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Australian baseballer gunned down by 3 teens in U.S.

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“They wanted to be Billy Bob Badasses”

Why can't they be graffiti artists like any other teens?

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Chris Lane, 22, was in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship

According to the AP, it was a soccer scholarship. Now I'm really confused.

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Baseball, soccer, it does not matter! Stupid, young dumb gang members in the middle of no where Oklahoma?? If this kind of crap can happen to a non gang member in the middle of no where Oklahoma, what can we expect of America's bigger cities etc..?? I feel so sorry for this Australian young man, now dead. I bet his family must be devastated. RIP young Aussie and as for my 3 fellow Americans, may the hang, hang real good until they real dead!

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What the hell? 3 kids are sitting at their house a guy jogs by so they say lets jump in the car and shoot him?

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It was a baseball scholarship.

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In the wrong place at the wrong time! Condolences to the family. Glad they got these crazed kids off the street. Hopefully, they will be given adult jail terms.

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In the wrong place at the wrong time!

Right: On the street in America.

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The death penalty is too good for them. I hope they spend the rest of their natural lives in orange jumpsuits under the blazing sun on a chain gain, picking up roadside litter and trimming the grass divider on the Will Rogers Turnpike.

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"… the three teens were on a "killing spree" after , leaving a chilling message on Facebook."

Two are black, one is caucasian, but not clear which one was the shooter.

Three losers snuff out the promising life of a productive individual.

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This poor guy was murdered because some kids wanted to get a kick out of taking another life. Truly is disgusting, and now they may face the death penalty because of it.

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I am shocked by this, but I will be more shocked when they will get to plead this down to a non- capital offense and escape the Death Penalty. The local sheriff stated that the shooters were not gang related, but that in between this shooting and another that they were looking to do, one of them had made a visit to his parole officer.

Somehow some group will argue for these kids (shootes) sake on why they should be spared. I saw they shouldn't. and get the maximum. At least OK doesn't play and will send them to execution, and not wait around lik CA and keep them there for decades.

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They need more Guns in USA!! 3 Teenager sharing only 1 gun to kill innocent jogger! What a shame!! 3 should have at least 6 guns! And must be bigger caliber!

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Two are black, one is caucasian, but not clear which one was the shooter.

Does it really matter what their races were?

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Speechless.

His parents raised him for 22 years, say goodbye at the airport as he flies off to the States, and then get word he's dead?

Unreal, and so sad. :-(

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If only he had had a gun too, then after they shot him dead from behind, he could have turned around and...oh never mind.

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This is definitely not the America I grew up in! These murderers need to be prosecuted as adults and headlines nationwide showing their sorry a$$'s crying and pleading for forgiveness. Maybe this will spread a message that this kind of behavior has severe consequenses not only for the victim and family.

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Does it really matter what their races were?

Yes, since it's in the US. Black on White, Asian or Hispanic crimes, there won't be much of a media hoopla. If it was the other way around, you'll see Al Sharpton and others like him create a media frenzy.

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" Does it really matter what their races were?"

It shouldn't, but sadly it does. As maglev pointed out, the silence of the media highlights the hypocracy. Will Obama say, "he could have been my son"?

So how did these punk thugs get their dirty mitts on guns? No background checks on B/E shoppers or at Thugs R Us.

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Teenage badasses? Couldn't imagine they'd get very far if they challenged this lad face to face if they wanted to prove something instead of shooting him in the back. Scum. Throw these little shitbags in a jail where the inmates would think their teenage asses wouldn't be seen as bad at all.

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Yes, since it's in the US. Black on White, Asian or Hispanic crimes, there won't be much of a media hoopla.

Moronic. There is plenty of media attention on this one.

If it was the other way around, you'll see Al Sharpton

Idiotic. If the killer was allowed by police to leave the station and not be arrested for many weeks, then some extra attention is warranted. It was nearly four weeks after one particular shooting before folks like Sharpton got involved. This crime happened days ago.

It shouldn't, but sadly it does.

To racists using the media as an excuse, it does.

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Even back in the old west, it was considered cowardice to shoot a man in the back. I hope these young men (they're children no more when they made this choice) will receive justice for what they've done. Really glad they were caught and hope they're now peeing in their pants as the gravity of what they've done finally starts to sink in. They're not going back to school, not going back home to their parents. They're going to be sitting in a prison cell waiting for their court date for murder.

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Rest in Peace, Chris. Heartbreaking interviews in the news back home today with hIs Dad and girlfriend.

What type of cowardly thug would kill an unknown and innocent young man? I hope these sub-human boys are executed on their 18th birthdays. Weak cowards. I pity anyone who has to live in that part of the world.

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Stories like this make me want to support the death penalty for juveniles or extremely depraved cases. Such as this one.

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If the teens approached him then claimed they shot him in self defense then were released after 4 hours....I'm betting there would be a hell of a lot of media coverage.

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Oh God, I am so sorry for everyone in Australia. What a terrible thing to happen to one of your sons.

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Stories like this make me want to support the death penalty for juveniles or extremely depraved cases. Such as this one.

Yep agreed. I am now convinced that some of them are born with evil spirits.

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" 「It shouldn't, but sadly it does.」

To racists using the media as an excuse, it does. "

Right back at you, pal.

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One has to wonder what these kids have done in the past to other people.

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To racists using the media as an excuse, it does.

The truth hurts. This is from CBS News "Whites, who make up 78 percent of the U.S. population, accounted for 35 percent of the state prison population. Blacks, who make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, were 38 percent of the state prison population."

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@maglev101

But what is U.S. goverment going to do with the inner city problem? The blacks represent about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they accounted for half of all homicide victims. For homicides in which the weapon could be identified, over 80 percent of black victims were killed with guns. The homicide inflicts on black teens and adults is a national crisis, yet it is all too often ignored outside of affected communities. But majority of Americans doesn’t concern itself with them. If you don’t live in an inner city community, you can kind of look the other way and not concern yourself with it. The victims are typically from low income neighborhoods and families and either dropped out of school or didn’t get the best education.

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But what is U.S. goverment going to do with the inner city problem? The blacks represent about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they accounted for half of all homicide victims. For homicides in which the weapon could be identified, over 80 percent of black victims were killed with guns. The homicide inflicts on black teens and adults is a national crisis, yet it is all too often ignored outside of affected communities. But majority of Americans doesn’t concern itself with them. If you don’t live in an inner city community, you can kind of look the other way and not concern yourself with it. The victims are typically from low income neighborhoods and families and either dropped out of school or didn’t get the best education.

i've lived in inner cities communities. am currently in one of biggest cities in the world. the media tends to blame low income and lack of education for those doing the crime. yet, i went to school with recent asian immigrants 1) whose families make minimum wages 2) can only afford to live in rougher of the inner city hoods. yet they and asian-americans, in general, have the lowest crime (murder, rape, assault) levels. also, within 1 generation (children of immigrants), majority already attain income levels above the US average.

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Given that they are all under 18 years old, is it possible to execute these criminals (I mean capital punishment) according to US laws. I am asking seriously.

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Three teenagers aged 15, 16 and 17

... how did three teenagers get their hands on a gun?! Was it their parent's gun? Did they buy it on the street?

I repeat my request that the cost of ammunition be increased to $100 per round... then you'll see parents lock it up safely and teenagers won't be able to AFFORD any (not when its a choice between several baggies of weed or a single bullet).

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The truth hurts. This is from CBS News...

Funny. Earlier you claimed this:

Yes, since it's in the US. Black on White, Asian or Hispanic crimes, there won't be much of a media hoopla.

You couldn't be more wrong. There is plenty of media attention and public outrage over this senseless killing.

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You couldn't be more wrong. There is plenty of media attention and public outrage over this senseless killing.

No mass march by the likes of Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, I guess. Google Delbert Belton - an 88 year old WW2 vet beaten to death by a pair of black thugs. Doubt either Al or Jesse would take issue with this hate crime, though. To them, hate crimes = when victims are black only.

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