Monday, August 6, 2007

Why do you suppose????

Let's guess at why this article (the aol link headline: "Victims had No Criminal Records") made a point of stating that the students (the victims)shot execution style had no criminal records and were good kids .... I don't recall the victims criminal records at the other university shooting being brought up ... Edited to add ... since I posted this link the article at aol has been edited and the part about the victims non criminal background has been taken out.

Edit #2 ... Jayme found the original artical again with the part I had noticed originally. Click here if you are interested.


haze said...

Good catch.

What a sad, sad story.

Anonymous said...

I think the point is that these victims were killed execution style, which often (even normally?) would indicate gang associations. It certainly makes it much more likely that these students were targeted specifically (although in this case it appears they weren't), and that raises questions about the relationship or potential relationship of the victims to the shooters.

The other school shootings have generally been "spree" shootings, which is obviously a different case.

Malia'sMama said...

I just think it's terribly sad, all around.... but, yeah, the racial implications suck!