Column: Las Vegas murders — why ‘crazy’ matters

Please indulge my colloquial use of the term “crazy” for the purposes of this column. I mean no disrespect to people who suffer from mental disorders.

But surely “crazy” is an apt expression to describe events in Las Vegas, as well as their perpetrators. A heavily armed married couple, Jerad and Amanda Miller, walked into a CiCi’s Pizza and killed two police officers, Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo.

Beck and Soldo had stopped for lunch and were caught off guard by the Millers. Jerad Miller shot Soldo in the back of the head at close range, and then the couple opened fire on Beck.


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