Do you feel bad when a murderer is killed? More importantly, would you consider their death a tragic loss to society?
After all, 32 of 50 states still carry capital punishment death penalties because many murderers are evil personified. Arkansas was planning to execute 8 death row inmates in an 11-day period before the end of April until they received major pushback from protests.
But the recent suicide of a former NFL star is being empathized by the liberal media and football fans as “tragic” – but their reaction is nothing less than tone-deaf and despicable. And it’s only because of his status as a former NFL star that his death carries such shock and empathy, because none of these empathizers share the same sentiment for the hundreds of convicted murders currently on death row across the country.
New York Daily News reported on the incident:
“Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison on Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The former tight end, 27, was found hanging in his cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., according to the state’s Department of Correction.
‘Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,’ the department said in a statement. ‘Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window.
Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.’ Hernandez was moved to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.”
Here’s a headline with “Tragic” in it.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) April 19, 2017
A New England sports fan site revealed their ridiculously biased sentiment.
One night, one mistake, can change an entire man’s dreams and future. RIP Aaron Hernandez? pic.twitter.com/6eHHTqCoot
— NE Sports Fanatics (@FanaticsNE) April 19, 2017
Jemele Hill of ESPN SC “The Six” shared that she was “sad.”
For me, this is just sad. Nothing more eloquent to offer. https://t.co/6AApn9npPW
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 19, 2017
A fake Will Ferrell account said it best.
The murderer Aaron Hernandez does not deserve to be glorified the way that he is on ESPN
— Will Ferrell (@Will___Ferrell) April 19, 2017
But here is the timeline that sums up the murderer’s immoral life the most accurately.
Drafted at 20
Multimillionaire at 22
Convicted of murder at 25
Dead at 27.
— Started Tweeting (@StartedTweeting) April 19, 2017
The only tragedy here is the victims and their families and the 4-year-old daughter he left behind who can’t possibly comprehend right now how much of a monster her father really was.
What’s “tragic” is her father’s actions will now be a looming cloud hanging over her for the rest of her life, and it definitely won’t be the fact he committed suicide.