BREAKING: Georgia Tech Protest Sees Torched Police Car and Campus Wide Lockdown

A student at Georgia Tech contacted Milo News to report:

I don’t know if you’re following the events at Georgia Tech, but over the weekend our campus police shot and killed the leader of the pride alliance because he was walking around campus wielding a knife and refused to comply when they asked him to drop his weapon, then he approached an officer with it.

Today there was a vigil for his death, which turned into a violent protest and led to people torching a police car and everyone on campus was issued a warning to stay inside because of the violent protestors.

There were reportedly a lot of Antifa members of the vigil group who weren’t even associated with Georgia Tech, and now it’s dangerous to leave my house which is one block away from where the car was torched.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution confirms the report, adding that at least one person was injured in the incident.

A police car was set afire as about 50 participants marched to the Georgia Tech Police Department on the corner of Hemphill and First avenues. It was unclear who set  the blaze.

An unidentified individual was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment Monday night.

Georgia Tech tweeted the lockdown notice to students and the wider community:


Atlanta Journal Constitution



  1. tz1

    September 18, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    The “knife” was a pen knife on a multitool and may not have even been out.
    He was mentally ill and kept saying “shoot me”.

    Is mental illness now more deadlier than cancer because the police will kill you?

    (Deinstitutionalization was an error, but we won’t discuss that because the inmates are running the universities now the asylums are closed).

    This should be a point for rational discussion.

    Instead it is Kill the psychos! or “the Cops hate LGBTQs, especially crazed ones”.

    • Brenton

      September 18, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      people seem to think that Police have no right to protect themselves and others from people who clearly and intentionally present danger.

      • tz1

        September 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm

        The police should be trained to de-escalate and to avoid killing people especially the mentally ill who need to be treated. But I suppose it will save so much health care costs by just killing them all.
        In Britain, they manage to handle people with worse without killing them. But they are trained to de-escalate, not be paranoid and shoot first at any indication.

    • badon518

      September 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      Most universities don’t allow tasers because the students object to them because they are “too dangerous”. Go figure.

    • calman62

      September 19, 2017 at 12:12 am


      • calman62

        September 19, 2017 at 12:12 am


    • RBLan

      September 19, 2017 at 12:20 am

      Wow, you seem to know everything about what happened! Since you witnessed the whole thing, I have some questions for you:

      What do you mean the knife “may not have been out”? Did you see the knife or not? If not how do you know what kind of knife it was and if a ‘pen knife’ whether its blade length was a potentially aorta-slicing four-five inches or something shorter? Please rack your brain and try to remember!

      Are you a psychiatrist, and if so, when did you examine the suspect and diagnose his mental illness? What was the exact diagnosis? What was numerical designation of the diagnosis in the latest DSM? This could be relevant.

      What is the name and number of the Georgia law that prohibits police officers from killing a person diagnosed with a mental illness when the officers life is threatened by said mentally ill person? If there is no such law, did you witness the confrontation and can you describe the exact sequence of events that demonstrate that the officer involved was never threatened? Have you contacted the authorities and given them your eyewitness account of the events? They need your help.

      Is it your contention that because the dead suspect was a leader of an LGBTQ “Pride Alliance”, that suspect could not possibly have been a threat to anyone? Since you want a rational discussion, can you explain how the conclusion follows from the premise? Does holding office in the “Pride Alliance” somehow confer moral perfection on the office holder?

      I see those attributions of motives and quotes you posted, “Kill the psychos!” and “the Cops hate LGBTQs, especially crazed ones.” Did you hear these things from the police when you witnessed the shooting? If not, would you kindly post the sources of this information you have about police motives? We do care.

      We are all interested in learning the truth about what happened and your post makes it clear that you are in possession of that truth in all respects, from the tiniest forensic detail to the secrets within the hearts of every police officer involved. Thank God somebody knows the whole truth!

      Bless you for your observational and analytical acuity and we all eagerly await the detailed answers to my questions.

      • Jeff Hodge

        September 19, 2017 at 1:47 am

        Lets put your rhetoric to a test. Let me stab you with a pin knife and see if it does not inspire you to protect yourself. Heck, let me just hit you over the head with a pair of plyers, hit you with a three foot stick maybe just poke you in the eyes with my thumb? You are a total idiot!

        • PunJabber

          September 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm

          Jeff, perhaps if you READ the paragraphs instead of just counting them, you will not make such a fool of yourself.

      • Brea Houston

        September 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm

        I am giving you a standing ovation. What you said was extremely reasonable and well put. I’ll bet a lot of leftist heads explode while reading your post. I just wanted to cheer. Thank you for posting such a great comment.

      • tz1

        September 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm

        I can say I don’t know, but then it still leaves this knee-jerk, the police are always right, a badge absolves you of all sins view of the police.

    • Jeff Hodge

      September 19, 2017 at 1:44 am

      Perhaps if the idiot had not kept approaching the police with whatever it had in it’s hand, it would still be alive. At one point an officer backed away from it as it approached. In the mean time it was told to stop approaching the officers and it did not listen.
      Bang, bang!

      • tz1

        September 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm

        He wasn’t an idiot, he was mentally ill and suicidal. Why don’t we then just make it policy that if someone calls 911 and says they want to be shot by the police, the police can just go there and do it so it will be easier on everyone?

    • richard scalzo

      September 19, 2017 at 3:53 am

      That “tool” is six inches long. Maybe they should wait until they get within a few inches to decide. How about keeping these nutcases off the streets.

      • harlan leys

        September 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

        Where did that little gem of info. come from?

      • tz1

        September 19, 2017 at 6:14 pm

        I’m in agreement that we should keep the nutcases off the street, but since de institutionalization, the only alternative to the street is the grave.

    • OpusX

      September 19, 2017 at 6:36 am

      Here we go with the fucktards saying “MENTAL ILLNESS” BLAH BLAHBLAHBLAHBLAH

    • Agent 99

      September 19, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Reminder: A measly little box cutter was what terrorists used to kill the pilots and bring down an aircraft in the 9/11 attacks on NYC.

      • harlan leys

        September 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

        That’s an urban myth.

        ‘The weapons were understood to have been like craft knives. They were improvised by embedding razor blades in plastic handles – thereby becoming impervious to metal detectors – and placed inside sponge bags.’ [Daily Telegraph, 13 Sept 2001]

      • tz1

        September 19, 2017 at 6:13 pm

        The box cutters were NOT used to kill anyone. Just threaten them when the policy was to always give into hi-jackers. They weren’t killed until they crashed including the bunch of passengers on flight 93 – “Let’s Roll” who were apparently not afraid of box cutters.

    • Steve O

      September 19, 2017 at 8:08 am

      A better police officer might have resolved the situation differently. However, that doesn’t mean that the shooting was not justified.

    • Rob

      September 19, 2017 at 8:27 am

      It wasn’t a “knife”, it was a knife. You can call it a pen knife all you want but the fact is it was a metal blade, a few inches long with a pointed tip. It’s more than capable of cutting through skin and vital organs and causing serious physical injury or death. There’s a reason why the police are dispatched to 911 calls for emotionally disturbed people and not just paramedics, nurses or firemen. The reason is because they have the potential to be dangerous. Especially when they’re running around with weapons.

  2. Morgan

    September 18, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Why is there a Toronto police car picture on a story about Georgia Tech?

    • Daniel Ream

      September 18, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Lots of US things are shot in Canada because of the cheap dollar. It used to be bad genre sci-fi and adventure shows, but since the film subsidies expired we’ve had to switch to shooting news footage for you.

      • @Menace

        September 18, 2017 at 11:30 pm


      • Duane Savage

        September 19, 2017 at 9:04 am

        We’re sending Jim Carey and Justin Beiber back to you.

    • badon518

      September 18, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      Maybe they use surplus Toronto cars………

    • Hairatic Rick

      September 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

      It’s astounding
      Time is fleeting
      Madness takes it’s toll…
      But listen closely…
      Not for very much longer…
      I’ve got to keep control.
      I remember doing the Time Warp.
      Drinking those moments when
      The blackness would hit me.
      And the void would be calling.
      Let’s do the Time Warp again.
      Let’s do the Time Warp again.

      • OpusX

        September 19, 2017 at 6:35 am

        You take a step to the left……..

      • PunJabber

        September 19, 2017 at 12:18 pm

        A toast!

      • Gene Spence

        September 19, 2017 at 12:48 pm

        This is Sooooo Bootyfull!

    • PunJabber

      September 19, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      Because the webmaster gets more miloge out of pictures gotten legally from image libraries (like burning-police-car-759×500.jpg), than from those pirated from news organizations who would love an excuse to sue.

  3. dana daddee

    September 18, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    so didn’t antifa get classified as a domestic terror group? how about just shooting them too? sheesh.

    • harlan leys

      September 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      No. Waste of ammo.

  4. World News Reporter

    September 19, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Toronto G20 Riot 2010.

  5. Bobby Barrett

    September 19, 2017 at 1:06 am

    A moron approaches police with a knife and deservingly gets shot. Media makes it all about him being trans and a pride activist, which has ZERO correlation with him getting shot. Crazy Antifa and other moronic activists have start chaos in response. Textbook story.

    • Clayton ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      September 19, 2017 at 3:44 am

      Soros and Clinton Foundation are paying for Antifa to be there.

      • harlan leys

        September 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

        Soros took over when God died. He’s omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent..

    • Dave Silva

      September 19, 2017 at 9:47 am

      if the cops or the administrators actually wanted to stop the protest, they’d bus the national guard in and give them machine guns with rubber bullets and water cannons. That riot would break up so fast and those terrorists would not stop running until they hit Alabama.

      • harlan leys

        September 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

        Rubber bullets? In machine guns?

        • Brea Houston

          September 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

          He may not know much about bullets but he has the right idea. If the admins truly wanted to stop Antifa, they’d back the police and ask for the National Guard to be brought in. Why should people’s livelihoods and futures be demolished by letting the rioters continue with their destruction? And for what? Over a man who didn’t have enough common sense to put down his knife when confronted by police and told to lay it down. Moron. He is another candidate for the Darwin Award.

          • harlan leys

            September 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm

            National Guard seems OTT at present; bigging up the threat posed by Antifa inflates their sense of self-importance and stokes fears in communities that are hardly merited.

            Too much politicking and too little non-partisan policing has been going on in recent months. Everyone knows the cops are more partial to far right than Antifa protesters. But when this spills over into biased, selective policing, liberal democracy and rule of law are jeopardised. That could lead to riots and street fighting on a regular basis across US towns and cities.

            This otherwise brilliant student was suffering a suicidal mental breakdown; he got his temporary wish. After taunting cops to kill him and one of them (probably panicked and) obliged.

      • Steve O

        September 19, 2017 at 6:32 pm

        I don’t think measures as extreme as that would be necessary.

        If any students caught breaking the law during a protest would be expelled, the number of students breaking the law during a protest would become severely diminished. That would leave non-student protesters, but as outside agitators nobody should care that they be prosecuted for any crimes they commit.

    • kaye

      September 19, 2017 at 11:58 am

      from the video the boy (?) kept walking toward the cops with them telling him repeatedly to drop the knife and he just keeps on what is wrong with people.

      • harlan leys

        September 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm

        He wanted and asked them to shoot him; seems he was suicidal at the time (he left notes).

        • Trebuchet

          September 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm

          Trans individuals seem to have an appallingly high suicide rate, the highest of any demographic in the US (so I’ve heard) . But instead of getting them professional psychological help, the LGBTALPHABET insists on humoring them, and every day more commit suicide.

          Seems like an appallingly high price to pay to score political points.

          • harlan leys

            September 22, 2017 at 7:55 pm

            They all want a fairer, nicer, kinder world. Yet they live in the richest, most privileged country in human history. Life’s a bitch, then you die. Unless you’re lucky, but you still die. They need to toughen up or give up.

    • harlan leys

      September 19, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Some media, maybe. Other outlets emphasised the ‘knife wielding’ student threatening police. When did the media ever issue balanced reports? Slanted news sells.

  6. CypherOz

    September 19, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Don’t use ‘stock’ photos… better no photo than a Toronto one

    • PunJabber

      September 19, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      I don’t agree with that. The actual footage, if available, may be copyrighted by a news organism which would love an excuse to trash Milo. I agree that I’ve seen some “sample serving suggestion” pictures here that are less appropriate than others (several involving firearms, for example). Generic cop car without bystanders, from a different city? Pffffft!

      • harlan leys

        September 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm

        Fake news flake.

        • PunJabber

          September 20, 2017 at 12:45 am

          Hey Jude, I’m sure you are very clever, and brevity is the soul of wit, but that was too obscure for me.

          • harlan leys

            September 21, 2017 at 11:20 pm

            Well, if images have anything meaningful to add to a news story, using stock photos from other incidents is fake news. And people who put up with it are flakes.

          • PunJabber

            September 25, 2017 at 3:10 am

            OK, I get your meaning, although I think you pick some odd things to get upset about. I think the picture without a caption is used as a graphic headline, which catches the eye, and is not being claimed as evidence. But if I couldn’t tell the difference, I wouldn’t put up with it either.

          • harlan leys

            September 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm


            That’s the headline, and if a legit pic is unavailable, then let it run image free. Posting stock images suggests a contempt for the audience, and an excessive desire for spectacle over substance.


          • PunJabber

            September 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm

            Oh, come on, really? Look at the image Milo used with the “Betsy DeVos private jet” story. Do you seriously think they were claiming she flew on a fighter jet?

          • harlan leys

            September 28, 2017 at 9:48 pm

            The private jet image was a piss-take, and so, relevant to the story. That’s the big difference. The cop car image was either intended to mislead, or Milo were reckless over whether it would do. Which is kind of ironic, insofar as the DeVos piece poured vitriol on the Hill, for using a factually correct headline to imply a falsehood.

            I used a legit image above; any copyright claims forthcoming? 🙂

  7. Hairatic Rick

    September 19, 2017 at 5:41 am

    I’m very good at kneecapping. Police should be trained in shooting out the knee cap if they have the distance, the time, and can safely do it. No one dies and the bad actor has a constant reminder to not be stupid next time. Cop assisted suicide is not good for anyone. Nevertheless, if safety calls for a kill shot … Do it.

    • Alan Mcintire

      September 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Very few people are as good shots as Davy Crockett , Annie Oakley, or the fictional “Hawkeye”. Just HITTING the guy can be difficult- best aim for the torso- biggest target.

    • harlan leys

      September 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Guns are issued to cops as weapons of lethal force, as a last resort. They are trained to kill. If they have a ‘reasonable belief’ that they or anyone else’s life is in danger, they are obliged to shoot to kill. If they aimed to wound, the suspect may still be a threat, especially if armed with a lethal weapon. If a wounded suspect then managed to injure or kill either a cop or a member of the public, the armed officer(s) could be held accountable.

      • Trebuchet

        September 23, 2017 at 8:24 am

        Not to mention that most cops are not particularly skilled shots. Most view their firearm as just another tool on their belt, and practice just a couple times a year.

        The percentage of cops who are actual “gun enthusiasts” is probably only slightly higher than the general population’s.

    • Trebuchet

      September 23, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Really? That’s amazing! How many assailants have you kneecapped? How many misses did it take to acquire such expertise? Isn’t it hard to hit such a small moving target? Where are the press stories about “Armed Citizen Kneecaps Third Assailant in Four Years?”

      • Hairatic Rick

        September 23, 2017 at 6:10 pm

        Thank you!
        One miss hit the lower thigh.
        Not as hard as shooting ping pong balls out of the air.
        Try it, pay a little bit of money, get the best trainer you can, alternate you training between trainer throwing ping pong balls and stationary pennies at 50 feet. Don’t forget to sharpen your knife and your wit, you never know when you might need it. HA! ????

        • Trebuchet

          September 25, 2017 at 11:21 am

          Apparently I should have added a “/sarcasm” at the end of my previous post.

          • Hairatic Rick

            September 26, 2017 at 3:55 am

            That’s okay, I accept your apology. Now I need to talk to the grown ups so run along but, don’t play in the streets. ????

          • Trebuchet

            September 26, 2017 at 6:55 am

            You’re a fraud commando wannabe, loser.

          • Hairatic Rick

            September 26, 2017 at 8:39 am

            Commando? Where do you get such flights of fancy? Do run along, we will make time to talk later. You are dismissed. ????

  8. Hairatic Rick

    September 19, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Taking bets: how will the MSM spend this as the alt-rights doing?

    • Deon Van Zyl

      September 21, 2017 at 3:24 am

      Cannot bet on this one. It is a done deal. The backward bastards will dig up some soppy comment on FB showing how “hurt” he was by what someone said about Chihuahuas.

  9. Todd Clemmer

    September 19, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I think its pretty clear that if you live in a leftist controlled city, you can’t depend on the police to protect you. They have been compromised.

    • Trebuchet

      September 23, 2017 at 8:54 am

      You can’t depend on the police to protect you anywhere, not just in leftist cities. Not only do they not have any legal requirement to protect individuals, but they are spread far to thin to respond in time during most violent incidents. (As a cop once told me, only half jokingly, “When seconds count, the police are mere minutes away.”) Only self-defense will be available when it’s really needed. At best, the police will apprehend the person who victimized you.

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      September 29, 2017 at 3:45 pm


  10. misha1d1

    September 19, 2017 at 6:45 am

    If it is violent, it is not a protest. It is a riot. let us call these folks what they are, rioters. A dumb ass with a knife gets his ass shot, and it is the cops fault? Total bull. Time to declare them what they are, Antifa is a terrorist organization. Bring out the National Guard, and track and lock up their funding using RICO laws. Enough of the crap already.

  11. Dante Alighieri ????

    September 19, 2017 at 6:49 am
    Let’s just admit it — cops cam do anything to blacks and they will NEVER be convicted. Fire them all. Replace them with -semi conscripted students seeking a FREE university education.

    The days of overpaid unionized Police must come to an end.

    • Agent 99

      September 19, 2017 at 6:50 am

      Dante: this wasn’t a black student.

      • Dante Alighieri ????

        September 19, 2017 at 7:26 am

        misread the article
        (though the message still applies.)

        a bit red-faced, but you’re right
        Message to Self — Don’t read a headline and think you know what the article is about

        • harlan leys

          September 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm

          Given that someone went to the effort of writing it, and reading such a short piece is a matter of seconds; WTF?!

        • Brea Houston

          September 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

          Why would you even comment when all you read was the headline? Facts don’t matter?

    • Steve O

      September 19, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Yes, what kind of world do we live in when a black man can’t even threaten a policeman!
      A black man or a white man shouldn’t have to fear for his life every time he approaches a policeman with a knife!

    • Rob

      September 19, 2017 at 9:54 am

      Replacing experienced, professional police officers with inexperienced college students would lead to more shootings and more negative interactions with the public. Those fat, middle-aged police officers you want replaced handle thousands of calls a day involving armed or violent or mentally/emotionally disturbed people a day with little incident.

    • happytortuga

      September 19, 2017 at 11:21 am

      You’re an idiot. This guy that was killed was WHITE and he kept approaching the police with a knife in hand. He was given ample opportunity to put the weapon down. Considering the fact that the retards setting cop cars on fire are the very people you want to see armed, I take no comfort in that. Those SJWs would be shooting every perceived racist, bigot and micro aggressor. No thanks!

      • harlan leys

        September 19, 2017 at 1:28 pm

        Are any of those troublemakers students? Many in Antifa are much older; some are middleaged professors.

        • happytortuga

          September 19, 2017 at 1:45 pm

          Who knows, but the original poster is ridiculous for thinking we can farm out the job of police officer to some student in exchange for free tuition.

          • harlan leys

            September 22, 2017 at 6:28 pm

            True. But problems with police, and whether student campuses should be patrolled by cops with guns, need addressing.

          • Trebuchet

            September 23, 2017 at 8:42 am

            Both the local university and community college here use armed police and unarmed security officers.

            Given that even elementary schools have armed police present, expecting a university of adults to have unarmed police is ludicrous. Gun Free Zones are kill zones.

          • harlan leys

            October 2, 2017 at 3:49 pm

            Gun free zones are safe zones. it’s when guns get in that fatalities are more likely, especially when the cops are armed with guns, students lack them, and the cops lack lesser means to quell problems (e.g. tasers).

            Over recent decades, violent incidents in schools and colleges decreased substantially. Yet in the last few years, there’s been a surge in armed security. Why? Political pressure and panic over a small number of extreme incidents, means being seen to do something. But evidence suggests this does more harm than good, overall. [See ‘Civil rights groups: Cops in schools don’t make students safer’; USATODAY Oct. 28, 2015]

          • Trebuchet

            October 2, 2017 at 4:37 pm

            “Gun Free Zones” are nothing but free fire zones for bad guys. It’s highly unlikely that they’ve dave a single life since they were introduced.

            Of the mass shootings in the US in the past 20 years, only one was not in a Gun Free Zone. If a person has already decided to commit mass murder, violating another law is hardly going to be a deterrent, particularly since 90% of mass murderers commit suicide the moment they are confronted by armed responders.

          • Trebuchet

            October 2, 2017 at 5:06 pm

            There’s nothing whatsoever safe about a Gun Free Zone except for the bad guys. It’s pure feelgoodism by politicians to be seen doing something.

          • harlan leys

            October 8, 2017 at 8:24 pm

            If they are gun free, ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’ alike are disarmed.

          • Trebuchet

            October 8, 2017 at 8:54 pm

            I don’t mean to be rude, but what planet are you living on? “Gun Free Zones” do not magically keep guns out of them. There are no metal detectors or police officers searching persons entering the zones . A Gun Free Zone consists of a pointless law and some signs posted at their borders. If a criminal intends to commit murder, a sign is hardly going to stop him. All they do is tell killers where to find defenseless victims. With a single exception, every mass shooting in the US has been in a Gun Free Zone for that exact reason.

            Gun Free Zones are nothing but leftwing feelgoodism. Worse, they are feelgoodism which makes the problem worse.

          • Trebuchet

            October 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

            At this point I’m not sure if you’re trolling or just slow on the uptake, so I’ll try to explain it one more time.

            There is no such thing as a Gun Free Zone. Anywhere people can go, guns can and will. To create such a place, one would have to establish what amounts to a police state.

          • harlan leys

            October 10, 2017 at 9:25 pm

            All homicides
            Number of deaths: 15,872
            Firearm homicides
            Number of deaths: 11,008
            [Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.]

            ’10 percent of mass shootings took place in so-called “gun-free zones”. The vast majority of mass shootings—63 percent—took place in private homes..

            ‘In no mass shooting incident was the shooter stopped by an armed civilian—even in cases where there were armed civilians present.’ [Sources: FBI; fact checked media reports]

          • Trebuchet

            October 11, 2017 at 7:39 am

            What definition are you using for ‘mass shooting”? The DoJ definition requires 4 victims. It’s highly unlikely 63% of these incidents are in homes, if only because that exceeds the size of the average American family.

            Even your own numbers illustrate nearly a third of homicides do not use firearms. Nor are all homicides murder, deaths in self-defense or by authorities stopping a crime in progress are still considered homicide, just justifiable.

            I don’t care about concealed carriers stopping mass shootings; I care about my right to defend my home and my loved ones. (And please note that I do not have a Concealed Carry Permit; I simply think responsible and trained adults have that right.)

            There was an incident in Minnesota just a year or so ago where a gunman started shooting in a mall, clearly intending mass murder. A CCW carrier returned fire, and the gunman committed suicide rather than risk being shot. So the CCW prevented it from BECOMING mass murder. I’m fairly certain there are similar incidents. Firearms are used in self-defense many more times per year than they are in crimes.

            I really don’t understand this patently irrational fear of guns you have. If you don’t like them, don’t own one. Or move somewhere they’re illegal, like Chicago or Detroit.

          • harlan leys

            October 20, 2017 at 11:23 pm

            Check out the source. It’s official data. Such families are hardly ‘average’; but then how many are?

            ‘Homicide’ is another term for ‘murder’.

            One of the most common responses from less or regulation-free gun ownership supporters, is that if everyone had one, mass shootings would decrease, and/or perps would be shot before the body-count escalated.

            If only gun ownership was restricted to ‘responsible and trained adults’!

            That Minnesota incident concerned a knife-wielding perp. who stabbed nine people before an expert marksman (ex-cop turned firearms instructor) used his considerable skills to confront and put the perp permanently out of action. [See LA Times: In a Minnesota mall, a ‘good guy with a gun’ stops a ‘bad guy’ with a knife; Sept 19th 2016]

            Less than 300 self-defence killings, out of 1.2m potential scenarios; and over 8000 murders, per year. [Gun and self-defense statistics that might surprise you; LA Times, June 19, 2015]

          • Trebuchet

            October 21, 2017 at 8:37 am

            Most self-defense situations with a firearm do not involve the weapon actually being fired, merely presented. Very few miscreants will attack a person holding a gun.

            Homicide is not the same thing as murder. Murder is the ILLEGAL killing of a human being. Some homicides are murder, some are legally justified and hence are not murder.

    • bookish1

      September 19, 2017 at 11:22 am

      I am with you on not allowing public-sector employees to unionize, but you are way off base with the rest of this.

    • Trebuchet

      September 23, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Why not just invite Antifa to police our cities? That way they won’t use guns, just Molotov cocktails, pepper spray, and nail-studded baseball bats to enforce the “peace.”

  12. Agent 99

    September 19, 2017 at 6:52 am

    A person with a knife can cover 21 feet (7 yards) in 1.5 seconds.

    Look up the “21-foot rule” and see why law enforcement trains with this concept in mind (and why you should protect yourself as well). Good videos about the subject on the ‘interwebs’.

    • jmm

      September 19, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Mythbusters did tests on this one years ago. bottom line, if they lunge at you full speed, you will likely have a knife in you before you can draw and use your weapon.

      • ranterator

        September 19, 2017 at 8:47 pm

        I remember that , they were really surprised…

    • Duane Savage

      September 19, 2017 at 9:06 am

      22 foot rule.. 21 too short.. but yeah, people don’t realize the closing rate of an individual with a knife.

    • harlan leys

      September 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      He’d have had to extend this small penknife from out of the utility tool it was closed into, first.

      • Trebuchet

        September 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

        Not sure why the guy wasn’t tased instead of shot, but he still should have complied with the cop’s orders.

        • harlan leys

          September 22, 2017 at 7:50 pm

          One of the understandable complaints is that campus (contrasted with regular) cops should be equipped with tasers instead of guns (or both).

          This student suffered a mental breakdown, which brought on suicidal tendencies. He phoned up the cops, claiming there was an armed intruder on campus and used himself as a description. His seeming intention was to lure them into a trap, then taunt them into shooting him. Unwittingly, one of them ended up obliging.

          This was a cry for help that backfired badly; lethally.

          • Trebuchet

            September 22, 2017 at 8:05 pm

            Sounds like from the deceased’s POV it worked perfectly. I’m just sorry a young person would be so miserable that he felt the necessity to die. I also feel sorry for the officer who killed him, the guilt must be crushing.

            I work security at a government installation, and wish we were allowed tasers as an option, but we’re not. We basically have a choice between harsh language and lethal force (as in firearm), with no intermediate steps.

          • harlan leys

            September 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm

            For most of these suicides, its a cry for help; they rarely really want to die. I bet that cop wishes he had a chance to taser him instead. Hope you don’t get put in the same predicament.

          • Trebuchet

            September 23, 2017 at 8:15 am

            Oh, man, so do I! My site is unlikely to ever face something like that, but it’s certainly possible. Nuts can be anywhere, and there’s always the remote possibility of terrorism. (I’d have no qualms about shooting a terrorist.)

            I carry, against company policy, pepper spray. Using it could theoretically get me fired, but I’d rather lose my job than kill someone because I had no viable non-lethal option.

          • harlan leys

            September 24, 2017 at 5:24 pm

            The world needs more like you. 🙂

  13. Rick G. D. S.

    September 19, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Shame on you guys at Milo, Inc. Using a picture of a TORONTO police car burning for a story about GEORGIA Tech. You think your readers are not smart enough to notice. That’s the kind of shenanigans used by the main stream media.

    • harlan leys

      September 19, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      ‘I like my bacon EXTRA CRISPY’ :-0

  14. Marilyn Bloom

    September 19, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Antifa = PANTY-FA: because behind every mask is a little p***y. Water cannon their masks off & watch them disperse back to their parents’ basements.

  15. Steve O

    September 19, 2017 at 8:02 am

    The Antifa Blackshirts were encouraged by politicians and the media, and they protest on behalf of Leftist interests. Am I now registering a hint of complaint about it?

    How about they join together to condemn their actions? How about trying that.

  16. Duane Savage

    September 19, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Look! Antifa, not initiating violence again.

  17. Quiet Desperation

    September 19, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Shoot every rioter. In the head. Nothing of value will be lost.

    Humanity needs to be heavily culled.

    • Alan Mcintire

      September 20, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      I’ve been reading “A History of the 20th Century”, by Martin Gilbert.
      In 1906, after the San Francisco earthquake, federal troops were ordered to San Francisco to maintain order. Four people attempting to loot were caught, arrested, and summarily shot.

      Troops also shot 14 people attempting to loot the San Francisco mint, which caught fire..

  18. Huskystar

    September 19, 2017 at 9:48 am

    our campus police shot and killed the leader of the pride alliance because he was “walking around campus wielding a knife”!!!!!! and “refused to comply” when they asked him to drop his weapon!!!!!!!!!, then he “approached” an officer with it.!!!!!!
    And they wonder why we think they are crazy…

    • harlan leys

      September 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      He posed no real threat. But he kept asking them to shoot him, so one cop finally obliged. Perhaps it’s time to revisit Georgia’s assisted suicide stance?

      • Brea Houston

        September 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

        So if someone approaches you with a knife in hand in a threatening manner and you have reason to believe he might use it, you would just stand there and say “He poses no real threat to me”. ANY time someone has a knife out in the open with cops yelling to put it down…and the person doesn’t…..that person has become a very real threat.

        • harlan leys

          September 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm

          The guy was surrounded by 4 cops, all armed with their guns aimed at him. He had a utility tool with a small penknife blade sheathed. He posed no immediate threat. Even more importantly, he was exposing himself as a target, and inviting them to shoot him!

          Such bizarre seeming behaviour, when seen from the POV of a cop lacking training in how to spot psychos, could understandably freak a cop out, lead him to panic and shoot. But thats a failure to maintain calm and collected under pressure. Understandable human error, for sure, But error nevertheless, one that resulted in a grade A student’s death.

          • Trebuchet

            September 23, 2017 at 8:26 am

            Agreed. He should have been tased or pepper sprayed.

  19. Deon Van Zyl

    September 19, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Time to bring out more guns.

    • harlan leys

      September 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Too many bloody guns and trigger happy people overly eager to use them; notably a small minority of Georgia’s cops.

      • Deon Van Zyl

        September 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm

        Well, don’t phone the cops the next time something goes bump in the night.

        • harlan leys

          October 10, 2017 at 8:56 pm

          Most cops are OK. It’s that malign minority and the influence they have that need exposing and taking out.

  20. Michael Butler

    September 19, 2017 at 10:36 am

    A moron approaches police with a knife and deservingly gets shot. Media makes it all about him being trans and a pride activist, which has ZERO correlation with him getting shot. Crazy Antifa and other moronic activists have start chaos in response. Textbook story.

    • harlan leys

      September 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Well, the media are hardly doing trans people or Pride any favors by reporting it that way, are they? Who wants to be associated with an homicidal moron?

  21. happytortuga

    September 19, 2017 at 11:18 am

    I saw the video of the shooting. He kept approaching the police with a knife. I’m so sick of Democrats and their lawlessness.

    • harlan leys

      September 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      A small utility tool with the knife part not extended. The guy needed help, he was suffering a mental breakdown and asking the cops to assist his suicide (by shooting him). Too early and too little information to know for sure, but it looks like excessive use of lethal force against a guy who failed to pose a deadly threat to those 4 armed officers with their guns out and aimed at the student.

      • happytortuga

        September 19, 2017 at 1:47 pm

        He didn’t call in as suicidal. He called the police and report a suspicious man (fitting his own description) as wielding a knife and possibly a gun. So, that’s the information the police had. When have you ever had to respond to a call and been confronted by a man with a knife (and possibly a gun)? Should they have waited until one of them were stabbed or shot?

        • harlan leys

          September 22, 2017 at 6:42 pm

          He was repeatedly asked the cops to kill him during the confrontation. Is there a more obvious a sign of serious, suicidal mental problems than that?

          He had his hands out, one with the small utility tool, no gun. They should’ve waited until either he reached for a possibly concealed gun, or pulled out the knife section and made a serious attempt at lunging for one of the officers.

          Cops are human, sometimes they make mistakes, and that needs to be taken into consideration before charging them with a crime (in this case, unlawful killing of some kind). Ideally, they’d all be given expert training in how to handle mentally ill suspects; and be able to act calmly in possibly life-threatening situations. But reality is messy and their safety should, in the final analysis, take priority over a potentially homicidal perp.

  22. rwg1949yt .

    September 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    let the non-antifa students see clearly how the leftists are ruining their education. this time it is also about their physical safety whereas up till now it has been in the classroom making them into stupid thugs.

  23. harlan leys

    September 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Yet again, a tiny minority of agitators screw everything up for a peaceful vast majority of peaceful protestors, some still in mourning for the death of a fellow student.

    There are serious questions that need answering. Why are cops given effectively carte blanche to kill suspects in Georgia (nearly 200 fatal shootings in 5yrs; no charges ever brought)? Why are all campus cops armed with guns, while only a minority have non-lethal weapons like tasers? Why did a cop use lethal force when this student’s only weapon was a small utility tool with the blade inside (rather than out and ready to use)?

    But moronic trouble-makers like these destructive thugs send out a completely wrong message, as the protest was intended as a vigil to mark the tragedy, and a call for better mental health and safety policies, rather than an excuse to have a go at the cops. One student group has even organised a collection fund for campus security officers adversely affected by recent events.

  24. Insider

    September 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    I have an idea on how to solve all these encounters and create plenty of jobs. Hire a permanent staff member from the antifa group to deal with these peaceful protesters when they are protesting. This way everytime a knife wielding nut bag attacks them and ultimately puts them in the hospital we have a new job opening. Solves all the problems.

  25. Henry Quayle

    September 19, 2017 at 1:09 pm


  26. Cherie Brides Goodson

    September 19, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    JUST finished Reading 1984…this is something I really didn’t want to see moreso then before! Something has to be done about Antifa!!!!like NOW

  27. ranterator

    September 19, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    WTF is pride alliance? I guess everything has to have a label so the commis can have their class warfare…

  28. Cecil_Harvey

    September 21, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    So, the dumbass brandishing the deadly weapon, and approaching a police officer with it is the GOOD guy in this scenario?! … The left has got to wake the fuck up … if you go and firebomb something everytime someone on your side does something stupid, and face the proper consequences for it, it won’t be long before the entirety of your side is branded as the largest domestic terrorist group this country has ever seen … after that? Police state. Kiss your freedoms and liberties goodbye if that happens, and it will be your fault … but you’ll probably STILL find a way to blame it on everyone except yourselves.

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