Elderly Veteran Killed in Home Invasion

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
July 29, 2009 8:50pm CST
We have had a rash of home invasions recently, but the one that occurred a couple of nights ago was especially heinous to me. The victim was an 85-year-old decorated veteran of three wars; WW2, the Korean War, and Viet Nam. He had received two silver medals. He was beaten so badly that he died before paramedics could reach him. This man seemed to have done everything right, yet he was denied the courtesy of dying of old age peacefully in his sleep. The news said that his home had been targeted a couple of times before this incident. This followed an incident where a pizza delivery man was lured to an abandoned house where he sustained head and other injures from a beating which left him fighting for his life. The criminals got away with his car. He was simply trying to earn a living. Something has gone horribly wrong with the people in the world today! I try to avoid the news as much as I can, but I don't like being uninformed, so someone tell me what's the solution. Mankind's evil knows no bounds, and I've had enough. Do you ever get to a point where you feel like you just can't take anymore bad news?
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@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Aug 09
Yes, it does become over powering and relentless after a while. I think I heard of this. I think for me sometimes things come in threes and knowing there are more coming is pain in itself. I have no answers.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
5 Aug 09
It seems to me that things don't stop at threes any longer, celticeagle. There is just too much misery in the world, and sometimes I have to stop watching the news for awhile.
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@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Aug 09
I totally agree.
@MsTickle (25050)
• Australia
1 Aug 09
I do feel this way quite often worldwise. As much as we hear the bad news and there are people being horrid all around us who are not caught, we have to try and focus on the fact that the bad news is more reportable than the good news. There has to be balance so we have to hope that for all the evil there is just that much more goodness ...otherwise, well, I can't even think what the otherwise could be. I will never understand why we DO focus on what is bad and horrible so much.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Aug 09
I think, Ms Tickle, that the majority of people are drawn to sensational bad news like a moth to the flame. I've never understood why this is so myself.
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@MsTickle (25050)
• Australia
6 Aug 09
Thanks so much for BR. :)