EDITORIAL: Making sense of tragedy

— We all grieve with Lori’s family, for the woman who was so caring and bright. We all grieve for the loss of a child’s innocence. We all grieve for our shattered sense of security. But we can’t allow that grief to make us suspicious of our neighbors, keep us locked away in our homes after dark, or force us to raise terrified children.

There will be a time again when we feel comfortable going out for an evening walk, when we leave the back screen door open to let the breeze flow through, when we look at a stranger and smile a hello. But that seems like a long ways off. That’s what this evil man took from us. Compared with he took from the Bresnahan family, these things are small. But we deserve so much better.

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