Did this make national headlines?

Feb 2014
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It is easy to accept those shootings as normal and just the way life is. I am not saying that is right, but the more they happen, the more we see it that way. It is a cultural thing that we might want to change? But how can we change it when our culture sends a clear message that some humans have no value? And even people in nice homes think we would be better off if "those" people were dead. And then there are those who say F--K you I like my guns, and seem to believe that is the only thing that matters. How good is that self-centeredness for the whole of society? Also, the "entertainment" industry is driven by young men's desire for excitement so children grow up watching violence on TV for several hours a day.

I wonder where we might rank on a scale of being civilized?
 
Feb 2014
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Some reason it should have? Explain.
Well, I would say we need to be aware of the killings and discuss them because we have a democracy and the responsibility of governing ourselves. That responsibility necessitates being well informed and taking action when a problem is identified. I hope civilized people agree, those kinds of shootings are a problem that needs to be corrected.
 
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Some reason it should have? Explain.
No, not in particular. I'm just wondering what's the criteria for determining whether or not a story about a shooting that involves people getting killed makes the headlines, because I don't get the differences and I'm curious.
 
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It is easy to accept those shootings as normal and just the way life is. I am not saying that is right, but the more they happen, the more we see it that way. It is a cultural thing that we might want to change? But how can we change it when our culture sends a clear message that some humans have no value? And even people in nice homes think we would be better off if "those" people were dead. And then there are those who say F--K you I like my guns, and seem to believe that is the only thing that matters. How good is that self-centeredness for the whole of society? Also, the "entertainment" industry is driven by young men's desire for excitement so children grow up watching violence on TV for several hours a day.

I wonder where we might rank on a scale of being civilized?
Are we civilized?
 

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Oct 2010
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No, not in particular. I'm just wondering what's the criteria for determining whether or not a story about a shooting that involves people getting killed makes the headlines, because I don't get the differences and I'm curious.
If five or ten are dead and twice that wounded, and the shooting occurs in a school, I guarantee that incident will be covered globally.
 
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People get shot in Memphis all the time, probably a fatality once every 36 hours, probably 95 percent by guns. Also, about 90-95 percent of those shot and killed are poor and black. About 250 bodies a year, in a city of maybe 700,000 people. The killers don't care about the law, gun control or any of that. Kill or be killed in the inner city, and you would be surprised of the stupid things people get killed for.

No one really gives a shit about them, unless it's a baby, and yes, babies sometimes get killed too. There was a little black girl who is about two years old who was shot, I believe in a car. Despite a strong media report about it, no one has been caught, hopefully yet.
 
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