If you've read the news, you probably heard about that City Hall shooting where 5 people were killed, and more wait in critical condition.
That happened less than a mile from my house. Helicopters ran all night -- I finally fell asleep past midnight, but they were still going.
Although I didn't know any of the victims, I went to bed feeling horrible for our community. It really affected me to know so many people had such horrific grief in their hearts as I laid there, trying to sleep through the sound of helicopters.
Everyone reads/sees these news clips, and maybe they think to themselves how horrible it is, but until there's flashing lights in your windows and helicopters overhead, you probably don't truely FEEL for the victims. I'm not talking about the big items -- Oklahoma City, September 11th, school shootings, etc. It just seems that when a headline announces fewer than, say, 20 people dead, people don't pay much attention to it anymore.
What are your thoughts on this?