The more that violence fills the news, the more we need examples to give us hope. That’s why Tom Hanks is such an important model for our culture. Hanks’ movies have grossed nearly $10 billion worldwide. His portrayal of Fred Rogers will be at least his seventy-first film.
A police officer who shot a woman dead in her own home as she played video games with her nephew was charged with murder Monday. Atatiana "Tay" Jefferson, 28, was gunned down through her bedroom window in Fort Worth, Texas, after a neighbor called the cops to report suspicious behavior.
Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced Wednesday to ten years in prison for killing twenty-six-year-old Botham Jean in his apartment. At the sentencing phase, Jean’s younger brother told her: “I think giving your life to Christ would be the best thing that Botham would want for you.” He added: “I love you as a person, and I don’t wish anything bad on you.”
Cassie Griffin arrived at church on Wednesday night for a prayer rally and a concert. The fourteen-year-old was sitting on the second row with friends when a gunman entered the church and opened fire, killing her and six others and wounding seven before taking his own life.