Are Any Of The Parents Of The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Victims Sedated?
Are any of them on suicide watch? I can't imagine how'd I'd even function after this. They had to stand there with other parents (as directed) who picked up their kids one by one at the fire station, and if their kid didn't come out, that meant that they were dead. The entire thing could put someone into shock, not to mention the news that each child had at least 5-11 bullet wounds, and they couldn't see their child's body dead in the building until later on.
Watching little Emilie Parker's dad give his incredibly gracious speech, it's obvious the real grieving process hasn't even begun.
Right now, I suspect the parents are all in this shared grief mode, deluged with attention, and haven't even begun to process what has happened.
You'll know the grieving process has begun when they start to get angry, because they should be angry.
Considering that so many 'strangers' who are not even related to those kids practically need to be medicated, yes ... I'm sure that some of them are already under a doctor's care for assistance in dealing with this.
I can't even imagine trying to get my head around it as a parent. Sending your 6 or 7 year old to school should never ever end up this way. The shock must be overwhelming.
One of the fathers reached out to the family of the shooter and extended his condolences.
I can't imagine being someone on the scene who has to go into that building.
r4 I wonder how long it will take them to tear down the building.
There real pain will set in weeks from now when the shock protection wears off and everyone goes back to a life that will never be "normal" again. I just read that the Parkers (the parent who spoke) only moved there 8 months ago. They will be asking themselves, what if? for a long time. This tragedy is making me hate the NRA and its apologists to an extent that is scary I need to stop reading and listening to the gun lovers who are getting all defensive.
They're rich white people so they were likely already zonked out on Xanax before this even happened.
I have to go into Manhattan for a Christmas party tonight, which is also a memorial party for my friends husband. They were married last December after it became legal in N.Y. And Bill, in his 60's, died last Summer. It's going to rain and with the shootings, I'd rather stay home. But my partner and I will go, out of respect. I'm bringing a Russian style tree ornament, with Bills picture in it.
One of the MSNBC directors' child went to that school. Their kid lived. Ashleigh Banfield's kid goes to a school in that area as well. These reporters were going nuts for personal reasons.
The NRA is not going to recover from this. Let's face it, the NRA is made up of a bunch of white people who have less and less power in the US. They couldn't get Obama out of the White House, and they're all lamenting the ever-growing minority. Minorities understand gun violence. The US keeps moving to the left with each passing year due the Right going Fascist. They're frigging nuts. The majority doesn't want to be associated with them, and now the NRA and gun nuts are seen as 'their group.' The Koch bros. are now behind the NRA and pro-gun legislation. They couldn't get Obama out of the White House, and most of their political initiative money went down the drain this year.
The internet has really changed people socially, as well as an ever-growing younger population, that is more educated. Socially, we're moving left.
We've had more mass shootings this year in the US than any other year in US history. 19 mass shootings in 5 years. This is not lost on people. People are maxed out. Thanks to Twitter and Facebook, people are getting alerted every single time this happens in the country in real-time. They're unable to miss these incidents. The gruesome details are presented to every citizen. This is what's changing the tone in the country. The NRA isn't able to leave out details, or gloss over the image of of children full of bullets holes when they talk on national television. Had the web and social media not exist, they probably could continue to get away with it. Obama also has nothing to lose at this point. He can start a dialogue, and hopefully Dems will take back the House.
wrong thread r8?
Absolutely not. They're agents have told them to keep alert or there's no book and TV deal after the press interviews.
I'm beginning to wonder if the Sandy Hook parents (or most of them) are the new 9/11 widows.
Demands for this or that, meeting privately with famous people and dignitaries, becoming very vocal on what to do with the school and creating organizations and holding press conferences on them... all barely one month after their kids and teachers were slaughtered.
It's all so very strange.
You know what's strange r13? You. You who are not in their position and have not experienced what they are experiencing.
Many parents turn tragedy into advocacy. John Walsh and Mark Klass, father of Polly Klaas. Many victims of various crimes become advocates.
They have grieved and cried and now they want something done to prevent this from happening. The time is now, not in the far distant distant What better advocates for gun control than those who have suffered from gun violence?
and then you become a victim r17 and all of the sudden everything becomes relevant. I will excuse you for your lack of empathy and understanding of human nature.
[quote] They're agents have told them
Oh my, and oh dear.
Probably won't be long before Ann Coulter accuses the grieving parents of "enjoying" their children's deaths because of the attention they're receiving the way she did with the 9/11 widows.
[quote]I'm beginning to wonder if the Sandy Hook parents (or most of them) are the new 9/11 widows.
[quote]Demands for this or that, meeting privately with famous people and dignitaries, becoming very vocal on what to do with the school and creating organizations and holding press conferences on them... all barely one month after their kids and teachers were slaughtered.
[quote]It's all so very strange.
Compare and contrast to the way the Aberfan parents were treated, or the parents of the OLA fire victims.
If this happened to my children, I would kill myself. And I would make sure I was successful in doing it.
We are giving them the new app (for ages 4 and up!) free.*
*limited time only
I've known a few families in which a young child or sibling was murdered, including my own. No one ever recovers. Same thing for the kids who witnessed killing. You just don't really get over it. Ever. The previous level of joy once experienced never reaches the same heights.
This incident stirred up all kinds of shit for me, some 42 years later. More so than any Colorado massacre or 9/11. Maybe it's because I have beloved young nieces and nephews.
I get that some DL-er's will accuse the red state frauen of "grief porn" when a precious little rich white baby (Our Lord's Little Angel) gets stuck in a well or is the daughter of John and Patsy Ramsey and gets too much media.
For immediate family and beyond, the consequences of this type of trauma are insidious and everlasting.
I live in the East Bay, CA, where black male teens are shot to death nearly every other day. It almost seems acceptable to the public. Family members get depressed, addicted, alienated, divorced, withdrawn, or uncontrollably raged.
It will be no different for the people of Newtown, CT.
Yeah there were just like 10 million people that survived the Holocaust and 2 million that survived the Siege Of Leningrad and 8 million that survived the London Blitz and so on and so forth.
And Sandy Hook was far worse.