Miragepeople were shot in oaklandTue Apr 3, 2012 12:5222.214.171.124Christian college, most victims Koreans and Korean-Americans. Shooter also Korean-American, ex student, had lost his brother recently in the war. Shooter turned himself in but I don't think they know the motive and yet and maybe the killer himself doesn't. Not seeing too much concern about the survivors or the deaths. Kinda makes me sad. It's not a story with an obvious spin other than maybe gun control issues. I'm kind of getting the feeling though that some people around here think Christian college students deserve what they get, and others just don't care what happens to Korean nursing students. Some of the injured tried to treat the wounds of others and several who could have escaped remained behind to help evacuate. One of the female teachers managed to turn the lights off and barricade the door, which saved her students. You would think maybe the heroic actions of some of them would be newsworthy, but no.
I've seen the gold teeth picture and honestly, he doesn't look like a very dangerous kid. The teeth were removable, btw. The other photo that was going around isn't him and came from a Neo Nazi site. Several sites have apologized for not verifying. I agree with you that choosing the 5 year old photo was a completely obvious spin attempt. Also choosing a picture of the shooter when he was overweight and significantly darkening/reddening his skin was inappropriate. These are techniques which I would probably have been expelled for when I was studying journalism. Ethical codes have gone out the window. I don't know what happened that night, but the FBI may involve itself now, so hopefully if they do we will get a more professional investigation. Local police really botched that up. If Zimmerman came in with any blood on his person or clothes, normally they would collect samples for analysis. You'd think they would want to know whose blood, or if there were two types of blood.
- The Press sai ram, Tue Apr 3 10:47the Press/media are wanting to string this case along....they publish a much younger picture of the victim to build sympathy..to inflame...and keep publishing it....the public bites on the bait and... more
- people were shot in oakland Mirage, Tue Apr 3 12:52