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    Quote Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
    ETA: But you bring up a good point: The real estate company he was working for in Austin, Texas should voluntarily donate a larger amount for Grace Angela.

    Agreed......

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Agreed......
    Thanks, CP.

    In one of the news articles the name of the real estate company is mentioned as:

    Jeremy Coburn, an official with Networth Realty of Austin where Maxwell works, said he could not immediately comment on the case.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016...lted.html?_r=0

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    I contacted Rona Coster. She loves being on a bandwagon, hopefully she'll jump on this.


    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman View Post
    Thanks Mick. Hopefully it will prove worthwhile. Has started slow and with some stated concerns that it is a scam. It is not. I am enlisting the assistance of the Team leader of the Police at Shaba to handover the funds raised. In addition asking Jossy Mansour to get coverage in Diario and also Elly Erasmus for exposure in Bon dia and Aruba Today.

    I amhoping ing the good and generous people on this forum can find it in their hearts to give a little back to an Aruban in this distressing situation

    again the link is https://www.gofundme.com/2wmzhsb8

    john

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    She did a piece this morning.
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    Here is Rona's Editorial



    I WANNA LIVE IN A GUN FREE SOCIETY or ASSAULT ON A TAXI DRIVER


    We were all horrified to hear about the unfortunate incident in which an American tourist vacationing on the island attacked a local female taxi driver. He first beat her up badly, including broken ribs and nose, then he ran over her leg as he was stealing her cab, and driving away. I wish the lady who defended herself and her property valiantly, a speedy recovery, those of you reading this column your take-away should be the following: Don’t ever get out of your car, don’t leave the safety of the cabin if menaced by a stranger, hit the gas pedal, speed away!
    The assailant is now in Police custody, he drove himself into a dead-end street and was apprehended but true to news reporting in Aruba the Police did not provide us with any more details about his state of mind, or his motive, or what he said to his defense.
    We didn’t have to guess long. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ab-driver.html. And I believe that Patrick Maxwell, 30, a former US marine, has both alcohol and drug abuse issues, obviously PTSD. As described by the US media, he is not an ordinary person, but a deeply disturbed one, and I am quoting: “After a solid career in the military, he left the Marines in 2011. He drifted from job to job, working construction, tending bar and pedaling a bicycle taxi. He also worked as a security contractor guarding a U.S. Consulate in Afghanistan, but left after seven months.”
    So, we’re not dealing with a criminal, we are dealing here with a lost soul.
    The local taxi drivers’ union had held a meeting in which they pleaded with the minister in charge to allow then to arm themselves, from now on, so that they could “defend” themselves working nights and picking up strangers.
    Then another reader reminded me of another attack on a taxi driver that did not result in an arrest, since the tourist perpetrators just left on a plane to go home, the following day.
    I regret both incidents, but they are the exception, not the rule. It’s the second time in one month that I am saying NO to arms. You do not need firearms in your cabs. At the time, the issue of guns concerned Customs Agents and what I said about them, is relevant here: Arming customs agents with firearms is a very bad idea. Our community will be better served with fewer guns in circulation. Besides you will now make customs agents more expensive with more training and more pay, and most importantly if they carry a gun they must be emotionally and physically prepared to use it, and that is a HUGE added moral burden. Repeat after me: Fewer guns, more better.
    Moreover, you certainly do not want Nancy Disgrace, Dr Phil or any other rating chaser to hear anything but positive stories about Aruba, don’t draw their attention, don’t talk to them, for fear it will all end up to be our fault, for not extending more compassion and more hospitality to an American war hero.
    Bottom line: Keep Aruba gun free, and just because some low lives forced a slot machine open, to tinker with its guts, it doesn’t mean that we need to install metal detectors at the entrance of our fun casinos, it just means that we have to train employee to be more vigilant, so that red lights go off in their heads as soon as they sense or see some unusual activity, and most importantly we must penalize those caught committing crimes here, heavily, so their fellow hoodlums know that you cannot come here and get away with that sort of despicable conduct.


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    I agree with the editorial except for the following:


    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post

    “After a solid career in the military, he left the Marines in 2011. He drifted from job to job, working construction, tending bar and pedaling a bicycle taxi. He also worked as a security contractor guarding a U.S. Consulate in Afghanistan, but left after seven months.”

    So, we’re not dealing with a criminal, we are dealing here with a lost soul.

    HE is a CRIMINAL, undeserving of any "treatment or therapy" and very deserving of the harshest penalty possible under Aruban law for this crime.
    Last edited by rob o; 02-05-2016 at 12:28 AM.
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    I asked her to jump on the GOFUNDME account

    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    I contacted Rona Coster. She loves being on a bandwagon, hopefully she'll jump on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    I asked her to jump on the GOFUNDME account
    Did anyone contact Aruba Today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatteras View Post
    Did anyone contact Aruba Today?

    Yes and and also bond dia. They acknowledged and are meant to assist

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    I posted on 2 forums this morning
    Not sure if they'll fly, but at least wanted to get it out there
    Rob put on our Renaissance Private FB page ( 1000 members) this morning
    keep on plugging here!!

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