You can, or maybe you can’t, imagine what it must be like to lose a loved one to senseless killing.
What you probably can’t image is having video of that murder available to you and the rest of the world on line.
That’s what the family of 13-year-old Letisha Reimer is living with.
She is the student who was stabbed to death on Tuesday at her Abbotsford B.C. high school, her friend was severely wounded and is in hospital.
A suspect is in custody.
If you were to witness such a horrific slaughter would your first reaction be to start recording the murder?
Or would it be, call for help, run for your life, or maybe try to save the life?
I’m hoping you would do anything BUT film the death of another human being.
That is what one person did and when asked by family and police not to post it or spread it across the internet, that’s exactly what they did.
Most experts seem concerned this will traumatise more people beyond those who witnessed this tragedy.
I’d be more concerned about the world we have become, when ones first reaction is to record their fellow man in trouble, rather than help them.
I’m Scott Thompson.