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BREAKING NEWS: Three students killed at North Carolina campus.

11 Feb

Police arrest suspect after three Americans are shot to death at University of North Carolina campus.

Where’s The Media Circus For This?

Wait, you didn’t know that this happened? Oh right, this story DIDN’T make breaking news like most gun related homicide cases. Though you might not recognize this story because I changed the title and the description  bit. Here’s the true title and description line but i still doubt that everyone has heard of this story already:

Three Muslim students killed at North Carolina campus
Police arrest suspect after three Muslim Americans are shot to death at University of North Carolina campus.

Ah, suddenly stuff starts making sense. Wait, what, no it doesn’t. Do the deaths on one group of people take precedence over that of another? The logical answer is “no” but the answer seems to be “yes”. What the fuck?! Are you saying that this story didn’t blow up in the media because the victims were identified as Muslims? Yup.

Can you think of another reason for why this story get the full attention of the nation via media?

Three American students have been shot to death at a residential complex of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a suspect has been arrested over the incident, according to local police.

Chapel Hill police told local news outlets that Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was arrested and charged with killing the three Muslim students…

“We understand the concerns about the possibility that this was hate-motivated and we will exhaust every lead to determine if that is the case,” the statement said quoting Police Chief Chris Blue.

Hicks turned himself in after the shooting on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, just outside the campus of the University of North Carolina, AFP news agency reported.

Police officers responded to a report of shooting at around 5:15pm on Tuesday, and found three people who were pronounced dead at the scene.

The police website released a statement confirming the three deaths and saying the department is “questioning a person of interest in the crime and has reason to believe that there is no ongoing threat to the public”.

Here’s the link to the full article. There’s also a hashtag for it #ChapelHillShooting.

This eerily reminds me of the olden times before electricity and internet, people who weren’t Christian weren’t given proper burials, rites or paid respects. No one is asking the media to conduct burials or ceremonies, but they should pay their respects by covering the story regardless of the victim’s background.

We’re living the in the fucking 21st century now but nothing seems to have changed. Idealistically, we should be progressive motherfuckers compared to the society of generations ago. The world has shrunk by a lot but our hearts have not adapted. They still have not expanded to be able to tolerate, nevermind love, others with different backgrounds.

 

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Posted by on February 11, 2015 in Current Events, Letting it Go

 

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