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A HazMat team responds to Clinton Street in Fairfield, Conn., where a man reportedly took his own life by ingesting cyanide. Credit: Fairfield Fire Department
Fairfield CT April 18, 2014 at 08:19 pm
It's understandable to want to die on your own terms but suicide can always and is somewhat always aRead More bit selfish. There is Hospice for people who are terminally ill that want to die with dignity in their own home on their terms. He wasn't physically ill. He wanted to cash his chips in while he was well. Typically people who plan suicides like this start giving their belongings away. He made sure his documents were in order. I still feel sorry for the people who had to walk in on him seeing him dead like that. It's not easy, no matter how he wanted it. It is also sad for the friends who probably wonder if there was something they could have done to save him. He left a straightforward note and maybe to his friends that is enough, but probably not to all. He seemed to have lost the desire to live a little longer at least until he started to get ill. He could have traveled, etc. I would be surprised if he didn't have depression. People don't typically commit suicide if they're not depressed, or manic if they're bipolar.
brian kelly April 18, 2014 at 10:29 pm
Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds thatRead More blow. I am the diamond glint in the snow. I am the sunlight on the ripened grain. I am the autumn's gentle rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush. Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there, I did not die.
Jim Eastwood April 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Brian WELL PUT !!!!!!!
Peter Bronson April 8, 2014 at 07:32 pm
Here you take guns from law abiding citizens and this thug only gets 5 years. If you want to make aRead More dent in crime stop with the pansy sentences for criminals with illegal guns.
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Sue Polaski April 4, 2014 at 08:29 am
Any info on the caller?
chuck April 4, 2014 at 09:12 pm
It was John Rowland trying to draw some heat away from himself.
OpportunistWatch April 15, 2014 at 11:36 am
Sue if there was any information on the caller the media would have drawn the conclusion for us andRead More stated the caller had PTSD or mental problems if he/she had an American surname. Ft Hood shootings are perfect examples of how the media creates pictures for our thoughts on who is called a terrorist and who has PTSD even though THEY DID NOT SEE ONE MINUTE OF COMBAT.
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DM April 1, 2014 at 11:23 pm
Statistical or factual......pick one can't be both!? haha
Andrew Mitchell Blum CT April 18, 2014 at 12:44 pm
I'll have to check this out for some of my classes - thank you! Andrew Mitchell Blum Fairfield, CT
Jason Rivera, 24, of 437 Morris Place in the Bronx, was arrested March 24 by Darien police on various charges related to wallets stolen from parked vehicles (Darien Police Department arrest photo)
Walter O'Reilly March 28, 2014 at 08:30 am
Nice job by the Norwalk Police, proactive police work solved a crime not even reported yet, inRead More Darien. These guys were up to no good in Norwalk and I'm sure were still on the hunt. I'd like to see what the Norwalk police haters have to say about this one.
Troop I State Police barracks in Bethany, Conn. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
Craig R March 25, 2014 at 02:57 pm
FYI-the Mianus river bridge collapsed on O'Neill's watch - HE WAS THE WORST GOVERNOR MALE OR FEMALERead More (Weicker a very close second). O'Neill closed all the tolls because of the West Haven accident which dried up all the highway funding and never spent a penny on infrastructure before, during or after the collapse.
Igor March 25, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Closing the tolls was a dumb ass move. Every state around us has tolls, but Connecticut is soRead More wealthy we don't need any money. We'll just beat our tax payers to death.
Dave D March 27, 2014 at 08:36 am
Stay focused folks... Several troops consolidated dispatch to save money. Now the troops that wereRead More closed at night because troopers were out on patrol, will cost us more tax money so a trooper can stop patrolling and sit inside a nice warm barracks. Real smart move... NOT
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Connecticut15 March 29, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Parents of minors even those ages 16-18 should have the right to have their children's hair follicleRead More drug tested. Any law that prohibits the parents to do that needs to be changed. A drug test would have provided proof of drug use and/or abuse - a foundation for knowing or navigating how to try to help the child. No one can assume that this boy was depressed and that was all and therefore he may have used drugs. What if it were the other way around - drugs and the consequential abuse to his internal biochemistry that caused his acts or perhaps symptoms that mimicked or were depression. Not all drug users are depressed. These parents were looking for answers. Having concrete evidence of drug use can break apart the wall of denial, step one.
Still in Stamford April 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Connecticut 15, I don't disagree with you. I do think that parents should have the right to haveRead More their children tested. He could have been taking drugs without having underlying depression, but I know from personal experience that drug use often occurs because of depression and that the same symptoms of drug use are also often caused by depression. The majority of drug abusers however, don't commit suicide. He didn't overdose. He died by suicide. That is a mental health issue. So while I do agree that parents should be able to have their children tested, I also think that the mental health issues are just as important in a case like this, because both things likely were factors in this boy's death, and if so, both things need to be treated. I'm sorry if I didn't explain myself better in my first post.
Ella Jameson April 9, 2014 at 05:15 am
If anyone is concerned that their child may be abusing drugs, check out this new tool which pointsRead More out the early warning signs http://www.sobercollege.com/telltale-signs-of-drug-use/
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