Tag Archives: Sandy Hook Elementary School

Aurora and Sandyhook Killings; Our Denial and Apathy on Parade

27 Feb

Final Article in our series on Gun Violence in The Media

Our lives get so hectic, we forget to recognize that someone who is next to us. We are somewhat aware of whom they are yet we understand they might or might not share our schedule. Who are they? They may or may not frequent the places we go. Do we know them?  They may or may not be on a first name basis with these people. Regardless of familiarity do we really identify with them at all? Regardless of how acquainted we are, what is our response to them just the same? Do we consistently neglect to acknowledge them? Or can we claim to know them? This article is dedicated to those very people who make up some aspect of our physical environment whom we have yet to become familiar with.  Whether we acknowledge they are our neighbors or not we have to (at some level) admit we share something with them.  Until we get to know them better this paragraph will encourage us to make our eventual introduction to them so much warmer.

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Don’t Start The Story With Sirens Blaring: How The Media Makes A Killer

7 Feb

3rd. article in our series on “Gun Violence in the Media.”

Sandy Hook, Columbine, the Aurora theater shootings.  We think they only happen here because they are blown up in the media which in turn may make others go out and kill.  The media makes these shootings into 24/7 coverage and gives the shooters a big ego.  How does the media help stop this?  According to  forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Park Dietz, these are some things NOT to do in media coverage.

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Hollywood Take 2: Special Tribute to Sandy Hook Elementary School Students and their Families

15 Dec

The Holidays are a time to celebrate with family the joys of being together, giving gratitude for all that we have, and remembering those that have gone on before us.  Unfortunately for many in this Connecticut neighborhood and others around the world who have lost loved ones, the holidays will be forever changed.

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