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Monday, June 17, 2019

A man in a mask and combat gear was fatally shot Monday morning in downtown Dallas after he opened fire with an assault rifle outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building. No one else was injured. FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno identified the gunman as Brian Isaack Clyde, 22, at a news conference on a street corner near the federal building. ... Dallas Morning News photographer Tom Fox saw Clyde fire outside the building on Jackson Street and took photos as the shooting occurred. Fox said Clyde fired from the parking lot across the street toward him, a security guard, a woman who was walking a golden retriever and a man who hadn't tied his tie yet.

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I know Fox, who was my colleague at the UT-Arlington college newspaper in the 1980s. A good guy and a great photographer who has won a Pulitzer for Katrina coverage.

This shot is incredible. I'm so relieved he wasn't hit.

#1 | Posted by rcade at 2019-06-17 03:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Very nice.

I like the composition, depth of field, some bokeh would have been nice.

He could have put a little more thought into the choice of lens.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-17 04:03 PM | Reply

I was wondering what happened. The entire area is blocked off with cop cars for blocks. Glad no one besides the gunman was hit.

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-06-17 04:06 PM | Reply

The people of Dallas need another shooting like they need a hole in the head.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2019-06-17 04:13 PM | Reply

If only there were more civilians with guns, this could have turned into a good old fashioned shootout.

#5 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-17 04:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

This is Texas. He was just exercising his second amendment rights. Move along, nothing to see here. It's too soon after the event to do anything about it.

#6 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-06-17 04:37 PM | Reply

#5 | Posted by JOE

#6 | Posted by SomebodyElse

And you 2 are mad because no one else got shot.

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-17 05:14 PM | Reply

Hey kids! Wanna know how to stop all these shoot 'em ups in the US of A? Start with this guy: Take off the shooter's mask and glasses, then put his head on a pike, so the crows can come and peck out his eyes and nibble on his face as it rots. Take his body and run it through a wood chipper (like in "Fargo"). Give his relatives the Kaiser Soze treatment--burn all their houses, and shoot them as they run away. Then offer to buy back all assault weapons nationwide. Sellers will form lines...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2019-06-17 05:49 PM | Reply

And if he was a muslim, this would be terrorism and all muslims should do something about it.

But he's just another gun ------- fox watcher, so conservatives dont care who he kills.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-17 06:19 PM | Reply

Oh and big surprise, he spent time in the military. Train someone to be a heartless killer, don't be surprised when they heartlessly kill people.

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-17 07:43 PM | Reply

Is it a coincidence that he shot a journalist? Or was he inspired by our "president's" anti-journalist rhetoric? The fact that we can legitimately consider the notion is truly sad.

#11 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-17 08:10 PM | Reply

- Is it a coincidence that he shot a journalist?

Almost certainly a coincidence.
But let's not let that stop the manufacturing of information,
and the customary burning of the Trump effigy.

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-17 08:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No journalist was shot. The only person shot was the idiot.

#13 | Posted by et_al at 2019-06-17 08:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

--Or was he inspired by our "president's" anti-journalist rhetoric?

Ding! We have a winner for first Blame Trump post on the thread. Congrats, Joe, and we have a wonderful prize for you: A lifetime supply of genuine Boudreaux's Buttpaste!

"Remember, when the butthurt strikes, there's nothing like Boudreaux's!"

#14 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-17 08:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

Ding! We have a winner for first Blame Trump post on the thread. Congrats, Joe

I'm kind of stunned it took until #11, Shreek flew close to the flame on #10 but managed to break away at the last second.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-17 08:47 PM | Reply

I'm kind of stunned it took until #11, Shreek flew close to the flame on #10 but managed to break away at the last second.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter

No all these broken brain vets owe their psychosis to dubya not trump. Give credit where its due. Dubya's dumb decisions are STILL hurting americans 15 years later.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-17 09:12 PM | Reply

We'll be dealing with trump's broken vets from the upcoming war with iran (on behalf of trump's puppetmasters in saudi arabia and israel) later on.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-17 09:38 PM | Reply

Show me where i blamed Trump, you reactionary snowflakes. I asked whether it was a coincidence, and pointed out how sick it is that millions of Americans probably wonder the same thing because of Trump's campaign of inciting violence against the media.

#18 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-17 09:43 PM | Reply

#13 shot *at

#19 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-17 09:43 PM | Reply

Good thing the army booted this loser. Semi auto with hundreds of rounds and misses?
I would hate to think this loser would ever draw a pension.

The good news is he improved the gene pool and gave the FPS some practice so they are sharp when an actual threat shows up.

#20 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-17 10:13 PM | Reply

This guy was too young to have fought in GW's wars.

#21 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-06-17 10:30 PM | Reply

Ban gunmen!

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-18 02:19 AM | Reply

Another Feral Trumper attempting to kill innocent people.
You built this you traitorous alt-right hilljacks! Own it!

#23 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-18 02:34 AM | Reply

Dude was wearing a plate carrier with no plates.

#24 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-06-18 04:25 AM | Reply

#23 | Posted by aborted_monson, This isn't the first time the shooter died and only the shooter. This is Texas, we defend ourselves. A couple of guys come in from the west because of a Mohammad drawing contest. They died, shot be a reserve cop, retied guy. Of course you can run and hide. Feral Trump supporter? Got any evidence? No, just another blind assumption by a knee jerk leftist.

#25 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-18 11:24 AM | Reply

This guy got separated shortly after basic, when he showed up to 101st.

#26 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-06-18 11:57 AM | Reply

Show me where i blamed Trump

Sure ...

Or was he inspired by our "president's" anti-journalist rhetoric?
#11 | POSTED BY JOE


I asked whether it was a coincidence,

A distinction without a difference ....

#27 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-18 12:10 PM | Reply

Train someone to be a heartless killer, don't be surprised when they heartlessly kill people.
#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-17 07:43 PM |

Who is it that you think that he heartlessly killed?
Funny that reality directly retorts your flimsy theory.

#28 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-06-18 12:55 PM | Reply

Rcade, have you seen this angle? Scary AF.

#29 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-18 02:55 PM | Reply

No matter how much the far left wishes it was so, an AR is NOT an assault rifle.

#30 | Posted by willowby at 2019-06-18 03:16 PM | Reply

23 | Posted by aborted_monson, This isn't the first time the shooter died and only the shooter. This is Texas, we defend ourselves. A couple of guys come in from the west because of a Mohammad drawing contest. They died, shot be a reserve cop, retied guy. Of course you can run and hide. Feral Trump supporter? Got any evidence? No, just another blind assumption by a knee jerk leftist.

#25 | POSTED BY comrade and racist DOCNJO

This guy was one of your kind Cleetus. A white Feral Trumper that's an ---------- that hates government (outside of Orange Adolf), just like you. Own it Hilljack!

PS. Please get the republic of Texas to secede from the US.

PS2. Give my regards to your fictional black family.

#31 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-18 05:59 PM | Reply

Too much "Rampage". lol The movies aint real life.

en.wikipedia.org(2009_film)

#32 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-06-18 07:24 PM | Reply

No matter how much the far left wishes it was so, an AR is NOT an assault rifle.
#30 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY AT 2019-06-18 03:16 PM

You should reconsider your position, imo. It's not about what the left or right think, but all about this very young man and how his crowd thinks. Everything else is distortion, amiright?

.. served in the Army for two years. Soldiers who served with Clyde said he came from a family of military veterans and often participated in war re-enactments

"In the military and the younger generation, it's very common to joke about suicidal depressive thoughts," Bielby said.

Bielby said that after Clyde was discharged in 2017, he didn't stay in close contact with him. When he heard the news of the shooting, Bielby thought immediately of a photo Clyde had posted on Facebook of several gun magazines two days before the shooting.

"2 40 rounders and 8 30 rounders total," Clyde wrote in the post.

But Bielby said that wasn't a red flag.

How probable is it that he is acting alone, essentially repeating the exact mannerisms and methods of many domestic terrorists? He drops off the planet other than his Facebook posts which are enthusiastic about the incel gun terrorism trope. Now that he is dead we must rely on military persons as witnesses to his behavior, but they also offer motives. I really don't like unquestioning manner of the article. Every domestic terrorist must be ran through the false flag detector. It feels like another garden path article implying that all of these obvious signs lead to what is possibly an incorrect diagnostic of the situations used as justification.

On June 9, the day a sudden, violent storm blew through Dallas, Clyde posted a video to Facebook in which he is illuminated by candlelight.

Because they lost power and he's using precious phone juice to show his status. It continues:

"I don't know how much longer I have, but the [expletive] storm is coming. However, I'm not without defense," he says in the video, holding up what appears to be a rifle wrapped with duct tape. "[Expletive] ready. Let's do it."

We need the rest of the context in the video, but I am guessing it was about preventing looters, not attacking a government office complex.

In a post in April, he wrote, "God i love gun shows."

Out of order and out of context, but that makes for a powerful ending to the article. Well thought out, but obvious.

I feel that too many "cooperatives" painting an unquestioning narrative. He's young, enthusiastic about weapons, military manner and has anxieties about fitting-in. Perhaps Oswalds are created to control the levels of public anxiety because they know sensible legislation would could and should be passed immediately, meanwhile the legislative culture allegedly divided gives time to groom more Oswalds.

I don't trust anything other than that photographers talent.

#33 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-06-18 10:16 PM | Reply

No matter how much the far left wishes it was so, an AR is NOT an assault rifle.
#30 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY

Technicalities Comrade.

Only "technically". And you know it.

An AR is technically NOT an assault rifle but has everything an assault rifle has except auto fire capability.

AR-15-style rifles can look like military rifles, such as the M-16, but by law they function like other semiautomatic civilian sporting firearms, as they fire only one round with each pull of the trigger

It is built in the concept of an assault rifle and only needs to be modified to become a fully automatic assault rifle.

It is designed to be an assault rifle. Minus the fully auto capability. Which can be added. The ONLY reason you cannot make this weapon into an automatic assault style rifle is because of Liberals.

You are welcome.

#34 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-19 07:15 PM | Reply

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