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Published: Monday, July 22 2013 3:25 p.m. MDT

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The Rock
Federal Way, WA

I hate the term "Disrespected". Respect is earned. Disrespect is usually earned as well.
Just how respectable can a person be who shoots people in church because he had his feelings hurt?

Merlin Olson played the part of an Amish farmer in a modern California farming community (Aaron's Way). He chastised a teen for doing something wrong and the teen fired back; "Don't send me on no guilt trip."

Merlin's answer was a classic; "That's how you are supposed to feel when you do something wrong."

And so it is.

Farmington, UT

That's a new low on the defense strategy pole----"I was disrespected and hypnotized."

Unbelievable, especially that some attorney would actually use that excuse. If it were me, I'd have to wait a while to stop laughing, then I'd say "Get serious...dude...!"

Medical Lake, Washington

My father, a clinical psychologist once said to a news crew wondering if the man who shot up a video rental store where he used to work, might be justified in the shooting because he didn't have the 'perfect' childhood. My father responded simply: 'my children will tell you their childhood wasn't perfect, but that doesn't give anyone the right to shoot someone.'

I'm sorry when people have it rough. Its too bad that not everyone is loved an pampered. But who we are is something that we can determine. I can choose how I respond to the obstacles that life throws at me and some of them have been pretty sharp and not very pretty. The poet once framed this 'Two men looked out through the self same bars, one saw the mud, the other the stars.'

We need to look up and step up and help others up as well.

Moses Lake, WA

"you got a lota splaning to do Ricky" I don't understand why he would even be considered as a candidate for any amount of bail!

Bountiful, UT

Where you are going now you will meet a new set of people. with any luck we will get the respect you deserve there.

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