I've been MIA for a few days and I feel like the world is crumbling. Multiple cops in multiple cities have been shot and people are all up in arms.
But for whatever reason, the story that has stuck most with me -- and that has occupied my thoughts and silence the most -- is the terrorist attack in Nice, France involving a big box truck as the primary weapon.
The New York Times has a concise timeline of events in Nice where the truck managed to travel over 1.1 miles and kill 84 people, all in a matter of minutes. It's the type of story you don't ever want to hear playing out in real life and here we are, in the midst of a serious turn of events for terror as this particular act was carried out by the most unassuming box truck without any explosives generally thought to be concealed in these vessels.
Of course, there was a gun involved, but the majority of victims from what I understand seemed to be killed by the truck itself. Just so incredibly sad. I pray that this is the last we see of this kind of behavior but I fear it won't be.