These all happened within in a 3-day period. I just don’t get it. Is crime getting worse? I’ve heard the theory that it’s not that it’s getting worse, it’s that it’s being reported by the media more. This reminds me of the journalism tenet: If it bleeds, it leads. Let’s say the news was 90% happy and 10% horrific, instead of the other way around. Would we watch it? Are we more fascinated by the dark side of life?
This topic produces so many more questions than answers. Of course, I wish there was a way to get all these horrible killings end. In Rio on Thursday, the gunman lined the children up and shot them as the kids begged him to stop. In the Netherlands, today, the gunman walked around and started shooting, including a woman in a motorized wheelchair.
These gruesome details make my head spin, but I always click on the stories.
I have no idea where I’m going with this. I just found these in Yahoo! News, and they disturbed me. It won’t be long before I find something else that disturbs me.