Shaken Not Stirred

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Disturbing Behavior

I heard something on the radio this morning that disturbed me to the point of almost tears. A man had called into the radio station and told a story of violence.

He said talked about how his home was broken into and how his wife was beaten within an inch of her life. His wife was now in a coma and doctors had no idea if she would wake from it.

How does a person get to the point of having no compassion for another human? How can someone so desperate for money or with greedy intentions harm someone, beat someone? I shudder at this very thought.

Our news is plagued with violent crimes like this. And it seems like some of the criminals are getting younger and younger. I remember seeing a story about a high schooler who shot another classmate over an argument. The victim ended up dying. The shooter asked the court for leniency because he was sorry. I sometimes wonder if they are truly sorry for acting out of rage or are they sorry because they got caught.

It baffles me that someone could physically or even mentally hurt another person.

What has happened to the golden rules?


  • I work with people on probation and i've noticed a lot of the crimes are more violent, a lot of robberies, weapons offences and such.

    I guess it depends on the person, I had a guy who beat another up so badly the victim had brain damage. When telling me the story, my client was so non chalant about the whole emotion whatsoever. Scary.

    By Blogger Miss Ash, at 6:32 PM  

  • I truly believe some people are evil. That's a very non-Christian way to think, but I think that is true. I also think some people are driven by drug addictions and what not. I'm sure that leads to a lot of b&e's that turn violent. Not an excuse, I'm just saying that's one possible reason. It's still wrong.

    By Anonymous whatigotsofar, at 6:45 PM  

  • :-(

    By Anonymous thestoryofhealing, at 4:09 AM  

  • It's so tragic that these things continue to happen in our society...

    By Blogger Princess Extraordinaire, at 8:28 AM  

  • Not to sound cliche, but it's drugs. So many offenses are somehow drug related. I know someone that works with providing medical care for prisoners all over the country - 95% have drug related charges, usually coupled with assault or murder.

    I guess since you want to be a doctor, you'll be caring for victims like this woman.

    (I've been working at a hospital's ICU and burn unit this week for a product trial - I'm not desensitized like the doctors and nurses yet).

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at 9:25 AM  

  • Its scary.

    By Anonymous nutz, at 10:48 AM  

  • I agree with Phoenix. I'll stick to coffee and blog for release. It helps to have an outlet. Perhaps infuse more anger management classes into society? Just a thought--wouldn't hurt!

    By Blogger The Egg, at 1:06 PM  

  • The problems are legion and the answers aren't forthcoming. But it is a sad fact of today's society.

    By Blogger :P fuzzbox, at 10:01 PM  

  • I honestly believe that some people just embody evil. I know that's a terrible thing to say, but I really believe there are people out there that have no conscience.

    By Blogger KatieBelle, at 10:57 PM  

  • ...and whatever happened to good news?

    By Blogger 2xA+r0n, at 11:24 AM  

  • I am in total agreement.
    That is what I say all the time.
    If EVERYONE would go by the golden rule, this would be a wonderful world, no war, just peace.

    Have a good weekend Angel.

    By Blogger Lee Ann, at 7:25 PM  

  • it still baffles me as well! Sad

    By Anonymous derek, at 9:57 PM  

  • This is why I don't watch the news often. I will say driving to work the other day I heard on the radio the DJ's talking about a woman who left her 3 infants with her 8 yr old in charge, and the house burnt down, killing all kids, she said the babysitter did it and fled. Eventually it came out she was lying. Anyway a woman called in and said her 8 yr old babysits her 16 month old all the time, and that she can't take her "screaming brat" to the grocery. I was AMAZED!

    By Blogger Phats, at 11:40 PM  

  • Be glad that you can't comprehend glad.

    By Blogger Chick, at 9:55 AM  

  • I think a lot of it has to do with drugs. People will do almost anything to get that next fix, and they don't care who gets in their way.

    By Blogger Mr. Shife, at 7:55 PM  

  • This is why I never watch the news - I can't stand to hear any more stories of violence. It's that haves vs. the have nots. People are very bitter and jealous towards people who have more than them.

    By Blogger Big Ben, at 9:22 PM  

  • Not being able to comprehend the bad guys, makes you one of the good guys.
    Take care, Meow

    By Blogger Meow, at 7:16 AM  

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