Please go contribute to this gofundme raising money for the victims of yesterday’s senseless shooting in Jacksonville, FL. Thank you all. https://t.co/3ANMEUUus1
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) August 27, 2018
Did I read that correctly?
My name is Justin Saline, I am from Saint Marys, PA
I go by “Swizzy” in the Madden Community, or others would know me as “NewAgeMadden” on Twitch.
I’ve been a part of the Madden Community for over 10 years.
On August 26th at a Madden Qualifier in Jacksonville, FL. The madden community lost a few soldiers. Trueboy (Eli Clayton) & Spotmeplzzz(Taylor Robertson).
As a community we always come together to try and set their families as straight as possible.
My relationship to these players was friends. These are people that we all as a madden community, first meet online, & eventually meet and hang out iin person.
All donations and proceeds will go towards the families of the 2 lost, split 50/50 down the middle.
RIP Trueboy & Spotmeplzzz
Yes I did.
“On August 26th at a Madden Qualifier in Jacksonville, FL. The madden community lost a few soldiers.”
Not “players,” not “gamers,” but “Soldiers.” He’s asking for $100,000.
Yeah… no. I’m empathetic but that’s a seriously obnoxious way of phrasing that.
Cameron Kasky Tweeted it and David Hogg Retweeted it.
I get that bad things happen but getting rich of getting shot just seems crass.
It never occurred to me to set up a gofundme when my dad died of cancer.
Maybe one of the things that we need to do is not just stop giving shooters renegotiation but stop turning victims and their families into charity grifters.
Between the media, and the victims and their foundations, the reaction to mass shootings has become a multi million dollar industry. No wonder we keep getting more of them.