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You sure missed the hell out of him for the past 10 years he has been wandering around my neighborhood pissing himself, and passing out in the doorway of the dollar store.
You're a cunt.
And Sounder, Unless you were a close friend or family to to John T Williams, your opinion is means nothing except to show everyone what a worthless sack you you are.
I think this is an amazing way to transform negativity and hatred into something positive. Sounder, its people like you that need to figure out the lesson in this the most.
As for the 'extra patrols' the police put on? BULLSHIT! There are a few cops that insist on HARASSING the family and coming through, MENACING them, and 'secretly' photographing anyone spending time there! Primarily, one T. Willoughby, who also has harassed them and their friends at Indian Park, and back when the poles started out in the Seattle Center!
My heart goes out to you John Williams.....
If he was such a beloved brother and son, where were his family and friends every day for the past five years I saw him near blacking out, unable to make any real words other than loud grunts and smacking his lips while he slumped against a wall and held out a cup?
And I'll keep saying that to every one of you who keeps trying to perpetuate the false myth that this guy was anything other than the useless vagrant I (#4) personally knew him to be.
Dead? bummer. Shot by an asshole? sure.
But at the end of the day, just another shambling waste, shouting at people passing by the post office on broadway with his pants falling off, reeking of piss and booze.
You still sound like a hateful douche bag.
But like John T. You are entitled to be whoever you want.
Too bad his family couldn't respect his wishes. Maybe they can tuck an image of the bottle somewhere on his totem.
I agree that chronic inebriates can appear a disgraceful, repulsive mess on the streets...and yet they are still people.
No one is saying he wasn't a drunk. Many ARE saying that he was not useless. But our society agrees that, useless or not, drunk or sober, he deserved to live.
Some have IMPLIED that he was not a drunk. Obviously untrue.
But you IMPLY that he did not deserve to live. You also IMPLY that he does not deserve to be remembered by those who cared for him, or who came to through hearing his story.
You even imply that he did not struggle.
Though naive, the former implication pales in comparison to any of yours.
The implication of your implication (har har) is that you are a jerk.
Your comments reek of piss and booze.
I personally challenge you to a contest of anything, anytime, anywhere. Random talents, eating, public speaking or even something athletic. Surely doing anything outside of your usual Slog slumping would be a failure for you.
Wow, you've walked down Broadway before. You've really, truly have experienced drug abuse, alcoholism, homelessness, extreme frustration, catch-22 addiction and fear. You are a fucking man. You are so experienced and urban.
Leave my city.
Someone droped the ball on it?
Who is handling tha part of this project?
It need to go up on August 30/
John's brother remembers their childhood together, innocent times before alcohol took his brother, this is what he misses. He misses the chance to see that brother come back. Such hatred and anger for people who are hopeless makes me fear that those judging have no soul. I feel sorry for Sounder, addiction will touch his life in some way, so many have loved ones in the grip of addiction. I tell you don't give up hope. Recovery is possible...but it's hard and takes work.
The man has worked himself to the bone carving something in tribute to his brother, someone who clearly meant the world to him. Regardless of John's personal history, this is clearly a plea for things to change for the better. Beneath whatever half-drunken, pathetic state someone's in, there could very well be another John T. Williams, and behind him, a whole network of family and friends who deeply care for him.
If you're going to troll, fine, be my guest, I'd love to see some trolling that's actually funny, but being an ass is being an ass.