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Another day...

Postby new cook » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:12 pm

...another deadly school shooting. Whether at an el-hi or college, these events are becoming so commonplace. It makes me wonder, are we as a society also becoming numb to it?

http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=21 ... nafxZ4RWle

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Re: Another day...

Postby okbye » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:05 pm

According to that article it wasn't a "school shooting", it was a murder that happened to occur at a school. The guy was singled out and shot intentionally, no one else was hurt.
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Re: Another day...

Postby new cook » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:57 am

Whether the victims are random or specifically targeted makes little difference. It's still (premeditated) murder. Someone was pissed off about something and using a firearm they felt the need to express their rage at a school, a place where parents send their kids to learn. A place we used to think of as safe.
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Re: Another day...

Postby Kamidanshir » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:00 pm

The headline of that article doesn't really reflect the tone of the piece. Reading the headline, one expects that the article would be about how we're becoming numb to yet another school shooting, but the article is actually about why this one was different: because it was targeted at a specific individual, like Barb said. To me, the best analogy for the events at Purdue is not Newtown but the murder of Annie Le, in which no firearm was used.
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Re: Another day...

Postby new cook » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:21 pm

I reread the entire article and I interpret it as addressing both. The posting of social media responses in the middle of it may cause some to think the article has ended? Don't know if that's an issue here or not.
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Re: Another day...

Postby Kamidanshir » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:37 pm

Thanks, but I did somehow manage to read the entire article. I still think it's a misleading headline.
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