Had a little chat about the incidents of last nights incident in Colorado and just violence in general. Take a look at my friend Jona and my thoughts:
It feels a bit strange that I was just texting you about Columbine, Colorado and then wake up this morning to see the news about another shooting there.
im not shocked. Im saddened by the loss of life, the inhumanity of one person to take multiple lives. I wish it would have happened in Chicago tho. Might be harsh to say, but the attention and resources going to this town in Colorado could be used in Chicago
I am not shocked by it either. After watching the movie[Bowling for Columbine] I have a greater understanding of why there is so much violence in America. I also see that the news media continues to feed the country with fear.
of course . We generally feed off the bad, not the good.You have to realize that if something is good, we don't care about details, the final result is positive.now let something bad happen, we want up to the minute details of the horrific event and what led up to it.
As with all things there are exceptions
Interesting point....while gun violence in major cities like Detroit, LA and Chicago has gone down. Media coverage of gun violence in those cities continues to go up. Which furthermore feeds the idea of fear in those cities. People outside of those cites are afraid of those cities.The year that Chicago was in a bid for the Olympics the news media damn near stopped reporting gun violence in the city. Had the gun violence really stopped. No. But the media wanted to Olympics which would have brought hella revenue to the city do they cut back on the reportings.I moved to Chicago in December. The summer months before that was when Jennifer Hudson's family was killed on the south side. Based on the media coverage on gun violence you would have thought it wasn't safe to walk to the train stop. The gun violence that summer was actually lower than years past but because you had a celebrity and worldwide media everything seemed so much bigger and worse.
Its a sad time in the nation right. People come out to enjoy movies, festivals, picnics, etc and never expect to have to worry about their lives being in danger. On the flip side whats going on in chicago is beyond words right now. Now more than ever communites, law makers, law enforcment need to come together and find a resolution.