Our County Attorney here once said [when asked about winning a case]
he did not celebrate after a hard horrible trial.
They violent offender had just earned himself a few dozen years in jail.
He answered that all sides were hurting, families involved throughout were in pain; he found little to celebrate.
His answer touched me and changed me-- (letter to the editor excerpt below)
I was reminded of this when i recently saw little children and parents and many folks giddily laughing and cheering after the police announced "Victory" in the So Called "boston marathon bombing" incidents...
( er, um, you might want to look into some of the recent alternative media around this incident...)
this is the culture of violence?
violence begets violence?
when we find it "natural" to celebrate Winning in the violence game?
-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 15).