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Karma Is Coming To Bite The Person Who Wrote The Hateful Letter To The Parents Of Autistic Child!

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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When I first saw the letter the other day I was literally in tears. But this restores my faith in humanity. 

http://www.caledonenterprise.com/news-story/4039170-newcastle-community-reaching-out-after-disturbing-hate-letter-lambasts-boy-with-autism/#.UhKx9h-JcFM.facebook


Newcastle community reaching out after “disturbing” hate letter lambasts boy with autism

Police investigating anonymous letter that suggests boy be euthanized

Caledon Enterprise

CLARINGTON -- The community is rallying around a boy with severe autism and his family after they received a hate letter from an anonymous Newcastle neighbour.

“I hope they don’t give up on Newcastle. I hope some good comes of it. It’s really heartening to see the community rallying. For every one jerk, there’s a hundred good people. But that one jerk cuts you to the core,” said Judy Mead, founder and board president of Home Base Durham, a new group to support parents of adult children with autism.

The letter starts by complaining about the boy being allowed outside and the noises he makes. It goes on to call him a hindrance who will never be employed or married.

“Personally, they should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate it to science. What the hell else good is he to anyone,” said the letter writer who signed off ‘one pissed off mother’.

(The letter) felt very Hilter-esq to me -- ‘This person is different so he should be hated, feared and killed.’” Judy Mead, founder of Home Base Durham

The writer goes on to say the family should live in the woods with the “wild animal kid” or euthanize him.

Durham Region Police spokeswoman Jodi MacLean said a police report was filed on the “very disturbing” letter on Friday, Aug. 16. She said police are consulting with the Crown’s office to get a legal opinion on the investigation.

“We want people to understand that we’re taking it seriously,” said Ms. MacLean.

Ms. Mead lives in Newcastle with her autistic son who is now in his early 20s. She moved from Toronto 12 years ago after a neighbour complained her son was being too loud in the pool. In Clarington she said her neighbours have been angels.

She doesn’t know the family but plans to reach out to them.

“You have to be so brave to go out in public because people give you funny looks. It’s emotionally debilitating. Your world gets smaller and smaller,” said Ms. Mead. “(The letter) felt very Hilter-esq to me -- ‘This person is different so he should be hated, feared and killed’.”

Ms. Mead said autism is a spectrum, with some cases more severe than others.

Her son has classic complex autism -- non-verbal and behaviour that’s not considered socially acceptable. She said when excited her son makes happy noises, much like a baby might coo.

She explained that many people with autism can be overwhelmed by the noises in the environment and make their own noises to drown out the background stimulation.

“It’s like being in the middle of the CNE 24/7 ... My son he’s loud. He starts jumping on the trampoline now he’s happy and twice as loud. I can run around and shush him -- and when we’re out I do -- but at home I don’t want to,” said Ms. Mead.

Watch for future updates on this story at durhamregion.com.

by on Aug. 19, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Aug. 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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So this happened in Canada? Nice. Wait until I show my DH. He'll be irritated. He thinks everyone in his homeland is nice and wonderful. 

And I'm glad to see the police are investigating that letter. It should be considered a threat. Any sick bastard who suggests a child be euthanized because they have a disability is the kind of sick bastard who would see that that sort of thing actually happened. 

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Aug. 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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This is wonderful.

I truly hope they are able to find the less than decent person who wrote that letter.

Cowards usually hide, all the while claiming they are better than others.


cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Aug. 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM


Quoting FromAtoZ:

This is wonderful.

I truly hope they are able to find the less than decent person who wrote that letter.

Cowards usually hide, all the while claiming they are better than others.


Yep. If this person wasn't a coward, they'd have signed their name to this piece of shit they wrote. 

Planotx
by Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Who would write such a letter?  How cruel and heartless.  

ms-superwoman
by Silver Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Glad they are doing something about it!

greenie63
by Silver Member on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM

So I shared this article on my FB page and one of my friends is "more" disturbed that the police are seeking them and their 1st amendment rights are violated. I had to inform him this is in Canada, so not sure what it would violate. I'm "more" disturbed that someone would be so horrible and feel it was threatening. 

cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Aug. 19, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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You should explain to your friend that even if it occurred here in the United States, the police would still investigate. That letter is threatening. It's not just saying to keep the noise down, it's suggesting a child be put down. That is threatening. The person had freedom of speech. But freedom of speech doesn't guarantee there will be no consequences from that speech. That's what a lot of people don't understand about freedom of speech. You're free to say it, but you also will suffer the consequences that come along with it. If I ran up to the White House and screamed that I was going to kill Obama, sure, I had the freedom to say it. Do I really think I'd walk away without a hoard of security officers tackling me to the ground to arrest me for making terroristic threats? Nope. 

Quoting greenie63:

So I shared this article on my FB page and one of my friends is "more" disturbed that the police are seeking them and their 1st amendment rights are violated. I had to inform him this is in Canada, so not sure what it would violate. I'm "more" disturbed that someone would be so horrible and feel it was threatening. 


sha_lyn68
by Bronze Member on Aug. 20, 2013 at 2:20 AM


Quoting greenie63:

So I shared this article on my FB page and one of my friends is "more" disturbed that the police are seeking them and their 1st amendment rights are violated. I had to inform him this is in Canada, so not sure what it would violate. I'm "more" disturbed that someone would be so horrible and feel it was threatening. 

You need to explain to your friend that the 1st amendment does give one the right to threaten or harass others.

tanyainmizzou
by on Aug. 20, 2013 at 2:44 AM

unless karma doesn't exist

DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Aug. 20, 2013 at 2:46 AM

So awful. :( Breaks my heart. One of my best friends sons is severely autistic. He was born 2 months after my middle daughter who is now 7.5. He isn't potty trained, non verbal, has episodes, you name it. He is very loud when happy. I can't imagine my friend getting a letter like this about her son. Just horribly wrong. ;(

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