Wednesday, March 6, 2019


An area man murdered his pregnant wife and two young daughters. You will not read his name here. He confessed, plead guilty, and will die in prison. 50-50 chance of old age or being offed by another prisoner.

Recently “details” of just how he killed them, step by step, has been released and disseminated worldwide (Daily Mail tabloid, for example).

What public good is served with this? Titillate ghouls? Fuck’em.

Three people are dead. The details rob them of any dignity. Yes, they are dead. The people who knew them and loved them are not.

Law enforcement, coroners, judges and juries need to know these kinds of details. Nobody else. It is a matter of respect. Why are accident victims covered with a blanket by first responders? Respect.

On a personal level I’ve seen enough gore that I won’t gawk at an accident scene. Eyes focused on navigating the scene, avoiding hitting pedestrians, and avoiding the damn lookylous.

Worse still, the local rag keeps running with the story for days. Sick IMO. YMMV


Rev. Paul said...

Like you, I've seen plenty that I won't talk about. On active duty, as a firefighter/rescue worker, in law enforcement ... many things which don't bear repeating. There's no reason for a "news" organization to publish details, except in a self-centered attempt to garner higher sales or ratings.

If that's the level to which they've sunk, then they deserve to fail.

Well Seasoned Fool said...


Anonymous said...

I am very glad that our local Denver TV stations and most local radio stations will not mention the names of mass shooters after the first reports. They do this out of respect for the survivors the grieving families. They don't want to give the shooter any more publicity. Good Idea!!! I agree that the details of this horrific Domestic Violence incident didn't need to be published.

I to have seen tragic situations in my work as an insurance adjuster. Some scenes I take the minimum pictures that I need for my investigation and leave it at that. Accident scenes that I am driving by get a brief prayer and blessings for all involved and I keep moving. RESPECT!!!


Well Seasoned Fool said...

Hear, hear. I know you see some horrible scenes.

Coffeypot said...

You are preaching to the choir here, Brother WSF. He is the type who doesn't do anything that doesn't benefit him. So what does he want? I wold love to see a public execution with him as the main attraction. Guillotine perhaps?

LL said...

They're selling advertising, making money on other people's grief, begging for more similar crimes from copycats. So they can make more money. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their pubic areas and multiply twice daily.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Western tradition - string him up. Oh, he has discovered God in prison.

Too mild.

Old NFO said...

They're of the if it bleeds, it leads school. A good lawsuit or three would knock that shit off.

Ami said...

Coverage of the story is on the news here. Or the websites here, I don't actually watch the news. I won't click on the story, there is no reason I can think of that I'd want to know the horrible details. It's one of the saddest things I've ever heard, though.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Isn't it always so?

Very sad. Affects many people. As an example, the oil field workers who had to dismantle the oil tank where he put the little girls.