Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bang! Bang! You're Dead!

A lot of people believe we're entering the preliminary stages of the demise of American society. Initially, I thought they were overstating things a bit, but I'm now beginning to wonder if they indeed are correct.

This morning, in a suburb of Tacoma, four police officers were gunned down in a coffee shop. This comes on the heels of last month's execution-style shooting of a police officer in Seattle. Here's some information regarding today's shooting:
Four uniformed police officers were shot and killed in a bloody Sunday morning ambush at a Lakewood-area coffee shop, officials said.

Pierce County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ed Troyer called the ambush "a targeted attack" on the four Lakewood police officers as they were preparing to start their shifts at about 8:15 a.m.

Officials at the scene said a lone gunmen burst into the Forza Coffee Co. outlet at 11401 Steele St. South, shot the four uniformed officers as they were working on their laptop computers, then fled the scene.

Two baristas and a handful of other customers were inside the coffee shop at the time of the attack, but none of them were shot or injured. The suspect fled without taking any money.
In performing a quick scan of the internet, I've noted that quite a few members of law enforcement have been killed this year in similar types of incidents. This is not a good sign of things to come at all!

My heart certainly goes out to the loved ones and colleagues of the slain officers. I may offer some more comments on this event later today or tomorrow. Right now, I'm in a bit of shock at the continued carnage that keeps playing itself out in the streets of my country.

2 comments:

  1. There is utterly no concept tying this "country" together other than that we should not be tied together by anything. I.e., we are a collective of people who do not want to be collectivised in any way, and that is precisely the only thing we have in common. We are not of one race, we are not of one language, we are not of one religion, we are not of one anything. It is no wonder that things like this happen.

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  2. Oh, I am afraid the concept tying the country together is "one dollar."

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