Saturday, October 02, 2010

These Kids Today

Woman Travels Four Hours with Gun to Kill Mean Internet Commenter

Meet Briana Greathouse of Kansas City, Missouri. Briana, who's 25, recently traveled to Ottumwa, Iowa, four hours away, to meet a man she knew through the internet. And kill him. For making mean internet postings. Her mom was arrested, too.

Reminds me of a story I wrote a while back for Bryon Quertermous and Dave White's Blog Short Story Project.

So play nice.


Karen in Ohio said...

One needs to be careful how one's comments are construed. My recent exchange on a certain other blog has soured me against those who seem to have been attacking me for opinions, without asking what I meant by them.

No need to kill them, however. I just have no further plans to buy and read their books.

David Terrenoire said...

Dusty, you know how I've mixed it up with commenters. And some, mostly chickenshit rightwing keyboard warriors, have openly wondered why I would post under my own name. Wasn't I skeert?

Hell, brave men died for my right to speak free and I'm at least brave enough to use that right.

But this news does give me pause.

Celine said...

David, I love your response! Although I think I would have asked then why they thought I needed to be afraid of people like them -- doesn't the RRR stand for rule of law?