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Christchurch: NZSAS, Other Special Forces Teams and Armed Police Exercises Underway During Mosque Attacks
Some of the world’s most deadly sharpshooters were in Christchurch when New Zealand’s worst ever terror attack unfolded on Friday, with NZSAS taking to the streets to help hunt the rampaging mosque shooter.
Snipers from the New Zealand military, as well as professional snipers from Australia and Asian countries, had been at the Defence Force shooting range at West Melton, 25kms west of the city, the Herald has been told.
When the massacre unfolded, they were sprung into action and understood to have been granted special powers to take up arms in order to protect the public.
Others responded to a callout at Papanui High School which was feared to have been under attack too.
Heavily-armed masked officers were seen travelling in civilian rental vehicles with police on Friday afternoon.
New Zealand Police special tactics group (STG) officers were also on the frontline.
The Defence Force and Police have been approached for comment.
The two police officers who finally apprehended the gunman on Brougham St were also out-of-towners who joined the urgent scramble to find the fleeing gunman.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: tiredoflooking
Why doesn't New Zealand focus on finding the next would-be terrorist, instead of arresting and disarming innocent citizens?
originally posted by: butcherguy
originally posted by: tiredoflooking
Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile Joins Fox News as Contributor
Well I guess we already knew Fox was FUBAR.
You have to wonder if there isn't something other than ratings behind this.
Top Obama economic adviser Alan Krueger dies suddenly at 58
Alan Krueger, 58, a Princeton University economist and former top economic adviser to former President Barack Obama, has died, the university said Monday.
Princeton did not provide a cause of death
Krueger served as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Obama from 2011 to 2013. In that role, he sought to draw attention to the problem of inequality and promote ways of increasing economic mobility.
He also served in the Clinton administration as an economist for the Labor Department.
The lentil-sized grey blob of human brain cells were seen to spontaneously send out tendril-like connections to link up with the spinal cord and muscle tissue, which was taken from a mouse.
similarities, in terms of the variety of neurons and their organisation, to the human foetal brain at 12-16 weeks of pregnancy.
However, the scientists said the structure was still too small and primitive to have anything approaching thoughts, feelings or consciousness.