Headline Should Say "Thug" Shot - And Response (5)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Headline reads: "Youth, 19, Shot While Standing In Parking Lot"

It should have read: "Thug Shot While Standing In Parking Lot"

This thug with a long record himself was in an area that he shouldn't have been at a time - 3 a.m. -   he shouldn't have been there.

Looks to me like he was inviting trouble and found it. He might not be so lucky next time.

This headline sounds like he's an innocent victim. Far from it.

Some of you will be screaming foul when you read this. You are part of the problem.

Robert Crawford
Chattanooga

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Mr. Crawford,

Amen to the 'thug' suggestion and another, bigger, amen as to who, and whom, are the problems. 

Harry Uffalussy

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How about: Young environmentalist finds small amount of base metal while conducting nocturnal search.   

Hutch Smith 
Signal Mountain

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Maybe we should redefine the definition of "thug." Maybe we should be more concerned with those "thugs" who slip beneath the radar and never received so much as a parking ticket when caught parking illegally because of which side of town they live on or family connections, then later enter a school, theater, mosque and go postal on innocent men, women and children.  

Or the Ted Bundy serial killer types; educated and seemingly clean as a whistle. There are also the "other" ones who only receive a "citation" when caught drinking, but no arrest or criminal record, then they go out and kill an entire family while drunk and/or stoned. You know the types.  

Those seemingly "upstanding" and "respectable" pillars of society ....... until. (wink). 

Brenda Washington

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Gosh, I enjoy all of the cute and pithy comments, but what's wrong with reporting the facts in an unbiased manner?  I realize that too much Fox News can make that seem unusual.  

Herb Montgomery
Hixson

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How about: Tea party has rally-member carries gun on his hip

Betsy Bramlett


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