Posted: 8/11/2012 1:05:43 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Slovak:
Scalabrine, for every crazy white guy that goes on a Shooting rampage, we have dozens and dozens of these that no one talks about. And these are sane criminals. 99% of the people hit in these shootings were not even the intended targets. All of these came just from ONE city within the last few months. So I wouldn't be too concerned over the white male being the domestic terrorist, because even though he outnumbers the minorities in this country, he has MILES to go before he catches up to them in forms of gun violence.
Chicago Shootings: 8 Killed, At Least 46 Wounded By Gun Violence Over Warm Weekend7 dead, several wounded in shootings
Chicago Weekend Shootings: 10 Dead, At Least 40 Wounded
These aren't 'crazy white guys.'
These are domestic terrorists. One targeted racial minorities for their faith and the other simply wanted to kill people at random, an attack that wasn't racially or faith-based, which makes it all the more terrifying.
You can stop comparing those examples to mass gun violence you linked that allegedly 'no one talks about' when someone must have been 'talking about it' given you cited several major news sources.
People know violence is perfectly intertwined within impoverished communities, not only in the US, but around much of the world. Poverty and joblessness is the impetus for these 'turf/drug wars'.
And that doesn't help explain away, or even compare to a murderous assault by a right-wing extremist who was a white male and wanted to exact revenge for 9/11 on a Sikh community he thought were Muslims, nor does it explain a man bringing a semi-automatic weapon to a movie theater and randomly gunning down people for his good pleasure.
Those events should have the media establishment news coverage they receive because they are domestic terrorist attacks. The examples you cited cannot be categorized as such, and are wholly different in the American social consciousness and resulting post-massacre hysteria.