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Dad who tried to attack Nassar in court doesn't want donations

Dad who tried to attack Nassar in court doesn't want donations



2018-02-10T04:15:00+0000

So far, $31,000 has been donated online, but he says he doesn't want the money.

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From Chief Muterspaw:

Responding to all the messages and e-mails. I apologize for not responding personally. We simply can't keep up with them.

First, what a surreal time in America right now. The horrific school shooting in Florida and the murders of numerous police officers over the last few weeks has overwhelmed just about everyone. You hear and see these things and you just wonder what pushes people to do things like this. What is in their head before they pull they do it?

Everyone needs to take a deep breath. So many reactions to this and its all over the news, social media and radio. Everyone seems to be an expert on what the cause is and why it's happening. I am not an expert and will be the first to tell you that, but what I can tell you is this. It starts with the person involved, not their past, not the weapon type, not the laws, not their surrounding, not the Republicans, not the Democrats - it starts with the person committing the act. Nothing more, nothing less. We have lost sight of that in America. We literally have taken the same types of weapons these shooters used off the street here in Middletown and they were all obtained illegally - what good is stricter laws if the person committing the crime doesn't follow the laws as it is?

There are mental illness issues in this country, pharmaceutical problems, gun control issues, law enforcement failures, background check failures, early parole and probation failures, criminals slipping through the cracks and so many problems - these all need checked, challenged and reformed if needed. I certainly dont have the answers and I will tell you I will not debate gun laws with passion on here because I see all sides of the argument. But we all know this will take years for laws to be amended, changed or left alone if everyone can agree with them, but in the meanwhile while talking heads are pleading their cases, defenseless children are getting mowed down as casualties of a sick war.

There is absolutely no reason at all, none, why there cannot be an trained, armed person at the front of every school or daycare to deter sick people who want to kill kids. You have people who are begging to help. Begging! I hear the argument that if you do that, you may as well put them at movie theaters, malls, amusement parks, etc. The difference is here in Ohio adults can carry and are armed if they choose to be, kids in a school cannot. Gun free zones simply do not work. 300 people have been shot in gun free Chicago since January 1st and 60 were killed I believe. Criminals pay no mind to these laws. I also hear some of the schools have SRO's and they still get shot up. Yes, but SRO's are not stationed at doors. They are all over the school handling problems, dealing with students, handling traffic, going to court, transporting students home, etc. They aren't always right there at the entrance.

Sheriff Jones here in Butler County put out his hand to offer free CCW classes to teachers. He has been saying this needs to happen for years. Over 300 teachers responded immediately. 300! What does that tell you? It tells me teachers are worried about this issue and are desperate for help. They want to protect their students. I do know teachers who don't want to do that and I fully understand why. I can't blame them. But there are those who want to help. Times are changing and for some reason people still want to believe there are not evil people out there whose only intent is to harm people. Trust me, we see it daily.

Ask yourself this. Do you think at all these school shootings in America, the victims or families of the victims would wish there would have been an armed good guy standing in that doorway, between the bad guy and their kids, who was willing to put the bad guy down before he got to the kids? Think about that for a minute before you respond. I have three kids. My answer is yes, absolutely. People say more guns are not the answer. I fully understand the reasoning behind that because guns are why we are even having this conversation in the first place. Armed personnel may be a "band aid" approach, but if it stops the bleeding until we can all figure out a better way, then lets do it.

In this country we will spend hundreds of thousands on turf football fields, another million on new gyms and new scoreboards - but use the excuse we don't have the money to pay more efficient security and safety for children. We need more counselors and more social workers to deal with troubled students who show red flags as well. Teachers are mentally drained. I know here in Middletown they work their tails off for your kids. They are expected to teach, improve kids, deal with parents and also spot all students problems. They need help. That is a key. We are all missing these red flags or just choose to ignore them. All of us miss them at times. We all should take the blame.

What is the cost of one kids life? To a family it priceless...We can all challenge the laws and the process, but in the meanwhile we should put this "band aid" on the problem to at least stop some of the bleeding. I don't have all the answers, but I do know the end result is the safety of our children. If we can't agree on that, then I guess we can't agree on anything.

Stay safe Middletown.
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I don't buy the NRA's answer to everything: more guns. I don't have a problem with having armed security personnel in schools but I detest the idea of arming teachers and support staff. That's just nuts and not the kind of crazy world I want to live in. Teachers teach. That's what they train to do. We should not ask them to take on law enforcement responsibilities.

Perfectly put chief! CCW holder mother of 4 here. It’s time we take a stand and protect our children.

Well said Chief you can have it both ways

Very well said. We must protect these children. Their safety must be the number one concern.

Well said!! I think armed trained personnel is a great idea or a military presence. I think the teachers shouldn't have to worry about protecting themselves and the children, they have so much on their plate already teaching the kids. I feel it's time to start protecting our teachers and kids now and not expect the teachers to do it.

I sense your frustration and your heart-deep need to make changes. Please don't give up, we need you.

Well said. The run, hide and die moto doesn’t work.

Amen you said it exactly how it is right on

A lot of people can't grasp the idea that guns have always been around and they haven't always been a problem. They still are not the problem. A person who wants to kill will find a way to kill. A truck, pipe bomb, a razor, poison, or a million other things. Cain killed Able in the bible with a rock, I believe. The very best we can do is reach out and try to help those people as much as we can. If we can't help them, the next best thing we can do is protect ourselves and prepare for the worst. Criminals don't follow laws, but wolves search out the most defenseless sheep.... and what's more defenseless than an entire building that is "gun free"?

Thank you for your insight. There is no empathy. People don't think about consequence or how their actions will affect others. Hearts are breaking all over our country.

Very well said!

Very well said Cheif

Well said, Chief. 👍🏻

Thank you!

Well done.👏👏👏

Well said!!!

Excellent response

well said

Well said.

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JaMarcus Russell did the same thing. We all know how that worked out.

But he doesn’t have accuracy

Not sure what exactly this proves. If he is playing in the NFL and he is on his knees he is already down or he is about to get a big welcome to the big leagues.

I remember Kyle Boller doing that

He'll show up at Combine. Barkley at #1 and Allen at 4.

So did Derek Anderson

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Congratulations...great team of Police Officers.

Keep up the awesome work MPD !

Like working for the city or in the city??

A great looking bunch of police officers. Very deserving! Congrats

Congratulations to you all.

You got that right THE FINNEST THERE IS!!!

Congrats that’s awesome

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