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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: CIAGypsy
How do we know it's not the same motivation?
All 3 generated fear. All 3 have led to discussions on more policing, federal oversight.
Just spit-balling here.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: diggindirt
People are coherent, in their own minds. They believe they saw and heard what they say they saw and heard.
There's a 100 different things going on at once. You're not looking at the exact same thing at the exact same time from the exact same position as a person ten feet away from you. You've never shot a gun before in your life, so you can't differentiate between a handgun and a rifle, while the other person shoots on a weekly basis and knows the difference in the sound. But the other person doesn't live in the city, so they're not all that familiar with how sound carries in a built up area. You, you live two blocks away and you can pinpoint what road an ambulance is on just by the pitch of its siren. You see a plainclothes cop in body armor with a badge on his belt running towards the gunfire with his gun drawn. The guy ten feet away though, he didn't see the badge as the cop ran past him. All he sees is a guy in body armor with a gun running down the street.
See why you two might have different stories, yet believe you're each entirely and completely accurate?
Welcome to eyewitness testimony.
originally posted by: CIAGypsy
a reply to: enlightenedservant
I don't argue that point one bit... However, I've found that many times the news reports 1-10% truth and 90-99% educated (or otherwise) guessing... They also feed off of each other.
So I suppose it's possible that one station ran with 3 shooters so they all did?