This video and the other media reports sum it up. These were a few random thoughts throughout the afternoon.
- A key reason Neuman is looking at a lifetime of Rorschach blots and license plates is because of the work of Dunwoody Police. Grogan's crew can hold their own with any major police force in the area.
- I sincerely hope that the news media will knock it off with their images of Dunwoody Prep preschool. They didn't ask for this PR nightmare, nor did the families whose children benefit from their programs. No one wants their establishment to be remembered by the public as, "Oh, right, that's the place where...."
- Dunwoody Pediatrics staff seemed to hold it together when my children visited for their usual appointments after that day. Impressive considering they were the first responders who tried to help. This was the reason I decided early on not to pursue a medical degree - I couldn't handle it if a patient died on me.
- Dunwoody is not an homogenous city. We don't all think and act alike. Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes it's a royal pain in the ass. This time it's just plain 'ole bad. I'm sure there are a lot of people - friends, neighbors, etc - looking at Neuman and Andrea Sneiderman and wondering, "How in the hell was I ever close to this person and not see this potential? So now more of us are wondering... who else is capable of this kind of crime and then lying about it?
Maybe now the city and our communities can pick up the pieces without TV cameras camped out at the Village or elsewhere in town.