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Autopsy: 13-Year-Old With Pellet Gun Shot 7 Times

Autopsy: 13-Year-Old With Pellet Gun Shot 7 Times | current events | Scoop.it
An autopsy report shows the 13-year-old boy who was killed by a Northern California sheriff's deputy while holding a pellet gun was shot seven times.

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I think this case is kind of hard to tell who's fault it was for a lost life. I think it wouldbe different if the police had only shot one or two rounds instead of eight. 

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, October 24, 2013 11:08 PM

How sad...talk about overkill and overreacting...sounds like they are going to be paying the family in a lawsuit...why didn't they use a taser or something else?? Geeze.

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Autopsy: 13-Year-Old With Pellet Gun Shot 7 Times

Autopsy: 13-Year-Old With Pellet Gun Shot 7 Times | current events | Scoop.it
An autopsy report shows the 13-year-old boy who was killed by a Northern California sheriff's deputy while holding a pellet gun was shot seven times.

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Jessica Zepeda's insight:

I think this case is kind of hard to tell who's fault it was for a lost life. I think it wouldbe different if the police had only shot one or two rounds instead of eight. 

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, October 24, 2013 11:08 PM

How sad...talk about overkill and overreacting...sounds like they are going to be paying the family in a lawsuit...why didn't they use a taser or something else?? Geeze.

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Four Black Teens Arrested in Fatal Mugging of WWII Veteran (Video)

Four Black Teens Arrested in Fatal Mugging of WWII Veteran (Video) | current events | Scoop.it
Lawrence E. 'Shine' Thornton of Greenville, Mississppi was a World War II veteran and and a famous personality in the Delta region for his hot tamales.

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I think this is so sad, that people would do such a thing to an inncoent old man. 

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earthdog58's comment, November 2, 2013 12:45 AM
Your 'insight' is the funniest thing I've read online in days.
littlebytesnews's comment, November 10, 2013 11:12 PM
LOL
earthdog58's comment, November 11, 2013 2:42 AM
You do know I was making fun of your stupidity, right?
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Kidnapped Libyan Prime Minister Released

Kidnapped Libyan Prime Minister Released | current events | Scoop.it
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan has been released, according to state TV after the government said he was kidnapped earlier in the day by gunmen from a hotel in Tripoli where he resides.

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I think whole situation is really sketchy. We had a discussion about this in my political science class. My teacher proposed someone kidnapped him for a couple drinks. 

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julian barragan's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:58 AM

this is crazy since he was just captured a couple of hours ago and released with no harm.

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Getting Personal – Your Pulse Could Be Your New Password

Getting Personal – Your Pulse Could Be Your New Password | current events | Scoop.it
Our heartbeats are as unique to us as our fingerprints and now they are being used to replace passwords, key cards, and bank cards.

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Jessica Zepeda's comment, September 26, 2013 3:04 PM
This is seriously nuts, I don't really know how I feel about this but this makes me a little uncomfortable for some reason. The fact that my heart beat can unlock my ipad is unreal.
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Violence Against Women in India

Violence Against Women in India | current events | Scoop.it
The men convicted of raping a student in Delhi shouldn’t get the death penalty. A push to make the country safe would be a far greater tribute to the student’s memory.

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Kim Vose's curator insight, September 10, 2013 4:59 PM

This op-ed is a great example of taking a seemingly age-old debate, and finding something new to say about it, rather than just rehashing the same old pro/con conversation.

Jessica Zepeda's comment, September 12, 2013 3:46 PM
I think that even though woman in India don't have as many rights, the punishment for rape should still be highly enforced.
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Teen Accused of Stabbing Teacher to Death 'Kept to Himself'

Teen Accused of Stabbing Teacher to Death 'Kept to Himself' | current events | Scoop.it

Despite his towering presence at 6-foot-2, teammates said Chism "just kept to himself" at soccer practice every day.

"[There was] nothing really bad about him. He wasn't a mean kid, did fine," Kyle Cahill, another player on the soccer team, said. "[This] just came out of the blue. [It's] just surreal and surprising to me."

Chism was initially reported missing on Tuesday and members of the school soccer team said they quickly banded together to look for their teammate.

Cahill said they wondered if the new kid in town had simply got lost going home "because he doesn't know his way around."

"We just went out looking for him...just [to] see if he was anywhere we could try and find him," Cahill said.

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Police said Chism was found Tuesday night in a neighboring community.

When students learned school was closed today, they worried the 14-year-old had been abducted.

Chris Weimert, another student at Danvers High School, said students knew something serious had happened when rumors of a homicide began to spread around town.

"That's when everything spiraled out of control. Twitter blew up," he said.

Chism, who is being charged as an adult, was booked into jail at 5:33 a.m. this morning, according to a copy of the booking sheet obtained by ABC News.

The teen remained silent during his first court appearance today where he was charged with murdering Colleen Ritzer, 24, who taught math at Danvers High School. He was dressed in a white jail jump suit and exhibited little emotion.


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This just goes to show that you can never trust anybody, even the quiet kid who looks like he means no harm. It's sad what the people in this world have come to. 

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, October 24, 2013 11:14 PM

They always seemed like such a nice guy, kept to themself or something similar....I guess the point is anyone can snap and has the potential to kill, but why he did it we may never know. 

 

My theory is he made a move on her and she resisted and he got upset....but then again who knows. Hopefully we find out but it won't matter one life is lost and the other is ruined...tragic story no matter what the reason for her killing was. 

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Two Florida girls charged with bullying 12-year-old to death

Two Florida girls charged with bullying 12-year-old to death | current events | Scoop.it
When 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick leapt off an abandoned cement plant in Lakeland, Fla., on Sept. 10, her death was ruled a suicide and instantly became a national tragedy.

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This is honestly so sad taht social media can play such a harsh roll in today's society. The fact that someone would post that as their facebook status for everyone to see is insane. 

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Kim Vose's curator insight, October 15, 2013 5:38 PM

Sadly, we don't seem to have a handle on the seemingly ever-increasing bullying epidemic. Will holding the bullies accountable help?

 

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Sinéad O'Connor's open letter to Miley Cyrus

Sinéad O'Connor's open letter to Miley Cyrus | current events | Scoop.it
Sinéad O'Connor: The full text of Sinéad O'Connor's blog warning Miley Cyrus that she is being 'pimped' by the pop industry

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Jessica Zepeda's insight:

I think this needed to be said by someone. I like how she's straight forward withthe truth but doesn't belittle her. She makes it known that her behavior is ridiculous nonetheless her music and records are great. I also like how she's all for women empowerment and trying to ive women a better image.

 

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Kim Vose's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:44 PM

This blog post is a great example of the op-ed genre, as it's clear, forthright, and addresses an issue that the writer clearly feels is important and overlooked.

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Acting Older Isn't Being Older: How We Fail Young Rape Victims | The Nation

Acting Older Isn't Being Older: How We Fail Young Rape Victims | The Nation | current events | Scoop.it
Looking mature should not be an excuse to rape young female victims, especially in a society that sexualizes young girls in everyday lives.

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Kim Vose's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:13 PM

This is yet another example of a good topic for an Op-Ed. Notice how Valenti zeroes in on the issue that she sees as overlooked, our complicity in continuing to blame the victims of rape.

Jessica Zepeda's comment, September 17, 2013 7:52 PM
In this article, the defense attorney defended the case by saying "she looked older" and I don't think that's an excuse for what happened to her.
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Ministers face questions over licensing of chemical exports to Syria

Ministers face questions over licensing of chemical exports to Syria | current events | Scoop.it
Labour MP Thomas Docherty asks in letter to Vince Cable which civil servants knew materials could be used in nerve agents (Please RT: Why did the UK government licence exports of nerve gas precusors to #Syria in 2012?
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Jessica Zepeda's comment, September 5, 2013 2:11 PM
I chose this article because we are talking about Syria in my political science: international affairs class. Plus I'm very interested with what's currently going on in the world.