Murder is stretching it. Yeah, the jumpy cop was quick on the trigger but the kid apparently removed the orange tip from the toy in order to make it look like a real gun. He's the one that got the cops called to the scene in the first place. I don't care how old you are, you are plenty capable of killing someone if… » 3/01/15 11:52am Sunday 11:52am

Some people are too worried about repeating words too frequently and end up making it difficult for the reader to relate. I feel like I shouldn't have to google definitions several times per page if I'm reading from the perspective of a teenage girl. Quite a few kinja bloggers are guilty of going overboard with the… » 2/25/15 11:55am Wednesday 11:55am

It's not just "let's cut to any emotional white guy." A handsome white guy is still more broadly marketable than any black guy. Most (non African American) people are going to simply brush it off as an expectation satisfied when black people find this stirring but seeing a handsome white guy getting caught up in it… » 2/23/15 1:10am 2/23/15 1:10am

To be fair, someone on Reddit claimed to have witnessed the incident and basically stated that the woman flipped out after people were trying to pet her service dog. I can't say for sure if it's a legitimate account or not but it's certainly plausible that someone suffering from PTSD would see little things like that… » 2/19/15 10:10am 2/19/15 10:10am

I mostly use my guns for fun at the range. It's not that hard to get a motorcycle license then misbehave on a couch rocket. Some societies just have different ways of thinking. I'm unlikely to ever have to use a gun to defend myself just like you're not likely to get gunned down by a lunatic on a rampage. I'm just not… » 2/13/15 3:33pm 2/13/15 3:33pm