If he was looking for the shock factor, it worked.
If he was looking to be behind bars, that worked too.
The story and video of the beating that took place recently in New Martinsville has the community in shock. How could anyone be so brutal? Why would anyone videotape and then post it on the internet for all to see?
It is beyond comprehension for most of us. This is the type of story we might see on the national news, not here. Right?
Unfortunately it's here.
And we're not just talking about the video or the crime. We're talking about an attitude, a mindset, a way of life. With it comes abhorrent behavior and crime. We see it regularly in our newspaper pages and on the street.
Thankfully most local residents still view those kinds of actions as despicable. Hopefully we'll teach our children a better way. Practically, we'll take more precautions to remain safe from danger.
If he was looking to give our community a wake-up call, we hope it worked.