One was over 16,000 miles from the kid in the land of cricket and kangaroos, and the other was just a few miles from where I sit writing this post in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Of course Americans are more up in arms over the Muslim terrorizing folks in a café in Sydney, Australia. It was all horrific to be sure, and when it was over three people lay dead, including the depraved lunatic who thought it was cool to terrorize innocent people to make a religious point.
Australians aren't used to this. So now, they too have lost their innocence.
The other lunatic was literally a domestic terrorist. Not only is he home grown, but he terrorized family members and loved ones. (That's the domestic part.)
"PENNSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man went to three houses in the Philadelphia suburbs before dawn Monday and fatally shot six people, authorities said, including his recently engaged ex-wife, who had told neighbors she feared he would kill her.
Police earlier had surrounded his home in Pennsburg, where he had been believed to be holed up.
"Bradley, this is the police department!" officers yelled. "Come to the front door with your hands up. You're under arrest."
But Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said at an evening news conference investigators were still searching for Stone and didn't know how he's getting around. Ferman said investigators had recovered Stone's cellphone and his car.
The rampage started at ex-wife Nicole Stone's Harleysville apartment, investigators said. Stone broke in through a glass door around 4 a.m., firing multiple rounds and fleeing with their two children, the woman's neighbors said.." [Source]
This guy, unlike the extremist in Australia, is still on the loose. That has to be a terrifying thought for anyone who knows him and got on his bad side.
Just the thought of some Muslim extremist jacking me while a sip coffee in Starbucks is scary, but so is the thought of some random dude with family issues going all Falling Down on the kid while I go about my daily business.
Honestly, I think I will just stay away from public spaces as much as possible in the near future.
Finally, I can't comment too much on the story on this video, but I am just putting it out there to get some feedback.
"Philly's finest" put down a young black man, and his family has some questions.