|Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 19):|
I never quite connected with the family, there was never any real raw emotion.
People grieve differently - by the time the TV
cameras get involved the parents have been over it hundreds of times. Our perceptions of how people should react is based more on movie actors views of how the emotions should be portrayed than real people with real emotions.
There is an old saying by police about families in crimes.
Either they are cold and emotionless,
Or they are hystronic and overly emotional.
To the police and the media there is no such thing as real emotion.
The family is always the first suspects, at least in the US. The police look for the family to prove their innocence, while the police try to figure out how it was done and covered up.
Yes, that's unfair and against our "Innocent until proven guilty" concept - but it also finds the real criminals a vast, vast majority of the time.
Even in today's climate of supposedly random violence - the family is guilty well over 80% of the time.
Not all who wander are lost.