jlw at August 20th, 2013 15:21 — #1
asbrodean at August 20th, 2013 15:31 — #2
ldobe at August 20th, 2013 15:37 — #3
Anybody else have A Clockwork Orange come to mind?
Maybe it's just because I watched it again recently.
themudshark at August 20th, 2013 15:45 — #4
The only thing that stops some bored teenage psychopaths with a gun … oh fuck it.
brickgun at August 20th, 2013 15:46 — #5
And now this liberal (on most things except for guns and capital punishment) awaits the whining bleeding-hearts explaining to us how we shouldn't light these little fuckers up post haste.
brainspore at August 20th, 2013 15:48 — #6
Several reasons, but mostly because I don't trust the government or the courts enough to grant them the ultimate power over life and death.
medievalist at August 20th, 2013 15:49 — #7
Well, aren't we just talking about giving the Globe & Mail that power at this point?
berxwedan at August 20th, 2013 15:49 — #8
Can we get something on this story from a local source, rather than a Canadian paper quoting Sky News?
jandrese at August 20th, 2013 15:52 — #9
hugh_dandrade at August 20th, 2013 15:53 — #10
I understand that prison is also quite boring.
fuzzyfungus at August 20th, 2013 15:54 — #11
Luckily you can make a shiv out of almost anything, so they should be able to keep busy.
nathanhornby at August 20th, 2013 15:58 — #12
The mentally ill say the darnedest things.
brainspore at August 20th, 2013 16:00 — #13
I'd also caution that, while these teens may well be as guilty as sin, I've also seen a number of similar news stories revealed years later as as heartbreaking tales of manipulative police interrogations and coerced false confessions. Whatever ultimately happens to these teens I hope that it follows due process.
nathanhornby at August 20th, 2013 16:01 — #14
Revenge is best saved for practical jokes, not the justice system in a civilised country.
fouber at August 20th, 2013 16:04 — #15
Children don't kill people, parents that neglect children kill people.
katjakat at August 20th, 2013 16:05 — #16
You beat me to it. Bored teenagers with guns. Should never have been possible in the first place.
martian at August 20th, 2013 16:10 — #17
Welcome to America.
Don't forget your Kevlar vest.
terry9999 at August 20th, 2013 16:11 — #18
Here's another local news source from the town where the shooting took place: http://m.duncanbanner.com/duncanbanner/db_293436/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=9UoVncgV
Disgusting situation. I hope the right people are being held and that the legal system follows the proper course.
michbar at August 20th, 2013 16:13 — #19
No mention of the kids' race.
Interesting. I guess we wouldn't want bad publicity on that front.
gabe_oakes at August 20th, 2013 16:23 — #20
Exactly. it's far to easy to find examples of people who were wrongly convicted, then executed. We'd need to replace "reasonable doubt" with "absolute, unassailable certainty" which I'm not sure we can do.
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