discography12 
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Updated on August 27, 2009 at 7:03 AM

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Re: “Danehy

Dear Fellow Tucsonans,
on a different subject that doesn't relate to Mr. Danehy. I just wanted to add another perspective of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shooting. I believe the shooter was sane planning and implementing the shooting, he knew what was right from wrong and used a computer to verify his actions. Had a history where people verbally and visually knew about his condition, before the shooting and did nothing about it. He used the computer to alert his friends what was about to happen, yet people say he wouldn't do it, his intentions showed he could do it! I used to transport the mentally challenged to their single apartments, boarding homes, single homes and assisted living facilities and I can tell you first hand, the conditions not only pertain to the their homes. They are but a tip of the iceberg: no bed, no furniture, no drink or food in the refrigerators, trash thrown throughout their living conditions, smell of urine and feces. They were dressed haphazardly with no respect for decency, even though they supposedly had caregivers, to maintain a clean environment and well-being. I couldn't think of any one reason why the conditions were what they were, I could go on and on with lack of this and lack of that. I also transported the mentally challenged from professional facilities such as hospitals, daycare facilities used to help the mentally challenged, institutions, etc. I just want to say, in my opinion they are treated worse than the general population in relation to races, creeds and the colored. The system despairitely needs more money, a change in the way they are helped by medication(I saw many a patient in a catonic stupor, not aware of their surroundings, unable to control their incontinces.) I hate to even mention this, (bound and gagged, beaten for any type of behavior-dogs are treated better, let's just say I don't want to go there,) better dwellings and care. In no way shape or form would I give a mentally challenged person a gun, the same as what is true for convicted felons!!! The time to buy a gun needs to be longer for the security check, agencies need to have the same information on an individual(that's what a computer is for) better scrutiny of the rules, regulations and laws are adhered to. If you would like to use my knowledge and experience, to better the plight of the mentally challenged, feel free to do so. I also worked at a Professional Psychiatric hospital for 8 months and transported babies through the mature population. As you can see there are two sides to the story, if I were put in the shootings situation, I would've the decency to protect another human's life (even though a weapon was used), not just stand there and do nothing or run away. That's me and the product of my upbringing, other people have different upbringings, customs, morales, religion, regulations and laws, their convictions dictate what they would've done. I hope I've enlightened a few minds and made you think of your actions, their are no two situations the same, thank you.

Respectfully Cordial with Sincerity,
Richard "the teeth less, one-legged Mardi Gras Leprechaun," may your charm bring you good luck
and your wisdom find that pot o' gold! F. Johnson


Posted by discography12 on 02/06/2011 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Mailbag

I used to transport the mentally challenged to their single apartments, boarding homes, single homes and assisted living facilities and I can tell you first hand, the conditions not only pertain to the boarding homes. The conditions I saw, are but a tip of the iceberg: no bed, no furniture, no drink or food in the refrigerators, trash commonly thrown about, smell of urine and feces common in all their living environments, they were dressed haphazardly with no respect for decency and I could go on and on. I also transported the mentally challenged from professional facilities such as hospitals, buildings used to help the mentally challenged, institutions, etc. I just want to say, in my opinion they are treated worse than the general population, races, creeds and the colored. The system desperitly needs more money a change in the way they are helped by medication(I saw many a patient in a catonic stupor, not aware of their surroundings, unable to control their continces, I hate to even mention this, (bound and gagged, beaten for any type of behavior-dogs are treated better, let's just say I don't want to go there,) better dwellings and care. If you want to use my experience to better the plight of the mentally challenged, I'll gladly help you.

Sincerely,
Richard F.Johnson

Posted by discography12 on 08/27/2009 at 7:36 AM

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