BBC News: Las Vegas shooting: 50 people killed in Mandalay Bay attack

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Las Vegas shooting: 50 people killed in Mandalay Bay attack – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41466116

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BBC News: Are US police too quick to shoot knife-wielding suspects?

Im glad the police force is taking steps to address this issue. We can only hope it catches on and lives are spared as a result.

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Are US police too quick to shoot knife-wielding suspects? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41314562

BBC News: Philando Castile death: Police officer found not guilty

The officer was cleared of second-degree manslaughter and a charge of intentional discharge. Having seen several videos last year, I’d ask what would have had to happen for these charges to stand. He was discharged by the police force so they saw something wrong. What is it that the courts disagree with? Strange (I use the term lightly, in the place of ‘dubious’) situation and sad waste of lives.

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Philando Castile death: Police officer found not guilty – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40310263

BBC News: Steve Scalise shooting: The moment baseball gunman opens fire

I hope Steve Scalise pulls through from this. People really need to cool off.

I guess a question to ask of the media, though, is how the term ‘terrorism’ has reserved caveats for itself. We suddenly need to find out all the facts before the word is thrown out there when the term is clearly defined in most dictionaries and understood by most cultures. I wonder how today’s reporting of this incident would have gone had the ‘gunman’s’ name been Mohammed. I wonder if the term ‘gunman’s would even have been used?!

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Steve Scalise shooting: The moment baseball gunman opens fire – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40277826

BBC News: US seeks death penalty over Charleston church shooting

US seeks death penalty over Charleston church shooting – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36375672

I think it will be somewhat sad if another murder is the outcome of this incident. In this era of ‘Let him without sin cast the first stone’, it would cut against the grain of Biblical teaching to have the State take this young man’s life. Life, without chance of parole would be the fitting punishment, I feel.

Exacting the word of God is teeth-grittingly tough at times and to see someone slap the taste out of this boy’s mouth has part of me salivating with glee but, understanding every physical thing has a spiritual foundation, we have to reel it in a little and swallow that bitter pill we call Pride.