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Mother Sentenced to Four Years in Death of Daughter's Rapist
WMC TV - Memphis ^ | December 19, 2005 | Staff

Posted on 12/19/2005 6:40:52 PM PST by mcg2000

MARYVILLE, Tenn. A mother charged in the shooting death of a man she said raped her young daughter was sentenced to four years in prison today.

Authorities say Kimberly Cunningham must serve nearly a third of the sentence before being eligible for parole, The Knoxville News Sentinel reports.

Her attorney Bruce Poston told Blount County Circuit Court Judge D. Kelly Thomas that he would appeal the sentence.

In October Cunningham was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Coy Hundley, her daughter's uncle.

Cunningham was tried on a charge of first-degree murder in April in the case, but the jury acquitted her of that charge and deadlocked on all lesser charges.

Cunningham has served about two months in jail since the October 7th 2003 killing and Poston said that would be deducted from her sentence.

Copyright 2005 Associated Press.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; US: North Carolina; US: Tennessee
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To: Salamander
By the time they turn 18, 2 out of every 3 women will have been raped or molested.

I'm sorry for your situation early in life, but that stat is just BS.

What happened to you sucks, but now you are advocating that the burden of proof on any sexual crime be lowered to a mere accusation. That is not justice, it's misguided revenge on people that weren't even involved in your situation. This is no different that a black person that had a bad experience with a white racist in their youth and now sees racism behind around every corner.

Oh, and children have always had the mental complexity to fabricate accusations. This doesn't mean that all accusations are false, but to put a person in prison, the accusations should have corroborating evidence.

In your case, if corroborating evidence wasn't available, your parents still should have separated you from the family member. Your parents decisions sucked - it's their fault - not yours, but it's not the fault of other people that are falsely accused either.

101 posted on 12/20/2005 1:13:02 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: najida
So yes, any woman willing to kill for her child strikes a chord in my soul.

Then you are a very dangerous person. A parent cannot go around killing people that they think may have hurt their child.

102 posted on 12/20/2005 1:14:45 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: Salamander
And we don't know the back-story, either. The mother may have acted on the final piece of a puzzle to which only she knows the whole answer.

If so, that could have been presented to the police and used at trial.

I guess you have no problem is this mother is gunned down by one of the family members of the person she shot do you? The person she shot was someone's son too - she would only be avenging her child who was never even charged with the crime.

103 posted on 12/20/2005 1:17:44 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: JeffAtlanta
I'm sorry for your situation early in life, but that stat is just BS.

What makes you say that? The reason I'm asking is most of the incest/molestation survivors I know, few if any have faced their molestor. So the 'diminished' capacity of a child doesn't play when you're dealing with a 45 y/o Ex Navy Seal who is just now admitting to being molested by the adults in his family. I've discovered that most keep it to themselves or 'in the family'. But all have the scars and the problems to deal with.

When I was younger, I would have agreed with you. But now, I can say those numbers sound, 1 in 3, sound about right. In my circle of friends and family, its on the money.

104 posted on 12/20/2005 1:18:24 PM PST by najida (I yam wadda yam.)
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To: JeffAtlanta

OK,
I'm a dangerous person.

Next question.


105 posted on 12/20/2005 1:19:07 PM PST by najida (I yam wadda yam.)
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To: MortMan

They acquitted her on the first degree murder charge, and they did her over on the lesser charges the 1st jury hung on. Thats right.


106 posted on 12/20/2005 1:26:25 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (The alphabet channels --spying for the enemy.)
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To: JeffAtlanta
Here in Atlanta, a man was released from prison after 24 years of serving a rape conviction after DNA evidence proved that he was not guilty.

We recently had a similar case here in Green Bay.

A man was sent to prison for 18 years and was freed a couple of years ago when DNA evidence cleared him.

On Halloween a woman went missing after taking some photos for Auto Trader magazine of a car he had for sale. A couple of weeks later they found her remains in a burn pit near his house, her car hidden in his family's junk yard (with his blood inside), and her car key in his bedroom (his blood on it). So much for his wrongful imprisonment case against the county.

I'm not in favor of killing the perp based on someone's accusation, but if it were my daughter, I would confront the bastard. If he laughed at me and asked me what I was going to do about it, I wouldn't hesitate to cap him. Innocent people don't react that way.

107 posted on 12/20/2005 1:43:48 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. - George Orwell)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper
I'm not in favor of killing the perp based on someone's accusation, but if it were my daughter, I would confront the bastard. If he laughed at me and asked me what I was going to do about it, I wouldn't hesitate to cap him. Innocent people don't react that way.

True, but we don't know if he actually said that - that is just the mothers story. The mother showed up at his work and started leveling accusations which may or may not have been true - thanks to her temper no one will ever know.

Anyway, if someone showed up at my work and starting leveling accusations of something I didn't do, I'd probably tell them to "do whatever you want just hit the road".

108 posted on 12/20/2005 2:02:11 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: BlueMondaySkipper
On Halloween a woman went missing after taking some photos for Auto Trader magazine of a car he had for sale. A couple of weeks later they found her remains in a burn pit near his house, her car hidden in his family's junk yard (with his blood inside), and her car key in his bedroom (his blood on it). So much for his wrongful imprisonment case against the county.

I don't quite follow - on what grounds was he released?

109 posted on 12/20/2005 2:03:37 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: mcg2000

Cue the banjo music....


110 posted on 12/20/2005 2:05:35 PM PST by newfreep
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To: najida
But now, I can say those numbers sound, 1 in 3, sound about right. In my circle of friends and family, its on the money.

The stat that was originally posted was 2 in 3, not 1 in 3. In any event, 1 in 3 is still an unsupportable high number.

111 posted on 12/20/2005 2:06:15 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: Salamander

God bless you and all the children like you and your cousins who have suffered at the hands of someone and yet their families still won't allow that guilty party to be prosecuted. I can't imagine that.


112 posted on 12/20/2005 2:13:49 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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To: Wolfie
Hearsay on top of hearsay.

Uell if someone approached me about such an act I sure would not laugh and say what are you going to do about it. I would be asking questions and clearing my name ASAP.

Mamma may have known uncle had done this before to someone else. But the ones who do such acts in general have an arrogance as what can you do about it. Prove it. It's my word against yours etc.

113 posted on 12/20/2005 3:47:09 PM PST by cva66snipe
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To: JeffAtlanta
LOL - parents are absolutely the last to know when their child is lying. Daddy's are so easily manipulated by daughters that it isn't even funny.

Not in these cases they are usually among the first to know. They might lie about the homework but it takes a lot of doing to make up a molestation. A parent with a good ear can pick up on truth real quick. BTW it happens much more than you think. Likely in your own family. What would you do if your daughter told your wife she had been molested? Laugh at her? No you see in general the perp follows a quirk ritual and THAT is the give away. The next kid can likely describe the exact same act. Their goal is to steal a childs innocence.

114 posted on 12/20/2005 3:54:13 PM PST by cva66snipe
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To: najida

If my arms were long enough, I'd give you a big ol' empathetic hug....:)


115 posted on 12/20/2005 3:59:24 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: JeffAtlanta
As luck would have it, I just listened to an hour-long program on a Christian radio show that dealt entirely with the subject.

Those "BS" stats are conservative, according to the people who have instituted a support network for adult survivors of abuse.

Bitch at them for their "BS stats", not me.

FYI, there are 3 women in my immediate family.
[one mother, two daughters]

Two have been molested.
One has not.

Just to mess with the curve, toss in the cousin who was definitely molested, as well.


Next question?

"This is no different that a black person that had a bad experience with a white racist in their youth and now sees racism behind around every corner."

That's got to be the most spectacularly stupid comment posted here, thus far.

This is NOT social discrimination or name calling.

This is perverted adults screwing innocent little kids and with horrifying regularity, getting completely away with it.


Big difference.


Wanna know how the uncle in question votes?

Take a wild-assed guess.

[and he's also the most racially bigoted person you'll ever meet]

Welcome to liberalism, tolerance and the destruction of core American family values from within.
116 posted on 12/20/2005 4:13:34 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: cubreporter
"I can't imagine that."

Neither can I, truth be told....;)

I'd be much better off, psychologically speaking, if I could just accept that my parents screwed up royally and addressed the buried anger.
But, I was raised to believe that they were always right, infallible and perfect.
[after all, they told me so]

If I had ever had a daughter, you can bet she'd would have been the safest kid in the universe and NOBODY would've laid a paw on her without feeling my wrath...regardless of *who* it was.


Geeze.
I won't even allow anyone to be rude to my *dogs*, for God's sakes.
There's a bright side, though.

It made me into the person I am today and I'm quite pleased with that.

I'm not like them.

No defenseless creature within my sphere of influence will be harmed without redress.

117 posted on 12/20/2005 4:26:05 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: Salamander
FYI, there are 3 women in my immediate family. [one mother, two daughters] Two have been molested. One has not. Just to mess with the curve, toss in the cousin who was definitely molested, as well. Next question?

Regretfully, this is just more evidence that you come from a very screwed up family.

Many families have high incidents of alcoholism. The proportion of alcoholics in one family is in no way indicative of the number in the general population.

Three out of the four males in my immediate family are doctors. By you logic, that would mean that three out of four males in the general population must be doctors. You see how silly that reasoning is?

118 posted on 12/20/2005 4:30:57 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

That is horrible.

In MD a "mentally handicapped man" with a history of molestation/sexual assault [both child and adult] was paroled.

Within one week of his release, he snatched a beautiful little boy from a Frederick 7-11 and took him to a nearby baseball field dugout.
He sodomized him and then beat him to death with a bat.

I never heard whether the death penalty argument was settled or not.
Some felt it cruel because he was something like mildly retarded.

He knew enough to bait the child outside with a Slurpee, take him to a place where no one would see and then commit murder to cover the rape so, IMO, he knew he enough to be killed for it.


119 posted on 12/20/2005 4:34:16 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: JeffAtlanta

What can I say?

I guess this is just an innately silly issue to some people.


Here's hoping that you [and yours] lead a life charmed enough that you'll never have to eat your own words.

It's so easy to semantically dispute that which you have never lived.






120 posted on 12/20/2005 4:40:02 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: cva66snipe

Again, you only have her hearsay that he actually even said that.


121 posted on 12/20/2005 4:42:58 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: Salamander
I guess this is just an innately silly issue to some people.

Your reasoning is silly and flawed.

You were molested at a young age and that was horrible and criminal. From your posts this was not an isolated incident but a pattern in your family. If 3 out of the 4 women in your immediate family have been molested, it is likely that your parents did believe you but didn't care. That is horrible and I can certainly understand why you have such rage within you - I don't blame you.

What I am trying to do, however, is to point out that your rage, if you can't find away to relieve it, needs to be better focused. Not all people that are charged with a crime - especially sex crimes - are guilty.

From what you describe in your posts, your rage has made you hyper-protective to the point that it adversely effects your life. Saviour complexes are not healthy and can be very emotionally damaging.

I hate what happened to you, but killing people that are charged with crimes even before the facts can be sorted out is not the answer.

Have you asked God to help you with your pain? A heart still angered doesn't have a lot of room for Christ.

122 posted on 12/20/2005 4:51:07 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: cva66snipe
"But the ones who do such acts in general have an arrogance as what can you do about it. Prove it. It's my word against yours etc."

Very much so.
Almost a brazen invincibility, at times.

The very last incident with my uncle occurred with my mother and his wife standing less than 20 feet away.
By that time, I was 15, bigger and meaner than before and I vowed to scream bloody murder [whilst simultaneously doing something very painful to him] if he ever laid a paw on me again.

As usual, he looked straight through me as though I were completely insane since he genuinely had no idea what I was even talking about....but he -never- touched me again.
123 posted on 12/20/2005 4:55:49 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: JeffAtlanta

*sigh*

Gosh, no.
In the 34 years I've had to mull this over, *none* of that has ever occurred to me.

[thank you, Captain Obvious, for pointing it out]

If you take away nothing else from this endless rehashing of "silliness", take away this;

I am *not* unusual in this respect.
THIS is what happens to molested kids.
THIS is how messed up they are until the day they die.
THIS is why molesters "need killin'", as the old joke goes.

Do you have any notion of how hard it is to seek God's comfort or forgiveness when you've been brainwashed into taking all the blame for a "crime" you didn't commit?

The concept of trust and forgiveness takes a lot longer to sink in than with 'normal' people.

You're terribly concerned with the innocent being punished for crimes they didn't do.

Yeah, I can certainly appreciate that a lot better than
you probably ever could.


I have to stop with this now.
I'm in for the inevitable weeks of flashback nightmares already and I'd love to keep it from stretching into months.


God bless you for whatever help you may have been trying to give, in your own way.













124 posted on 12/20/2005 5:10:26 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: Zeroisanumber
Vigilante justice cannot be tolerated.

Unless it is the only source of justice, which is becoming more and more the case.

125 posted on 12/20/2005 5:18:10 PM PST by GSHastings
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To: Salamander
Gosh, no. In the 34 years I've had to mull this over, *none* of that has ever occurred to me.

I mentioned it because in your early posts, you implied that you parents did not believe you when you told them about the molestation. Since 2 out of the 4 women in your family have been molestation victims, the odds are high that they did believe you and were complicit.

I do regret that you had to endure what you went through in your childhood and while you will never forget, I do pray that you are able to find peace with it. From what I can tell, you are very much on that path. :-)

Just to be clear, I just want those accused of crimes to have their day in court. You were denied justice because your parents were complicit with the molestation and that is a totally different situation. Your parents were wrong in your circumstance and the woman in this story was wrong in her reactions in well - just in a different direction.

126 posted on 12/20/2005 5:20:00 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: mcg2000
Cunningham was tried on a charge of first-degree murder in April in the case,

From Fitzgerald to these lowly jerks, please tell me...Why are prosecutors such assholes?

127 posted on 12/20/2005 5:22:40 PM PST by montag813
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To: Salamander

Mine was a brother. He has a daughter now. My children are not allowed around him; we have done the disappear from the family scene.


128 posted on 12/20/2005 5:24:24 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: JeffAtlanta

Thanks for the prayers.
I can use all the help that I can get.

No hard feelings, here.


129 posted on 12/20/2005 5:28:39 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: neodad

Or her brother-in-law.


130 posted on 12/20/2005 5:31:03 PM PST by Junior (Identical fecal matter, alternate diurnal period)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

A sad, hard but ultimately wise choice for your childrens' sakes.

I hope he's one of those who differentiates between "his kids" and the kids of others, for the daughter's sake.


131 posted on 12/20/2005 5:31:33 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: Junior

My bet's on that.

Looked twice then laughed at your tag.

Subtle....;)


132 posted on 12/20/2005 5:33:23 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: ccmay

repeatedly


133 posted on 12/20/2005 5:40:17 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Salamander
Many persons on this thread it seems have never dealt with the issue. No doubt if it happened in their family the one trying to tell a responsible adult would be ridiculed. I can hear them now. "What do you mean Uncle Slob touched your.... go outside and play and stop making things up child." Geesh did you hear that sis Slob has been a cop for 25 years if anyone is safe to be around it's him. Kids Sheesh what imaginations".

I now one man who molested his daughter and grandkids. I know several others who tried it on their step daughters. One or two who made passes at early teen nieces etc. Only one ever did any time in jail. Another case in point I went to school with an idiot now doing 40/40 years back to back for raping a 6 year old.

No family is immune from this but some families chose to ignore it. The best thing any parent can do is educate their kids about where persons are allowed to touch them and when. Be weary of a realitave wanting to take kids into rooms and closing the door. Check on the kid. It may be innocent but it may not and a parent may not know for years to come. This stuff isn't new. It's went on ever since. It happened in the 50's & 60's as well as today.

134 posted on 12/20/2005 5:43:14 PM PST by cva66snipe
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To: Wolfie
Again, you only have her hearsay that he actually even said that.

And the word of her daughter she was twice raped by the man. Enough for me. Have you personally ever had to deal with a child molester or help their victims pick up the pieces? If not then you have much to learn.

135 posted on 12/20/2005 5:46:46 PM PST by cva66snipe
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To: cva66snipe
The more things change, the more they stay the same, apparently.

Here's a real knee-slapper for ya.

Occasionally my mom regales me with stories of child molesters getting caught and canned for it.
She's exceedingly happy when that occurs and rants against how horrible the people are who do such things.

Those conversations are nearly an hallucinogenic experience for me.

Bizarro world, indeed.
136 posted on 12/20/2005 5:53:21 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: cva66snipe
And the word of her daughter she was twice raped by the man.

Women have been known to lie about these things. You've implied that we want to disregard all allegations made by children - that is not the case. What we are saying is that before killing a man, we should collect all of the evidence we can.

If your husband pissed off some woman and she decided to make him pay by screaming rape - wouldn't you like him to have a chance to answer the charges rather than just being shot dead by the woman's mother?

137 posted on 12/20/2005 6:01:16 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: JeffAtlanta
If your husband pissed off some woman and she decided to make him pay by screaming rape - wouldn't you like him to have a chance to answer the charges rather than just being shot dead by the woman's mother?

LOL CVA 66 means The USS AMERICA CVA-66 a Navy aircraft carrier Snipe means Machinist Mate or one who works in the propullsion spaces. IOW I am a man :>} I will answer you question in private give me a few to get reply together OK.

138 posted on 12/20/2005 6:14:49 PM PST by cva66snipe
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To: cva66snipe
Dr. Eugene J. Kanin of Purdue University investigated the incidences, in one small metropolitan community, of false rape allegations made to the police between 1978 and 1987. The falseness of the allegations was not decided by the police, or by Dr. Kanin; they were "... declared false only because the complainant admitted they are false." The number of false rape allegations in the studied period was 45; this was 41% of the 109 total complaints filed in this period. In Dr. Kanin's research, the complainants who made false allegations did so (by their own statements during recantation) for three major reasons: * providing an alibi; * a means of gaining revenge; and/or * a platform for seeking attention/sympathy.
Link

What if the parents of the 45 women that falsely accused rape had gone out and killed the accused just on the word of their daughter?

139 posted on 12/20/2005 6:16:26 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: cva66snipe
CVA 66 means The USS AMERICA CVA-66 a Navy aircraft carrier Snipe means Machinist Mate or one who works in the propullsion spaces. IOW I am a man

LOL - sorry about that. I hope you did not take any offense. :-)

BTW, I do appreciate the civil nature that everyone in this thread is showing. It's refreshing to see people discuss a very emotional issue like this without getting all bent out of shape.

140 posted on 12/20/2005 6:19:28 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: JeffAtlanta

You really seem to have a dog in this hunt.

Makes me curious the angle that from which you're approaching all this.

I can't tell if you're naive' or just simply cold.


141 posted on 12/20/2005 6:26:14 PM PST by najida (I yam wadda yam.)
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To: Salamander

Thanks sweetie,

Just doing some late night catch up work.

Hang in there. Believe me, in the parallel universe I seem to live in, there are lots and lots of survivors. :)

And I'll stand by my 1 in 3. (Geez, some weeks it seems like 1 in 2 ;))


142 posted on 12/20/2005 6:28:38 PM PST by najida (I yam wadda yam.)
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To: Salamander
By the time they turn 18, 2 out of every 3 women will have been raped or molested.

That number is wildly out of line with data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Please post a link to your source.

143 posted on 12/20/2005 6:30:55 PM PST by TChad
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To: najida
I can't tell if you're naive' or just simply cold.

Why did you want this man silenced before he could answer the charges to the police and if necessary, court?

Taking a life is a big deal to me. I'm sorry that your heart is cold when it comes to taking a human life just on a whim.

144 posted on 12/20/2005 6:31:04 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: TChad
That number is wildly out of line with data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Please post a link to your source.

Most cases do not get reported sad to say. The Justice Stats come from reported cases.

145 posted on 12/20/2005 6:37:33 PM PST by cva66snipe
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To: JeffAtlanta
LOL - sorry about that. I hope you did not take any offense. :-) BTW, I do appreciate the civil nature that everyone in this thread is showing. It's refreshing to see people discuss a very emotional issue like this without getting all bent out of shape.

No problem I got a laugh. The Free Mail will shine some light on it all :>} I am looking at all sides of it.

146 posted on 12/20/2005 6:39:33 PM PST by cva66snipe
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To: cva66snipe

See: "Jury Nullification"


147 posted on 12/20/2005 6:41:05 PM PST by austinTparty
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To: JeffAtlanta

Like I said,
I'm the wrong person to ask (remember, you asked me the question, I gave an honest answer)....

I wouldn't serve on a jury in a molestation case, I'm biased and I know it. I do feel some pity for the molested kids I've seen grow up into molestors who are now wards of the state because they can't control their impulses. They are damaged.

If someone screams in my arms that she wants her molester dead....I'll agree that he deserves to die. Believe me, cutting off a kids legs or blinding them would do less damage to their souls. You're crippled in ways you can't even imagine...this isn't a snark at you, but you don't seem to get where we're coming from on this.

I'm damaged, I know it. I'm putting my life back together bit by bit. But you asked a question, I gave an honest answer. I am the product of systematic, hyper-religious, super-self-righteous molestation, incest and abuse...the worst kind of evil there is. Once it has destroyed your innocence, life does take on a different cast.

Oh yeah, read my tagline hun ;)


148 posted on 12/20/2005 6:42:30 PM PST by najida (I yam wadda yam.)
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To: cva66snipe
Most cases do not get reported sad to say. The Justice Stats come from reported cases.

No, they don't. They come from anonymous telephone interviews.

"The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Ongoing since 1972, this survey of households interviews about 75,000 persons age 12 and older in 42,000 households twice each year about their victimizations from crime."

Copied from here: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/rape.htm

149 posted on 12/20/2005 6:47:07 PM PST by TChad
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To: Salamander
Yes, my parents would definitely side against me.

Then your parents simply don't love you. Sorry to be so blunt, but it's true, and they are unworthy of any loyalty you might have toward them.

150 posted on 12/20/2005 6:47:14 PM PST by Sloth (They'd call me a pedant, but they don't know that word.)
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