Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Why are you the most important?

 This blog was written after a shooting in Niagara Falls.

Over the last couple of days, I have seen some people demonstrate that they feel they are more important than anyone else. We have been out spending time walking around and seeing things, and it has been a lot of fun.

We did run into an issue, and that was due to a shooting that happened within a 10-minute walk from where we were staying. The shooting happened after midnight, so we didn't know about it until the morning. This shooting took place on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls and all the locals are shocked because this doesn't happen very often in the tourist area. Due to the shooting and the investigation, it meant that this entire street was closed for hours. This street besides having lots of restaurants also has lots of attractions and is also one of the ways you can walk to see the Falls.

I know it did change our route on Friday, but it was something that we just dealt with and continued with our trip. We did hear a few people a little upset in the morning, but everyone seemed to handle it well. Later in the day, we walked back over to see if it has reopened, but it hadn't. This was 5pm, and some people were upset they couldn't either go to a restaurant for dinner and walk down the street to the falls. We got to hear lots of comments and here are a few.

  • We drove all the way here and couldn't do anything
  • What is taking them so long to clean it up, it's only a shooting
  • I want to go for dinner and can't
  • How am I supposed to get to the falls?
  • Why are the restaurants and attractions still closed?
  • It was supposed to be open in 15 minutes, but that was a couple of hours ago.

What bothered me was people thinking that they were so important. What so many people didn't think about was that possibly three families are dealing with victims of the shooting. All the victims were under 18 years old, and one was killed and the other two seriously injured.

Sure, the shooting impacted a Friday on Clifton Hill, but it also impacted families that are going to be impacted for more than one day.

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