Let's turn this around a bit. Let's say that about half a year ago, in a certain town, there was an incident where a driver ran a 1968 Ford Mustang into a crowd and killed several people. Now, half a year later, some organization has a raffle and the object of the raffle is a brand new 2011 Ford F350 truck, donated by a local dealership. Should people be incensed that someone is raffling off a Ford, the same make of vehicle that was used in the mass-runover? Even though it is a different model and type of vehicle and the incident happened several months ago? Just because it is a "Ford" brand vehicle?
That's about how much the one has to do with the other.