Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A visit to Newtown, CT

--> TV does not do the devastation felt in Newtown, CT justice. Seeing thousands of people, cars, flowers, police, media, memorials and passing hearses up close and in person was like a punch in the gut. So overwhelmingly sad and tragic. 

Quite frankly it made me sick to my stomach!

 Mass Memorial Site 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Incident at Sandy Hook Elem. School in Newtown, CT – A “Mentally Ill” Man Speaks Out

This was written by my friend William C. Jackson. I will add no words to the discussion as the piece speaks for itself. 

Originally posted on Facebook December 14, 2012

"Rant/Commentary...I am just going to come out and say it...I am mentally ill. I am not joking here. It is the truth. I have been battling depression and anxiety for the past five-and-a-half years. And for all the problems I have had, including dealing with cruel, insensitive people, I have never thought about buying a gun, and then going to a public space to start opening fire (My illness is well-documented, so I wouldn't be able to get a gun, anyway).

I said that if it is revealed that the scum that killed all those people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown had a mental illness, I would be EXTREMELY angry. Why? Because I have a mental illness. And most people with mental illness are NOT violent. They want to be treated just like everyone else, and I am no different. But with things such as this happening, there is a stigma associated with having this illness (Can he be trusted not to hurt anyone if something bad happens to him? for example).

William C. Jackson

I feel for the families of the families of the victims, especially those that will be without their child for the holidays.

I believe that there is a special place in hell for people like the gunman.

Please, media, do not say that he had a mental illness. Don't make it harder for people like me.