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[ABC13] Fort Bend Mom Shoots and Kills Daughters

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Dairy Ashford, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Dairy Ashford

    Dairy Ashford Member

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    ABC13

     
  2. Liberon

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    Are more people just losing it now more than ever or just unreported back in the days?
     
  3. leroy

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    I think a little of both.
     
  4. Carl Herrera

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    If only the daughters, husband or neighbors had guns to defend themselves from the killer.
     
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  5. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

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    Homicides are at their lowest level in 30+ years. So no people aren't losing it more.
     
  6. Sweet Lou 4 2

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    This has nothing to do with guns. Move along.
     
  7. Rocket River

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    I just say a report of a guy killing a woman because she would not go out with him

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  8. Snow Villiers

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    Mental Illness?
     
  9. txtony

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    Family argument? Hard to imagine being a mom for 22 years, then just snap over a family argument in some way that escalate to killing her two daughters. She chased and shot them to death. Crazy.

    Wouldn't being surprising that she has a known mental illness. And that she has access to gun even with that illness.

    http://nypost.com/2016/06/25/mom-kills-two-daughters-is-fatally-shot-by-police/

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  10. A_3PO

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    So the big question now is what the dispute was about.
     
  11. Dubious

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    say 16 years ago, this would have been only been news in the local paper, now everything 'sensational' is on the internet.... for about a day till something else happens

    awareness/reality

    violent crime is statistically down but we are more aware of it
     
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    Well I'm betting that the daughters wish their mom never had a gun. They wouldve had a much better chance of surviving.
     
  13. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton

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    this. I sometimes try to imagine our modern horror-obsessed media working in, say, 1885 America. The grisly, gruesome and just abominable stories could have run 24/7 with no repeats. LOL.
     
  14. txtony

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    The world is smaller through near real time communication. It is really good especially for part of the world that has been isolated or less informed. More positive than negative in my book.
     
  15. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton

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    Not to derail from this tragedy, but I honestly don't think humans can handle the bandwidth. We evolved to conceive of a max of 150 other human beings. Our circuits, as evolved, as just being fried. That's why people are turning away from facts in such droves and why they are embracing tribalism. (And why depression and anxiety are on a marked rise). Just my happy two cents!
     
  16. dc rock

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    This is interesting. Are there specific books or articles you've read on this?
     
  17. Dairy Ashford

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    She probably either felt underappreciated or that she was losing control. One of those girls was old enough to drink and maybe finishing college, the other one was about to start senior year, and dad had already separated. Maybe she was about to lose custody of the younger girl before the last year of high school, and the older daughter had already cut her off emotionally, while presenting a questionable influence to the younger sister.
     
  18. Dairy Ashford

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    One could say media was as sensationalist back then, if not necessarily as ubiquitous or efficient at continuous delivery and production; but they were more obsessed with Papists or suffragettes than violent crime, and readers would have needed that demographic context to calibrate their reaction.
     
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    I think you're on to something there Bob. I have to constantly, consciously, frame news, bad news in particular, in a more historical and global perspective to keep from being overwhelmed by it and to try and get a more accurate picture of where we are and where we're going.
     
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    She gives me the crazy look. Reminds me of my friend's mom who is manic depressive.
     

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