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Who Was Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley?

Gabe3 Wrote: Dec 22, 2014 5:02 PM
Matt, I enjoy your reporting, but these two officers were not killed "execution style". One police officer, speaking from raw emotion, may have characterized this murder as "an execution", but he was technically incorrect. In order for a murder to be "execution style", the victim must have been a captive of the murderer up until the killing, and the phrase almost always implies that the victim was bound and/or on his knees at the time of the killing. Captivity is the criterion that must be fulfilled in order for a murder to be accurately described as an "execution" or "execution style". These two officers were ambushed and murdered (You could even say that they were assassinated since they were public officials murdered by surprise), but they were never captives of the murderer, and were thus not killed "execution style". The phrase is needlessly sensational and amounts to a misreporting of the actual circumstances of these officers' deaths. I love the Townhall team, but wish you folks would show the rest of the media how its done and use correct language instead of endlessly repeating this bombastic, provocative phrase based solely on the emotional reaction of one police officer.
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Look Her in the Eye

Gabe3 Wrote: Apr 28, 2014 2:28 AM
Now you have to tell us whether you're married or unmarried and whether you're sexually active or not so we can see if Dr. Adams' litmus test holds true!
Good point. The treatment of video games is a very important issue to me, so I tend to focus on it when a related article comes up, but I agree that the most important issue here is the pro-choice lobby's attempt to expand their message delivery.
I agree completely with the sentiment of this article, but I believe its presentation could mislead some folks who don't know anything about video games. The author's references to Mario Kart and Sonic the Hedgehog, controllers, and the picture at the top of the article (of gamers trying out the new Need For Speed game on the Playstation 4 at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo) all give the impression that this new "video game" is coming to the shelves of your local GameStop ripe for your children to go out and purchase. That is like responding to that terrible Lena Dunham Youtube ad, "My First Time," by saying: "A new movie is coming out starring Lena Dunham. What ever happened to Aladdin or Snow White and the Seven Dwarves?" This "video game" is going to be a free-to-play web browser game (very likely flash-based), and there are websites with thousands of these amateur, low-quality productions all over the place--just do a search for "free online games." Anyone with a computer and basic programming knowledge can make one of these "video games." I hope my generation of conservatives who have grown up with video games will stop this harmful trend of those on the right making ignorant comparisons between glorified flash animations made in someone's basement and the latest Call of Duty.
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