Mass Shootings in the US

How will AirBnB determine if it is a party house or not?

That's Airbnb's problem. If they want to operate a rental agency then they need to find ways of doing so that are within the law, not just ignore laws that they find get in the way of making a profit.

People rent out houses as regular party locations in residential areas. These parties attract scores, sometimes hundreds of people. There's no parking for the party guests, so they just park in places belonging to the local residents. Noise complaints get ignored because Airbnb just claim it isn't their responsibility, while the actual property owner can't be found because it's held through shell companies. Since the property owners or managers aren't on premises when there's a party to keep things in line, the police get called out to deal with rowdy guests who spill out onto the streets and create problems there, and the taxpayers get stuck with the bill while the property managers save on staff salaries.

It's a big problem but Airbnb weep and moan about how unfair it is when they get told to obey the same laws as everyone else.

I've got a great idea for a new "tech" business. I'll call it AirToxicWasteDump. I'll run a "service" where companies can book to dump their barrels of toxic waste at homes in residential neighbourhoods more cheaply than at licensed waste facilities. I'll take a rake off from each transaction, and the property "owners" can hide behind a maze of shell companies so that nobody can find them. When the property fills up and the barrels begin to leak, I can just say "nothing to do with me" and the suckers local taxpayers can get stuck with the clean up bill. It's the future, who wants to invest?
 
Jessie Jackass and Barack Obozo are full of shit. A bit like Flabbot and David Lummox, they rely on the misery and fear of black people for their voter base.

Absolutely - Michelle Obama blames ‘white flight’ and the loss of taxes on Discrimination...the crazy bitch doesn’t understand that black people killing black people on a daily basis, doesn’t make for a great place to live.
 
That's Airbnb's problem. If they want to operate a rental agency then they need to find ways of doing so that are within the law, not just ignore laws that they find get in the way of making a profit.

People rent out houses as regular party locations in residential areas. These parties attract scores, sometimes hundreds of people. There's no parking for the party guests, so they just park in places belonging to the local residents. Noise complaints get ignored because Airbnb just claim it isn't their responsibility, while the actual property owner can't be found because it's held through shell companies. Since the property owners or managers aren't on premises when there's a party to keep things in line, the police get called out to deal with rowdy guests who spill out onto the streets and create problems there, and the taxpayers get stuck with the bill while the property managers save on staff salaries.

It's a big problem but Airbnb weep and moan about how unfair it is when they get told to obey the same laws as everyone else.

I've got a great idea for a new "tech" business. I'll call it AirToxicWasteDump. I'll run a "service" where companies can book to dump their barrels of toxic waste at homes in residential neighbourhoods more cheaply than at licensed waste facilities. I'll take a rake off from each transaction, and the property "owners" can hide behind a maze of shell companies so that nobody can find them. When the property fills up and the barrels begin to leak, I can just say "nothing to do with me" and the suckers local taxpayers can get stuck with the clean up bill. It's the future, who wants to invest?
That's the new "tech" service culture for you...everything from Uber, to AirbnB to Deliveroo etc etc....reap the profits while leave the actual responsibility to the people doing it.

Though, just to be fair, AirBnB saved my ass plenty of times around the world when backpacking, in some spectacular locations and places....where you would've paid 2 to 3 times for a dingy hotel room.

So I am conflicted, but understand the issues.

And Uber changed the way London taxis work. The prices used to be more per mile than a first class flight and you really couldn't get them everywhere. With Uber, open your phone and order one for so much cheaper.
 
Absolutely - Michelle Obama blames ‘white flight’ and the loss of taxes on Discrimination...the crazy bitch doesn’t understand that black people killing black people on a daily basis, doesn’t make for a great place to live.
Those White people were right, smart move
 
15 years Old
Asian
Self inflicted end
Updated. Fortunately only 2 victims killed, though the perp may be about to bring the overall death toll to 3.

'Two students — a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — died in a mass shooting that left four others injured at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Thursday, authorities said. The suspected gunman, a 16-year-old male student at the high school, was among those injured, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference Thursday afternoon. Officials said the suspect shot himself and was in “grave condition,” though they did not specify the hospital where he’s being held. The shooting caused chaos at the high school, located about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, as students scrambled for safety amid the melee, and frantic parents urgently sought to reunite with their children.'

 
Oh, what a pity. At least it's saved further taxpayer involvement.

'A 16-year-old boy suspected of killing two classmates in a school shooting has died in hospital.

'Nathaniel Berhow is said to have shot himself in the head after killing the students, aged 16 and 14, at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. The suspect died this afternoon with his mother next to him after his life support machine was switched off, according to police. The shooter pulled a handgun from his backpack and emptied it in a matter of seconds as the school day began. The gun rampage on Thursday - Berhow's 16th birthday - left two students dead and three more injured.'


 
Another typical weekend. Deadly domestic violence is easier to commit when you're tooled up.

'Five people, including three children, have died after a suspected murder-suicide in San Diego.

'Police made the grisly discovery on Saturday (US time) after responding to reports from neighbours of screaming and shooting in the Paradise Hills neighbourhood of San Diego. Police arrived at the scene and knocked on the door but received no response. When they looked through a window they saw a child covered in blood. They broke through that window and found five people suffering from gunshot wounds. A 31-year-old male, 29-year-old female and three-year-old boy were pronounced dead at the scene. Three other boys aged between five and 11 were transported to hospital for treatment where two other boys died. Family members identified the dead as José Valdivia, 31, and Sabrina Rosario, 29, along with their sons Enzie, 3; Zuriel, 5 and Zeth, 11, according to NBC7. A fourth child, 9-year-old Ezekiel, was in a critical condition in hospital after emergency surgery. Ms Rosario, got a restraining order against the father on Friday.'


 
Oh yes it is!

'At least 10 people were shot and four of them were killed at a football watch party in Fresno, California, Sunday night, police said.

'The victims were attending a family and friends gathering in the backyard of a home when an unknown suspect approached and opened fire, Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley told reporters during a press briefing covered by CNN affiliate KSEE. Officers responded to the home after receiving multiple calls around 8 p.m. Sunday reporting the shooting. First responders received additional calls reporting that multiple people had been shot while they were en route to the scene, according to Fresno Police Deputy Chief Michael Reid. Reid says four men, ages 25-30, are dead after the shooting. One man was transported to Community Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Five additional victims were taken to CRMC with non-life threatening gunshot wounds, Reid said.'


 
Oh yes it is!

'At least 10 people were shot and four of them were killed at a football watch party in Fresno, California, Sunday night, police said.

'The victims were attending a family and friends gathering in the backyard of a home when an unknown suspect approached and opened fire, Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley told reporters during a press briefing covered by CNN affiliate KSEE. Officers responded to the home after receiving multiple calls around 8 p.m. Sunday reporting the shooting. First responders received additional calls reporting that multiple people had been shot while they were en route to the scene, according to Fresno Police Deputy Chief Michael Reid. Reid says four men, ages 25-30, are dead after the shooting. One man was transported to Community Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Five additional victims were taken to CRMC with non-life threatening gunshot wounds, Reid said.'


What makes you think that is a domestic?
 
Walmart again.

'At least three people have been killed at a Walmart in Oklahoma, just three months after a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart in Texas. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a man wearing all black opened fire inside the Walmart in Duncan at 10am local time (3am AEDT). Duncan Police Department have confirmed the gunman is dead.'

 
No casualty figures yet, and hopefully none to come, but this sounds like it probably won't end well.

'Police are responding to an active shooting in New Jersey after multiple reports indicated two gunmen began firing at police and pedestrians in Jersey City. The gunmen pulled up to Martin Luther King Drive in a U-Haul van carrying long guns, according to NJ.com, before walking into a storefront.

'A representative for the City of Jersey confirmed his office had been notified of the active shooter situation when contacted by The Independent. A representative for the local police department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. At least one police officer was injured after two men were reportedly seen shooting from within the grocery store. Local residents posted videos online that showed a Swat team and responding officers rushing to MLK Drive and Bayview Avenue.

'A police radio transmission indicated the police officer was shot inside of the Bayview Cemetery, NJ.com reported. Police were searching for two shooters, one male and one female, according to CBS New York.
Heavily armed officials were seen moving swiftly through rainy street blocks carrying semiautomatic weapons. Schools remained on lockdown throughout the incident on Tuesday afternoon.'



E2A: Perhaps 'suicide by cop'? Sounds like some of the bystanders could have used a good shoeing though!

'Heavy gunfire was exchanged Tuesday for at least an hour in a Jersey City neighborhood.

'SWAT teams responded to the scene, and police have blocked off the major thoroughfare. Loud volleys of gunfire could be heard at regular intervals but subsided around 2 p.m. in the city, which is just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.

'Video shows a line of police officers armed with weapons pointed in several directions walking down the sidewalk. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is responding. Dozens of bystanders pressed against the police barrier to film the action on cellphones, some whooping when gunfire bursts filled the air.

'The area has a Catholic school, a few convenience stories, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist. Phones rang unanswered at several nearby businesses. The Catholic parish, Sacred Heart, has closed, and no one answered at its associated school. Andy Patel works at a liquor store about three blocks away from the site of the shooting site and said there had been consistent gunfire fire about an hour Tuesday afternoon. “I can hear the gunshots. It’s like firecrackers going off. They were shooting like crazy about an hour ago. Then it stopped for like 20 or 30 minutes. The cops were clearing everyone off the streets,” said Patel.'


 
Jersey City -
Apparently shooting began around 12:30PM it is 3:00PM now here on the east coast.
One of the TV stations had live feed and about 20 minutes ago shots could be heard.
A few minutes ago there was video of a small convoy of 3 police SUVs arriving at the hospital where the wounded officer is being cared for.
Officer wounded is in critical condition with a head wound.

For background:
Jersey City is directly across the Hudson river from Manhattan
There are references to the suspects being in a bodega. Bodega is the Spanish word for a small grocery/convenience store.
 
Jersey City -
Apparently shooting began around 12:30PM it is 3:00PM now here on the east coast.
One of the TV stations had live feed and about 20 minutes ago shots could be heard.
A few minutes ago there was video of a small convoy of 3 police SUVs arriving at the hospital where the wounded officer is being cared for.
Officer wounded is in critical condition with a head wound.

For background:
Jersey City is directly across the Hudson river from Manhattan
There are references to the suspects being in a bodega. Bodega is the Spanish word for a small grocery/convenience store.
See post above.
 
I have been checking various TV feed for news. The best seems to be:
WABC TV - New York

Just on the air live, the head of the Board of Education in Jersey City was interviewed and all Jersey City schools are still on lockdown, 30,000 kids and 6,000 staff are safe inside schools. None will be released until the police give an all clear announcement.

News have said one officer shot but the Governor of NJ just referred to "officers" wounded.

Apparently the suspects are in a kosher supermarket next to a bodega, not in the bodega.
 

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