Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Strange Justice

Robert Strange, the Southeast Delco school janitor who was falsely accused of aggravated assault on an 11-year-old, is getting on with his life.

My print column is up.

Here he is in unhappier times...

From the column:
He got unemployment and a job counselor. He went on CareerLink, worked on his resume and sent it out to dozens of places. Wal-Mart was the first (and only) responder. He starts back to work in two or three weeks.

“It’s been tight, but we’ve always been frugal,” he said. “No car loans, no credit card bills. We keep it simple.”

He thanks his mother for raising him like that.

“We grew up hard. I was raised on ‘nothing’s ever promised.’ If I can’t pay cash right then and there, I leave it there until I can afford it.”
What debt-ridden America could learn from Robert Strange is a lot.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update... The last paragraphsays it all: "It's a shame." Did Mr. Strange cross the line? Perhaps. But what he has endured as a result is clearly beyond reason. I am really pleased to see he has a new opportunity with Wal-Mart and hope he can get beyond the past. Reading of the values which this man holds dear is truly an inspiration... But considering the circumstances, it goes beyond that: This is one remarkable man!

September 28, 2011 at 9:55 PM 

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