Today’s presentations were even more deeply moving.
As a tagalong, I did not expect the majority of presenters to have a direct and personal stake in the crimes. I was also surprised that, despite the well-known shortcomings of our justice system, the victim’s families who were present generally felt positively towards the police. Generally, it appears that these people want to see a better future for others and learn something from the great personal price paid in making those mistakes where causes include mishandled evidence, sloth, not listening to the families, and dismissing relevant information that could have become answers and therefore closure. I understand only that I can’t comprehend the depths of their grace.
In the end, maybe they feel this way because they have to go on living. How else should a victim’s family feel?