This is in my school district. The youth leader in our church even said hes been there a couple of times...
In my opinion, they are harshly overreacting to something really actually minor, accusing him of "terroristic threats"
They have really gone loco after freaking Dr. Phil and Jack Thompson go off and accuse Cho's massacre on video games, without substantial evidence. They actually have videos of Thompson's various news interviews after the VT shootings, and all he simply does it state that "X number of years ago this crazy psychologically possessed child played Y game too much", without proof that Cho actually played video games recently which influenced him to kill mass amounts of people.
Maybe I'm crazy, but thoughts anyone?
I didn't make it!
WTF? The shooting was like 2 weeks ago. And I'm sure maps take around 3-4 weeks to make. Can't even play games anymore without getting arrested... how sad.
Man I am so sick of over-reaction. I do think the kid needs a little bit of an eval, just to see whats doing. I can understand people taking a pause to think about this though. I dont see how police can "issue orders" regarding the absolutely legal data that resides on his PC. It definaly should rais an eyebrow, but to transfer him is just silly, just like "mandatory minimum sentances". Just more shit for elected officials to hide behind, rather then think of a solution. I am pining for my new home in switzerland...
This reminds me of how a while ago - in 2006, some kid got in trouble for making a BF2 video that looked like Iraqi propaganda. At least the retarded government officials thought it was..
Can't blame them, I was called infront of the school director once in 2004 because I was taking picture's with my digital camera around the school. A few weeks earlier a teacher was shot in a school in Den Hague and a week later some girl hosted a website with picture's of all the teachers she hated and loved to see death.
This was apparantly reason enough for my school to take away my camera, send a letter to my parents and supspend me out of school for 3 days.
Someone I know had 3 friends who went to America trainspotting and a few weeks later he saw in the paper they'd been arrested for suspected terrorism after taking photos of the trains and thrown into Guantanamo Bay or somewhere.
That's taking it a bit too far IMO, as is arresting someone for making a CS map of their school.I know I tried to make my school as a CoD map but my mapping skills with the Q3 engine aren't too flash....oh well. Making a map of it doesn't set in concrete the fact that I'd love to see the place get destroyed/burnt down/students killed. I wouldn't.
Not very nice or tasteful idea, but it doesn't mean anything more than any other CS map. Overreaction as usual, and those who choose to belive that video games have such bad impact on players' minds choose to ignore every other possible influence in the world that could have, and probably did cause these shootings.
Really makes me want to call a bomb threat on a little room filled with sex toys and milk squirters...MONEY SHOT! lol
But I knew shit like this would happen and I've always hated Dr. Phil, I guarantee he has no idea of how Cho felt nor has he ever been depressed. He can read about it all he wants but video games do not make you want to kill people; they can aggravate but they are not the soul/primary reason. I'd really want to go on his show and say well why don't we remove violent books, cars, sticks, branches... from our living environment or we can have more psychological evaluations at school for those suspected of different behaviour say because oh they can't get laid or their parents divorced. Which reminds me, we need more "hitches" in school to help the nerdy...
Polska;3657635This was apparantly reason enough for my school to take away my camera, send a letter to my parents and supspend me out of school for 3 days.[/quote] I sure hope that you got that camera back. [quote=RussianComrade;3657764]Making a map of it doesn't set in concrete the fact that I'd love to see the place get destroyed/burnt down/students killed. I wouldn't.
You wouldn't want to see it burnt... Come on Bart Simpson don't lie
Coca-Cola;3657797I sure hope that you got that camera back.
I did, but the damage was already done, it's BS I can be suspeded for 3 days by doing something as simple as taking photos of myself and my classmates.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
That sucks. I can understand that certain people will disaprove of things like that or question the motives behind it shortly after a school schooting but it's still uncalled for. Then on the other hand I can understand that it's hard to draw a line between "innocent behaviour you disaprove of" and "shamefull/bad behaviour indicating a madman". I guess you can't draw that line. One person might find it enjoyable to recreate his/her town/house/school/bank/sportcomplex/whatever/ and play a game in it (shooters etc.) just for fun and getting a laugh. Others might do the very same but finding it fun in a bad way (that makes fantasy/dream/plot doing something as such for real).
But even so it's going too far, if you would want to protect yourself you would have to take away pretty much all games, movies, books, newspapers and all other forms of media because they may contain things that others disaprove of. While one kid makes a CS level of his school for fun an other might read a newspaper article (or simply hear about it on the street) about a school shooting (or bank robery, murder, violent attack in innocent victem, ...) and decide to do something just like that.
So no, no action should be taking. I guess it would be fine if they took note though and if they see somebody doing something "inaproperiate" ask around a bit if the person seems to be having any sort of other difficulties or problems. Though even that doesn't garantee you can seperate the innocent from a soon-to-be murderer/criminal.
PS: I wonder if any cops/people will ever stop me and question my reasons about photographing Arnhem bridge and surroudings, measering things, taking notes etc. I would be so tempted to say "Oh yeah I'm so totally planning a terrorist attack here, I'm a bad boy and obsolutely do not intend to do something as innocent as a 3d recreation of the area" or "What I'm doing here? Interesting question, let me ask a question in return, what are you doing here and what made you think about asking a question like this to a person like me?" :lol: