Tag: Alyssa Rosenberg

Murder and the Breach of Trust


shutterstock_141495676As you’ve likely heard, some monster in Lafayette, Louisiana went into a movie theater last night, murdered two people, and injured eight more before killing himself.

Much has been written — deservedly so, I think — of the sacrilege and perversity of the way Dylann Roof abused the welcome and hospitality offered by the Bible study group in Charleston before he murdered them. That evil is, of course, mere flourish on the crime of taking eight lives — and attempting to adjudicate it is a waste of time — but it’s significant and real nonetheless.

But, as Alyssa Rosenberg writes in today’s Washington Post, what happened last night also involves a huge violation of trust on top of the murder: