BostonJayhawk88 (John Hampton)


Comment history

Lawrence man, woman sentenced for 2015 triple shooting

Why do some people take such delight in other people's misery?

It's very difficult to convey tone in written communication. One person may infer anger or elevated voices while another may not. Let me preface this by saying my tone is calm and even with no anger.

I was told by friends that I should leave this alone, that I shouldn't respond. But I am a father and I find it very difficult to just stand by. So I would like to set a few things straight. Every one has their own opinion and I respect that. I do feel, however, that one should form one's opinions based on a certain level of factual information.

I have been a part of this since before there was a story in the LJW. I have monitored all the news outlets and social media. To my knowledge I am the only family member who has ever commented here on the paper, and I know I didn't harass anyone. I did ask that people not jump to judgement before the facts were known. I know a few friends commented and their tone got a little heated with some people who were casting judgement before anything was known. You might be able to understand how that could happen if someone were attacking a friend of yours, right wrong or indifferent.

I'm not sure why Paige so obviously gets so much joy out of this, it doesn't make any rational sense. But Paige, you have some of your facts wrong for someone who has followed this closely from day one. Again, I'm the only family member of Rachael's who ever commented here. I didn't pick a fight with anyone. I can't speak for the other families. Rachael's Facebook page has remained unchanged since a few weeks before this happened. It's the same today. There are none of the comments you mention. If you saw comments it was from someplace else. You say "as if she didn't shoot 3 people and flee"..... she didn't. For someone who followed the story so closely that it was their daily entertainment, you don't seem to have many of your facts straight. You're amazed that people were shocked about the outcome, I'm amazed at your lack of knowledge of the actual facts of the case and spreading misinformation as fact. The part that hoped someone would show up came to fruition, though the logic here is sound. I'm sorry to disappoint you.


April 27, 2016 at 9:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Price Chopper looking at bringing grocery store to Lawrence; potential issues facing a downtown grocery store

I don't know, but it's possible that an eastern corridor option would be too close to the PC off of Woodland Rd?

March 14, 2016 at 1 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hearing aids and walker belonging to 79-year-old reported stolen from Allen Fieldhouse

The medical command post at AFH will watch walkers for people and bring them to the section they're at at the end of the game.

February 24, 2016 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Marijuana bill set for more discussion; bill to allow pellet guns at schools on tap; big ticket issues at Statehouse slow to get moving

The story doesn't do a very good job with the details on the pellet gun bill. There was a day when schools had marksmanship teams, I didn't know they still existed, but if they do that would be a reason to have an air rifle on campus. That said now I can't get "A Christmas Story" out of my head.

January 25, 2016 at 12:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Three-lane 9th Street sees fewer crashes after lane reduction

Fewer crashes because people avoid it like the plague.

January 25, 2016 at 9:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Candidates don’t really love America

With my bleary morning eyes, I originally read the title as "Canadians don't really love America". I don't know why I find that funny, but I chuckled when I realized the correct title.

January 25, 2016 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas senator blocks testimony from female witnesses with 'low-cut necklines and miniskirts'

This story has made national news. There's a large segment of people in this state that can't conduct their daily lives without bringing shame to the state. Again and again.

As someone who has traveled a large majority of their working lives, I find it embarrassing to answer the eventual question of "So, where are you from?"

January 25, 2016 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Distracting dress?

This state is ever finding new ways to embarrass itself.

National news agencies are running this story now....

January 25, 2016 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to consider tightening limits on local property taxes

Richard Heckler reminds me of the weatherman from the movie "Anchorman".

January 25, 2016 at 9:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )