National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is drawing to a close. Melanie Blow has battled eating disorders all her life, they almost killed her. Eating disorders are another societal taboo Melanie speaks about and eating disorders are also far too familiar to survivors of abuse. Melanie explains why.
For most of Joshua Komisarjevsky’s life, he had been a career criminal. Yet in May of 2007, the newly paroled Komisarjevsky strolled into New Britain Family Court wearing a GPS monitoring bracelet and obtained sole custody of his 5-year old child with the help of Connecticut’s Department of Corrections. Two months later, Komisarjevsky was arrested for his part in brutal triple slayings of Hayley Petit, 17, Michaela Petit, 11, and their mother, Jennifer Petit. Barry Goldstein asks how many deaths it will take before Connecticut fixes it's broken court system?
Yesterday we erred.
Today we apologize.
A Georgia state Rep who just started his first term less than two weeks ago has wasted no time in establishing himself as a certified, grade A idiot, starting with the very first bill he introduced in his hopefully short political career.
On the heels of the Hailey Owens kidnapping and murder in Missouri by a man found with child pornography in his home, a story that made international news, George freshman Rep Sam Moore wants to do the equivalent of waving packets of crack in front of a drug addict and make it legal for sex offenders to hang out anywhere they like. Including in places filled with children.
Two more pedophile priests have been defrocked in Philadelphia leaving parishioners wondering why no criminal charges have been brought.
Both priests are protected by statutes of limitations on the crime that require children to speak up about their abuse 15 years before research shows that they are able to.