Hipster Tragedy

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  1. greyt

    greyt Well-Known Member

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    RIP Hipsters

    2 dead, 23 injured after car drives into crowd at SXSW (updated)

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    By Kyle Ryan
    Mar 13, 2014 9:24 AM
    The first night of SXSW Music was marked by tragedy when a car drove into a crowd near the busy Sixth Street corridor of Austin, Texas, and struck scores of people, killing two and injuring 23.
    Reports of what exactly happened are sketchy, but multiple eyewitness accounts described a car traveling at high speed north up Red River Street—the north/south street that intersects the city’s famous Sixth Street and is home to a few famous music venues, including Stubb’s and Mohawk—and hitting numerous people. Many have speculated the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Austin authorities have only said that 23 people were transported to area hospitals, five of them in critical condition, and two of them dead.
    A YouTube video captured the scene shortly after the accident, which occurred around 12:30 a.m. local time. The driver of the car is in police custody.
    We’ll post updates as we know more.
    UPDATE: The Austin American-Statesman explained that police looking for drunk drivers had attempted to pull over the suspect at a nearby gas station. According to the police report, the driver weaved through the gas station, went the wrong way down one street, then turned up Red River, which was closed to vehicle traffic.
    He drove two blocks through the pedestrians and at 11th, he struck a moped with a man and woman, who both died at the scene, Acevedo said.
    The driver kept going, hit a taxi and a parked van, before jumping out of the car and fleeing on foot. The same officer who initiated the stop chased him all the way through and tased him, the police chief said.
    Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said the driver will face capital-murder charges for the deaths and 23 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle. Authorities say a large portion of Red River will be closed for most of the day Thursday
     
  2. harlock

    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    has the hipsterness of the victims been officially confirmed?
     
  3. pontius pilot

    pontius pilot #TeahmGandhiStarver VIP

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    SXSW ? Never heard of it. :coffee:
     
  5. greyt

    greyt Well-Known Member

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    the driver^^^^^

    way to fuck up your life dude......should of just taken that DUI like a man
     
  6. sammyr134

    sammyr134 Mister Sunshine Banned User

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  7. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Conclusion by typical citizen of Austin: The police should not chase people who evade DUI checkpoints.
     
  8. Beth143nacho

    Beth143nacho Well-Known Member VIP

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    I find myself not caring, stragely
     
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    "The driver WEAVED through the gas station..." *snicker*
     
  10. Jon Mendelsohn

    Jon Mendelsohn New Member Banned User

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    see below
     
  11. Jon Mendelsohn

    Jon Mendelsohn New Member Banned User

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    It funny how all these young douchebags accuse other young douchebags of being "hipsters," when they are probably guilty of hipsterism themselves. No one will cop to it, though. It's as overused a term as "yuppie" was in the 80s. :coffee:
     
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  12. nearly.normal

    nearly.normal Well-Known Member

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    SxSW is an awesome time. I didn't go this year but have a bunch of buddies down there working and/or hanging out.
     
  13. Anfkid

    Anfkid Blue Banner Mafia Staff Member

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    robin what's going on here? my wig was covering my ears. :wigtip:
     
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    Jon Mendelsohn New Member Banned User

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    see post #11, TIA.
     
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    Quite Frankly Well-Known Member

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    Hipster on hipster crime, nothing to see here move along k thx
     
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    PelicanWig Beautiful Soup

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    why are hipsters bringing back the long twirlly mustache? that is one look that didn't need to come back around. it looks really pathetic.
     
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    Tragedy?

    I had to look it up:

     
  18. Boomer

    Boomer Who is your daddy and what does he do?

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    Great success!
     
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    Shocker. Driver was a real winner.

    http://gawker.com/drunk-driver-who-killed-two-people-was-at-sxsw-to-perfo-1543538951


    Drunk Driver Who Killed Two People Was At SXSW to Perform a Rap Show


    The 21-year-old drunk driver who plowed his car into a group of South by Southwest revelers had been scheduled to perform a rap concert at the festival later that night.


    Two Dead, 23 Injured After Driver Plows Into Crowd at SXSW
    Early Thursday morning, a driver fleeing police crashed into a crowd of people at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, killing two and injuring … Read…
    Police say Rashad Charjuan Owens had previous DUI offenses and now faces capital murder and aggravated assault charges for killing two people and injuring 23 others when he rammed his car past two wooden barriers and into a large group of people.


    Court records show Owens was arrested in 2011 in Alaska for driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, and a probation violation. That same year he was also charged with criminal trespass in an unrelated offense.


    According to court records, at the time of the crash there was an active warrant out for his arrest in Alaska for failure to appear.


    Austin police chief Art Acevedo said the state is filing capital murder charges—which allow prosecutors to ask for the death penalty—because Owens intentionally plowed into the crowd. One of the first people hit, musician Scott Jakota, said Owens "gunned" the car at him.


    According to reports, the aspiring rapper was trying to evade a sobriety checkpoint.


    Owens was asked to pull over at a sobriety check point and instead allegedly sped away from a police car. He smashed through a police barricade and then plowed down people, some of them lined up outside the Mohawk club, over a span of two blocks.


    Witnesses said victims were flying in the air after being struck.
    Owens then tried to flee the scene on foot before he was shot by a police officer with a stun gun and arrested. He suffered only minor injuries in the crash.


    The AP identified the two people fatally struck as 35-year-old Massive Music creative director Steven Craenmehr and 27-year-old Jamie Ranae West.
     
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    That's fucking sad man. Two people dead because this guy doesn't know how to live. Lock him up for the rest of his life, throw away the key.