NY Post Claims NIU Shooter Was Crazy For Counter-Strike
A new report from the NY Post claims that the NIU shooter was an avid Counter-Strike player. If true, this information will certainly fuel the anti-video game position of numerous groups. Of course, I personally believe that we need to start thinking about personal accountability in society instead of always trying to blame some form of entertainment. I have been a long time fan of the NY post, but this recent article from them doesn’t seem very credible. The only shred of evidence is a random quote from a dorm mate. Even if he did play Counter-Strike, I am sure there were many, many other issues in his life that contributed to his shooting spree. The truth of the matter is that very little is known about the shooter at this point. For the most part, opinions on Kazmierczak are simply speculation at this point.
Stephen Kazmierczak, 27, played the wildly popular game Counter-Strike while studying sociology at Northern Illinois University in 2003 and 2004. “He played a lot of video games, especially Counter-Strike, really loud,” said dorm mate Ben Woloszyn, 24.
Via NY Post