Open Mic Night: WTF is going on in Colorado?


Uh...didn't we just have a mass shooting?  What is going on in this country?  Why does it feel like we've always just had a mass shooting?  WTF is up with that?

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  1. Before this happened there was a weird feeling in the air. Because I spend a lot of time running in the forest I usually feel very safe there. But last week before the shooting I didn't feel safe and I felt like I had to look under every leaf in the woods to see if there was something there. When I was visiting my parents in my hometown I got yelled at on my run, 2 blocks from their house, at the start of my run. This man yelled at me as I was crossing the street, exactly the way a pedestrian should, in the cross walk. I forget that in urban areas, such as Detroit Metro, people hate pedestrians there, particularly healthy runners, like myself. Detroit Metro has one of the highest pedestrians fatality rates in the nation. I got called "bitch," for exercising my rights. As well as he said, "I would like to punch you in the face." There is a general anger out there. Its like the movie 28 Days Later sometimes. I just kept running and enjoying my run. When I returned to Northern MI the feeling didn't go away. We need to have a serious conversation about the social ills in this country. We aren't resolving anything. So many layers and factors as to why stuff like this keeps on happening, I feel.

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    1. I'm sure if you were running while packing heat or had a baseball bat in hand he wouldn't have said shit.

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  2. K,

    This whole thing reeks of a massive setup!

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  3. I said this before & I'll say it again - In spite of this, people will STILL be more afraid of Jamal, Malik, & Tyrone than Preston, Parker, & Todd. SMDH. And we all know Colorado is no stranger to mass shootings. Remember Columbine?

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  4. The guy is from San Diego. I think he was in Colorado for school. I think he meant to do this in Colorado b/c people would be reminded of Columbine. For all we know he could have gone back to SD to start this shit. I find it very morbid that these poor people initially thought his act of violence was a part of the show. What with these 4-D theaters and the occasion of a midnight opening. They almost always rush to use the mental illness defense when it's a white guy. That's what I find most annoying about this. This guy just wanted to murder people. He wasn't crazy. He was planning this for weeks. You can't just watch people when they're trying to get away with stuff like this. If anything interference should have started when he was purchasing weapons and materials to make his dooms day devices. I find it ironic when people say something like this could have been prevented if they had been there in possession of a firearm. I'm just doubtful unless they themselves are very well-trained and willing to take on the liability of potentially injuring or killing other people in that sort of chaotic situation.

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    1. I totally agree...they will write off their rampages as being anomalies no matter how many times they engage in them. No pathologizing white culture and equating white men with animals.
      Also notice how they never mow these guys down. A unarmed black man in his car, on the train, or on the street will get killed in a hail of bullets, but they will bring the white guy who shoots a dozen people in alive. No deadly force there.
      And he's not accused of terrorism either. They only use that word for brown people apparently.
      Somehow they are never responsible for their crimes, and I wouldn't be surprised if they fail to give him the death penalty either.
      I think he is playing everyone with his "crazy" act, and they are EATING it up.

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  5. All I know is that he showed up in court looking like a stoned Ronald McDonald; gearing up for an insanity defense. He'd been planning this for months; the murdering bastard had fucking mortar shells in his apartment. Said apartment was so expertly booby-trapped that the cops spent the weekend trying to gain entry without killing anyone else. Not sure if they've been successful. Anyway, if this asshole is insane, then I'm white.

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  6. White boy is certainly not going to be labeled a "terrorist," since he's not black/brown or Muslim. If this guy was a PoC, the US government, public and media would have been rabid, immediately attributing his actions to "possible terrorist group links" without bothering to dig up the full story. I'll bet they'll blame mental illness and "insanity," in this case, as always.

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    1. Exactly.

      Media is doing their best in excusing this foôl's criminal behavior..he grew up in a nice home in the 'burbs,went to medical school, smart...anything to make White society look understood and regal.
      Poor Trayvon Martin lost his life and what do these same people do? find as many unfounded stereotypes as they could to degrade him,his family and his community.

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  7. And after this, people and politicians are now taking about the issue of gun control. This wasn't an issue during any of Chicago's violent weekends where black and brown people were killed left and right.

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    1. But isn't that always the case, Brotha Wolf? Certain people do not care about what happens to Black & Brown people until it affect THEM directly.

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  8. this guy I follow on tumblr is where I've been getting most of my news from http://sonofbaldwin.tumblr.com/

    Um the state of Colorado is what 5% black? Aurora is 20% black. I can't be the only one who noticed the above average number of blacks and Latinos that were in that theater that night. The mass murderer was overheard in a bar the day before the shooting making racist comments.

    One of the heros is a 19 year old black male. Helped a woman and her two children escape after her white boyfriend ran out by himself, got in his car and drove away.

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    1. Another one of the victims was a Black man who was there with his White girlfriend and his father. Both he and the girlfriend were shot. I wondered briefly if he targeted them due to their being and IR couple even though he shot indiscriminately seeing as even young children were targeted as well.

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  9. Leo Princess7/24/12, 7:54 PM

    And now idiot girls are on Twitter gushing about 'how cute' he is. >_<

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    1. I wondered when that would start.

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  10. I'm just gonna leave this riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight here:

    http://neo-prodigy.livejournal.com/1081044.html

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  11. Neo, I'm gonna send that link to a friend.

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  12. I'm not going to apologize for thinking or even saying this but the man who shot Trayvon should be subjected to the death penalty just like that fucker who shot up the movie theater...I want that mother fucker to be given a lethal injection. He's not insane he's a terrorist that deserves the death penalty due to his crimes against humanity.

    Either way I want that mother fucker dead.

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