Has anyone else noticed this pattern? Something horrible happens, and then the moral activism flares up for a month or two. If it's loud enough, something changes in the national discourse. If the anger isn't loud enough, everything slips back to normality after a month or so, with a bit more evidence that humanity is fucked up in our society's collective conscience. I don't think there is any tangible change that will truly prevent these kinds of incidents in the future; people are bad, and they will do bad things. I think the only thing to be done here is to make sure that we Americans don't let the incident be a catalyst for the further reduction of civil liberties.