Double Murder

Double Murder

One morning last May, I stepped onto the balcony of the place I used to live, turned to the right, and saw this man.

Oh, no, I thought, it's never a good thing when you see a guy in a white suit like that. Sure enough, just after that I saw several uniformed police walking around the area. When I went to the store, there were police vehicles everywhere. A helicopter flew in big circles overhead.

It turns out that there had been a double murder in that suite. From where I took this picture to that balcony is only about 60 metres.

You get a pretty cold and unsettling feeling knowing that, as you slept, something unspeakably horrible was happening so close nearby. Proximity shouldn't matter, a murder is a murder, but it does. Shouldn't I have heard something? Shouldn't I have been able to just feel that something like that was happening so close? Are we not somehow connected as humans? Couldn't I have done something?

No. We are not. We are completely unaware. No one really knows what happens on the other side of that wall. It could be two meters - or sixty, in this case - but it might as well have been on the other side of the world. If fact, somewhere, it's happening right now whether through war or criminal act or both.

A couple of days ago, the accused was found guilty and sentenced. According to the court, one of the victims was essentially a loan shark, the other his wife. The murderer borrowed €24,000 at an exorbitant interest rate to start a business. When he wanted to pay the loan off early, the victim refused, preferring instead to keep the terms as they were. No discount for early repayment. The victim and his wife were found stabbed to death.

The whole thing is sad and terrible. Everyone sounds dirty in this. Of course, it doesn't justify murder, but extortion and loan sharking doesn't exactly put you in the innocent category either.

Like I said, it's just sad and terrible.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal Length: 165 mm
35mm Focal Length: 248 mm
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2012-05-13 13:44:50
Posted: 2013-02-05 | 15:40





Double Murder

Double Murder

One morning last May, I stepped onto the balcony of the place I used to live, turned to the right, and saw this man.

Oh, no, I thought, it's never a good thing when you see a guy in a white suit like that. Sure enough, just after that I saw several uniformed police walking around the area. When I went to the store, there were police vehicles everywhere. A helicopter flew in big circles overhead.

It turns out that there had been a double murder in that suite. From where I took this picture to that balcony is only about 60 metres.

You get a pretty cold and unsettling feeling knowing that, as you slept, something unspeakably horrible was happening so close nearby. Proximity shouldn't matter, a murder is a murder, but it does. Shouldn't I have heard something? Shouldn't I have been able to just feel that something like that was happening so close? Are we not somehow connected as humans? Couldn't I have done something?

No. We are not. We are completely unaware. No one really knows what happens on the other side of that wall. It could be two meters - or sixty, in this case - but it might as well have been on the other side of the world. If fact, somewhere, it's happening right now whether through war or criminal act or both.

A couple of days ago, the accused was found guilty and sentenced. According to the court, one of the victims was essentially a loan shark, the other his wife. The murderer borrowed €24,000 at an exorbitant interest rate to start a business. When he wanted to pay the loan off early, the victim refused, preferring instead to keep the terms as they were. No discount for early repayment. The victim and his wife were found stabbed to death.

The whole thing is sad and terrible. Everyone sounds dirty in this. Of course, it doesn't justify murder, but extortion and loan sharking doesn't exactly put you in the innocent category either.

Like I said, it's just sad and terrible.

no geodata found

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal Length: 165 mm
35mm Focal Length: 248 mm
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2012-05-13 13:44:50
Posted: 2013-02-05 | 15:40


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