- February 04, 2011 - 01:58
What I find so disheartening is the traffickers get released on bail, and the addicts get sentenced. (realizing of course many traffickers have addictions too, but they have discovered the means to pay for it). I feel so sad for this mans father, because if he has been a reliable father, he obviously is hurting pretty badly. I firmly believe it is the addiction that is the source of those major catastrophes, and that there must be a better way of handling these issues, than repeatedly sending them off to prison. What about the mental institution ?---- Criminals, not unlike many of the general public, seem to have a stigma attached to anyone who seeks Psychiatric care. Maybe that's the wake up call they need, because it's so disturbing to see them go back and forth to Jail. What he needs most, is someone who will listen to his problems unconditionally, and he won't get that in prison. The majority of them have had horrible upbringings, single parent homes, abandoned, and just slipped through the cracks. The justice system perhaps let them down in younger years, and I feel it continues to let them down. ----------very sad indeed. This man desperately needs Psychiatric help.
- February 03, 2011 - 14:25
Chad if what you're saying is true, and I doubt that it is, you're still naive if you honestly think employers wont find any number of reasons to hire someone else over this guy. Still, I call BS on what you said about it being illegal to not hire someone because of their criminal record. Someone who did time for fraud or theft? I guess it would be illegal to turn them away from a job working at a bank. A convicted pedophile? Would it be discrimination to not hire them to work in a daycare?
- February 03, 2011 - 11:18
i do not agree with the comments people said here is is very childish and ignorant, this man in trouble is very sick and he has a diesease, being addicted to drugs and alcahol is a disease sickness,, and people can change if they want to and i have a feeling he may change if given the right treatment, and when he gets out he can find a job, it is now illegal to not hire someone due to a criminal record,
- Right on
- February 03, 2011 - 14:10
Alcohol and drugs are not sicknesses or diseases but choices.
- February 03, 2011 - 09:31
A crackie with small man's syndrome and an alcohol and drug problem. Let him rot in jail I'd say, money well spent because he'll never change.
- February 03, 2011 - 08:40
Another one that can't control his urge to enjoy drugs. Now the taxpayer has to pay to get him off the drugs. When he gets out, who will hire him ? We have another drain on the taxpayer.