Jeffrey enrolled at Red Lake Senior High School on September 2003 and was seen as withdrawn by teachers and a “Goth kid” yet typically nonviolent by fellow students. He appeared to have a history of troublesome behavior, however, he managed to maintain an adequate social life. He eventually became depressed with life, especially due to his frustration with living in Red Lake, which he described “as a place where people ‘choose alcohol over friendship,’ and where women neglect ‘their own flesh and blood’ for relationships with men. It was c...
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Though this high profile police involved incident didn’t carry with it mass amounts of public and media backlash that we are used to hearing or believing today whenever it seems police are involved with even the slightest tragedy, this is still one of the pioneer school massacres in the United States, and is a key argument point in the persuasion for anti-gun laws. Police have been proven to violate the use of force model, but the constant sarcastic and skittish media reportings on any situation involving police is counter-productive. Though reform could and should be made in certain departments across the United States, media is clouding the public’s perspective on police, and this ideology makes it much harder for any sort of community policing model to thrive, which is vital in a safe and successful community.
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