And prayers coming. I've made a donation and will post this to my FB page as well. I hope that it all works out for the children's sake. Merry Christmas to all.
It was NOT lack of training that got this young man killed. It was his actions that got him killed. Lets get that straight. I don't disagree that he needed help, or that the system is flawed for not getting him what he needed. Maybe more of the people who purportedly cared for him should have pushed harder to get him the help that he needed. It probably should have come BEFORE he climbed into an INNOCENT man's car and beat him in the head. It's not Officer Rosie's fault that Justin is dead, and those who are saying that need to get a grip. This is the REAL world, with REAL violence and REAL problems. Wishing it wasn't so doesn't make it that way. The cop did his job...as a friend of Justin's, did you do yours? If you were say, oh, Grace Burton's family...and that man had been shot, would you be upset if he was your friend or relative? I know Justin sacrificed to serve our country, and that he was damaged and hurt. Happens to thousands of men and women all over the world, and they don't act the way he did. Stop excusing it, grieve and move on.
This kid has been in trouble with the cops 33 times, and comes at a man with a knife, obviously with intent to do harm, and you want to roast the police officer?? Everyone was ready to fry the FPD for not doing their job for Grace Burton. Perfectly willing to "tar and feather" three young men, who...hmmm....have been in trouble with the cops before. But let them do their job and it's wrong? What if he had lunged at YOU while YOU were walking by? Still thinking about that taser? Not me. I feel bad for the man, he needed help, everyone knew it. I feel really bad for the officer. No one joins a police department in small town Maine thinking they are going to have to kill someone, I'm sure. Stop judging the one who DID HIS JOB, and say a few prayers that he never has to do it again.
Usually nothing here surprises me, but WOW. Just wow. What an incredibly cruel and uncalled for comment Julie. Perhaps you should take a step back and look at your perfect life a bit closer. Whatever your decision about it, you certainly owe Mr. Pelletier an apology.
Then stop whining and pony up the cash. I'm so tired of listening to people complain because she's trying to make the world a better place. Go live in New York or Las Vegas where there isn't a tree in site. She has the money and the willingness to share that is so obviously missing from a lot of people these days. I hope to get to some of these terrible state parks you all are slamming. Since so many are complaining about them I guess you won't be going there. they should be nice and peaceful.
I really expected much more reaction to this story. I am personally so APPALLED that I can't even begin to put my frustration into words. I guess I'll just keep getting up every day and going to work so that I can continue to take care of this womans children. I will also continue to pay the outrageous premiums for my own health insurance and for the doctors bills for his medical conditions. No problem. Really, I don't mind. Would it actually matter if I did?
Dr. J is the BEST doctor EVER. She has been my son's pediatrician for many years, and has helped us out so much. If you have the chance to see her, do so. Just being around her will make you feel better!
everyones frustration at how this was handled, and the anger at the way things were done, my big questions is where is the outrage and frustration that should be aimed at the fact that our lawmakers, legislature and illustrious Gov are wasting their time and our money on things such as murals and whoopie pies??? THAT is what should be making front page news.
From my family to yours. So sorry for your loss.
He wasn't cleaning a loaded gun, he was loading a cleaned gun. It was an accident, plain and simple.