Letters to the Editor, ‘Natasha McShane is in my thoughts’

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Sunday, May 27th, 2012
Community, Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, I read your recent piece Natasha McShane: Two years on about Natasha McShane’s heartbreakingly slow recovery from the baseball bat attack in Chicago a couple of years ago. I recall reading about the attack when it first occurred. I am writing to you as merely a way in which I can write how angry and disgusted that this beautiful and smart kid had to be assaulted here in this country (or anywhere, obviously). It is irrelevant now, but 3:30 a.m. in Chicago is not a place for Natasha or my own 25 y.o. daughter to be. This was the classic “wrong place at the wrong time.” The criminal who did this is, unbelievably, still waiting for a trial date. Were it up to me, I would pack the attacker onto a plane and let him see first hand what he did to Natasha and her family. Then he would go back to prison for 25 to life without early release for good behavior or whatever. I know that there are many Americans who were appalled like I was on hearing about Natasha’s plight. I only wish that there was something we all could do. Even Americans know that magic wands are only in fairy tales. I will keep Natasha in my thoughts and sporadic prayers. I just wanted to vent a little. Thanks. Brian O’Neill Wallingford, Ct.
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