Parents of Newtown victim Emilie Parker met with killer's father

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  • ALH Enumclaw, WA
    March 22, 2013 8:01 a.m.

    Every person is precious and likely had a tender core at some point in their lives. For many, that tenderness becomes calloused and disappears while living in a difficult world, often for reasons not evident from the outside. I grieve for Adam Lanza's illness and whee it led him. I cannot see him as "despicable," although his acts certainly were. We must get past hanging labels on others. There's too much complexity in every human to be reduced to short phrases. In a sensationalistic world of media hype, I'm so grateful for good, honorable people like the Parkers who can set an example we can all learn from.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    March 21, 2013 11:20 p.m.

    If I have offended anyone with my previous post, I am sorry, please forgive me. I only want to know the truth of what happened. The Parkers probably hope to get some clues from Adam's father to help them understand why.

    Some of the information on the internet related to the Sandy Hook massacre is obviously in error, some is blatantly misleading, and yes some is disgusting. However, some information makes one question, why did that happen, that doesn't make sense. Information from "reliable sources" disseminated by mainstream media news was also inconsistent and conflicting.

    The real problem of Adam Lanza's mental health issues, violent video game playing, and fixation on a mass murderer, are not being addressed. Restricting gun rights does not begin to solve these problems. I do not own guns, but restricting this right from law abiding citizens does not prevent those with criminal minds from getting weapons and causing harm.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 21, 2013 9:31 p.m.

    The healing would be much less painful if the news media was not stalking the innocent people who have been forever hurt by the acts of that despicable madman. Leave them alone.

    Pray for them all.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    March 21, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    Well said, one old man.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 21, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    It figures that it would be the Parkers who would do this. I'll bet that part of what they felt they needed to do was to let Lanza's father know they understood the grief he must feel, too. I'm sure he needs comfort just as much as Adam's other victims need it.

    The Parkers are certainly some great people.