Originally Posted by Warfish
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.
The ny papers have story's on shootings that occur in the hood every day. I don't get your argument. It's only naturall that people pay more attention to a shooting in frOnt of one of the most recognizable locations in the world that they would to gang and drug dealers shooting each other.