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News, May 2016
NBA Player Bryce Dejean-Jones Killed in Dallas Shooting,
11 Americans Killed, 28 Injured in Gun Violence on May 28, 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, which promotes the violent American culture.
Politicians and the Zionist 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 Muslim Americans, ignoring the continuous American holocaust, which is perpetrated by non-Muslims.
The objective is to justify the continuous 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 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 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 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:
11 Americans were killed, 28 were injured in gun violence in just one day, on May 29, 2016.
During the first five months of 2016, there were 5,308 Americans who were killed and 10,912 who were injured by other Americans in gun violence.
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 industry:
NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones killed in Dallas shooting
Reuters, Sat May 28, 2016 7:31pm EDT
Rookie New Orleans Pelicans basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones died after being shot early on Saturday when he broke into a Dallas apartment, authorities said.
Dejean-Jones, a 23-year-old shooting guard with the National Basketball Association team, kicked in the front door of an apartment, police said in a statement. The noise woke up the resident in his bedroom, they said, and Dejean-Jones failed to respond when the man called out.
When Dejean-Jones kicked the bedroom door, the man shot him with a handgun, the statement said.
Dejean-Jones collapsed in the apartment's breezeway and died at a hospital. The shooting is under investigation, police said.
Dejean-Jones was "believed to be breaking into the apartment of an estranged acquaintance" but entered the wrong one, the apartment complex manager said in an email to residents obtained by Dallas NBC television station KXAS.
Sources told ESPN that Dejean-Jones was in Dallas to celebrate his daughter's birthday and got into an argument with the child's mother before the shooting.
Dallas ABC television station WFAA quoted sources as saying that Dejean-Jones' girlfriend lived in the apartment complex.
His agent, Scott Nichols, told ESPN that Dejean-Jones died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
A 6-foot-6-inch (1.98-meter) guard from Iowa State University, Dejean-Jones had averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in 14 games with the Pelicans.
He made his NBA debut in January. Dejean-Jones, a native of Los Angeles, had signed a multi-year contract with the New Orleans club in February.
"We are devastated at the loss of this young man's life who had such a promising future ahead of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryce's family during this difficult time,” the team said in a statement.
(Reporting by Ian Simpson and Frank McGurty; Editing by David Gregorio and Paul Simao)
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