Sunday, April 12, 2009

Daily "Random Killing" Report

I can't help but notice these news items, that seem to be coming in daily, of "random" killings, of suicides, of bizarre murders. They seem both spontaneous and weird. I question my own compulsion to comment on these; I don't want to go the gruesome, ghoulish morbid route, exploiting the pain of others, adding to the fear vibe. Yet it seems I can't ignore them. I'm not personally afraid, it isn't a matter of my trying to work out my own fear. It's something larger than that; an awareness of something very intent, very purposeful, behind these killings. Something that makes sure these individuals pull the trigger,drive into crowds, or otherwise create the fatal chaos we're experiencing.

David Ulin of the L.A. Times reviews the book Columbine by Dave Cullen in his article The Myths of Columbine.

In Forest Hills, Pennsylvania, a priest drives into a group of people at the church, killing one woman. He has just finished assisting in a service, drove his car to the church entrance, when his car sped into the crowd. It was an accident; the priest does not know why or how the car accelerated on its own.

The strange and sad death of the eight year old girl by (allegedly)Melissa Huckaby, a female friend of the girl's mother and Sunday school teacher continues to make the news. The woman is on a suicide watch at the San Joaquin County Jail in California. Whether the following is due to mind control or mental health issues, which the news alludes to, is not known at this time of course:
She was arrested late Friday, about five hours after she drove herself to the local police station at the request of officers.

"She was calm, cool and collected, then she became very emotional," Sheneman said.

In Rotterdam, Netherlands, a man shoots a customer in a cafe, then ran out, shooting three people, killing one.

Local news: in Eugene, Oregon another false bomb scare. We had one about three weeks ago. This time, the bomb squad investigated a package found Friday morning outside the federal courthouse. At 10:19 a.m., police closed off the area around the courthouse after receiving a report of a "suspicious package." After investigation, it was determined "...the package was not dangerous, and that no threat was associated with it."

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