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Old 11-08-2018, 06:07 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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TO is the epitome of "white flight" planned suburban communities. That might be the only issue for a Latino heritage, but its a very safe community in general. Pretty "sleepy" though, without much entertainment nearby, its almost an hour drive to most parts of LA.
Just sometimes mass shootings happen in safe communities.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:24 AM
 
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Default 12 Dead After Shooting in Thousand Oaks Dance Bar

Sadly these shooting are becoming too common!

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/cal...ntl/index.html
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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This is horrible. I've been there - not in a few years, but still... Is there no safe public place anymore? (And don't get me started on "thoughts and prayers"!)
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs
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Just sometimes mass shootings happen in safe communities.
Live updates: 12 killed in Thousand Oaks bar shooting; gunman is also dead
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:22 AM
 
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My sincere condolences to family and friends of the victims. It never ceases to amaze me that in spite of the sheer terror they must have felt it was the instinct of many to help others escape. They should have never been in the position in the first place but they undoubtedly saved many from injury or death.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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[mod note] Please folks. This is not the thread to discuss national gun control or other partisan political topics. There are active/current threads elsewhere on C-D where those topics are being discussed. [/mod note]

It saddens me greatly to awake to this news. I used to live in T.O., (Wildwood area), and have close ties to Pepperdine. It is reported that there were some Pepperdine students in attendance. For many years, T.O. and Simi would flip-flop every few years as being the safest cities in the country for their size, (based on F.B.I. statistics). Pray for our society, and bring our soldiers/sailors home, (shooter was an ex-Marine suffering from PTSD.)
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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My heart goes out to the family, friends and the entire community of Thousand Oaks. I was watching the live feed this morning of the procession for Sgt. Ron Helus, who lost his life when trying to protect others.
For as long as it's available (live), anyone can still watch it here:

https://youtu.be/VWw8R0FkhYI
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Just sometimes mass shootings happen in safe communities.
Has nothing to do with being a "safe" community. These random mass killings can happen anywhere at anytime they are not linked to crime stats at all.

Thousand Oaks is a wonderful community - it is heartbreaking to see these all too familiar scenes playing out here as they have in so many other communities across the U.S.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:45 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Has nothing to do with being a "safe" community. These random mass killings can happen anywhere at anytime they are not linked to crime stats at all.
Exactly. The shooter sounded like a very disturbed young man.

After Thousand Oaks shooting, picture emerges of a troubled ex-Marine known to authorities - Los Angeles Times
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: near Fire Station 6
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From the article:

Dean said his department had several encounters with Long, most recently in April when deputies responded to his home for a complaint of disturbing the peace. At the time, they said Long was irate and acting irrationally.
The crisis team called in to evaluate him discussed whether he might have post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, based on his military service. They concluded that he did not present enough of a danger to himself or others to be taken into custody.


IMHO, there should be new laws or Law Enforcement regulations need to be in place regarding this type of encounter.

If he was taken into custody in April, this shooting would not have happened.
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