Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"How many people have to lose their lives..."

A recent letter to the editor in response to an editorial in the Washington Post:

I wonder how many people will have to lose their lives in Virginia because someone in need of medication for mood and behavior regulation is not monitored to ensure that he takes that medication?

Virginia's failure to protect its residents in this area is truly a disgrace. Why don't lawmakers just fire all the traffic police, too?

I am the mother of a Virginian who was fatally shot in 1999 as she lay sleeping.

My daughter had been seeking help for the young Virginia man who killed her.

There was no law on the books that would have protected my daughter in 1999, and there still is no law on the books that would protect her today.

Wake up, Virginia!
- Laura Hawley - Jarvis

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