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2007-04-17 15:44:44.118861+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

My heart goes out to all of those affected by the shootings at Virginia Tech yesterday, and I'd also like to holler a big "STFU" to all the people second-guessing the authorities without any actual facts to go on. But I'd also like to point to Now Do You Understand?, which says more eloquently than I could write it up my reaction on a political front to the incident.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-17 21:17:38.288196+00 by: ebradway

What's up with the SFGate's bit about visas and coming in through San Francisco? Are they implying that immigration should have stopped an anonymous student on a normal student visa from entering the US because he was going to kill 31 students a year later? Didn't anyone tell them that Minority Report is fiction?

Immigration didn't know that the guy was going to go postal anymore than the VAtech admins knew he was going to continue killing after the first two students.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-17 22:34:16.259274+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, that whole WaPo/Chronicle article was far over the line, even for "more pictures of crying widows and orphans" mainstream media.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-17 22:42:09.572595+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, and we can debate gun control &c. one way or the other (I'm of the opinion that any statistics comparing the U.S. and Europe have to go back at least a century), but it'd sure be nice if, say, Liviu Lebrescu was carrying.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-19 16:37:37.525278+00 by: Dan Lyke

The Legacy of the Texas Tower Sniper is worth a read:

Before we identify and learn the lessons of Blacksburg, we must begin with the obvious: More than four dozen innocent people were gunned down by a murderer who is completely responsible for what happened.