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6,177 Americans Killed, 12,603 Injured, in Six and a Half Months of Gun Violence
Until June 18, 2016
Tens of thousands of Americans are killed every year in domestic and workplace gun violence, tens of thousands more are injured, all of that is for the benefit of the gun industry, and indirectly for the benefit of the war industry, both of which promote violence in the United States.
Zionist-controlled politicians and media are dead silent about this continuous holocaust, which is perpetrated against the American people on daily basis. However, they wait for a rare gun shooting incident perpetrated by a Muslim, then they repeat mentioning it, as incitement against Muslims generally, and Muslim Americans in particular, ignoring the continuous American holocaust, which is perpetrated by non-Muslims.
The objective is to justify the continuous US wars and invasions of the Muslim World since 1990, in order for the war industry beneficiaries to justify the enormous and unprecedented US national debt, which has reached more than $19 trillion, as a result of the permanent-war military spending.
For example, in 2015, there were 53,228 shooting incidents, resulting in the killing of 13,415 Americans. Of these, there were only two incidents perpetrated by Muslims and resulting in the killing of 18 Americans.
The Zionist media, like Fox News and CNN, together with the war industry agents and Zionist-controlled politicians like Trump, kept mentioning these two incidents while totally ignoring the other 53,226 incidents, which resulted in the killing of 13,398 Americans!
The end outcome is that American people are indeed actual victims of a continuous warmongering campaign, Islamophobia, and a daily holocaust, perpetrated against them by the war industry beneficiaries and their agents in the media and politics.
For a background, read:
13 Americans were killed, 13 were injured in 30 gun violence incidents, in just one day, on June 17, 2016.
During the six and a half months of 2016, there were 6,177 Americans who were killed and 12,603 who were injured by other Americans, in 24,068 incidents of gun violence, including 141 mass shootings.
In 2015, there were 13,415 Americans who were killed and 27,000 who were injured by other Americans in gun violence.
In 2014, there were 12,588 Americans who were killed and 23,035 who were injured by other Americans in gun violence.
Here's just one of the stories of the thousands of shootings in the U.S., which led to the killing of Americans for the benefit of the gun and war industries:
6-17-2016 North Carolina Winston-salem 3-0
June 17, 20162427 Stockton Street
Winston Salem (Winston-salem), North Carolina
Geolocation: 36.0682, -80.2374
DistrictCongressional District: 5
State Senate District: 32
State House District: 71
Victims identified in Winston-Salem triple shooting that left two dead
My Fox 8, JUNE 17, 2016
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –
One man has been arrested after an early morning shooting outside his Winston-Salem home left a man and woman dead.
Zachary Wilson Hobbs, 32, of Winston-Salem, faces charges after the shooting deaths of 37-year-old Steven Richard Salsman and 33-year-old Meghann Rae Stubbs, both of 2431 Stockton St. in Winston-Salem.
Winston-Salem police were called to a the suspect’s home at 2427 Stockton St. at about midnight on Friday in reference to a reported shooting.
Arriving officers found three people on the front porch suffering gunshot wounds. Salsman and Stubbs were pronounced dead at the scene. The third victim was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and is currently in stable condition.
Salsman and Stubbs lived together at a neighboring home at 2431 Stockton St. and had one child together, according to investigators.
About one month ago, Zachary Wilson Hobbs moved into 2427 Stockton St., which is directly adjacent to 2431 Stockton St., according to a preliminary investigation.
Police said Salsman and Stubbs have been in an ongoing dispute with Hobbs and other residents of 2427 Stockton St. since shortly after Hobbs’ arrival in the neighborhood.
Shortly before midnight, Hobbs was sitting on his front porch with two other people, according to police.
A verbal altercation erupted between his neighbors, Salsman and Stubbs. The argument intensified and Salsman eventually entered onto the front porch of 2427 Stockton St. Stubbs entered onto the front steps of the home, according to police.
As the altercation continued, Hobbs opened fire with a semiautomatic handgun and about a dozen shots were fired, striking Salsman multiple times.
Stubbs was also struck multiple times and the third victim was struck once, according to police.
Detectives are still investigating the death of Salsman to determine if Hobbs acted lawfully in self-defense, or unlawfully. The preliminary investigation indicates that the third victim was struck inadvertently and her shooting also remains under investigation.
Detectives have charged Hobbs with one count of murder in connection with the death of Meghann Stubbs.
Hobbs was jailed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under no bond. The investigation is ongoing.
The deaths of Salsman and Stubbs mark the thirteenth and fourteenth homicides to occur in Winston-Salem in 2016. Five homicides had occurred in Winston-Salem during the same time frame of 2015.
Lauretta Hauser Mbacke knew both families involved and nannied for one of them.
“I would have never thought in a million years that this was going to escalate to a tragedy,” she said through tears Friday afternoon. “I don’t know. I don’t understand. This is senseless. Senseless.”
Hauser Mbacke and other neighbors tell FOX8 it was well-known the two families had an ongoing dispute about money over the past couple of months.
“Tension built up, verbal confrontations. To my knowledge as of yet there’d never been any physical altercations involved,” said Hauser Mbacke.
But now, she said things obviously, “Took a whole new turn.”
Hauser Mbacke explains she checked on all of the children through social services and the police and found out they are in good hands. “They are victims in all this, too,” she added.
In the meantime, Hauser Mbacke’s church, just a block away from the crime scene, is hoping to plan a vigil or some other way to help in this devastating situation. “I would like to see us all come to prayer. Pray for peace. We need to pray for peace because there’s so much tragedy. So much killing. So much hurt, so much anger.”
2 dead, 1 injured in Winston-Salem shooting
Zachary Hobbs charged with murder following neighbor dispute
June 17, 2016, Local News - WXII12.com
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —
A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left two neighbors dead and a third person injured on his Winston-Salem porch early Friday morning.
2 dead, 1 injured in Winston-Salem shooting | Local News - WXII Home
Zachary Hobbs, 32, was charged with one count of murder following an incident just after midnight at his home at 2427 Stockton St. off Devonshire Street and South Main Street.
Steven Salsman, 37, and Meghann Stubbs, 33, were found dead with multiple gunshot wounds, Winston-Salem police said. Salsman and Stubbs lived together at 2431 Stockton St. and had one child together, police said.
Tracy Paterson, 46, suffered a single gunshot wound and is in stable condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Hobbs' murder charge is for Stubbs' death, and investigators are trying to determine if Hobbs shot Salsman in self-defense, police said. Paterson was inadvertently wounded in the incident, which involved about a dozen shots, police said.
Police allege Hobbs shot Salsman with a semiautomatic handgun following a verbal altercation that escalated and ultimately led Salsman to enter Hobbs' porch. Stubbs got to the porch's front steps before Hobbs shot her, police said.
Salsman and Stubbs had been involved in an ongoing dispute with Hobbs ever since Hobbs moved to the neighborhood about a month ago, police said. Paterson and another woman also were on Hobbs' porch at the time of the shooting, police said.
Police said they don't believe this incident is related to any other previous shooting in the city. There have now been 14 homicides in Winston-Salem this year, significantly more than just the five homicides in the city by this time last year.
Samina Engel is following the story from the scene. Keep checking WXII 12 News, and the WXII mobile app for updates.
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