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Thread #63137 Message #1023854
Posted By: katlaughing
23-Sep-03 - 05:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: RE-visiting 'Bowling for Columbine'
Subject: RE: BS: RE-visiting 'Bowling for Columbine'
CH, sorry I wasn't clear. I just was sad that a violent response to violence was necessary and I don't mean just the police, possibly the young man was responding to violence, too, who knows? I've seen tv programs which talk about the tech advances in non-lethal intervention, some of them pretty sophisticated, and I was just wishing the cops had had those available to them, instead of having to use their weapons. I in no way meant they were not justified according to what I've read in early news reports.
It was more of a comment about our society in general. As you and others have said, the kids at Columbine and obviously this kid, all needed help and didn't get it. It's just depressing to see this happen again and again, ya know?
Thanks, Mark, for the link to that book.