I deliberated long and hard whether or not to link to this latest article regarding the petit crimes. The reason for my reluctance is two-fold. One is the fact that at times the writer almost sounds empathetic to the plight of these two cowardly rapist murderers,particulary the younger of the two men- because of an alleged sexual molestation that took place in his childhood. This of course is ludicrous as there are many of us in this world who have been harmed terribly by others, yet do not choose to go out and committ robberies, assaults and murders years later.
Within the article there are also some very heartbreaking details regarding the Petit families last hours that are so disturbing I know that they will never leave me, nor many readers.
I deliberated whether it was unkind, insensitive or unfair to the surviving family to assist in the exposure of the infuriating details of the abuse that the Petit family suffered...And for that matter I wondered, was I now part of the problem, rather than the solution that I aimed to be, by pulling the curtain back in effect, on what may be considered private details of these brave ladies last hours on this earth?
In the end after much meditation and prayer, I decided that no matter how distasteful and upsetting these new details of the crimes against this family are, and despite the at times over-humanizing of the two monsters that committed these acts of cowardice and brutality, we as a people need to know the true horror that this family experienced for nearly 7 hours on that fateful day in July; for only in the reality of these details can we finally finally understand just how imperative it is for our justice system to become responsible to the law abiding people of this state. Our government has failed us again and again and again. They have literally sold our collective blood, our bodies, and our very sense of right and wrong- for little more than taking the easiest, cheapest path.
Shame on those in our system who have done so little for so long.
Prelude To Horror -- Courant.com