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Old 06-09-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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Can't imagine this actually happening. Tunkhannock was one of the nicest places to live in NEPA, where people said hello to perfect strangers on the streets.


State Police Describe Night Of Terror Inside Weis Market During Killing Spree | WNEP.com
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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Can't imagine this actually happening. Tunkhannock was one of the nicest places to live in NEPA, where people said hello to perfect strangers on the streets.


State Police Describe Night Of Terror Inside Weis Market During Killing Spree | WNEP.com
It used to be nice. I haven't been there in many years. I imagine the unemployed find interesting ways to make or acquire cash...like theft, robbery, and cooking meth.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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It used to be nice. I haven't been there in many years. I imagine the unemployed find interesting ways to make or acquire cash...like theft, robbery, and cooking meth.

Kind of a non-sequitur, but OK. The young man/woman here was employed but had mental health issues. Could've happened anywhere.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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Kind of a non-sequitur, but OK. The young man/woman here was employed but had mental health issues. Could've happened anywhere.

He lived in Dallas, not Tunkhannock. He was an avid fan of some idiotic cartoon program on Nickelodeon and identified himself as a transgender (genderqueer} female. This news event made headlines in the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Old 06-10-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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Kind of a non-sequitur, but OK. The young man/woman here was employed but had mental health issues. Could've happened anywhere.
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It used to be nice. I haven't been there in many years. I imagine the unemployed find interesting ways to make or acquire cash...like theft, robbery, and cooking meth.
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He lived in Dallas, not Tunkhannock. He was an avid fan of some idiotic cartoon program on Nickelodeon and identified himself as a transgender (genderqueer} female. This news event made headlines in the San Francisco Chronicle.
It is silly to condemn Tunkhannock and for that matter NEPA over this incident. Pick something else as your favorite cause(s). How about the current digital culture and social media?

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The list of 'maybe' contributing factors is long...Tunhannock/NEPA are probably not near the top.
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:03 PM
 
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It is silly to condemn Tunkhannock and for that matter NEPA over this incident. Pick something else as your favorite cause(s). How about the current digital culture and social media?

Gunman

The list of 'maybe' contributing factors is long...Tunhannock/NEPA are probably not near the top.
I don't hate the area. I grew up there. I don't see anything positive happening.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:59 AM
 
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I don't hate the area. I grew up there. I don't see anything positive happening.
If you exclude WB low crime is one of the positives for this area. The national murder rate is around 5, Luzerne county excluding WB might be 1 or 2, WB bounces around but might be 10 to 15(high of about 35 in 2013), Philly is something like 30.... Detroit might be 45.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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He lived in Dallas, not Tunkhannock. He was an avid fan of some idiotic cartoon program on Nickelodeon and identified himself as a transgender (genderqueer} female. This news event made headlines in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Yes, this has made national news. The ABC Nightly News with David Muir covered it but omitted the anguish that the guy's "genderqueer" status apparently had on his mental state. It's unclear why they would omit that detail, but I've found that mental health issues are often swept under the rug.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:24 AM
 
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Yes, this has made national news. The ABC Nightly News with David Muir covered it but omitted the anguish that the guy's "genderqueer" status apparently had on his mental state. It's unclear why they would omit that detail, but I've found that mental health issues are often swept under the rug.
Hmmm, that's a surprise. I didn't see the news. What aspects (pray tell) did they 'emphasize'?
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Hmmm, that's a surprise. I didn't see the news. What aspects (pray tell) did they 'emphasize'?
The ABC Nightly News focused mostly on the video he posted of himself at the shooting range, and of course selfies posing with guns.


And to work in the mental health angle they mentioned the Nickelodeon cartoon he was obsessed with (which is not anime as my millennial sons pointed out when WNEP reported it as such).
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