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Don’t Always Blame The Parents

Filed under: Current Events — 8:16 pm

On Monday, Mike Krahulik (Gabe) of Penny Arcade posted a satire piece about a CNN story on how Nathan Moore and the others involved (Andrew Ihrcke and Luis Oyola) in the first degree reckless homicide of homeless man Rex Baum equated the thrill to something from a violent video game. Gabe’s piece satirically pointed at the parents of the kids as being more responsible then any violet video game.

Gabe followed up today with an explanation and a email from Moore’s step-mother. Her 1,614 word email gives amazing insight into the back story and the probable reasons behind Moore’s claims. I am very thankful that I was able to gain the knowledge that I did from reading what she wrote, it truly is a remarkable story. Like Gabe says, as crazy as the kid may be, he’s apparently not stupid.

2 Responses to “Don’t Always Blame The Parents”

  1. Joey Day Says:

    I read Penny Arcade, but I don’t follow the blog. Thanks for bringing up this powerful story. I, too, am thankful to have read it.

  2. Gipsy Says:

    This is a very powerful article. I wonder if there is any one evaluating a possible underlying cause to this boy’s problem. You and I know of a boy who came from a great family, had every possible opportunity, but eventually died of a drug overdose. His parents tried everything to help him, but he kept returning to drugs. After his death, or while he was in a coma, it was determined that he probably was bi-polar and that partially explained his actions. I am not saying it is the same kind of a situation here, but there must be a medical reason for explaining such a behavior.

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