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The Brame comparisons can wait

Post by Brian O'Neill on May 15, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
May 15, 2010 7:32 pm

Tragic. Horrific. Deja Vu.

These would all be apt descriptors for Friday’s double-homicide in Gig Harbor. The events are too closely linked to the Brame tragedy–the homicidal violence, the location and the perpetrator’s occupation–to deny the obvious comparison.

But it’s too soon for that conversation.

First, let the community pour its collective energy into the victims, whose family framework has been torn asunder.

Let the strong among us reach out to to them, these people who may be our neighbors, our friends or simply people whose faces we recall from the myriad places we gather. Let us clutch this family until their shaking has stopped and the nightmares fade. And if we can’t hold them ourselves, let us hold each other.

Only then should we dwell on what happened in our community.


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