Another acid attack

Charles T. writes:

There has been another case of someone throwing acid into someone’s face. This time in Arizona. This case involves two females as well. The article is at Fox.

Here are some interesting quotes from the article:

“Investigators reportedly believe the incident was not a random attack and say the suspect hid behind Velarde’s vehicle, waiting for the 41-year-old to get out of work.”

So this is not being treated as a random event. However, in the Washington state attack, authorities do not believe the victim, in that case, was targeted. The article states:

“Unlike Velarde’s attack, police do no believe Storro was targeted.” (Velarde is the victim in Arizona, Storro is the victim in Washington state.)

Now, what does this mean that authorities in Washington state do not believe Storro was targeted? It almost seems to mean that they do not want to impute any type of evil motive to the one who threw the acid in Storro’s face. This seems to be a deliberate attempt to soft-pedal the unspeakable thing that a person did to another human being. Yet, I maintain, that Storro was targeted. A woman threw acid in her face. The assailant approached the victim, distracted her, and then threw acid in her face. That is being targetd. That is being attacked deliberately by another human being making a decision to do so.

The authorities, instead of making pronouncements of whether an event is “random” or not, should be stating that such actions are immoral and illegal and will not be tolerated.

LA replies:

You have pinpointed the evil of the police and media’s emphasis on whether an attack was “random” or not.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 04, 2010 03:43 PM | Send

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