Billy Lang with some neighborhood guys…
Cub Scouts. Webelos. Boy Scouts…
I once was a member of Pack 237. I think I went to a few meetings but that was it. I do know my mother spent some serious coin on my short tenure.
It was awful.
I hated it.
My main man Denis Hamill posted this story on his Facebook page.
Click on the link and read about some disturbing news.
An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 allegedly sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents.
More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court testimony.
These figures were released Tuesday by attorney Jeff Anderson, whose firm regularly represents victims of sexual abuse and has been involved in numerous clerical sexual abuse cases.
A good friend of mine took his life about a year ago. I was heartbroken. Every day I think of him. When I hear of someone that has committed suicide, I ask myself “why?”
Three years ago two teenage girls locally committed suicide within a month of each other. It was just a few months ago I believe, a priest from Holy Name took his own life.
I’m not an expert. Not going to sit here and say this and that. We all have our own struggles. No one has the answer.
Came across an article today on suicide. This hit me hard. Will say one thing, according to the numbers, it doesn’t look promising…
Hang on…you can get make it.
Sad news from Glenn Thomas:
I just found out that a good childhood friend from Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn passed away. Dougie O’Connor, from Windsor Place passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was very well known in the areas of both Windsor Terrace and Park Slope for he was one of the really good guys growing up in the neighborhood.
Doug was a real character and I mean that in the best way. As kids and later on as teens, a bunch of us hung out in PS 154 schoolyard for days on end laughing and creating our own fun. He could make you smile and laugh very easily. Dougie was super bright too for he later went on to medical school and became a radiologist.
He was last living down in Red Bank, NJ. Rest in peace my friend for you will be missed.