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  1. Unhappy people are getting more stupid


    [ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 2/25/03 ]

    Police: Man shoots girl for throwing snowballs

    The Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA -- A man whose daughter was hit with a snowball by a group of girls returned to the scene and opened fire with a gun, critically wounding a 10-year-old youngster, police said.

    Joseph Best, 32, was arrested Monday and jailed on charges including attempted murder.

    The victim was in critical condition with a head wound.

    Best's daughter was hit with a snowball as she and her friends walked past a group of girls having a "friendly snowball fight" Sunday, police Capt. Charles Bloom said.

    A scuffle then broke out among the dozen or so girls, who ranged in age from 10 to 15. The groups soon parted ways, but Best returned with an older daughter and another brawl erupted, this time between adult relatives of both groups, Bloom said.

    Police broke up that fight, but said Best came back again hours later, leaned out the passenger side of a moving car and fired at least five shots into the group of children still playing on the street. Authorities were trying to determine who was driving.

    Police said the girl who was shot had been inside during the scuffles.

    "This little girl had nothing to do with anything. She wasn't involved in the fight," Bloom said. "He just seemed to be randomly shooting into the crowd."

    It could not be immediately determined Wednesday if Best had a lawyer.


  2. its really sad when kids cant get out and have a good old fashioned snowball fight without some creep like this coming along and turning it into a tragedy. sounds like the kids had more maturity than this guy did...i hope they throw the book at him.
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  3. eh... just shoot 'im

  4. Originally posted by Biggin
    eh... just shoot 'im
    but thats too easy....i think maybe slow and painful?

  5. Thats Philly!
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  6. snowballs and bullets how does that sound even. That is one sick f***

  7. I dunno have you ever been hit with a snowball with a rock in the middle or an iceball? I think a bullet is fair game for that.

  8. I'm beginning to really hate humans.

  9. Beginning? Try being a cop for a while...I've hated people for a long time now.

  10. It's hard for me Jayhawkk, as I was sent here to judge you all.

  11. Oh yeah

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Bobo
    Thats Philly!
    sounds like ****ing hell ! No wonder you hate everybody If that SOB had done that one of my sisters the cops would have found him in a river of his own blood

  13. It's like The Departed..with snowballs.

  14. ... at least it wasnt wit an ak47, or around 5 girls wound be in intensive care or 6 ft under

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    I dunno have you ever been hit with a snowball with a rock in the middle or an iceball? I think a bullet is fair game for that.
    Yes! But then I just tripped then shoved his face in the snow for it.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
    I'm beginning to really hate humans.
    Beginning? You must have a lot of patience

  17. Quote Originally Posted by gymrat5713
    Patience? Define patience, bc there is no such thing as patience at my gym. Got the smallest guys runnin around sayin this is how Jay Cutler started off ( keep in mind, they're are usin 5lb dumbbells takin up all the benches ) No such thing as patience to me. So it can't be the patience, this means it's gotta be the money
    true lol. Or they take up all the benches and talk about what they did the day before and how one day tey just might have some size,lol. Aint gettin no bigger sittin down, talkin, thats what i tell em lol.

  18. While that is pretty twisted... in relation to your topic...

    Is the world getting that much more stupid/violent? I mean people always say that the world is a "sicker" or "worse" place every year. But think about it. People have been doing this stuff for years.

    Back in roman times, things like gladitorial games were common. In medieval times people were burned at the steak for no real reason. At last check we havent had any world wars in the past 60 years, compared to the 2 in the first half of last century.

    The only REAL difference is the media. Back in the 30's if a child went missing a state over I would bet you would never hear about it. Now a kid in Utah is missing and we know about it in New England.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by gymrat5713
    Patience? Define patience, bc there is no such thing as patience at my gym. Got the smallest guys runnin around sayin this is how Jay Cutler started off ( keep in mind, they're are usin 5lb dumbbells takin up all the benches ) No such thing as patience to me. So it can't be the patience, this means it's gotta be the money

    You dont need patience to become the next Cutler. You just need a double dose of Cell Tech, followed by 60 sets of bi's and bench.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by spatch
    Is the world getting that much more stupid/violent? I mean people always say that the world is a "sicker" or "worse" place every year. But think about it. People have been doing this stuff for years.
    Depends where. Here was pretty good when I 1st moved here. Now i keep hearing about people getting shot or stabbed. I had a friend get jumped from the back and beat up last week by 3 guys for no reason. Another friends friend got chased by a couple of guys with machetes. Some random person at a bus stop got swarmed and attacked with sledges hammers they had just bought. I don't want to get into the fact that it seems to be mainly the same "social" group...

  21. Quote Originally Posted by spatch
    While that is pretty twisted... in relation to your topic...

    Is the world getting that much more stupid/violent? I mean people always say that the world is a "sicker" or "worse" place every year. But think about it. People have been doing this stuff for years.

    Back in roman times, things like gladitorial games were common. In medieval times people were burned at the steak for no real reason. At last check we havent had any world wars in the past 60 years, compared to the 2 in the first half of last century.

    The only REAL difference is the media. Back in the 30's if a child went missing a state over I would bet you would never hear about it. Now a kid in Utah is missing and we know about it in New England.

    The REAL difference is the desensitization to these incidents... People calmly post "lol" and talk about people they judge at their gym on the very thread we hear about a 10 year old girl with a headwound from a bullet....

    In the 30's those people would at least give a sh1t about that kid missing a state over if they heard about it.

    Now in no means am I trying to have a holier than thou attitude here, I just think that its' not a question of the world getting sicker, it's the fact that our reaction to the "sickness" is a bit more buffered. Some could say maybe it's from the incidents happening more frequently, or just what we view as entertainment desensitizes us more and more.


    Either way, it's a shame it happened to that girl, and the sad thing is it happens all the time.. as I'm sure Jayhawkk can attest to.

    Not much I can do about, other than hate humans.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
    The REAL difference is the desensitization to these incidents... People calmly post "lol" and talk about people they judge at their gym on the very thread we hear about a 10 year old girl with a headwound from a bullet....

    In the 30's those people would at least give a sh1t about that kid missing a state over if they heard about it.

    Now in no means am I trying to have a holier than thou attitude here, I just think that its' not a question of the world getting sicker, it's the fact that our reaction to the "sickness" is a bit more buffered. Some could say maybe it's from the incidents happening more frequently, or just what we view as entertainment desensitizes us more and more.


    Either way, it's a shame it happened to that girl, and the sad thing is it happens all the time.. as I'm sure Jayhawkk can attest to.

    Not much I can do about, other than hate humans.
    I understand exactly what you mean. Once a crime happens though most people just go on the very next day and can easily forget about what happened / and ur right it probaly is bc it happens every day some where in this world which is unthinkable but most of the people who are sick to do a crime like that it's too late when their true side shows, except put them on deathrow for 15 years

  23. Quote Originally Posted by gymrat5713
    Once a crime happens though most people just go on the very next day and can easily forget about what happened
    I just get more bitter/grumpy.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    I just get more bitter/grumpy.
    And I just wonder what I could do to make my area a better place for my children in the future, but the truth is, one person can not make the world a better place no matter how hard he or she tries nor a small area. And when something like that happens in someones area, that's when their finally concerned, which then is too late.

  25. Today as compared to the 30's and even going back centuries has one thing they didn't have. Mass media and constant bombardment of this stuff. Desensitization is real. And just like Ubi said is the real problem. Not that this stuff has bad but our reactions to it are becoming less extreme.
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