New social dilemmas of our time #232

What do you do when someone who you think, but aren’t sure, was the older brother of your classmate at primary school (who you haven’t seen in 15 years) gets horribly murdered in a gangland shooting?

Asking on Friends Reunited seems rather inappropriate – indeed, given the utter lack of relevance to my actual life, the morally most appropriate action would be to forget about the whole thing – but it’s hard to rein in one’s curiosity when mixed up in something so horrendous, even if it’s in an entirely vicarious and tenuous way.

Suggestions from the gallery are most welcome…

3 thoughts on “New social dilemmas of our time #232

  1. You'd've thought, but apparently not. Although that thread is certainly a good argument for not putting "comment" functionality on local press articles about dead crims…

    Haven't been able to work out whether the chap from Billericay grew up there, or moved from Herts at some point (if he's originally from Ware, less than 10 miles from the murders, he's likely to be my classmate's brother; if he's an Essex boy by upbringing then it's just coincidence…)

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