Officials: Teen accused in boy's death took selfie with body
Authorities say a western Pennsylvania teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen took a selfie with the body and sent it to a friend on social media.He shot another human to death, then took pictures of the body and sent them to his friends on social media. I'm guessing Facebook or Instagram or something of that ilk. Over. The. Damn. Internet. I mean, there's not even a pretense of discretion here. You've just committed a horrible, violent crime that in many states would earn you the death penalty. Let's broadcast our guilt!
The 16-year-old boy is charged with homicide and a firearms count in the death of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan, who was found Wednesday evening in his Jeannette home.
There are so many facets to this story I don't even know where to begin. There's a 16 year old murderer - too young to buy a firearm in any state in the US, and certainly too young to legally carry a firearm - who is so proud of having committed the most heinous of violent crimes that he takes to social media.
There's something seriously wrong with both this kid and our society here. He wasn't afraid of getting caught, certainly; that's the biggest problem (after being completely willing to just murder a peer, of course). That some people think more gun laws will stop something like this is both infuriating and frightening. And what the hell does it say about us that he just *had* to post pictures of his crime?
Hell, handbasket, some assembly required...
That is all.
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(image courtesy of Robb Allen)