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Talking through grief

March 21, 2013

When tragedy strikes our close-knit communities, being the news person who prods for information to get out to the public is never an easy job....

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Thinkbeforeyouwrite

Mar-21-13 10:26 AM

Much more to this story then we know about. Officers should be prepared for what supposedly took place. The person should never have even been allowed to get close enough to the officer’s gun where shots were needed. Also, they are trained to shoot to injure and not kill which if the story is to be believed is what should have been done here.

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adkerforever

Mar-21-13 11:01 AM

I understand what the ADE is trying to do here. Its sad that a woman and her son lost a man who clearly cared for them a great deal. But what about the troopers involved in this incident? Why is there no interest in their lives, their families? Clearly there are details of this case that have not been made public yet, but the basic facts are clear. Mr. Aubin was driving dangerously fast, putting other drivers at risk. He fled from police in his vehicle, then on foot, putting all the officers involved at risk. He then resisted arrest. He continue to resist after being hit with pepper spray (only psychotics and drug users are not deterred by pepper spray). He then tried to gain control of the troopers weapon. After all that, how can anyone be surprised that he was shot and killed by the trooper? Would we still be talking about how great of a guy he was if he managed to kill one or both of the troopers?

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concerned

Mar-21-13 3:47 PM

troopers should be trained to kill!!!!!!!!i was a gi and we were taught to shoot to kill.that means no shooting people in the legs, arms or head.aim for the torso.......the editor is way way out of line this time( and many other times)the troopers did their job and i expect them to continue........i know a lot of folks will offer advice after the fact but you as a newspaper should know better SHAME on you...being an editor also carries a responsibility which you don't feel you have to follow.next time you are in trouble call a felon.....good job troopers. a sad but necessary act..that's why we give you guns and for info i am not a cop of any sort.....thank you troopers& shame on you petey

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pcrowley

Mar-22-13 11:48 AM

The Enterprise is not criticizing the troopers in this case. Based on what we know now, it seems they did what they had to do — a sad but necessary duty. This editorial is intended simply to encourage people to talk through their grief when they want readers to understand more about a difficult news event.

As this editorial clearly said, the Enterprise is very interested in hearing from the troopers, but they are not yet allowed to tell their personal sides of the story because this case is still under investigation.

-Peter Crowley, managing editor

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