Tevlin: Here's hoping 2013 is when the shootings finally stop

  • Article by: JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 1, 2013 - 9:17 PM
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bgmach3Jan. 1, 13 8:25 PM

These shootings will only stop when we reverse Ronald Reagans cuts to help the mentally ill. Totally responsibility rests on his legacy.

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melbgopherJan. 1, 13 9:38 PM

It won't stop. In a day, a week, a month another one will happen. Maybe one death, or 10, or 30. It seems no one outside of immediate families care. Until they do, the beat goes on.

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melbgopherJan. 1, 13 9:40 PM

It won't stop. In a day, a week, a month another one will happen. Maybe one death, or 10, or 30. It seems no one outside of immediate families care. Until they do, the beat goes on.

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FrankLJan. 1, 1310:47 PM

These casualties are caused by the local residents, they have no one to blame but themselves. 60% of the killings were in one police precinct. Put the blame where it belongs, on the local residents of this area.

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comment229Jan. 2, 13 5:24 AM

"Put the blame where it belongs, on the local residents of this area." This statement is exactly right, but the post does not promote a solution and neither will I. Why? because there isn't one. The culture in this area is of gangs, drugs, and hand guns. Single mother families are the norm, but don't listen to me. Go to your nearest public school and ask the kids, teachers and administrators what to do. I suspect they will give you an earful and maybe, just maybe, will even make a few recommendations on how to change the culture of violence in this precinct.

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kleinerpJan. 2, 13 6:00 AM

Saying that gang slayings are Ronald Reagan's fault may well be the most ridiculous comment I have ever read.

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Thumper5316Jan. 2, 13 6:22 AM

What we are seeing is the result of a meltdown of the family nucleus. No fathers in the home, young girls having child after child without care, and high dropout rates. This can only be solved when they can change their behaviors.

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propagandistJan. 2, 13 7:21 AM

The problem is the culture, period. Not the culture of this area. It is a culture that teaches 'kill your problem.' Furthermore, if innocents get killed it doesn't matter, as long as they're not one of mine, right? We'll just pretend that they're bad by association. What message are we, as a culture, sending by murdering 'alleged' suspects by remote control drones from 1000 miles away? Do you really think that our own culture is not affected? Blame video games and movies all you want. Our own government, which means us, is the biggest purveyor of pro-violence messages around. We've been at war for most of our kids lifetimes. Wars that WE started.

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propagandistJan. 2, 13 7:25 AM

kleinerp:Saying that gang slayings are Ronald Reagan's fault may well be the most ridiculous comment I have ever read. Almost as ridiculous as saying that we are imminently threatened by WMD's from Iraq, huh? As ridiculous as saying 'we know exactly where they are', huh? Valerie Plame? Yellowcake? How many Americans died because of those ridiculous statements? How many others?

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propagandistJan. 2, 13 7:27 AM

Our culture glorifies and sanitizes violence everyday.

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