FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. – Russell Dorner, 80, called 911 and immediately informed the dispatcher “I’m just letting you know that me and my wife are gonna commit suicide right now. We’ve had all we can take anymore,” he says. He goes on to explain that he and his 79-year-old wife, Laura Dorner, had health problems . “She’s bed-ridden and can’t do (anything), and my back went out today. I can’t pick her up. I can’t even bend over,” Russell tells the 911 dispatcher. “We want to go alone — together.” The dispatcher attempts to talk to Russell, but the only thing she hears are two gunshots. When police arrive at the Lake Griffin Isles home home the couple had lived in for the last 40 years, they found the bodies of Laura and Russell. They had been married for 60 years and had no children. Click to listen to the 911 call.
Too bad the people who spend all that time and money on Twitter and Facebook trying to get more money to Haiti don’t focus a bit of that effort on their own country. Maybe if all of these stars and corporations donated some of that money every year to programs here in the US, people like Russell wouldn’t have had to resort to this.
But who knows. Maybe there is a ‘Hope for Haiti Now” style telethon in the works where Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, John Travolta, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie will donate and raise millions of dollars to help fund a US program that assists the elderly, or gets books to a broke US school, or helps feed starving kids in New York City. Maybe the students of Arnold Middle School will help raise another $1439.13 for a local homeless shelter, and quite possibly, there is a “We Are The World” collaboration in the works to help out the American people affected by our current economy losing their homes. But I doubt it.
But maybe I am missing the point. Maybe none of these people really give a shit about Haiti. Until the earthquake I doubt any of them could pick it out on a map – and even if they could, they thought it was full of black people cutting off chicken heads and sticking needles in voodoo dolls. Either way, I am not convinced people really care too much about Haitians but only participate in donating to them so that they can feel good about themselves or have their names in the press. But if you haven’t gathered by now, I’m also a very cynical fuck.
/Once again, dons flame retardant suit.Tags: 911, Murder, Shooting, Suicide