AVALON, Pa. – Police have charged six people in connection with a racially charged attack outside an Avalon bar.
A black man was injured in the July 8 incident at the Jackman Inn, which began after he arrived to drop off a card for a friend, the head chef, according to police.
At least five high-pressure steam pipes exploded early Thursday on Fifth Avenue at 21st Street in the Flatiron District, prompting the evacuation of nearly a dozen nearby buildings.
The explosions, which happened around 6:40 a.m., sent a massive plume of scalding steam skyward.
“It was like the street just blew up, ” said witness Ceesay Seering, 56.
Personnel from the Office of Emergency Management and the FDNY’s hazmat team rushed to the scene, along with Con Edison.
According to investigators, the second victim, a 30-year-old man, is believed to have been the intended target. Officers were called to Rankin, where he was found with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Both victims were taken to hospitals. Police said their injuries are not life-threatening.
Detectives from the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit were called to investigate.
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When Cody Wilson and his company Defense Distributed released 3D printable files for the Liberator gun online back in 2013, an entirely new side of the debate over gun regulation began. 3D printed guns are often portrayed as a looming, terrifying boogeyman by extreme gun control advocates, while at the same time they are often held up as proof by pro-gun and open carry advocates that regulation or legislation won’t solve the problems of gun violence in our country. One side is selling fear of easily created guns that can be printed off like photocopies overrunning our street, and the other side is pretending that because a gun can be made in someone’s home then there is no reason to restrict any kind of access to guns period.
It is important that we make very clear how 3D printed guns are made, what they are capable of and how much of While 3D printing technology is certainly sophisticated, the full capabilities of 3D printing are often wildly misrepresented.
Anyway, you have to have access to a 3D printer anyway and the materials to do it. And you need the printer files to do it. Raw materials are needed also to do the job. Cost is a factor.
Maybe it doesn’t need to be regulated just yet. It’s a form of technology that has progressed just because we are a curious type of creature and violence is just part of our nature. But that doesn’t mean it will go anywhere toward increasing violence in this country.
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