Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Recent Mass Murders in America: A Partial List of Headlines

Monday night on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," she opened with a straight-up reading of mass murders in the United States since Jared Loughner (this past weekend's mass killer) was a kid (I think she said he was born in '88). I've been listening to the coverage of the shootings since they happened, but nothing hit me like her stark roll-call. I couldn't find a YouTube clip, but went to her MSNBC site and found the below list of headlines:

* October 17, 1991 - Gunman Kills 22 and Himself in Texas Cafeteria
* July 02, 1993 - Gunman Raids Law Office and Kills 8
* March 25, 1998 - 5 Are Killed at School; Boys, 11 and 13, Are Held
* April 20, 1999 - Terror in Littleton: The Overview; 2 Students in Colorado school said to gun down as many as 23 and kill themselves in a siege
* July 29, 1999 - SHOOTINGS IN ATLANTA: THE SCENE; In an Office Building, Scenes Of Chaos, Blood and Death
* March 12, 2005 - Gunman Kills 7 in Wisconsin Church Group
* March 21, 2005 - Shooting Rampage by Student Leaves 10 Dead on Reservation
* January 31, 2006 - Ex-Employee Kills 6 Others and Herself at California Postal Plant
* October 2, 2006 - Man shoots 11, killing 4 girls, in Amish school
* February 12, 2007 - Armed Man Kills 5 People at Utah Mall
* April 16, 2007 - 32 Shot Dead in Virginia; Worst U.S. Gun Rampage
* December 5, 2007 - Gunman at an Omaha Mall Kills 8 and Himself
* February 15, 2008 - Gunman at Illinois College Kills 5 Students, Wounds 16
* April 3, 2009 - 13 Shot Dead During a Class on Citizenship
* November 6, 2009 - Army Doctor Held in Ft. Hood Rampage

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Really? Just about every year now? Are we REALLY that kind of a psychotic society?

There's NEVER a respite from it. NEVER a respite. It's insane. What so-called "civilized" society has mass-murder statistics like the above?

(p.s. A few months ago, it was also finally pointed out in the media that the United States has been PERPETUALLY AT WAR for the past 20 years, despite the end of the Cold War with the downfall of the Soviet Union in 1989.)

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