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The Off Switch

What do Newtown, a local car rampage, video games and my trash can have in common?

The day before the Newtown murders I experienced my own violent incident in my neighborhood. A 17 year old, teenage girl, for all intents and purposes, went on a violent rampage with her car, right in front of me. I had seen her, just before, round the corner at the intersection where I was standing, at such a high speed that I remember thinking it was miraculous she hadn’t flipped the car. Minutes later she came back down the street, again speeding, and a few seconds later I heard tires squealing and the sound of a crash. My first thoughts were this was probably that same car. I started to walk down the street toward the accident to see if anyone was hurt, but then I suddenly stopped short as I witnessed what ensued. Continue reading