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
Lincoln



Insert your comment

Author Name(required):

Author Web Site:

Comment(required):

Please Introduce Secure Code:

 Letter Policy
The Hastings Tribune welcomes letters about issues of the public interest. Here are some rules:

• Letters can be submitted by e-mail: 
        tribune@hastingstribune.com

•Letters may be hand delivered:
        908 W. Second Street,

• Or mailed to:
        Voice of the People
        P.O. Box 788,
        Hastings, NE 68902

• Letters must be signed and include an address
   and phone number. (The address and phone
   number will not be published.)

• Letters should be 250 words or less. Letters
   will be edited for length. They will also be
   edited for spelling, grammar, clarity and
   content.

• Letters should express an opinion or explain
   why something is important or in the public's
   interest.

Copyright © 2014