By George Hancock
November 19, 2011
Growing up in Ketchikan, I have known Jack Shay as a pillar of a man in Ketchikan so I was as surprised as anyone about the recent allegations against him. Yes, we are all human & make mistakes in our lives daily. However, these allegations, if true, are not just some mistake by a person who didn't know how his actions could destroy so many lives. One life destroyed is one too many.
I don't care if a person paved the streets of Ketchikan with gold, I will not separate a man from his evil deeds. The shame is not to be pushed over on the Ketchikan Police Department or the local media for reporting on the alleged actions of any crime. Anyone can look at public records or sit in on a court hearing to find the same information that has been reported.
Our children & grandchildren are our future, our whole life and our very being. Never ever will I put a grown man's life ahead of a child. Let's keep the value of life in the children.
All the shame & responsibility & damage is not on the public's shoulders, so let's put it where it belongs. We all have a right to know the facts -- good or sad or bad.
I'm glad we have some very proficient people in Ketchikan who will dig for the truth so that we can understand the alleged actions.
Until I know the whole truth, I am putting my compassion on hold.
About: Lifetime Ketchikan resident/ 4 grandchildren.
Received November 17, 2011 - Published November 19, 2011
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