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(CBC)   Calgary police chief calls 5-homicide stabbing spree "worst mass murder in city's history." Or as it's known in Detroit, "Tuesday morning"   (cbc.ca) divider line 65
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2014-04-15 04:16:04 PM  
The oil must have run out or somebody didn't like the draft pick...
 
2014-04-15 04:19:36 PM  
Is the chief wrong? I don't think he is.

Why is this asinine  subby, it's a fact.
 
2014-04-15 04:28:14 PM  
Scary tag hiding in the Saddledome eh?
 
2014-04-15 04:37:14 PM  

Rev.K: Is the chief wrong? I don't think he is.

Why is this asinine  subby, it's a fact.


This. Subby is a farking idiot.
 
2014-04-15 04:37:20 PM  
Who cares how many people get killed or injured as long as they're killed by a knife instead of a gun, amirite?!
 
2014-04-15 04:38:29 PM  
It has to be 7 in order to qualify as a massacre by Chicago standards.
 
2014-04-15 04:38:50 PM  
Don't blame the knife.
 
2014-04-15 04:40:46 PM  
Is he 5 for 5? Those are pretty good stats. The lid last week was 0 for 22, just a lot of wounded people.

On a more serious note, is the 'Asinine' tag for subby or the killer?
 
2014-04-15 04:43:27 PM  

Mikey1969: On a more serious note, is the 'Asinine' tag for subby or the killer?


whynotboth.jpg

/like Calgary
//had one of the best cheeseburgers of my life at Buchanan's
 
2014-04-15 04:44:25 PM  
"It's pretty shocking, it just goes to show it can happen anywhere."

Take off, eh.
 
2014-04-15 04:45:30 PM  

Mikey1969: Is he 5 for 5? Those are pretty good stats. The lid last week was 0 for 22, just a lot of wounded people.

On a more serious note, is the 'Asinine' tag for subby or the killer?


It wasn't completely clear. My take was that he was 5 for 7 ... but the girl on the lawn might have been the female fatality making it 5 out of 6.

What also isn't clear was if he was selective in his targeting or whether he stabbed anyone who got close? Did anyone try to stop him or did they just get clear?

I am assuming there were a lot of witnesses but there is surprisingly little detail.
 
2014-04-15 04:45:59 PM  
Killeen, TX says hello
 
2014-04-15 04:47:04 PM  
Yeah, I don't get the asinine tag at all. Sad would have been more appropriate.
 
2014-04-15 04:47:25 PM  
WTF? Up until last week I didn't know that people were still doing mass stabbings. I thought we graduated to mass shootings decades ago...
 
2014-04-15 04:48:38 PM  
Why is this asinine, subtard?
 
2014-04-15 04:51:17 PM  
That many murders is pretty asinine...
 
2014-04-15 04:54:28 PM  

Farking Canuck: Mikey1969: Is he 5 for 5? Those are pretty good stats. The lid last week was 0 for 22, just a lot of wounded people.

On a more serious note, is the 'Asinine' tag for subby or the killer?

It wasn't completely clear. My take was that he was 5 for 7 ... but the girl on the lawn might have been the female fatality making it 5 out of 6.

What also isn't clear was if he was selective in his targeting or whether he stabbed anyone who got close? Did anyone try to stop him or did they just get clear?

I am assuming there were a lot of witnesses but there is surprisingly little detail.


I was wondering if the 5 people just happened to be the only ones in the house at the time, and the rest were outside. Neighbor said there were a bunch of people out back...
 
2014-04-15 04:55:09 PM  

Weatherkiss: Who cares how many people get killed or injured as long as they're killed by a knife instead of a gun, amirite?!


4 posts!

/drink
 
2014-04-15 04:55:13 PM  
In Chicago, this would be a slow week end.
 
2014-04-15 04:55:17 PM  
Hey, world. Stop identifying these random assholes in the news. That is what they want.
Stop it. Just call them what they are: random assholes. "Some random asshole is in custody today after stabbing a bunch of people. Tune in tomorrow when we announce the random asshole's trial date and proposed sentencing date"
And that is all you should hear. Got the random asshole off the street. Safe now.
Edward Murrow building? Some random asshole. He's dead now.
Boston Marathon bombing? Some random assholes. One's dead, and one's soon to be.
Those world trade centers? Bunch of random assholes. They are all dead. Safe now.
Anyone afraid of random assholes? No. they are everywhere. Can we not train people to deal with random assholes?
Hey! There's a random asshole up on the roof. He's shooting at people. Let's get him!
Hey! Look, some random asshole is trying to shoot up the bank. Let's get him!.
Fark random assholes. Stop being afraid of them.
Train yoursleves to deal with them.
They aren't "terrorists" - they are just random assholes and go out and stomp them into farking puddles, people.
 
2014-04-15 04:55:52 PM  
Five really the high count in Calgary, according to this article written by someone who had the same question as the rest of us. The author must be from the USA.

You probably can't find more than five people in one place in Calgary.
 
2014-04-15 04:56:28 PM  
I thought I saw an 'amusing' tag for this story so I was thinking "ok, this really pathetic long-running 'let's make jokes marginalizing Canada because of their really small (in comparison) population and super cold weather' is getting goddamn old if you're laughing at them for having 'small' killing sprees".

But then I realized it was an 'asinine' tag, and now I don't know what to believe anymore so I'm just going to eat an entire brick of cheese and listen to Echo and the Bunnymen.
 
2014-04-15 04:57:14 PM  

wildcardjack: Five really the high count in Calgary, according to this article written by someone who had the same question as the rest of us. The author must be from the USA.

You probably can't find more than five people in one place in Calgary.


I'll take that bet.
 
2014-04-15 04:57:42 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: WTF? Up until last week I didn't know that people were still doing mass stabbings. I thought we graduated to mass shootings decades ago...


I blame those damned hipsters and their whole retro movement. Hurry up and stab someone before it gets popular.
 
2014-04-15 04:59:09 PM  
FINALLY, somebody acknowledges that Detroit is the place with the high murder rate, not Chicago.
 
2014-04-15 04:59:43 PM  

wildcardjack: You probably can't find more than five people in one place in Calgary.


I've been to windslow arizona, and there aren't 7 women there.
 
Bf+
2014-04-15 05:03:06 PM  
"None of the victims, nor the suspect, have any past history with police, said Hanson. "

"The man suspected of fatally stabbing five people in their 20s at a northwest Calgary house party is the son of a veteran police officer, according to the chief of police. "

[facepalm.jaypeg.gif]
 
2014-04-15 05:04:17 PM  

vudukungfu: wildcardjack: You probably can't find more than five people in one place in Calgary.

I've been to windslow arizona, and there aren't 7 women there.


I was standing on a corner there once, and I saw girl, my Lord, in a flat bed Ford, slowing down to take a look at me.
 
2014-04-15 05:08:24 PM  
Teddy Pendergrass cooler than Freddie Jackson sippin' a milkshake in a snowstorm
 
2014-04-15 05:12:58 PM  
*stab* Sorry!
*stab* Sorry!
*stab* Sorry!
*stab* Sorry!
*stab* Sorry!

/take off, eh
 
2014-04-15 05:13:18 PM  

Farking Canuck: I am assuming there were a lot of witnesses but there is surprisingly little detail.


In cases like this even if there's video it takes time for a real picture to emerge, they have to interview any surviving witnesses, collect and analyze the evidence, etc...

Bodies are easy to count.  Figuring out what happened and why can be hard.

I'm willing to bet that the kid was on some form of psychotropic drug such as anti-depressants like most  spree killers in the last decade.
 
2014-04-15 05:16:21 PM  
A lot of my friends from university used to live there and I was a visitor dozens of times.

I feel bad for the neighbours because it was almost definitely the same people still.

The layout of the house and what that implies before the details start to emerge is what's seriously bothering me. And the Megadeth thing.

Creepy Canada Crimes (tm)
 
2014-04-15 05:18:38 PM  

wildcardjack: Five really the high count in Calgary, according to this article written by someone who had the same question as the rest of us. The author must be from the USA.

You probably can't find more than five people in one place in Calgary.


There was more than five of us at Cowboys the last time i went to 25 cent beer night in Calgary.
 
2014-04-15 05:25:19 PM  

Firethorn: In cases like this even if there's video it takes time for a real picture to emerge, they have to interview any surviving witnesses, collect and analyze the evidence, etc...


Sure but the news hounds usually corner a witness or two within the first 24 hours.

I'm sure everything will come out sooner or later.
 
2014-04-15 05:28:14 PM  

Firethorn: Farking Canuck: I am assuming there were a lot of witnesses but there is surprisingly little detail.

In cases like this even if there's video it takes time for a real picture to emerge, they have to interview any surviving witnesses, collect and analyze the evidence, etc...

Bodies are easy to count.  Figuring out what happened and why can be hard.

I'm willing to bet that the kid was on some form of psychotropic drug such as anti-depressants like most  spree killers in the last decade.


Citation?
You have piqued my interest.
 
2014-04-15 05:32:42 PM  
Liberals assured me last week that the survival rate of knife attacks was 99%
 
2014-04-15 05:33:11 PM  
I don't know how often mass stabbings happen, but I'm quite surprised that someone would actually be able to pull this off without being subdued (being a short-range weapon and all).
 
2014-04-15 05:33:33 PM  

MyRandomName: Liberals assured me last week that the survival rate of knife attacks was 99%


Link?
 
2014-04-15 05:34:54 PM  
This proves socialized healthcare kills more than private healthcare. Canada could save only one or two due to their substandard care. America was able to save all of them.

//better?
 
2014-04-15 05:35:53 PM  

rustypouch: MyRandomName: Liberals assured me last week that the survival rate of knife attacks was 99%

Link?


See thread last week on school stabbing. Liberals were claiming all would have died if a gun was used.
 
2014-04-15 05:37:40 PM  
This is pretty terrifying.  I mean, my friends were at parties all along that area; I'd bet at least some of them were at that party at some point in the day.  I'm glad we were all at Cowboys by that point instead of party surfing.  Pretty sobering to think that while I was celebrating BSD, getting drunk, and dancing away the night, some poor kids were getting stabbed while probably trying to do the same.
 
2014-04-15 05:38:09 PM  
Black and white.
 
2014-04-15 05:40:22 PM  

eyemarten: *stab* Sorry!
*stab* Sorry!
*stab* Sorry!
*stab* Sorry!
*stab* Sorry!

/take off, eh


All right...that immediately provoked a Monty Python-ish sight gag in my mind.

/window seat, pls
 
2014-04-15 05:41:02 PM  

MyRandomName: rustypouch: MyRandomName: Liberals assured me last week that the survival rate of knife attacks was 99%

Link?

See thread last week on school stabbing. Liberals were claiming all would have died if a gun was used.


What does that have to do with survival rates of knife attacks?

Also, I'm lazy. You made the claim, you back it up.
 
2014-04-15 05:42:31 PM  
For anyone asking why he wasn't subdued...

It was the last day of classes at the university for the year, known as BSD(Bermuda Shorts Day).  In my day, the drinking started at 6:00am.  By 1:20am we would be lucky to be walking, let alone capable of stopping someone from getting all staby.  Since it sounds like they were all in Uni, I'd suspect that's why they were easy targets.
 
2014-04-15 05:47:03 PM  
To be fair, it was Bermuda Shorts day at the university.  That can drive a person to stab 5 people right there.
 
2014-04-15 06:01:35 PM  
The perp sounds like he had everything going for him; law school. son of a policeman, no major priors, etc. It will be very interesting to find out what made him snap.
 
2014-04-15 06:11:08 PM  

The_Fuzz: For anyone asking why he wasn't subdued...

It was the last day of classes at the university for the year, known as BSD(Bermuda Shorts Day).  In my day, the drinking started at 6:00am.  By 1:20am we would be lucky to be walking, let alone capable of stopping someone from getting all staby.  Since it sounds like they were all in Uni, I'd suspect that's why they were easy targets.


News reports are that people tried to subdue him, but were unsuccessful (My bet being because they were drunk, and he wasn't, as he had just gotten to the party from working at a supermarket)
 
2014-04-15 06:26:55 PM  

Bf+: "None of the victims, nor the suspect, have any past history with police, said Hanson. "

"The man suspected of fatally stabbing five people in their 20s at a northwest Calgary house party is the son of a veteran police officer, according to the chief of police. "

[facepalm.jaypeg.gif]


2/10

Unless you're new to English, it's frankly impossible for me to imagine anyone having any difficulty understanding what he said.

wildcardjack: You probably can't find more than five people in one place in Calgary.


Populationwise or densitywise?

a)  I can forgive your rather outdated knowledge of anything outside your own house, because Texas, but you might be surprised to learn that Calgary passed a population of 5 at some indeterminate time prior to 1884.

b) Good effort, but could have used another sentence or so to get the point across.
 
2014-04-15 08:08:23 PM  
Calgary police chief calls 5-homicide stabbing spree "worst mass murder in city's history." Or as it's known in Detroit, "Tuesday morning"

Or as it's known in Chicago, 7-7:30pm on a Friday night.
 
2014-04-15 08:38:23 PM  
Another lazy Detroit joke.
 
2014-04-15 09:50:59 PM  

TheBystanderEffect: Another lazy Detroit joke.


I love Detroit in it's current misunderstood black sheep status. Keeps the character in and the star buckinization away as much as possible.
 
2014-04-15 10:28:16 PM  
They were all probably guessing how they did that semester, and he took a stab at it.
 
2014-04-15 11:11:01 PM  
5 dead Albertans? That's a good start.

And what do you study in an Alberta "University"? Can you get a degree in Climate Change Denial? Flat Earth Studies? Science is a Tool of Satan 101?
 
2014-04-15 11:33:41 PM  
Oh, I get it, there are black people in Detroit, and Black people are criminals according to racists like subby.  That is great to know.

The Wings are a better team than the stupid flames, get over it.
 
2014-04-16 12:13:11 AM  

krafty420: I don't know how often mass stabbings happen, but I'm quite surprised that someone would actually be able to pull this off without being subdued (being a short-range weapon and all).


Knife fights are the worst. With swords and spears, it's almost impossible to get injured if you're the superior fighter and keep your wits. But with knives? Even the best knife fighters wind up cut to bits in against another guy with a knife. A good was to understand is to look at all the unarmed karate guys disarming knife attackers. Look at how many of them either choose the crazy overhand attack no one ever uses and/or sacrifice their left arm as a one off meat shield to get a hit in on the attacker.
 
2014-04-16 12:24:22 AM  

doglover: Look at how many of them either choose the crazy overhand attack no one ever uses and/or sacrifice their left arm as a one off meat shield to get a hit in on the attacker.


www.jinx.com

What I picture when I hear the term "meat shield".
 
2014-04-16 12:56:29 AM  
Hopefully rents will go down now with 5 more apartments opening up!
 
2014-04-16 01:40:32 AM  

Gaylord Q. Tinkledink: 5 dead Albertans? That's a good start.

And what do you study in an Alberta "University"? Can you get a degree in Climate Change Denial? Flat Earth Studies? Science is a Tool of Satan 101?


Calgary's popular mayor:  A Muslim Harvard-educated university professor.

Toronto's popular mayor:  A fat redneck crackhead.

Checkmate eh?
 
2014-04-16 07:22:37 AM  
Impossible!!!!  No one can ever die from a knife according to all the gun control experts on this site.  He must have shot them all and stabbed them afterwards to fake killing them with a knife.  Everyone knows the Roman legion used AK-47s and the bronze age, dark ages, middle ages, etc...  all guns.  Everyone knows only guns can kill and nothing else was invented to kill people only guns can kill.
 
2014-04-16 08:36:17 AM  

FullMetalPanda: Impossible!!!!  No one can ever die from a knife according to all the gun control experts on this site.  He must have shot them all and stabbed them afterwards to fake killing them with a knife.  Everyone knows the Roman legion used AK-47s and the bronze age, dark ages, middle ages, etc...  all guns.  Everyone knows only guns can kill and nothing else was invented to kill people only guns can kill.


Its a good thing he didn't have a gun, or EVERYONE in that house would have ended up dead.  But keep farking that chicken.
 
2014-04-16 08:38:08 AM  

FullMetalPanda: Impossible!!!!  No one can ever die from a knife according to all the gun control experts on this site.  He must have shot them all and stabbed them afterwards to fake killing them with a knife.  Everyone knows the Roman legion used AK-47s and the bronze age, dark ages, middle ages, etc...  all guns.  Everyone knows only guns can kill and nothing else was invented to kill people only guns can kill.


When you need to support your position with dishonesty shouldn't you re-evaluate it?
 
2014-04-16 09:16:32 AM  

SumoJeb: wildcardjack: Five really the high count in Calgary, according to this article written by someone who had the same question as the rest of us. The author must be from the USA.

You probably can't find more than five people in one place in Calgary.

There was more than five of us at Cowboys the last time i went to 25 cent beer night in Calgary.


When I lived there, most of the population of Calgary seemed to be concentrated either at the Ship & Anchor, or on the C-train when I was trying to get home.

/sadly never made it to Cowboys
//but I had a girfriend I didn't want to lose
 
2014-04-16 11:32:43 AM  
llevrok: In Chicago, this would be a slow week end.

Or a non-holiday weekend in the middle of winter.
 
2014-04-16 11:55:45 AM  

Resident Muslim: Citation?
You have piqued my interest.


One quick source.
Rather biased.
NY Times link that isn't 100% on topic, but antidepressant use is being used a defense.
A Blog that stacks up even more incidents...
Huffington Post on newer drugs causing tendencies towards violence(and the FDA requiring some to list 'suicide' as a potential side effect)

I'm sorry I couldn't find more reputable links, I could have sworn I read an article about in on CNN back in the day; it might no longer be indexed.
 
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