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Jonquel shoots 3 over PlayStation theft, still strangely cool with his own name


3:32 AM on 05.09.2007
Jonquel shoots 3 over PlayStation theft, still strangely cool with his own name photo



The New York Times is running a story about a California college student named Jonquel Brooks who went on the lam after killing one man and wounding two others with gunfire. The unfortunately-named young man apparently was enraged after he was accused by the three of stealing a "PlayStation"* and a game.

This is not the sort of thing a gaming blog should be covering, but since a game console was involved, we wanted to pre-emptively counter any of the critics who are no doubt masturbating furiously over the prospect of pinning this entire thing on video games (instead of on the parents of a child who would saddle a youth with a name like "Jonquel"). Jack, Sean, Bill, all of you, could you please, just this one time, consider the idea that Mr. Brooks was, in fact, motivated by voices in his head or his vaguely justified rage at the state of California's public school system, and not by his insatiable desire to play Crash Bandicoot? Please? 

(* - Once again, the media has no ability to differentiate between the various generations of electronics, so for the sake of the headache I've been nursing all day, let's assume Mr. Brooks wouldn't be capping anyone over a $20 PS1.)  






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