4 police killed in Washington coffee shop (VIDEO)

Submitted by Eternity on Sun, 11/29/2009 - 15:32.

Max Eternity - This morning 4 police officers were murdered in a Forza coffee shop located in Parkland, Washington. 

Details are still unfolding--questions remain.  And yet rage--violence--aggression seem so commonplace in contemporary US society.  Why?

Is this situation part of a larger trend?  Is this outburst to be seen as an isolated incident?

Is this fatal assualt some kind of "payback"?

In killing those 4 individuals, was it the shooters intent to "kill" what was percieved as corrupt and unjust power?  Or is this just the worst example of a complete disrespect for authority?

What's the point of this horror, and why can't our nation get a grip on the seeminly endless sea of unmitigated violence, visceral aggression, bloodshed, anguish, tragedy and misery.

So much hurt--so much saddness, and one can only wonder how law enforcement and corporate media will interpret this incident.

Is race, class and/or gender at play?

Have we resigned ourselves to a society of fear, locked in an endless dance of heroism, persecution and victimization?

King5.com - Four Lakewood Police officers were shot and killed Sunday morning in what authorities called a targeted ambush at a coffee shop.

Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the officers - four male and one female - were in full uniform and wearing bulletproof vests, sitting in Forza coffee shop near 116th Street and Steele Street on the east side of the Air Force base at about 8:30 a.m.

Troyer says the officers were preparing for their shift when a suspect or suspects "walked in with a handgun, opened fire multiple times and then fled the scene," said Troyer.

Troyer called it an "ambush." Read more.






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