From the mouths of babes.
That's one tough, smart, and honorable kid.
No, strike that. He's no kid, he's a man.
How could you convict a ten year old of any crime (bar the most heinous - which is rare), let alone this act of goodness, and force him to apologise?!?!?!?!?!
Apologise! Apologise for what? This child shouldn't be punished he should be treated like a hero. What he did was morally right even though it was Murder sanctioned by the judiciary of the state of Florida.
The Judge that ordered this child to apologise is one sick s.o.b.
What a great guy!
What a great young man! When I read the headline, I was worried, but that's exactly the type of "apology" I would have written.. good for him!
Yeah, given what he put in the letter, they'll probably throw him in jail and expel him from his public skrool, if he's unfortunate enough to be attending one.
If more adults showed the kindness and faith of this child.......
Out of the mouths of babes.
The courts made sure Terry died. They made the kid do a perp walk in cuffs. Hasn't the state gotten their pound of flesh here?
For days, I have not read this article, even though I have been pinged to it several times. I really thought it was going to be a barfer.
Instead, it portrays a wonderful little boy. I really like his apology.
What a terrible sentence to give a child for doing what he thought was proper and just. Beyond what he's written I wouldn't apologize further. Nor were I his parents, would I expect him too. They are and should be most proud of their son.
This young lad is my hero.
Reading the boy's very well written and thought out letter, ya just know that some lib wacko group is going to say people like this need to be "watched" because this could be your next Eric Rudolph.
I think the little man is a hero.
Whoever pushed to have this kid arrested and tried is a pig.
But I thought I would tell you what happened here in Kansas, slightly related.
I have custody of my 13-year-old grandson --- or at least, I thought I did. When I went to the courthouse yesterday, I was told that my guardianship had been terminated because I had not filled out the yearly reports for 2 years. Now I have to re-file.
From what I heard MS had not filed these yearly reports and Florida never blinked.
Bless this child, Lord! I hope one day MY grandchildren will have the courage of his convictions. I hope one day I WILL!
God bless the youngster! Dollars to donuts he was forced to apologize by the authorities.
That's an apology? The judge who senteced him should slap him and his parents for contempt.
Terri Schiavo couldn't swallow! She was fed through tubes.
If the boy had gotten in the room and poured water down her throat she might have choked to death! Imagine how the boy would feel if he actually killed her. The people whipping up hysteria bear some responsibility when well-intentioned but misinformed people get riled up and perform misguided acts. (there were others who tried to feed Terri, people who allegedly planned to kill Michael Schiavo, people who hounded his neighbors with hate mail, etc.)
Also, (AFAIK) the Catholic Church did not have one official statement or position on Terri Schiavo, Yes, the future Pope Benedict expressed his wish and belief that she be fed. On the other hand, the Schiavos' own archbishop did not condemn Michael or the final decision. This has been a 'gray area' for the church in the past with feeding tubes at times considered an extraordinary means of prolonging life. If Terri was alert and aware it would be clear cut, but I believe the autopsy proved that she was truly a vegetable, her brain had largely liquefied. Some of you people should visit hospitals - people in far better shape than Terri Schiavo are allowed to die every day and nobody sees a problem - the families and doctors just never put the feeding tubes in, so there's no need to remove them.