Three people fatally shot at Athens theater; UGA professor sought

Saturday, April 25, 2009 3:15 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. – Authoritites say three people were fatally shot and another wounded in a shooting at an Athens theater. A University of Georgia professor is being sought in connection with the shooting.

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Athens-Clarke County Assistant Police Chief Alan Brown told the Athens Banner-Herald that the marketing professor George Zinkhan is a suspect in the shooting Saturday afternoon at the Athens Community Theatre.

The university Web site said Dr. Zinkhan is a white male in his mid 50s with a goatee or beard, and that he ws last seen wearing a polo shirt, blue shorts, and a backpack.

Chief Brown said there is an indication that he might be carrying multiple weapons.

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charliemanson
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charliemanson 04/25/09 - 02:38 pm
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Interesting how these mass

Interesting how these mass killings recently have been done mostly by "white males." Maybe, the current economic situation finally making the white male identify with the "oppressed brotha." lol.

pthsssh
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pthsssh 04/25/09 - 03:12 pm
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Helter Skelter!

Helter Skelter!

justus4
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justus4 04/25/09 - 03:29 pm
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Well! Well! What have we
Unpublished

Well! Well! What have we here? Another example of an angry white man going on a shooting rampage and devastating many lives... and more guns is the chant because "someone" wants to take away our guns. How stupid. "Someone" wants responsible gun control laws to prevent such shootings in the future and save lives. "We" know the shooter's reason for going mad, but don't tell me he was some GREAT GUY who everybody loved. The poor souls who thought he was such a nice guy, are the same idiots that's wrong about most contemporary issues. They have bad perception and limited knowledge of society. This shooting is tragic so let go and get some more weapons. Wow!

SCGAL53
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SCGAL53 04/25/09 - 03:48 pm
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How many guns do you own,

How many guns do you own, justus?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 04/25/09 - 03:52 pm
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Yeah, Big J. As if. I for

Yeah, Big J. As if. I for one, am always going to be able to fight back. Too bad the three that were killed weren't able to do that. Maybe only one would have died, and that one might have been the good professor, himself. You should do some research on what has happened in countries just over the last 100 yeras after citizens lost their right to bear arms and defend themselves.

BarstoolDreamer
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BarstoolDreamer 04/25/09 - 04:51 pm
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But Justus, it is of course

But Justus, it is of course not his fault. The clean shaven are just trying to give him a bad rap and keep him down. Why must the hairy face people continued to to be profiled and accused of crimes that are obviously not thier fault, but a product of the envronment in which they are expected to live.

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andywarhol 04/25/09 - 04:53 pm
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Someone is obviously hating

Someone is obviously hating on a clean cut professional white man. It still won't outnumber the violent and disgusting crimes committed by the rest of the population.

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YellowHammer 04/25/09 - 04:58 pm
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Would additional gun control

Would additional gun control laws stop whackos like this? Absolutely not. I'm sure he broke numerous laws in the commission of this act. Too bad there wasn't an armed law abiding citizen there to help minimize the consequences to the unfortunate victims.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 04/25/09 - 05:34 pm
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Why were they shot?

Why were they shot?

cc citizen
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cc citizen 04/25/09 - 05:36 pm
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If we have stricter gun

If we have stricter gun control laws then only the bad guys / criminals will have guns. They will not voluntarily give them up and the majority of society will not be able to protect themselves.

If we believe that strict gun control will work and thus get the guns out of the criminals hands, then lets also take the guns away from law enforcement as well because they will not longer need them if no one else has a gun.

It seems that the law makers (US Senators, Congressmen, the President) who want strict gun control laws are the same people (and even their families) who are protected by men who carry guns (the Secret Service).

aaa
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aaa 04/25/09 - 05:37 pm
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Evil does not need a reason,

Evil does not need a reason, Baroness.

KSL
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KSL 04/25/09 - 05:40 pm
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Justus4, what is your view on

Justus4, what is your view on drug and gang related killings? Just curious. Do you advocate taking away weapons (as if it could be done) from the gangs? I'm not certain where you stand on this issue. I'm not certain what you were trying to convey. Most of the time I know who you are blaming.

KSL
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KSL 04/25/09 - 05:42 pm
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baroness, that hasn't

baroness, that hasn't "broken" yet. I'm certain there is a reason, /.

Rose
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Rose 04/25/09 - 08:34 pm
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msnbc has announced who the

msnbc has announced who the victims are.Killed were Zinkhan's ex-wife, Marie Bruce, 47, Tom Tanner, 40, and Ben Teague, 63, Holeman said. Both men were involved with the theater group in Athens, about 70 miles east of Atlanta.

Rose
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Rose 04/25/09 - 08:36 pm
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Two injured. He left his 2

Two injured. He left his 2 kids in the car while he did the shooting.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 04/25/09 - 08:51 pm
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I guess the liberal gun

I guess the liberal gun control preached at UGA didn't do any good. UGA is a very liberal college! If we would just do some public hangings we would have to worry about gun control. I will also add this, Public flogging to those young criminals who start out with non-violent crimes. I have three boys if one of them were to do something stupid like steal something from the store. I would asked the judge to publicly humiliate them. That is if I am not in jail for child abuse, cause this daddy uses a belt.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 04/25/09 - 08:54 pm
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You know bruises heal, but a

You know bruises heal, but a kid who turns into a lifetime criminal never heals. Spare the rod is to hate the child.

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