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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:26 PM

El Paso 'on edge' after armed Trump supporter detained for lurking outside migrant community center

An armed supporter of President Donald Trump and Republican Senator Ted Cruz was detained by police Wednesday outside a migrant community center in El Paso, according to Dallas News.

He was spotted lurking outside the Casa Carmelita shelter. “He was sitting in his truck wearing blue latex gloves, and brandishing a knife. Police recovered a loaded gun, ammo, and a bag of white powder from his person,” Casa Carmelita wrote in a Facebook post.

In a statement on Facebook, Casa Carmelita blasted El Paso for releasing the man without charges.

“Police stated that the gunman has rights, that they cannot search his truck, and that they have no cause to arrest him. An eyewitness saw him brandishing a gun and attempting to enter our building, women were fleeing down the street, warning neighbors as they ran away. We watched officers removing clips of ammo from his person,” the shelter wrote.

“One officer acknowledged that if they had not arrived when they did, Thomas was likely to have committed acts which would be ‘a different situation’. They released him shortly after, on our block. The number one demographic of mass shooters are young white males.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/el-paso-on-edge-after-armed-trump-supporter-detained-for-lurking-outside-migrant-community-center/

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/immigration/2019/08/08/trump-supporter-briefly-detained-el-paso-after-reportedly-carrying-gun-knife

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Reply El Paso 'on edge' after armed Trump supporter detained for lurking outside migrant community center (Original post)
octoberlib Aug 2019 OP
SHRED Aug 2019 #1
enough Aug 2019 #4
Baitball Blogger Aug 2019 #11
Eliot Rosewater Aug 2019 #2
murielm99 Aug 2019 #3
malaise Aug 2019 #5
tblue37 Aug 2019 #6
trueblue2007 Aug 2019 #7
lunasun Aug 2019 #8
rockfordfile Aug 2019 #9
octoberlib Aug 2019 #10
stillcool Aug 2019 #12
Grasswire2 Aug 2019 #13

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:29 PM

1. White privilege

 

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:33 PM

4. 100%. NT

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:56 PM

11. Yup.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:30 PM

2. Cruz, Rump, Hannity, Pence, McConnell, this gunman, want us ALL DEAD

yet we dont understand or believe that yet

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:33 PM

3. Oh, for shit's sake!

Haven't they been through enough?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:34 PM

5. WTF?

“He was sitting in his truck wearing blue latex gloves, and brandishing a knife. Police recovered a loaded gun, ammo, and a bag of white powder from his person,”

O would they have arrested him if he had slaughtered 22 more people?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:35 PM

6. Of we had reasonable gun laws, they could have a archer his truck and held

him.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:37 PM

7. dam stupid cops. LOCK UP THE CRIMINAL!!!!!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:38 PM

8. They released him shortly after, on our block.

Police stated that the gunman has rights, that they cannot search his truck, and that they have no cause to arrest him.
An eyewitness saw him brandishing a gun and attempting to enter our building
Will he be back ? Or go somewhere else

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:41 PM

9. I would think that they are keeping a eye on him

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:50 PM

10. I would hope so. I still don't understand why they weren't able to search his truck when

he had all that crap on him.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 06:12 PM

12. wonder what the white powder was?

sounds like it's hard to get in trouble in Texas if you're white. If he was black,...well you know.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 06:12 PM

13. SMH

insanity

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