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Good move, Crime Stoppers

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Feb. 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm with 1 Comment »
February 15, 2012 3:37 pm

News that the family of Josh Powell wants to bury him near his sons’ grave in Puyallup got a lot of commenters riled. (Rightly so, I think; this was a pretty clueless move.)

So it was great to see this Tweet from Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Ed Troyer:

Crime Stoppers just purchased the cemetery plots next to the Powell boys. We own the plots on both sides of the single grave the boys are in.

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  1. Initially, the conversation centered around praising the efforts Pastor and Troyer. Many also condemned the cowardice of Powell and expressed their preferred method of his remains disposal.
    It wasn’t until I raised the question of the legitimacy of a charities ability to use it’s funds to advance an alternate agenda, that everyone got riled up. Instantly, the conversation shifted towards what is noble and what is charitable.
    Suddenly everyone was forced to weigh right and wrong against their sense of fair and unfair. Was it the right thing to do though it was unfair to the people who donated, who didn’t know the true purposes of their charity? Or was CrimeStoppers the wrong group to do something they are well within their rights to do because of the perception of being unfair to other causes equally deserving?
    These are just thought provoking questions, not accusations. Sometimes it takes a different perspective to ignite that spark of reasoning and understanding. It demonstrates by response that open dialogue and critical thinking are alive and well…mostly.

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