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Old 02-01-2013, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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I love how the "progressive" media has given this so much attention. What about all the shootings in Chicago. I forgot Georgia is a red state, and Illinois is a blue state.
This is what I am saying. Why are reporters interviewing the cousin of a wife's sister whose daughter plays softball for the school who played Price last week? I mean really?? Chill people.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:34 AM
 
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Those zone 3 schools are no joke. Damn, at least the kid survived.

I have a cousin that teaches at Carver, not far from Price, I'm gonna try to do more youth mentoring when I come back to Atl.
how very noble of you....our kids need more positive mentors
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:40 AM
 
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Why is the local media blowing this up like its September 11th?? Two black kids fought, one got shot, nothing to see here. Its as if Atlanta media wants attention from outside media like the situation in Conn. Its not that serious people.
excuse me? not that serious? Hello? Maybe its not that serious to you because its not your child. But 14 year olds bringing guns to school and shooting is something serious and it needs to stop. Whether its 20 kids or 1 child this type of violence is not normal and needs to be address immediately.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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Why is the local media blowing this up like its September 11th?? Two black kids fought, one got shot, nothing to see here. Its as if Atlanta media wants attention from outside media like the situation in Conn. Its not that serious people.
Not that serious? Are you kidding me?

I'm not a gun control nut, but one handgun in any school that doesn't belong to someone who is supposed to have one there (i.e. police, security, etc.) is one too many. One kid getting shot in any school is one too many even if it isn't my child or my child's school.

I guess society has gotten so desensitized that it takes an all-out massacre before some people think that a story warrants attention.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Atlanta, where we have school shooting and everyone survives!
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Not that serious? Are you kidding me?

I'm not a gun control nut, but one handgun in any school that doesn't belong to someone who is supposed to have one there (i.e. police, security, etc.) is one too many. One kid getting shot in any school is one too many even if it isn't my child or my child's school.

I guess society has gotten so desensitized that it takes an all-out massacre before some people think that a story warrants attention.
No, low victim count usually needs the victims to be not people of color. If the victim and the perp are of color, its just another case (i.e. black on black crime). Location also matters. If its in a non-wealthy part of a city, some people don't care. If it was in the 'burbs (i.e. East Cobb, Cherokee), it would be more worthy of some people's time. It definitely should not be this way though. A life is a life. That kid is blessed to be alive. I heard his mother speaking on the Ryan Cameron Morning Show today.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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excuse me? not that serious? Hello? Maybe its not that serious to you because its not your child. But 14 year olds bringing guns to school and shooting is something serious and it needs to stop. Whether its 20 kids or 1 child this type of violence is not normal and needs to be address immediately.
Fixed? Overnight? yea ok...its only going to get worse. It may even be too late. Eventually the panick will wear off, we will get relaxed and it will happen again. Watch.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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Not that serious? Are you kidding me?

I'm not a gun control nut, but one handgun in any school that doesn't belong to someone who is supposed to have one there (i.e. police, security, etc.) is one too many. One kid getting shot in any school is one too many even if it isn't my child or my child's school.

I guess society has gotten so desensitized that it takes an all-out massacre before some people think that a story warrants attention.
Maybe so, but this could have easily happened by these same kids at a local park. Violence is violence, but if you'd rather violence happen at a park instead of a school property then ok, everyone has their preference.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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No, low victim count usually needs the victims to be not people of color. If the victim and the perp are of color, its just another case (i.e. black on black crime). Location also matters. If its in a non-wealthy part of a city, some people don't care. If it was in the 'burbs (i.e. East Cobb, Cherokee), it would be more worthy of some people's time. It definitely should not be this way though. A life is a life. That kid is blessed to be alive. I heard his mother speaking on the Ryan Cameron Morning Show today.
Sadly, this is very true. Which is part of why the Sandy Hook massacre really got to a lot of people (the other part, of course, was the age of the kids).
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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Location also matters. If its in a non-wealthy part of a city, some people don't care. If it was in the 'burbs (i.e. East Cobb, Cherokee), it would be more worthy of some people's time.
I think our local media loves to get hysterical about intown crime. Folks get shot and robbed in the suburbs all the time but it doesn't seem to generate same level of media attention.

But maybe that's just my subjective impression.
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