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News, May 3, 2013
CNN, FOX News Islamophobes Still Killing the Boston Bombing Story, Ignoring Daily American Killings
Islamophobes in CNN, FOX News, and other pro-Israel media in the US are still killing the Boston Bombing story, ignoring the daily American killings (read some stories below).
Their focus is on keeping the American public as uninformed as possible about the real threats facing the United States (the empire-related national debt, wars for Israel, gun-related violence, and the hundreds of thousands of deaths as a result of tobacco and alcoholic beverages).
By this continuous coverage of the Boston bombing, they keep reinforcing the Israeli-Zionist endeavor of scaring the American people from Muslims, in order to keep them quiet about the past, present, and future Israeli war crimes against Arabs and Muslims.
Here are some stories of the daily violence in the U.S., some which may take few seconds of coverage in the Zionist media but most of them won't be covered at all.
Man shoots himself at Houston airport after firing into air, witnesses and sources say
NBC's Pete Williams reports on the breaking news out of a Houston airport, where a man reportedly fired shots inside a terminal in a "planned suicide."
By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News
Thu May 2, 2013 3:28 PM EDT
A man shot himself to death Thursday at the main Houston airport after firing into the air with an assault rifle, witnesses and law enforcement sources told NBC News.
The man had a suicide note in a backpack, the sources said. They said he was fired on by federal agents before producing a handgun and killing himself.
Authorities said the situation was contained and there was no public danger. It happened at Terminal B of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, outside of the secure area.
The Federal Aviation Administration stopped some flights arriving at the airport, one of the nation’s busiest. Police were turning cars away from the terminal.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said a homeland security agent was involved in the shooting but provided no other details.
Pete Williams and Miranda Leitsinger of NBC News contributed to this report.
5 Year Old Kentucky Boy Kills his 2 Year Old Sister With Gun Manufactured in Milton
By Travis Loller and Dylan Lovan
Associated Press, Thu May 02, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT
In southern Kentucky, where children get their first guns even before
they start first grade, Stephanie Sparks paid little attention as her
5-year-old son, Kristian, played with the rifle he was given last year.
Then, as she stepped onto the front porch while cleaning the kitchen,
“she heard the gun go off,” a coroner said.
10-year-old boy among victims as more than 20 shot on one Chicago day
By John Newland, Staff Writer, NBC News
A 10-year-old boy was shot Wednesday in Chicago toward the end of a day that saw at least three people slain and 20 others wounded, police and local media said.
The boy was standing on North Waller Avenue just before 8 p.m. when a group of men on a nearby street corner began fighting, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
During the melee, one of the men pulled out a handgun and opened fire, Alfaro said.
“I’m assuming he was shooting at the other individuals,” he added. “He wasn’t shooting at the child.”
The boy was wounded in the right buttock and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, Alfaro said. No information about his condition was available early Thursday, though Alfaro said he believed the child was “stable.”
Chicago detectives were continuing their investigation Thursday, and no arrests had been made, Alfaro said.
The city’s first 80-degree day in seven months brought a wave of violence, with an average of one per hour at one point, NBCChicago.com reported.
Three cases were fatal, according to NBCChicago.com:
A man in his 30s was found dead in an alley in the 1900 block of South Drake overnight. After midnight, the first murder of May happened in the South Shore neighborhood where a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest near his home at 68th and Cornell. Neighbors said the man was a father of three.
Another shooting happened in front of the University of Illinois-Chicago police station, where three men were struck around 10:40 p.m. A 19- year-old died. Police said he was a known gang member.
The violence came less than a month after the police department announced that crime in the city had fallen 8 percent in the year’s first quarter, compared with the same period a year earlier, and 15 percent from 2011.
Murders fell by 42 percent in the quarter and shootings by 27 percent, the department said in a news release.
The Austin neighborhood, where the boy was shot, however, saw a rise last year in the numbers of murders and shootings, according to police statistics.
The district, one of 77 in the city of 2.7 million, had 26 murders in 2012, up from 19 the year before, and 116 shootings, up from 98.
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