California dad killed protecting 8 yr old son

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by sandmangeck, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
  2. colcifer

    colcifer Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    My first thought was 'Batman.' Am I a bad person?
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Horrible story, but I'm sure the father would do it a million times over if given the chance.

    A bad end to a good man.
  4. colcifer

    colcifer Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
  5. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    Wow, that's just horrible. The kind of person we need more of around is now tragically gone while the kind we've never needed sees another day. Terrible.
  6. Not cool at all. Heartbreaking in fact :(
  7. I hear hell has nice beaches *grabs swim trunks*
  8. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    That's a good man there
  9. pflash4001


    Dec 2, 2011
    Why would that make him a bad person? Comics and their storylines are reflections of society, like all literature and art. I think it's cool that a character like that can take tragedy and turn it into a source of strength, even if it is fiction.
  10. colcifer

    colcifer Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    Oh, "Am I a bad person" is something of a TBOT in-joke.

    Seriously though, very sad. And comic books are awesome.
  11. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Horrible. :(
  12. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    It is horrible and very sad.

    But I don't think the father is a hero; he is a FATHER, a very loving and brave father.

    Wouldn't most of you fathers cover your kids if you heard gun shots let alone being shot at?

    Few years ago there was this kid who fell off the window, the father jump after his kid, grabbed him in mid air and landed on his back. Kid was fine, father was injured but nothing serious.

    Fathers and mothers sacrifice themselves every day, maybe not covering their kids from bullets or jumping off windows but keeping quiet when their stupid ****** bosses yell at them for no good reason, putting up for all the bull**** other people give them, working for extra hours that's killing them on the inside etc. just so that they could provide a better life for their kids.

    And the sad part is, most of us kids, take that sacrifice for granted for a long long time...
  13. That just about says it all
    Very nicely said
  14. I think a lot of people would've done that for their child. It's good and bad to see that happen. Good to know that someone cares enough. Bad cause that man is no longer with us.
  15. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Excellent post, I could not agree more.
  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That's so sad. I hope the little boy grows up to have a good life.:)
  17. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    This ^

    And this ^
  18. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    The Right to bear arms in the USA has turned us into the Wild West syndrome, Baghdad,
    etc. ... It seems like everybody is packing.
  19. SBsoundguy


    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I know my father would do the same for me.