Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Misfortune Year 1996

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  1. 32 shot, 16 killed, suspect suicide March 13 1996 Dunblane Scotland school massacre
  2. Port Arthur massacre (Australia) The Port Arthur massacre of 28–29 April 1996 was a mental illness fueled killing spree in which 35 people were killed and 23 wounded in a shooting, stabbing, arson and carjacking spree armed with 2 rifles. 
  3. June 25, 1996. Khobar Towers Iran-sponsored Islamist bombing terrorist attack 
  4.  July 12, 1996 Fourth Bomber Convicted Ratigan Found Guilty Of Bank Robbery And Attack On Planned Parenthood Clinic Domestic terrorist
  5. July 27, 1996 Centennial Olympic Park terrorist bombing

wikipedia category "Mass murder in 1996"

February 2, 1996, in Moses Lake, Washington, a fourteen-year-old named Barry Loukaitis walked into Frontier Middle School dressed in a black duster and carrying two handguns, seventy-eight rounds of ammunition, and a hunting rifle. He killed two students and wounded a third before shooting his algebra teacher in the back. (New Yorker)  Court ruling could set Moses Lake school shooter free KREM January 22, 2016 Barry Loukaitis is serving a life sentencing for killing a teacher and two fellow students at Frontier Middle School when he was just 14-years-old on February 2, 1996. Supreme Court recently ruled teenagers younger than 16-years-old cannot be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Juvenile cannot serve more than 25 years according to the recent court ruling.

32 shot, 16 killed, suspect suicide March 13 1996 Dunblane school massacre Thomas Watt Hamilton was a Scout leader was fired after being suspected as a pedophile with immoral "intentions towards boys", and blamed loss of his shops on rumours. In apparent revenge, he shot 32 people, killing sixteen children and one teacher at Dunblane Primary School near Stirling, Scotland before committing suicide in the one of the deadliest firearms incidents and worst school attack in UK history. Hamilton severed telephone wires with a set of pliers before entering and walking towards the gymnasium armed with four legally held handguns and 743 cartridges of ammunition. A total of 32 people sustained gunshot wounds, 16 were fatally wounded. One other child died before reaching the hospital.  Public debate about the killings resulted in new laws which effectively made private ownership of handguns illegal in Britain. No connection to terrorism or mental illness.

Murder of the monks of Tibhirine - Wikipedia On the night of 26–27 March 1996, seven monks from the Atlas Abbey of Tibhirine, near Médéa, inAlgeria, belonging to the Roman Catholic Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (known as Trappists) were kidnapped during the Algerian Civil War. They were held for two months, and found deadin late May 1996.
Port Arthur massacre (Australia) The Port Arthur massacre of 28–29 April 1996 was a mental illness fueled killing spree in which 35 people were killed and 23 wounded in a shooting, stabbing, arson and carjacking spree armed with 2 rifles. It occurred mainly at the historic Port Arthur former prison colony,[1] a popular tourist site in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia. Martin Bryant, a 28-year-old from New Town, a suburb of Hobart, was found guilty and given 35 life sentences without possibility of parole.[3] Following the incident, it emerged in the media that Bryant had significant intellectual disabilities

June 25, 1996. Khobar Towers bombing terrorist attack on part of a housing complex in the city of KhobarSaudi Arabia, located near the national oil company (Saudi Aramco) headquarters of Dhahran on June 25, 1996. At that time Khobar Towers was being used as quarters for foreign military personnel. A truck-bomb was detonated adjacent to Building #131, an eight-story structure housingUnited States Air Force personnel from the 4404th Wing (Provisional), primarily from a deployed rescue squadron and deployed fighter squadron. In all, 19 U.S. servicemen were killed and 498[1] of many nationalities were wounded. Although al-Qaeda has been described by some sources as the likely culprit, the official June 25, 1996 statement by the United States named members of Hezbollah Al-Hejaz (English: Party of God in the Hijaz)[2][3] as responsible. In 2006, a U.S. court found Iran and Hezbollah guilty of orchestrating the attack.[4] (wikipedia)

 July 12, 1996 Fourth Bomber Convicted Ratigan Found Guilty Of Bank Robbery And Attack On Planned Parenthood Clinic The Spokesman-Review October 1, 1997  Tags:anti-government Constitutionalists domestic terrorism Brian Ratigan faces at least 50 years in federal prison for bombing a family planning clinic and robbing a bank in the Spokane Valley. The former Army sniper was convicted Tuesday of igniting a pipe bomb outside a Planned Parenthood clinic on July 12, 1996, and carrying a semiautomatic assault rifle during the $37,000 robbery of U.S. Bank minutes later. Ratigan was one of four involved in the domestic terrorism

July 27, 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing  The Centennial Olympic Park bombing was a terrorist bomb attack on the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27 during the 1996 Summer Olympics. The blast claimed 1 life and injured 111 people, while another person died of a heart attack. It was the first of four bombings committed by Eric Robert Rudolph. Security guard Richard Jewell discovered the bomb before detonation and cleared most of the spectators out of the park. Rudolph, a carpenter and handyman, had detonated three pipe bombs inside an ALICE Pack. Motivated by what he considered to be the government's sanctioning of "abortion on demand," Rudolph wanted to force the cancellation of the Olympics. After the bombings, Jewell was falsely implicated as a suspect by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the news media focused aggressively on him as the presumed culprit. However, in October 1996, Jewell was cleared of all charges. Following three more bombings in 1997, Rudolph was identified by the FBI as the suspect. In 2003, Rudolph was arrested and tried before being convicted two years later. Rudolph was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for his crimes.

August 1, 1996  Pierre Claverie - Wikipedia Pierre-Lucien Claverie (8 May 1938 – 1 August 1996) was a French Roman Catholic prelate who was a professed member from the Order of Preachers and served as the Bishop of Oran from 1981 until hismurder. Claverie was French but being born in Algeria meant that he viewed himself as a true Algerian; he was ... Catholic bishop dies in Algeria bomb attack | The Independent Aug 2, 1996 - Catholic bishop dies in Algeria bomb attack ... He was 58 and had been Bishop of Oran, one of Algeria's four dioceses, for 15 years. ... also to have been intended as a sign that the Armed Islamic Group (GIA), the country's most ruthless group, is still active, despite the recent death of its leader in an ambush.  FRENCH BISHOP KILLED IN ALGERIA - The Washington Post 3, 1996 - A French Roman Catholic bishop was killed by a bomb at his Algerian home in an attack apparently meant to head off an easing of strained diplomatic ties, French and Algerian officials said. Both nations condemned the slaying of Bishop Pierre Claverie of Oran, 58