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RIP Wilson

It has taken me 2 weeks to even be able to sit down and write this post. Mostly I’m writing as a way to help myself through the grieving process of losing my best friend. My heart is broken. I got his ashes back on Tuesday and it was like ripping the scab off and I grieved all over again. I know that some people won’t understand the bond that we have with our furkids…
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Steubenville Case: Where Are They Now?

FINALLY! Everyone was able to see the documentary Roll Red Roll on POV/PBS last night and since then I’ve had a lot of people asking where are they now? So…I am going to provide some information. I hadn’t kept up with any of the kids involved over the years until about a month ago when I figured I should take a look in case people were asking, and of course, to satisfy my own curious…
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This Is NOT How You Treat Kids

I came across this post on Facebook last night and after reading through all of the comments, the more I think about some of them, the more angry I get. This is the video that was posted during the 8th grade class trip to Washington DC. As you can clearly see in the beginning of the video, the teacher/coach was punching the child and then started hitting him in the face with a magazine. The…
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Clarisa Figueroa: Murdering Monster

THIS thing. There aren’t any decent descriptive words that come to mind to describe the woman I am about to tell you about. What happened to Marlen Ochoa-Lopez is beyond human comprehension and only monsters would do to her what Clarisa Figueroa and three people in her home have been accused of doing. She has been accused of luring the young expectant mother to her home before Marlen was strangled and her baby was cut…
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Missing: Kenneth Howard, 22 months old

UPDATE: I am perfectly okay with eating as much crow as necessary when I can say FINALLY a happy ending with a missing child. Kenneth was found a short distance away from his home on a 50 foot incline. He is doing well and has been reunited with his family. Here we go again. I really hate hearing about missing kids lately because as it usually turns out, the child is murdered by his caretakers….
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Anonymous Comes to Steubenville

It took “outsiders” to help raise voices and awareness to how the subject of rape was perceived in Steubenville, and around the world. It was GLORIOUS to watch the streets fill with people who were in attendance at the Steubenville rallies to support Jane Doe. It was even more amazing to witness the many who then took to the courthouse steps and use the platform to talk about their own stories and truths. I wish…
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Steubenville Screenshots

Back in 2012 when I first heard about the rape case, I began researching publicly available social media to get an idea of what was going on because local media hadn’t provided much information. Within hours I had accumulated tons of information and decided to save screenshots of what I found because I was so appalled at what I was reading from those who were present, and others who were not but who were opining…
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Trent Mays Accused of Sexual Assault…AGAIN

I really hate to say I told ya so, but…yeah…TOLD YA SO! I don’t think any of us that were involved in the Steubenville case or who followed the trial closely ever thought that Trent Mays would go silently into the night. Privately, we all discussed our fears that two years in juvenile detention was not long enough for him and that he would more than likely re-offend. His apology was more of an “I’m…
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Where Is Amiah Robertson?

For as long as I have been blogging about missing children, my contrition for their parents has only grown worse. Generally, the outcomes are not good and a parent is usually involved. I feel no different with Amiah Robertson’s parents and caregivers. There is so much that is SO wrong with the information coming out of Indianapolis where she is from. She has been missing since last week. The dates are in conflict. One would…
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