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A Hospital Offers a Grisly Lesson on Gun Violence
#1
is this just sick or what? it's nice to know that 8th graders are getting indoctrinated at such a young age! Rolleyes

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/us/07p...l?_r=2&

a small piece of the article:

Quote:PHILADELPHIA — In a darkened classroom, 15 eighth graders gasped as a photograph appeared on the screen in front of them. It showed a dead man whose jaw had been destroyed by a shotgun blast, leaving the lower half of his face a shapeless, bloody mess.

Students listed people who would miss them if they were killed.

Next came a picture of the bullet-perforated legs of someone who had been shot with an AK-47 assault rifle, and then one of the bloated abdomen of a gunshot victim with internal injuries so grievous that the patient had to be fitted with a colostomy bag to replace intestines that can no longer function normally.

These are among about 500 gunshot victims who are treated each year at Temple University Hospital, an institution in the heart of impoverished, crime-ridden North Philadelphia. While President Obama and Congressional leaders debate legislation intended to prevent mass killings like the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the hospital is trying to slow the rate of street killings by helping teenagers understand the realities of gun violence.

The unusual program, called Cradle to Grave, brings in youths from across Philadelphia in the hope that an unflinching look at the effects that guns have in their community will deter young people from reaching for a gun to settle personal scores, and will help them recognize that gun violence is not the glamorous business sometimes depicted in television shows and rap music.

The program is open to all schools in the city, but about two-thirds of the participants were referred by officials from the juvenile justice system. Children younger than 13 are not normally admitted. So far, about 7,000 teenagers have participated since it began in 2006, and despite the graphic content, no parent has ever complained, said Scott P. Charles, the hospital’s trauma outreach coordinator.
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#2
I do think it's good to show these 'yutes' of what guns can do, so that way they do not use them to settle scores or go right to them to settle disputes.

But they also need to show footage of nazi concentration camps and the cambodian killing fields to see what gun control leads to.
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#3
I see this as being very similar to those old Driver's Ed videos. Andrew is probably a little too young to have seen them though.

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Camper;76492 Wrote:I do think it's good to show these 'yutes' of what guns can do, so that way they do not use them to settle scores or go right to them to settle disputes.

But they also need to show footage of nazi concentration camps and the cambodian killing fields to see what gun control leads to.

true. I'm not necessarily opposed to showing them what can happen, but it would be nice if they also show film and footage of what happens when guns are banned.

anyone want to take bets that the former is more prevalent than the latter in schools?
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What concerns me more than anything with all these stories we are reading about what's going on in our schools, why aren't we hearing about parents cussing out and getting in the faces of school administration after these incidents occur? It's a rhetorical question, they aren't, and that is what concerns me.

God help the first school official I meet face to face if something like this or these BS suspensions and expulsions happens to one of my kids.
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