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NEWS: 2 Alabama 6th-Grade Boys Arrested for Death Note Book


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Miho



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:55 am Reply with quote
*Sigh* Again? When will these kids learn? They're giving anime fans a bad name.
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minakichan





PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:56 am Reply with quote
........OK.

This is getting ridiculous.

Let's just not have any discussion about how kids should be raised nowadays or adult overreaction or whatever. The last two times this happened sparked enough debate, we don't need a repeat, yes?
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LydiaDianne



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:56 am Reply with quote
I am beating my head against my desk...

Seriously! What does it take to get through these kids heads that making certain types of lists IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!

EDIT: Meant to say "DOES" not "DOESN"T"


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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:02 am Reply with quote
LydiaDianne wrote:
I am beating my head against my desk...

Seriously! What doesn't it take to get through these kids heads that making certain types of lists IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!

Well, it may be possible that maybe these kids aren't paying attention to the reports here at ANN, and how much of an outcry there has been. I'm actually starting to become amused by these reports, since this is the third one this year that we have seen. I think that there is validity for this case, BTW. Listing the entire school staff and fellow students is not a very good idea, especially when they are listed in said notebook.
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Ai no Kareshi



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:12 am Reply with quote
I find myself very curious as to whether this sort of thing has happened in Japan as well. Confused
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:12 am Reply with quote
Last time I checked, you don't normally go to juvey, just because you write about people you don't like...
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hotah



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:16 am Reply with quote
Ai no Kareshi wrote:
I find myself very curious as to whether this sort of thing has happened in Japan as well. Confused


Me too.
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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:18 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
Last time I checked, you don't normally go to juvey, just because you write about people you don't like...

I would think if you wanted to write about people you don't like, you would keep a journal or something of why you don't like them, or what they did to you. Of course, there are flaws in that, because obviously people can write about what they would want to do to the people they don't like, such as questionable actions that gets somebody into trouble or hurt. In this case though, if you haven't forgotten, it was listed in a book called DEATHNOTE.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:21 am Reply with quote
fighter: Yes, but they didn't really commit any crimes.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:23 am Reply with quote
I don't get it. Are the authorities afraid it's going to work?

I can only suspect that real Death Notes exist based on this reaction, and I now fear for my life.
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redhandgrunt



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:23 am Reply with quote
I wondered if the manga-ka thought this kind of thing might happen when they wrote it.
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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:24 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
fighter: Yes, but they didn't really commit any crimes.

I know, but when would you list the entire staff of your school in a book?
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emory



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:26 am Reply with quote
Ai no Kareshi wrote:
I find myself very curious as to whether this sort of thing has happened in Japan as well. Confused


I know it's happened in China and Belgium. Japan? No idea.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:37 am Reply with quote
It's an interesting topic. Light is the main character of an enjoyable story, but is what he does evil or not? Either way, he is an anti-hero, and kids love to be root on and imitate people they admire. Maybe if the police did a little more research into the topic, they'd find out the notebook is just that, innocuous and these kids are just expressing normal teenage angst. Who didn't want to kill other people (if they could in a clandestine fashion) sometime when they were about that age?
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Spotlesseden



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:38 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
fighter: Yes, but they didn't really commit any crimes.



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Etowah County Superintendent of Education Mike Bailey issued a news release that said that the students were suspended from the county's schools, pending a juvenile court hearing.


i don't know it looks like they are still going to juenile court. They must do more than just write down names. Unless write down people's names in a note book is illegal now in U.S.


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