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Violence is not the answer

It came as no surprise that Randall Margraves, the father of three of the many children Larry Nassar heinously abused, attempted to attack him.

Sympathy is definitely warranted for the father of the victims, but the additional violence was not the answer here. Margraves’ attempted assault, though justified, was wrong.

Though there is no doubt Nassar’s atrocious acts demand justice as his actions have hurt many children.

Now that all of Nassar’s past actions have been brought to light, the justice system will do its job.

However, what the Margraves tried to do in an uncontrolled rage was wrong.

Revenge, or more so violent revenge, to avenge an obvious wrong is somewhat glorified in our culture today.

All of the buzz this event created on social media is an example.

But there is a reason why vigilantism is a crime.

Violence, in any of its forms is morally wrong. It should be avoided at any cost. It most definitely should not be used to right a wrongdoing.

Because of this, violence is not something that should be striven for or supported. It should be condemned in any of its forms.

It is very unfortunate that many on social media vocally supported his attempted assault. It shows what place violence has in our culture. A place of glorification.

Violence does not make the world a better place, it should not be celebrated.

Yes, what Nassar did was evil. Yes, he was deserving of punishment. Yes, the father’s anger was justifiable. But the bigger picture here was that his acts of violence were not.

It is good that the father recently issued an apology. It was also good that no charges were pressed against him. He learned from it, as all people should from their mistakes.

It was an irremediable act that Nassar committed. His abuse to those he was entrusted to care for will never be forgotten. Though it may be tempting to wish harm on him, we must be better. People must show that they are above him, and above violence.

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John Chavez, Staff Writer
Carlos Martinez Jr. is the College Life editor at TalonMarks. He is a Journalism major as well as doing some drawing and designs as a hobby. His goal is to get more involved in the media as a reporter and an editor. 
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