Glorifying crime

I have been following the recent robbery in Alda in which the suspects were from the Hastings area.

I was disturbed to watch the news coverage of the kids involved. Why must the media glorify these kids as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde?

Instead of glorifying these kind of tragedies, why doesn’t the media show what is really about to happen to these kids, the victims and their families after making these bad choices.

I am trying to raise kids of my own and I am frustrated when media outlets use storybook headlines to portray acts of tragedy.

Maybe if we never knew the names of the suspects and only knew the names of their victims, some of these kids would not commit these crimes looking for attention.

We all know the shooters of Columbine, Virginia Tech and Newtown but do we know any of the victims, the victims’ families and the criminals’ own families who have been devastated by their actions?

Shawn Chandler

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