Can violent crime be funny? Or am I developing a sick mind?

@TheHorse (54429)
Pleasant Hill, California
March 12, 2016 10:08pm CST
I heard this one on the radio today and literally laughed out loud. I think I may need therapy. A red SUV pulled up next to a moving "party bus" on the Oakland side of the Bay Bridge at 2:30 this morning. Two gunmen in the red SUV opened fire on the bus, wounding four. All are expected to survive. When the police and ambulances arrived, none of the passengers on the bus would help with the investigation. All refused to give witness statements or provide descriptions of the two shooters. One victim attacked one of the officers, but the officer's injuries were minor. Another victim, this one female, was hit by a ricochet. She attacked the paramedics who were assisting her, forced her way out of an ambulance, and fled the scene. Happily, the Oakland Tribune reports that this is only the eighth freeway shooting in the East Bay (where I live and work) since November, and that it probably wasn't random. That makes me feel a bit safer. Why would shooting victims attack the police and parimedics who were trying to help them? And why would I laugh when I heard this story? Have I finally gone off the deep end?
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@Tampa_girl7 (22128)
• United States
13 Mar 16
That is extremely bizarre behavior . I wonder what possessed them to act this way ? As for your laughing, I have laughed several times in my life when something was anything but funny. It happens
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
My older brother calls it "funny ga ga, not funny ha ha."
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@Hatley (161713)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Mar 16
Vecause their reactions to the people trying to help them were really bizarre it was a bit laughable in a macabre way.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
Macabre. That's a good word to describe the situation.
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@vandana7 (57611)
• India
13 Mar 16
I would be shocked, stunned, but laugh..
@LadyDuck (125717)
• Switzerland
13 Mar 16
This is so strange, do the victims know the gunmen? Where is the reason not to cooperate? I think that the police has a lot of questions and no answers for the moment. I do not know what made you laugh about this story, I find this weird.
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@LadyDuck (125717)
• Switzerland
13 Mar 16
@TheHorse Quite frankly, this is the first thing I thought. They knew each other and they had something to hide. Normal people talk to the police.
@Telynor (1114)
• United States
13 Mar 16
I don't think you've gone off the deep end. Sometimes what happens in the world is just too weird and we have to laugh.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
Laugh to keep from cryin'. Another thing I heard my brain saying was "Only in America." But I'm not sure if that's true.
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@teamfreak16 (37036)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Mar 16
Sounds like it's the victims who went off the deep end.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
They probably knew each other from the "party" in San Francisco.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
Yes and Yes. ONLY the eighth shooting? OMG! One shooting is one too many.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
Yes, I was being ironic. The Bay Area has some strange stuff happening in the background. Lots of gangs here, for one thing.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
@TheHorse That is so sad. I wish the people who make money off of crime, made it when there wasn't any instead.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
@ElizabethWallace I guess there will always be violent crime. But people are so bold about it these days.
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@Asylum (48086)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
Sometimes the strangest and most absurd situations can seem amusing to us, which is totally beyond our control and should not be mistakenly taken as callous or heartless.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
I think my laughter was to mask my sadness. I can't believe what we've become.
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@Asylum (48086)
• Manchester, England
13 Mar 16
@TheHorse We cannot control how we react, so simpy have to accept it.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
@Asylum Yep. I'll be looking for more info on this strange case.
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@vandana7 (57611)
• India
13 Mar 16
Any doubts pony?
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
There's always doubt!
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@vandana7 (57611)
• India
13 Mar 16
@TheHorse ..Natural under the circumstances.
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@Marcyaz (36036)
• United States
13 Mar 16
Something is definitely wrong if you thought that was funny. I thought that looked like the Golden Gate bridge, been there a number of times. Maybe those people just didn't want to be involved.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
Funny ga ga. Not funny ha ha. Sort of a laugh to keep from crying laugh. This is America. By the way, that's the Bay Bridge (the bridge they were on), not the Golden Gate. The Golden Gate is usually orange and has only two suspension towers.
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@Marcyaz (36036)
• United States
13 Mar 16
@TheHorse You are right as I got the bridges mixed up, its been a while since I have been there. Yeah funny ga ga not haha.
@simone10 (22251)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Mar 16
That really is odd behavior by the victims. It makes you wonder if they had something to hide.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
I think they did. I'm glad nobody was hurt by stray bullets.
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@simone10 (22251)
• Louisville, Kentucky
14 Mar 16
@TheHorse So am I. I forgot to mention that no, I don't think bad of you for laughing as it can be a little comical when you think about it.
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Mar 16
That is a strange and almost unbelievable incident. Why indeed would they behave this way. That bus must have been filled with rival gangbangers and the shooters were out to get them would be my guess. The funny part is the odd behavior of the victims.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
@TheHorse None of it makes sense to me at all. People are nuts.
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@ElicBxn (60131)
• United States
17 Mar 16
yeah... the victims knew the shooters and didn't want to turn them in... those that didn't want toe be treated were also probably wanted by the police... As a friend once said: How do people lead these lives?
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Mar 16
I'll have to check and see if there's more information on this case. I agree with your assessment.
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@lilnana1111 (2451)
• United States
14 Mar 16
That's pretty strange, there's more to this story that they aren't saying.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Mar 16
I'm going to check and see if there's more news about the case.
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@celticeagle (114297)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Mar 16
Nother violent is ever funny. I wonder why she did this.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
Why the lady attacked the paramedic who was helping her? I don't know. She fled into the night.
@nanette64 (14529)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Mar 16
You got me @TheHorse . Apparently the party bus goers were too drunk to care they were shot at. If I'd have been the cops and paramedics, I'd have thrown their butts over the bridge.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
I don't think they were drunk. Normal drunk people get an adrenaline rush and briefly "sober up" if they're shot at. The don't attack police and parimedics. I suspect they were involved in some naughty activities.
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@Mike197602 (13405)
• Worcester, England
13 Mar 16
ONLY the eighth freeway shootingthat's ok then If we had one it'd be top story on the national news
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
Glad you caught my irony. We live in troubled times.
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@Jessicalynnt (47939)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Mar 16
what a wild event, victims attacking those showing up to help! makes you wonder what was really going on
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
t most certainly does. I hope they catch the shooters and some of the "victims."
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@cacay1 (32237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
13 Mar 16
Horribly funny, what is their motive why attack police and paramedic? Why cannot act as witness. Maybe they are afraid .
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@allknowing (56633)
• India
13 Mar 16
It may have looked comic when those who were trying to help are attacked instead.
@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
I have a hard time seeing it as funny when the police or paramedics are attacked (and then criticized) while doing their jobs. But maybe it was just how bizarre this is that made me laugh a sad sort of laugh.
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@allknowing (56633)
• India
13 Mar 16
@TheHorse Kind of an oxymoron - sadly-comical
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Mar 16
@allknowing Yep. Sadly comical. Comical in a sad way. I dunno. Sometimes I want to move back to a rural environment. I don't want to be collateral damage. I love playing guitar.
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