began to desegregate prisons. There are now more than 15,000 members around the country.

 

It is the largest - and most violent - prison gang, according to Potok. While only a 0.1% of inmates are in the Aryan Brotherhood, 18% of all prison murders are committed by the white supremacist group. To enter the gang, one usually is required to kill someone. And the only way to leave the gang is generally by death. Authorities plan to investigate whether Hasse's possible probe of the hate group has anything to do with his death, according to the Morning News. 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/texas-prosecutor-killed-shot-times-courthouse-article-1.1252117#ixzz2Jhqeu8o0

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Update:Suspect Holding 5yro 'Ethan' Hostage Identity Confirmed as 65yro Jimmy Lee Dykes[Photo]

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MIDLAND CITY, AL (WSFA) -

In one of the first developments since the Midland City child hostage situation began on Tuesday, a photo of the suspect has been released, and the school bus in which the driver was fatally shot and from which a 5-year-old child was abducted has been moved.

 

Local and national attention continues to focus on the child hostage standoff in the small, southeastern Alabama town of Midland City where authorities continue with efforts to bring the 5-year-old and his captor, the suspected killer of the boy's bus driver, out of an underground bunker.

 

News conferences to update the status of the situation have been few, brief, and thin on details. Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson held just two briefings Thursday, one at 6 a.m. and the other at 9:30 p.m. at which he could only reiterate that negotiations, taking place via a PVC pipe connected to the buried bunker, were ongoing, and the little boy is believed to be relatively unharmed.

 

Authorities are saying little out of an abundance of caution in an effort not to damage their operation. But citizens of Midland City, where approximately 2,300 people call home, are growing anxious. The situation hasn't changed in more than 50 hours.

 

CHILD HOSTAGE

Very little information is being release, or published, about the child at the center of this conflict. Many in the community identify him only as "Ethan". His mother calls him "Love Bug", according to State Senator Harri Anne Smith in a Thursday morning interview on NBC's Today Show. Smith said the boy's family is "holding on by a thread".

The child, who turns 6 next week, is said to have a medical condition for which authorities have been able to provide medication. He's also been given the crayons and coloring book he requested Wednesday. 

There's been no connection made between the suspect and the child. and it's believed the boy was chosen at random. No known hostage demands have been made.

SUSPECT - JIMMY LEE DYKES

Neighbors described Dykes as being "anti-government" and "a long time concern" and some expressed no surprise that he could be involved in a situation like the current one with law enforcement.

While one neighbor says Dykes is responsible for the beating death of their dog, and he's accused of gunning down the bus driver, Kelly Miller believes he has no desire to hurt the child. She believes he has some sort of message he wants to get out, though she admits she doesn't know what that message might be.

If he is trying to communicate with the outside world, Dykes may continue to do so from subterranean levels for the foreseeable future. He's been said to have previously spent more than a week in the homemade bunker without coming out.

Thought to be a "survivalist" or "Doomsday prepper", if Dykes planned the situation he's currently in, his bunker could be stocked with food and other items that could extend his ability to stay below ground long term. He's thought to have electricity, television, and possibly a heat source. It's not known what kind of weaponry he may have stocked.

Dykes is said to be a Vietnam veteran who may suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

He now appears on the radar of the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC. The Montgomery-based SPLC tracks hate groups and underground organizations and says Dykes came to their attention after Tuesday's events because of anti-American beliefs they say he's shown.

SPLC's Mark Potok said of Dykes' past that he was described as "very much standoffish and very much a loner". Dykes was virtually unknown to anyone outside his small town, until now. Potok said it wasn't clear if Dykes is connected to any anti-government group or radical group. "We just don't know," he said.

Officials can't, or won't, confirm if Dykes' hostage situation is connected to his alleged anti-American beliefs.

 

 

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Please continue to pray for the safe return of little Ethan. His 6th birthday is next week. May his family have him home safely for his birthday. What a great gift that would be for him and his family! 

 

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Midland City Mayor Virgil Skipper said he has visited the boy's parents. "He's crying for his parents," Skipper said. "They are holding up good. They are praying and asking all of us to pray with them." Lawmaker Steve Clouse said the boy's mother told him her child has Asperger's syndrome, an autism-like disorder, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

 

Police have been delivering medication to him through the pipe, he said. James Arrington, police chief of the neighboring town of Pinckard, said the captor has been sleeping and told negotiators that he has spent long periods in the shelter before. Arrington confirmed that Dykes held anti-government views, as described by multiple neighbors: "He's against the government -- starting with Obama on down." "He doesn't like law enforcement or the government telling him what to do," the police chief said. "He's just a loner." No motive has been discussed by investigators, but the police chief said the FBI had evidence suggesting it could be considered a hate crime.


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Cops: Armed officer at Atlanta school disarmed shooter--Imagine that!!

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Student opened fire at his middle school, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away

 

(AP) ATLANTA - A student opened fire at his middle school Thursday afternoon, wounding a 14-year-old in the neck before an armed officer working at the school was able to get the gun away, police said.

 

 

Multiple shots were fired in the courtyard of Price Middle School just south of downtown about 1:50 p.m. and the one boy was hit, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said. In the aftermath, a teacher received minor cuts, he said.

 

The wounded boy was taken "alert, conscious and breathing" to Grady Memorial Hospital, said police spokesman Carlos Campos. Grady Heath System Spokeswoman Denise Simpson said the teen had been discharged from the hospital Thursday night. Campos said charges against the shooter were pending.

 

Police swarmed the school of about 400 students after reports of the shooting while a crowd of anxious parents gathered in the streets, awaiting word on their children. Students were kept at the locked-down school for more than two hours before being dismissed.

 

Investigators believe the shooting was not random and that something occurred between the two students that may have led to it.

 

Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis said the school does have metal detectors.

 

"The obvious question is how did this get past a metal detector?" Davis asked about the gun. "That's something we do not know yet."

 

The armed resource officer who took the gun away was off-duty and at the school, but police didn't release details on him or whether he is regularly at Price. Since 20 children and six adults were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December, calls for armed officers in every school have resonated across the country.

 

 

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So good guys with guns at schools do help prevent mass shootings and in this case disarmed the shooter from shooting anyone else. 

 

This student is lucky the off-duty resource officer was there or he could have been shot several times, along with others in the area.  This proves armed resource officers are needed in our schools or armed law enforcement. Since teachers can't be everywhere, I'd recommened armed officers at entrances of every building, as well as allowing teachers who want to carry a concealed weapon to get training for disarming/shooting an active shooter should they enter the classroom.

 

If schools and the Obama administration would have listened to NRA CEO's recommendation last month there would have been at least three less school shootings recently. These shootings are happening at schools where perpetrators know there is not anyone to retaliate and in this case we don't know if this armed security officer is regularly at the school or not, but thankfully he was there when he was.

 

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Staten Island woman threatens to shoot up school because alarm wouldn’t shut off 

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A Staten Island woman threatened to “acquire a rifle and start shooting” at her neighborhood school because the building’s alarm went off early in the morning, cops said.

 

Renata Angioli, 50, left the menacing phone message Friday at Public School 58 in New Springville, leaving her address and griping about the school’s faulty security system.

“Your alarm has been going off. One of these days I am going to acquire a rifle and start shooting at the school and maybe (you) will shut the damn thing off,” Angioli said, according to court papers.

Alarmed by the threat, made just seven weeks after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in Newtown, Conn., school officials immediately called police.

Angioli was arrested the same day.



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Speaking of idiots...you don't make a threat like this unless you want to be arrested...especially in a liberal looney world that suspends kids from school for playing imaginary cops&robber games or bringing toy guns to school.

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Funeral for gun range shooting victim Chad Littlefield[Photo] set for Friday at Midlothian church

Funeral for gun range shooting victim Chad Littlefield[Photo] set for Friday at Midlothian church | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it

The funeral of Chad Littlefield, who was shot and killed along with Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle at a gun range Saturday, will be held at First Baptist Church of Midlothian on Friday at 2 p.m., church officials confirmed.

Littlefield, who was Kyle’s neighbor and workout buddy, is survived by his wife and daughter. His viewing will be at Midlothian Funeral Home on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Funeral arrangements for Kyle, who is survived by his wife and two children, have not been set.

In the meantime, Glenn Beck’s Charity, Mercury One, raised record donations for Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield’s families. FITCO Cares totaled more $118, 890. The top anonymous donor sent in $5,000.

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Update: #Breaking #tcot #SOT #RIP Chris Kyle memorial scheduled for Cowboys Stadium Feb. 11 http://sco.lt/8Xeun3

 

 Texas folks: Memorial service for Chris Kyle will be held Monday, 11Feb, 1:00 PM at Cowboy Stadium.— 
Jessica Seale (@JessaNaomi) February 06, 2013

 

Great to see so many are coming forward and offering their support and prayers for the families of Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. It is still hard to believe such healthy, fit and expert marksman were shot and killed by such a deranged person. 

 

I'm glad they caught Eddie Routh, but wish he would have been kept in the mental hospital last month. If he was properly treated and hospitalized, these two great American men would still be with us today. The mental health system and our legal system have failed and the result is allowing another mentally ill person access to guns and the freedom to kill innocent victims. 

 

In CA, there is currently a backlog of over 40,000 cases of weapons in the hands of the mentally ill and criminals.

According to FoxNews.com, staff shortages and funding cuts in recent years have left a backlog of nearly 20,000 people to disarm, says Stephen Lindley, chief of the Bureau of Firearms for the state Department of Justice. 

 

According to the state DOJ, that's nearly 40,000 handguns and assault weapons currently in circulation that shouldn't be. 

As Capitol Hill begins to debate a raft of anti-gun violence measures -- ranging from gun control bills to proposals to improve screening and the mental health system -- California officials are trying to take matters into their own hands. 

Read more: 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/05/california-faces-backlog-40000-weapons-in-hands-felons-mentally-ill/?test=latestnews

 

 

 

 

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Breaking: Obama proposes delay in sequester - Hot Air

Breaking: Obama proposes delay in sequester - Hot Air | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
The Weekly Standard (blog)
Breaking: Obama proposes delay in sequester
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Breaking: Obama proposes delay in sequester. posted at 10:41 am on February 5, 2013 by Ed Morrissey. Well, well, well.
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This is a good thing...but for how long?? I think Congress needs to act and pass a budget for the military if Obama and the DEM Senate are incapable of balancing a budget and passing a budget.

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#Breaking:Ala. hostage situation ends, child safe, kidnapper dead--after an explosion heard

#Breaking:Ala. hostage situation ends, child safe, kidnapper dead--after an explosion heard | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Suspect Jimmy Dykes is a decorated Vietnam-era veteran described as a loner who neighbors said is estranged from his family

 

CBS radio affiliate WSB says reporters heard what may have been a concussion grenade before ambulance and fire vehicles went to and from Dykes' property about 4p.m. Eastern Time Monday.

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Thank God the little boy is safe. A press conference is pending....but this is what CBS has reported via the AP.

 

See more updates: 

Updated:Pray for 5yro 'Ethan' Being Held Hostage in AL By a 'Crazy Man' Who Killed School Bus Driver

http://littlebytesnews.blogspot.com/2013/02/pray-for-5yro-being-held-hostage-in-al.html

 

Update: Press Conference:

FBI agents entered the bunker after negotiations deteriorated and they saw Dykes holding a gun, putting Ethan in imminent danger. Dykes was killed and the child was safely recovered. Ethan has been taken to the hospital to determine his physical condition and will be reunited with his family. 

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Craft Statement Press Release February 3, 2013:Remembering Elite SEAL Chief Chris Kyle

Craft Statement Press Release February 3, 2013:Remembering Elite SEAL Chief Chris Kyle | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Craft International was founded by Chief Chris Kyle- author of The New York Times number one bestselling book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

For immediate release

February 3, 2013

Contact: Steven Young

                 (214) 550-6962

 

Dallas, Texas – Chief Chris Kyle (USN) and his trusted friend, Chad Littlefield, were tragically killed on Saturday, February 2, 2013, by a troubled veteran whom they were trying to help. Chief Kyle lived by a personal motto that "it is our duty to serve those,who serve us," and he and Littlefield died honoring this creed. Above all else, Chief Kyle was a unique individual and an amazingly loving father, husband, son, brother, friend and devout Christian who had a profound effect on the lives of those he touched.

Chief Kyle was publicly known for being the President of Craft International LLC and the author of the best-selling book, American Sniper. Chief Kyle, a former Navy SEAL, served four Combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. After retiring from the Navy, Chief Kyle founded Craft International LLC, a military and law enforcement training company, and was involved in numerous charities, including co-founding FITCO Cares Foundation, and other charitable events benefiting wounded and disabled servicemen and women returning from combat.

"Chris was a true American hero having devoted his adult life to serving his country in combat as a member of the U.S. Navy SEALs and in training our military and law enforcement personnel after leaving the Navy. Chris was also an extremely devoted family man – a wonderful husband and loving father. He gave so much of his time to charitable causes that assisted military personnel and their families and died while trying to help a struggling service member. We are all saddened by his tragic death. America lost one of its finest sons and a true patriot. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kyle family" said Steven Young, Craft's CEO.

Mr. Young requests that the media respect the privacy of the Kyle family and friends while they grieve the loss of Chief Kyle. Details of the memorial service and funeral will be released at a later time.

Respectfully
Craft International

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Kyle leaves behind his wife and two kids. Please keep them in  your thoughts and prayers.

 

To donate to the family a fund is being set up through http://americasmightywarriors.org  founded by Gold Star Mother, Debbie Lee, the mother of fallen SEAL Marc Alan Lee the first SEAL to lose his life in Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2006.

 

Learn more about Chris Kyle here:

More:

Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Murdered in Texas--25yro Former Iraq Vet&Marine In Custody  http://sco.lt/9JWKsT

 

Conspiracy?Chris Kyle The Third High Profile Firearms Business Owner Killed in Past Month, Along With Up To 33 Other SEALs The Past Four Years http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012/p/3995898448/conspiracy-chris-kyle-the-third-high-profile-firearms-business-owner-killed-in-past-month-along-with-30-seals-the-past-four-years-pat-dollard ;

 

Photo:Eddie Routh was captured in Lancaster in connection with two fatal shootings-One which killed Elite Navy SEAL Chris Kyle http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012/p/3995872993/photo-eddie-routh-was-captured-in-lancaster-in-connection-with-two-fatal-shootings-one-which-killed-elite-navy-seal-chris-kyle

 

 

 

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Chris Kyle on gun violence, gun control, veteran life and SHOT Show 2013

Published on Jan 20, 2013

http://www.guns.com/2013/02/03/chris-kyle-one-of-his-last-interviews/ - Guns.com interviews the most lethal sniper in the U.S. military history Chris Kyle at SHOT Show 2013. Kyle is a former Navy SEAL, best selling author and now TV show host, and is the president of a combat and tactical training company called Craft International. For more information check out http://www.guns.com

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So sad and tragic we lost such a great American hero and advocate for our Constitution. Heard today they found their bodies three hours after they were shot....why did it take so long before someone found them?? I also read a headline that said they were shot in his truck and then the suspect took off in it and drove back to his house where he was apprehended. Seems odd to me...hope it wasn't planned out....I'm not big on conspiracy theories but there are some who already think something doesn't sound right.

 

According to friends Routh suffered PTSD and fled to his sisters house where an automatic handgun was found at his home. 

 

I don't understand the concept of taking someone who suffers from PTSD to a shooting range, especially if they are as fragile/ready to crack as this guy was?? 

 

Update 2/3/2013:

Update at 9:30 p.m. by Dallas News Sarah Mervosh: 

Police say Eddie Ray Routh, the 25-year-old suspect in the murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, was tasered after becoming aggressive with jailers around dinnertime Sunday.

After eating dinner, Routh refused to return his food tray to jailers. He became aggressive and tried to attack them when they tried to get it back from him, said Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant.

Jailers tasered Routh and placed him in a restraining chair in his solitary cell. He is on suicide watch, Bryant said.

Bryant also said there have been death threats made against Routh since news of his alleged actions spread.

 

Reuters-According to a posting on a website run by members of the Special Operations Forces community, Kyle had been volunteering his time to help Marine Corps veterans suffering from PTSD and mentoring them.

"Part of this process involved taking these veterans to the range," said the posting on SOFREP.com.

WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth reported that the two men had taken Routh to the shooting range for the day to help him deal with his PTSD.

http://news.yahoo.com/author-american-sniper-chris-kyle-shot-death-reports-060103082.html

 

Police: Veteran, 25, used semi-automatic handgun to kill former Navy SEAL and 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle and his friend - @AP 

.http://t.co/tl3Mf5wA

 

Reuters-Capt. Jason Upshaw with the Erath County Sheriff's Office said Routh used a semi-automatic handgun, which authorities later found at his home. Upshaw declined to give any more details about the type of gun used.

Routh has not made any comments indicating what his motive may have been, Upshaw said. Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Routh was unemployed and "may have been suffering from some type of mental illness from being in the military himself," but he didn't know if Routh was on any medication.

"I don't know that we'll ever know. He's the only one that knows that," Upshaw said.

The U.S. military confirmed Sunday that Routh was a corporal in the Marines from June 2006 to January 2010. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007 and Haiti in 2010. His current duty status is listed as reserve.

Bryant said the trio went to the shooting range around 3:15 p.m. Saturday. Someone else came across the bodies of Kyle and Littlefield around 5 p.m. and called 911.

Upshaw said autopsies were still pending and he could not say how many times the men were shot or where on their bodies they were hit.

After the shootings, Routh left the shooting range in Kyle's black pickup truck, Bryant said, first going to his sister's home in Midlothian, where he told her and her husband what he had done. The couple called local police.

Routh arrived at his home in Lancaster, about 17 miles southeast of Dallas, at about 8 p.m. Police arrested him after a brief pursuit and took him to the Lancaster Police Department.

Travis Cox, the director of a nonprofit Kyle helped found, told the Associated Press on Sunday that Kyle and Littlefield had taken Routh to the range. Littlefield was Kyle's neighbor and "workout buddy," Cox said.

"What I know is Chris and a gentleman — great guy, I knew him well, Chad Littlefield — took a veteran out shooting who was struggling with PTSD to try to assist him, try to help him, try to, you know, give him a helping hand and he turned the gun on both of them, killing them," Cox said.

A knock on the door at Routh's last known address went unanswered Sunday. A for-sale sign was in front of the small, wood-framed home.

Kyle's nonprofit, FITCO Cares, provides at-home fitness equipment for emotionally and physically wounded veterans.

"Chris was literally the type of guy if you were a veteran and needed help he'd help you," Cox said. "And from my understanding that's what happened here. I don't know how he came in contact with this gentleman, but I do know that it was not through the foundation."

Cox described Littlefield as a gentle, kind-hearted man who often called or emailed him with ideas for events or fundraisers to help veterans.

"It was just two great guys with Chad and Chris trying to help out a veteran in need and making time out of their day to help him. And to give him a hand. And unfortunately this thing happened," Cox said.

Lt. Cmdr. Rorke Denver, who served with Kyle on SEAL Team 3 in Iraq in 2006, called Kyle a champion of the modern battlefield.

"Everybody was aware in 2006 that something special or something unique with his skill set was developing and starting to grow and then it just carried on until he hung up his guns, at least in an active military capacity, and moved on," Denver said. His book, "Damn Few," about training SEALs, will be released this month.

Denver wasn't surprised that Kyle apparently used a shooting range to help someone with PTSD.

"For us, for warriors, that's a skill set that has become very familiar, very comfortable for us," said Denver, a lieutenant commander in a reserve SEAL team. "So I actually see it as kind of a perfect use of Chris' unique skill set and expertise of which he has very few peers."

http://news.yahoo.com/man-charged-fatal-shooting-ex-seal-author-150201265.html

 

DallasNews.com Update at 2:18 p.m.: Officials say that Eddie Ray Routh, the suspect in the double murder of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, fled the crime scene in Kyle’s Ford pickup truck.

At a press conference on Sunday afternoon, Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said that Routh recounted how investigators believe the tragedy unfolded at a gun range. The three men arrived to Rough Creek Lodge and Resort around 3:15 pm. Kyle and Littlefield were found dead around 5 p.m.

Police were contacted by Routh’s sister and brother-in-law after Routh told them what he had done. When they arrived to Routh’s home in Lancaster to arrest him and saw Kyle’s pickup truck at the home, Routh tried to flee in the pickup. The brief pursuit ended in an arrest near Interstate 35 and Camp Wisdom Road around 8:34 p.m.

Routh is currently unemployed, Bryant said. He could not confirm whether Routh was on medication or was diagnosed with PTSD.

Routh’s mother, who is a teacher, may have contacted Kyle to “help her son,” Bryant said at the press conference. “We have an idea that that’s why they were at the range, for some kind of therapy that Mr. Kyle assists people with.”

Routh, 25, was arrested on two counts of murder and one count of capital murder, according to Lonny Haschel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Routh, a former Marine and Iraqi War veteran, is believed to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome. Investigators say that he shot Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield at point-blank range around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Routh tried to flee police in his Ford pickup truck, but was arrested near his home in Lancaster after a brief pursuit, Haschel said.

The Stephenville Empire-Tribune is reporting that Routh is being held on a $3 million bond. According to their report, Routh was at the gun range to practice with Kyle and Littlefield when he turned the gun on them.

Officials have identified the second victim of a fatal shooting at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Erath County, which killed former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

Chad Littlefield, 35, of Midlothian was identified as the other victim on early Sunday morning. Kyle, 38, and Littlefield were at the gun range on Saturday afternoon for charity event on behalf of Kyle’s Dallas-based security firm Craft International, when they were shot and killed.

Kyle was dedicated to helping veterans, especially those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He helped found FITCO Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization that provided in-home fitness equipment to veterans with PTSD.

“Our foundation, FITCO Cares, this country and most importantly, his wife Taya and their children, lost a dedicated father and husband, a lifelong patriot and an American hero,” Travis Cox, director of the non-profit, wrote in a statement released on Sunday morning.

“Chris died doing what he filled his heart with passion – serving soldiers struggling with the fight to overcome PTSD,” the statement reads. “His service, life and premature death will never be in vain.”

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/02/officials-identify-other-victim-of-shooting-that-killed-sniper-chris-kyle.html/

 

Bio of Chris Kyle:

Chief Chris Kyle (USN, honorably discharged in 2009) is one of the top snipers in the history of the American armed forces. From 1999 to 2009, he recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Iraqi insurgents feared Chief Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. His extensive combat experience includes sniping, close-quarters battle, reconnaissance, long-range desert patrols, personal security and the training for foreign allies. In addition to working and training with the elite Navy SEALs, Chief Kyle has also served with units from the Army, Marine Corps and other government agencies.

 

SEAL Team 3 Chief Chris Kyle served four combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps commendation. Additionally, he received the Grateful Nation Award, given by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Following his combat deployments, he became chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams, and he authored the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, the first Navy SEAL sniper manual.

Chief Kyle is author of The New York Times number one bestselling book "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History."

Chris Kyle had the dream of forming Craft upon completion of his last enlistment so that he could continue to serve this great nation by helping those headed into harm's way. When he founded Craft, he pulled together a remarkable team who share in his vision to provide the best training to those who need it the most.

source: http://www.thecraft.com/AboutUs.html

 

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Via MFS-The Other News:

The Star Telegram reports "witnesses told sheriff's investigators that the gunman opened fire on the two men around 3:30 p.m., then fled in a pickup truck belonging to one of the victims. The sheriff's department didn't get a call until around 6 p.m.Hmmmm?
The motive of the shooting remained unclear, Bryant said. "Not a clue; absolutely no idea.""
WFAA/Channel 8 quoted unnamed sources as saying that Kyle of Midlothian and a neighbor had taken Routh on an outing to help him deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

http://www.mfs-theothernews.com/2013/02/top-navy-seal-sniper-killed-on-gun.html

Routh turned on the men and shot them in the back, the report added.

The sheriff said he could not confirm how the victims were shot.

In January 2012, the Cleburne Times-Review reported that Routh of Lancaster was arrested in Johnson county on a DWI charge. Public records showed Routh previously lived in Camp LeJeune, N.C., site of a major Marine base.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/02/4595767/top-navy-seal-sniper-killed-on.html#storylink=cpy ;

 

Video:Chris Kyle calls VP Biden comments on Taliban treasonous:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-zDLecFAIhg

Biden said the Taliban is not our enemy and Chris Kyle says it sounds like treason when Americans are being killed by the Taliban.

 

Under the Obama administration at least 31 active duty SEALS have been killed in combat and Chris Kyle is the first veteran SEAL killed in the US by a member of the US Marines. In addition, Chris Kyle is the third high profile firearms business owner killed suddenly and mysteriously over the past month since the Obama administration began it's war on our 2nd Amendment rights. [image] http://ht.ly/hnDfj  RIP to three high profile firearms business owners,mysteriously killed in past month.... http://sco.lt/7fRI1p ;

 

 

The following is a list of United States Navy UDT/SEALs who have laid down their lives since Sen Barack Obama became Pres :
RIP To America's Bravest Heroes:


Rank, Name, Date of Death, KIA or KIT, Location.

SO1 Nicolas D. Checque, 12/8/2012, KIA, Afghanistan.
SO1 Kevin R. Ebbert, 11/24/2012, KIA, Afghanistan.
SO2 Matthew G. Kantor, KIA, 11/1/2012, Afghanistan.

KIA 8/16/2012, Helicopter Crash, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

SO1 Patrick D. Feeks.
SO2 David J. Warsen.

SO1 Caleb A. Nelson, 10/1/2011, KIA, Afghanistan.

KIA 8/6/2011, CH-47 Downed by Enemy Fire, Afghanistan:

LCDR Jonas B. Kelsall.
SOCM Louis J. Langlais.
SOCS Thomas A. Ratzlaff.
SOCS Heath M. Robinson.
SOC Brian R. Bill.
SOC Christopher G. Campbell.
SOC John W. Faas.
SOC Kevin A. Houston.
SOC Matthew D. Mason.
SOC Stephen M. Mills.
SOC Robert J. Reeves.
SOC Jason R. Workman.
SO1 Darrik C. Benson.
SO1 Jon T. Tumilson.
SOC Aaron C. Vaughn.
SO1 Jesse D. Pittman.
SO2 Nicholas P. Spehar.

KIA 9/21/2010, Blackhawk Crash, Afghanistan:

LT Brendan J. Looney.
SO2 Adam O. Smith.
SO3 Denis C. Miranda.

SOC Collin T. Thomas, 8/18/2010, KIA, Afghanistan.

SOC Adam L. Brown, 3/17/2010, KIA, Afghanistan.

SO2 Ronald T. Woodle, 2/16/2010, KIT, Key West, FL.

SO2 Ryan Job, 9/24/2009, died in surgery to repair combat wounds received in Iraq on 8/2/2006.

SOC Eric F. Shellenberger, 5/7/2009, KIT, Keyport, WA.

https://www.facebook.com/FallenUSNavySEALs/info

 

To show the intolerance and hate of the liberals in our country who enjoy the freedoms these men died for, liberals on the social network Twitter are celebrating the murder of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

 

According to the Examiner: 

While many in the country mourned his loss, Twitchy reported Sunday that a number of anti-gun liberals on Twittermocked and celebrated his murder.

"I am absolutely against guns being used for any reason, but in the matter of Chris Kyle, I'd have to say it was poetic justice," one person wrote.

"All u hypocrites can miss me with the Chris Kyle American Sniper sympathy bulls**t, I call his death karma. Feel for his family not him," said another user on Twitter.

"Chris Kyle was killed at a gun how ironic lol live by the gun die by the gun now I really believe he had it coming to him," said"Patricia."

"[O]h the irony! lol," added "GrantT."

A number of Twitter users called his murder "karma," while many, like "GrantT," apparently thought Kyle's murder was something to laugh about.

http://www.examiner.com/article/liberals-on-twitter-celebrate-murder-of-navy-seal-chris-kyle

 

Photo:Eddie Routh was captured in Lancaster in connection with two fatal shootings-One which killed Elite Navy SEAL Chris Kyle http://sco.lt/7Kl6Ab

 

Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Murdered in Texas--25yro Former Iraq Vet&Marine In Custody  http://sco.lt/9JWKsT

 

Related:

Obama Attacks America’s Militaryhttp://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-attacks-americas-military/

 

 

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8,000 crimes by people on bail--Time to End Bail For Violent Criminals???

8,000 crimes by people on bail--Time to End Bail For Violent Criminals??? | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Nearly 8,000 crimes were committed in Wales last year by defendants remanded on bail, BBC Wales learns.
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I'd say it's time to end bail for violent criminals. Let them prove their innocence in court, until then keep them in jail.

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North Korea Meeting Hints At Nuclear Test

North Korea Meeting Hints At Nuclear Test | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
The country's leader, Kim Jong-Un, holds a meeting with the military signalling a nuclear test could happen soon.
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I guess he's not getting enough attention so has to stir up some trouble again....

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W.H. Releases Photo of Obama Shooting a Gun--Better Photoshop Than The Previous Release

W.H. Releases Photo of Obama Shooting a Gun--Better Photoshop Than The Previous Release | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
This morning, the White House released a photo of President Obama shooting a gun:



'President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza),' the caption reads.

 

"This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House."

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What a joke, this is a little better photoshop then the first one, but it sill looks odd to me. The arms don't look right and I don't recall Obama having a little potbelly??

 

Here is the initial official picture that was put out by "New Republic' earlier in the week:

LOL>>Desperation! New Republic posts fake picture of Obama skeet-shooting http://sco.lt/5DQu9Z

 

Which they quickly deleted after people called it out for being an obvious photoshop. At least this one is a little better photoshop or staged picture than the previous one. 

 

See Updates:

Obama Skeet Shooting Fraud Proven

http://patdollard.com/2013/02/obama-skeet-shooting-fraud-proven/

 

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Twitter says hackers compromise 250K accounts--passwords reset&emails sent to those affected

Twitter says hackers compromise 250K accounts--passwords reset&emails sent to those affected | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
In the latest online attack, Twitter says hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.

 

(AP) - Twitter confirmed Friday that it had become the latest victim in a number of high-profile cyber-attacks against media companies, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.

The social media giant said in a blog posting that earlier this week it detected attempts to gain access to its user data. It shut down one attack moments after it was detected.

But it discovered that the attackers may have stolen user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords belonging to 250,000 users. Twitter reset the pilfered passwords and sent emails advising affected users.

The online attack comes on the heels of recent hacks into the computer systems of U.S. media and technology companies, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Both American newspapers reported this week that their computer systems had been infiltrated by China-based hackers, likely to monitor media coverage the Chinese government deems important.

China has been accused of mounting a widespread, aggressive cyber-spying campaign for several years, trying to steal classified information and corporate secrets and to intimidate critics. The Chinese foreign ministry could not be reached for comment Saturday, but the Chinese government has said those accusations are baseless and that China itself is a victim of cyber-attacks.

"Chinese law forbids hacking and any other actions that damage Internet security," the Chinese Defense Ministry recently said. "The Chinese military has never supported any hacking activities."

Although Bob Lord, Twitter's director of information security said in the blog that the attack "was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident."

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Twitter reset the pilfered passwords and sent emails advising affected users. 

Thankfully I do not appear to be one of those affected, but you never know these days. It is advised you change your password every few weeks or months if you can. It sounds like they've been busy hacking mainstream media websites and accounts than individual/private users. 

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Police hunt for Indiana murderer after accidental release in Chicago

Police hunt for Indiana murderer after accidental release in Chicago | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Police are hunting for a convicted murderer after he was mistakenly released from custody in Chicago, where he was sent to face a drug charge while serving a 60-year prison sentence in Indiana.

 

Authorities in Illinois and Indiana searched Friday for a convicted murderer who was mistakenly released after a Chicago court appearance, as questions swirled about what caused the mix-up and why he was brought from his Indiana prison cell in the first place.

 

Steven L. Robbins, 44, was serving a 60-year sentence for murder in Indiana and was brought to Chicago this week in a separate case involving drug and armed violence charges -- a case that a prosecutor revealed Friday had actually been dismissed in 2007.

 

After appearing before a Cook County Circuit Court judge, Robbins was taken to the Cook County Jail on Chicago's South Side and was released hours later, instead of being sent back to Indiana to continue his murder sentence. The public was not alerted that he was on the loose for about 24 hours.

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez on Friday raised the possibility that though the charges in Illinois were dismissed, a clerical error might have kept law enforcement authorities from seeing that the arrest warrant had been quashed. Robbins had written several letters to the court demanding to face trial, she said.

 

"The Cook County Sherriff's Police, despite the fact that the assistant state's attorney told them that they didn't have to bring him back, they thought it would be better if they did bring him back to get this all cleared up because the guy keeps writing letters demanding trial," Alvarez told reporters.

 

Once in Chicago, Robbins appeared Wednesday before a judge who made it clear on the record that he no longer had any pending case in Illinois and still had time to serve in Indiana, Alvarez said.

 

As far as his release, the Cook County Sheriff's Office suggested that also might have involved a clerical error. Spokesman Frank Bilecki said that when Robbins was taken back to Cook County Jail, there was no paperwork in his file indicating that he should be held, raising the possibility that it was misplaced.

But the Indiana Department of Corrections says it submitted paperwork telling Illinois officials that Robbins was supposed to be returned to Indiana.

 

"It's quite clear that all of the paperwork from IDOC was in order, so that they would have known that he was supposed to be returned to us," spokesman Douglas Garrison said.

Federal and local law enforcement officers searching for Robbins were knocking on doors in Illinois and Indiana on Friday, including those of his friends and relatives, Bilecki said. The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to his apprehension.

Robbins, a Gary, Ind., native, was serving a sentence for murder and weapons convictions out of Marion County in Indiana.


In a more recent embarrassment for law enforcement officials in Chicago, two convicted bank robbers escaped from a high-rise federal lockup in December by climbing down the side of the building on a rope made of bed sheets and jumping into a cab. Authorities recaptured both men, one of whom remained on the run for about two weeks. Officials have yet to provide a public explanation of the jailbreak.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/01/police-hunt-for-indiana-murderer-after-mistaken-release-in-chicago/#ixzz2JhItmSIZ

littlebytesnews's insight:

Looks like Chicago's jail system works as well as their gun control system. Now they let a murderer free who serving a 60yr prison sentence. This isn't the first time they have let a killer go...

 

In 2009, Jonathan Cooper, who was serving a 30-year manslaughter sentence in Mississippi, was brought to Chicago to face charges that he failed to register as a sex offender.

Prosecutors dropped the charges because, as an inmate, he could not comply with the Sex Offender Registration Act.

A clerk reportedly failed to include the Mississippi sentence information in Cooper's file, and jail staff released him.

Cooper turned himself in several days later.

 

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