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07 June 2007 @ 01:35 pm
Not getting along  
I mourn the murder of Kelsey. A young life of promise destroyed. A family shattered. But I wonder, would I feel this way if she was old, ugly or a man? Possibly not. Maybe it is the destruction of beauty that spurs good to take place.
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(Anonymous) on June 7th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, please. You're essentially saying that the only life that is valuable is that of young, beautiful women. That's really horrible and prejudiced. Every life has promise. Even the lives of ugly people. And old people. And men.

Families are shattered every hour of every day because of death. Simply because this was a young woman doesn't make it any more important.
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Rayana Sandyrayana on June 7th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
i totally freaking agree.

Lauriannchillywilly on June 7th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
I'm not disagreeing that this happens - however, I wonder if there isn't a relationship to the idea that this happens more to pretty young women.
So if the young women are the most frequently abducted/murderdered, etc, that there would naturally be more coverage on these type of women?

Again, I don't know the stats on that, so I'm just theorizing that it could be a proponent of the proportion of coverage.
teross50teross50 on June 8th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
The pretty ones are the news makers. When young, very vanilla, victims get hurt, it places like JOCo, it shatters our misguided security of,”You mean that shit happens outside the ghetto!!?’
People want to believe theY are safe, as long as they are;
• The right color
• in the right neighborhood
• faithful to the right God

The ugly truth is Humanity perpetrates evil on its self. Simply there are those of us who choose to be evil. Those persons come in all shades, all sizes, all areas of the world, and have all manor of small and large bank account.
Even after this incident, some will rationalize, it was one bad man, who came one time to this good neighbor hood, and did something bad. It happens all the time in JoCo, it is just less acknowledge, for something as material/trivial as property values. 8-(
rhysanderhysande on June 7th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
In this particular case, I'm sure part of the publicity was due to the tape of the struggle in the parking lot. I doubt many news programs would pass up the opportunity to run something that sensational.

Other than that, I'm in total agreement.
fatsofatso on June 8th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
pretty much.