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LeBron-“What the He!! Is Going On…?: Celebs React to Las Vegas Mass Shooting

LeBron-“What the He!! Is Going On…?: Celebs React to Las Vegas Mass Shooting

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by G. Brown

It’s the horror that has left millions of people traumatized and in utter disbelief.  The number of the victims in the Las Vegas shooting keeps rising…as of this writing it stands at 58 fatalities, over 500 hundred hurt or injured.

Witnesses at the crowded Route 91 Harvest country music festival Sunday night say the bullets just kept coming.  A retiree, 64 year old Stephen Craig Paddock, allegedly rained a  deadly deluge of bullets from his 32nd floor hotel room into the swarms of people attending an outdoor concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort.

By the time police could zero in on the shooter and storm his room, Paddock had allegedly put used one of the guns in his arsenal to end his own life.

As emergency crews help those targeted in the massacre, police investigate to try and figure out what triggered the man familymembers describe as a man who “had nothing to do with any political organization, religious organization, no white supremacist, nothing…”

The world could only watch in sadness and fear as the worst mass shooting in the country’s history unfolded.  Social media quickly became flooded with people reaching out to those in the wake of the crisis.  One of those reaching out, NBA player LeBron James…


Other NBA players like LA Clippers point guard Chris Paul soon chimed in with LeBron’s message…


Kobe Bryant tried to help share information for those trying to track down love ones…

Over at the NFL, players are also feeling the impact of the horrible Las Vegas murders.  The league will honor victims by holding a moment of silence before Monday night football.  The NFL commissioner released a statement saying “This will be a moment of reflection for the victims, their families and loved ones and also for the heroic efforts of the first responders.”

Sports channel ESPN is also altering its routine for a special homage.  The network normally doesn’t air the playing of the national anthem.  Tonight though, ESPN will make an exception to that rule and air the anthem in tribute to the victims in Las Vegas.

And other celebrities are using Vegas to push the issue on gun control.  Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Mark Ruffalo and a long list of others are raising their voices to petition for stricter gun control after learning that Paddock had more than 10 rifles in the hotel where he launched his deadly assault.

The voices crying for more gun control will no doubt get louder in days and weeks ahead.  But even as Hollywood liberals and celebrities cry out for better laws, none of it will come soon enough to  drown out the hundreds and thousands of cries of those mourning the lives taken and forever changed by one man’s hatred or insanity.

 

 

 

 

 

Comment(7)

  1. Something doesn’t make sense! I have been watching the news about the Las Vegas Shooting for hours; none of the tv news networks have shown video or still footage of Stephen Paddock inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Have you ever been to Las Vegas? There are millions and millions of cameras outside on the strip and inside the hotels. No matter where you are in Las Vegas, you are being recorded. How can Stephen Paddock get to a room on the 32nd floor in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and not be recorded? Another question how can Stephen Paddock make it to his 32nd floor room with all of those fully automatic guns?

    Remember when OJ Simpson committed a armed robbery inside the Palace Station Hotel? Network news constantly showed dozens of video clips of OJ Simpson running in and around the hotel. Why isn’t there any footage of Stephen Paddock inside Mandalay Bay Hotel? I believe that this latest shooting in Las Vegas was a inside job. In other words, the US Government, specifically either the CIA or the NSA, committed a terrorist act against its own citizens. If this is true, it wouldn’t be the first time that the US Government committed a terrorist act against its own people. #9/11 #MK-Ultra

  2. Whenever a white person commits a terrorist act, the phrase that reporters and anchors never say is, “White on white crime.” When a black person shoots and kills black people, these same reporters constantly say, “Black on black crime.” When you watch the news about the terrorist act in Las Vegas, pay attention to the words that the reporters and anchors say. Also pay attention to the words that they don’t say.

  3. Quote from Matt Lauer in regards to Stephen paddock, “He doesn’t fit the type.” Translation, he wasn’t black or Muslim.

  4. Once again a white man murders a bunch of people and once again mainstream media does not use words like terrorist, thug, murderer or gangster. When a black person or a Muslim kills a bunch of people, tv and print and internet media frequently uses the previously mentioned words. Instead mainstream media chooses to use words and phrases like, mental illness, crazy, deranged, tragedy, killed, senseless, “He’s not the type,” and “He doesn’t fit the profile.”

    The point I’m trying to make is when a white person commits a terrorist act against white people, the media protects him or her. Whether the white murderer is Stephen Paddock, Dillon Roof or Tim McVeigh, the white owned mainstream media will not label one of their own as a terrorist! #Racism #WarAgainstMelanin

  5. Oan, before anyone says “It was a crazy person, not a terrorist.” My point is that terrorism tends to invoke a xenophobic response. Hopefully, in this case we can focus on empathy for the victims of violence without being distracted by hate and fear.

  6. The loss of life in ANY instance of reckless and indiscriminate violence is a tragedy. Unfortunately, this type of loss is experienced by too many people world-wide who happen to live where so-called world leaders decide is an appropriate theater of war, but are dismissed as so-called collateral damage by those who are so disconnected from such a reality that they can’t imagine it happening to them.

    As we mourn for the dead and pray for the injured, we would do well to take this as an opportunity to gain empathy for the innocent casualties of war and their surviving families. Unfortunately, it is the lack of empathy for the loss of innocent lives, for decades, that given rise to so-called terrorism, i.e. the desire of surviving family members of “collateral damage” to wish those, who they deem responsible, feel the same pain they have experienced. This is exactly the attitude most Americans exhibited after violent attacks on American citizens. It is a universal human response that can only by subdued by spiritual maturity and enlightenment that recognizes violence only begets violence, no matter who started it.

    May we all take this opportunity to learn from this tragic case of domestic violence, without the bias of xenophobia that so-called terrorism invokes, to gain empathy for ALL HUMAN LIFE and hold our nation’s leaders and politicians who command the military industrial complex accountable for the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians of other countries. Soldiers are required to obey the orders of their commanders. Thus, we must elect leaders who are morally qualified to oversee the military. That is the only way we can fight and overcome terrorism and indiscriminate retributive violence.

    However, unless and until we as a nation achieve the spiritual and moral maturity to do so, the weapons industry and the military industrial complex will continue to be allowed to profit from violence and war, and the masses of innocent civilians world-wide will suffer the consequences.

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