Quote:LENOIR CITY, Tennessee (AP) -- Scores of officers surrounded a lakeside home Saturday in a standoff with a heavily armed teenager who killed a sheriff's deputy and kept officers at bay for more than a day.
Well, I see no inferences that could suggest they are blaming video games yet. But I don't doubt that when it is all over that it would be mentioned that the young man "Played gta3 and other heathen videogames so he undoubtedly turned criminal."
That's pretty unnerving(impressive?) that he's held a force of police officers and even a SWAT team off thus far though. He's a sixteen year old kid... Edited by: ZoldenShadowhunter at: 3/13/04 12:25 pm
Probably played alot of cs...its deffinately a good thing he didn't have an awp, else we'd have to call in the army!
I do agree that is impressive, although im sure they wanted him alive, if they wanted him dead im sure he would be. If videogames do get pinned for this i hope someone reminds his parents that cs has an "M" on the box...
Nothing impressive about shooting a cop that's not expecting it.. afaik thats the only one who got hit. The rest just crouched around behind stuff getting shot at, till he killed himself. I think the only reason he lived that long is because he's a minor and they didn't want to shoot him, though they should have IMO. Oh well, he's dead anyway. And wtf, beating his mom with a pipe or something like that? He should have been shot for that alone.
Quote:Scott, 24, was a three-year veteran of the department whose wife is expecting their first child. Through tears, Guider described him as "a wonderful young man, very lively, very friendly, very outgoing."
Makes me sick.
I think it's gun control (lack thereof) that's going to receive a lot more flak than video games.
"You there, fill it up with petroleum distillate, and re-vulcanize my tires, post-haste! Also, I'd like to send this letter to the Prussian consulate in Siam by aeromail. Am I too late for the 4:30 autogyro?" - Monty Burns
ya cuz clearly he could held off the cops and killed that other cop with a pointed stick and a butter knife.
sad fact is most people arent responsible enough to own guns.
course this is like everything else on the internet, just someones opinion
Quote:I blame Pac-Man
This shows how stupid it is when people believe video games affect behaviour! I grew up on Pac Man, yet these people think I would have then spend my youth eating pills and listening to repetative electronic music ... oh, wait a minute ...
Adult themed story below; younger readers may want to skip to the last paragraph:
I was involved in a standoff a few years back. Normally I wouldn't have been, but I had just got off of an eight hour guard shift when the feces hit the fan, so I spent the next six or seven hours ferrying officers to different points (containing and diverting traffic, and relieving officers who'd been on shift for fourteen hours or so), and shuttling residents of the evacuated apartment complex to the local community center.
The guy had a knife (and a hostage for a portion of the standoff) and would threaten anyone who got close, and when the officers were finally able to get into the room they found the guy had bled to dead (he was cutting himself with the knife during the standoff so there was a lot of blood in the room). Last I heard the reason he went ballistic was due to a combination of drugs and alcohol. But the guy was in his 20s, so it must've been video games.
That reminds me of something I overheard when getting my hair cut - a customer and hair stylist next to me were trying to connect video games with the Vietnam War. I bit my tongue, as I knew that explaining how during the Vietnam War home gaming pretty much entirely consisted of that deadly killing simulator known as "Pong" would take too much time, and it would have broken one of my golden rules; "Never argue with a woman who's holding a sharp object in her hands"