Here in the UK, we have had a very public death. An MP called Jo Cox she was MP for Batley and Spen, in Yorkshire.
As far as I know, she wasn’t a very well known MP outside of her constituency, but now I think everyone is aware of her.
The story as I have heard it, is that she was shot, stabbed and then as she lay dying her murderer kicked her several times. The facebook rumour mill is saying he was yelling Britain’s first (A far right winged political group) as he attacked her, but I haven’t found were that has come from.
I think part of the reason why it is so shocking, is the fact she was shot, while it happens in the UK it is rare. She also wasn’t, as far as I can tell, radical in her views. She was holding a meeting with the people in her constituency, in the middle of the day, when it happened.
She was a woman doing her job and she left behind 2 young children.
I hate death in all its aspects, but such a public murder is horrific.