The dead terrorist, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has been put in cold storage at a Worcester funeral home, where his funeral will be held, as soon as they can find a cemetery to accept his remains. This seems to have really ticked people as there have been protests at the funeral home, etc.
|From the Worcester Telegram|
Why does the fact that people are protesting this anger me? Because here is a local business doing what they get paid to do, as the owner said in the Telegram article::
“I'm not honoring a terrorist. I'm just burying a body,” said Peter Stefan, owner of the funeral home.And now his business is being disrupted. He probably has to eat the costs of the police presence, and more than likely the burial costs, and he gets hammered for doing his job.
Mr. Stefan said everybody deserves a proper burial and that he would pay for whatever expenses the family cannot cover.If you don't want to see the funeral, if you don't want anything to do with it, then don't go, simple as that. Which brings me to the next thing which has been stuck in my craw since the two terrorists were involved in the shootout in Watertown.
As you may or may not know, I was a firefighter/EMT here in the town I live and some of the people I served with made comments about how, if they had to respond to the scene and were confronted with having to treat the one living terrorists, they wouldn't "have given him a band-aid". I would hope that this is't really true and that they were just caught up in the passion of the moment. As an EMT you are obligated by law to treat people, but more than that, isn't that why you became one in the first place? Have we sunk that low in our society that we are now going to pick and choose who we help and who we don't? Are we going to decide who is worth keeping alive and who is not? Who we will bury and who we won't?
When you see videos of the attack and how the Firefighters, Police and EMS people rushed to help the victims, and then I hear comments like I mentioned above, it makes me really wonder.
Okay, I'm done, said my piece.