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SHOOTING: Remove disrespectful Facebook posts

Letter by Liza Morado, Tacoma on Dec. 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm with No Comments »
December 19, 2012 1:00 pm

On Wednesday, three children and a second-grade teacher were buried. The mourners weren’t even finished filing out of the funeral home when the ones coming to the next funeral were filing in. One funeral home held three services in one day, back to back.

There are about 24 more victims yet to be buried. That is so unbelievable, as most were little kids.

Most people grieve this violence in a visceral kind of way. It’s gut-wrenching because these kids could have been our own and in many ways really are our own.

Some people are already posting deeply conservative views on the right to bear arms. The kids are not even buried and this is coming out in public forums like Facebook. I find this insensitive, especially when their next post says, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of them.”

What kind of message is that?

You know who you are. Take it down and show some respect.

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