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Fathers, husbands and heroes: Dublin man among nine killed in San Jose mass shooting

Original post made on May 31, 2021

Nine men were killed in a mass shooting at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority rail yard on Wednesday. This is a brief look into their lives, including Dublin resident Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, a VTA substation mechanic.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, May 30, 2021, 9:38 PM

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Posted by CL
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on May 31, 2021 at 11:15 am

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This is another tragic event, like too many we hear about all the times.

I do not want to get into the pros or cons of freedom of buying/carrying guns.
I also do not want to debate the reasons/justifications of those who did harm. I am (we are) in no place to judge as I (we) do not know their story, their sufferings in life.

But I'd like to command those who wrote this article. Journalism have a responsibility in how a story is told. What I like about this one is the focus on the victims. For once, it doesn't give the spotlight to those who did harm, which may sometimes encourage others to do the same to get their own minute of fame or those who think that this is the only way to get people's attention.

If the media had such focus when leading the news instead of focusing on those who did what harm because "sensational makes money", I'd like to think that maybe others, in the future, would think twice and reconsider their act. I'd like to think that they would ask themselves "by taking those people's lives I am truly targeting the right people? What will I have accomplished and who will suffer because of me?" Such article, I would hope, makes those who thinks about taking others' lives think twice.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 2, 2021 at 11:56 pm

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We should ban unions

Posted by Dena
a resident of Walnut Hills
on Jun 3, 2021 at 3:49 pm

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Pleasanton Parent -- Not a helpful comment, keep the snarky stuff to yourself.

This is a post about people that have lost their lives and it is feasible their families could be reading this

Show some respect

Posted by sanity
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 9, 2021 at 9:42 am

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@CL. Well said. The media in this country is creating much of the havoc we see.

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