Double Tragedy

@FourWalls (15755)
United States
August 28, 2015 5:43pm CST
There are no words to describe how horrible it is when someone is murdered. Young people, cut down in the prime of their lives, by evil people. I lost a dear friend to murder: he was a vibrant, lovely kid when I knew him (10-11 years old) and at 18 he was shot to death by a robber. When we have these "high-profile" murders there's a double tragedy: the families have to endure their nightmare over and over with daily reminders on the news. Then, to compound the tragedy, lowlife politicians want to step on the backs of the murdered individuals and use their bodies as a platform from which to preach their politics. The notion that politicians will use things such as the murder of two Roanoke, Virginia television news reporters to get more face time on TV (WHY did the governor call a news conference? Does he call a news conference after every murder in Virginia?) is nauseating. The families and friends should be able to grieve without politicians using the death of their loved one/friend as a photo op.
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• United States
29 Aug 15
I really hate that they actually left the video up online for everyone to see these 2 people get shot! It should have been removed immediately. And I do hate that the president and other government officials talk about high profile cases. What makes those more important than the other lives lost? These families should be able to grieve in privacy.
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@jstory07 (71130)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Aug 15
The whole thing is very sad.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Aug 15
I can't imagine having a friend murdered. It must be heart breaking. I think the government might have called a news conference to avoid citizens acting out and to alleviate any undo animosity toward people who may not have been proven guilty as yet. And, as far as politicians go I think greed and power run them to a degree.