Thursday, March 03, 2005

Too Close to Home

It's funny. We see murder and mayhem on the news all the time. But, when a crime comes a little too close to your own life, suddenly a different part of your brain kicks in. Wednesday's triple murder in Belleville is such an event for me.

While I wasn't close to any of the victims, I still have to wonder..."If this could happen to these that safe am I? Where do you have to live to be protected from someone who would do this sort of thing?" The answer...the Moon.

Any of us could walk into a crime like this...just as any of us could be killed by a drunk on the highway...or have a tree fall on us. Murder...particularly in this relatively safe area of a rare and unexpected event. There is no way to prepare for it. We can only be comforted by the fact that there are very professional...and very enforcement personnel doing everything to make sure it doesn't happen to us.

Belleville's police force is second to none. The so-called human being that did this crime will not be free very long.

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