Just a few headlines to greet one day, there have been many more killings since:
Partner charged with author murder
Murder arrests over teenager death
Boy guilty of ‘fit girl’ row murder
Boy (16) charged with murder of girl
Girl arrested for the murder of elderly lady
Gang of youths stab young boy
Divorced father and children found dead in car
Elderly pensioner (lady) attacked and killed for money
Playground murder, boy arrested
Gang stab boy at bus stop
3 men and 15 year old boy arrested for murder of teenager
Man charged for partner death
Thou shalt not kill, yet every day the media carries news of more murders. Don’t they teach the Ten Commandments anymore? Don’t parents guide their kids along the right path? I think not, since killing has become fashionable.
Murder has become popular with young boys and girls and those adults with broken marriages when husbands think nothing of killing their children to spite their wives – quite often the wife is also disposed of. What happened to love and respect and tolerance?
There are many respectable and decent kids but there are too many who have no scruples; are they or were they not taught by parents or in school that it is wrong to take a life? What sort of families do they belong to or will eventually raise?
Terrorism is another matter for obvious reasons. But it has become a fascinating challenge to younger folk. I am thankful there are no gullible kids in my family but numbers are growing elsewhere and killing is rife.
Is there a deterrent? It seems that with all the publicity in the press and on television young people are beginning to think it’s normal to do such things? Certainly the thought of life in prison doesn’t seem to worry those who commit these terrible crimes. They probably think imprisonment is like having the cane, a few thrashes and it’s all over.