Well, it's been an awful week. First, we have a horrific terrorist attack in Boston, then we have an even deadlier industrial accident in the town of West, TX. On the one hand, we have the murderous actions of at least one plotter, on the other, we have the homicidal negligence of a bad Randian superman (is there any other kind?). Nefarious plotters acting out of rage, or callous bean counters who see any safety regulations as an infringement on their freedom.
Personally, I think the sins of commission and the sins of omission are equally bad- both leave behind a trail of victims dead, physically broken, and emotionally broken. I have a sinking feeling, though, that while the FBI and state and local law enforcement agencies will (rightfully) chase the Boston terrorists to the ends of the earth in order to bring them to justice, the fertilizer plant owner who ran a slipshod operation which destroyed so many lives will merely collect the insurance payout and resume business as usual with no repercussions.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Sins of Commission, Sins of Omission
Posted by Big Bad Bald Bastard at 11:26 PM
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It really was a shitty week. Wasn't it? Ugh... here's to brighter days ahead. (hopefully)
It's very important to remember, through all the furrowed brows and lamentations, that the only thing cops love, and I do mean LOVE, more than a good vehicle pursuit is a shootout. 200 rounds exchanged on a late night residential street is cake and cookies to them doods...
It's a shame there aren't more criminals out there to keep them happy.
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