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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairdoug View Post
    Yeah, but it happened in small-town America, didn't involve any controversial weapons, and involved only white people. Nobody wants to read that. Besides, she was young, happened to have a vagina, and was out on the town way too late- she was practically BEGGING to be violated and thrown into a lake.
    yes, she also had a FaceBook account. So many strikes against her...
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    ^
    ^that's funny.

    so, what's to be done? nothing?
    sounds about right...it's the government after all.

    obama should just lead.
    make decisions. he only has 3 years left. time to do something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairdoug View Post
    Yeah, but it happened in small-town America, didn't involve any controversial weapons, and involved only white people. Nobody wants to read that. Besides, she was young, happened to have a vagina, and was out on the town way too late- she was practically BEGGING to be violated and thrown into a lake.
    Why start with the sexism angle? Are you saying the media doesn't cover missing white women? Or the public doesn't care about missing white women?

    All of that aside, it requires another level of cruelty to torture someone before killing them than it does to shoot someone in the back and run off.

    It's only a matter of time before Victor/Mole notices this thread.
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    Reminds me of this story:

    http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2...ed-life-prison

    They just well...did it. To see what it was like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Why start with the sexism angle? Are you saying the media doesn't cover missing white women? Or the public doesn't care about missing white women?

    All of that aside, it requires another level of cruelty to torture someone before killing them than it does to shoot someone in the back and run off.

    It's only a matter of time before Victor/Mole notices this thread.
    Not at all, actually. I'm saying that people are bound to place a heavy amount of importance on the fact that she was a young girl out at a questionable hour, as opposed to, say a well-built 22 year old male college student. And she was alone. Anything to detract from the horror of what happened. I think that the blame the victim mentality often has very little to do with whether or not people identify with a victim, and very much more to do with what level of comfort it brings people. /2cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    (So I'm waiting for [Mystery Poster!] to start posting in this thread about the evils of American gun freedom vs the beautiful Australian way of life.)
    Sure, Americans have gun freedom and we are free from guns.

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    It's nice that they at least assumed something resembling responsibility for their actions...

    And if the police don't find video games in the kids' houses...then they will still blame it on video games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü™ View Post
    And if the police don't find video games in the kids' houses...then they will still blame it on video games.
    Everyone in the world except Americans knows it is guns.

    And everyone in the world except Americans knows that nothing will change until the gun culture changes.

    So how can we change the gun culture?

    Well, we have successfully changed the smoking culture so why not apply the same techniques to the gun culture?

    We have succeeded in making smoking no longer socially acceptable, so why not make gun worship socially unacceptable?

    A big ask, you say, but America is a big country full of energy and enthusiasm, keen to reinvent themselves, in love with redemption.

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    A famous comparison from the UK, one which still causes a lot of issues even now:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_James_Bulger
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    "Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
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    I wonder how the media chooses which murders are interesting enough to give so much coverage to. Teenagers kill people every day. Is it because it was a white victim? An athlete? A college student? Because they said they were bored?

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