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Old 11th February 2020, 03:10 PM   #81
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I guess we have to wait fr the parent's lawyer to hold a press conference before we know the kid's races.
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Old 11th February 2020, 03:15 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by casebro View Post
I guess we have to wait fr the parent's lawyer to hold a press conference before we know the kid's races.
Is that really an issue here? I know it is sometimes, but we don't even know if it's an issue with this.
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Old 11th February 2020, 06:15 PM   #83
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Is that really an issue here? I know it is sometimes, but we don't even know if it's an issue with this.
Not if nobody wants to talk about it. I'll start the CT ball rolling: Black on Black crime? Black on white? White on black? Or: Why do they not want us to know? Who was the bully vs who was the murderer, no race can come out ahead on that score. White victim, Black hero, we would be hearing about it. Black victim, black hero, white murderer BLM would be telling us about it. Black vic, white hero, white murderer, would be newsworthy. So, all one race?
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Old 11th February 2020, 06:20 PM   #84
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Originally Posted by casebro View Post
I guess we have to wait fr the parent's lawyer to hold a press conference before we know the kid's races.
I realise USan math(s) is different to the rest of the world, but does African-American count as more than one two race now?
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Old 11th February 2020, 11:35 PM   #85
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I'd recommend reading the article
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Old 12th February 2020, 11:28 AM   #86
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Television. It makes for a satisfying story that standing up to a bully exposes them as a coward and "turns the tables".

And movies. A semi-autobiographical Scandinavian example (Sorry, Baylor, they're all snow white!), the movie Evil (Wikipedia):

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It's very satisfying to see the working-class boy stand up to the upper-class bullies at his boarding school, but the film also shows that he only succeeds because he happens to be stronger than them and knows how to fight. A weaker friend of his doesn't fare as well, and it would have been self-defeating for him to try to stand up to them on his own.
Let's not forget what happened to the guy who defended a weaker kid against a bully in the case in point.
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Old 12th February 2020, 11:43 AM   #87
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Originally Posted by dann View Post
And movies. A semi-autobiographical Scandinavian example (Sorry, Baylor, they're all snow white!), the movie Evil (Wikipedia):

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It's very satisfying to see the working-class boy stand up to the upper-class bullies at his boarding school, but the film also shows that he only succeeds because he happens to be stronger than them and knows how to fight. A weaker friend of his doesn't fare as well, and it would have been self-defeating for him to try to stand up to them on his own.
Let's not forget what happened to the guy who defended a weaker kid against a bully in the case in point.
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Thanks! I've corrected it my own post, too.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_McElroy

This is what happens when civilization doesn't activly suppress bullying.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_McElroy

This is what happens when civilization doesn't activly suppress bullying.
Guess they decided against the wonderful neighborhood watch idea. The fact they ended up paying his wife 17G is obscene.
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Guess they decided against the wonderful neighborhood watch idea. The fact they ended up paying his wife 17G is obscene.
If they had persued involuntary commitment and kept the psycho in jail where he belonged, it wouldn't have been necessary for the town to resort to killing him.

That said, they did the right thing to protect themselves.
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If they had persued involuntary commitment and kept the psycho in jail where he belonged, it wouldn't have been necessary for the town to resort to killing him.

That said, they did the right thing to protect themselves.
I call it "preemptive self defense".
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If they had persued involuntary commitment and kept the psycho in jail where he belonged, it wouldn't have been necessary for the town to resort to killing him.

That said, they did the right thing to protect themselves.
If who had pursued involuntary commitment? His legion of victims?
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"What did you do in the war, Daddy?"
"Well, son, I stood up and demanded to speak to the manager!"
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