Yesterday it was Joyce who called. She said some pretty harrowing words - My son killed himself over the weekend.
Today, Angie called - I'd like to talk about the death of my nephew over the weekend. Yikes. Her nephew was one of two killed in a high-speed crash along Railroad Avenue in East Chicago. Another person was killed and several injured. All young people.
To heap even more sorrow on the whole thing, after four hours of radio today I drove over to Calumet Avenue to describe on-air the hearse carrying Lauren Calvillo to her final resting place. She was shot on her porch trying to usher young kids in the house during gunfire. She's a hero in my book. She was 16 years old.
Then there's the killing of Karen Steinle at Pier 14 in San Francisco, where I've been several times, allegedly by an undocumented Mexican immigrant. And Subway's Jared getting raided for child pornography. That should be enough for tonight. Doncha think?