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ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy: Police suspect murder-suicide in Arizona family’s death

In Child abuse, Police suspect murder-suicide in Arizona family's death, Uncategorized, Violence Against Males, Violence Against Women, women talk on August 10, 2009 at 4:02 am

Well my dear friends we are back to the old and popular. Murder and suicide. Life is so precious why take anothers and why take your own?

Coyfee signing off…..

 

Police suspect murder-suicide in Arizona family’s death

updated 2:12 p.m. EDT, Fri August 7, 2009

(CNN) — Police in Scottsdale, Arizona, said Friday that they don’t know why a man fatally shot his two young sons and a woman believed to be his wife before turning the gun on himself. The bodies had been in the family’s rental home for several days before they were discovered Thursday afternoon, police spokesman Dave Pubins said in a statement. An out-of-state relative told police that the family had been out of touch and asked them to check the residence, Pubins said.

 

The father was identified Friday morning as Russell Gilman, 48, and the woman was tentatively identified as his wife, Stacey, Pubins said. He said a definite identification of the woman, thought to be 45 years old, was expected after an autopsy. The boys, who were not named, were ages 3 and 7, Pubins said. A second police spokesman, Mark Clark, told CNN affiliate KNXV-TV that a note and a weapon were found in the home, but he didn’t elaborate.

 

“They seemed to be very normal people, other than being quiet, no explanation, really,” neighbor Wayne Lehsten said. He added that the four never participated in neighborhood activities like block parties. “They kept to themselves,” he said. “We would greet them once in a while as we saw him take the children to school.” Pubins called the deaths “a tragic event” and said there was nothing to show that anyone outside the home was involved. A neighbor, who identified herself as Carrie, said she saw the commotion and police cars as she drove to her house. “I have children, and that makes me sad,” she told CNN affiliate KTVK-TV3. “This is the kind of a community — these few blocks here — [where] people are very friendly. There are potlucks and Halloween get-togethers, so why couldn’t they reach out to somebody?”

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ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy:OPD Arrests Mom of 5-year-old that was Shot Accidentally

In Child abuse, OPD Arrests Mom of 5-year-old that was Shot Accidentally, Uncategorized, women talk on August 9, 2009 at 10:25 am

Another child has been injured. This time a little girl has been shot accidentally from a gun that was kept in her home. Her mom has been arrested and bail was set.  It seems that the child is doing better but we need to know how the other child got the weapon..if in fact that is how the child was shot.  No one seemed to know at the time of the accident..Please pray for the family and the children..

Coyfee signing off…

Arkeisha PerezThe mother of a 5-year-old girl who was shot accidentally at an Orlando apartment complex has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

Arkeisha Perez, 26, was charged with aggravated child abuse, allowing a minor access to a weapon with injury and unsafe storage of a firearm, police said. Her other children were placed with relatives.

Exactly what happened is unclear. The girl’s father, Jarvis Sims, told reporters that another child may have shot her. That could not be confirmed.

Jazyire Emery Sims, 5, who is in critical condition, was standing near the front door of her mother’s home at Willow Bend Apartments when a bullet pierced her body about 11 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

After the shooting, the girl’s mother and uncle began to drive her to the hospital. But after a few miles, they flagged down an Orange County deputy on Hiawassee Road at Ironwood Drive, police Lt. Darryl Braunskill said.

An ambulance was called to the intersection and took the child to the hospital. She was taken into emergency surgery and was recovering Wednesday at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

When Jazyire is released, she will be placed in a foster home, Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Carrie Hoeppner said.

Perez was brought from the hospital to Orlando police headquarters, questioned for two hours and arrested about 4 p.m., police said. She was booked into the Orange County Jail with bail set at $2,700.

Few residents were outside at the complex Wednesday morning. Some men surveyed the door to the apartment where the child was shot, even as large cockroaches crawled on the walls and the pavement nearby.

“It’s too close to home,” said Alnisa Jackson, 22, who lives with her children and their father in the building next door to where the girl was shot. “It’s not safe.”

Jackson’s 3-year-old daughter often played with the injured child.

Another neighbor, Anthony Miles, sat outside his apartment smoking cigarettes. He was home Tuesday night when the police arrived but didn’t hear the gunshot.

“I was at home, and I heard the cops,” Miles said. “Then someone knocked on my door and said the baby’s been shot.”

Miles said the apartment complex is dangerous, and he tries not to go outside at night.

“Right now is the safest time to be outside,” he said. “I’m scared to come outside at night. It’s just a bad neighborhood.”

Investigators are trying to determine how many people were in the apartment when the shooting occurred. Jazyire has three siblings. A judge Wednesday ordered them placed with a relative, Hoeppner said. One of the children was home when Jazyire was shot. The other two were with a family member.

Witnesses at the apartment complex have not provided any leads in the case, Braunskill said.

“We don’t have any suspects,” Braunskill said. “You got people in the apartment complex and something happened. They have to have some sort of idea of what happened or saw what was going on at the apartment.”

He said the lack of cooperation from witnesses is frustrating.

“It hinders us from doing our job and puts the general public at risk,” Braunskill said. “We’ve got one or more subjects that has hit a 5-year-old girl with a bullet, and they are out there running around with a firearm.”

ConversationswitCoyfee presents Strange and Unusual: Man claims his cat downloads porn

In Child abuse, Dog eat your homework? Man claims his cat downloads porn, Uncategorized, women talk on August 9, 2009 at 9:13 am

People in Florida must be on a roll…check out the below story..this is hillarious but serious..the dude needs to be locked up and have the key thrown away..

Coyfee is signing off..

Dog eat your homework? Man claims his cat downloads porn

> Posted by Barbara Hijek on August 7, 2009 07:15 AM

We once worked with a guy who said he was late to work because his cat peed on his alarm clock and shorted it out.

But we like this cat story better.

Keith R. Griffin, 48, of Jensen Beach has a cat.

And you know what that pussy does?

Downloads porn!

So Griffin says.

But cops weren’t convinced.

Instead, they charged Griffin with 10 counts of possession of child pornography after a detective found more than 1,000 child pornographic images on his computer, reports TCPalm.com.

Griffin gave it a good shot.

He told detectives he would leave his computer on and his cat would jump on the keyboard.

And when he returned there will be strange material downloaded.

Griffin was in Martin County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Maybe the cat is now busy poking friends on Facebook.

This is what we call kitty porn.

ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy:Symbol of Unhealed Congo: Male Rape Victims-In Congo

In A Man's Point Of View, Africia, Child abuse, homosexuality, Symbol of Unhealed Congo: Male Rape Victims, Uncategorized, Violence Against Males, women talk on August 8, 2009 at 2:11 pm

This story maybe one of the saddest ones that I have posted in weeks.  The issue of men being raped in a country where homosexuality is such a taboo is heartwrenching.  Please read below..

Coyfee signing off…

 

Symbol of Unhealed Congo: Male Rape Victims

Jehad Nga for The New York Times

Clockwise from top left, Kazungu Ziwa, Shabani Lufuno, Ngabu Bita and Matata Badoda. All are Congolese men who were recently raped and agreed to be photographed. More Photos >

Published: August 4, 2009
GOMA, Congo — It was around 11 p.m. when armed men burst into Kazungu Ziwa’s hut, put a machete to his throat and yanked down his pants. Mr. Ziwa is a tiny man, about four feet, six inches tall. He tried to fight back, but said he was quickly beaten down.

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Jehad Nga for The New York Times

A camp for internally displaced people in Rutshuru. More than 500,000 Congolese have been driven from their homes. More Photos »

The New York Times

For years, eastern Congo has been a reservoir of atrocities. More Photos >

“Then they raped me,” he said. “It was horrible, physically. I was dizzy. My thoughts just left me.”

For years, the thickly forested hills and clear, deep lakes of eastern Congo have been a reservoir of atrocities. Now, it seems, there is another growing problem: men raping men.

According to Oxfam, Human Rights Watch, United Nations officials and several Congolese aid organizations, the number of men who have been raped has risen sharply in recent months, a consequence of joint Congo-Rwanda military operations against rebels that have uncapped an appalling level of violence against civilians.

Aid workers struggle to explain the sudden spike in male rape cases. The best answer, they say, is that the sexual violence against men is yet another way for armed groups to humiliate and demoralize Congolese communities into submission.

The United Nations already considers eastern Congo the rape capital of the world, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to hear from survivors on her visit to the country next week. Hundreds of thousands of women have been sexually assaulted by the various warring militias haunting these hills, and right now this area is going through one of its bloodiest periods in years.

The joint military operations that began in January between Rwanda and Congo, David and Goliath neighbors who were recently bitter enemies, were supposed to end the murderous rebel problem along the border and usher in a new epoch of cooperation and peace. Hopes soared after the quick capture of a renegade general who had routed government troops and threatened to march across the country.

But aid organizations say that the military maneuvers have provoked horrific revenge attacks, with more than 500,000 people driven from their homes, dozens of villages burned and hundreds of villagers massacred, including toddlers thrown into open fires.

And it is not just the rebels being blamed. According to human rights groups, soldiers from the Congolese Army are executing civilians, raping women and conscripting villagers to lug their food, ammunition and gear into the jungle. It is often a death march through one of Africa’s lushest, most stunning tropical landscapes, which has also been the scene of a devastatingly complicated war for more than a decade.

“From a humanitarian and human rights perspective, the joint operations are disastrous,” said Anneke Van Woudenberg, a researcher for Human Rights Watch.

The male rape cases span several hundred miles and possibly include hundreds of victims. The American Bar Association, which runs a sexual violence legal clinic in Goma, said that more than 10 percent of its cases in June were men.

Brandi Walker, an aid worker at Panzi hospital in nearby Bukavu, said, “Everywhere we go, people say men are getting raped, too.”

But nobody knows the exact number. Men here, like anywhere, are reluctant to come forward. Several who did said they instantly became castaways in their villages, lonely, ridiculed figures, derisively referred to as “bush wives.”

Since being raped several weeks ago, Mr. Ziwa, 53, has not shown much interest in practicing animal medicine, his trade for years. He limps around (his left leg was crushed in the attack) in a soiled white lab coat with “veterinaire” printed on it in red pen, carrying a few biscuit-size pills for dogs and sheep.

“Just thinking about what happened to me makes me tired,” he said.

The same is true for Tupapo Mukuli, who said he was pinned down on his stomach and gang-raped in his cassava patch seven months ago. Mr. Mukuli is now the lone man in the rape ward at Panzi hospital, which is filled with hundreds of women recovering from rape-related injuries. Many knit clothes and weave baskets to make a little money while their bodies heal.

But Mr. Mukuli is left out.

“I don’t know how to make baskets,” he said. So he spends his days sitting on a bench, by himself.

The male rape cases are still just a fraction of those against women. But for the men involved, aid workers say, it is even harder to bounce back.

“Men’s identity is so connected to power and control,” Ms. Walker said.

And in a place where homosexuality is so taboo, the rapes carry an extra dose of shame.

“I’m laughed at,” Mr. Mukuli said. “The people in my village say: ‘You’re no longer a man. Those men in the bush made you their wife.’ ”

Aid workers here say the humiliation is often so severe that male rape victims come forward only if they have urgent health problems, like stomach swelling or continuous bleeding. Sometimes even that is not enough. Ms. Van Woudenberg said that two men whose penises were cinched with rope died a few days later because they were too embarrassed to seek help. Castrations also seem to be increasing, with more butchered men showing up at major hospitals.

Last year, Congo’s rape epidemic appeared to be easing a bit, with fewer cases reported and some rapists jailed. But today, it seems like that thin veneer of law and order has been stripped away. The way villagers describe it, it is open season on civilians.

Muhindo Mwamurabagiro, a tall, graceful woman with long, strong arms, explained how she was walking to the market with friends when they were suddenly surrounded by a group of naked men.

“They grabbed us by the throat and threw us down and raped us,” she said.

Worse, she said, one of the rapists was from her village.

“I yelled, ‘Father of Kondo, I know you, how can you do this?’ ”

One mother said a United Nations peacekeeper raped her 12-year-old boy. A United Nations spokesman said that he had not heard that specific case but that there were indeed a number of new sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers in Congo and that a team was sent in late July to investigate.

Congolese health professionals are becoming exasperated. Many argue for a political solution, not a military one, and say Western powers should put more pressure on Rwanda, which is widely accused of preserving its own stability by keeping the violence on the other side of the border.

“I understand the world feels guilty about what happened in Rwanda in 1994,” said Denis Mukwege, the lead doctor at Panzi Hospital, referring to Rwanda’s genocide. “But shouldn’t the world feel guilty about what’s happening in Congo today?”

ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy:(Update)Scorned Women Seek Revenge on Three-Timer-Jailed

In A man's Version of the Dating Game, Child abuse, Scorned Women Seek Revenge on Three-Timer, Uncategorized, Violence Against Women, women talk, Women used Krazy Glue on August 7, 2009 at 5:58 am

Folks, not only is the guy a cheater but also is suspected of abusing a child.  He is a real 5 time looser. Not much to say except thank God he is locked up.  No more pain at his hands..prayerfully…

Coyfee signing off…

 

Man Who Said Women Krazy-Glued His Private Parts Is Arrested

By Associated Press August 6, 2009 9:50 am

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The eastern Wisconsin man who was the victim in a bizarre plot to punish him for disloyalty in a lover’s quadrangle is in jail.

Fond du Lac Police Capt. Steven Klein said Wednesday the 36-year-old Donessa Davis was arrested Tuesday on allegations of child abuse, theft, unlawful phone use and harassment with a death threat in a domestic abuse investigation.

The Fond du Lac County district attorney’s office says no charges have been filed.

A criminal complaint says four women, including the Davis’ wife, were charged in Calumet County last week with being party to false imprisonment after Donessa Davis was tied up and his penis was glued to his stomach at a Stockbridge motel. One of the women was also charged with fourth-degree sexual assault.

Authorities say three of the women were romantically involved with Davis.

 

ConversationswitCoyfee presents Teacher’s Pet: Queens Teacher Pleads Guilty to Rape

In Child abuse, Queens teacher pleads guilty to rape, Uncategorized, women talk on August 6, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Folks! She is getting off real easy. If she was a man ..we would be screaming unfairness..

Coyfee signing off

 

 

Queens teacher pleads guilty to rape

BY Brendan Brosh
DAILY NEWS WRITER

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 11:48 AM

Anderson for News Schoolteacher Melissa Weber was charged with having sex with her 14-yr-old student. 

A Queens public school teacher pleaded guilty to second-degree rape charges Tuesday for having sex with a 14-year-old student.

Melissa Weber, 28, was sentenced to time served, 10 years probation and has to register as a sex offender for the next 20 years.

The social studies teacher had sex with the male student seven times in an empty second-floor classroom at Middle School/Intermediate School 8 in Jamaica between April 13 and May14.

The romps all occurred between 3p.m. and 6 p.m.

Weber, who cried during the hearing, agreed to give up her teaching license and enter sex-offender treatment.

The victim’s mother, who was a member of the Parent Teacher Association, was tipped off about the trysts.

The mother inspected her son’s cell phone and found hundreds of calls and text messages from Weber on it, with the last one reading, “Erase your phone.”

“She said she was remorseful,” said Weber’s lawyer, Donald Vogelman, who blamed his client’s behavior on a dysfunctional upbringing. “She accepted responsibility for what she did.”

The family agreed to the plea deal because they didn’t want the teenager to have to testify in a lengthy court case, prosecutors said. Weber, from West Babylon, L.I., is also barred from all social networking sites frequented by minors.

ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy: Essex County Corrections officer kills Herself and Her baby

In Baby Is killed by His Mother, Child abuse, Essex County corrections officer kills herself and her baby, Uncategorized, Violence Against Women, women talk on August 5, 2009 at 9:28 am

Domestic Violence on the reverse…Essex County corrections officer kills self and her baby

Coyfee signing off…

Essex County corrections officer kills self and her baby

 by James Queally/The Star-Ledger Tuesday August 04, 2009, 5:30 AM

 

NEWARK — An Essex County corrections officer shot and critically injured her boyfriend, then held police at bay for nearly two hours until turning the gun on her infant son, fatally wounding the baby before killing herself Monday afternoon, authorities said. Kelly R. McKenith, 39, of Newark, was pronounced dead at 5:48 p.m. at University Hospital just minutes after her 4-month-old son, Kaire McKenith, was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest, said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Woman cries at the scene where an Essex County Corrections Officer Kelly McKenith shot and killed her 4-month-old son, and herself in the city’s south ward.

 

 McKenith, who was hired by the Essex County Corrections Office in February 2005 and worked at the county jail in Newark, shot her boyfriend Louis Goosby, 28, three times, striking him at least once in the leg and grazing his ear, Loriquet said. Goosby remained in critical but stable condition Monday night at the Newark hospital. Authorities and neighbors believe Goosby is the baby’s father. “This is a tragic day for the city. We’ve lost a child. We’ve lost our child,” Mayor Cory Booker said during a press conference less than an hour after the shooting, which took place at McKenith’s two-story home on Huntington Terrace in the city’s South Ward. “This is a senseless act of violence.” N.J. Department of Corrections Louis GoosbyPolice Director Garry McCarthy said police responded to reports of a dispute at the Huntington Terrace home around 3:45 p.m. When officers arrived, Goosby told them he had jumped out of a second-story window to escape an assault from his girlfriend, McCarthy said. McKenith barricaded herself inside the house with the baby, forcing police to establish a perimeter and set up a mobile command post, McCarthy said.

 

 Over the next hour, a police negotiatior made contact several times with McKenith, who agreed to surrender and bring the baby out, unharmed, as soon as she got dressed. But around 5:20 p.m. police heard gunfire from inside the house. When officers entered, they found both mother and son suffering from gunshot wounds. McKenith apparently fired two shots, striking the child once in the chest before shooting herself in the head, said police Detective Todd McClendon, a spokesman. Both victims were taken to University Hospital, where they later died. Neighbors screamed when they heard what had happened. One woman collapsed in tears in the middle of the street. “Tell me this is a dream,” one neighbor said. Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy, center, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Newark Mayor Cory Booker, right, walk away from the scene where an Essex County Corrections Officer Kelly McKenith shot and killed her 4-month old son, Kaire McKenith, wounded her boyfriend and took her own life in Newark. McCarthy and Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. said they believed the gun McKenith used was her service weapon, issued by the county corrections department.

 

DiVincenzo said McKenith had an exemplary work record, leaving supervisors and colleagues to grasp for answers. “She was a good employee, and she did her job well at our correctional center,” he said. “There was nothing she was ever written up on. She followed procedures. It’s just a terrible, terrible tragedy. What made her flip? What made her snap? Nobody can understand how something like this could have happened.” DiVincenzo said McKenith had recently returned from maternity leave. Internal affairs investigators were exploring the possibility McKenith met Goosby while he was an inmate at the county jail. Goosby has a record that includes convictions for drug-dealing, weapons possession and death by auto. DiVincenzo said investigators would seek to match up the dates to determine whether Goosby was in the county lockup while McKenith worked there. “It’s something that has to be looked at,” the county executive said. According to state Department of Corrections records, Goosby was released from prison in June 2006 after serving time for a weapons conviction stemming from a December 2003 incident. Newark officials talk about Kelly McKenith who killed her baby and herself Goosby spent two days in the Essex County Jail in January, though it was not immediately clear whether he was in the same area as McKenith or if the two ever came in contact. Goosby had passed through the jail at least four other times dating to 1998, but all of those cases were before McKenith began her job in 2005. Al Ortiz, the jail’s acting director, said it’s possible the two knew one another long before McKenith came to work at the jail. “She may have known him before, during and after,” he said.

 

South Ward Councilman Oscar James, who lives on Schuyler Avenue, a block away from the shooting, was within earshot during the final moments leading up to McKenith’s suicide. “You could hear the baby crying,” James said, shaking his head. “It was pretty disturbing.” Marcus Nunn was visiting his aunt on Huntington Terrace when he heard several shots from the direction of McKenith’s two-story brick face home. Moments later, he said, he saw a man in a white shirt walk across Hawthorne, his shirt blood-soaked. A family friend, who only identified himself as “Zak,” said McKenith was a lifelong Newark resident who always made a point of staying out of trouble. “She never had a record, never did nothing,” he said. “She didn’t drink, she didn’t smoke. Kelly was a good girl. All her life, she was a good girl.” Officials are still trying to determine what led up to today’s dispute, but Booker promised a thorough investigation and said the city needed answers following what he described as a “truly heinous act.” “When you lose a child,” he said, “you lose a piece of your city.” Staff writers Mark Mueller and Rohan Mascarenhas contributed to this report.

ConversationswitCoyfee presents In Black Church:Pastor’s Ex Reveals “Life After The Down Low”

In Black Church, Black Men on Down Low-Pastors, Child abuse, homosexuality, Spiritual healing, Uncategorized, women talk on August 5, 2009 at 12:41 am

This is Coyfee attempting to share about the below subject.  I am not comfortable commentating on this. I will only add that Ingrid is not alone.  It has become as infectious as the Swine Flu.

 

What? Pastors-Men in leadership..taking the innocence away of not only our daughters but our sons also..It is a shame and a disgrace..But what of the women and families that these men (pastors) leave behind to wear the garment of shame..Please pray for the families that are left to pull the shredded fabric together to attempt to design cloaks that will once again cover them..

Coyfee signing off..

Pastor’s Ex Reveals “Life After The Down Low”

By Sheeri Mitchell May 14, 2009 2:39 pm

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Nearly two years ago, Ingrid Michelle was leveled by the shocking truth. Her then-husband of 12 years revealed that he had engaged in oral sex with a young man they both knew. The problem? Apart from being her spouse at the time of the “incident” her husband had been a youth pastor at a thriving church. And the young man? A former member of the flock. After recovering from the initial shock, Ingrid would be confronted with mounting evidence and eyewitness testimony that she had married not only a man who had been living life on the down low, but who was also an accused pedophile.  Shocked and disgusted to her core, Ingrid would have to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and begin again.  It would get much worse before it got better.

Below is her story in her own words:

I’ll never forget May 27th 2007 for as long as I live. Maybe I should, but right now it sticks out like a sore thumb. Contrary to it being the day of the greatest catastrophe in my personal history, the Southern California morning sun was in rare form. It was perfectly warm with a delicious hint of a Sunday breeze. The day started off as any day would. We went to church and came home to enjoy a quiet relaxing afternoon while Bobby grilled ahi tuna, fresh green onions and garlic. The salad that would be birthed was one we had mastered and my mouth watered anticipating the taste. We grubbed as if the last supper and lay around the remainder of the day. Devan tuckered out long before our expected television marathon and Bobby and I nestled into our king sized bed on either side of him with remote in hand to watch our favorite line up – Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters. Just after the credits rolled, Bobby turned the television off. My initial thought was to slide under the covers and turn the lights out but I heard him take a deep breath as if he wanted to say something. I thought nothing of it, but it was when he faced me that things felt a little weird. We had just finished chuckling and trying to figure out who did what on Wisteria Lane and suddenly the mood instantly became serious.

“Okay! I have something to tell you,” he said.

There was a pregnant pause. There was something slightly eerie about this particular silence. It wasn’t anything that I had ever felt. The once smile that graced my face became a little disconcerted. I carefully made eye contact with him. I could feel the palpitations of my heart. His stare was drenched with garden of Gethsemane typed anguish. I knew it was something bad.

“Okay!” He took a deep sigh. “So…I’ve been smoking weed for a while now and I exchanged oral sex with Elliott.”

There it was; a massive head on collision. In the spirit, I could see the carnage as it lay in wake and embarrassed for him, I could no longer gaze his way. My head instantly became a fog as I drifted. It felt like an out of body experience where my entire life seemed to flash before me. I kept thinking to myself, did he just say he and Elliott had sex? Elliott? Elliott? Is this the same Elliott that we once mentored in our youth ministry? The same Elliott who was molested as a young lad and then was subsequently emasculated by his domineering mother? Was this the Elliott that Bobby spoke of? The Elliott whose dancer’s body enticed a number of young girls and had adult women yearning? Was this the same person? ‘Please God!’ I pleaded within me. He was someone that Bobby was supposed to have been keeping accountable to his walk with Christ, particularly as it related to his sexual confusion. Was he saying to me that the very person he led as youth Pastor and mentored, he slept with?

As I tried to wrap my mind around what he had just disclosed about him and Elliott, I kept thinking, ‘damn it!’ This m’fer was in my house somewhere giving and receiving a blow job from a young man that was just shy of being a minor and I’m out in the hot ass sun selling hand-painted t-shirts trying to make a dollar out of fifteen cents while fulfilling our supposed dream. Was he serious? Elliott was supposed to have visited us for a collective visit to see the Dance Theatre, not to be in bed with my husband smoking marijuana together like some out of control high school sex fiend. My head was spinning. I couldn’t think. I stared at the wall for what felt like hours. I couldn’t really grasp what my “husband” had just revealed to me. Was this really happening to me? This was something that I would read about. This was an Ebony article, not my life an Oprah story, not my life. What in the hell was I to do with this…

ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy:Dad Fatally Shoots Daughter and Her Foster Dad

In Child abuse, Dad Fatally Shoots Daughter, Foster Dad, Uncategorized, Violence Against Women, women talk on August 4, 2009 at 11:53 pm

This is a really tragedic. We will be asking why this child was placed just doors away from here abuser for a long time. I must continue to advocate for tougher laws that protect the children. I truly understand the fear surrounding such an occurence. I was abused when I was very young and I did not fully remember until much later in adulthood. The details seemed like a repeating nightmare, I never comfronted my accuser.

We can not place blame at this time but it is evident that this child was not protected even after she was brave enough to tell someone of authority. The foster father’s life was sacrificed as was this child.  The social worker and or agency should have to answer for these meanless deaths.  The child’s father was evidently very disturbed to abuse his own legacy. 

Please leave me your comments. This story of abuse to a child, like all the others angers me greatly.  We as a nation, do a horrible job of protecting our children..our future..our legacies…..

This is Coyfee signing off…

Police: Dad Fatally Shoots Daughter, Foster Dad

By Associated Press August 4, 2009 9:21 am

 

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Neighbors in a northwestern Tennessee community are questioning why a teenage girl fatally shot by the father accused of abusing her was placed with a foster family just two doors down.

Christopher Milburn, 34, killed the 15-year-old, her foster father and wounded her foster mother before taking his own life Sunday, authorities said.

Neighbor Frank Hipps said Milburn was good friends with Todd Randolph, the 46-year-old foster father, and had worked for him in the past. Hipps, who had known both men for about eight years, said he didn’t know the details of the abuse allegations but questioned why the girl had been placed so close.

“That kid shouldn’t have been in that house,” he said. “This might have been preventable if she had been placed with foster parents out of the community.”

Neither Dyersburg police nor child services agency spokesman Rob Johnson would elaborate on the abuse allegations other than to say the investigation began last week.

The girl, whose name was not released, had been staying with Todd and Susan Randolph while the state Department of Children’s Services investigated the abuse claim, Dyersburg Police Capt. Steve Isbell said. Susan Randolph was released from a Memphis hospital Monday.

Frank Hipps’ wife, Tammy, said the 15-year-old was Milburn’s daughter by a previous relationship. He was married and the couple had two younger daughters. The girl’s mother was living out of state and police were waiting for her to arrive before releasing the girl’s name, Isbell said.

Police found the teenager and Todd Randolph dead at the Randolph home and Milburn about a block away, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Charles Wootton, 71, who lives across the street from the Randolphs, said he heard five pops. He looked out the window and saw Randolph on the ground near the mailbox.

“My wife opened the door and walked out and seen the blood. That’s when I called 911,” he said.

Wootton said neighbors started to gather at the Randolphs’ house and a nurse performed CPR on Todd Randolph, who had been shot through the neck. Wootton said when he first looked at Susan Randolph, he thought she was dead, too.

“She told me who did it,” Wootton said.

The Randolphs have two young children who were at their grandparents’ house during the shootings, Wootton said.

Wootton had moved to the neighborhood about two weeks ago, and Todd Randolph had mowed his yard several times.

“The people around here are just about the friendliest you’ve ever met,” said Wootton. “I don’t know what happened to that guy.”

Isbell said Milburn had no criminal record in Dyersburg, a city of approximately 18,000 people about 70 miles northeast of Memphis.

Tammy Hipps said Milburn worked as a counselor at the McDowell Center for Children, which helps at-risk and troubled children.

The shootings marked the second domestic killing rampage in Tennessee in just over two weeks.

Jacob Levi Shaffer of Fayetteville, a small town near the Alabama border about 70 miles west of Chattanooga, is accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife, three members of her family and a neighbor boy to death on July 18. He also is accused of beating an acquaintance to death in nearby Huntsville, Ala.

ConversationswitCoyfee presents A Tragedy: Lawsuit Dismissed over Girl’s Death in SWAT Shooting

In Child abuse, Lawsuit Dismissed over Girl's Death in SWAT Shooting, Uncategorized, women talk on August 4, 2009 at 12:57 pm

We are not at a loss at what is deemed legal and lawful.  I can not understand why or how those who were in charge of the officers can sleep.  How they gaved the orders to shoot the man in question knowing the child was in his arm. 

 

 I can not stand as judge in this case but only ask that you pray for the child’s mother.  I am certain that the original lost was devasating but to not be heard is a great challenge also.  Please let’s take it to a ballot instead of standing by and doing nothing. Tell those who can change the laws and when a new concept is placed on the ballot. Let’s vote..Please let’s prevent anything like this from ever happening again.

This is Coyfee signing off….

Lawsuit dismissed over girl’s death in SWAT shooting

By ROBERT JABLON and SOLVEJ SCHOU, Associated Press Writers Robert Jablon And Solvej Schou, Associated Press Writers – 37 mins ago LOS ANGELES –

A judge abruptly dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of a 19-month-old girl who died when her father used her as a human shield during a furious gun battle with police. The mother, Lorena Lopez, argued that SWAT officers should have used different tactics during the 2005 gunbattle that left her daughter, Suzie Pena, dead. The city said the officers believed the girl was in immediate danger and were trying to save her.

  

Granting a motion by the city on Monday, Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu took the case away from jurors as they were scheduled to begin hearing final arguments. Based on trial testimony, there was no way the panelists could have concluded that police officers acted unreasonably, Treu ruled. The ruling was disappointing, said Luis A. Carrillo, Lopez’s attorney. “The community should have had a voice in this. The jurors are representatives of the community,” he said. Lopez said she screamed for officers to be careful and not harm her daughter, “but they didn’t hear me, and now today they didn’t hear me,” she told The Associated Press in Spanish. “After waiting four years for justice to come, the officials would not open the door for the case to go to a jury. I worry that other mothers will suffer the same pain and grief that I have” because of this decision, Lopez said. Attorney Todd Hayward, co-counsel representing the city, said the judge went through factual records developed during the trial and found that everything officers had done was necessary and appropriate. “These officers tried to do what they could to save this young child,” added Christian Bojorquez, lead counsel for the city.

 

Police said that Pena’s father was under the influence of drugs when he began a 2 1/2-hour gun battle with police on July 10, 2005. Jose Raul Pena, 35, barricaded himself in the office of his used-car dealership in the Watts area of South Los Angeles. Police said he held a gun in one hand and his daughter in the other, using her as a shield. The child was shot in the head and leg and died in his arms. Jose Raul Pena also was killed, and one officer was wounded. A coroner’s report concluded the girl was killed by a bullet from a police SWAT team that stormed the building. Some 250 bullets were fired from more than a dozen weapons. The girl’s death prompted demonstrations. Out of the jury’s presence on Monday, the judge told attorneys for both sides, along with police and the girl’s mother that the police were facing a man who had “intoxicated his brain” with drugs and couldn’t be reasoned with, who “ranted and raved,” threatened to kill his daughters and others and fired at police, Carrillo said. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges against police officers after the shooting, saying they acted lawfully.

 

The Los Angeles Times posted a photo on their Web site of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich high-fiving a colleague after learning of the judge’s decision. “It’s been very difficult, and to see on the Internet, how he was celebrating his victory,” Lopez said. Carrillo said the recently elected city attorney was insensitive and lacked compassion to react that way. “He’s like a 15-year-old at a football game, displaying adolescent hubris, celebrating an action that took the life of a baby. He’s incapable of feeling the pain of a mother who lost her child,” Carrillo said. City attorney spokeman John Franklin said Trutanich was excited that his staff successfully defended the city and the taxpayers of Los Angeles in a major case. “He was so upset that we tried to get the photo removed from the Web site,” Franklin said. “That photo had nothing to do with the girl’s death.” Lopez said she wants to appeal and keep fighting for the memory of her daughter, but needs to consult with her attorneys before deciding on her next step. The city’s Police Commission investigated the shooting and concluded that it was mishandled early on because of poor communication and leadership. The panel however found fault with only two of the dozens of officers who were at the scene. Police Chief William Bratton and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa assigned a panel to analyze tactics used by the SWAT team and the chief later said some tactics were altered. ___ Associated Press writer Raquel Maria Dillon contributed to this report.