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Literary Bullies: He Was Weird- The Eighth Graders, Part C: Jim Nickerson

Unlike Brian Cullen, whose bullying was more psychological, Jim Nickerson’s bullying of Mark was actually physical. It started when all the eighth grade jocks decided to make Mark pay for getting their beloved coach and substitute teacher in trouble with the police when he indecently assaulted Mark. 553 more words

Why are we addicted to tragedy?

Tragedy is around us every single day. A young child has brain cancer. A college student walks into a classroom and opens fire. This week, a reporter and cameraman were killed doing a live story covering local news. 753 more words

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“When seconds matter, police are just minutes away”: Doubts about Law Enforcement

The often-quoted sentiment in the title exemplifies the cynicism surrounding the ability of law enforcement to protect individuals. The post published on the 13th July 2015 demonstrated that a number of… 642 more words

School Shootings

Reaction toward School shootings

I am sitting in my room

Feeling the blues                            

Form watching the news

Little children bringing guns to their schools

They are breaking the rules… 114 more words

School Shootings

Literary Bullies, He Was Weird: The Eighth Graders, Part B- Brian Cullen

The second eight grade bully from “He Was Weird” appears in the form of Brian Cullen. Brian was an offensive lineman on the Ramsgate American Football team and is one of the more critical ones of Mark for quitting the team. 474 more words

Could the USA pass a mandatory National Sunday Law ? A US Senator supports this

Did we hear a member of the US Senate suggest a mandatory National Sunday Law ?

Arizona state Senator Sylvia Allen suggested that church attendance be mandatory. 119 more words

So, we are pretending that the attack is motivated by mental illness again

In a moment of social déjà vu, we hear again about a man in a southern movie theater attacking other moviegoers in midst of a rather feminist film’s screening. 905 more words