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April 20, 2007



Patrick: Thanks for a crucial information that few people know (I certainly did not)--82 death by gun shots just in Baltimore. That tells the story--especially when compared to democracies in Europe with rather tough gun controls and very low murders by perpetrators using hand guns.


Brigette, I agree with your view of NBC spewing the psycho killer
garbage in trade for ratings. We cannot seem to arrest our gluttonous appetites whether
for twinkies, gas hog autos, or blood thrill TV news in color. Another
extension of the killer glorification is that it provides the NRA and
conservative brownshirts a perfect backdrop to continue their
authoritarian orwellian crackdown on individual freedoms and privacy
under the misdirected 'individual responsibilities' mantra rather
than honestly facing the more difficult sociological dysfunctions
evidenced by the 82 anonymous, forgotten guns deaths in nearby
Baltimore so far this year.


One of the good but rare texts about the killing and its background.

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