I have lived in Connecticut my whole life, I don’t think I’ve ever seen/heard of anything worse than this. CT, especially Newtown/Sandy Hook is one of the smallest and quietest places ever. My cousins live in Newtown and all went to that school. During the summer, I was at that school all the time for my their baseball games. It’s so crazy. RIP babies. Mitch Lucker will show you the ways up there . <3
An Entire Kindergarten Class???
The Newton Patch website is reporting that the shooter,
Ryan Adam Lanza, targeted his mother, the school’s Kindergarten teacher.
It is believed the shooting began near the principal’s office before Lanza went to his mother’s kindergarten classroom and killed her and her students, according to the report.
As the parent of two kindergarteners and someone who volunteers twice a month when their kindergarten classes go to the library, I can not fathom what family dispute would lead you to kill one innocent kindergartener, much less an entire classroom of kindergarteners.
For those of you whose children haven’t reached that age let me tell you - they may not crawl around on the floor anymore and they may be able to feed and dress themselves, but they are still just babies. Babies! How could someone do that?
Heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking. All of my sympathies go out to the numerous parents who have lost their precious children. An entire kindergarten class wiped out over a domestic dispute. It’s more than my brain can comprehend.
Connetticut school shooting
Gunman from NEW JERSEY came up to the Elementary School to confront the principal.
TWENTY SIX DEAD have been reported.
14 are reported to be children.
Including the gunman. 18 to 20 years old, young man
They have breached the home of the family members of the gunman to make sure the home isn’t booby trapped.
They mentioned Aurora.
Holy … shit . My heart
Fucking Attention BITCHASSES of Tumblr
I’ve really tried my best to avoid commenting/reblogging much about the tragedy in Connecticut because if I think about it for too long, I can get too wrapped up in the overwhelming sadness. HOW-FUCKING-EVER, being a member of the tumblr community, I have unfortunately seen some really fucked up shit that people (and especially you so called social justice assholes) have been saying. And some of this shit would be a sin to not condemn aloud. So, if you have ever thought/contemplated/reblogged any of the following:
- the only reason this is getting coverage is because it happened to white kids/white people
- if this had happened to a poc community, this wouldn’t be on the news
- far worse things happen elsewhere in the world, and this only matters because they are rich white people from America
Then you need to FUCKING KINDLY either:
- re-evaluate your life
- GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE FOR FUCKING EVER
Children have FUCKING DIED. Does that not register with any of you? Who the FUCK cares about their skin color/financial status/place of origin. THEY FUCKING WERE KILLED IN COLD BLOOD. Nothing else matters. A tragedy is a tragedy is a FUCKING TRAGEDY YOU FUCKS. And no, caring about this tragedy doesn’t erase caring about someone else’s tragedy in the world. It simply means something terrible happened and people need to grieve and deal with what has happened. They are allowed to. It doesn’t make them ignorant to other people’s pain. It makes them HUMAN.
Just…oh my fucking god, I cannot fathom you people. Tumblr, grow the FUCK up please. This is not to time for your social justice bullshit. Just sit down, shut up, and let people deal with this HORRENDOUS FUCKING AWFUL THING in a way they can. Don’t call people out for caring about it. Don’t you FUCKING dare.
There are 20 children who won’t get to have any more birthdays or Christmases, your social justice bullshit need not apply here.
“While I very much agree with the call for tighter gun control, and hope that Obama’s reference to “meaningful action” is more than just rhetoric, I feel that a fixation on the idea of guns as the main problem loses sight of the root of the issue. After all, 27 people died yesterday not because an out-of-control gun went on a rampage, but because a man picked up a gun, aimed, and pulled the trigger, 27 times. There are two issues that need attention here—the ease of obtaining and carrying a gun, but also the murderers themselves. And when we do examine the perpetrators, there is a glaring pattern that is frequently overlooked; that is, the gendered dimension of the attacks. In response to yesterday’s shooting, The Telegraph did a short recap of the ten worst school shootings in the US. Out of this list, 100% of the perpetrators were male. About two months ago, Mother Jones ran a report on mass shootings in America. According to the article, there have been 62 incidents in the last 30 years, and 61 out of the 62 perpetrators were male. And according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, it is men who commit over 90% of violent crimes in America, and start 100% of wars. The problem is, whenever people (usually feminists) point this out, they are met with cries of “misandry” and “demonization of men.” People (usually men) are quick to point out all the acts of heroism done by men, drawing attention to the brave policeman who saved countless civilians, to the self-sacrificing husband who protected his wife and children, frequently followed by a command to the female gender to be grateful to men for protecting them from, well, other men. But if we want the level of violence in society to decrease, we cannot afford to ignore the gendered aspect of crime. We need to take a close look at male culture, and ask ourselves what lessons we teach young boys about what it means to be a man. We need to question the link between masculinity and power, between masculinity and dominance, and ask ourselves why little boys grow up needing to achieve both these qualities, which frequently translates into being either a hero or a villain. Most of all, we need to address the crisis in male emotional health, and ask ourselves why crying, expressing love, fear, or hurt, are emotional outlets that are denied to most men and boys. When the only emotion that a man can legitimately express is anger, how can we be surprised that many men turn to violence in response to emotional issues?”—Crates and Ribbons
Twas' 11 days before Christmas...
Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate. Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. They were filled with such joy; they didn’t know what to say. They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. “where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. “This is heaven” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house”. When what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near. He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. Then He opened His arms and He called them by name. And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring those children all flew into the arms of their King and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face. And as if He could read all the questions she had He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad. “then He looked down on earth, the world far below He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe, then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand, “Let My power and presence re-enter this land! “May this country be delivered from the hands of fools” “I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools! “Then He and the children stood up without a sound. “Come now my children let me show you around. “Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran. All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can. And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, “in the midst of this darkness,” I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”
Just…why an elementary school? Why go on a shooting spree and kill 27 people, including 18 children?
I’m just thinking about those parents whose children have died and either don’t know about it or just found out. It’s heartbreaking.
My heart goes out to those affected in any way, especially those children at that school who had to witness this tragedy.
In addition to gun control
Can we also talk about preventive and treatment policies with regards to crime instead of just locking people up?
A person on the other side of the country being locked up for shooting people isn’t gonna stop another person from shooting. If someone wants to hurt another person badly enough, they’ll do it, consequences be damned.
This correctional system needs change and we need more preventive programs in place that treats people of all races, gender, and class equally. Stop shooting the black guy who reaches into his pocket for a wallet, and start educating parents on how to stop their kids from bullying others, from resorting to violence, from thinking that doing shit at the expense of others’ well-being is okay, that any and all rules are to be broken because some rules might be bogus but others are not.