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(MLive.com)   Owner of house where family was murdered places fake graves out front as Halloween decorations, shocked that some people have a problem with this   (mlive.com) divider line
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2021-10-12 11:04:11 PM  
Ok, that's not "We had no idea "
 
2021-10-12 11:11:33 PM  
If the woman that had to clean up the blood from the murders  is putting up the decorations because of reasons known to her, I say let her do what she wants on her own property.
 
2021-10-12 11:18:42 PM  

eurotrader: If the woman that had to clean up the blood from the murders  is putting up the decorations because of reasons known to her, I say let her do what she wants on her own property.


There are companies that do that because it's bio waste.
 
2021-10-12 11:22:09 PM  

cretinbob: eurotrader: If the woman that had to clean up the blood from the murders  is putting up the decorations because of reasons known to her, I say let her do what she wants on her own property.

There are companies that do that because it's bio waste.


I know their is companies that do crime scene clean up and the workers are generally paid a decent wage. I also know more than one person that has cleaned up the mess made by a family member using a firearm. Granted they were farm folks.
 
2021-10-12 11:25:16 PM  
You have no idea how much blood would be involved in a scene like that.

You get the taste of pennies in your mouth.
 
2021-10-12 11:34:34 PM  

cretinbob: You have no idea how much blood would be involved in a scene like that.

You get the taste of pennies in your mouth.


Yes I do
 
2021-10-12 11:42:47 PM  
Then you know she didn't pull the carpets and repair the drywall herself, at least the chance is really slim.
 
2021-10-13 12:03:55 AM  

cretinbob: Then you know she didn't pull the carpets and repair the drywall herself, at least the chance is really slim.


I lived in a few city center apartments in major European cities and have always figured at least one person had died from a multiple of reasons within feet of where I slept over the years and pleased it was at least cleaned up.
 
2021-10-13 3:22:43 AM  
I think that is pretty damn cool.
 
2021-10-13 3:37:06 AM  

cretinbob: eurotrader: If the woman that had to clean up the blood from the murders  is putting up the decorations because of reasons known to her, I say let her do what she wants on her own property.

There are companies that do that because it's bio waste.


Poop and needles are also biowaste. Yet we allow adults and diabetics to take care of children and insulin stuff in their own house.
 
2021-10-13 3:37:49 AM  
If the incident happened recently, I'd agree it would be in bad taste. This was 20 years ago.
 
2021-10-13 3:45:12 AM  

cretinbob: eurotrader: If the woman that had to clean up the blood from the murders  is putting up the decorations because of reasons known to her, I say let her do what she wants on her own property.

There are companies that do that because it's bio waste.


There are companies that do that but you have to pay for them and often the families can't.

So sometimes you get to clean your son's brains off the ceiling, walls, and closet/and all closet contents because when your son killed himself he did it in front of an open closet door.

Next door neighbors got to do that.

It's not like "we are sorry this tragedy happened, we will clean it up and make it right, you've already been through enough tonight".


Personally while I don't believe in ghosts or heaven or hell I don't think I'm going to tug on Superman's cape by making jokes over a violent murder that took place in my house.  Then again we are all allowed to process grief or stress in whatever legal manner we wish.
 
2021-10-13 3:47:35 AM  
I like that she says it's basically a "fark you" to all the people who yell and honk at the house all the time. Which sounds like something that would happen in a small town, what else do people have to do?
 
2021-10-13 3:52:16 AM  
Should have put "Did my own research!" on them to allay suspicion.
 
2021-10-13 3:52:58 AM  
I'm going to have to side with the homeowner on this one.  There's nothing out of the ordinary or distasteful about that display in and of itself, and 20 years is more than enough time.  Is she not allowed to decorate for Halloween anymore?  It's not like she painted their names on the headstones - that would have been in bad taste.

This whole thing reeks of faux outrage from bored small town busybodies
 
2021-10-13 3:54:15 AM  
I mean, a bat or pumpkin would have been tasteful. Even skeletons would be fine.  She's free to decorate as she wants, but she knows exactly what she's doing with the bloody "help me" windows.
 
2021-10-13 3:56:47 AM  
Well that's it then no one can put up fake tombstones or blood as halloween decorations at that house ever again.


"Now, nearly 20 years after the killings, some are shocked and outraged.."

Oh fark off, get a life, go on twitter or facebook and find something else to rage about.


"She said the current display made her "want to vomit," and was "truly unacceptable.""

Hey Karen, you ever seen Tub Girl or 2 girls 1 cup? You ever hear of a blue waffle? For a truly magical evening look those up, have fun babe.


"Come knock on my door. Then ask me what I had to clean up. Maybe this is my way of dealing with it."

Sounds like the owner is sick of people's shiat with what happened there too, get over it already.
 
2021-10-13 3:59:21 AM  

Shamrock1: I mean, a bat or pumpkin would have been tasteful. Even skeletons would be fine.  She's free to decorate as she wants, but she knows exactly what she's doing with the bloody "help me" windows.


Yea she's telling people to get over it because she has and is sick of everyone else still going all quiet and slack-jawed when they see her house.
 
2021-10-13 4:02:39 AM  
Back when I was running the streets I squatted an abandominum for months before the owner showed up. He offered to rent it to me but asked that I not disturb the couch and curtain behind it, which were covered in old dried blood.  His brother had an Egg McMagnum for breakfast there years before. I never touched it.
 
2021-10-13 4:15:44 AM  

Neondistraction: I'm going to have to side with the homeowner on this one.  There's nothing out of the ordinary or distasteful about that display in and of itself, and 20 years is more than enough time.  Is she not allowed to decorate for Halloween anymore?  It's not like she painted their names on the headstones - that would have been in bad taste.

This whole thing reeks of faux outrage from bored small town busybodies


f 'em.  I lived in several homes where people were murdered and my biggest regret is that the entire neighborhood didn't know and my decorations went over their heads.
 
2021-10-13 4:17:35 AM  
I see nothing out of the ordinary in those decorations. Any one of them could be placed in front of another house and no one would care. The real problem people have is that murders were committed in that house long ago. How is that binding on the current occupants? I don't think it is.
 
2021-10-13 4:20:31 AM  
It's his murder house, he can murder it out if he wants. If you don't like it, you should have bought the murder house. 


Murder house.
 
2021-10-13 4:27:55 AM  
I hope that house gets egged and TP'd real good.  Ignorant, tasteless farks deserve it.
 
2021-10-13 4:28:22 AM  

chapmangregio: I hope that house gets egged and TP'd real good.  Ignorant, tasteless farks deserve it.


Look who didn't read the article.
 
2021-10-13 4:29:16 AM  
This is what they looked like many many years ago

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2021-10-13 4:38:07 AM  

Confabulat: chapmangregio: I hope that house gets egged and TP'd real good.  Ignorant, tasteless farks deserve it.

Look who didn't read the article.


I read it all. Let them show their respect and celebrate Halloween by dancing and spitting on the victims' graves.  I bet the family still has friends and family living nearby, but who cares?
 
2021-10-13 4:41:13 AM  

chapmangregio: Confabulat: chapmangregio: I hope that house gets egged and TP'd real good.  Ignorant, tasteless farks deserve it.

Look who didn't read the article.

I read it all. Let them show their respect and celebrate Halloween by dancing and spitting on the victims' graves.  I bet the family still has friends and family living nearby, but who cares?


I'm flipping through their genealogy reports.

It looks like there was a step son, Blake, who killed himself in 2017. The dad of this family, Jan, died in 2019. Looks like he went reclusive after his son massacred his family.

Oh man, it was pretty bloody murder.

A pretty melancholy family. Must be a Nordic thing.
 
2021-10-13 4:46:04 AM  

Ragin' Asian: If the incident happened recently, I'd agree it would be in bad taste. This was 20 years ago.


I guess this is good to go now too.

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2021-10-13 4:51:40 AM  

cretinbob: You have no idea how much blood would be involved in a scene like that.

You get the taste of pennies in your mouth.


Oh, PENNIES.

I must have dicklexia
 
2021-10-13 4:52:18 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Ragin' Asian: If the incident happened recently, I'd agree it would be in bad taste. This was 20 years ago.

I guess this is good to go now too.

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This is so wrong and disrespectful.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
Also, hilarious.
 
2021-10-13 5:29:50 AM  
It's the west side of Michigan. When are they not outraged unless it is  " I'm covered in the blood of Jaysus", YAY GUNS! and POC are skery?
 
2021-10-13 5:39:39 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Ragin' Asian: If the incident happened recently, I'd agree it would be in bad taste. This was 20 years ago.

I guess this is good to go now too.

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Everything about that tattoo is shiatty, quality included yikes.
 
2021-10-13 6:04:01 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Ragin' Asian: If the incident happened recently, I'd agree it would be in bad taste. This was 20 years ago.

I guess this is good to go now too.

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As Fark has decreed, 20 years is a long time.  I have celebrate August 6th with a bug inflatable mushroom cloud on my front lawn.  My Japanese-American neighbors haven't said anything but I'm sure they get a chuckle.
 
2021-10-13 6:13:46 AM  
Okay, so no one is allowed to put up fake cobwebs in any house where a spider died.
No one is allowed to sleep in any house where a person or their dog died in their sleep.
Because it's disrespectful or something.
 
2021-10-13 6:16:37 AM  
People live to be offended. Unless you were directly affected by the crime, I see no reason to carry on about it. I'm not sure what is expected of whoever lives in the house by others. Is there a list of proper rules to live by while occupying the residence?
 
2021-10-13 6:17:25 AM  

Shamrock1: I mean, a bat or pumpkin would have been tasteful. Even skeletons would be fine.  She's free to decorate as she wants, but she knows exactly what she's doing with the bloody "help me" windows.


From the article, there was a bat decoration...it was more of the hitting vs flying kind.

The real takeaway and travesty here is that on mobile that farking article repeats the same thing over and over and over.
 
2021-10-13 6:21:49 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: cretinbob: eurotrader: If the woman that had to clean up the blood from the murders  is putting up the decorations because of reasons known to her, I say let her do what she wants on her own property.

There are companies that do that because it's bio waste.

Poop and needles are also biowaste. Yet we allow adults and diabetics to take care of children and insulin stuff in their own house.


CONDOMS !!
Never forget the condoms.


/ condoms
 
2021-10-13 6:49:23 AM  

Shamrock1: I mean, a bat or pumpkin would have been tasteful.


She did have the bat
 
2021-10-13 7:00:12 AM  
The theme of the decorations are in poor taste, but whatever.
She's the one living in the house, she has a right to go for the macabre.

Did you know you can stay the night in Lizzie Borden's house?
 
2021-10-13 7:13:56 AM  

chapmangregio: Confabulat: chapmangregio: I hope that house gets egged and TP'd real good.  Ignorant, tasteless farks deserve it.

Look who didn't read the article.

I read it all. Let them show their respect and celebrate Halloween by dancing and spitting on the victims' graves.  I bet the family still has friends and family living nearby, but who cares?


I don't think they're actually buried there.
 
2021-10-13 7:24:53 AM  
So they don't ever get to have Halloween just because of a few murders?
 
2021-10-13 7:25:25 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Did you know you can stay the night in Lizzie Borden's house?


Nobody axed.
 
2021-10-13 7:51:54 AM  
My initial thought was people were being too sensitive since the article start by explaining it happened 20 years ago and that this was just a typical Halloween display just in an inconvenient location, but after reading more they made the display very specific to the tragedy, so fark the person who did it. At best it's in bad taste, at worst it's sick and mocking a tragedy.
 
2021-10-13 7:58:40 AM  
What's the ruling on these:
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2021-10-13 8:11:21 AM  

chapmangregio: I hope that house gets egged and TP'd real good.  Ignorant, tasteless farks deserve it.


You'll get over it.
 
2021-10-13 8:12:22 AM  

chapmangregio: Confabulat: chapmangregio: I hope that house gets egged and TP'd real good.  Ignorant, tasteless farks deserve it.

Look who didn't read the article.

I read it all. Let them show their respect and celebrate Halloween by dancing and spitting on the victims' graves.  I bet the family still has friends and family living nearby, but who cares?


The family will get over it also.
 
2021-10-13 8:20:48 AM  

RogermcAllen: What's the ruling on these:
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I thin it's funny and I'm tired of pretending it's not.
 
2021-10-13 8:23:34 AM  

Neondistraction: I'm going to have to side with the homeowner on this one.  There's nothing out of the ordinary or distasteful about that display in and of itself, and 20 years is more than enough time.  Is she not allowed to decorate for Halloween anymore?  It's not like she painted their names on the headstones - that would have been in bad taste.

This whole thing reeks of faux outrage from bored small town busybodies


Well, she did put out a baseball bat with an evidence tag, like the one used in the murders. I'd say that crosses the line into bad taste.

But ultimately I think we should let the free market decide if this display is appropriate or not.  PREPARE THE HASHTAGS! TONIGHT WE TWEET IN HELL!
 
2021-10-13 8:25:50 AM  
This woman can decorate however she wants. If she wanted to keep that up all year she could do so. That's just how things work in this country.

But people who think this is not in poor taste, or that the people who knew the victims should somehow be okay with it, are lacking in social maturity.
 
2021-10-13 8:36:12 AM  
Some of us have real world, face to face experience with things. We don't all watch , whatever the hell those TV shows are.
Some people pick the most bizarre things to argue about, and then pick the most nonsensical arguments that only serve to show they don't know what they are talking about.

A single gunshot to the temple isn't a lot of blood. Yeah, there's brain matter mixed in, but that still no where near as much as a person bleeding out. Double or quadruple that and yeah, you aren't cleaning it up with a bottle of Clorox. There is a reason people who try to do so after they've murdered someone always end up getting caught.

As for cost, Insurance pays for it, just like they pay for fire damage.

Why do people have to argue when they clearly have no idea wtf they are talking about?
 
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