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Family in shock after hate letter targets teen with autism
CityNews ^ | staff

Posted on 08/19/2013 3:18:58 PM PDT by Morgana

A family is in shock and a community has united after an anonymous hate letter was written about a young boy living with severe autism.

Karla Begley told CityNews her son Max, 13, stays with his grandmother in the morning during the summer time. It was at that home in Newcastle where letter was delivered on Friday.

“I was shaking when I was reading it,” Brenda Millson, Max’s grandmother, told CityNews. “It’s awful words. You don’t know why somebody would ever do such a thing.”

The typed, one-page letter refers to the young boy as a “nuisance” and a “wild animal” before suggesting the family move or “euthanize” the child.

Begley says the police have been contacted and should they have grounds, charges will be filed against the letter’s author.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: autism; disability; eugenics; prolife

1 posted on 08/19/2013 3:18:58 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

pro-abortion advocates strike again


2 posted on 08/19/2013 3:19:51 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: narses; little jeremiah; All

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1NNH_9J2B6U/UhESoI98nBI/AAAAAAAAATE/2iEV3TzPgw0/s1600/954684_10153153862335455_503819992_n.jpg

The Letter “I also live in this neighborhood and have a problem,” the writer stated in the one page letter that was received on Friday. “You selfishly put your kid outside everyday and let him be a [sic] nothing but a nuisance and a problem to everyone else with that noise polluting whaling [sic] he constantly makes!!!”

“That noise he makes when he is outside is DREADFUL!!!!!!!!!! It scares the hell out of my normal children!!!!!!!” it says.

“When you feel your idiot kid needs fresh air, take him to our park you dope,” the letter reads.

Calling the boy a “hinderance to everyone” the letter writer states that “no employer will hire him, no normal girl is going to marry/love him and you are not going to live forever”.

“Personally, they should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate them to science,” the letter said. “What the hell else good is he to anyone!!!”

“You had a retarded kid, deal with it…properly!!!!! What right do you have to do this to hard working people!!!!!!! I HATE people like you who believe, just because you have a special needs kid, you are entitled to special treatment!!!”

The letter ends by asking the mother to move or have her child terminated.

“Do everyone in our community huge a [sic] favor and MOVE!!!!”

“Go live in a trailer in the woods or something with your wild animal kid!!! Nobody wants you living here and they don’t have the guts to tell you!!!!!”

“Do the right thing and move or euthanize him!!! Either way, we are ALL better off!!!”

The letter is signed: “One pissed off mother”.

That sounds like some “normal” kids I know!!


3 posted on 08/19/2013 3:20:46 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Can I be first to say “written by a Obama voter”.


4 posted on 08/19/2013 3:23:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1; Chode

Can’t this was CanaDUH!


5 posted on 08/19/2013 3:25:20 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

6 posted on 08/19/2013 3:28:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Morgana
more words of wisdom from the ever compassionate left...
7 posted on 08/19/2013 3:30:37 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s not a ‘typed’ letter. Maybe we should ping Dan Rather on this as he knows a bit about such things.


8 posted on 08/19/2013 3:35:21 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Morgana

Shiite! I hate when I comment without reading close enough! Okay can I be first to say if they could, they would be a Obama voter?


9 posted on 08/19/2013 3:35:52 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Morgana

Yes, this is about abortion. The left really wants babies like this to be aborted.


10 posted on 08/19/2013 3:39:04 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If you haven't already guessed, I hate the left.)
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To: Mastador1

More than likely if they were in the USA, YES they would vote for Obozo!!!


11 posted on 08/19/2013 3:44:03 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Anonymous letters are not even worth the paper they are printed upon. If the author cannot sign this putrid missive, then let us hope that that putative person’s reward equals their worth!


12 posted on 08/19/2013 3:49:08 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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To: Morgana

we had an autistic kid living next door to us for awhile. yes, he got disturbed sometimes and wailed in the night. He was tormented by things the rest of us don’t think twice about. But he was a really nice, and gifted, kid who meant no harm to anyone.

This world needs more compassion.


13 posted on 08/19/2013 3:54:57 PM PDT by married21
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To: Morgana

That letter is not typed; it is printed. As a result, it will have microprinting included in the printed page which will identify the exact printer used to produce the letter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printer_steganography


14 posted on 08/19/2013 4:24:46 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: GeronL

Autism has become an epidemic. I don’t know what is going on but it is costing us a fortune. The parents get money for a kid being autistic....can you believe it? I wonder if it was a tax payer who sent the letter. I think the family should have let it alone because now someday when the kid can read (if he is that advanced) he will read it. No need to upset the kid over it.


15 posted on 08/19/2013 5:45:00 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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The kid is 13. If he can’t read by now he never will. I have a feeling this is the most his brain will ever develop with autism.


16 posted on 08/19/2013 5:50:47 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

I don’t know....but this is so over the top, could it be a hoax?


17 posted on 08/19/2013 6:40:37 PM PDT by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: Morgana
Other than the half cocked tone of the letter, what struck me most was this:

And all those exclamation marks, you notice? Five? A sure sign of someone who wears his underpants on his head.
(Terry Pratchett, Maskerade)

And there you have Pissed-off Mother.
18 posted on 08/19/2013 8:58:22 PM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: Morgana

There were reasons that states had state sponsored homes for the developmentally delayed. Sometimes families could not care for them, several suicides of autistic teens and their parents recently in our area, or the families are targets in the community.

Those homes were kindnesses and compassionate.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 5:09:47 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Flick Lives
Of course, copying the letter on a monochrome photocopier and sending the copy obliterates that. I did that once on an anonymous letter I sent to the sheriff.

And if the printer was purchased used or with an undocumented chain of ownership the steganography is not useful (unless a search warrant were obtained and the pattern tested for match.

20 posted on 08/20/2013 5:10:34 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Morgana

the panel discusses the incident. Description under the video too.

5:41 Minutes
CNN Panel Debate on Autistic Boy Receiving Hateful Letter Calling to Euthanize Him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJDq7oa1mRE

Woman receives hate-filled letter asking her to move or euthanize autistic son
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3056875/posts


21 posted on 08/20/2013 5:13:04 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Chickensoup

The kid who shot up the elementary school in Connecticut was autistic.

Not my fault. Just saying.


22 posted on 08/20/2013 5:13:39 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

The kid who shot up the elementary school in Connecticut was autistic.

Not my fault. Just saying.

_________________________

case in point.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 5:15:38 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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It would probably be easy to figure out who this person is, they probably have never been friendly, has at least 2 kids, can see the boy in backyard from their house (they are a few doors down or homes behind).


24 posted on 08/20/2013 7:20:13 PM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: Morgana

Back in the early 60’s we had what we called a “retart” living down the block.

She used to chase us when we rode by on our bicycles, but we were never mean to her or made fun of her. She seemed to take joy in the simplest things.

I’m convinced such folk are here to teach us a lesson about what’s really important in life.

That said, it must be incredibly difficult for parents these days to raise such a child.


25 posted on 08/20/2013 7:26:59 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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