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    In New Hampshire, authorities are investigating an apparent attempted lynching in the town of Claremont. A mother says her 8-year-old biracial child had to be airlifted to the hospital after a group of white teenagers reportedly hung him from a tree. She also posted photographs on Facebook showing the injuries to the child’s neck. The child’s grandmother also says the white teenagers were taunting the child with racial slurs before the attack.
    https://www.democracynow.org/2017/9/...mpted_lynching
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    Seems the media has created a lot of new racist.
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    • #3
      Was it because of race, or was it teenagers doing stupid teenager stuff?

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        Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post
        Seems the media has created a lot of new racist.
        Racists never went away, unless you feel laws can change the way people feel about others. If the media is capable of creating racists, then we live in a country full of lemmings which is probably worse.

        At any rate, I like to hold people accountable for their behavior as opposed to passing blame. Unless they don't have their own mind, it's not the media's fault.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
          Was it because of race, or was it teenagers doing stupid teenager stuff?
          Lynching is stupid teenager stuff?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
            Lynching is stupid teenager stuff?
            Yes... Taken too far, but it can be. Teenagers do all sorts of really, really stupid stuff. Never underestimate the stupidity of a teenager. They'll surprise you every time!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
              Lynching is stupid teenager stuff?
              When was the last time someone was lynched (in the U.S.) by anyone other than stupid teenagers?
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              • #8
                Notice the thread title is plural, I'll post the rest soon.
                "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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                • #9
                  Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess... Or, something like that...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
                    Lynching is stupid teenager stuff?
                    Depends on your skin color, if you're white it's always "being stupid", at least to some people.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Karri View Post
                      Depends on your skin color, if you're white it's always "being stupid", at least to some people.
                      Stupid knows no race, it's a near universal trait...

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                      • #12
                        Murderous teenage stuff. Goes beyond just being stupid.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post
                          Seems the media has created a lot of new racist.
                          The media???? What a remarkably ill informed comment; have you been paying attention at all lately?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
                            Was it because of race, or was it teenagers doing stupid teenager stuff?
                            When my daughter did stupid teenager stuff the worse thing that she did was shop-lifting at the exchange; embarrassing! My kid did all kinds of dumb crap but I am pretty sure that her and her friends never once discussed hanging an eight year old boy to relieve boredom. Is that the sort of thing that you did when you were a teenager?
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                            • #15
                              ayuh...up theyah in cow hamsha...

                              Well...you have to take into account the town in which this allegedly happened. In the mid-1990s, the city of Claremont, New Hampshire started a process against the State of New Hampshire, challenging the constitutionality of the New Hampshire allocation of school funding.
                              It seems that the local property taxes were such that there was not enough to fund the local school districts. The Claremont Decision was the state's answer to this constitutional challenge. It mandated that a portion of all property taxes in the state be allocated to those school districts whose funding was inadequate.
                              Wanna know what Claremont did with its share of the state's largesse? They decided that they needed a new opera house instead of repairs to the high school.
                              So, extrapolating from this mindset, we can see that the local teenage gentry in a town such as Claremont would have even less going for them when it comes to stupid.
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