I'm sitting in my office, working diligently to produce a paper for the end of February, and in the back of my mind is the Scott Riggs trial - not the trial itself, but the affect it's having on the town. I've heard the middle school is on lockdown during the transfer. I've seen the barrage of officers within and outside of the courthouse, brandishing various weapons. I've sat in that courtroom before, and have felt the energy emitted by those effected directly. I want to deliver a positive message for my readers, to ensure you everything will go back to normal, but I can't. What's plaguing me the most is the families involved, the relatives of the woman who was killed and the man who stands accused. We forget the people truly hurt, and instead focus on the tidbit that makes juicy gossip, and it's infuriating! What about the spouse who has to fight every moment to keep composure, or the children who go to school and are hurt by the words of others? Have you thought of the people they used to call friends, some of which have surely abandoned the families during this time? Remember there's more people involved than the man who's mugshot has been printed or the woman who died before her time. Consider seeing the entire picture instead of zooming in on whatever catches your eye.