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Topic : 10/12 Homecoming Shooting

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Created on : Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 10:58:52 am
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Early Sunday morning in Crandon, a small Wisconsin logging town, 20-year-old deputy sheriff Tyler Peterson went on a shooting rampage killing six people and critically wounding another before authorities fatally shot him. A part-time police officer, Peterson fired thirty rounds of ammunition on his ex-girlfriend and a group of friends who had gathered for pizza and movies to celebrate homecoming weekend. Who was Tyler Peterson, and what drove him to murder six people in cold blood? What is the profile of a mass murderer, and does he fit the description? How could Peterson have slipped through the system to become a law enforcement officer, and how do we keep it from happening again? Every day, more than 80 Americans die from gun violence.* From the 1999 Columbine massacre to the nation's deadliest shooting rampage in history at Virginia Tech last April, mass shootings in America continue to draw world scrutiny. Be there when Dr. Phil asks the tough questions. If it's happening now, Dr. Phil is gonna talk about it now! Share your thoughts, join the discussion.

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October 10, 2007, 9:22 pm CDT

10/12 Homecoming Shooting

I am very sorry to hear about what happened in Crandon. I lived there for 4 years and graduated from High school there. My husband is from this town, I am looking forward to seeing his brother on the Dr. Phil Show Deward Ison! He is a very wise and great man of this town. They are very blessed to have him and his wife Almeda for support . I pray that forgiveness and love will heal this town. I am so sorry for everyone and their pain.



Sharon Ison

October 11, 2007, 6:27 pm CDT

so sad

i have kids in high school 9 th and 10 th grade and younger i am sorry this has happend we will pray for you all god bless from ohio
October 11, 2007, 8:16 pm CDT

10/12 Homecoming Shooting

I'm from Wisconsin, not near Crandon.  Married to a police administrator.  I am just waiting for the cop basing.  You can't predict everything, please do not use this young man's issues to be a platform to bash all those officers that put their lives on the line, whose families miss holidays with them  because they are out there protecting us from the law breakers, PLEASE.  This is one person, one young person.  He does nto represent the many officers that have dedicated their lives to this profession. 


And on that same note, please remember this young man has a family.  They do not deserve to be persecuted.


And the victims families also will need time to heal, please allow them that.  This is a tough, terrible world we live in.  Let's not make this harder on everyone than we have to. 


Thank you.

October 11, 2007, 8:22 pm CDT


  This is such a tragedy, even though I don't personally know any of the people involved, I feel so sorry for all the families.   Please accept our deepest sympathies.
October 11, 2007, 8:31 pm CDT

10/12 Homecoming Shooting

At the risk of sounding like I live in La La Land, I am going to just put this idea out on the table.  A few years ago on the Discovery Channel? I believe, I saw a documentary about how Russia was investing in research of psychic abilities.  It told how people were tested and those with abilities further trained to use their natural abilities.  How did they use them?  They were told to practice using their mental abilities to send messages.  Could they make someone ill?  Could they induce a heart attack?  Or some other illnesses?  I remember that the key to it was in the vibratory levels that the psychics were able to reach.  These vibrations were measurable with equipment, I guess similar to machines that monitor brain waves, etc.  The vibratory patterns of the most successful psychics were matched by designing equipment could pinpoint the right  level of vibration and it could be increased to be more potent.  So, what is my point?  I wonder how far these experiments went.  I wonder if over these past 20 or so years, the use of sending "signals" that are "negative", creating depression, anxiety, sickness, etc. have become the weapon that is afftecting our youth.    What do you think?
October 11, 2007, 8:50 pm CDT

Gun Violence

The tradegy recently in Wisconsin was about "Gun Violence", someone acting in this manner for whatever reason.  I do not seeing this small Wisconsin Police departments fault or even the family of the officer.  We cannot "bash" this gentlemans family or police department.  We need to come to terms and learn from this gentlemans mistakes and actions, basically, this particular event should be only a healing and learning situation.  Learning and healing properly are the ways we prevent these mistakes from happening again.  We cannot continue pointing the fingers, who we can point the fingers at is our legislation body.  Why?  Because I feel that our country continues to struggle with gun violence prevention and policy strategies to reduce violence. 


Policing organizations are stressful and danagering positions physically and mentally.  We must focus on research, research continues to suggest that Policing officials should be monitor regularly for stress and issues pertaining the dangerous, but couragous position of duty.

October 11, 2007, 8:56 pm CDT

10/12 Homecoming Shooting

Quote From: debbgirl

  This is such a tragedy, even though I don't personally know any of the people involved, I feel so sorry for all the families.   Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Yes I agree with the the other lady ,, Plz don't judge all police officers to this one person,, An we need to keep in mind of his families too,  I don't know anyone of those kids but my heart goes out to their families,, I am heart broken that this could happen but as we was told we live in a very cruel world,, I live in Texas and this should not happen in any state but it does,, Just like the boy that shot those kids yesterday that shows me that the medal detectors aren't doin thier job,, Something has to be done to keep firearms out of the reach of kids too,, This is a tragedy an so many lives will be destoryed,, But our prayers are with the families in your town,, Please except our most deepest sympathies,, Have faith in in the Lord ,,,
October 11, 2007, 8:59 pm CDT

There Is No End To It

There is no end to this and there can be no end to senseless killings like this in the United States in our present form of government. As long as Americans continue to operate in the social structures we have created without recognizing our need for flexibility and serious changes in what we do and do not allow for, sad events like this will continue.


I don't care what the NRA says about incidents like this, a gun killed those people.


We either take them away or  create laws that enable citizens to better defend themselves.


As long as there is hate, envy, jealousy, disrespect, greed and avarice in the world there will be no end to this.


The very best screening for law enforcement officers will not make enough differance as we have seen.


The path down this terrible road starts with, disrespect,  for self first, than others.


If your wondering why....and how....something like this can happen in 'our' nice little all started the very moment a human being thought less of themselves than they had ought to of.


We should have learned self-respect early in life but too often we have parents where one or more of them have also come to a place to where they too, stopped respecting themselves, their name, their home and values until all they had ever hoped for and placed so much value gone.


Whole value systems are based in...1.Love 2. Work, when one of those is out of balance and threatens our well being our entire value system is threatened and that is where a good basis in self-respect is called for and necessary for our recovery.


When we place no more value on ourselves and are taken with hopelessness it is than we have stopped respecting both ourselves and others.


When this happens we open the door to an attitude of 'our own needs first' and than we no longer care about the needs of others, be they physical or spirtual needs...or whatever is that gives our neighbors the balance they need in their own lives and values.


The spiral downward continues when we are so busy trying to keep the essentials for our own basic survival intact and operational, the need for balance in our love (relationships) and work (life purpose), that we so easily take our eyes off others that we share and trade with and when we do that, when we, through our actions or inactions, get so busy with ourselves it is than say to others with our body language and our tone of voice, you do not count, you are not a part of my life mission and value system and you provide nothing to my personal well being or the well being of my family, when we devalue others like that, we set the stage for retaliation and violence in our communities.


When we are so busy looking for the forest and can't see the trees right in front of us we have to pause and reflect and ask ourselves........are we too busy ?......what are we missing here ?.....and why ?


What part did I or we play in this tragedy ?


Just because I didn't pull the trigger and it's not my fault doesn't mean that perhaps there was something I could have done to prevent this.


Just because I refuse to accept guilt for being so selfish and focused on only my own family and it's needs doesn't mean I am no less liable for my actions or inactions when travesty falls upon another family nearby.


Where is the dividing line between being self sufficent and minding my own business and being my brother's keeper ?


We live in the social structures we create. We are liable for what we allow and do not allow for within them.


We all play a role in our communities and social structures whether we like those roles or not.

October 11, 2007, 9:12 pm CDT

Tragedy once again , Why?

Quote From: debbgirl

  This is such a tragedy, even though I don't personally know any of the people involved, I feel so sorry for all the families.   Please accept our deepest sympathies.
How can this happen again? Were there no clues? Once again children died because they did not listen to his comments.  Such a trouble soul, and no one could see the pain he was in.  I will pray for these families in their time of sorrow and his family too, because now they have to live with the fact that their own child has caused so much pain in others.  My  deepest sympathies to all those involved in this terrible tragedy. 
October 11, 2007, 9:28 pm CDT

Our Prayers to you,

My husband and I want the families to know that they are in our prayers. This has hit us hard from a different point as my husband is a Deputy Sheriff in our hometown and whenever he reads about someone in law enforcement doing something this horrific it breaks his heart.

So we are both very sad that this happened and only wished there were clear cut reasons.


From a Law Enforcement Family in Ohio

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