Today is an important day; it is a momentous occasion, albeit sad. Today is the execution of the D.C. Sniper, the man who convinced a child to help him kill many people. This madman and his accomplice calmly shot people in various areas around the D.C. metropolitan area in 2002. I know this because I was there at the time of the Sniper attacks.
I was on one of my usual yearly visits to northern Virginia to see my best girlfriend, Kathy. The attacks started and we simply could not believe it – what was going on? He shot folks as they went about their ordinary lives — out shopping. He picked them off one by one. We were advised to “weave” as we walked across a shopping center parking lot. Yeah, “weave”. To say this was frightening does not come close. It was a terror attack plain and simple and you never knew where he was gonna hit next. People were being shot from long range while filling their cars with gas at the local gas stations.
And of course what did I need? Gas. (no, Auntie, not THAT kind). We were glued to the tv set listening to the coverage of these horrible crimes unfolding before our very eyes. This was not a one-time thing – this was planned and it took a long time and alot of lives were lost. B*stard. What really bothered me was he had a child with him; a child with a gun whom he brainwashed and trained to be a killer.
I remember realizing that I simply had to put gas in my car even though I was a bit frightened. When I got to the local gas station, the station owner had erected a tarp around the gas pumps so no one could actually see you pump your gas. What a sad commentary. Let me tell you I broke all speed records getting gas into that car and getting out of that station.
Today this monster is to be executed in the state of Virginia. Today the scales of justice will balance again. Today I believe John Allen Muhammad aka the Sniper has alot of explaining to do as he meets his Maker and I hope his Maker puts him on the express elevator going DOWN.