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Old 02-09-2015, 01:11 PM
 
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Does anyone know why he killed the victim? Just for fun? or what?

What makes me sick here is that the killer was so cavalier about it and just took the selfie with the body in the background, like he was proud of himself. I just wonder why he did it? was it a black vs white thing? Gang initiation? hated the kid? what?

i mean, tbh, the teen killer, for all intents and purposes looks like a normal, well-adjusted teen.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:04 PM
 
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Look, it's not any worse. Crime rates are down. In the US at least, we live in a better world than we did some 30 years ago. I grew up with an older father who is not at all sentimental. He's 83, and he'll give you an unvarnished picture of what life was like when he was a kid. Casual brutality was a part of the world he lived in. Animal cruelty, spousal abuse, rampant racism, unremarked-upon alcoholism, etc. were all stuff that went on around him.

A guy he knew beat a horse to death one day when my dad was a kid. No one remarked upon it to any great extent. Do you know how unhinged you have to be to beat a horse to death?

A family he knew had two unsolved murders associated with them that were never investigated because they knew the right people.

His uncle beat up his aunt on a regular basis. No one intervened.

Etc.

We see these things now a lot more because people can express themselves publicly with far less effort. So criminals - not being the sanest or smartest people - tend to leave trails.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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They are sickos, but there have been killers of all ages for long time, not that "new". Teens have been killers, heck even younger children have been known to murder others.

Same with really old people.

The only new aspect is the "selfie" part. There was a guy who was shot by a woman in Florida(he survived) and he had taken a selfie while bleeding.

WOnder what the hash tag read, "Bout to Lose this life"!
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:21 PM
 
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A single person, no matter how horrific and crazy their acts may be, can never justify such categorical statements or stereotypes. All they really prove is that they, as an individual, are messed up in the head.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I don't know how everybody else feels about this, but from what I've noticed I'd say criminals are becoming younger and more brutal! And what rational killer would take a selfie with the body and incriminate himself?

Jeannette teen, charged with killing another, took 'selfie' with body | TribLIVE Mobile


What in the world happens for someone to think it is ok to treat another human like that? I know that it sure seems from the news that most of the people in the city here that are killing, robbing, and car jacking are teens. I bet half of the car jackers are not even old enough for a driver's liscense.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:30 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Unfortunately with the new 1984 think speak they are not violent young black men
They are children or teens that have made bad choices and are having a troubled youth
And should certainly never be held accountable for anything unless they are white
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I don't know how everybody else feels about this, but from what I've noticed I'd say criminals are becoming younger and more brutal!
If you went back in time to the Old West you'd probably be thinking it was brutal back then too.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I guess you've never heard of the Briley Brothers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briley_Brothers
I think this proves the thesis that such events have happened before but we were just not aware of them because the news was more local or regionalized.

I had never heard of the Briley brothers.
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