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What Happened to James Chasse: LETTER TO THE EDITOR - 10/20/06

Friday, October 20, 2006


from The Oregonian

Protect, serve the vulnerable

To James P. Chasse Jr.'s family: My condolences, and I admire your ability to keep advocating for James, even though it has to be very trying. Our most vulnerable community members (the disabled) need people like you to help get the word out and make it known when injustices are perpetrated against the mentally, physically and developmentally disabled.

I have an adult developmentally disabled son who does not make the best choices, can exhibit some strange behaviors and who has been treated poorly and taken advantage of by some people. We have done our best to keep him out of harm's way.

Our community needs to be tolerant of people who are "different." Our most vulnerable community members need to be protected and served.

Oregon City

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