The best thing you can do to educate yourself about the tragic and senseless shooting at the Holocaust Museum yesterday is to read this, by Mark Blumenthal, who normally writes about polls, never the personal. But this time it struck home, as he writes about his father-in-law's last visit to the Museum:
Pop was having none of it. He walked away from me and wandered up to the museum staffer standing at the head of the long line leading to the elevators that takes all visitors to the museum exhibits. I thought for a moment that Pop was going to ask directions. I was wrong.
He thrust out his arm in the direction of the staffer, displaying the number the Nazis tattooed on his arm at Auschwitz just a few inches from her face. Without making eye-contact and barely breaking stride, Pop kept walking. Understandably, the staffer barely blinked. She didn't make a move to stop him.
And he reminds us:
Thanks to Officer Steven Tyrone Johns for doing his duty, and deepest condolences to his family.