Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A shooting only 15 years in the making

A police detective was shot here this morning. It's all extremely tragic. I wish there was another word, because tragic is overused. It certainly applies here, though, as a 15 year old boy is accused. It makes me wonder what happened in the last 15 years, his first 15 years, to lead him to this morning. I wonder if he raised himself and just didn't do a great job, or if he has some well-meaning parents at home who just couldn't compete with his peers. I realize that the truth of his life probably lies somewhere in between. And tonight, he's in prison for aggravated murder.

Something as simple as boys and girls

gets tossed all around and lost in the world.
~ Patty Griffin

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