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What does the tragedy around Mayor Ed Murray say about us?

Apr 7, 2017, 5:35 PM | Updated: Aug 14, 2017, 1:57 pm
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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, right, walks past his husband, Michael Shiosaki, left, and his attorney, Bob Sulkin, before speaking to the media, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Seattle. Three men claim that Murray sexually abused them in the 1980s, paying for sex when they were teenagers and Murray was in his 30s. Murray denied the allegations and said he will not step down. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, again, denied allegations of rape and molestation Friday afternoon.

Many will never believe him, even if he is found to be innocent of everything claimed in the charging documents. His reputation is forever damaged.

RELATED: Mayor Ed Murray will not step down amid allegations

Let’s assume that he did nothing wrong. That’s a tragedy. You may hate the mayor, but he is a human being and his life has, in a way, been ruined. You would have to be a callous and cynical person to celebrate that.

Let’s assume now that he is guilty. That’s a tragedy as well. His actions have destroyed the life of a then young man, now an adult. A young man who put his trust in a father figure. That trust would have been violated in the worst possible manner.

It’s an awful situation, no matter what.

So if you’re amongst those who are so full of hate towards Mayor Ed Murray, and you’re glad these charges came to light (as countless of folks on Twitter seem to be) — you’re celebrating a tragedy.

What does that say about you?

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What does the tragedy around Mayor Ed Murray say about us?