Mall Stabbings, Exploding Phones and Typhoons – Tragedies Last Week

Last week was one of the more tragic ones in recent memory. There were tragedies in nearly every genre; natural disaster, police shooting, bombing, cell phone recall, mass stabbing, you name it.

There gets to be a point where there are so many tragedies happening all at once that news outlets are forced decide which tragedies are the most marketable,which ones are going to get people to tune in to watch the insurance commercials. Here at Tragedy Weekly we try not to discriminate against tragedies. We try our best to treat each and every tragedy with the same amount of attention. If you know about a tragedy we missed, please visit our tip line.

Mass Mall Stabbing

September 18, 2016 – Some Piece of Garbage in St. Cloud Minnesota stabbed nine people in a shopping mall. Piece of Garbage was dressed in a private security uniform when he attacked the shoppers of Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud. The man was shot and killed by an off-duty slice officer who happened to be in the mall.

ISIS, a vague threatening force with religious motivations, has claimed responsibility for the attack, because apparently the asshole that did the stabbing was Muslim. ISIS is really shaping up to be the Milli Vanilli of terrorism.

Further Reading: WJON News, CBS News

Bombs in New York City and New Jersey

September 17, 2016 – This story is currently breaking. So details could be changing as you’re reading this.

Here’s what we know: Saturday in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City a mysterious bomb went off and injured 29 people. A “suspicious package” was investigated near the scene. A few hours later another suspicious package was found, and while being investigated by the police the package exploded.

Then, in New Jersey another mysterious package was found, and eventually exploded. There is a suspected that is apparently being captured as I type this, and is apparently in ISIS .

This all happens leading  to a big United Nations generally assembly happening this week.

As we said, details are still being gathered on this at the moment. Follow our Twitter for more info, or you know, read the actual news.

Further Reading: New York Times

BB Wielding Child Neutralized

September 15, 2016 – A 13-year-old boy with a BB-gun was shot and killed by police officers in Columbus Ohio. While responding to a call about an armed robbery the police encountered the boy who had a BB-gun in his waistband. Naturally the shot the boy multiple times and killed.

The boy’s BB-gun was a realistic replica of a handgun, which understandably caused the confusion for the police officers. However it is a little less understandable why they would immediately shoot and kill him.

Is it just me or does this feel like Déjà vu?

Further Reading: NPR

Galaxy Notes Explode

September 15, 2016 – First apple takes away the iPhone headphone jack, now this. Galaxy Note 7s are exploding. They’re exploding in people’s pockets, they’re exploding on airplanes and angry customers are blowing up Samsung’s customer service phone lines, probably.

Samsung has issued an official recall of the exploding phones for customers who are unhappy with the added feature. (seriously though, it’s still better than having the same phone as everyone else amiright?)

Further Reading: NPR

Typhoon in North Korea

September 14, 2016 – About two weeks ago in North Korea Typhoon Lionrock struck, displacing at least 100,000 people and killing 136. This week the typhoon approaches Japan, and will likely take more lives.

I know, “Typhoon Lionrock” would be a good name for a band, but it’s definitely too soon.

Further Reading: Accuweather

Honorable Mention Tragedies for the Week

A couple more tragedies almost made the cut for this week’s round-up, but not quite. There’s so so many tragedies…

A military school outside of Philadelphia was put under lock-down after reports of gunfire. But it just turned out to be bubble-wrap.

And some asshole burned down a mosque, because somehow his brain thinks that’s going to make the world a better place.

Thoughts, prayer and, good vibes to our readership.

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