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Shwa

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Ashley Smith - The Other Side of Harsh Justice
« on: October 08, 2009, 05:39:58 AM »
Here is a link to the recent Star article about Ashely Smith:

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/707291--avenging-anguished-ashley-smith

What do you think?

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Re: Ashley Smith - The Other Side of Harsh Justice
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 10:46:15 AM »
"...and some adults don't really have what it takes..."

The trouble here is that she was a frequent visitor to institutions that are designed and staffed with professionals that take years of training in "what it takes."  Whether it is a mental institution or a prison, both are designed for rehabilitation which it does not appear this poor girl got in any significant measure.  Can you imagine discovering this girl had some serious demons of the mind then locking her up in isolation with those demons as some form of treatment?  This cruelty.

The real problem is that the doctors, nurses, psychologists, prison guards, hospital orderlies, etc are "just doing their job."  The sense of public responsibility, the sense of human compassion, the sense of others and their needs and the sense of a greater purpose for a greater good seems to elude these types.  They aren't doing "work" they are just doing a "job."  Like they worked at McDonalds or the gas station or something.

I think there are some serious problems here and they only way to get those folks to change their tune is to threaten their "job."  If they don't like it, then they should leave.  God knows with a 10% unemployment rate we can surely find some others that have "what it takes" and would be grateful for the work in a career helping others.

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Re: Ashley Smith - The Other Side of Harsh Justice
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 05:44:13 AM »
This is the sort of thing I am referring to above - people with "jobs" instead of "work."  These EMS personnel had work to do and they failed.  Highly trained, well respected and - one would think - motivated by the 'right thing to do' failed another person and that person died.  And what will be the consequences of this?  They will have to go through "remedial education" and "monitoring."  They should lose their jobs period.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/707873--dimanno-ambulance-fiasco-stole-dying-man-s-last-hope