Commentary: Super Bowl Parade Another Wake-Up Call

Police and bystanders disperse following the shooting at the Kansas City Super Bowl parade celebration.
Police and bystanders disperse following the shooting at the Kansas City Super Bowl parade celebration.
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First, it’s schools, now people are shooting up a Super Bowl Parade.

A place of celebration for a city turns into heartbreak as the end of the parade turned into a stampede of people running away from gunfire.

One was killed and another 22 were injured during the incident.

One of the biggest things from this storyline is how children still are involved on both sides of the matter.

Of the 22 injured, their ages ranged from 8 to 47 years old.  Half of the people injured were under the age of sixteen.

It’s hard to believe people continue to do these sorts of things when children are around, and to make matters worse target them.

Not only did were kids targeted, but a teenager was the one who opened the gunfire.

Since the two charged for this shooting aren’t over the age of 18, their names were not released to the public in any of the reports.

When everything was fresh, the first thing was to make sure everyone was safe, and they took care of those injured.  Next was the investigating.

Police said they wasn’t any association to terrorism or home-grown violent extremism.  But it was an altercation that led to gunfire.

This seems to be an ongoing problem.  People who aren’t registered to hold a firearm have them and are using them in a negative manner.  Most people who have their license are taught and know better than to do something like this.

Kansas City has had to come together as one and the Kansas City Chiefs have had to rally around those injured or effected by those injured or killed in the shooting.

Things like this is a scary sight for the future.  We never think things like this would happen to us, but somehow the list of where bad things happen continues to grow.

Even though it wasn’t considered a terrorist attack, these events should be considered as such to the public.

When you have a mass amount of people running frantically for their lives out of fear, no matter how many police officers you have on site and how many units you have pull up to the incident after the fact, there is no way to settle that situation.

The future is changing in front of our eyes.  It’s time to stop policing the world and look internally first.

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