Saturday, August 13, 2011

Times-Dispatch Perpetuates Law School Lie

The Times-Dispatch coverage, on August 8th, of the latest incident at Virginia Tech, “Guns on campus: Tech on Alert,” perpetuated a falsehood about the shooting at the Appalachian School of Law. Armed students did not subdue Peter Odighizuwa; he had been wrestled to the ground before the two students appeared with their guns. For those of us who lost family in Grundy on that terrible day, the mother of our oldest grandchild was murdered; the perpetuation of this lie is both offensive and painful. The NRA and some of its spokespeople have not hesitated to spread this blatant falsehood for their self interests. The one thing families need after these shootings is the truth, the spreading of lies does nothing to help get at the root causes of campus violence; it is unconscionable.

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