Thursday, April 26, 2007

Fun Music Wed

In light of recent events, both nationally, and locally, I decided to chose a song that I think will resonate what I've been thinking about the violence.
This is the original Nickleback video, provided to You Tube.

This is the same song, but with different pictures and the lyrics displayed. It also ends with a religious message. I posted both, because I liked both, and I believe in people having a choice, and respect that choice.

In a town about 1 hour south of me, an armed man who had stolen a van, shot at three police officers over a 24 hour period of time (from yesterday to today). One of them was lucky, and the bullet hit his vest. One is in serious but stable condition at the best trauma center in our area. The third, a 29 year old, who was married with a 7 month old child, died of his injuries. The man who did the shooting appears to have died in his house after it went up in flames earlier tonight while the police had it surrounded. I hadn't posted anything about the Virginia Tech shooting because it was hard to find the right words. My thoughts and prayers have been with the families and friends of the victims, not to mention the classmates and all the school community. Everytime something like this happens, I wonder, when are we going to stop? When will enough be enough? And when are we going to change what is clearly broken?
Edited 5/2/07: In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that tragically the trooper who was killed was wounded by friendly fire. A total of 69 bullets were shot during an attempt to get the shooter to surrender, and it was in this fire fight that the trooper was fatally wounded. He had been shot once by the shooter in the chest, which just went into his vest. He was laid to rest today, with thousands turning out to support his wife and daughter and the rest of his family and friends.


Kerri. said...

Oh Kate - what a powerful post.

cesnh said...

Thank you...