Joshua Nordman: Victim or Criminal?

Joshua Nordman: Victim or Criminal?

There are 4 comments on the Salem-News.com story from Jun 25, 2009, titled Joshua Nordman: Victim or Criminal?. In it, Salem-News.com reports that:

If Nordman had had some economic lifeboat so he and his family could continue to live with dignity and decency, the idea of robbing a bank would surely never have entered his thoughts.

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frustrated

Albany, OR

#1 Jun 26, 2009
Could the reason he lost his job was because he has a problem with alcohol? He was offered help but decided to skip the classes & meetings that he had started. He quit the treatment process. For those of you who are wondering, yes, i do have first hand knowledge of this. A friend of mine is or should i say was, in the treatment program with him.
MEi

Silverton, OR

#2 Jun 27, 2009
No he did not lose his job becaUSE OF ALOCHOL i know im his gf. So shut up.
frustrated wrote:
Could the reason he lost his job was because he has a problem with alcohol? He was offered help but decided to skip the classes & meetings that he had started. He quit the treatment process. For those of you who are wondering, yes, i do have first hand knowledge of this. A friend of mine is or should i say was, in the treatment program with him.
Kristin

United States

#3 Oct 23, 2009
He deserves to be in jail. He has been a drug addict for over 10 years. He lost his job due to a failed drug test. He has a drug problem and maybe jail will sober him up and teach him how to be a human.
Rob

United States

#4 Oct 9, 2010
"He has a drug problem and maybe jail will sober him up and teach him how to be a human. "

Are you for real? What an ignorant statement. Jail is not the cure for addiction, treatment is. I can understand how you might think that if you have never been on the addiction side of the fence. Jail is a business in this country. I know I spent much time there as a young man. It did nothing for helping me with my addiction. What it does do is make petty criminals harder and stronger and really I could have given a shit about anyone on teh outside so when I got out I was far more dangerous than when I had went in. What helped me over 18 years ago was a kind and beliving probation officer who finally got me into a rehab that worked.

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