Originally Posted by isired
Well I'm certainly not going to feel ashamed that NY has less gun violence than other major cities, but are you saying that the shooting today was the only one in NY in a day, or was your entire post just a non-sequitur?
My post was the usual reminder that some folks only seem to care about shootings when they involve well-to-do white (especially blond women)victims in unusual circusmatnces or wealthy areas.
The reality is that shooting/gun violence is a daily occurance and far too commonplace in our large cities, but the media coverage (and the general populations caring) about these "normal" shooting is minimal at best.
We get worked up enough to have an entire thread debate over two folks shot at the Empire State Building.
We ignore the 19 people shot in Chicago on a "normal" day. Same would go for New York and other large cities like DC.
We get worked up over gun control, and forget or ignore the number of shootings and deaths in the strictest places in America, like Chicago, New York and DC.
You tell me why that is. Seems the common denominator is that if the victims are poor, black or young, their shootings simply don't matter.
There was nothin Non-Sequiter about my post Isi.