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  1. EvilMakiPR

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    A 14 year old boy is on trial for shooting and killing his mother, Gretchen Crooks. The jury in the case recently heard the 911 call where Noah Crooks described to a dispatcher how he shot his mother after she took away his copy of Call of Duty saying, “Something just came over me.”

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  2. WiiUBricker

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    I'm not gonna even attempt to state the obvious.
     
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    ...a bit drastic. :blink:

    Cue "It's the game's fault! Games are evil!" all over the media when the kid probably had psychological problems from the start.
     
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    COD.
    Nuff said.

    Also, EoF soon?
     
  5. jomaper

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    Yeah I'm quite sure that's all you need to read to realize how fucked up that family was.
    inb4 it doesn't matter it's all vidya's fault

    Yeah, this is what happens when the media fucks around with these "diseases". ADD is such an excuse to drug kids it's stupid.
     
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  6. Xuphor

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    I was thinking it'd go to GoT. Typically it's humorous sex based things that go to EoF, while serious sex/murder things usually get moved to GoT. :unsure:

    EDIT: jomaper has a point, the news media outlets will be all over this when word gets more around.
     
  7. broitsak

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    Oh my God....what is the world coming to?

    *sigh*
     
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    To every parent: Never take away games from your children(when the game sucks like CoD replace it with a better game)
     
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  9. DinohScene

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    GoT works equally well lol.
     
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    WAT IS GOT AND EOF PLS RESPOND
     
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    Insane people are going to be insane.

    This is a tragic case, but let's not pretend like the world is falling apart or that games are the issue here. History has no shortage of lunatics, and if someone is unstable enough to do this over a game, that means they were already nuts to begin with. If it wasn't over video games, it would have been something else.

    Unfortunately, that doesn't sell a headline. Maybe one day we'll be able to tackle this subject with restraint and caution; considering how profitable sensationalism and fear-mongering are, though, I don't have high hopes.
     
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    EOF= Edge Of the Forum
     
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    lol... they are out of news I see

     
  15. Xuphor

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    Uh, General Off-Topic and Edge of the Forum, two other forums on this website. This website is huge, you know.
     
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    I'm sure any media that gets the chance to will try to use video games as the scapegoat for this, which is a shame. It ignores the more important issue of the fact that the boy clearly has mental issues, and they aren't going to be easy to solve. With how the criminally insane are treated in this country, like they can be treated with enough medicine if it's pushed into their body long enough, that boy doesn't stand a chance of ever actually being stable enough to enter the world as an adult. He recognizes he's essentially condemned himself though. Normally, a juvenile that commits murder ends up with time in juvenile prison, and a life with parole in an effort to deter them from any future illegal action. These juveniles tend to have a murder that can be explained away though. This boy has a clear explanation, has fully admitted to the entire episode multiple times now, and has made it clear that mentally, he's broken for whatever reason.

    It's a brutal, horrid death the mother suffered, and I do hope the boy is properly punished for it. I just hope that there's an effort to aid him rather than just condemn him as a psycho killer.
     
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    And I don't really lurk around since I don't have a lot of free time. Thanks for being friendly to the new guy that can't read all the forums at the same time ♥
     
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    The article states that the relationship between the two was already unstable, plus any parent who buys their underage child a firearm has problems - the family was clearly dysfunctional... so yeah.
     
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    Plenty of people live perfectly normal lives with ADD.
    I think it's really stupid how society says people can't change.
    @AlcoholicsAnonymous
     
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    Is this serious? Well he's sure gonna be put on death row, did he Really rape her?
     
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