Just over half the 60 million is for actual construction? Wow! Are the permits diamond-studded and cast in 24k gold?
We might like to look away, dao1980, but we can't. I just think we ought to reach inside and find some compassion, and maybe some restraint from expressing hurtful comments, no matter how much we know some of them to be true.
There are people out there who deserve to be the recipient of our anger and outrage and yes, even hatred. The one(s) who shot the young man, for instance. There is real evil in our society. I think I'll hold my tongue for someone like the man who shot a CPD officer to death a couple of months ago, or the serial child rapist, or the serial killer, not the mother of a 17 yr old gunned down in our streets because he may have been robbed for the marijuana on him.
And yes, I don't think we can put aside the cause(s) for this young man was doing what he reportedly was doing on the streets.
I make mistakes too, and am sometimes insensitive to others. I hope God will forgive me and bless us all.
How many of you have seen someone die a violent death as the result of crime? How many of you have seen a loved one die in agony in the street? How many of you have watched the life blood flow out of your child after having been shot? I hope you never do. I hope none of us ever do.
Talk of third/fourth generation welfare recipient lingo and poor stuffed animals is inappropriate, insensitive, and indecent. If the types of comments I've read here (with a few exceptions) were all I had to say about a mother watching her son die, regardless of the reasons, I just wouldn't say anything at all.
Self restraint and compassion are still considered virtues by some.
Victimless? If the "crime" is perpetrated and the "john" contracts HIV and spreads it to others, is it still "victimless"? Maybe the "sting" saved his life and that of others. We have laws, they are to be obeyed or a price is to be paid. We all know this. Some just think they are above the law.