March 31, 2009

Violence flares

We're used to uber-crimes being reported from the US, but this last week has seen a disturbing spate of fatal and grizzly incidents.

Elderly residents shot dead at a nursing home by a killer with no apparent motive.

A young man decapitated his five year old sister in full view of a police officer, having already stabbed other family members to death.

A family of eight shot to death in Silicon Valley, a case of mass murder-suicide.

In Florida another domestic incident with police finding three bodies and one survivor.

In Illinois a father has killed his two sons and himself.

All of this in less than a week.

It's a big country, yet even for America, this is a tragic, meaningless series of violent and deadly crimes.

Let's hope it's an aberration, not a trend.

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