My initial reaction to yet another coward (or band of cowards) that feel the only way to make a statement is to blow up, maim and kill innocent people, at a marathon of all places, cannot be express in enough words. To put it mildly, it’s messed up (I would use stronger words, but I’m trying to maintain a sense of civility). What the hell is wrong with these people (if you can even call them that) that are driven to cause this much pain? If you feel like venting, write it out, punch a wall, bang your head against the wall, yell at yourself in the mirror, whatever. Blowing up, shooting, or causing some other sort harm to people who don’t even know you is not, by any stretch of the imagination, the answer.
My only hope is once the authorities find the perpetrator(s) of this heinous act that the media at large show a little professionalism, a little journalistic integrity (a very foreign concept these days) and not show the faces of those responsible, talk about their background, their motives or whatever, put on some talking head claiming to be an expert attempting to justify these people’s actions. Don’t even mention their name; they’re not worth the wasted breath. Doing so will only emboldens other lunatics to cause the same destruction because of the glamorization the media puts on these people.
And that’s all I have to say about that.