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1-2-3 and go! Casey Anthony Verdict – your thoughts?

I did not watch the entire trial, but I did watch closing arguments as well as some of George and Cindy Anthony’s testimonies. Here’s my take: we all KNOW she did it, but the prosecution didn’t have much to work with, ergo, reasonable doubt. No DNA, no definitive motive, no method of death, a body that disintegrated far too long thanks to Police not listening to Roy Kronk, etc.

It will also, IMO, in extraordinarily bad taste for Baez and team to be yukking it up with Champagne right after the verdict. Such shades of O.J. Will Schadenfreude catch up with Casey in the form of perjury charges against Cindy and a big huge bill from the State of Florida? Or will she be wooed with interviews and book deals? All I care is that there is a dead precious baby and one or more of those folks know about it.

And what did you all think of Casey’s glamorous look at sentencing? The hair, the makeup, the broad smiles? Had I dodged that kind of bullet, I’d still be in my schoolmarm phase. OK, go!

Your help is needed for the Richmond HS gang rape victim.

Hopefully, justice will be served in this most horrifying case of a) gang rape at a school dance, b) where up to 20 bystanders cheered and said nothing.

The 15 year old victim is said to be resting at home following her hospitalization. Here’s how you can help!

*Please* take a moment to send a card or note to the survivor of last Sat’s gang rape: Richmond High School is accepting cards and donations for the victim and her family. They can be mailed to the school at 1250 23rd St., Richmond, CA 94804-1011. Make checks out to the Richmond High Student Fund, with “For sex assault victim” written in the memo line.

Of course, I find it odd that the very school with improper lighting, security and chaperones is collecting the funds, but….please send your money to help her heal. She will have a long road, bless her.

Wow. Megan Williams RECANTS tale of horror/rape/beating/stabbing by 6.

We’ve been searching for it, but we blogged about this horrific case about a year ago. A young African-American woman was found in a rural trailer in West Virginia with injuries. She had, she told police, been held captive there by 6 white men and women and repeatedly beaten and sexually assaulted.

It was a horrifying case and those 6 “depraved” (as I then wrote) folks were sentenced to prison for up to 40 years.

Now, Megan Williams has come forward, via her attorney and is recanting the whole story, saying she wanted to get back at her boyfriend. Good God! She is expected to speak to media soon, but not quite yet as she fears for her safety, as well she should. When you mix false reporting and racial tension, it’s a powder keg.

Here’s where it gets weird. The prosecutor is standing by the convictions. Megan Williams never even testified and the 6 that were charged all CONFESSED. Are you following me thus far? Not one of them has filed an appeal and the evidence seems to be solid.

Something in the milk ain’t right. We’ll keep you up to date on this explosive revelation as it unfolds.

Nujood Ali, the child bride heroine of Yemen, has died in childbirth.

I am thoroughly disgusted with the outcome of this story. I had blogged about it a while back and the outcome is tragic. Twelve-year-old Nujood, raped by her husband, was impregnated and died in childbirth. Her child also died.

I call upon any human rights group to fix this. Amnesty International? Save the Children? Someone?

Rest in peace, baby girl.

Gang rape of West Liberian girl, 9, draws victim-blaming from her family.

This is one of the most egregious stories I’ve read in a while. A little girl (a refugee from Liberia, living in Phoenix) was gang-raped by a group of boys, aged 9-14 (the 14 year old will be charged as an adult) and get this: her family feels she “has brought shame” on herself and their good name. Both the victim and the perps hail from the African nation of Liberia where rape was only considered to be a crime in 2006.

I’ve got news for these savage folks; you now live in America, where rape is a crime. To criticize this poor child, who will be physically and emotionally scarred forever, is almost a bigger crime than the rape itself. Thankfully, when she is released from the hospital, she will NOT be going back to the home, but placed somewhere else by CPS. Liberian officials, including President Ellen Sirleaf (yeah, a woman) are trying to spin it as if they have no clue why the family’s attitude is such, but I am a bit skeptical. Animals.

Read carefully the older sister’s comments and tell me that the world hasn’t gone to Hell in a handbasket. She advocates that the suspects be released because “we are the same people”. Huh? There are days when I think that the United Nations, Angelina Jolie and Superman himself cannot change attitudes. It reminds me of Islamic honor killings and the like. Whatever dark age these people live in, it ain’t right.

Say a prayer for this little girl.

What is wrong with the world today?

When I first read this headline, I about screamed. Then, I realized perhaps this man was mentally ill (well, of course he is) and needs help. It seems 150 dead dogs were found in freezers in the man’s Dearborn, Michigan home and another 100 or so alive dogs roaming through feces and trash.

Authorities have taken the dogs (and the man) in. I will say that this is no Michael Vick case, but honestly, at what point do neighbors or family NOT realize there are almost 300 dogs, dead and alive, on a property? How do you even fit that many dogs in a home? What the heck?

Hacker horror in Brooklyn – who is protecting our women?

Actually, who is protecting anyone, but this story of a Chinese immigrant who hacked his wife savagely for sweeping a broom over his foot while she cooked a meal for him is egregious in so many ways. Did he just snap? Have a history of violence? What resources are there for folks who may not want to “air dirty laundry” and suffer in silence?

Once again, I am appalled by some of the comments in the comment section. By all accounts, this woman, a home healthcare aide, was clearly a nurturer married to an insane, misogynistic, terrifying man. In six years, the neighbors suspected nothing and that is the hallmark of domestic violence.

Prayers to her. Oh, and didn’t you love his quote? What was he thinking?

Terrible story not getting enough media – the “manny” sex offender.

Unlike many people on the boards, I find nothing at all wrong with the idea of a male nanny – I have friends who have hired them and there was even a great book about Mannies.

Donald Shepard has been accused of molesting his charges, but the disturbing thing is that he has on online history of belonging to sites for pedophiles. He trolls the country using aliases, applies to schools to be a substitute teacher, has been a camp counselor. Clearly, he is an insidious repeat offender who has managed to slip through the cracks while clearly trolling the country looking for innocent children to destroy.

Why does he not have a record? What do you think of this case? As a mother, it shakes me to the core. I’m not one of those “witchhunt” moms who obsessively searches the offender registry, but you can bet I’ll be looking at everyone who comes into contact with my children.

A brave woman in Colorado deserves our praise.

Today, a friend sent me an article about a cold case in Colorado in which the victim is pressing on, nine years later. Bravo to her. Read the article and decide for yourself. The most troubling part of the article, though, is the comments section. It’s amazing that people blame her for her own rape because she was intoxicated.

Because, naturally, she wanted to end up covered in blood and mud having “had sex” with two men. That’s normal, right? I love her for her courage in coming forward. It is really hard to be public about this because a) you are then known primarily for the fact that you are a rape victim and not a daughter, wife, mom, hard worker, etc. and b) you need to endure the crazies on blog boards.

I honestly believe that one should have to register a credit card with their real name in order to comment on a blog. So many anonymous cowards, holding forth about something they have no experience with. Bravo, Julie Stene! Bravo!