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Vigilante justice: Mob beats man who allegedly raped 11-year old girl

Vigilante justice: Mob beats man who allegedly raped 11-year old girl Posted by Jillian on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 Controversy, crime, news, opinion tags: Jose Carrasquillo, mob beats man, vigilante justice Several weeks ago, I was on twitter and noticed one from my friend, ...
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Convicted Rapist caught after 35 years

On this Easter Sunday, the day people tend to celebrate redemption and mercy, a rapist, convicted 35 years ago, was finally recovered after 35 years on the run. Gary Irving was convicted of multiple counts of rape in Massachusetts and was found less than 200 miles from where he was sentenced. His judge had granted him ...
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Remembering Chandra Levy

It’s been a while since I’ve focused upon an actual news story here, but every now and then my mind wanders back to a true crime story because of the media and I feel that compelling urge to throw my two pennies onto the table. In 2001, Chandra Levy went missing. This became more than ...
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Sharing the love

Sometimes, someone says something in a way that I wish I could or hoped I could or want to, but just can’t. And those are the times that I ask you to read something someone else wrote in the hopes that it can make you feel the way I felt when I read it. So, please ...
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Bleeding Billboards

I found the concept of this both disconcerting and interesting. The idea behind this is that, during heavy rains, drivers were not as careful as they could be and it was causing casualties. After implementation of the billboard, there were zero fatalities that year. My question is this, what if, on the days of the ...
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Guns for Circus Tickets: The Nashville Incentive

Back in July, a Nashville church offered an interesting incentive to people in the area to decrease violence:bring in your guns and for every gun you turn in, we’ll give you 5 free tickets to see a circus that is coming to town. When I initially heard about this program, the skeptic inside of me smirked ...
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Coca Cola just rocked my world

My life just got INFINITELY BETTER. And so did yours. However, what will happen to those people that have trouble choosing just ONE option out of six when they have the knowledge that they can now choose from over 100 hundred options? I see waiting lines at the drink station. It’s worth it to have Grape ...
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Zicam causes loss of smell? What now?

Way back in June, consumerist.com had an article out on how Zicam didn’t release complaint reports that over 800 people had experienced anosmia (loss of smell) due to the use of its products. In July, the law suits began. I have some pretty big issues with this story. Mainly because I use Zicam and, let’s face it, we’re ...
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Man who attempts to kill children gets 100 years in prison

Rarely do I take my blog in a serious direction, but after reading this story, my blood is throbbing. William Cunningham is a man who, in a disgusting attempt to gain funds from Campbell’s soup, put lighter fluid in his children’s soup and almost killed them. It is difficult to work in any kind of helping profession ...
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A just cause: Puppies Behind Bars

We’ve already hit on my love of Tivo. Over the weekend, I was watching my Tivo’ed episodes and Oprah had a fantastic episode on dogs. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t forgiven her for the Tonya Harding thing and I still delete more episodes than I watch. However, I have a soft spot in my ...
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