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Shooting at VT on the Same Day Holder is Grilled By Congress over Fast & Furious

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posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 12:44 PM

Fox News: Holder Suggests 'Fast and Furious' Guns Will Be Used in Crimes for 'Years to Come'

Attorney General Eric Holder suggested Thursday that weapons lost during the course of the failed "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation will continue to show up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico "for years to come."
Holder, in testimony on Capitol Hill that comes as the congressional investigation into the program expands, decried the "gun-walking" tactic used in the operation as "inexcusable" and "wholly unacceptable." But a day after an influential senator called for the resignation of one of Holder's top deputies over the scandal, Holder denied department leaders played any role in the crafting of "Fast and Furious."

He continued to assert that top Justice officials were not told about the "inappropriate tactics" until they were made public.

And on the shooting at Virginia Tech-
Reports of Shots Fired at Virginia Tech

[Updated 1:16 p.m. ET] A police officer has been shot on or near the campus of Virginia Tech, the university's website says. A possible second victim is reported down in a parking lot and the suspect is at large, the website says.

Latest update I've seen about the shooting claims the officer that was shot has succumbed to his wounds.

So what do you think, ATS?

Update: 12:49 CTS
The suspect has been aprehended "with his hands up" in the performing arts building according to Fox News.
edit on 8-12-2011 by FTD Brat because: Update to story

posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 12:50 PM
If it were to serve as a distraction or even a blood-soaked counter-point it would be something more notorious than a jacked up nut shooting a cop during a traffic stop.

He'd be rampaging through the locked-down school buildings as we speak.

That shooting isnt the only one is the past hour let alone the day and simply being within proximity to VT doesnt really mean anything.

posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 12:59 PM
Atleast Fox News won't let Holder slide.

posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 01:01 PM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

So apparently there are more shots fired now.

After the suspect has been supposedly "arrested".

Apparently, the person Fox News thought was the suspect wasn't really the suspect...

And I just received an alert from AP that another victim besides the downed officer has now been confirmed dead.
edit on 8-12-2011 by FTD Brat because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 02:04 PM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

I just heard the ATF is headed to VT...

Did they go to VT for the 2007 shooting?

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