8 People Shot and Killed

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2008
8 People Shot and Killed
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Fri, 07-08-2011 - 11:29pm

I went to the amren website and read a very disturbing story. I wonder what everyone's take is on the motive.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-18-2000
Fri, 07-15-2011 - 5:40am
"Could you imagine the media ignoring a story if a white guy killed 8 Blacks?"

It was NOT ignored by other media because I saw several articles when I posted a link.

 


Photobucket&nbs

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 07-15-2011 - 8:36am
I'm "harping" on the "motive" because you keep trying to make it a race thing when it is clearly not. I noticed that's exactly what the articles on AMREN, especially the one for the OP are doing. They selectively cut and paste from the original article, leaving out the most pertinent information, all in an effort to make it look like blacks are inferior to whites. It works based on the comments to the AMREN "articles."
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 07-15-2011 - 8:37am
libraone wrote:
"Could you imagine the media ignoring a story if a white guy killed 8 Blacks?"

It was NOT ignored by other media because I saw several articles when I posted a link.

Exactly.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-18-2000
Fri, 07-15-2011 - 9:30am
iV really needs a conspiracy theory board. ;)

 


Photobucket&nbs

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Fri, 07-15-2011 - 10:30am
I agree, lol!

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 07-15-2011 - 10:39am

Seriously agree.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2009
Fri, 07-15-2011 - 12:32pm
No, I don't believe that if a white man shot and killed 8 blacks that the mainstream media would have ignored the story. I don't believe the mainstream media ignored this story either. There is no indication that this man was motivated by the skin color of his victims. He targeted ex-girlfriends and family. He has a history of domestic violence and general violence. His mother had a restraining order against him.

Race in this case is incidental.

Recently there was a stabbing in Boystown in Chicago. It's an area that attracts gays. A group of men were walking down a sidewalk when one of the group had beer spilled on him when he was bumped into. A fight ensued and a gay man (the one with the beer) was stabbed. Initially there were calls to charge the man with a hate crime. After an investigation it was clear that the motivation was the beer being spilled, not the mans sexuality.
That is similar to what we have in the case you have raised. A hate crime is not indicated.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-07-2002
Sat, 07-16-2011 - 11:43am
That may be due to many things, but 'lack of intelligence' isn't one of them.

 nwtreehugger  

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-07-2002
Sat, 07-16-2011 - 11:48am
WHO ignored this story? I live on the west coast & we heard about it on the news. No one ignored this.

 nwtreehugger  

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-07-2002
Sat, 07-16-2011 - 11:52am
I think I'll suggest that to CMBren! LOL! However, do you believe that they'd KNOW it should be on that board??? ;) LOL!!

 nwtreehugger