In the lawsuit filed on behalf of Zachery Tims’ mother, Madeline, to keep his cause of death confidential, New York attorney Ricardo Oquendo makes the case that if the toxicology report is not public record, its findings should not be either. Oquendo maintains that the public has no business, no right, to know the cause of death of anyone – famous, obscure, public person, private person, death from natural causes or accidental, death by disease or drug overdose.
In his argument, Oquendo maintains that only family members need to know the cause of death.
Here is what Oquendo is arguing in his lawsuit filed last Friday and set for a hearing on Nov. 23: reports Jeff Kunerth of the Orlando Sentinetal.
Sounds like a catch Twenty Two—No matter the cause, He is dead. He died at a very young age. Now, more than anything his children will not have their father in their life. Does anyone care what they may be dealing with? It is apparent and clear no matter the gift or the fulfillment of a dream or vision in life “Everyone has something they are dealing with!” Unfortunately or fortunately those in the mass public eye are under a greater scrutiny. Those of the Christian cloth an even greater. Not saying we should or shouldn’t have expectations— only could it be we the people expect too much from other human beings?
Perhaps if we the people stop looking for people to fill voids in our life which people in and of themselves cannot fill, the discrepancy presumed by people may become a non issue. Maybe then we could deal and heal the issues of life. Including the inability to deal and heal with these issues by self without a power greater than self. For example, Michael Jackson why does it matter what he died of or how he died to the mass public? Sure he was a public figure but is it not that fact part of the reason he suffered in secrecy? and now his children, deal with the discomfort of the public not knowing their boundaries and the business of media has always been intrusive. Arguably one could say the men and women who are in the public signed up for this invasion of privacy. The debate would then need to include the insatiable need for we the people to feed on the misfortune and fortune of others.
The pain of countless men and women who suffer pain, hurt, disappointment, and fear and yes depression are in the public eye and they are left with the baggage of not getting needed help because of cruel and unrealistic judgments of we the people; then when they die an early unnecessary death they are judged anyway and their gifts to society stands the tarnishment of a common human problem. Is it possible we should look beyond the personal business of a public person and see they are human like the rest of the world? Just a thought!
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