Friday, August 7, 2009

We're glad this is a big deal

Why be glad that the second killing in Tracy in less than a year (prudence and legality prevent me from writing the M-word) is hogging media attention?

Consider the alternative.

Tracy is a pretty peaceful town, despite a spate of high-profile cases and what seems to be a burgeoning tagging scene. A suspected homicide here is a rare thing.

That means, when someone is apparently beaten to death in her own home, it makes headlines. Thank goodness it's not a run-of-the-mill thing. Because, in some American cities, it is.

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