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Salvation Army major shot dead in Arkansas on Christmas Eve

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posted on Dec, 26 2009 @ 03:05 PM
That's just a shocker.......

One of the things I find appalling is that it doesn't surprise me.

posted on Dec, 26 2009 @ 04:36 PM
Those poor babies, it's not bad enough that they had to loose their father to such a senseless act, but to have to watch it

I hope the healing comes quick to those children and they can go on to live healthy happy lives.

And the wife now left to raise three children alone, may she be surrounded by loving people to help her.

Hell holds a special place for the scum that did this to that family, I hope they end up there soon

posted on Dec, 26 2009 @ 05:44 PM

Originally posted by TaraLou
OK, I have officially had it with the human race.

I completely understand and sympathize with your feelings, but I can't help but feel as though the world has people such as yourself in it just to counter-act the hate of these thugs.

This really is a horrible event...

I feel badly for the children and also for the thugs who shot this man. What kind of wretched state of mind, what kind of spite and hatred must you feel during the holidays to do such a thing? These people who shot this man down are clearly suffering in their own right, though they obviously had no business spreading their misery to an innocent family.

posted on Dec, 26 2009 @ 05:57 PM
Stories like this make me want to start some sort of vigilante group. I wouldn't mind dedicating my entire time keeping defenseless people safe. I mean, I don't say this in the tone of a badass that can survive getting shot 500 times, and can lift up a car with one arm, but I just don't like seeing genuinely good people being the victim of society. Why should they suffer and be scared to walk out their doors?

The people that perpetrate these crimes need to be the ones that feel the fear. Having them committed to institutions only makes criminals more desensitised to what they do to people. Their guilt just becomes a void. Every dollar they steal, every person they beat just becomes a way of life for them, and they increase their acceptance in criminal society with "street cred".

I would very much like to put a knife in the throat of one of these guys and see the life drain from them. I mean, some of you may say "Why would someone want to do that? That's sick!" Well, hey. It may not be something I would like to do, but some people really do deserve nothing less.

The only bad thing about a vigilante group, though, is the fact that you'd end up being classed as criminals for keeping the streets safe. Plus, there could be those in your group that could let the false sense of power go to their head and use their power to rule over others. Hence, take away the purity of the cause.

I mean, seriously, long story short. Why do these people get second chances and stuff while good people die? Why do some of them never stray away from the path of crime?

posted on Dec, 26 2009 @ 07:04 PM
I was doing my very best to unwind from an extremely stressful day and I am in Arkansas now, stopped for the night on a road trip to Georgia.... I talked with my family and my kids on the phone, and was thinking life ain't so bad. Everyone had a good Christmas, and mine is on hold for now. Kinda sucks, but such is life.

Then I clicked on this thread.

I can't imagine a more horrible event that would happen on this day than what I read here.

What an infuriating and heartbreaking event, and to have happened to someone doing good will, on this day of days, and in front the children.

There are no words.

If there is a worse place than hell may those responsible for this murder spend their eternity there.

My God. What a F'd up world we live in.

posted on Dec, 26 2009 @ 08:17 PM
reply to post by Walkswithfish

Yes it is a messed up world. Although because he was working at a charity it does show not all people are like that. I said in an earlier post, when the motive is determined, it might help with the healing. Generally speaking, people will not kill for no reason. I like to think that in itself can show there can be a little bit of good in most any one.

posted on Dec, 26 2009 @ 08:27 PM
reply to post by RedGolem

Interesting points, though I think it is much more likely that the perpetrators of this crime, either knew the victim or had been watching him collecting donations for some time, and assumed that he would have loads of cash to give them.

If that is the case then they knew he worked for a charity, and being Christmas eve it was a great opportunity for them to strike.

Some how, I don't believe this was just a random robbery that ended badly.

"Hey there go the Salvation Army dude, bet he got the money"

Maybe it began that way?

Speculation of course.

No matter what happened here, knowing will not change the reality and loss for the victim's family, especially his children.

Thoughts, and prayers with them.

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