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#1 Happy Panther

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:40 PM

http://usnews.nbcnew...a-cops-say?lite

 

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t1

 

Strange that MSNBC, CNN and pretty much any other MSM site are referring to the murderers as bored teens and are refusing to release photos of the attacker. No mention of the race of anyone.

 

Even Foxnews isn't playing

 

http://www.foxnews.c...oma-for-fun-it/

 

 

If you go to the Australian media you find the following picture

 

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http://www.heraldsun...v-1226700172461

 

 

Compare that to the Treyvon articles where Zimmerman was immediately and often labeled as white or white hispanic even after being called out.

 

Strange..



#2 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:51 PM

I saw this on GMA this morning... honestly the race of the alleged shooters didn't cross my mind.

 

Probably just some punk ass kids trying to be badasses...  

 

 

 

I do hope that they are tried as adults.

 



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:56 PM

HP, I hope you are joking with this racial double standard rhetoric.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:58 PM

These boys "acted stupidly"



#5 Happy Panther

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

I saw this on GMA this morning... honestly the race of the alleged shooters didn't cross my mind.

 

Probably just some punk ass kids trying to be badasses...  

 

 

 

I do hope that they are tried as adults.

 

This article says they could face the death penalty...

 

 

http://www.mediaite....he-fun-of-it/#0



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:04 PM

Yep, many ways you can go on something like this when you publicy stick your nose into these things.

Obama will be asked if he had 3 sons, would they look like these, OR, would they look like the dead kid.
Funny how CNN who rushed to say white on black crime without even checking GZ's race, are silent on this one. No story here for them I suppose. And I am complaining about our pres and the media here.

I find this situation a tragedy, just like the GZ/TM situation. How can kids "kill" because of boredom? This is tough one for the president since he is saying nothing and now a foreign country will see him as racist? Maybe that is why the media is quiet

Not a good situation for sure.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:05 PM

Hope they're tried as adults without the opportunity for parole.

 

 



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:06 PM

This article says they could face the death penalty...

 

 

http://www.mediaite....he-fun-of-it/#0

I don't think the death penalty is an option for anyone under 18.

 

Edit: Looked it up. Looks like Oklahoma has sought death penalty for someone under 18 before (they do not have a minimum age, or did not at that time at least). The Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.

 

I doubt the death penalty would pass even if it is legal by state law.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:06 PM

Hope they're tried as adults without the opportunity for parole.

 

Some would argue that's unusual punishment for a minor.  Especially since that's a life sentence/die in prison. 



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:08 PM

HP, I hope you are joking with this racial double standard rhetoric.

 

 

Not speaking for him of course, but I think his point is not that the kids were black, but that the media goes out of their way to not mention race in a case like this, but it's the first thing that's mentioned when it is reversed.

 

imo it's all about what the news media can stir up and cause ratings with.

 

The race of these 3 kids has zero bearing on this.  At least not to me... it doesn't sound like it was any kind of racially motivated incident or anything like that... just three dumbass punk kids who thought it would be cool to kill someone.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:10 PM

HP, I hope you are joking with this racial double standard rhetoric.

 

Tell me what you think the media would be saying if a gang of three white kids in Oklahoma (or NC or SC or anywhere) hunted down a black kid walking/running down the road minding his own business and shot him in the back, killing him ... just for fun.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:11 PM

Some would argue that's unusual punishment for a minor.  Especially since that's a life sentence/die in prison. 

I don't care. Getting shot by someone because they're bored is unusual punishment as well.

 

I have little sympathy for aggressors in situations like this. There really doesn't seem to be much grey area here like there are with other cases according to the confession.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:11 PM

Maybe the biggest issue is the media blowing up any of these cases outside of a local level.

 

Tyrvon wasnt worthy of National Coverage and neither is this.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:13 PM

Maybe the biggest issue is the media blowing up any of these cases outside of a local level.

 

Tyrvon wasnt worthy of National Coverage and neither is this.

 

 

The only thing of national interest here is that the kid that was killed was not a US citizen, he was from Australia here on a baseball scholarship.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:13 PM

Maybe the biggest issue is the media blowing up any of these cases outside of a local level.

 

Tyrvon wasnt worthy of National Coverage and neither is this.

 

Agree.

 

There's no epidemic of neighborhood watchmen going around killing innocent kids. 
 




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