Last week saw violence transpire nationwide that was reported by local news outlets and this website. Well, August is starting off exactly as July 2010 ended:
Here is Fox News on the racially-motivated shooting; here is CNN's story. Of interest, here is USA Today's take.
Nine people are dead in a workplace shooting at a family-owned beer and wine wholesaler, police said.
Sources said Omar S. Thornton, 34, was a driver for Hartford Distributors and was described by a Teamsters Union official as a recent hire and a "disciplinary problem."
"The union was bringing him in to meet with the company to remedy the problem," said John Hollis, a Teamsters official. "He started shooting."
Thornton shot a number of people and then shot himself with a .223 caliber semiautomatic rifle as police approached and is dead, sources said. Two people were shot outside the building and five were shot inside, police sources said.
Hollis declined to describe the nature of the disciplinary problem, and he said he wasn't certain if the meeting had taken place when the shooting started. A law enforcement source said Thornton had been suspected of stealing from the business.
Joanne Hannah, who lives in the Enfield neighborhood where Thornton lived until about a month ago, said her daughter Kristi had dated Thornton for eight years. Thornton, who is black, had complained about being racially harassed at work. Thornton brought his complaints to his superiors, who did nothing about it, she said her daughter told her.
Joanne Hannah said she and her daughter are shocked by the news, and that Thornton seemed to be "the most mellowest, peaceful person," she said.
Hannah said her daughter called Thornton's mother, who told her she spoke with Thornton this morning.
Omar Thornton told his mother he'd shot some people, loved his mother, loved his girlfriend and said he was sorry, Hannah said.
Steve Hollander, a member of the family that founded and owns the company, is one of the wounded, a police source said. He was shot in the neck, the source said.
Thornton was a recent hire at the liquor distributor, and quickly complained about racial discrimination to his ex-girlfriend:
In Black Run America (BRA), if you own a business and hire a Black person as an employee, be advised that any actions on their part that could be grounds for firing or termination of their employment will be viewed as discrimination.
"He's never been violent that I know of," Thornton's ex-girlfriend told CBS affiliate WFSB. "I don't know what happened inside of him."
Multiple workers at the beer distribution center were shot inside the business at about 7 a.m., police said. Police sources said the gunman, whom fellow employees identified as Thornton, was found fatally shot inside the building before 9 a.m., according to CBS affiliate WFSB.
The State Firearms Bureau shows that an Omar Thornton purchased two firearms in January. Hartford Distributors employees said that Thornton had been on the job for about two to three years. John Hollis of the Connecticut Teamsters was with company officials at the scene of the shooting, and said that the gunman had been called in for a disciplinary hearing.
"Something snapped inside his head," Thornton's ex-girlfriend said to WFSB.
Black people operate under different standards when employed, and Black people view any criticism of their job performance as an obvious reference to the perceived negative stereotypes that accompany and follow their race wherever they reside in America. It is of course racist and prejudicial to criticize Black people in their work environment.
Notice how many of the stories being filed by journalists almost always use the alleged "racial discrimination" that Thornton faced at his job - he was about to be fired from - as an excuse to take the moral high ground in the situation:
It’s still unclear why Thornton was being disciplined, though a source told the Hartford Courant that he had been suspected of stealing from the company. Joanne Hannah, a former neighbor of Thornton whose daughter had dated him, also told the Courant that Thornton, who is black, had complained about racial harassment at work and that his superiors had refused to address his complaint.
Job performance for Black people must always be viewed in the context of the historical injustices they have been forced to endure at the hands of the The Man. Thus, why the public sector is the vocational destination for so many Black people who find the job expectations in government less strenuous than the private sector, where profits correlate highly to job performance, work ethic and dependability.
Yes, for anyone who works in government knows, once a Black person is hired in the public sector to work for either the local, state or Federal government, it is virtually impossible to fire them.
In the private sector, the focus is on profitability and answering to shareholders (although the EEOC does lord over employee payrolls).
Thornton's killing spree was all about race.
We have yet to see the pictures of those nine people he murdered, which should provide ample evidence as to their race. God rest their souls.
White Man's Burden is a movie that attempts to show white racism via having Black people display the prejudices and perceived hatred that white people feel for Black people "in real life".
The purported and unsubstantiated "discrimination" endured by Thornton will be used by some to downplay what transpired in Connecticut. Indeed, it already has.
We live in a world where Disingenuous White Liberals are working to create and construct similar conditions as depicted in the White Man's Burden film.