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  • Subway Attack Was To Amuse

    03/28/2008 3:14:18 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 88 replies · 6,087+ views
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  • Murder Rate In New York Up 10 Percent

    12/27/2006 5:16:10 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 65 replies · 1,191+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 27 DECEMBER 2006 | AP
    NYPD Blames Increase On Availability Of Guns Out Of State (AP) NEW YORK -- After many years of decline, the number of murders climbed this year in New York and many other major U.S. cities, reaching their highest levels in a decade in some places. Among the reasons given: gangs, drugs, the easy availability of illegal guns, a disturbing tendency among young people to pull guns when they do not get the respect they demand, and, in Houston at least, an influx of Hurricane Katrina evacuees. In New York, where the city reported 579 homicides through Dec. 24 --...
  • A Prophetic and Violent Masterpiece

    01/17/2006 5:27:46 PM PST · by skandalon · 16 replies · 440+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2006 | Theodore Dalrymple
    When, as a medical student, I emerged from the cinema having watched Stanley Kubrick’s controversial film of A Clockwork Orange, I was astonished and horrified to see a group of young men outside dressed up as droogs, the story’s adolescent thugs who delighted in what they called “ultra-violence.” The film had been controversial in Britain; its detractors, who wanted it banned, charged that it glamorized and thereby promoted violence. The young men dressed as droogs seemed to confirm the charge, though of course it is one thing to imitate a form of dress and quite another to imitate behavior. Still,...
  • TEENAGER IN FIRE ATTACK ("Happy slapping" madness)

    07/14/2005 5:58:41 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 20 replies · 1,337+ views
    Sky News ^ | Thursday July 14, 2005 | Sky News
    TEENAGER IN FIRE ATTACK A 13-year-old boy was gagged and tied to a tree with tape which was then set on fire during a "happy slapping" attack. Kyle Parker was targeted by a gang of older pupils who made him wear a monkey mask and tied his feet together with a school tie. His 35-year-old mother, Maxine Lever, said: "He could have been burned alive, all because of a stupid prank." The attack happened in woodland near to Smithills High School in Bolton, Greater Manchester. It is the latest in a series of "happy slapping" incidents in which the assault...
  • Don't tackle burglars, urge police [Britain]

    10/26/2004 6:20:03 PM PDT · by aculeus · 69 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 27, 2004 | By John Steele and Philip Johnston
    Police chiefs have urged householders not to confront intruders, but to call 999 and lock themselves in safely until help arrives. Their advice was issued last night after a judge defended the actions of a retired man who shot an intruder who had returned for the third time to break into his isolated country home. The judge's comments were hailed by victims' groups as the first sign of "common sense" on the rights of householders to defend their property. However, the police counselled caution - while admitting that the public had little faith in their ability to turn up in...
  • Scott Peterson's Mask of Sanity, "The Shining" and Kubricks Psychopaths In Cinema

    08/12/2004 10:30:46 AM PDT · by Helms · 48 replies · 2,641+ views
    Society and Human Nature ^ | 1990 | Gordon Banks
    Kubrick's Psychopaths Society and Human Nature in the Films of Stanley Kubrick © 1990 by Gordon Banks Introduction To the creator of films as well as other forms of literature, the dark side of human nature has often proved more rich and interesting than the bright. Films and books on the lives of saints have not been as popular as murder mysteries and works of horror. While we may have no desire to experience them in our own lives, terrible deeds and evil people exert their perverse attraction on our psyches. We who consider ourselves moral and upright are...
  • Student teacher in Derby put on leave

    05/06/2003 1:00:21 PM PDT · by yonif · 34 replies · 492+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | May 06, 2003 | Andrew Blejwas
    DERBY — A student teacher under an internal investigation after showing the movie "A Clockwork Orange" to a high school contemporary issues class has been placed on leave until the completion of the investigation. Superintendent of Schools Martin Gotowala sent an e-mail to Board of Education members informing them that the student teacher would be placed on leave. The student teacher, who has not been identified by school officials, began his leave Friday. The investigation was the result of a complaint filed with Gotowala’s office by school board member Walter Mayhew, whose son Garrett, 18, is a student in the...