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Insane black metal fan carves up daycare center

Insane black metal fan carves up daycare center
January 23, 2009, 09:22:21 AM
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A man with a painted face entered a daycare outside Brussels and stabbed to death up to two children and an adult, police say.

Witnesses in the grocery store said he was extremely thin, had red hair and a face painted black and white.

Local reports say he was a patient at a nearby psychiatric hospital.

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/01/23/belgium-stabbing.html

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Local journalist Bart Bekaert told CNN that the attacker's face was painted black and white.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/01/23/belgium.nursery.attack/index.html

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The suspect, aged between 25 and 30, with his face painted black and white is said to be a resident at a local psychiatric institution.

One witness said: "His face was painted white and his eyes black."

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article5572617.ece

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Insane black metal fan carves up daycare center

Let's not jump to any conclusions now.  For all we know, those little whipper snappers had it coming.

Maybe he is a kiss fan. However, I found a linked article that is more interesting:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article4656255.ece

Apparently he liked Batman. This is one of the responses on that page:
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It has struck me from the first reports of this tragedy that the man appeared to be acting the role of the Joker in the film Dark Knight. Now reading the details of the face paint (white face with black eyes) I am convinced. For those who haven't seen the film, the Joker, based on the villain in the Batman comics and played by Australian actor Heath Ledger, is a psychopathic killer who was horrendously abused by his father as a child, and who loves to slash his victims' faces with a knife. A further indication this is a copy cat crime are reports the young man laughed several times while speaking of his violence to police, just like the Joker laughed about his murders.

I found the film deeply disturbing, but distanced myself from it by recognizing it was based on a comic book. The portrayal of the Joker by Heath Ledger was incredibly convincing and realistic however, so much so that he probably deserves an Academy Award. I did wonder how any human being could get so deeply into the mind of such a tortured character and live a normal life. Then I learned that Heath Ledger had been unable to sleep after making this movie, and had recently died "accidently" of a lethal combination of prescription medications for anxiety and sleeplessness.

All of which leads me to question the making of such realistic horror films, with villains whom mentally and emotionally disturbed people can identify with and copy in real life violence. I read an earlier report that the Dark Knight has been banned in China. In retrospect we may decide such anti-social films which blur the line between fantasy and reality should not be shown in public, nor even made. It may be better for humanity to leave cartoon characters personifying evil in the comic books or as animated drawings, and not bring them to life in real actors.

On another note, he might've announced that he was going to do this somewhere. It'd be nice to track down any videos he posted online.

What an amusing quote. If we don't show people these things, they won't be real.