Premature Celebrations and sad news from Parkland
March 25, 2019
With Attorney general William Barr releasing a brief summary of the Mueller report today, it seems that celebrations in the Trump camp are premature. Mueller didn’t uncover a conspiracy but he didn’t clear him of obstructing justice either. As I said yesterday, we have a lot of work to do and there are a lot questions yet to be asked. The Mueller report was known to be voluminous – and enough time has not yet passed to process the vast amount of information provided by the report. We will all need more than a mere 48 hours to comb through the details of the Mueller report. The people on the Judiciary Committee will have their hands full for a while with this matter and a we should all prepare for lengthy hearings. This is just the beginning of the Mueller report now that it is finally finished.
In other news today, we report with a heavy heart that police have confirmed that a second Parkland Shooting survivor has fallen to suicide. Florida’s emergency management director and former State Representative, Jared Moskowitz, is calling for the State Legislature to dispatch more mental health resources for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community. On Saturday night a Parkland sophomore took his own life, according to Coral Springs police. A week ago, a former student of MSDHS whose best friend died in last year’s massacre took her own life. In the wake of these tragedies, more than 60 school, county, city, child services and law enforcement officials as well as mental health specialists, teachers and parents met for an emergency meeting to discuss their next steps.
Suicide in America is reaching alarming levels. Please let these tragedies be your wake up call to seek out help if you or a loved one are contemplating suicide. Services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)