When gun violence erupts at a location that is generally considered safe and where normal people go and don’t expect gun violence, make sure to call it the Place Shooting to make it seem more like a terrorist act.
- 1 teen dead, 2 others injured after Alabama mall shooting
A 21-year-old and an 18-year-old get into a scuffle, and the older of the two starts shooting. This sounds like it should be filed under Young Thug Thugging.
- Even before Chicago hospital shooting, industry was anxious about security
A domestic dispute spills over at a hospital, where the primary victim worked.
I don’t want to diminish the murders that happened, but I get the sneaking suspicion that calling them The Place Shooting is part of an effort to maximize their impact and to turn local crime stories into a greater narrative to influence people to support “reasonable” gun control measures.