Do not turn blind eye to mass killings
I concur with Lane Filler that the protection of these mass killings was doing not have[“Little reaction to mass college slayings,” Opinion, Nov. 17] A host of factors can be used regarding why. In my view, the media thought the general public would not be gotten by the Virginia killings. The targeted shooting with 3 dead and the killer captured was not as fascinating.
The Idaho mass killing was various. No killer and a knife was utilized. So that would be covered longer. To remain relevant, any killing– mass or otherwise– requires an unique aspect. It should really surprise us.
Victims whom we discover appealing (Gabby Petito), unprotected (Thomas Valva), who are victims of a racially inspired attack (Buffalo), or have a a great deal of victims (Las Vegas) will remain in the news and get more protection than those killings that do not have these aspects. And now, the one in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Filler’s buddy’s remark about the absence of prolonged protection of the mass killings being “anticipated,” while unfortunate, holds true. We require to be sure we never ever end up being so blasé regarding seem untouched by mass (or any) killing of human beings. If we do, we as a nation and as an individuals will suffer much damage.
— Steve Boyce, Dix Hills
Lane Filler needs to chill. He states that “we’re expected to be more shaken than this” by the killing of trainees in Virginia and Idaho. How does he understand “we” are not?
He states he saw television and texted buddies to generate responses, and he obviously was dissatisfied with the reaction. I didn’t get a text from him. There was no voicemail from him on either of my phones. He does not understand how I feel about these gut-wrenching occasions.
Possibly to make him feel much better, I might share some texts and Facebook remarks that have actually come my method.
Possibly the news media, for a modification, is not sensationalizing this out of regard for the households. There is a psychological health crisis in this nation. Filler should not decrease the bunny hole.
— Susan Hennings Lowe, Huntington
Florida and Hofstra bridges are various
A reader compared Florida’s restoring of the Pine Island bridge to Hofstra University’s pedestrian sidewalk[“Florida rebuilt bridge in days. LI? Not quite,” Letters, Nov. 21] Discuss an apples-to-oranges contrast. Florida’s bridge was necessary and required an instant reaction. Hofstra had another bridge about 100 feet away and offered a shuttle bus.
Florida finished a short-lived repair work utilizing its workers and most likely postponed other tasks. I presume the expense was high. Hofstra, as a personal university, needed to think about expense, staffing and other tasks.
Prior to offering appreciation to Florida or condemning a personal organization, let’s think about other elements.
— Mark Weintraub, Old Bethpage
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