Thursday, July 7, 2016

Senseless: Innocent Lives Lost in Falcon Heights and Baghdad

Feeling numb and shocked by the senseless loss of innocent lives thousands of miles away and right in my own backyard. I cannot articulate what I want to say so I will let others speak for me tonight. I do not understand the evil that has made these incomprehensible events happen.

Philando Castile Shooting in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, Sparks Protests

Protests erupted in Minnesota overnight after a man was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop in front of his girlfriend and a child.  The aftermath of Philando Castile's shooting in Falcon Heights was apparently captured in graphic detail on Facebook video. Angry crowds gathered outside the governor's mansion as news spread about the death. Castile, 32, was a kitchen supervisor for the St. Paul school district.  Full story and videos (graphic).

KING: ISIS terrorists aren’t Muslims — they're just evil men hell-bent on carnage and destruction

Maybe you missed it since “pray for Baghdad” didn't trend on Twitter and Facebook didn’t give you the option of overlaying an Iraqi flag on your profile picture, but something truly horrific happened there Sunday morning. A suicide truck bomb tore through a busy shopping district in Baghdad. ISIS has already claimed the attack as their own.
The carnage it left behind was comparable to our Oklahoma City bombing, but worse. It tore through an entire block, ripped gaping holes in huge buildings, and killed at least 215 people — including dozens of women and young children. The death toll is expected to rise. It was the single deadliest attack in Iraq in nearly a decade. As you read this, people are still combing through the rubble hoping to find their loved ones alive. Read more  . . . 

Both acts are so very wrong. . . .what will it take to just make people stop?

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