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July 17, 2016

2016 shooting of Baton Rouge police officers

2016 shooting of Baton Rouge police officers

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

On Sunday, two Baton Rouge Police Department officers and one East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy were shot to death at approximately 8:30 a.m., local time. At least three other police officers were injured and hospitalized. Police said the perpetrator, Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri was shot dead at the scene and later two other suspects were arrested.

Perpetrators[]

Gavin Eugene Long (July 17, 1987 – July 17, 2016) was a black man from Kansas City, Missouri. He committed the shooting on his 29th birthday.[1] Social media posts indicated that Long was an active member of the New Freedom Group, an anti-government group.[2] Though he was said to have acted alone in the shooting, police arrested and questioned two other people in Addis, Louisiana as part of the investigation.[3][4][5]

Long was a former member of the United States Marine Corps who was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.[1] In 2012, he was on the Dean’s List at the University of Alabama.[6]

Background[]

Baton Rouge was experiencing ongoing protests following the officer-involved killing of Alton Sterling, a Baton Rouge resident, less than two weeks before on July 5. Within the last week, four suspects, including a twelve-year-old boy, were arrested in connection with an alleged plot to kill Baton Rouge police officers, following a pawn shop burglary in which firearms and ammunition were stolen.

Details[]

Police received a call of a suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle. When officers arrived at the scene, gunfire erupted at around 8:30 a.m. A witness told television station WBRZ-TV that one of the shooters, a man dressed in black with his face covered, was shooting indiscriminately when he walked out between the B-Quick Convenience Store and Benny’s Car Wash in Baton Rouge across from Hammond Air Plaza. As of 11:46 a.m. CST, The Advocate, a Louisiana newspaper, confirmed that three officers were dead and three others were wounded. Kip Holden, the Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish, said the suspect was shot as well.

Reactions[]

President Barack Obama condemned the shooting in a statement and added, “These are attacks on public servants, on the rule of law, and on civilized society, and they have to stop.”[7]

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement after the shooting, saying, “This is an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing.”

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March 9, 2016

Coy Wayne Wesbrook Information is incorrect

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Coy Wayne Wesbrook Information is incorrect

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Coy Wayne Wesbrook was convicted in Texas for murdering 3 people with a .30-.06 hunting rifle. During his crime he shot 5 people 3 men and 2 women, one of the women lived. Since the days of his conviction the data has been skewed by inaccurate reporting. The original police report stated that 5 were shot with a 30/06 caliber hunting rifle. Misreading or typographical errors have followed fact finders to the end. Wesbrook is set for execution March 9 2016 after 6:00 pm.

Wikipedia has stopped me from editing/correcting the Coy Wayne Wesbrook entries and rather than serve as a fact based reference point has continued to perpetuate the errors. The need for accuracy will pass as the reference won’t be researched as often after the execution is carried out. Hopefully in the future Wikipedia will partner with editors and NOT allow someone to remove editorial permissions just to keep spreading the same inaccuracy. Joebrown1958 (talk) 22:55, 9 March 2016 (UTC)



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January 26, 2016

Reactions to Bacha Khan University attack

Reactions to Bacha Khan University attack

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

On the morning of 20 January 2016, several gunmen opened fire at Bacha Khan University (Urdu: جامعہ باچاخان ‎) in an attack in Charsadda, Pakistan. It is located in the Charsadda District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At least 22[1][2] people were killed and over 20 others were wounded.

It was second attack after APS attack in December 2014 on the educational institute by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. It gain widespread media both national and international attention.

Reactions[]

Local Reactions[]

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was in Zurich to attend the World Economic Forum, said: “I’m deeply grieved over the attack, and we are determined and resolved in our commitment to wipe out the menace of terrorism from our homeland.”[1] Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif reached Charsadda to boost the morale of the security personnel and took part in the operation.[1] A three-day mourning has been announced in the province by the Khyber Pakhtonkhwa government due to the attack.[2] Pakistan observed National day of mourning and vigil on following Thursday.[3]

Speaking from the university, former health minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said: “This is a frontline province. We are fighting Pakistan’s war in this province… The backs of terrorists have been broken and they are breathing their last. This stunt is an attempt to breathe life into their cause.”[1]

Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak urged the federal government to take up the matter of terrorism with Afghan government and also send the Afghan refugees back to their country to improve law and order[4] whom Pakistan have been hosting since 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.[5]



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