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Old 08-25-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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I'm sure some people thought, "Oh, how scary" and some "I wonder if the shooter was working at that post office."

Me, my first thought was to wonder if it was an illegal gun. A few minutes later, my second thought was to wonder if the by-standers were shot by cops.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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My first thought:

Yet another child was shot in a ghetto neighborhood last night. What about that.

It is actually a bigger problem. Random people have gone crazy over something since the dawn of time. Whereas the violence in these neighborhoods is part of a pattern and lifestyle.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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honestly--since 9/11, not far from the run of the mill crime story
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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The first thing I thought was that some crazy that lost their job went nuts. Really.

The second thing I thought was that I was not going to watch the news because every channel would be repeating the same thing over and over again and interviewing people saying "I heard gun shots. It was scary" over and over and over again.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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i remember in 1977 when a helicopter blade fell off on the Pan Am Building and fell to the street, that was something i had to watch, but this for some reason i didn't see as urgent
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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Actually my wife left for a 9:30AM job interview that day which was literally 3 blocks from the shooting. At the time she left the house she would've arrived in the area shortly after 9AM. My first thoughts were basically "OMG, what if she stopped for a bagel or something and was one of the 8 shot?", "No couldn't be." Then I called her and no one picked up and I was like "OMG what if something happened?", "No maybe her phone is off since she's at her interview." Basically repeated heart attacks for 45 minutes until she called me. Turns out she got the job and she had no idea about the shooting until I told her. Needless to say I was a little too exhausted to be excited for her, but I got over it and took her out later.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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My first thought:

"Here we GO again!"
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:16 AM
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The first thing I thought was that some crazy that lost their job went nuts. Really.
I too thought it was someone crazy who probably lost their job being that the whole incident happened in a major business district at the start of the business day.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Rego Park, Queens
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Thought it was pretty scary when I read about it online around 7:30pm on Friday night. I was supposed to be around that area at 9am, but decided to take the morning off. Now I feel glad I did.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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I'm sure some people thought, "Oh, how scary" and some "I wonder if the shooter was working at that post office."

Me, my first thought was to wonder if it was an illegal gun. A few minutes later, my second thought was to wonder if the by-standers were shot by cops.
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