posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 02:03 PM
I'm writing this because I'm just about to the end of my rope. I've read many others here say about the same thing for the same reasons. So, I'd
like to take a moment and note a couple important facts about Murder in the United States, as we see thread after thread recently focusing on one or
two as if this is an unusual event or something.....while yet others complain that ANOTHER murder here or there isn't reported and known to the
world. A couple facts...
in 2010, the last complete year for data, there were 12,996 Homicides
committed in the United States and reported to the FBI for statistical
records. That breaks down to 35-36 Murders every day
of every week, without Holiday or break. 365 days a year, every one of them with that many
who shouldn't have died and didn't have to die but someone out there thought differently and killed them.
Why is one crime elevated above another? Why were the British tourists who were killed in Florida many years back due to their rental car sticker
elevated to world news while a tourist killed in Anaheim, near Disneyland is of no interest to anyone, whatever?
Personally, I have no idea why the death of one is somehow more news worthy or valuable than the death of any other, but perhaps we could stop playing
into the sick media games by rewarding them for the most outrageous coverage of human tragedy at it's worst. The more over-the-top the story and the
more patently offensive it is, the more posts and threads it gets. Not just here, but Net-wide.
These are just the meandering thoughts of one lone Rabbit, but it seems to me that with 3 dozen killings per day in America we probably have far more
pressing things of national importance and future survival to dedicate time and energy toward than bird-dogging the justice system for just 1 of those
3 dozen...from just one of the 365 days this year that number is likely to hold or grow.
BI - Uniform Crime Reports for Homicide, 2010.