Monday, June 04, 2007

Chaos In The 'Burbs

This is appalling, children shooting children at a pool party. I'm sure social media tools helped swell the crowd at this particular event, too. And expect cell phone video and pics to surface. Get to Facebook now, AJC and local TV stations. Now's not the time to be wondering WTF is Facebook all about. Duh...

Social media -- embrace it for better or for worse. In good times and very bad times. I really feel for the families who should be commencing a summer of fun instead of a summer of grief. For all the most stupid, stupid reasons. From today's AJC:

Eight other youngsters were wounded in the 'total chaos" that broke out at the party. "People were just peeling out of here. They were running, screaming, carrying on," said Pete Cox, 38, who saw teens scrambling after the melee at the St. Ives Crossing apartment complex in Stockbridge. Cox lives near the apartments' clubhouse, where the graduation party was held. Police said attendance may have swelled to 300 teens before a fight broke out and shots were fired. Police said the two slain teenagers were shot.


Full story here. There's a link to a WSB-TV video package too, but who knows where that lives at the AJC. Not on the story page I see

Another angle for local media and bloggers to work that could incorporate citizen journalism is how will, if at all, Grady Hospital factors into this chaotic crime scene? This is a great opportunity to put the face of immediate reality, particularly in the 'burbs, onto the ongoing story about Grady.

2 comments:

A.man.I aka The Urban Reporter said...

This is horrible... I'm in DC checking blogs/newsites and this is the first I heard of this. Thanks for posting. The amount of crime and violence going on is truly disturbing.

Trackboy1 said...

And none of the idiot kids are cooperating. Throw their parents in jail, and maybe they'll cooperate. Can you imagine raising a kid who knows what happened, and won't fess up. Almost as bad as Tony feels about AJ...