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    Re: Shooting at Maryland Shopping Mall.

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Gee, maybe they are just scared.

    Cripe.
    And the cops aren't? That's no excuse to knowingly refuse entrance to LEOs who identified themselves. These employees are just making it worse. If I were breaching that door I would feel certain that an armed criminal were cornered and about to make their last stand.

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    Re: Shooting at Maryland Shopping Mall.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The BN forum rules allow you to wait up to 48 hours before making your thread. You made a thread without first knowing all the facts, which is fine if you want off-the-hip commentary, but it doesn't serve discussions of substance.


    I'm not accusing you of political agenda. You started a thread on a story we know very little about, and then regret that people aren't waiting until we know more. Well, Higgins, you didn't wait either. We all just jumped in, you, me, everyone. Non of us have very much information so there's nothing to post but random commentary.

    If you wanted to start a real discussion on this incident in the BN forum, you should have waited until tomorrow when more information will be available.

    That's what happens with these kinds of threads.

    Then its not breaking news....Whole point of the breaking news thread it to report on breaking news and update as you go, it is a place for posters to keep each other informed on events as they happen. The whole gun ownership, gun control argument doesnt belong in the thread.
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    Re: Shooting at Maryland Shopping Mall.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Or quicker still. Get that good guy with a gun to take care of that bad guy with a gun. And this will be over with before you know it.
    Unfortunately Maryland is a may-issue state and you have to basically be a LEO or a criminal to have a gun.

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    Re: Shooting at Maryland Shopping Mall.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Then its not breaking news....
    Of course it is. Anything within the last 48 hours is braking.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Whole point of the breaking news thread it to report on breaking news and update as you go, it is a place for posters to keep each other informed on events as they happen.
    There's nothing wrong with making such threads. It just didn't make sense that you would make a thread to share updates as they became available, and then 'like' a post that was telling everyone to wait until we know more before posting at all. The 2 just don't jive together. Did you want updates, or did you want to wait?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    The whole gun ownership, gun control argument doesnt belong in the thread.
    You know how these things always, always go. There's a shooting, then before the sun is down the media has as many bodies and crying people in front of the camera as possible. Then the politicians line up in front of the cameras disavowing 'weapons of war' being 'on the streets'. Within a couple weeks we'll be talking about a new gun control bill being proposed as a direct result of this shooting. Those are updates you can expect to see, and you said you do expect to see updates on this thread.
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    Re: Shooting at Maryland Shopping Mall.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Of course it is. Anything within the last 48 hours is braking.


    There's nothing wrong with making such threads. It just didn't make sense that you would make a thread to share updates as they became available, and then 'like' a post that was telling everyone to wait until we know more before posting at all. The 2 just don't jive together. Did you want updates, or did you want to wait?


    You know how these things always, always go. There's a shooting, then before the sun is down the media has as many bodies and crying people in front of the camera as possible. Then the politicians line up in front of the cameras disavowing 'weapons of war' being 'on the streets'. Within a couple weeks we'll be talking about a new gun control bill being proposed as a direct result of this shooting. Those are updates you can expect to see, and you said you do expect to see updates on this thread.
    The post I liked I thought was referring to people jumping straight into the blame game before the facts came out not the thread itself.
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    Re: Shooting at Maryland Shopping Mall.

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Only 3 dead. Nothing to see here and hardly worth a CNN special. Everybody knows unless it hits double digits is strictly a one hour story. Move on.
    This happens frequently on any given weekend in Chicago's south side. If a shooting takes place in middle class/upper class neighborhoods, it then becomes newsworthy as the target audience eats it up.

    Case in point.

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    Re: Shooting at Maryland Shopping Mall.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    This happens frequently on any given weekend in Chicago's south side. If a shooting takes place in middle class/upper class neighborhoods, it then becomes newsworthy as the target audience eats it up.

    Case in point.

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    Re: Shooting at Maryland Shopping Mall.

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Only 3 dead. Nothing to see here and hardly worth a CNN special. Everybody knows unless it hits double digits is strictly a one hour story. Move on.
    Unfortunately that's really true at an individual level as well, not just media. I admit it, when I saw "3" I kind of felt dismissive of it. Truth is we have little murders day in and day out, I didn't realize how many really til I ended up in Phoenix for a year and now SoCal. Boise was pretty tame, but it's also tiny and fairly uniform. The only real reason it made national news is because it was 3 at a mall. Had it been 3 young, innercity kids on the street or drive by type, it'd only be local news.
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    Re: Shooting at Maryland Shopping Mall.

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Only 3 dead. Nothing to see here and hardly worth a CNN special. Everybody knows unless it hits double digits is strictly a one hour story. Move on.
    They only cover it when kids are involved. Nothing like the blood of children....those media outlets foam at the mouth for that stuff.

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    Re: Shooting at Maryland Shopping Mall.

    I noticed something else about this sensationalism....it's racist. Extremely.

    They only report it when white people are involved. There is RAMPANT violence in Chicago. Black on black gang crime, and the numbers are extraordinary, yet no media attention.

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