Our Culture I, II

Social media, assault, attempted murder, peace and love

A man suspected of abducting and sexually assaulting a Central Michigan University student posted a final goodbye a few hours later on his Facebook page shortly before an officer fatally shot him, authorities said Friday.
“Well folks, I’m about to get shot. Peace,” was 30-year-old Eric Ramsey’s last post to his Facebook wall around 3:15 a.m. Thursday, Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski told CNN in a telephone interview

Worth a trip to the link, just to contemplate the astonishing culture created by social media. You can rape and torture someone, set a house on fire with three people inside, ram into a police car, all the while posting about love and brotherhood.

Heartwarming.

Here’s another one:

Things a 7-year-old boy expects Mom to put in his backpack: A peanut butter sandwich. Pencils. Maybe even a nice note with a little heart scrawled on it.
Things he doesn’t: a flare gun, a .22-caliber pistol, a loaded magazine and, for good measure, 14 more bullets in a plastic bag.
But that’s exactly what a second-grader had inside his Batman backpack Thursday morning when he arrived at Wave Preparatory Elementary School in Far Rockaway in Queens, Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said Friday.
The mom, Deborah Farley, 53, told police she had been, according to Browne, “out walking the streets of Queens late Wednesday night” with the guns in her son’s backpack and she forgot to take them out.

That could happen to anyone.

- Aggie

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