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  •  I'm sorry, Adam is (2+ / 0-)
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    an insensitive jerk.  And I'm being polite.  So a suicide attempt is always made immediately, not after a person has struggled to put the incident behind them?  Sorry Adam, you are so wrong.  I hope nothing horrific ever happens to you, you sound like the person who told my friend who lost a child to " get over it already, its been years"!

    Please save a child's life. www.signon.org/sign/sarasota-sheriffs-office

    by kmfmstar on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 06:51:35 PM PDT

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    •  That's not what I said or meant. (1+ / 0-)
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      How tall of a ladder did you need to get on that high horse?  Neither you nor I know what else was going on in the victim's life over the subsequent two-plus years, whether there was a suicide note, or any other possible causes leading to her tragic decision.  All we know is that her family was satisfied with the $91,000 settlement with the school district.

      •  No, we don't know that they were (3+ / 0-)
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        "satisfied." I seriously doubt they were satisfied. They couldn't have what would have satisfied them, so they took the money. That's totally different than being OK with getting money instead of accountability.

        I'm amazed by people's courage and kindness in the face of everything and life.

        by LaraJones on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 08:32:09 PM PDT

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      •  She was deeply, profoundly disturbed. (0+ / 0-)

        Killing oneself is a demonstration of that fact.  Being raped is a big, effing deal, Adam.  Alone.  With nothing else going on in your life.  Hell, probably losing that other sock at the laundromat is enough to send a person over the edge after rape.  Sorry if it sounds like a high horse, you don't get how traumatic being assaulted in that fashion is.  Or you do, just can't relate.  Nothing I or anyone else can say gets through to a mind incapable of "getting" that.

        Please save a child's life. www.signon.org/sign/sarasota-sheriffs-office

        by kmfmstar on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:10:48 PM PDT

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