Solid effort by neighbor "Jane" in this article
When Hernandez was led from his home in handcuffs today, some of his neighbors on Ronald C. Meyer Drive breathed a sigh of relief. One neighbor who lives across the street from Hernandez and asked to only be identified by her first name called his arrest “anticlimactic.”
“We expected something to happen,” Jane said, “We just didn’t know when.”
The residential street has been clogged with media since news broke early last week that Hernandez may be connected to the death of Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player.
Jane said many families live on the street, and children in the neighborhood have reacted to the unexpected intrusion into their daily lives by selling lemonade and baked goods to reporters, who would, in turn, let the kids play around with their equipment.
“There needed to be that positive element for the kids since this is so traumatic,” she said. “This is a total disruption of my children’s life.”
Yes, a total
disruption. So much so that your kids have sold lemonade and played with camera equipment. Heinous.
Of her two children, the oldest has taken the news hard, Jane said. The 14-year-old is a huge Patriots fan, and Jane said he’s isolated himself since the Hernandez news broke.
Isolated himself over a player being arrested? Seek therapy.
Or the kid is just playing video games and jacking off in his room like every other 14-year old.
The family knew the previous owners of the Hernandez home, Jane said, though no one really knew Hernandez all that well.
“There was that hope when we would meet him one day and bring them into the neighborhood,” she said.
Now, “there’s a sense of loss in that sense.” Despite the relief, the entire situation still hangs heavy over Jane and the neighborhood.
A Patriot lived in our neighborhood and we didn't get to meet him. A sense of loss indeed.
“Somebody was murdered,” she said. “That has to get resolved. We can’t lose sight of the fact that it’s a very grave situation all around.”
Yes, don't lose sight of that fact but only AFTER you lament the disruption to your kid's lives, the isolationist policy taken on by your son and your sense of loss for not having met a pro athlete.