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Friday, January 9, 2009

OUTRAGED!

There is an article in our local newspaper today concerning the Home Invasion that occured where my son was living. The officer states, that it is not uncommon for a home invasion to occur at a house that has sold drugs in the past. My son, as well as the rest of us are outraged. This makes people believe that the kids living there were selling drugs. My son is NOT a drug dealer. I do not know if drugs were sold from that address prior to my son living there or not. My son is trying to contact the Police and the newspaper to have a retraction printed. When I get my hands on the article I will post it.

17 comments:

Shellmo said...

I also think it is very dangerous for the police to make these statements - do they want other drug dealers with a beef going back to this house to settle a score?! I am outraged for you!

Dorothy said...

Oh Darla, Can anything else bad happen??? The media can be so unfair and damaging with their comments! I am still lifting you and your family up in my prayers.

Leedra said...

Still praying, if you feel it when everybody else is asleep, that is me. You know my hours are different than everybody elses. I was up until 4 this morning, just got up. Last thing before 4 was pray for your family (including your daugther's health).

Newpapers print what makes a HOT story, they don't care who it hurts.

Kathleen said...

((((HUGS))))
To you Darla ..there is a Rainbow waiting for you on my blog today.

Don't let the media bring you down!

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bennie and patsy said...

Now that is un fair, hope they retract the comment for you.

nancybond said...

That is extremely unfair, no matter how well-intentioned the newspaper was. The journalist should have his knuckles rapped!

Susie said...

Crazy media! I hope they retract the statement for you.

beckie said...

Darla, I want you to stop being a victim!! Read the article very carefully. If it is implying that drugs are still being sold there ask for a retraction or at least a clarification. If it says 'in the past', call them or have your son and ask for another story to tell your son's side. If they refuse, threaten to get a lawyer.

You need to stop thinking with your heart-very hard to do I know-and start thinking with your head.
It will give you a power over the situation. And help your son. Bad things happen to good people, but please find a way to turn this into a positive.

My prayers are with you! If you want to email me, please do so. my email is listed on my sidebar.

My word verification is 'copeher' as in cope for her!

Darla said...

Oh Dear Beckie, anyone who knows me at all knows that I have bulldog tenaciaty!! I am by know means a doormat. We are looking into the article more clearly, also my son is of age and is trying to handle this himself, with guidance of course. Not only that, he is contiunually remembering things that were said to him during the attack that might be helpful. I do so appreciate your strong willed spirit too!! You do not know how hard I have had to dig to even find my heart right now. I know if I go off.........it will be ugly!! Prayer keeps me calm and half way clear minded. Thanks again. Hugs!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, It's interesting how we ALL handle things differently. I for one am like you... I like to get it out and share it with friends and family. I need their prayers and support and even their opinions.

I would be furious also at that newspaper article. It could have said things just a little differently--to clarify that the boys in that house now are NOT selling drugs. It's awful how the media can distort things that do so much damage to people. I hope you get a BIG retraction.

Hang in there my friend. Someday, believe it or not, you'll look back on all of this and find some 'good' that came out of it.

Love and lots of Prayers,
Betsy

Darla said...

Betsy, thank you for the encouragemnet. We are always looking for a reason, it takes a while sometimes to know why something happened, it will be revealed. We also always ask ourselves around here, what did we learn from this life experience.

Catherine Holman said...

Keep at them. You might even write a letter to the editor.
Cathie

marmee said...

oh darla, will the boys be able to get into another apartment without a history of drug selling. i guess this is a question everyone who is moving into an apartment should ask, what type of negative activities were going on in this place before we move in.
i would read the article again carefully and then seek the appropriate action. i feel for your son being in the middle of all this muddled up mess. even though he is a young man trying to handle it on his own, he is definitely going to need your love and support and example turning to God for your strength. i think it would be good for you to surround yourself with all things postive and listen to worship/letting what is already in you be the first thing that reacts to anything coming your way.
bless you dear friend and your family!

D said...

oh wow, I can't believe what's happened in your world since i last visited your blog.
Prayers for your son and family!
Keep after the police until they set the record straight. That's practically defamation of character!

fishing guy said...

Darla: I don't blame you for being upset, this is truly wrong.

Shionge said...

Oh mine, how can they publish such news before things were established to be true.

I can imagine the anguish and anxiety.....

Valerie said...

I am just now getting around to catching up on some of your posts? That is awful and you have a right to be outraged. Can they say that when it is not true? I would not let this go. My prayers are still with you all.