Posts in category "Crime"

Finding Lauren Spierer: who thought three years would go by with no answers?

Finding Lauren Spierer: who thought three years would go by with no answers?
June 3, 2011. I was having a conversation with my younger daughter who mentioned a girl at Indiana University had gone missing early in the morning hours of that day. It gave me chills; my older daughter had graduated from IU the year before and lived in the same building as the missing girl. Her... Read more »

People Magazine: Shame on you for putting The Kim Kardashian/Kanye West wedding on your cover

I have been reading People Magazine since the first issue sporting Mia Farrow on the cover in March 1974. Sometimes their coverage of events is understandable. Other times it is reprehensible. It’s never pissed me off enough to stop reading though. That may change after this weeks issue. It’s no secret that I loathe Kim... Read more »

The Malaysia Flight 370 mystery: why do we immediately believe it's an act of violence?

The Malaysia Flight 370 mystery: why do we immediately believe it's an act of violence?
On March 8, Malaysia Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12.40am, destination Beijing. Since that time the flight has seemed to disappear from the face of the Earth. Theories and speculation as to what happened have been rampantly running through the internet, conversations and news. Since the first day when the plane lost... Read more »
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Ryan Ferguson free at last but how many innocent people are sitting in prison?

Ryan Ferguson free at last but how many innocent people are sitting in prison?
For many years my husband and I have periodically discussed what it would be like to help innocent people be freed from prison. After watching tonight’s “Dateline NBC”, we wish more than ever, that we could help. This week, a young man wrongly convicted of murder, Ryan Ferguson was freed after 10 years in prison.... Read more »

Dexter series finale: just no way to have a good ending

Dexter series finale: just no way to have a good ending
I don’t know about you but I have been a die hard fan of Dexter for several years. Anyone that knows me was shocked at the fact that here I am, afraid of any sharp object that comes within a hundred yards of me, loving a show about a serial killer who stabs his victims... Read more »

Trayvon Martin and Cory Monteith: having cancer as the world swirls around me

Trayvon Martin and Cory Monteith: having cancer as the world swirls around me
By now it’s fairly well known that I am dealing with a second case of breast cancer. It’s not known around the world or anything such as that, it’s known within my circle of friends and family and those kind enough to read this blog. The past few weeks have been like a surreal dream.... Read more »
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Lauren Spierer still missing two years later and no more answers than before

Lauren Spierer still missing two years later and no more answers than before
June 3, 2011. A petite blond fashion major attending Indiana University goes missing. Her parents, who live in New York are notified. Their nightmare begins and it still continues. Imagine receiving that phone call. Imagine waking up for 730 mornings and not knowing what happened to your child. Going to bed for that many evenings... Read more »

Jodi Arias sentencing watch: has it changed your feelings about the death penalty?

Jodi Arias sentencing watch: has it changed your feelings about the death penalty?
The death penalty is not something that should ever be thrown around lightly in conversation. “Oh yeah”, she should get death” or “she killed ┬áTravis Alexander and deserves to die for it”. Not so fast. After listening to the countless hours of testimony, arguments, the families impact statements, Jodi’s statements and the full spectrum of... Read more »

Jodi Arias guilty: it's what we've waited for but it's still a sad day

Jodi Arias guilty: it's what we've waited for but it's still a sad day
Jodi is guilty. I’ve waited to hear this verdict for many months now. It’s what so many people have waited for, prayed for. Yet I don’t find myself feeling elated. I find myself just plain sad. Last week I was looking at pictures of Jodi that were pre murder trial, pre all this crazy madness... Read more »
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Three women found in Ohio: will they ever recover?

Three women found in Ohio: will they ever recover?
By now most people have heard about the miraculous rescue of three women that went missing a decade ago without a trace. All vanished at separate times and had never known or seen each other before. Yet, for a decade they were all each other had for support and comfort. When situations such as this... Read more »