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Derrick Bird: The Victims’ Stories In Pictures

DERRICK Bird: It’s no longer about Derrick Bird, the man who killed 12 people and maimed many more. Derrick Bird is out of it. He killed himself. End of story. It’s about the ones left behind. It’s about the ones grieving. The story is about them. Their loved ones popped out and never came back.

Do we stare at them as they grieve? The media wants us to look. And we look. It’s all the media has. Look. Look. Look.

The criminal case is a prolixic and costly non event. Forget it. Give the money spent on that to the survivors. The talk of gun control is a heated debate that will lead to nothing.

Best, perhaps, to look at the victims. Think of each life lost. Each a story. It’s not the number dead – a figure that reduces the victims and makes the killer the star. It’s the people…


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Whitehaven taxi driver Don Reed who was shot and injured by Derrick Bird who went on a shooting rampage in Cumbria, killing 12 people.

The Victims:

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Posted: 3rd, June 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment