Condolences to the Victims of the Miserable Murderer in Aurora, Colorado

     As just one contributor to the Red Maryland blog, I would like to express my condolences to the victims and their loved ones and friends in Aurora, Colorado.

     The sad truth regarding the human condition is that there will periodically be evil agents who perpetrate unspeakable actions against randomly and non-randomly selected victims.

     There is always a prurient search for the motives of the murderer(s), but except for curiosity regarding political motives which can lead us to apprehend any co-conspirators, we should have little curiosity regarding “why” such cowards wreaked horror on innocent people.  Such speculation never, to my knowledge, has been of material value in stopping such actions; in fact, there is evidence that publicity for those who commit such acts motivates others to do the same to gain attention to their cause or themselves.

     God bless those innocent victims, and let the full might of justice be wreaked on the killer(s).

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–Richard E. Vatz

Vatz is a professor at Towson University



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