Dead Father of Two

I wish the news media would stop prominently referring to Sean Bell, the man killed in a Saturday confrontation with police in Queens, as a “groom.”

Sean Bell and the lady he planned to marry already had two children together. In every meaningful secular sense, they were married already.

If the news media can’t resist adding pathos to the story — apparently, reporting the story straight is off the table — it should refer to Bell as a “father of two.”

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