Category Archives: IN THE NEWS

Current news events that either are, may become or should be controversial, discussed, perused and learned from.

George Zimmerman, Domestic Violence and Guns

Headlines flashed across the nation involve George Zimmerman, domestic violence and guns. George Zimmerman has made the news once again, this time being accused of domestic violence. It is reported he held a shotgun to his girlfriend, threatened her, then forcefully threw her out of her own home. She had demanded he leave for fear…

Child Sexual Abuse – Charish Periwinkle Murder

Child sexual abuse is a very tough topic for law enforcement, judiciary, attorneys, social workers and advocates. The families who are personally confronted by child sexual abuse are put into a place where they will never be the same again. Now, add to child sexual abuse ending in murder of the precious little one, and…

Drew Peterson – Guilty as Charged

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Drew Peterson has been found guilty. The trial is over. A jury decided that Drew Peterson is guilty of murdering one of his wives. Is this domestic violence? It is, in its highest and lowest forms. Drew Peterson wore a uniform as a police officer for years. It was his sworn duty to uphold the…

ADULTERESS EXECUTED BY TALIBAN

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Why would a woman be accused and convicted of the “crime” of being an adulteress? Well, an accused adulteress was recently executed, and the Taliban is being credited for carrying out her sentence of death. Recently, a news report of the Taliban being credited for the execution of an adulteress broke from Afghanistan. The story does…

RAPE IN THE MILITARY

Defending our freedom, defenseless to rape?

In my capacity as an advocate for abuse awareness, over the past weeks I have received numerous reports regarding rape in the military. One report stated that more females in the military are being raped by male members than are being shot and killed by the enemy. That is an alarming statistic. We are also…

2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND SEX TRAFFICKING

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2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND SEX TRAFFICKING What could possibly be the relationship between the upcoming 2012 Presidential campaign and sex trafficking? Slavery is alive and doing well in these United States of America. It is merely wrapped in a different sort of package—human trafficking. ABC Action News released a report concerning an already present boom…

VIETNAM VETS—Homeless and dying, they need our help

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The American public, for the most part, have the impression our Vietnam vets are all home, and that war is long over, right? Yeah, well, you may find the rest of this blog post surprising at best, and alarming at the very least. See if you really know what has become of far too many…

STOP THE BULLYING

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STOP THE BULLYING - Once again we have had children killing other children at school. Once again we are told it was because of bullying. Once again we are presented with the dilemma of how to stop the bullying. Let’s start by asking how can we “Stop the bullying?” Bullying is more often verbal than physical….

LEGAL AID IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES

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LEGAL AID IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES -  Legal aid in domestic violence cases is a mandatory option.  It disturbed me greatly to recently read a report stating that legal aid may be drastically cut in our State of Florida. According to this report, if certain proposed cuts are approved, the ratio would become one legal aid…

THE DEATH OF WHITNEY HOUSTON

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THE DEATH OF WHITNEY HOUSTON—Oh, the comments, conversations and judgmental remarks I have heard this week relating to the death of Whitney Houston. It amazes me how many are standing in a place of criticism, edging into judgment, not to mention sensationalistic journalism, about her death. As I sat in conversation with a group this…