11/13/08

Christa Pike\\\\ Christa Pike's web page.
I speak to her mother Carissa occasionally, she is a truley wonderful lady.

11/4/08

What Barack Obama promises abused women:

PREVENTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Reducing Domestic Violence:

One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Family violence accounted for 11 percent of all violence between 1998 and 2002. Barack Obama introduced legislation to combat domestic violence by providing $25 million a year for partnerships between domestic violence prevention organizations and Fatherhood or Marriage programs to train staff in domestic violence services, provide services to families affected by domestic violence, and to develop best practices in domestic violence prevention.

Strengthening Domestic Violence Laws:

Approximately 1,400 women a year – four every day – die in the United States as a result of domestic violence. And 132,000 women report that they have been victims of a rape or attempted rape, and it is estimated that an even greater number have been raped, but do not report it. Senator Obama co-sponsored and helped reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Signed into law in January 2006, the bill funds and helps communities, nonprofit organizations, and police combat domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The legislation establishes a sexual assault services program and provides education grants to prevent domestic violence.

Fighting Gender Violence Abroad:

The genocide in Darfur has had particularly devastating consequences for women. Tens of thousands of women have been killed, raped, and displaced since the conflict began in 2003. Barack Obama has been a leading voice in Washington urging the end of genocide in Sudan. He worked with Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) on the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act, a version of which was signed into law. Obama has traveled to the United Nations to meet with Sudanese officials and visited refugee camps on the Chad-Sudan border to raise international awareness of the ongoing humanitarian disaster there. He also worked with Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) to secure $20 million for the African Union peacekeeping mission.

11/2/08

Muncys 3 Amigos, Carol King, Michelle Tharp, Shonda Walter, death row, SCI Muncy

I ran into this website quite by accident. It is the site of the three women on the row in PA; Carol King, Shonda Walter and Michelle Tharp. Beth Markman is also there but I believe she has been removed from death row.

Michelle Tharp is the one who wrote me the threatening letters a few years back. She was extremely angry at me for this blog.

It started with Beth Markman who I wrote to first. I was contacted by a social worker in P.A. who had some questions about her. When I went to her for the answers she became very closed lipped and told me she wanted nothing else to do with me.

I eventually heard from both Carolyn and Michelle who wrote scathing letters about what a horrible person I am. I became friends with Michelle after a while and I truly tried to help her in any way I could. She was hard to work with because she would give me permission to print her pictures or parts of her letters and then get angry when I would do so.

Eventually a trouble maker named Paul from across the pond began to get interested in her and would relate sordid tales to her about the members of our Support Death Row Women group and ostracized her from us all. There was a general consensus that he was using his "concern" for Michelle and others to fuel a strange perversion for bonded and chained women.

At least once a month I am contacted by someone who has written to Michelle and has to stop due to her extremely paranoid and odd nature.

I tried to write to Carolyn after a local church donated books specifically for her. She told me in no uncertain terms that she wanted nothing to do with me. It was a few days later that a fiasco broke out (Im not sure of these details) where she was removed from the ALIVE support site for continuously trying to solicite money from her supporters.

No one can fully understand what the women are living through in such a place and what happens to them mentally after a while but that sort of behavior is so counterproductive for them.

11/1/08


Seattle woman indicted in Italian murder case - Breaking News From Oregon & Portland - Oregonlive.com

While I was in Seattle on a business trip last week I caught thier headlines of this startling case.

This young Seattle woman has implicated herself and then recanted in the murder of her Italian roomate. Apparently it was some sort of sex crime gone horribly wrong.