… but the circumstances surrounding the Krim children murders in New York City involve *two* families. The nanny’s actions may be the stuff of Halloween nightmares and maddeningly inexplicable, a horror that the childrens’ mother should never have witnessed. It’s natural that we empathize with the parents over the loss of their well-loved children. But the nanny also has relatives and an adolescent son and they are as mystified and horrified as the victims’ family.
I wish that the people who are keeping the Krims in their thoughts had considered how insensitive that might sound to the family the nanny left behind. At some point in the future, we should have a discussion about whether it was the shock of the murder itself or the socio-economic chasm between victims and perpetrator that caused the thought keepers to forget the pain, grief and confusion of the nanny’s family.
Maybe that’s something the 1% should spend the weekend thinking about.