911 Calls Released In Omaha Mall Rampage

911 Calls Released In Omaha Mall Rampage

There are 5 comments on the CBS 46 story from Dec 8, 2007, titled 911 Calls Released In Omaha Mall Rampage. In it, CBS 46 reports that:

“I had a sick feeling when I heard about it”

Jodi Longmeyer saw the gunman step off the mall elevator on the third floor. He was dressed in dark clothes. via CBS 46

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The Media Is to Blame

United States

#1 Dec 9, 2007
The media is definitely responsible for this. THE KID WOULDN'T HAVE DONE WHAT HE DID IF HE DIDN'T EXPECT THE MEDIA COVERAGE AS A GIVEN. Where's the evidence to blame the media? The killer said this is what he expected in his suicide note!!!! He calls it going out in style -- in other words: going out like a celeb. It's the same thing that the virginia tech shooter wanted, as well as probably THE NEXT LOSER who commits such an act.

This kid's life wasn't even remotely interesting yet today he's front-page news.

BLAME THE MEDIA. Please write to them and complain that their coverage of these events are criminally negligent. Urge them to keep these killers anonymous -- and stop the media from making these creeps household names for even a week.

Here's a list of media e-mail addresses:

http://www.rense.com/mediacontact.htm

Please tell them THEIR PAST COVERAGE IS RESPONSIBLE IN LARGE PART FOR THIS SHOOTING, and that their current treatment is repeating the process. PLEASE URGE THEM TO STOP THIS CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT BEHAVIOR.

If you want to stop these lowly killers, then write to the media and have them stop the kind of coverage that encourages these acts.

Examples of irresponsible journalism: Showing video clips of the shooter in action. Totally unnecessary.
taylorxtoxicity

United States

#2 Dec 9, 2007
hmmm......This is true, but I still think people would do it.
It deff wouldn't keep people from all the shootings and stuff, but it might help a bit.

Doubt the media will listen to us though, it's their job to report and stuff like that. lol
Annomous

Lincoln, NE

#3 Dec 13, 2007
Ok, well its also our fault to. You call him "a loser" and for how much i dislike the greety S.O.B, doesnt give any one the right to call him that. Like it or not. He did this, yes to get famous and i do agree he got that just like the virgina tech dude. But he wanted to be famous becasue he got picked on all his life. He wanted to be famous and yes the media (you) did it. He did go out in style. The sucky part is he took 8 other people with him. But maybe this will teach people to just not annore somebody that has no friends, that everybody thinks is "a loser". i think this is just a learning experiance, let alone a bad one (hopefully something like this doesn't happen again),but we are the ones to blame. We are the greety ones. We need to be nice to everybody, no matter if we like them or not. Its called suck it up and take it cause its only going to get worse. Thats if we dont do something about it.
We are God

United States

#4 Dec 14, 2007
Annomous wrote:
Ok, well its also our fault to. You call him "a loser" and for how much i dislike the greety S.O.B, doesnt give any one the right to call him that. Like it or not. He did this, yes to get famous and i do agree he got that just like the virgina tech dude. But he wanted to be famous becasue he got picked on all his life. He wanted to be famous and yes the media (you) did it. He did go out in style. The sucky part is he took 8 other people with him. But maybe this will teach people to just not annore somebody that has no friends, that everybody thinks is "a loser". i think this is just a learning experiance, let alone a bad one (hopefully something like this doesn't happen again),but we are the ones to blame. We are the greety ones. We need to be nice to everybody, no matter if we like them or not. Its called suck it up and take it cause its only going to get worse. Thats if we dont do something about it.
I see your point. People should treat one another better. In my opinion, the guy became a loser because ultimately he's the one who couldn't treat other people better. He didn't go out in style. He went out like a loser -- because, based on his final act, there's probably a reason why people didn't treat him well. This guy was nasty. Sure, his parents could've treated him better -- same can be said for lots of people who don't decide on going out on a shooting spree. People have plenty of choices they can decide upon in life. There's not only one or two. Killing other people who are ultimately just like himself (as we all are) was the one absolutely bad choice he could've made. My suggestion for him would've been to read up on Taoism, for instance, the age-old book of advice on life. It takes a few readings before its logic kicks in, but its life's lessons are valuable ones.
Donna

Acworth, GA

#5 Dec 14, 2007
We are God wrote:
<quoted text>
I see your point. People should treat one another better. In my opinion, the guy became a loser because ultimately he's the one who couldn't treat other people better. He didn't go out in style. He went out like a loser -- because, based on his final act, there's probably a reason why people didn't treat him well. This guy was nasty. Sure, his parents could've treated him better -- same can be said for lots of people who don't decide on going out on a shooting spree. People have plenty of choices they can decide upon in life. There's not only one or two. Killing other people who are ultimately just like himself (as we all are) was the one absolutely bad choice he could've made. My suggestion for him would've been to read up on Taoism, for instance, the age-old book of advice on life. It takes a few readings before its logic kicks in, but its life's lessons are valuable ones.
I prefer Tagore or Rumi myself

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