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    Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens - just because[W:189:219]

    Cops: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- A random act of violence has left a promising 22-year-old college baseball player dead, a family devastated and two countries half a world apart rattled.
    Christopher Lane, who's from Australia, was gunned down in Duncan, Oklahoma, while he was out jogging last week. The motive, police say? Three teens who had nothing better to do.
    "They witnessed a young man run by on the street. Chose him as the target," Police Chief Danny Ford told CNN affiliate KSWO.
    When police eventually arrested the three teens -- ages 15, 16 and 17 -- one of them offered up a motive that made clear that Lane, who attended East Central University on a baseball scholarship, was chosen at random.
    "He said the motive was, 'We were going to kill somebody,'" Ford told Australian radio station 3AW.
    The national ongoing coverage this gets will greatly depend on what race the shooters are.

    We'll see if Al and Jesse decide to show up and march.

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

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    The national ongoing coverage this gets will greatly depend on what race the shooters are.
    If Obama had 3 sons.....


    the really sad part about this (other than another senseless murder) is that some people are using this as an excuse to cry for more gun control. we don't need more gun control. what we need is more thug control.
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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    If Obama had 3 sons.....


    the really sad part about this (other than another senseless murder) is that some people are using this as an excuse to cry for more gun control. we don't need more gun control. what we need is more thug control.
    Okay well, while you try to figure out how to deal with that . . . I'll just get more and more tired of hearing people even bring 'control' up.

    Thug control - gun control - whatever . . . . isn't it just obvious we have a serious, huge, problem in our society where kids just go around randomly killing people just because they thought it was fun? That's not even thug behavior, that's just - I don't know - there's something inhuman about that.
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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Okay well, while you try to figure out how to deal with that . . . I'll just get more and more tired of hearing people even bring 'control' up.

    Thug control - gun control - whatever . . . . isn't it just obvious we have a serious, huge, problem in our society where kids just go around randomly killing people just because they thought it was fun? That's not even thug behavior, that's just - I don't know - there's something inhuman about that.
    not really that unexpected when half the kids are born out of wedlock (nearly 3/4 for some demographics) and grow up in a home without a father around. when your male role models are unemployed street punks, drug dealers and the random guys who drop by to **** your mother....what can you expect?
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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    The national ongoing coverage this gets will greatly depend on what race the shooters are.

    We'll see if Al and Jesse decide to show up and march.
    Show up and march over what subject exactly? Seems the killers were arrested and confessed so I don't see the issue. Am I missing something?

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Show up and march over what subject exactly? Seems the killers were arrested and confessed so I don't see the issue. Am I missing something?
    if it was a Black kid going out for a jog and it was three White kids involved in the shooting it would be a issue. that is what you are missing
    It would be labeled as a hate crime no matter what the reason the kids gave for the shooting
    There would be claims the Black kid was profiled and was attacked by racist Whites for the only reason because he was black
    But because this is an everyday run of the mill black on white violence it probably wont make it past the local news or online article

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

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    The national ongoing coverage this gets will greatly depend on what race the shooters are.

    We'll see if Al and Jesse decide to show up and march.
    My understanding is two black and one white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    if it was a Black kid going out for a jog and it was three White kids involved in the shooting it would be a issue. that is what you are missing
    It would be labeled as a hate crime no matter what the reason the kids gave for the shooting
    There would be claims the Black kid was profiled and was attacked by racist whites for the only reason because he was black
    But because this is an everyday run of the mill black on white violence it probably wont make it past the local news
    But that is NOT what happened.

    And what did happen we know about BECAUSE it was in the news.

    Reality is a bitch.

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Show up and march over what subject exactly? Seems the killers were arrested and confessed so I don't see the issue. Am I missing something?
    See, that's part of the problem......"they were caught and are paying the price..". That's all well and good but how about some damned consequences BEFORE things get to this point? These kids are being brought up in an environment where there are no expectations of them, no consequences for anything as long as they don't get caught and if they do get caught the consequences are mitigated because of their age, race, sexual preference, Facebook status...whatever.

    We got spoon fed this crap during the Trayvon thing where "he's just a kid" was played over and over and over. Hell, even that Jeantel chick was all "he was just being a kid". Well, we have to start treating our kids like potential adults!!! What do we expect...that some kid who has never been held accountable for anything his entire life is just going to turn around at 18 and say "Well, today's the day"?

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    Re: Police: Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    My understanding is two black and one white.
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    they all look "black" to me.
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