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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mass Shooting at Auburn U Apts.: 3 Dead (2 Ex-Footballers), 2 Wounded, So Far; Men Argued with Turquorius Vines’ (Late) Friend, Who Smashed Bottle

Over Their Heads; They Started Shooting; It’s a Black Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand
 

Mourners walk out of University Heights apartment complex at the scene of an overnight shooting, Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Auburn, Ala. Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson said authorities responded during the night to a report of multiple gunshot victims at the apartment complex, but he released no immediate information early Sunday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
 

By Nicholas Stix

Keep the following in mind.

1. This was an Auburn University shooting—two out of three of the dead are rumored to have been former Auburn football players, and the apartments were in the University Heights section. However, because the shooting did not occur on campus, none of the dead or wounded will appear in the university’s “Clery Act” statistics.

2. This was a black thing. The shooter was surely black, as were most if not all of the people shot. Circa 1990, an article I read on the Prop. 48 debate quoted an NCAA official as saying that the organization saw providing athletic scholarships to black athletes as a part of affirmative action.

Turquorius Vines, 23, said he was at the pool party Saturday evening at the University Heights apartments with one of his friends. He said he and his friend were approached by two other men who started arguing with them over a woman.

Vines said he punched one of the men, while his friend hit both of the men over the head with a bottle. Either one or both of the two men then started shooting, he said. He said his friend was shot and killed, while two others also were hit by gunfire. Vines said he had never before seen the men who he had been arguing with.

"It's like I lost a lung," Vines said of his friend. "I don't know how I'm going to survive this."

It’s perfectly “normal” for a couple of black men (S2) to walk up to two black strangers (S1), for S2 to start arguing with S1 about a woman, for one of S1 to smash a bottle over S2’s heads, and for S2 then to start shooting everyone in sight.

Meanwhile, we’ll hear the usual litany about “senseless violence.” It’s not senseless at all, Stupid, but not senseless. And if it’s “senseless,” how come whites aren’t allowed to criticize it?

“Senseless” means, “You’re not permitted to use reason to break the incident down into its elements, in order to understand and criticize how it developed.”

It is the robotic reaction to these black crimes that is senseless.

If thugs who are intellectually and morally unfit for academic life had never been admitted to Auburn, this mass shooting would never have happened.

If black women did not name their manchildren “Turquorius,” “S—tavious,” et al., and raise them to act accordingly, they wouldn’t be murderous thugs, in the first place.

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UPDATE: Three people are confirmed dead and 2 more wounded.

Shooting at Auburn apt. complex leaves three people dead
June 10, 2012 2:11 a.m. EDT; updated: 12:35 p.m. EDT
By Brittany Dionne
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

News Leader 9 has confirmed three people have died in a shooting in Auburn. The shooting took place at the University Heights apartment complex late Saturday night.

Two additional victims have been seriously injured and have been taken to an area hospital. We understand police are seeking a shooter.

News Leader 9 spoke with Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson who says he is asking for prayers from the Auburn family.

The Lee County Coroner's Office has confirmed three are dead and two have been injured in a shooting at the apartment complex off Longleaf Drive.

Auburn police told News Leader 9 they will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. eastern/1 p.m. central time Sunday.

Chief Dawson and several other officers are still on the scene. News Leader 9 has a news crew working the story and will have further updates as we get them.

[N.S.: Earlier but fuller story follows below.]

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Several reportedly shot near Ala.'s Auburn U.
By Johnny Clark
Associated Press/June 10, 2012
Boston Globe

AUBURN, Ala.—Several people were shot at an apartment complex near Auburn University when a fight broke out during a pool party, authorities and a witness said Sunday.

Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson told the Opelika-Auburn News that police were called Saturday night. He did not say who was shot or discuss their conditions.

An Auburn University spokesman declined to confirm local reports that former or current players were among the victims. Late Sunday morning, coroner's officials also refused to say if anyone had died.

Turquorius Vines, 23, said he was at the pool party Saturday evening at the University Heights apartments with one of his friends. He said he and his friend were approached by two other men who started arguing with them over a woman.

Vines said he punched one of the men, while his friend hit both of the men over the head with a bottle. Either one or both of the two men then started shooting, he said. He said his friend was shot and killed, while two others also were hit by gunfire. Vines said he had never before seen the men who he had been arguing with.

"It's like I lost a lung," Vines said of his friend. "I don't know how I'm going to survive this."

Several emergency vehicles had converged overnight around the University Heights apartment complex where reports indicated a number of students who attend Auburn University typically reside. The building was swathed in yellow police tape.

It appeared that the shooting happened in an archway near the apartment complex information center, near the edge of the parking lot. Five uniformed officers guarded the area, which was sealed off with crime scene tape, and a handful of crime scene investigators were at work.

After daybreak Sunday, several uniformed officers stood near a disaster relief trailer parked at the building's entrance, which appeared to be a sort of command center. Some bystanders milled about, looking on at the scene.

An Auburn police dispatcher contacted by The Associated Press said early Sunday she had no immediate information. Police did not immediately return repeated telephone messages seeking comment.

Auburn University campus police said they had no information and referred calls to city police.

Vasha Hunt, a photographer with the Opelika-Auburn News, was at the apartment complex hours earlier and told the AP by telephone before dawn that authorities had set up a white tent there where there was a lot of activity. He said police kept a number of bystanders back for hours away from the scene.

Hunt said at least some of those who initially gathered outside appeared to be residents waiting for permission to enter their apartments.
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Associated Press writers Bob Johnson and John Zenor contributed to this report.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You see complaints about the victims in heavily publicized crimes being "dead white girls." Well, a murder with a black victim (or victims) usually has a scenario similar to the one detailed above.

A week or so ago, a black on black killing came out of an argument over Kool-Aid.

In a black on black rape-murder, the female victim is often a hooker or a druggie who got in the killer's car hoping for a fix.

David In TN

David In TN said...

I just sent you the denouement of this case. One Desmonte Leonard was found guilty of triple murder in 2015 and the appeal was denied a few months ago.

Leonard was sentenced to "life without parole." The usual suspects might seize on this as "if the victims were white it would have been a death sentence." Well, the scenario made it second degree not first.

Most black on black murders break down like this. They don't meet the requirements for the death penalty.