It never fails to amaze me the violent and cowardly nature of our society. Everyday we read about some low-life moron that sees the need to prey on the innocent or the unawares…for either their own personal gratification or just to gain the attention. They are in our society and blend in with our neighbors without drawing attention to themselves…until they go and do their cowardly and despicable act.
Two ladies were killed today in Henning, Tennessee while working at the local post office. they were known to all in the town as local bright spots to visit with when customers came in for their mail or to just pass the time of day. Judy Spray and Paula Robinson were the unfortunate victims of a couple of perpetrators that felt they needed to end these ladies lives. Just another example of “punks” that have no respect for life and get their kicks by assaulting, or worse, those less able to defend themselves. They waited until the place was empty of any customers and did their deed. Assuming these scum can read…feel proud for accomplishing this tragedy?
Our culture has developed these “quick crime” acts through the prevalence of violence on television, movies, music that inspires violence and hatred. Our prisons are over flowing with criminals that will eventually be released and have no designs for rehabilitation. We also take to long to follow through in the court system on the capital punishment of those that have been convicted for capital crimes. Until we get serious about actually completing the “the eye for an eye” policy dealing with societies “ills”, we will continue to see flagrant murders and other vicious crimes continue.
Is this a venting op-ed? I guess to be honest I would have to say yes. The above mentioned crime is just a sequel to the daily forays into violent crimes we constantly see. Yet, to the families of the victims, it becomes another period of grieving and coping to mend their lives. These ladies did nothing to deserve this action today, except to be in the wrong place at that time. The police do a remarkable job trying to protect and to serve, but, even they are thinned out in their ability to respond due to red-tape and position cuts.
Basically, it comes down to the need for citizens to be able to do better at defending themselves without fear of being made the criminal and for courts to not be ham-strung by governmental interference.