Following on from the weekend’s big story on the Clift Crescent shrine in Richardson there’s been some movement on the subject of the Facebook group where regrettable things were said.
The group has now been made private and I’m told it’s been locked with the comments removed.
The two most outspoken commenters on that group have also made what I consider to be heartfelt apologies for their rash speaking.
Crystal Wheeler had this to say:
- Crystal Wheeler wrote
If people would read the comments being left at the following website http://the-riotact.com/?p=12271#comment-209136
I agree with Brendan, we have all shown such an ugly side to ourselves, including myself. And this group is picking up attention for all the wrong reasons. We all say crude things when we are upset or angry but sometimes its those horrible words that stand out from all the good things.
It is my understanding that the home owners are coming to agreements with the families. Sam and Karla if you could shed some light on that, it would be appreciated.
As someone whos name has now been tainted along with many others including Brendan and Cory, I’m ashamed.
I never joined this group to be looked down upon. And I feel terrible that I’ve lowered myself to that degree.
Maybe if we all took a step back we’d remember what we’re here for, which is not slander and threats.
Cory Mckinnon went as far as to log on here to say this:
- #179 posted by cm
16:23, 31 May 2009 edit
I refer to my early comment in which i stated that we should continue to put the memorial up and that someone should burn the home owners house down. A comment that was never intended as a threat nor an idea to be acted on, it has not been an easy time for any of us, nor the homeowner who we know assisted when the accident happened. I wrote the comment through severe frustration, only just hearing what had happened with the site. I now know the full story of what has happened and i applogise for such a stupid comment.
We know now what the home owner has suggested for the site and i am sorry for commenting before i knew the full story .It is now clear that the story has turned into he said she said and become twisted along the way because nobody knew the truth.
Can i just say that this has been blown out of preportion and taken way to far then it ever should have gone. People are still trying to wrap their heads around the fact that they have lost two close friends at the same time, little own its only been two months and the memorial of those two lives lost is already gone.For most if not all of Steve and Megans friends the crash site is part of our greiving process, some people need to remember that and think also how they would feel if roles were reversed.
Brendan Bassett and Samantha Minney have also expressed sincere regret for the way things took off.
So I think it’s best if we all take a deep breathe, have a group hug, and move on.
And please stop sending angry emails to Samantha who, we should remember, has lost her sister.