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.