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'Bored' teenagers gun down college ballplayer, Oklahoma cops say

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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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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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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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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.


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.


I just came across this story today.

Didn't know about the race of the attackers until I saw the comments section littered with white people screaming about a double standard. If the most someone can take away from this is paranoia toward whites. Well...

This tragedy makes me sick to my stomach.

Unfortunately as can be observed online, the vicious cycle of intolerance from all of humanity will always continue.

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I just came across this story today.

Didn't know about the race of the attackers until I saw the comments section littered with white people screaming about a double standard. If the most someone can take away from this is paranoia toward whites. Well...

This tragedy makes me sick to my stomach.

Unfortunately as can be observed online, the vicious cycle of intolerance from all of humanity will always continue.

 

But isn't that the point...

 

 

It is a horrible thing and the race of the attackers is completely irrelevant... until the media decides that they need to stir up some controversy...

 

The life of this promising young man is gone and the three lives of these stupid young boys are ruined as well.  All for what?

 

 

As for internet comments on news stories... well...  you know what you're getting there... half trolls and half the dregs of society.

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I just came across this story today.

Didn't know about the race of the attackers until I saw the comments section littered with white people screaming about a double standard. If the most someone can take away from this is paranoia toward whites. Well...

This tragedy makes me sick to my stomach.

Unfortunately as can be observed online, the vicious cycle of intolerance from all of humanity will always continue.

 

That "paranoia" isn't what I'm taking away from it ... it is a tragedy, pure and simple, as you say. It's how I felt as well, even before I knew the races of those involved and now regardless of those races.

 

My point is how the media plays it ... or doesn't play it ... and how you think they would play it if the races were reversed. My beef is with the media (and other high-profile people).

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Did race potentially play a role in the Trayvon Martin Killing?  Let's see.

 

The previous break-ins in the community were attributed to young black males.

 

Trayvon Martin met the profile.

 

The town in which the Martin killing took place in had a history of racism. 

 

The police were quick to release George Zimmerman, giving the appearance to some observers of racial bias.

 

 

Did race play a factor in this latest killing?  Perhaps.

 

If it did, I am sure we will hearing more about it.

 

 

 

 

 

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Back to the OP referencing Martin and Zimmerman. Talk to me when the deceased victim in this case is aggressively vilified and scrutinized by a large number of Americans for minding his own business in his neighborhood.
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They have black people in Oklahoma?  *confused*

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Disgusting behavior by these thugs, these are the type of African-Americans I'm so fucking ashamed of, the ones that paint a bad image for all the rest of us. 

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the alternative:

 

"black teenagers gun down college ballplayer"

 

do none of you see how that looks really douchey as a news report

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the alternative:

 

"black teenagers gun down college ballplayer"

 

do none of you see how that looks really douchey as a news report

 

Almost as bad as "white hispanic" while doctoring 911 tapes and pixelating police camera videos.

 

By the way...the two issues have nothing to do with one another, but bias through omission is still bias. 
 

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