Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Where is concern for abuse victims?

We must confront domestic abuse

I am so disgusted and frustrated after reading the article about Commissioner Ted Schrader.

I have worked for nearly 30 years to bring a stop to domestic violence in our community and am appalled at the attitude of people who say this is a "private matter." Keeping it in the dark is what perpetuates domestic violence. That is why we at Sunrise have spent all these years talking about domestic violence, the red flags, and safety planning for victims. — to bring it into the light.

I read about how "shocked" people are about Mr. Schrader's arrest, but not a word of concern do I hear for the victim who showed signs of abuse. How many times have we seen articles in the news about the victims who didn't or couldn't reach out for help and were killed? Oh, yes, then there is outrage and concern for the victim. Thankfully, that did not happen, this time.

Frankly, I don't care about an abuser's pedigree. I care about the victims and so should all of us.

Penny Morrill, CEO Sunrise Domestic and Sexual Violence Center, Dade City

Here's proof of human kindness

How many times have you placed an item on the roof of your car only to drive off with said item still on roof? That's exactly what happened to me recently and, of all things, it was my wallet. I wondered what that faint thud was as I turned past Wells Fargo bank.

The same morning I received a call from Edward L. of Veteran's Village saying he'd found my wallet lying on the ground on Little Road. Not only did Ed drive some distance to return my wallet (credit cards, license, etc., still inside) but he refused any reward; pointing upwards to where our true reward comes from.

Too many times we're left desperately disappointed by the world around us. In this small corner of the world, Edward L. proved that human kindness is alive and well. Thanks.

Chris Kirk, New Port Richey

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