Departing the Vacuousness
Started by Randy, July 06, 2020, 11:20:05 PM
QuoteShootings across USIn the nation's capital, 11-year-old Davon McNeal was killed Saturday night after a group of five young men began shooting in the southeast part of the city, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Metropolitan Police Department said.Davon was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m., MPD Chief Peter Newsham said.Davon was shot in the head moments after he and his mother stopped in a neighborhood to visit, the boy's grandfather told CNN.The youngster jumped out of the car to run into his aunt's house to grab a phone charger, said grandfather John Ayala, who founded the DC chapter of the Guardian Angels and has been fighting gun violence for many years.His mother, sitting in the car, heard gunshots and saw her son duck. She thought he was trying to dodge the bullets, Ayala said, but then noticed he wasn't moving and found he'd been shot in the head.
Quote from: Tom62 on July 09, 2020, 07:38:03 AMInnocent people being killed by the police is a rather rare event, you are more likely to be killed by lightning (even if you are a black man). Yes, any death caused by the police is awful but we should keep things in perspective and not close our eyes for other causes of death.
Quote from: Randy on July 09, 2020, 03:28:25 PMAll this happened on the American Independence Day. Why? I mean does this always happen or is it just that people like fireworks no matter what the source. In this case, guns. Is there something significant about the day that the news just had to report it?
Quote from: Davin on July 09, 2020, 08:06:40 PMQuote from: Tom62 on July 09, 2020, 07:38:03 AMInnocent people being killed by the police is a rather rare event, you are more likely to be killed by lightning (even if you are a black man). Yes, any death caused by the police is awful but we should keep things in perspective and not close our eyes for other causes of death.I find this kind of reasoning rather odd. What are you trying to lead us to? A type of natural event kills more people than the police murdering people, so care less about the police murdering people and let's start asking lightning to stop killing so many people? Odd, irrational, and quite silly.