As most Americans know, reporter Alison Parker and camera man Adam Ward of WDBJ7 were shot on live TV this morning by an evil man who filmed himself as he did it. He posted the videos on Twitter and Facebook, and before they were removed, the videos were shared on the internet.
Before you watch those videos, I encourage you to consider this:
1. You are giving this killer exactly what he wanted: attention, infamy, and vengeance in a very public way. He wanted to kill and make you watch it. Resist him in the only way he can be resisted at this point.
2. You are dishonoring the memory of the victims. If your child had been murdered and there was a video of it, would you want people to be needlessly watching out of morbid curiosity? Do unto these victims’ loved ones as you would have them do unto you.
3. You are traumatizing yourself by taking on the sick perspective of an evil killer. There is a time to expose yourself to the horrors of evil because you need information, and there are other times when it is done to satisfy a sick sense of curiosity. If you’re going to traumatize yourself, make sure it’s for a good cause.
There is little value in watching this man’s video, and mark my words, if you choose to do so, you will take a piece of his sick mind into your soul. It’s not worth it, people – skip the video and use those few seconds to pray for the victims’ families and friends.