Apparently some troglodyte boys in England with nothing better to do than shatter lives decided to attack a twenty year-old goth couple and stomp on their heads–just because they were goth (full story here). Now the pretty little girl is dead and her severely injured boyfriend addle-minded and grief-stricken. Now a set of parents have to buy a coffin and put their little girl in it. Another set of parents have to explain to their son (probably over and over if his head injury is serious as it sounds) why his girlfriend is no longer around. Yet another group of parents have to sit in dazed shock and wonder how their children could do such a thing.
In the end, the young teenagers involved in the attack will probably go away for a short while and then go on with their lives because they were minors and not ‘mature’ enough to understand that stomping on someone’s head causes them to die.
And the poor girl will still be dead.
September 8th, 2007 at 4:02 am
Sophie Lancasters online Memoriam can be found athttp://www.legacy.com/therossendalefreepress/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonID=93459606
August 29th, 2007 at 6:41 pm
Some people are attracted to violence and will use any excuse as an outlet. It’s sickening. They can’t lock these “kids” up long enough to make up for what they’ve done.
August 28th, 2007 at 7:31 am
I don’t know what to say. This is so shocking and horrible, it makes me angry and makes me sick. I honestly can’t see what in the world would make someone do such a thing.
August 27th, 2007 at 3:32 pm
Spy — I wish I could be as magnanimous as you. Rhea — Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget a young man was terribly injured, as well. It doesn’t seem the attack was about sex as much as ‘class.’Charles — I can’t understand it, either. Steve — I hope Terry is right, and that our existence isn’t just one big, eternal car crash. Most times I fear the human race will never get to that picnic.
August 26th, 2007 at 8:01 pm
Terry Pratchett was right: all of human history is a car crash in reverse. We’re gradually moving from the blood and pain and chaos to happy families heading for a picnic.Cruel and brutal cowards, driven by inchoate anger and wolfpack morality, have always been a threat. I’m thankful their threat has lessened to the point where we feel sorrow at their predations half a planet away.Still such a long way to go, though…
August 25th, 2007 at 6:19 pm
Horrible. People are so often a disappointment, so rarely worthwhile. I don’t understand such acts. I suppose I should be grateful for that. But being grateful isn’t of much interest right now.
August 25th, 2007 at 2:41 pm
I can’t stand to hear about male violence against women. It’s got to stop.
August 25th, 2007 at 3:56 am
Oh my. Oh wow. I will say that the teenagers probably didn’t fully realize what they were doing. Children can be exceptionally, mindlessly cruel. People forget that. But God, that’s the most horrible thing I’ve read in a long time.What a horrible way to die.