Appalling letter from a neighbor of an boy with autism.

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by alongfortheride, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    I just saw this on Huffington Post and nearly fell out of my chair. While I can understand that living in close quarters to a disabled child might lead to annoyances, this should have been taken up with the parents on a face to face basis.

    The sheer venom of this "person", and I use the term loosely, is appalling.
  2. Bunny

    Bunny Active Member

    OMG!!! I think that is the most awful thing I have ever read!!
  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I read this yesterday and just couldn't understand why anyone could have so much hate in them. Sigh...
  4. HaoZi

    HaoZi CD Hall of Fame

    I really hope they find out who did this, absolutely appalling.
  5. LadyJ9

    LadyJ9 New Member

    Agreed! I heard about this and really was disgusted with the vitriol that this person spewed out in that letter. What gives you the right?!
  6. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I heard somewhere on TV that people wanted this person found and wanted to prosecute it as a hate crime. Some judge or lawyers or something like that said it didnt reach the qualifications for a hate crime though. Maybe an illness isnt one of the covered areas like race, gender and nationality.
  7. helpangel

    helpangel Active Member

    I use to have next door neighbors with attitude like that letter writer, though they rarely said anything to me; my sister in law happened to work with neighbors mother so she got to hear all about what my kids were doing and how all of it was my fault because I was a lazy horrible mother etc.

    I think back to one day when Angel was a couple hours into one of her rages, neighbor came out and screamed at me to "shut my lunatic kid up" my response was "I would if I could - for the love of God will you please call 911 I NEED HELP!" Thinking back it was 6 police cars and more then an hour before we got her into the ambulance that day.

    Back then one of my standard lines was "walk a mile in my shoes and I bet at the end of the day you crawl into a vodka bottle and stay there" -my ulcer was actually a blessing because without it I would have turned into a drunk for sure.

  8. Confused

    Confused Guest

    That is so sad. I still cant believe people are so mean like that. I was about to cry when momma started crying and I smiled when I saw her boy so happy with the neighbors :)
  9. goomer

    goomer New Member

    Same here. Find them and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. I cannot imagine being the parent who received this letter.... :(