For my kids, it might make a note in the history book for their civics course; maybe not.
I get twisted by stuff like this. All the normal stuff to be sure. The tragedy of the story, the victims that passed away, the victims that lived. Hell, the victim that is the shooter – what musta happened to him to make him wanna do that.
But somewhere inside, I felt we were missin’ somethin’.
I couldn’t help but feel that there were real folks with real grief who were being ignored, passed over. I guess it happens every time this happens. The national outpouring of grief over a tragedy.
(8) I wish as many people cared when agents of the state take a citizen’s life as they do when a crazy citizen attempts to take an agent of the state’s.
There’s enough sadness and pain all around I guess. Maybe it’s just perspective:
The 68-year-old grandfather of 12 who was killed yesterday by a Framingham police SWAT team in an early-morning drug raid was a retired MBTA worker described by shocked neighbors as the “nicest guy in the world.”
Eurie Stamps was not the target of the search warrant, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and his death at the hands of police is under investigation.