The eleven people remorselessly gunned down in the Washington area have names and stories. The latest murdered, 47-year-old Linda Franklin, worked as an analyst for the FBI. According to press reports, her colleagues, family and friends loved her.
Franklin was finishing a bad year, but with hope. In August, her 18-year-old niece was killed in a car accident. The family funeral turned out to be the last time she saw her parents. Linda’s cancer, which required a double mastectomy, was in remission. And she and her husband were looking forward to the birth of their first grandchild.
The couple was at Home Depot on Monday night buying things to help them in a planned move. And now she is dead and her family and colleagues weep.
When you hear of people like Linda Franklin, pray for their loved ones. And pray that the killer or killers will be found soon, so we can make some sense out of this.
Even if the only sense to be made is yet another realization of the total depravity of evil.
I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.