Shooting at WORT

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Shooting at WORT

Postby MPMay » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:05 pm

3 AM intruder injures a disk jockey; investigation ongoing.

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/crim ... -top-story

And now Isthmus has a story up:

https://isthmus.com/news/news/one-injur ... rt-studio/

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby Beaver » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:26 pm

DJ shot in the butt. Good place to be shot if you have to. Who would be mad at WORT? Did he get inside the station? They should lock the door at night. Why is this in local politics forum?

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby gargantua » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:16 pm

Beaver wrote:Why is this in local politics forum?

THIS is what you're worried about?
We see a lot of...odd posts. Given what happened at WORT...I'll just leave it at that. Wow.

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby MPMay » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:38 pm

Beaver wrote: Why is this in local politics forum?


Oh, I don't know. Gunman fires shots at employees of local progressive radio station. I guess that couldn't have any political implications.

Maybe it won't, but it seems a more proper spot than "Catch All."

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby Cadfael » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:47 pm

After some consideration I declare this forum to be a better choice than Town Vibe.

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby ttt3 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:11 am

Although I'm certainly not sure if it's related to the shooting, some light detective work shows that, of the 2 DJs heard on air prior to the shooting, one of them (Brother Eugene) appears to be an ex-con with significant criminal history; he had a very recent felony warrant out for his arrest issued 8/3/18.

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby Beaver » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:57 am

Good detective work. Can you give a link? I'm not finding anything. I heard it was hip-hop music and the shooter got inside by entering pass codes, so he knew the place and targeted the dj's. I still don't see political implications for this.

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby The One » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:26 am

While there is no political implications to the shooting, I would say give it time. WORT does do progressive programing, however, I do enjoy listening to it as a conservative to balance my opinion on issues. Because it's a progressive leaning station, it's going to be looked at as Trump's rally call to strike back at the "enemy of the people" news media.

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby gargantua » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:38 am

The One wrote: Because it's a progressive leaning station, it's going to be looked at as Trump's rally call to strike back at the "enemy of the people" news media.

That's quite a leap. This is the only reference to Trump I've seen/heard so far. That particular notion never even occurred to me. It's much more likely to be a personal beef of some sort.

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby ttt3 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:26 am

Beaver wrote:Good detective work. Can you give a link? I'm not finding anything. I heard it was hip-hop music and the shooter got inside by entering pass codes, so he knew the place and targeted the dj's. I still don't see political implications for this.


Do some checking around on Eugene Crisler; dude has a checkered past to say the least.

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby david cohen » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:53 am

Cops are saying no evidence of political motivation behind this shooting. I'm glad everyone survived. Having been a late night host on WORT for almost a decade, I always felt VERY safe there, even when Bush was bombing Iraq and we'd get calls about being Commies etc.

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:01 pm

Radio station shooting was not an attack on media, Madison police say
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/crim ... 3acb6.html
He said detectives working the case are "becoming confident" that the shooting was not a random act of violence against the media.

"Indications are this is a targeted act against a specific person or persons," Dexheimer said.


I wonder what the beef was about?

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby Beaver » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:10 pm

Bwis53 wrote:I wonder what the beef was about?

The DJ played hip-hop so maybe it was the same East Coast vs West Coast feud that claimed Biggie and Tupac:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=65927&p=849302&hilit=biggie#p849302

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby gozer » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:21 am

admin edit/removal: unfounded criminal accusations? Really?

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Re: Shooting at WORT

Postby Beaver » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:24 am

Who is our gun-loving dirty bird?


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