The victims' families wanted "closure", the dime-store-psychology removal of an obligation to feel bad about something you'll still feel bad about after watching the state murder somebody for your mental health.
The state wanted "justice", which is to show how when something really bad happens to you, it's OK to kill somebody to get even for it.
John Allen Muhammad, the star of the Death show last night, would have understood that idea just fine—vengeance. That seems to have been what he was all about. And he didn't mind recruiting a kid, Lee Boyd Malvo, to help him with his plan to murder as many people as they could.
Why did he want to murder people? Who knows? Who cares at this point? There are allegations he had an elaborate scheme to cover an intended murder of one of his ex-wives. There are claims he was engaged in an act of jihad. Certainly he and Malvo created sufficient terror with their random sniper-killings to be considered terrorists.
But the only reason we are talking about him here, and only briefly, is that seven years ago, Muhammad and Malvo, who initially were not known to be a sniper team, operated under a catchy title: the Tarot Card Killer.
supplied the fantastic and dangerous opportunity
to the Tarot Industry, October 2002.
As it turned out, when a Death card was left at the scene of one of the attempted murders, the MSM went crazy trying to learn as much as it could about Tarot, and particularly the Death card. The story of what happened next, how the Tarot industry reacted to being thrust front and center into one of the most terrifying murder stories in recent memory, I have told in the article The Death of Tarot.
If you have not read it, or have not read it in a while, you may find it enlightening, both as a look at how the MSM operates, and how the Tarot industry processed its bloody gift from the Tarot snipers.