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I want to pull a Don Imus, but I'm not going to.
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Is it me or is this sort of thing becoming a trend?
What you mean the update on the twinkie defense? Or how about, "The devil made me do it?" Passing the buck and trying to excuse crimes based on flimsy reasoning is nothing new to humanity.

The facts are these. These two teens beat a 7 year old girl to death. They may not have intended it, but that's what happened. I don't understand the mentality that believes the female should be punished with any less severity than her boyfriend. If anything she should suffer worse as she completely disregarded her responsibility to protect her younger sister. They should both be shot in the back of the head and dumped in a hole still wearing their prison garb. No coffin and a cheap headstone.
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Regardless of the reason (wondering if they saw their lawyer before this defence) anyone who does that to a child is messed up. Whether it be from a video game or movie or TV, it is the person and not the influence.
I'd have to disagree, people can be messed up by seeing things. Like post traumatic stress and stuff like that. That's why psychologists are still in business. I'm not saying mortal kombat makes you kill people, but people get ideas from lots of places. People who were abused can get those kinds of thoughts running through their heads and do stupid things.
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I'd have to disagree, people can be messed up by seeing things. Like post traumatic stress and stuff like that. That's why psychologists are still in business. I'm not saying mortal kombat makes you kill people, but people get ideas from lots of places. People who were abused can get those kinds of thoughts running through their heads and do stupid things.
I dunno, but I don't feel the need to grab a belt and whip people just because my dad would do that to me when I was younger. But hey, I guess I deal with my post traumatic stress with games, porn, and whacking off.
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Well a question to ask yourselves is - would this have happened if the teens had never played or scene Mortal Kombat? Who knows?

I for one am against pointing the finger at parents though. Parents cannot be used scapegoats every time something like this happens. That argument really get us no where since it can be used for anything from this incident to getting a speeding ticket.
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I blame MTV. (from lord of war)
     
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I dunno, but I don't feel the need to grab a belt and whip people just because my dad would do that to me when I was younger. But hey, I guess I deal with my post traumatic stress with games, porn, and whacking off.
lol, my dad whipped me with a belt too, but not just to be whipping me, there was usually a pretty good reason. lol But when I say abuse I mean grabbing things and thowing them at your kid, or punching them or kicking them. Anything that makes them bleed. Or emotional abuse like telling them their worthless.

I expect people to take full responsibility for their actions, but blame always gets placed on someone or something else. I understand that people can get bad ideas from other places, but those aren't the reasons that they do bad things. It's pretty ridiculous that they never will take any responsibility.
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Okay maybe i acted out a mortal kombat scene when i was younger and in a pool and made pretend it was matrix style slow motion and it got a bit out of hand w/ a harder punch than we were playing but still. I wouldnt beat someone to death that and i especially better have a better reason than to act out a mortal kombat scene now.
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I'd have to disagree, people can be messed up by seeing things. Like post traumatic stress and stuff like that. That's why psychologists are still in business. I'm not saying mortal kombat makes you kill people, but people get ideas from lots of places. People who were abused can get those kinds of thoughts running through their heads and do stupid things.
Well, thats kinda my point. If something as trivial as a video game was enough for these two to do something like this, there was obviously more going on inside their heads. That being the case, I do not see how you could blame the video game as the underlying cause. I am not arguing that scenes of violence can have an impact on some people, but the fact that they chose to brutally beat a young girl shows that there was something else wrong. Whether it be abuse, neglect or whatever else.
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