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It was a sociological experiment!
« on: February 15, 2008, 12:41:58 pm »
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080215/ts_nm/usa_shooting_school1_dc_7

DEKALB, Illinois (Reuters) - A black-clad man fired into a lecture hall packed with students at an Illinois university on Thursday, killing five people and wounding 18 before shooting himself dead, police and college officials said.

[Police] said the gunman was a sociology major who last attended classes as a graduate student in the spring of 2007 and who may have since enrolled at a different college. He said he had no police record or previous contact with police.







You fuckers have totally corrupted my brain.  When I first heard the story, I was like, "oh, fuck, another Virginia Tech wannbe."  Then I heard he was a sociology major, and I just started giggling.  It was highly inappropriate.


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Re: It was a sociological experiment!
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 12:43:34 pm »
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You think thats bad?  I had a bet on with a friend there would at least be one high school/workplace/University shooting yesterday.  Because my friend is an idiot, he took me up on that.

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Re: It was a sociological experiment!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 12:45:22 pm »
Easy money.


Does your friend have friends who want to bet the same thing on Easter, Xmas, New Years.....

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Re: It was a sociological experiment!
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 12:47:49 pm »
Probably.  He's an English major, its not like he ever actually has to use his brain anyway....only easier pickings are Theology students.

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Re: It was a sociological experiment!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 07:47:02 pm »
I'm an English major!
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Re: It was a sociological experiment!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 12:43:30 am »
Well then, at least you're not a Theology student.

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008, 02:02:16 am »
That's true, although I can't entirely agree about English students not having to use our brains. I have a short story due every other week and countless essays. Granted, my particular style of essay writing mostly entails devising bullshit connections between two completely unrelated ideas and then proving that my connection makes sense, but you know, that's hard work.
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Re: It was a sociological experiment!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008, 09:28:58 am »
sounds like the President might have a job for you.
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Re: It was a sociological experiment!
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2008, 12:57:14 pm »
I'm concerned that all the shootings will be used to justify more impositions on the citizens.

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Re: It was a sociological experiment!
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2008, 04:59:58 pm »
I'm concerned that all the shootings will be used to justify more impositions on the citizens.

I think thats already happening.
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Re: It was a sociological experiment!
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2008, 05:06:52 pm »
We get little two-sentence news snippets in the elevator at work.

The other day, the junket said the shooter had not been taking his medication.



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Re: It was a sociological experiment!
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2008, 08:50:53 pm »
No other school shootings have resulted in government crackdowns under Bush.

Institutional crackdowns from schools and colleges is another matter entirely.  I don't know if the colleges have done anything since Virginia Tech, but I know schools frequently make use of body searches, expulsions and suspensions in the weeks after school shootings, often with little more than personal prejudice at work (since the FBI profile for a school shooter is "white, male, access to firearms" and so functionally useless)

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Re: It was a sociological experiment!
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2008, 10:48:43 pm »
No other school shootings have resulted in government crackdowns under Bush.

Institutional crackdowns from schools and colleges is another matter entirely.  I don't know if the colleges have done anything since Virginia Tech, but I know schools frequently make use of body searches, expulsions and suspensions in the weeks after school shootings, often with little more than personal prejudice at work (since the FBI profile for a school shooter is "white, male, access to firearms" and so functionally useless)

From my experience, there's not any sudden crackdowns so much as an increasingly paranoid environment. It's not so much a matter of "allright, we're gonna have to take somebody down" so much as an increase in reactivity to anything. For example, when I was in 6th grade (2003), some 8th grade kid decided to let off a little carbonic acid + tinfoil + two liter bomb in the hallway. For the next 2-3 hours, nobody was allowed outside of their classroom, and the school was quickly swarmed with police and whoever does cleanup for these things. The next day, it was announced that a $50 reward would go to whoever gave the name of the kid who did it, and within a couple weeks of nonstop chatter, he was caught and expelled. Apparently the cracking down on the high schoolers was way worse (and there were a few fake bomb threats that year called from the high school.)
Looking at the current scene at my school, things could get really, really out of hand if ANYTHING were to happen here or within this general area. I just hope nothing does.
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2008, 11:01:22 pm »
High schools probably suffer a lot more, yes.

http://www.stateline.org/live/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=136&languageId=1&contentId=18518

I know the media have a role in playing everything up, no matter how unlikely or out of the norm it is, but from reading Going Postal by Mark Ames, it seems schools use the shootings that take place in order to get rid of troublesome students they dont like, based on "the profile".  Equally, bullies are usually given a free hand to keep any "wierdos" in line. You can imagine how some of these Bible bashing freaks might react to a kid who wears a little too much black for their liking, or who has 'unwholesome interests' in terrible things like wearing trenchcoats and listening to shitty bands.

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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2008, 12:03:58 am »
From my experience, there's not any sudden crackdowns so much as an increasingly paranoid environment. It's not so much a matter of "allright, we're gonna have to take somebody down" so much as an increase in reactivity to anything. For example, when I was in 6th grade (2003), some 8th grade kid decided to let off a little carbonic acid + tinfoil + two liter bomb in the hallway. For the next 2-3 hours, nobody was allowed outside of their classroom, and the school was quickly swarmed with police and whoever does cleanup for these things. The next day, it was announced that a $50 reward would go to whoever gave the name of the kid who did it, and within a couple weeks of nonstop chatter, he was caught and expelled. Apparently the cracking down on the high schoolers was way worse (and there were a few fake bomb threats that year called from the high school.)
Looking at the current scene at my school, things could get really, really out of hand if ANYTHING were to happen here or within this general area. I just hope nothing does.

Someone ratted out a student for $50? Man.. when I was in high school, that was one of the few things anybody could get beat up for.
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