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Postby Danyet » Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:47 am

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danyet wrote:I think that the biggest failure here is that the records that showed that he was dangerous were ignored by a judge, who refused to have him treated in a state hospital. This was even after psychologists had said that he was dangerous to the public.

Yeah, I wonder why he wasn't treated properly. Did his family pull him out of the treatment, or the authority decided that he would be fine afterwards? I mean, it'd be imbecile if they thought he would be fine by himself.

Actually I heard today that his parents has already warned the School that their son was suicidal.

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Postby Shazzam » Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:19 pm

danyet wrote:
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danyet wrote:I think that the biggest failure here is that the records that showed that he was dangerous were ignored by a judge, who refused to have him treated in a state hospital. This was even after psychologists had said that he was dangerous to the public.

Yeah, I wonder why he wasn't treated properly. Did his family pull him out of the treatment, or the authority decided that he would be fine afterwards? I mean, it'd be imbecile if they thought he would be fine by himself.

Actually I heard today that his parents has already warned the School that their son was suicidal.


Yeh but think about it?? Suicidal is different from HOMICIDAL!!! It is hear-say! You can't go with that.

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Postby MissLT » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:54 pm

Although the two terms are different, the guy clearly had some mental disorders that led him to commit suicide. His problems shouldn't have been ignored.

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Postby MissLT » Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:59 pm

danyet wrote:Actually I heard today that his parents has already warned the School that their son was suicidal.

His parents? They came out to talk? :shock: Last time, I read some news and it said they committed suicide after hearing about what their son did. And I know his sister has been in hiding. According to what I've heard from the news I have to say, what a strange family!

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Postby Danyet » Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:11 pm

LennyeTran wrote:
danyet wrote:Actually I heard today that his parents has already warned the School that their son was suicidal.

His parents? They came out to talk? :shock: Last time, I read some news and it said they committed suicide after hearing about what their son did. And I know his sister has been in hiding. According to what I've heard from the news I have to say, what a strange family!
No! I haven't heard the parents but I heard on a national radio talk program that they warned the school.
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Postby MissLT » Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:29 pm

All his roommates survived, so I guess they didn't bug him that much. And how did they know the parents warned the school? :?

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Postby Danyet » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:26 am

Don't know Lenny Babe. Just heard the talk show guy say it! You will have to do a google and then tell me.

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Postby MissLT » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:59 am

They finally came out today!

"Our family is so very sorry for my brother's unspeakable actions. It is a terrible tragedy for all of us," said Sun-Kyung Cho, a 2004 Princeton University graduate who works as a contractor for a State Department office that oversees American aid for
Iraq.

"We pray for their families and loved ones who are experiencing so much excruciating grief. And we pray for those who were injured and for those whose lives are changed forever because of what they witnessed and experienced," she said. "Each of these people had so much love, talent and gifts to offer, and their lives were cut short by a horrible and senseless act."

"We are humbled by this darkness. We feel hopeless, helpless and lost. This is someone that I grew up with and loved. Now I feel like I didn't know this person," Cho's sister said. "We have always been a close, peaceful and loving family. My brother was quiet and reserved, yet struggled to fit in. We never could have envisioned that he was capable of so much violence."

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Postby MissLT » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:03 am

Hmmm... I kinda doubt about the part a close family. They didn't sound close to me. I mean, the news said his roommates never saw any of his family members visited him. That's not how a close family should act. :?

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Another person shot at NASA

Postby Shazzam » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:30 pm

Well there is another shooting someone was shot at NASA. What the????

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Postby MissLT » Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:37 pm

samck wrote:It is tragedy again . As we know it isn’t the first time about campus killing in the U.S.A So I am not in shock ,I believe it will be not the last tragedy. Because It is so easy to get arms for the citizens.

I believe this is not the only reason why there are school shootings in the States. Media and violent video games play a huge part also.

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Postby MissLT » Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:38 pm

Shazzam wrote:Well there is another shooting someone was shot at NASA. What the????

Where? :?

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Postby Dixie » Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:52 pm

Shazzam wrote:Well there is another shooting someone was shot at NASA. What the????


I didn't hear anything. What happened?

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Postby Yen » Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:54 pm

Last month, my class had conference about "bowling of columbine", we was told about the Columbine High School masscare in 1999. Two teenage students killed 12 students and teacher. I couldn't believe this situation is happen again. How scary it is.
You can find more information in http://www.youtube.com

I agree with Lennye Tran."Media and violent video games play a huge part also" It's not because in the US we can buy the gun. In Canada, we can buy guns easier than in the US but there don't have any crimes.

Moreover, the South Koreans are worrying they might singled out for discrimination in the US as a result of the shooting because in the News, they are always emphasize the killer is Asian or he is Korean while if that killer is white, they avoid to say his nationality.... Do you notice that??

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Postby MissLT » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:08 pm

Yen wrote:Moreover, the South Koreans are worrying they might singled out for discrimination in the US as a result of the shooting because in the News, they are always emphasize the killer is Asian or he is Korean while if that killer is white, they avoid to say his nationality.... Do you notice that??


The reason why I didn't go in this whole race thing because I think it was unnecessary. From what you said, if the gunman was a white person, they wouldn't say which ethnicity he really was. I think you forgot one thing that Caucasians have been in the US for many generations. Most of them are, as I usually joke around, mutts. They refer themselves as Caucasian or White. They don't say, "Hey, I'm Italian-Polish-English-Spanish." (my ex was). Same with African-Americans. Asians, on the other hand, are quite different. This guy, obviously, was only 1.5 generation. He was still Korean although he'd been in the States most of his life. Therefore, I don't see anything wrong when they called him Korean.

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Postby MissLT » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:15 pm

Yen wrote:Moreover, the South Koreans are worrying they might singled out for discrimination in the US

Some Korean communities even went further to apologize for what this guy did. Maybe you have a different perception of this apology than I, but I was quite irritated when they did it. I didn't take it as a genuine gesture. Instead it seemed racist to me. I can understand why the family had to apologize. He was a part of his family after all. And they was indirectly responsible for what he did as a rule of what family means. Other Koreans, on the other hand, have done nothing. Why did they feel the need to apologize for? Just because he was Korean? Therefore, they indirectly singled him out as a a member of their community, and not an individual of the States. Then they're afraid people would take revenge on them because they're Koreans who did not kill those students. Now, who is the racist one, tell me please?

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Postby Shazzam » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:43 pm

Dixie wrote:
Shazzam wrote:Well there is another shooting someone was shot at NASA. What the????


I didn't hear anything. What happened?


It was posted on msn news here over the weekend I think it happened on Friday; you should be able to find something out about it on the net. I couldn't believe it. :roll:

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Postby MissLT » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:34 pm

Shazzam wrote:
Dixie wrote:
Shazzam wrote:Well there is another shooting someone was shot at NASA. What the????


I didn't hear anything. What happened?


It was posted on msn news here over the weekend I think it happened on Friday; you should be able to find something out about it on the net. I couldn't believe it. :roll:

I can't find it. :?

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Postby Shazzam » Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:14 pm

LennyeTran wrote:
Shazzam wrote:
Dixie wrote:
Shazzam wrote:Well there is another shooting someone was shot at NASA. What the????


I didn't hear anything. What happened?


It was posted on msn news here over the weekend I think it happened on Friday; you should be able to find something out about it on the net. I couldn't believe it. :roll:

I can't find it. :?


http://news.google.com.au/news?q=Shooti ... s&ct=title

Try this link Lenny

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Postby MissLT » Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:08 am

Thanks, Shazzam. I didn't hear this news at all. I wonder why the US media didn't talk about it. :shock:

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