Letter to the editor: Lost men need help

November 27, 2018

The words of Allegheny General Hospital’s Dr. Jeff Cohen in the article “Doctor comes face-to-face with synagogue shooting suspect: ‘He’s a very lost man’ ” (Oct. 29, TribLIVE) struck a chord. This senseless act of violence shares a common thread with others like it: It was committed by a very lost man.

And what drives very lost men to violence and hate is often a lack of good work, good relationships and a sense of lack of control over their lives. If we are to reduce the risk of more violence to come, we must look at why we have so many very lost men and how we can help them live better lives. Our very lives depend on it.

Bryce Walat


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