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Apparently it is ADAM Lanza. Ryan is his older brother, who is being question but is not a suspect.
School shooting reported in Newtown, Conn.
This is so disturbing that I cannot get myself to read about it, and I am sure that I will not want to watch it on the news tonight.
Official death toll: 18 children dead at the scene, 2 pronounced dead at the hospital. 6 adults dead.
The worst part of today was watching the death toll of kids rise like it did. I can't even imagine what they're parents are going through.
When I first saw the Breaking News thing on CNN, it was being reported that perhaps 1 or 2 people had been killed. Watching that count rise has been terrible.
And from what I have read so far it looks like he locked the room and shot the kids execution style?
What a sick kid.
I can't even imagine the pain for the parents...this cuts deep.
"...an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough jobs or enough profits" JFK
We have five different networks on TV's here at the radio station as we attempt to update our listeners as soon as we can. CNN has done a very good job. Fox has done quite well, especially with some of the more breaking updates and interviewing experts on the emotional/psychological impact. HLN has been equal to CNN with fewer interviews but much more on the ground reporting. MSNBC decided to politicize it from the start, and went full on political after Obama's very, very fine remarks. Was glad to see FBN and CNBC stick with their format and let the other news networks handle what they do best at.
Just heard an interview with a brilliant young teacher. After hearing the shots she took her entire class and and put them in the class' small bathroom. Then placed a janitor cart in front of the door to make anyone that came believe it was a janitorial closet and not a bathroom.
When the cops arrived she demanded that if they really were police they could get keys to get them out.
oh my god. my wife is a news producer and can barely deal with this. she just wants to leave for the day but it's too big of a story. we have a daughter in kindergarten.
my heart goes out. so very sad. little children.
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
What happened, how horrible.
We always have the gun debate after tragedies about this. But I hope we can have a debate about mental health finally. We do far too little to combat it.
People already making this political in a non-productive way.
You don't change your stripes at all do you?
Get that crap out of here. Twenty six people lost their lives today because a kid went crazy. Hundreds of families will be affected and you felt the need to post this?
You should be ashamed.
Don't be silly. Liberals are doing the same. It's sad that anyone feels like they should do it. Just look at twitter.
So go ahead and do it too? By posting a political post about people politicizing it?
Can you just drop it for a couple days? I'll take it you aren't a parent?
This one cuts very deep. Even for people that had no ties there.
Looks like youre right, it was ADAM not Ryan.
That was partly the point. Linking is not endorsing. I thought the article itself was somewhat ironic. We do, however, have a duty to learn from tragedy. We rarely, somehow, seem to. The initial media reporting is shaped by ratings and whoever shouts the loudest. That rarely makes for good, considered public policy. But we need publicity to get big things done in this country. Of course it is going to hurt, but you also owe it to yourself and the families of the victims to THINK.
Let's put it this way: we know very few pertinent facts about this case. One of the few things we do know is that no one who does such a thing is mentally well. Do you know the level and effectiveness of mental health provision in your community? In your state? Should you? Do we ALL take some responsibility for doing our small part for preventing future senseless acts of violence? Or do we refuse to comment, let the blowhards shape the agenda, and then move on to discussing blandly tragedies that don't command our emotional empathy (see Iraq, drone attacks, poverty etc)?
This is the result of a societal breakdown. The moral and cultural breakdown of our country played a huge role.
Another thing, the media is throwing gas on the fire.
Do you really want to battle mental health? I'd rather battle mental illness.
Yes! Quite the slip of the computer key! I had a friend who tried to commit suicide this year and had mental health difficulties. It really is a disgrace how we treat the most vulnerable amongst us. But we all get so pious at times like this. It's irritating. The best way we can honor the bereaved is to vow to actually do something substantial rather than wail and gnash.
I took a nap and think I might have woken up in Bizarro Land. I just read a post on facebook from a republican that I know in which The Obama Administration was criticized for not taking a harder stand on gun related issues. I had to read the post several times to make sure I was reading it right. WTF?!?!?
Why are you surprise?. Don't communist, leftist, Muslims that are born in Kenya protect guns of all types, under all circumstances at any cost?
Being that I know the guy that made the post, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. That person has relentlessly attacked The Obama administration for being anti-gay, while standing up for republicans on the same issues. It really is strange.
I lost a lot of respect for "USC Psycho" for re-tweeting this:
"usc psycho uscsyco @uscpsycho
RT @harikondabolu: Yes, another school shooting, but if those children were armed, perhaps this could have been averted. -NRA TALKING POINT"
Political connotations of the tweet aside, it is absolutely disgusting to attempt a joke about this event.
Some people, including me, sometimes deal with tragedies by joking. It helps us deal with it.
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