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Feeling sorry for Hoffman

By From page A8 | February 15, 2014

It’s a shame Philip Seymour Hoffman overdosed with heroin this month because we lost a great actor, not because he took it upon himself to overdose.

It seems when some people make it to the top of their skill in sports or acting , or some other line of work, they have to use drugs to survive their greatness.

Look people, these people did it to themselves by their own hunger for something illegal, and I can only feel sorry for the people they never think about as long as they get their fix.

The problem is, with people like Hoffman and Lindsay Lohan, sport figures and singers, who think they are above the law, when they commit a crime it seems like some judges think they are above the law, too, when others who commit the same crime are hung out to dry. Where is the fairness in that? I get tired of seeing these figures breaking the law and judges patting them on the back for it, when the average person may be held responsible for their actions after a couple of times.

I’m sorry for the families these types leave behind, but they must have been thinking with their behinds to keep committing the same acts over and over again.

I guess there is one good thing that came out of Hoffman’s overdose. The police were able to stop some people from dealing drugs.

Lloyd Willmschen


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