Saturday, July 21, 2012

Another Week Passes By...

...and a very interesting one, at that!

Last night I turned on the 11:00 news on teevee: "we have several breaking stories tonight" - and they recited a short list. THEN they said "but our top story is..."

That "top story" was about 2 teens murdered in Montgomery County. According to reports, 16-year old Anthony Brasmeister, 16, and a 15-year-old male whose name was withheld due to his age (let's pray they release his name if he is indeed found to be a murderer or accessory), were charged with second-degree murder on allegations they killed 16-year old Paul Damphier and 13-year old Jonathan DeJesus, both of Amsterdam.

Now what follows is just based on my first impressions. You the average person, knowing what you know, seeing what you see on TV, in newspapers and on the internet, WHY ON EARTH would you (a) murder someone and think you could get away with it -or- (b) drive drunk? Unless you have totally given up on life and are out to destory yourself, why would you choose to do either a or b?

Were the two teens who murdered the other two gang members high on bath salts?
When asked if either defendant had gang ties, James said, "We're looking at that. That's got probability." (source: Times Union)

When I saw the TV footage of the older teen arrested, "skinhead" instantly popped into my mind! But it is possible cops shaved the kid's head. And then there was a young man who TV said knew all 4 teens and claimed they were all "friends." Judging from the crowd of people and the pictures strategically shown on TV, this looks like a thriving multi-racial community where everyone gets along.

In world/national news, the "Huma Abedin is a Muslim spy story" started by Michelle Bachmann (kicking off the week) was diminished by the Bulgarian Bomber (Wednesday), that mysterious pseudo-American "from Michigan" who detonated a backpack that killed Israeli tourists.

Then, knocking both the Bomber and Huma out of "Conscious Americans" - the Bat Massacre (Thursday) in Aurora, Colorado. News that delivers a "heart punch" wipes everything else off the plate... the "wacko" phD candidate-turned assasin apparently had planned his attack with more precision than a major film.

I did see a comment somewhere on one of my posts here from "anonymous" who suggests the Aurora incident, and possibly the Bulgaian one as well, were timed to suppress other headlines...
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Anonymous said...

one can only believe people drive drunk because they are absolutely stooooopid. as for the teens, too much rap music dulls the mind and makes you want to screw women and kill people

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Anonymous said...

I am commenting on behalf of Anthony brasmeister... he is an amazing young man and it is not on his character for the act that was committed. He is a faithful friend to my 16yr old son. He comes from a good home and loves arcs and dirtbiking. He is mold manners and loving. Never seen him angry ever. The other young man is Matthew Phelps who races dortbikes. They are country boys! The boys that were killed continued bullying Anthony even stole his bike. Marijuana was involved because they were trying to steal that too. These boys are no bigger than my 12 year old. The dead children were much larger than them. So make ur own conclusions. Anthony will always have friends here! And Fyi his head had gotten shaved.

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