U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 03-29-2012, 09:25 AM
 
1,399 posts, read 864,849 times
Reputation: 877

Advertisements

Western Psych carnage was nearly 'much worse' - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quote:
John Shick packed into a pair of carrying bags the tools of what he hoped would be carnage at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic -- Molotov cocktails, triage bandages, incendiary materials and homemade explosive triggers. Then, he called a cab.


It was 1:14 p.m. on March 8, about 30 minutes before he walked through the doors of the clinic and shot six people, killing one.


But Yellow Cab called him back three minutes later and told him no driver was available. He would have to ditch his weapons-filled bags in his unit at the Royal York Apartments and make the 20-minute walk to the clinic on foot.


"If he had obtained a cab he would have brought those devices down there," Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said Wednesday, offering the first detailed account of how the rampage began and ended. "It would have been much, much, much worse."
I never thought I would see the day when Pittsburgh's crappy cab service could be considered a good thing. This would obviously qualify though. So I guess the group that's against improved cab service in the city (are there any?) will have some real "ammo" now.

Having horrible cab service in Pittsburgh saves lives!!!
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-29-2012, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
8,503 posts, read 7,750,736 times
Reputation: 4709
Just a tad insensitive, don't you think?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-30-2012, 09:02 PM
 
1,399 posts, read 864,849 times
Reputation: 877
Quote:
Originally Posted by Copanut View Post
Just a tad insensitive, don't you think?
eh, half of the threads on here are pointless arguments so no, not really.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-31-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
8,503 posts, read 7,750,736 times
Reputation: 4709
Pointless, maybe, but not ignorant.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-31-2012, 06:16 PM
 
2,538 posts, read 1,980,549 times
Reputation: 3217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Copanut View Post
Pointless, maybe, but not ignorant.
I don't know. WPXI's led with this story, and basically had the same slant on it.

I really scratch my head at some of the comments regarding this incident. People have been complaining about the lack of medal detectors and how "they would have prevented this tragedy". How? Do these people think that metal detectors somehow prevent weapons from entering the building? Metal detectors are great for stopping someone who is trying to covertly enter a building and keep their weapons undetected, but when you have a lunatic who comes walking in the door, pulls out a gun, and starts shooting the little buzzer going off isn't going to do a whole lot of good. The only change in the outcome is he would have shot the guard at the metal detector first, then moved on.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top