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This is a normal post Why??
does this article even bring race into it??

It should read "Batshit mentalist shoots student!"
whats the point of it?
The race card gets played far too much for my liking! we are all humans (well most of us.. well some of us... )
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 10:38, Reply)
This is a normal post The question of race is brought up because of Trayvon Martin
It appears that US gun laws are allowing old white men to shoot clearly innocent black teenagers.
Yes we're all the same and the races do not scientifically exist, but that does not prevent racist attitudes.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 10:46, Reply)
This is a normal post I'm tempted to agree;
but there's a whole load of literature on threat perception. People are far more likely to perceive a black person as a threat, which suggests that there's a big problem with institutional and subconscious racism that puts black people more at risk.

Worryingly, it's not just whites that fall prey to this misperception - there's a famous line from Jesse Jackson from Newsweek (13.xii.1993): "[T]here is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look and see somebody white and feel relieved."

Which is a bit scary, really
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 10:54, Reply)
This is a normal post As a fairly pale white man, I'm scared by both white and black men, can't stand either
but only if they are tall and muscly. Short and muscly asian men are like dwarves.
Well, that's my racist message for today.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 11:33, Reply)
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I don't know why that's scary - he lives in the US where he is far, far more likely to be the victim of a black street robber than a white one. If If there's heavy traffic then I'm more careful crossing the street than when there's light traffic. Both scenarios could see me get run over, but one is far more likely to.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:34, Reply)
This is a normal post You, sir,
Win this week's "Dazzling Analogy" award.

Please collect your bumper pack of Haribo on the way out.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 15:21, Reply)
This is a normal post Haribo: The paedophile's choice
True fact
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 15:32, Reply)
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I like Ernest & Waldo, and I like paedophiles.

but I LOVE Haribo.

judge THAT, Leveson.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 18:24, Reply)
This is a normal post Did she?!

(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 11:05, Reply)
This is a normal post None of us know how threatened that guy felt with perhaps a car load of mouthy, aggressive blokes
giving him 'attitude.' It goes both ways
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 11:15, Reply)
This is a normal post This is true.
But if he felt so threatened that killing them seemed like a reasonable response, it's hard to avoid the conclusions (a) that the error might have been his, and (b) that he probably isn't the kind of person you'd want to be armed. Or alone in public at all.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 11:20, Reply)
This is a normal post It saddens me ultimately he had a gun on his person in the first place
incidents like this will always be inevitable if this is the case
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 11:24, Reply)
This is a normal post Well, yes.
But, still, there's no reason to believe that anyone was being mouthy or aggressive except the guy with the gun; and even if the people shot had been mouthy and aggressive, it's really not at all obvious that summary shooting is the best way to deal with the situation.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 11:29, Reply)
This is a normal post As I grow older I feel more scared of youngsters
I was even scared of them when I was a youngster.
A gun and the power of judge judy and executioner would be good.
Nigerians have an aggressive and expressive culture while the Japanese are quiet and apologetic. Guess who's gettin capped in da ass.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 11:37, Reply)
This is a normal post Oh Class
Inadvertent typos that make a crazy sort of sense crack me up...

the power of judge judy and executioner
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:02, Reply)
This is a normal post Go and watch Hot Fuzz again

(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:13, Reply)
This is a normal post excellent and underrated film

(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:16, Reply)
This is a normal post Oh Bugger.
Watched Hot Fuzz at least 3 times and that passed me by..

(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:18, Reply)
This is a normal post Ha
I'll have you know that all my typos are cunning cultural references
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:23, Reply)
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haha you said cunning instead of cunting
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:47, Reply)
This is a normal post WHAT!?
He pulls up alongside 'em (why?), argues & then shoots "eight or nine times" =/= "giving him 'attitude'"
...unless you were trolling, in which case well done: I did genuinely say "WHAT!?" at the monitor when I read your comment.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 11:26, Reply)
This is a normal post I get threatened by large crowds
Well, I guess 'ole shooty' will get me through public speaking
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 11:40, Reply)
This is a normal post Perhaps he wanted to ask them to turn the music down or something
it's not entirely unreasonable
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 12:05, Reply)
This is a normal post Wanting them to turn down the music is completely reasonable.
That's not really the problem here though, is it?
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 12:43, Reply)
This is a normal post I was just answering Tab's question
Perhaps they were stationary listening to loud music causing disruption to everyone around them, so he pulled up next to them and asked them to turn it down. Perhaps they gave him a load of aggressive, unreasonable bollocks back to him, so he wasted the guy. Just speculation, I wasn't there.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:01, Reply)
This is a normal post You Calling My Pint A Puff?
I'm in fear of my life. I'll stand my ground and kill you.

It's a crazy law. It gives people who carry guns the right to inflame a situation and then, when things get heated, pull a gun and execute someone.

What's next? A mentally-ill homeless dude spits on the pavement and someone calls him on it. Homeless guy get's defensive, angry, and the you pull a gun and kill him? Is that what you want - 'cos that's what'll happen...

Oh dear. Came all over Enfield again...

(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:11, Reply)
This is a normal post Jahled's right though-
there's a helluva lot of speculation, & not much evidence of what actually occurred.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:25, Reply)
This is a normal post Uhhh...
...might want to re-phrase that last sentence.

Unless you enjoy engaging in bukkake with aging comedians...
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 15:33, Reply)
This is a normal post Bet he wouldn't have done that without his gun on him though.

(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 12:49, Reply)
This is a normal post Exactly my thoughts
Looks to me like he was trying to play the big man but quickly escalated the situation to something he couldn't handle.

Without the gun on him and a law that basically says "He was coming right for me", would this situation even have occurred?
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:50, Reply)
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I've never walked around with a gun on my person - but I imagine that if I did, then I wouldn't feel very threatened by anything whatsoever.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:51, Reply)
This is a normal post I blame our capitalist society
Everything's a race, these days
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 12:17, Reply)