...and a very interesting one, at that!
Last night I turned on the 11:00 news on teevee: "we have several breaking stories tonight" - and they recited a short list. THEN they said "but our top story is..."
That "top story" was about 2 teens murdered in Montgomery County. According to reports, 16-year old Anthony Brasmeister, 16, and a 15-year-old male whose name was withheld due to his age (let's pray they release his name if he is indeed found to be a murderer or accessory), were charged with second-degree murder on allegations they killed 16-year old Paul Damphier and 13-year old Jonathan DeJesus, both of Amsterdam.
Now what follows is just based on my first impressions. You the average person, knowing what you know, seeing what you see on TV, in newspapers and on the internet, WHY ON EARTH would you (a) murder someone and think you could get away with it -or- (b) drive drunk? Unless you have totally given up on life and are out to destory yourself, why would you choose to do either a or b?
Were the two teens who murdered the other two gang members high on bath salts?
When asked if either defendant had gang ties, James said, "We're looking at that. That's got probability." (source: Times Union)
In world/national news, the "Huma Abedin is a Muslim spy story" started by Michelle Bachmann (kicking off the week) was diminished by the Bulgarian Bomber (Wednesday), that mysterious pseudo-American "from Michigan" who detonated a backpack that killed Israeli tourists.
Then, knocking both the Bomber and Huma out of "Conscious Americans" - the Bat Massacre (Thursday) in Aurora, Colorado. News that delivers a "heart punch" wipes everything else off the plate... the "wacko" phD candidate-turned assasin apparently had planned his attack with more precision than a major film.
I did see a comment somewhere on one of my posts here from "anonymous" who suggests the Aurora incident, and possibly the Bulgaian one as well, were timed to suppress other headlines...