Sunday, September 14, 2008

We Forget

All the time. Maybe we read something and it just goes past us, and then someone asks,
"Did you see that one," or "I can't believe that happened," and then we go back. To look it over and think.

One week ago:
5100 block of Saint Claude Ave. aggravated battery. The victim was seated in the driver seat of his vehicle at a gas station when he was attacked by four black male subjects. One subject identified himself as the manager of the gas station. The victim and this subject argued and the subject left, returned with an axe in his hand and began striking the victim while he sat in the driver seat. Another subject armed with a pocket knife jumped in the front passenger seat and began striking the victim. The third subject jumped into the rear seat armed with a hunting knife and struck the victim in the head. The fourth subject stood in the driver side door with a stick and began striking the victim.

Does all this make us obsessed with death:

A 5-year-old boy died Saturday from an accidental shooting in Kenner. The boy apparently found a loaded Taurus 9 mm handgun on the floor of a bedroom closet. The boy was shot in the abdomen Friday night while his grandmother and great-grandmother were moving boxes from a U-Haul truck into an apartment

Sometimes, we think maybe it does. Maybe we're just sick.

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