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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:57 AM

Virgina Tech does not consider Nancy Lanza to be a victim

58 not 59




Having dealt with its own share of tragedy, Virginia Tech will honor the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., with large decals on players' helmets as the Hokies prepare for their bowl game.

The Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which 20 children and six faculty members died, was the second-deadliest school shooting in the United States. The deadliest occurred on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg on April 16, 2007, when a gunman killed 32 people and wounded 17 others.

To remember those killed in both tragedies, the Hokies' helmets will feature a large orange-and-green ribbon, the word "Prevail" and the number 58 for the total number of victims.

"It's just one of those things that we've been through what those people up in Sandy Hook are going through," Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said Monday, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "We prevailed in Blacksburg. I think if anything, it brought us closer and more determined, and the same thing is going to happen there. The way the community is coming together. It's a terrible thing to happen."



http://espn.go.com/college-football/bowls12/story/_/id/8779032/mindful-virginia-tech-hokies-honor-newtown-victims

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:12 PM

1. I guess neither consider the gunmen victims?

I can see not including Nancy Lanza, since it was a separate crime scene. She wasn't really killed during the mass shooting.

She is a victim, though. But, so were the gunmen.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:17 PM

2. Well, she was not part of the mass school shooting.....

That does not mean she isn't a victim. She just isn't a victim of the mass shooting.

She is just a run of the mill murder victim like ~33 others in this country every day.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:32 PM

3. Responsibility is relative to power, which has a contextual factor. How much power did NL have? nt

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:56 PM

4. Good Call By Virginia Tech. (nt)

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 03:57 PM

10. being anti-RW is not considered bigotry around here, it's actually our mission.

Not sure where you're seeing the hate, or that you didn't make a wrong turn somewhere on the net.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:03 PM

11. A female educator was shot in the face by her deranged son who went on

 

to kill 26 others at an elementary school. I find your lack of empathy is very disturbing for a self-proclaimed progressive.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:30 PM

12. your post was shameful flamebait. it had nothing to do with Nancy, just rage at the LW.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:43 PM

6. I suppose a lot of people feel that way due to a number of factors. nt

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:54 PM

7. Neither do I. And I never consider the gunmen victims...

 

The silver lining in every mass shooting is the culprit offing himself so we don't have to see their fucked up mugs and blank stares in a court room sketches as some lawyer argues they aren't fit to stand trial.

Call me what you will, but I only feel sorry for someone up until the point they commit a violent crime. After that, fuck them... my sympathy goes away.

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 03:10 PM

9. She didn't commit suicide. Her son murdered her.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:59 PM

8. Sometimes death is relief. I believe she needed some peace.

I wonder if toxicology was done for her. How do we not know she was drugged when he shot her and by that I mean self medicated? There are many things we do not know. But I believe she needed relief. In a twisted way the cause of her pain became the vehicle of her peace. Peace. LMSP

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:32 PM

13. Seems like the only thing she needed "relief" from was her son.

She didn't have to work, lived in a beautiful house, got huge amounts of alimony, liked to travel. What is that do you think she needed relief from?

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Response to LisaL (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:36 PM

14. Her mind? n/t

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:45 PM

15. I have seen nothing to indicate there was anything wrong with her mind.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:35 PM

16. Except she apparently didn't lock up

her arsenal to keep them out of the hands of her disturbed son.

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