I hope no one minds this double-post, but venting is in serious need for me right now.
A local girl, Chelsea King, went missing on Thursday. They found her body today.
I never even knew her, but all of the news coverage has been about her all the time, so I feel like I did. She's my age, a senior in high school, on the cross country team at her high school like my little brother is, and seeing her parents on the TV so distraught over losing their daughter makes me sick and depressed.
The worst, very worst part is, the man who killed her is a convicted rapist of a 13-year-old girl. He was let out of jail early against a court psychologist's recommendation. He also attacked another girl around the same area that Chelsea disappeared, but she was trained in martial arts and was able to get away. She filed the report, but it was left unnoticed until this happened. AND there's been another girl in the same area missing for a year now that they believe this man (or monster as he should more adequetely be called) is involved with it, and she may also be dead. TWO INNOCENT GIRLS DEAD BECAUSE THIS MONSTER WAS LET OUR EARLY!!! HOW CAN WE STAND THIS "JUSTICE" SYSTEM???!!!
They were someone's daughters, someone's best friend, they had hopes and dreams and fears just like all teenage girls do. But now, they won't get to go to prom or college or get married and have kids. Because of that monster. I just feel sick. I'm somewhat over my anger now, but this nausea won't leave me knowing what he did to those girls.
And it doesn't help that this Friday is the 9th anniversary of a shooting that happened at my school. I listened to teachers who were there talk about it today, as part of a Peace Week we have at my school every year since then to try and stop this. I just can't understand all of this horror.