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Once again, the news media does NOT finish reporting the story. First off, my father REPAID Mr. Bill Russell the entirety from the 401k money that was released to him. Every cent was of that money was repaid in full.
Second, he couldn't pay his bills because my brother, his exgirlfriend and their son lived at his house for months without helping support themselves. My brother and the girl were in their early 20s at the time, and they ran up bills that he could not afford.
Third, Mr. Russell would not give my father a loan from his 401k money so he could pay the bills.
Now, I don't approve of what my father did. In fact, I'm down right ashamed of it. For crying out loud, he could have, and should have come to me for the money, because I had enough to bail him out. But, he turned his life around because of it. He's kicked his drug habit, and is attending both Narcotics anonymous and is getting drug treatment. He's started attending church as well. He is serving 30 days in a minimum security prison for petty theft, a reduced charge than what he was originally charged with.
Heck, Detective Switka and the prosecuting attorney wanted leniency for my father. They only wanted him serve 10 days. But the vindictive, greedy jerk that Mr. Russell is, he wanted my father to serve 60 days, because "he didn't repay completely with his money. I put money in that 401k". The only reason he relented was the fact that the defending attorney threatened to take things to a grand jury.
And you people who have judged my father make me sick. No one has the right to judge another, because we are all far from perfect. Not one person on this planet has not done something wrong in their lifetimes. My father is gladly paying the consequences for his actions, and he plans to become a better person because of it.
February 27, 2009 at 1:33 p.m.
Lost patrol man. Ive been reading all of your post and its obvious that you are a very racist person and perhaps a officer. But my question is this, why are you so concerned with other peoples lives? If you call yourself an officer of the law, you shouldnt have any problem with whatever verdict that the jury gives. And further more the jury that I had were all caucasion except for one person. So its your peers who acquitted me. I just wish that every person that still is unfortunate to live in youngstown would know your true identity, and know that you are a bigot. But I think that Im sure that you are officer Smitty. Im still alive and still free. Sincerely Reggie Gilchrist
August 13, 2009 at 1:02 p.m.