04.15.2014 08:21 AM

Good God

This mass-killing in Calgary took place a block from my law school and where I used to live.  This is insane.

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7 Comments

  1. e.a.f. says:

    welcome to the “new” Canada. These types of ocurances are not new in Canada, they just haven’t happened in “your’ neighbourhood.

  2. Tired of it All says:

    I attended a memorial yesterday for a friend’s 20 year old. Not remotely the same circumstances – he had severe CP and complications from it ultimately took his life. They are the same in that the future unfurls at 20, and hopefully stretches before you like a glorious road. This is simply tragic to the core.

  3. james Smith says:

    So very sad to hear about this loss of life, my condolences to the families.

    I know the neighbourhood very well. It’s less than a KM from my Mother-in-law’s house. When we stay in Calgary I walk by Butler on my way to/from the LRT. This is a safe and family friendly 60’s suburb, but it has changed a lot in the past few years. “Mum” has had several of her decorations stolen from her front yard & some minor vandalism in the back lane in the bast 5-6 years. This past Christmas, all the BULBS from her Christmas lights were stolen, THREE TIMES.

    Last year on my way home from the 2nd to last LRT I saw & reported an assault. This ain’t the Calgary I left 27 years ago.

  4. patrick says:

    Unfortunately, this is now an option to express rage for the one in a million prone to that impulse. And this is purely the result of the pages and pages of media coverage of these horrific events. No place is special or excluded from such an event since no place is excluded from such an individual living in its mists waiting to explode.

  5. Tim says:

    This is looking more and more like a terrible tragedy. Reports say the young man accused was a graduate of U of C and set to enter law school in the fall. Something must have gone very wrong in his mind by the looks of things. Just a terrible sad day and I hope nothing more than that. People are very quick to pull out their pet theories when bad things happen. For now, maybe, it’s best just to grieve and wonder at the many things we don’t understand.

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