Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Making Sense of Senselessness

Unlike many of their peers, two reporters make positive contributions to the public discourse...

Amid the din surrounding recent public mass murder events two journalists have taken the time to dig beneath the needlessly lurid and frequently simplistic surface details of recent public mass murders.

They join a handful of well-written pieces I've seen in the past month that address this complex issue with balance, thoughtfulness, and depth.  They never once resort to hyperbole or fear mongering.  Both articles call us to think, rather than merely react.  We're fortunate to have minds like theirs on the crime beat.  We need more talented voices like theirs contributing to the public discourse on this topic.