Teen killed for his iPod

“Two teenagers were under arrest Sunday on suspicion of killing another teen for his iPod portable music player, police said. The boys were facing charges of murder, robbery and weapons possession in the death of 15-year-old Christopher Rose, police said,” The Associated Press reports. “Rose and three friends were accosted by a group of young men Saturday evening in Brooklyn, police said. Members of the group demanded Rose’s iPod and stabbed him twice in the chest when he resisted.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: It isn’t the iPod, just like it wasn’t the Nike Air Jordans that people were murdered over in years past. Some people are desperate. Some people are stupid. Some people are jealous, evil, vicious, sad, pitiful, selfish or any number of things all rolled into one. Throw the book at them. And throw it hard, so that others who have no self-worth and therefore do not value the lives of others might think twice before attempting such wasteful, ignorant acts. Neglectful parents, meanwhile, should get to work instilling self-worth into their children. Others would probably serve the world best by concentrating on making our french fries crispy and hot and by not having children that they’re incapable of raising properly.

36 Comments

  1. that’s why i allways carry my iSwichblade in my pocket ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    good take mdn

  2. Hurray, a ‘{how} to abolish crime by severe punishment’ thread.

    Right-wing nutters, unite ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. MDN is changing its name to FOX COPS! THE CRAP OF THE CRAP APPLE NEWS.
    COMING SOON: STEVE JOBS TAKES A POOP WITHOUT HIS IPOD! SHOCKING BUT TRUE. IS THIS THE END OF iPOD as WE KNOW IT?
    MDN CRAP ANALYST WILL PROVIDE FULL COVERAGE OF THE NEWS!

  4. OK Hmm.. let’s cuddle them and say it wasn’t their fault they killed the boy. It was after all the fault of the parents/government/Apple/school/McDonalds. Take your pick…

    Correct MDN. Throw the bloody book at them.

  5. This isn’t Apple news. People are killed in robberies every day, and some of those robberies involve Apple products. Why don’t we see those all here? ‘cuz they’re irrelevant.

    People are bad. Provide iPods to everyone as a government benefit and they’ll kill you for your jelly bracelet. I’m all for trying to see what circumstances lead to a crime, but this kid wasn’t destitute or desperate or hungry. He made a decision to do a horrible thing and the rest of us ought to be protected from him one way or another. If that way can also deter people from making a similar decision in the future, I’m for it.

  6. For boing777: Grow up. I know it is hard to see ideas that differ from your own in the press, for much of my life you have not had to deal with that.

    You think that the MDN site is right wing? I don’t know, but the opinions expressed are the same ones we have seen on the left. Self-esteeem centered school systems comes from the left. The last line echo’s the comments of some of my left of center friends …

    Of course he does see crime as crime so he must be conservative.

  7. Forget the iSwitchblade, I use the iGlock. Too bad it doesn’t come in that pretty white that my iPod comes in. I wonder if there is an iPod attachement for my iGlock to interface them better……

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