Readers should show respect
Re: Call for action on overdose crisis; ‘We need to stop talking,’ says CEO after four deaths in 24-hour span, by Dave Battagello, Nov. 13.
I was very saddened to read this article in the Windsor Star. As a general rule I do not look at reader comments at the end of articles as I find some of them to be upsetting. Unfortunately I did read comments after this article. I respect and understand that everyone is entitled to their opinions even if they are not based in fact. I further realize there will be no consensus among the general public about drug use and abuse. However, four people tragically died that weekend. Even though there is disagreement on this topic I believe most people can comprehend the grief and overwhelming sadness of losing a loved one. Families planned funerals and attended burials. Perhaps this is idealistic of me to suggest but I feel only compassionate comments should be made, in consideration of the families and friends who suffer great pain. I wish to express my sincere condolences to all of those who were impacted by these deaths.
Elizabeth Moorhouse, Windsor