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  •  I was thinking about how Boston was put (0+ / 0-)

    on lockdown and what an unusual response that would be for Chicago or LA. When the Cop Killer was on the loose, no lockdown was issued and two women delivering newspapers were almost killed by the police. Add Oakland to the list too. I guess Boston is so fucking special because it is generally less violent?

    •  Nobody reports speeding tickets on the news... (0+ / 0-)

      The more frequent the event, the less likely it will be reported.  The less often it occurs, the more likely it will be reported.  Bombs killing three, grotesquely injuring dozens more and the perpetrators running loose in a city will be on the news a lot more than a gunman killing dozens and then killing himself.

      Guns are yesterday's news.  We have become desensitized.  

      "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

      by Buckeye Nut Schell on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 11:03:38 AM PDT

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