Sunday, December 09, 2007

Last night as I was going to bed, at approximately 1:09am, I heard three very loud bangs in a row. Kinda like a gun being fired. It kind of freaked me out, but surely this is some logical explanation for it, right?

After living in Waco for four years, I felt much safer when I moved to Knoxville. I'm not sure why, but it just seemed less dangerous here. Although now I'm not sure. These past few months there have been quite a few muggings, assaults, and carjackings around UT's campus. It seems like they're sending out a campus wide safety notice to all faculty, staff, and students on almost a weekly basis. I never got one before this semester. Kinda scary. Which is why yesterday night when Jeremy and I went up to campus to play pool and saw an old lady with a little girl walking around campus, obviously lost, we gave them a ride to their car in a parking garage on the other side of campus. They weren't from Knoxville so they didn't know about the muggings and all that, I figured it was best not to tell them and freak them out.

Speaking of crime in Knoxville, almost a year ago there was a double murder of a young couple here. They were about my age and were carjacked, raped, tortured, and killed. The first of the four suspects is about to begin his trial. I'm against the death penalty, but it is really hard in this case to not want that kind of justice (or injustice), even though I didn't know either of the victims. I guess it hits too close to home because they were my age, and they were just randomly picked as targets. Just reading the account of what happened is enough to make your stomach church. Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. There was an article in the paper yesterday about the case.

Ever since this happened I have been someone more frightened to drive around shadier places at night, especially by myself. It used to be no big deal, but really, there was a logical explanation for the noises last night, right?


Melissa said...

By reading the article and what you said, I think I'd agree to the death penalty too. I used to not believe it was good. I changed my mind after a crime (that I can't remember at the moment) that was horendous like this one. I figure in situations like this, execute them and let God judge them. I have a feeling His judgement would be more fair. Let them rot in Hell for a thousand years.

ggranny36 said...

Right on Girls. Just keep being alert to your sure roundings. They say that helps. Don't really want to know thought. Then just think of Dallas and Detroit. Pray that God keeps his arms around you and all your loved ones and friends.

Melissa said...

Last week at our mall (in small Manhattan!) a woman got into her car. As soon as she got in a guy got in the passenger's side with a gun and demanded money. When she didn't have any he made her drive to an ATM and get money out. He also "sexually assaulted" her. She probably only lived because the next thing she did was that while driving down Anderson (very busy road) she drove really slow and the jumped out. He took the car and drove away. He has not been caught yet, that I've heard of. I just checked the newspaper and they haven't added anything more about this case. So, you never know where, when, and who. Just be careful out there!

Anonymous said...

The only thing I can say is "get a rope"