I’m not trying to single out this news source, but something has to give. Time and time again, we see news reports of the bad guys labeled victims.
The only thing these bad guys are a victim of is their stupidity.
On Tuesday morning Springfield released the name of the shooting victim. He is identified as 22-year-old Joseph Farmer of Springfield. Police say Farmer was shot in the abdomen after breaking into a home on Jarrett Dr during an attempted Burglary. Police say Farmer later confessed.via smokeybarn.com
Change ‘victim’ with ‘suspect’, and now we’ve got an accurate story.
The term ‘victim’ is reserved for those who are truly a victim, in these cases a victim of a crime. Is the homeowner who shot the suspect a victim? Nope. He or she is the intended victim. There’s a huge difference.
It truly baffles my mind when I see this very serious term used along with the people who look to do others harm. They create victims. They are not victims themselves.
Anyone with me?