´I made sure my mom was dead and shot her again in the head´ : Teen killed his mother and sister after Halloween movie inspired him to murder his family ´with ease and with little remorse´ Daily Mail [UK], by Beth Stebner and Rachel Quigley
A 17-year-old boy who shot his sister and mother said that watching horror movie Halloween gave him the idea because he was ´amazed at how at ease the boy was during the murders and how little remorse he had´. Jake Evans´ disturbing four-page confession was released yesterday during his trial for the October 3 shooting deaths of his sister Mallory and mother Jami in their upscale home in a gated community of Aledo, Texas. The chilling confession spells out in intricate, matter-of-fact detail the thoughts and actions of the 17-year-old in the hours leading up to and during the inexplicable
Friday The 13th Pt 2 had the ever so stunning Amy Steel in it. That made the whole movie worthwhile. The genre itself is pretty dopey though. The shock wears off quick and then it becomes a yawn. With evil working as hard as it is lately, the weak will always be the first to fall for it. Expect more. Stay armed.
"Howdy, Jake. How was lunch, boy? Good, good. (sotto voce) Lemme just pull these lineman´s gloves on... OK -- Where was I? Oh, right. Jake, y´see this here thick, black wire in my right hand? OK, you hold that bare copper end in your left hand, real tight-like. Good, good. You got it! Now, see this here thick red wire in my left hand? Well, that´s right, boy! No foolin´ you -- that goes in your right hand. Right, right, you hold that bare copper part. This next part is jess like a visit to the doctor. Ah´m steppin´ off this here rubber mat and goin´ behind the wall there. You´ll see me behind the window. Then we´ll count backwards together from 5, OK? Got that? Then...."
#2: Well, yes, but how do we stop guns from seeing violent movies without violating the [cue Heavenly Choir] Holy First Amendment Rights of Hollywood´s Anointed?
#6: There are two parts to every tax break: they pay less, so you and I pay more. Wait, three parts: the pols get a cut as "campaign contributions."
Sad fact of life (and death): Some few people are born with genetic, gestational or other developmental deficiencies. Some of these deficiencies are further exacerbated by ignorance or incompetence by parents, teachers, pastors, counselors, etc. Like a mudslide killing a family or an entire community, it cannot totally be predicted or avoided. Like I said, sad fact of life.
The other sad fact of life is that collectivists will latch onto any plausible scapegoat. Some collectivist movements will demonize the free speech and criminalize the entertainment industry. Ours favors them and demonizes the gun owners instead.
We should call for calm, avoiding overreaction, and avoiding governmental restraints on the freedoms of sane, responsible people. Penalties ought to come only on those who have intentionally harmed the innocent, and on those "caught in the act," i.e., absolutely imminent threats.
#9: In the simplest terms possible you are right: it isn´t the guns or the movies that kill people. It´s people that kill people.
I was making a sarcastic point by suggesting that liberals ought to be consistant and if they blame one object (guns) for loss of life, they should , under the same principle blame the movies also. But we all know they will not because, in the end, they are not really concerned with violence and death, they just want to take our guns away.
However, I do believe that there is a measurable cumulative effect on individuals and society overall due to the coarsening of our culture by the purveyors of the type of gaabage that comes out of hollywood, the so called music industry, television, and video game publishers. One can reasonably deduce that the more feable minds among the population can be tipped over the edge by this never eanding and cumulative coarsening process whereas they would most times stay within the bounds of civilized beahvior were it not for these stimuli.
No, it isn´t the movie alone...but the constant barrage of violence, gore, and the glorification of evil in movies is a CONTRIBUTING FACTOR. And if we went back to having some level of self-imposed standards, there will be no violation of the First Amendment. Besides, the First Amendment protects one´s speech. Anyone can say what they want -- and as long as it doesn´t infringe upon other people´s rights (e.g. cause harm to others), there should be no repercussions for that speech. However, while we are all granted the right to free speech, we are not guaranteed any specific forum for it. This means that there is no guaranteed right to broadcast said gratuitous violence and gore on TV or in movie theatres across the country. And remember, if there is cause for harm, one may be held accountable for such speech that created that harm in the first place (e.g. go to jail if you yell "Fire!" in a crowded theatre and people are hurt or killed in stampede as a result).
The idea of killing someone "just to see what it feels like" has been glorified in several movies and songs. It seems that when some people, usually young people, are exposed to that idea they latch onto it and can´t get it out of their heads and so they actually do it. In my little rural part of the state it has happened at least 3 times that I can remember. The most memorable was a 14 year old kid who beat a 12 year old schoolmate he barely knew to death with a baseball bat in the woods behind his house. He didn´t need a gun, just a sick idea implanted into a sick brain.
#18 wrote to me: #11, there is nothing in the article which suggests a developmental disability.
I mentioned "deficiencies" in the factors that developed his character and personality, very carefully including both the genetic and environmental factors, i.e., the entire preparation of his individuality, values and inclinations.
If you feel that someone who commits cold-blooded murder is not a deficient person, then I have no further reasoning that could possibly convince you.
There are many liberals who lead thoroughly decent lives. And there are conservatives who do not. But that is not the whole issue. There is something about liberalism that is not nearly as true about conservatism. The further left one goes, the more one finds that the ideology provides moral cover for a life that is not moral. While many people left of center lead fine personal lives, many do not. And left-wing ideals enable a person to do that much more than conservative ideals do. There is an easy way to demonstrate this. If a married — or even
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Texas A&M said Tuesday that redshirt freshman Polo Manukainiu and a friend who was joining the Utah football team this fall were among three people killed in a single-car rollover crash in the high desert of northern New Mexico, stunning both schools just days before fall practices begin. Manukainiu, a 19-year-old defensive lineman for the Aggies, and 18-year-old Utah recruit Gaius "Keio" Vaenuku were killed, officials from both schools said. The wreck happened Monday evening on U.S. 550 near Cuba, about 85 miles north of Albuquerque, apparently as the group was returning to suburban Dallas, where three of them had
Living in the Detroit metro area most of the last decade, I have experienced many of the events leading to its bankruptcy.Take, for example, the 2008 State of the City address by then-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. With Detroit facing a perilous fiscal future and him facing ethics complaints, Kirkpatrick highlighted race. He sparked controversy by using the “n-word” while referencing an insult he received from some random person. Kirkpatrick vowed to stand strong against this attack, and asked citizens to stand by him against a “lynch mob mentality.” He essentially used that slur to leverage racial tension, inciting and dividing the
Stomping on the brakes of a 3,500-pound Ford Escape that refuses to stop–or even slow down–produces a unique feeling of anxiety. In this case it also produces a deep groaning sound, like an angry water buffalo bellowing somewhere under the SUV’s chassis. The more I pound the pedal, the louder the groan gets–along with the delighted cackling of the two hackers sitting behind me in the backseat.[snip]This fact, that a car is not a simple machine of glass and steel but a hackable network of computers, is what Miller and Valasek have spent the last year trying to demonstrate. Miller,
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Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
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