Started by outdoors, Apr 16, 2007, 02:39 PM
As for arming students or staff at a major university, you gotta be kidding me. People are, without a doubt, in general, fucking stupid. They would kill each other before they could be of any use in a situation like this. Every major university has a police department. While they might not be the cream of the law enforcement crop, they do have training and tactics on their side.
Because , quite simply, law enforcement in this country has been sued and sued and sued and threatened with lawsuits over and over until finally these agencies have submitted.
Those three teachers/professors that held the door so that the students could get out, thus sealing their own fate, are heroes in my book!Fox is still playing the "domestic dispute" angle... he was going after his girlfriend at first....Yea, right....If that were true, he wouldn't have just entered the first classroom and unload in it. randomly, YES, RANDOMLY shooting students...There may have been premeditation so some extent, but DV/DD is not it I believe.Note: addition: This man was a S KOREAN VISA STUDENT. This is important. What with all the American White Male Scumfest going on.TMOTS
The lack of mental health services made available to males (at the same level as what is available to females, INCLUDING help specifically tailored to males and help available to males in a male-only forum) creates two problems -- first, the general lack of help facilitates this kind of thing, and second, it makes it look like a male problem. It is a male problem, of course, in that males are not getting help whereas females are.I'm not just referring to the lack of official support at the level of services, but also the lack of societal support.
Some food for thought:The perpetrator of this ghastly act was male. However, most of the victims were likely male as well (being that Virginia Tech emphasizes science and engineering). Also, the police and emergency crews were also likely to be predominantly male.So males are overrepresented at the extremes of violence and heroism, with the common denominator being the willingness to take risks. Fortunately, the heroes seem to predominate.Steve
Yeah, I saw that. It just said he was referred, I wonder if he actually went? The antidepressants imply that he'd at least seen a psychiatrist.
Note: addition: This man was a S KOREAN VISA STUDENT. This is important. What with all the American White Male Scumfest going on.TMOTS