Bulletproof backpack sales are on the rise following the Newtown school shooting. 8 News Investigative Reporter Kerri O’Brien puts one of the backpacks to the test, and talks to parents to get their opinions on the controversial product. In the 1980’s this would be a comedy sketch, in 2013 it’s real life. Leave your thoughts in our comment section now!
Shocking new footage has surfaced that shows a 747 cargo crashing at Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield. The crash reportedly left all seven Americans aboard the plane dead. The Taliban took responsibility for the crash shortly after it occurred yesterday, but NATO told the Associated Press that these claims were false. R.I.P
Gunshots pierced the fog of marijuana smoke hanging in Denver’s Civic Center on Saturday afternoon, sending attendees at the largest pot smokeout in the country scrambling for their lives. Denver police said two people who were shot in their legs were rushed to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Also, a juvenile grazed by a bullet walked to a nearby hospital. F**king hell America what are you doing? Can’t even enjoy a nice day in the park without some idiot shooting up the place.
A massive explosion just rocked a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas. Dozens have been confirmed killed, while authorities are reportedly warning residents that they should evacuate town as soon as possible. The explosion occurred around 7:50pm local time in the town of West, north of Waco. A fireball of nearly 100 feet high has been reported along with a massive power outage. “Law enforcement is advising residents to leave town immediately,” West’s school district tweeted, potentially due to fears of another explosion.
The Boston Marathon bombs may have been packed with ball bearings, which could explain why so many victims lost feet, calves and ankles in the horrific explosions. Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, killing three and injuring more than 144 in a terrifying scene of shattered glass, bloodstained pavement and severed limbs at the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon.
There was no word on the motive or who may have carried out the attack, and police said they had no suspects in custody. However, at least two people are “talking with police”. At the White House, President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will “feel the full weight of justice.”
Beginning in February, students throughout Quebec began protesting against a proposed 75 percent hike in the cost of their tuition. Quebec’s government responded by passing a controversial emergency law that places strict limits on free assembly, requiring demonstrators to submit protest plans and receive police approval. Reacting to the new law, hundreds of thousands more took to the streets to join the broadening protest. Thanks to Andrew for this awesome submission.
Over in Brussels 8 gunmen have made off with 50 million dollars worth of rough cut diamonds stolen from the cargo of a plane bound for Switzerland. The only “evidence” police have discovered is a burned up van. They believe it was set on fire to destroy fingerprints and other trace evidence. Police have no leads as the manhunt for 8 masked men continues.
Extraordinary video has been captured showing a five-metre Great White shark attacking a small boat at the weekend. “I filmed it all on my GoPro, the first half just by holding it by my hand, then sh*t myself after it got to close and put it on a pole”. “It chewed on a moving propeller like a boss and didn’t give a f**K about anything!! Was so cool” Said Joel Ryan who captured the once in a lifetime event.
The Australian Queensland coast is currently being battered by heavy rain and crazy winds that are churning up big seas and foam in some areas along the coast. Yesterday in Alexandra-Mooloolaba, Queensland, what looked like a wave gave police a surprise of a lifetime. See what it was after the jump.
This video shows a man climbing on stage where Ahmed Dogan, the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms was speaking in Bulgaria. The man then points a gas pistol, which are not lethal but can cause serious injuries if fired at close range, at Dogan’s face. Thankfully, Dogan was able to escape unscathed as the pistol appeared to jam. Thanks to Jeff for this submission…
This amazing teacher rushed 15 small children into the bathroom as shots rang out. She told students that they had to remain absolutely quiet fearing that the gunman may hear them and begin shooting the bathroom door. She told students, “There are bad guys out there now, we need to wait for the good guys.” Somebody give them woman a medal.
Twenty-seven people, including 20 children, were killed when a gunman clad in black military gear opened fire inside his mother’s kindergarten class at a Connecticut elementary school. The shooter, who sources identified as Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, in the face at their home in Newtown, Conn., then went to nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School where she taught and gunned down her entire class, according to sources. Lanza was found dead inside the school, according to officials. Eighteen of the children and six more adults were dead at the school and two more children died later, according to Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance. An official with knowledge of the situation said the shooter was armed with a .223-caliber rifle. Four weapons in total were recovered from the scene. The motive is not yet known.