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A 17-year-old black teen was shot and killed by an older white man in Florida bothered by his loud music.

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  1. Posted November 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Just read the article about the 45-year old Floridian who shot a kid for playing loud music. Then, I read the comments. Good news: Not a single one of the comments defended the shooter, except with the most blatant sarcasm that condemns him worse than any hate comments could. Not-so-Good news: A lot of the comments are… joke comments…

    Granted, I imagine most of the posters are being incredibly facetious in an attempt to mock and ridicule the shooter and show him for what a horrible person he is and the horrific nature of this incident… but I also saw a lot of ‘Well, to be fair, they were playing [Insert singer or song title here]“. It seems to be utterly tasteless.

    • Posted November 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

      On a related note, don’t read the comments in the article for the 15-year old girl who was murdered. There… there are no words for how awful they are.

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