A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Saturday, February 27, 2010

When orders of protection fail

Tacoma special education teacher Jennifer Paulson was murdered outside the elementary school by a former college classmate who had just been released from jail for violating a restraining order. Here is the link to the AP article.

Once again, no protection is given to those who legally seek it, but plenty of protection is given to crazies-- and of course, they always can get their hands on guns. In fact, Ms. Paulson's murderer, Jed R. Waits, was dishonorably discharged from the National Guard in 2009.

Until we truly make it impossible for restraining orders to be meaningless, and as long as violent predators can legally obtain guns, people like Ms. Paulson will be victimized. God bless her and her family, and may we all pray for her.

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At 2/28/10, 12:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sorrow and my heart are with you.

Men with little brain and smaller egos hiding behind big ideas not of thier own making..and then we give them guns..go figure.

My sister is alive but not due to restraining orders. The neighbors called the police for the fourth time. She finally left bought her own gun. She moved out and on from there. She also stayed awake for days waiting for him to show up. Never had to use the gun, once asshat figured out she was serious he went on to beat up the next woman he could.

He just found someone new to beat up and then never paid the mortgage, Sis is bankrupt for life and that fucktard got promoted.

He's Air National Guard, and spreads syphillus likes it's free money. Here's hoping his current beat up wife kills him before he mistreats the next one.

At 2/28/10, 5:06 PM, Blogger NYC Educator said...

I think you mean "UNLESS we truly make it impossible for restraining orders to be meaningful.."

What a sad story. There's no excuse whatsoever we allow such things to happen.

At 2/28/10, 5:36 PM, Blogger NYC Educator said...

No, it's until we make it POSSIBLE for them to be meaningful. I must be losing it. Or perhaps I've already lost it.

At 2/28/10, 8:54 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Me too, obviously. I was just so angry.

At 3/1/10, 7:06 AM, Blogger Mrs.K but you can call me Coach said...

Hi there! I read you blog constantly and wanted you to know that some teachers are still fighting to keep the Titanic from going down.

:) Here is an article I cowrote for the AJC http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2010/02/28/teachers-no-merit-to-merit-pay-arguments/


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