Special Lacrosse Player Killed For Headphones

edited December 2013 in Open Forum

imageSpecial Lacrosse Player Killed For Headphones

As I was making my way across the internet news scene this morning, I came across the most discouraging and tragic story I have encountered in a long while. It involves lacrosse at a low level, but on a much larger scale, it tells a darker story of America, where success in the face of adversity can be wiped away in a flash by a random act of violence.

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  • Ryan MulvaneyRyan Mulvaney Supreme Overlord Caldwell, ID
    edited December 2013
    This is absolutely sickening on so many levels. I don't understand how someone could do this. This is just tragic. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Massey family.
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    #YoteFam
    #GrowTheGame
    #StringYourOwn
    #StringItForward

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    Michael Allenjackmish
  • jackmishjackmish Durham, NC
    A neighbor of mine is special needs and I can't imagine how someone could bring themselves to do such a thing, for such a pointless reason. My prayers go out to the Massey family.
    #stringyourown

    Grow the Game
    Ryan MulvaneyMichael Allen
  • This just makes me sick. I think about if someone did this to my brother. Something needs to be done about this, things have gotten way out of hand. This should serve as a wake up call, which I have a hard time saying due to the fact that an innocent and clearly defenseless person lost their life.
    Ryan Mulvaney
  • What a horrible incident. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. In the article you identified Christian as a "special needs adult". I am grateful for the article and it creating awareness but we should also be identifying Christian as an adult with a disability. His disability did not define him, he was an adult first and his disability comes second to that. I do not mean to bash the article but it is something we should remember as we remember Christian and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
    scriff
  • edited December 2013
    This is no doubt a sad story. My heart goes out to the victim, along with his friends and family. Whenever anyone is victimized by violence it is tragic, regardless of that person's abilities. I will never understand how anyone could be so cruel.

    I think it is important however to take a step back. It is easy to criticize our culture and throw blame around when these types of stories are reported. Please keep in mind that negative stories are reported more frequently than uplifting stories. Most people are good people. Please don't let these aberrations dictate your perceptions.
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    cody
  • This is a tragedy, no mistake about it. The senseless loss of life is unforgivable regardless of who it is. Christian's loss of life is a tragic event which no parent should ever have to go through. My heart and condolences go out to his family and friends.

    It is interesting that you bring up in the article America's cultural obsession with "swag" and the "new new." Before we take a look at society's obsession with commercialism and having the "latest and greatest" we should look at our sport first. Our sport has become the definition of "swag" and the "new new" as lacrosse and the lacrosse player lifestyle has seemingly become all about the look and all that "swag." In my opinion, this article should have been focused on the senseless loss of life, not some editorial piece about the greater obsession of Americans with having the latest technology, clothes or the latest look. We should first take a look at our sport and it's obsession with having "swag" and the "new new" before we apply this to society as a whole. Cut your hair kids, tighten up your helmet straps and play the game the right way, instead of trying to look like you are a lacrosse player.
    cody
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