Utah has been shocked and sickened this week by a shooting spree at trendy Trolley Square, Five people died. Four more were and are injured. The shooter, a young Bosnian refugee named Sulejman Talovic, 18, also died after he was confronted and shot by police.
These shootings at Trolley Square that occurred Monday, February 12, have been declared by some to be “the worst massacre” in Utah history. This, of course, is not true, as is evidenced by the post just before this one. That post refers to the Mountain Meadows Massacre. You will note by the date that it was POSTED before the Trolley Square Shootings occurred.
More than 130 innocent men, women and children were slaughtered in the MMM.
On Monday, five people died.
I am not trying to take away from the horrible events on Monday. Utah is known for rallying around victims of ALL stripes, but it hasn’t always been that way, mostly because there has NEVER been acknowledgement of/and apology for one of the darkest days in Mormon history.
September 11, 1857. I would ask Utah to reflect on the somber events of this week, and consider how the relatives of the 1857 massacre must still feel, even now.
An apology for that dark day in Utah Mormon history is in order.