Cruise ship victim suing for "horrifying conditions"? Horrifying conditions are lives left in the wake of gun violence.

Cruise ship victim suing for "horrifying conditions"? Horrifying conditions are lives left in the wake of gun violence.
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The first passenger to sue the Carnival Corporation cites horrifying conditions, emotional harm, anxiety, nervousness and the loss of the enjoyment of life.

We all saw this coming, but I'm blinded by the glaring irony.

A mother like Tiffany Rice, whose 15-year-old son Daejae Coleman was killed by gunfire, surely wades through those same emotions day and night. Hers is more than an unforseen inconvenience to endure.

No one on that cruise ship died.

It did not sink.

It was guided to a safe harbor, where passengers eventually disembarked and rinsed the inconvenience off their bodies. They slept in the comfort of clean, warm beds.

Tiffany Rice will never know an end to her tragedy.

It does not rinse off.

She will ride waves of peace and despair until she dies.

Money. Justice. Time. Nothing can bring her son back from the effects an unintended bullet in the hands of an angry man.

Honor student Daejae Coleman, a 15-year-old freshman in Evanston, Illinois, was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity during his 2nd week of high school.

Honor student Daejae Coleman, a 15-year-old freshman in Evanston, Illinois, was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity during his 2nd week of high school.

Nothing will bring back the friend. The boyfriend. The student. The grandson. The child. The future. And that's just one young man.

Cruise ship passengers suffered an inconvenience.

That is all.

 

 

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