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Hostage Taker Dead

9/1/2010 6:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

James Jay Lee -- the gunman who took hostages today at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Maryland -- has died after being shot by police.

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According to police, Lee unsuccessfully spoke with several negotiators during the standoff.

Cops say tactical officers managed to get close to Lee ... and saw him point a handgun at one of the hostages. That's when officers decided to open fire  ... killing Lee.

Law enforcement claims Lee made several demands that "mirrored" the demands he had made on his radical website.

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91.

Taylor Dadson    

Bwa.. Bwa.. Bwhahahahahahaah.. Good shooting SWAT team!

1514 days ago
92.

BBS    

96...the ACLU made sure that mentally challenged people got their "rights" years ago (google "Billie Boggs"), and most all of the institutions that kept people like this were closed.

1514 days ago
93.

Bruce    

This Eco Nazi brainwashed by the Eco Gaia cult. If a Tea Party Member did this you liberal bottom feeders called journalist would be digging up every place this person had been and for months we would have to listen to spin lies and distorted truth. But oh he was a far left wing eco radical now you spin to say he was just mentally ill. Left leaning bias reporting at it best. You people should be fired for acting Like Nazi propaganda machine you are. You know he watch A l Bore film over and over. What far left wing nutcase Eco Nazi good job nuts keep spreading your hate.

1514 days ago
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TMZSUCKS!    

Chinese boy didn't want anchor babies in the US. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

1514 days ago
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Jamie    

I was like SO FREAKED OUT cuz i work a block away from the discovery building

1514 days ago
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dmnyc    

Well, he just decreased the human population by one. Just what he was asking for.

1514 days ago
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John    

Wait...I thought only right wing nutjobs do this sort of thing. Wake up morons, intolerance knows no political ethos - it's universal. But don't let that sink in, continue to pound on right wingers.

1514 days ago
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sweetpea    

I'm going to go out on a limb and say he obviously doesn't like babies. Somehow though, he thought he was different than the other "filth" that was brought into this world? While it may sound harsh, I'm glad they put him down instead of wasting resources. There are too many other people out there just like him- some much worse. I'm just glad none of the people in the building were injured.

1514 days ago
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Dan Kustudich    

Did you read his list of demands? Obviously not many of "contributors" to this site have ! Although, the way he was expressing them was offensive, many of his ideas had a great deal of validity ! The fact that when thousands of poor Hatians , Rwandans and Pakistais die either from various natural disasters or tribal killings , the MAIN reason is that they are so OVERPOPULATED that, like rats in an overcrowded cage, they either kill each other, or die of "natural" causes.
So, Mr. Lee was quite correct that humans need to start thinking about what they are doing to biosphere of Earth on which ALL of us depends. Do NOT jump tothe quick conclusion about this "nut", but try to read between the lines of what he was saying and see if some of it MADE SENSE !! Dan K.

1514 days ago
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Dan Kustudich    

Did you read his list of demands? Obviously not many of "contributors" to this site have ! Although, the way he was expressing them was offensive, many of his ideas had a great deal of validity ! The fact that when thousands of poor Hatians , Rwandans and Pakistais die either from various natural disasters or tribal killings , the MAIN reason is that they are so OVERPOPULATED that, like rats in an overcrowded cage, they either kill each other, or die of "natural" causes.
So, Mr. Lee was quite correct that humans need to start thinking about what they are doing to biosphere of Earth on which ALL of us depends. Do NOT jump tothe quick conclusion about this "nut", but try to read between the lines of what he was saying and see if some of it MADE SENSE !! Dan K.

1514 days ago
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axljones    

Most of the commenters here are idiots. I don't agree with his violent method but his views of the world are absolutely correct. Nobody talks about population control, we think people can have as many kids as they want and it's a 'blessing'. It's damaging, just like he said. We have all our problems today because of overpopulation. Oil, food, water, land, the extinction of species, all these scarce goods are more expensive and less attainable because of the massive population in the world. Yet no politicians talk about it, and we promote shows glorifying mass procreation, 8,12, 20 damn kids..its disgusting. And you people are a perfect example of the ignorance and stupidity in which humans view the world. Congratulations.

1514 days ago
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Christine    

#109.. if you want population control go to china. then you can loose all your other rights too, like freedom of religion and speech.

1514 days ago
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axljones    

#110 "loose" my rights? That doesn't really make sense...oh you meant "lose" my rights, you're obviously well educated. China has freedom of religion actually, you just can't display practices in public.

By all means, keep popping out babies until our natural resources cannot support the world population and chaos ensues, good luck.

1514 days ago
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SerialTmz-er    

In the end, he got what he wanted, less parasitic humans. And everytime he reincarnates, he'll be aborted and aborted and...

1514 days ago
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sutefroe    

#111 like #110 said if you want population control move to china, or go join mr lee in hell, you two sound like you would have lots in common...

1513 days ago
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