Strangulation? In North Dakota?

When I wrote this story about sexual assault, I also talked to Mary Thysell a little bit about domestic violence, an even more common problem, and strangulation came up. I said I was fairly certain that in Minnesota, choking someone meant additional penalties under the law, and Thysell corrected me, pointing out that “choking” and…
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Pants-Wearing Killer: An Addition

Apparently pants-wearing spree killer Anders Breivik actually played World of Warcraft as time off from planning his killing spree, not as a way to plan it. The news story got it wrong. In fact, most of the entities covering the trial took that same exact slant. Plus, there’s even quite a bit of confusion on…
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Tired Of Blaming Video Games

Are people ever going to stop blaming video games for murder sprees? I’m getting a little bit tired of these sorts of articles, not just as a person who plays video games but as a person who has more sense than a brain-damaged turnip. First of all, let’s look at the headline. “Norwegian killer used…
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Remembering Columbine

Apparently they’re considering making a miniseries about Columbine on Lifetime. This has been quite controversial, as many of the survivors of the horrific school shooting that occurred there don’t want the miniseries to be made. This particular article on the issue seems to point the finger at “the media” for not letting the story die.…
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Extra Crazy

Jared Lee Loughner, who murdered six people and wounded 19 more over the weekend in his attempt to murder Rep. Gabrielle Giffords this weekend, was, I think, very, very crazy. That’s not a technical term, obviously, and I’m not qualified to diagnose anything, but a lot of people have been using the term “schizophrenic” to…
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