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Bagnato: Be careful what you wish for


A shocking display devoid of compassion whatsoever is evident in the recent spate of letters calling for “justice” in the death of a motorcyclist last year. I get it. The rider who lost his life, tragically without any doubt, was most certainly a good man, taken away from his family at an age when most people are thinking about retiring. Shivers run through my spine when I think about how easily that could have happened to you, or me, or anyone else in Sun City West on that fateful day.

The demands for justice in this newspaper have been never ending the past few weeks, the commentary borderline vile,  despicable even. Would justice be served if the driver of the vehicle were hung in the public square? How about stoning her to death, or perhaps burning her at the stake? Would that be sufficient enough to satisfy the angry mob? Or would you simply prefer that a 94-year-old woman spend the rest of her remaining days, perhaps months, locked up in prison somewhere, unable to comprehend why she was even there, maybe with no memory whatsoever of that horrible day.

There’s no doubt in my mind that this was truly a tragedy. People should remember that there but for the grace of God go I. That includes you, too. Be careful what you wish for when you ask for justice. You do not want to test God’s will. Reader reactions, pro or con, are welcomed at AzOpinions@iniusa.org.