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Dave Perry: Preoccupations

Editor of the Aurora Sentinel


A Pakistani girl, who was injured in a Taliban attack in a school, is rushed to a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores, officials said, in the highest-profile militant attack to hit the troubled region in months.(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Today is about reeling from horror. Today is about rethinking a world that could produce this kind of cold, aching carnage. Today is about 300 children in Peshawar, the northwest Pakistan city that has been plagued by murderous criminals for years now

Ginger enjoys a spot on a couch Nov. 10 at DMK Rehoming. The shelter DMK is not able to take in all of the pit bulls relinquished by owners who live in city limits. In November, Aurora voters upheld the city’s nearly decade-long pit bull ban by a 2-to-1 margin. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

The whole thing is a lot like gun control, realizing that all guns can be dangerous in the wrong hands. But unlike that issue, this is akin to understanding that guns that inexplicably and unpredictably just start going off in the hands of even responsible owners are a real problem in a crowded city

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All over the world, refugees head for the border when things get bad enough. And when bus loads of college kids get murdered at the hands of the government, and nobody seems to be outraged enough to do something about it, things have gotten bad enough.

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