student Christen Naujoks did not die from a newspaper article
or a gun or bullet, she did not die because she filed a complaint against
someone who stalked her, a person already proven to be violent against
women. She did not die because she was living alone, young, pretty and
vulnerable. She died because a seriously disturbed man had the evil will
to take her life from her just because he wanted to.
Evil resides in individuals not families or cultures. Evil resides in
the hands holding the gun, steering the hijacked airline, and selling
the drugs that kill and ruin so many of our promised youth. Evil is just
evil nothing more or less. All evil is equal. All evil destroys.
It is not ones childhood or skin color or national flag or ignorance that
makes one evil. Evil can be defined by an act yet it cannot be identified
prior to that act, it is, by all intent and purpose, invisible to the
We need to look at how evil has circumvented the efforts of the more sensitive
side of law enforcement, the inapt judicial system, and the irresponsible
members of our parole board. We have recently been reminded of how dangerous
early release can be (Tyrone Everett accused rapist and home invader),
of how influential protection of ones child can make favoritism a deadly
affair (high school dropout, Curtis Dixon accused murderer of fellow UNCW
student Jessica Faulkner and George Edward Wheatly Jr., of Beaufort whose
unchecked, drunken lifestyle led to the death of a young foreign exchange
student) and this past weeks reminder of a judicial system handing out
slaps on the wrist for crimes that, in every statistic book, promise a
Evil feeds on our fear, it eats at our hope, it ruins our faith.
If we let it.
"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall
fear no evil..."
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