University of Cincinnati Police Officer Who Shot Man During Traffic Stop Facing Murder Charges
"It was a senseless, asinine shooting."

Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced on Wednesday that Ray Tensing, a University of Cincinnati police officer who shot Samuel DuBose — a 43-year-old black man pulled over for not having a license plate on the front of his car — in the head on July 19, will be charged with murder.

“It was a senseless, asinine shooting,” Deters said after releasing body cam footage of the traffic stop, which Deters called “a pretty chicken-crap stop.“

"He purposely killed him,” he said. “He should never have been a police officer…”

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Violence is Boring: The Tedium of Violence as Progression

We’re tired of these beautiful videogame worlds being used solely as background for violence, where gorgeous walls are there only to have blood splattered on them

“You died,” Bloodborne screamed at me for the 500th time, as I was dealt murder instead of dealing it. I died because I failed to kill. I was denied continuation of a game because I did not successfully perform the game’s central progression act: killing.

I’ve been wondering: how often has that been the case, considering my graveyard of abandoned games—due to not killing fast enough or stylish enough.

Look at this screenshot for when I Googled “games of the year 2014.”

Those are well-known games. Almost all involve killing and harming another person or entity to continue.

Why? Why does this have to involve harm or killing? I’m not squeamish (I love horror and am halfway through Bloodborne); I’m conveying how bored I am of seeing killing as the only way to progress in games.

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