Letter: Let them grieve in private
A sad story on the front page Saturday: A young mother loses her life in a traffic accident and leaves behind two young children, her husband, close family members and many friends (“One fatality reported in four-car crash on Clinton Street,” Monitor, Dec. 8).
Why did the Monitor reporter who wrote the story have to access the victim’s Facebook page so quickly? What are you looking for? Why did the Monitor reporter have to contact the families of the victim the very next day? What are you hoping to find out? Do you want to know how the families are feeling? How do you think they are feeling? They are devastated. They are also concerned about the children who lost their mother, the husband who lost his wife, the parents who lost their daughter.
Why do you have a need to contact the families for comment the very next day? Can’t you let them grieve in private? Are college courses in journalism missing a class related to compassion for victims? Why don’t you contact me for a few comments?