An unwelcome shift has come to the Commonwealth
Peace is a nicer sentiment but is it possible on the highways of the Old Dominion in this day and time? There has been a shift in thinking that is rapidly affecting life in the Commonwealth. There were several incidents in Virginia last summer where drivers who caused accidents shot at the victims. This mentality of attacking the person who has been wronged seems to be growing in Virginia and across the nation.
A woman in Hemet, CA Shauna Weems was fatally stabbed after asking two people using drugs to move away from her children's bedroom window. The two individuals should have acknowledged they were trespassers, apologized, and moved on. Instead, the homeowner who had every right to protect her property and her children was attacked.
Life in Virginia is changing
Last week I was at the Hardees drive-through on Williamson Road in Roanoke at 6:00 am for my morning coffee. The driver of the truck in front of me began backing up and when he was about to hit my car I lightly tapped the horn. His response was to say "G----- ---D I saw you" and held his hand out the window and stuck up his middle finger. I'm thankful it was not a gun.
That was a lot of rage very early in the morning, especially when he was in the wrong. I decided at that point that if there was a next time they could hit the car because I don't know who is carrying a gun and might use it in a situation where it's not called for. I'm fortunate that the truck driver did not pull out a weapon as happened to a driver in Hampton, Virginia.
attitude now in Virginia seems to be to shoot first and ask questions later.