Tag Archives: kids and violence

Zines, local indie film, restorative justice, and the music of Junglefowl …on this weekend’s overly-ambitious Saturday Six Pack

As of right now, at least according to Facebook, I’m the only person who plans on listening to this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack. That doesn’t mean, however, that the show we have lined up isn’t great. It is… Really, I don’t know how we do it, but we’ve got yet another awesome […]

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No Kissing, No Knives

A friend who teaches first and second grade sent me the following today. She says that she found it waiting for her when she entered her classroom this morning.

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Thank God… American kids can now know the joy that comes with shooting people in the face

In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry today, ruling that minors had the right to purchase violent video games. The following comes from the LA Times. …”Like books, plays and movies, video games communicate ideas,” said Justice Antonin Scalia in his majority opinion Monday. And he said there was […]

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“[W]e need segregated buses…. This is Obama’s America”

Apparently, a few days ago, a white student was beaten by two black students on a school bus in Illinois. And, as you might expect, Rush Limbaugh took the opportunity to fan the flames of white paranoia. Here’s a quote from Limbaugh: [I]n Obama’s America, the white kids now get beat up with the black […]

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Let’s stop the murder, Detroit

The sprawling city of Detroit, for all of its charm, is a city in steep decline. Starting with the riots in 1967, people have been fleeing the city in quantities only rivaled by post-Katrina New Orleans. With a population of over 2 million at one time, the city now, by some estimates, has closer to […]

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