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Old 08-20-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: The Old Dominion
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Why do we have to depend on the overseas media for the actual facts in so many cases?

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Three teens accused of murder of baseball player Chris Lane identified | News.com.au

THE images of three youths police say murdered Melbourne baseballer Christopher Lane have emerged.

The Oklahoma teens who face first-degree murder charges have been named as Chancey Luna, James Edwards and Michael Jones.
But their parents yesterday protested their innocence.
Jennifer Luna, whose son is suspected of firing the fatal shot, claimed her son was at home saying: "My son is not that way. My son is a good kid."
Earlier today, former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has urged Australian tourists to boycott the US in the wake of the shooting murder of the Melbourne baseball star.
Mr Fischer said he was deeply angered by the latest tragedy and said turning our backs on America would help send a stern message about the need for tighter gun control.
Christopher Lane, 22, was randomly gunned down while jogging through the town of Duncan in Oklahoma on Friday afternoon local time.

If the angle is about race, does anyone here really believe that if the races were reversed, the US media wouldn't have been all over this 'detail'??

Last edited by Ibginnie; 08-24-2013 at 08:04 AM..

 
Old 08-20-2013, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I believe US media typically doesn't name minors suspected of crimes until their names become known another way or the names have been officially released by law enforcement. Foreign media probably doesn't play by those rules.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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Dont Worry Al and Jesse will be on the TV any minute...

Chris Matthews and all of the MSNBC staff will show the same rage as they did toward GZ!

In the meantime I will wait for hell to turn into an ice hockey rink.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 01:09 PM
 
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I like how the Aussie's think gun control would stop a minor from illegally obtaining a weapon. They have a gun ban there and criminals still get them and kill people.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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Originally Posted by SourD View Post
I like how the Aussie's think gun control would stop a minor from illegally obtaining a weapon. They have a gun ban there and criminals still get them and kill people.
Do you know what the gun crime rate is in Australia?

The police didn't release the names or pictures of the POS' because they're minors. Stupid rule if you ask me.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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I like how the Aussie's think gun control would stop a minor from illegally obtaining a weapon. They have a gun ban there and criminals still get them and kill people.
Laws against murder don't stop murderers, should we eliminate them?
 
Old 08-20-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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So I guess the lives that ARE saved by Australian gun laws are worthless to you, huh?
This is where they chime in with "But the U.S. is different than Australia!!!!"
 
Old 08-20-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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For some reason, too many young black males just don't give a sh=t. They lack empathy and morals.

And yes, I know the vast majority of young black males do not fall into this category.
 
Old 08-20-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: The Old Dominion
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For some reason, too many young black males just don't give a sh=t. They lack empathy and morals.

And yes, I know the vast majority of young black males do not fall into this category.
Thank you for a reasoned contribution to the thread.

Many are unwanted children and therein lies the crux imho. In addition to the many other disadvantages they must contend with, they often have only one parent and she is too immature/needy/messed up herself to do any decent parenting. It's a horrible way to grow up.

If you grow up without being loved or cared for, it's all too easy to become resistant or even oblivious to the feelings and well-being of others.

Some have suggested that the tremendous decrease in crime during the past two decades is a result of abortion being made legal in 1973. Fewer unwanted children.

There, something for everyone to disagree with
 
Old 08-20-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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Thank you for a reasoned contribution to the thread.

Many are unwanted children and therein lies the crux imho. In addition to the many other disadvantages they must contend with, they often have only one parent and she is too immature/needy/messed up herself to do any decent parenting. It's a horrible way to grow up.

If you grow up without being loved or cared for, it's all too easy to become resistant or even oblivious to the feelings and well-being of others.

Some have suggested that the tremendous decrease in crime during the past two decades is a result of abortion being made legal in 1973. Fewer unwanted children.

There, something for everyone to disagree with
Freakanomics.

An unwanted kid born to an unwed poor single teen mom = a thug in 16 years.

Put a morning after pill dispenser at every gas station.
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