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Celebrating Nosy Neighbors
President & CEO, PurpleAmerica.us
As America becomes a country plagued by community violence, mass shootings, school shootings and missing children, we must also become a country of nosy neighbors. Vigilance works. It's really up to us.
Joan Rivers Refuses To Apologize For Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Joke
Queen of tasteless jokes Joan Rivers has outdone herself, comparing accommodations in her daughter's guest room to those
2013's Top Ten Crime Stories
Crime stories dominated the headlines in 2013 like no year in recent history. In the past 12 months we've seen the Boston
The Homecoming of Michelle Knight
Dr. Gregory Jantz
Mental Health Expert and Founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE
Ariel Castro brutalized Michelle Knight physically and emotionally. He would taunt her by saying her family didn't care about her, her family didn't love her. Michelle told Dr. Phil, "It would hurt because I knew my family didn't care.
The End of An Era: Can We Embark on a New One?
Former Chairperson, World Sikh Council - America Region
For centuries, women have been looked down upon in almost all cultures, societies and countries. We forget, or ignore, that women are children of the same God as men.
Cleveland Courage Fund For Kidnapping Victims Tops $1.3 Million After Ariel Castro Sentencing
“On the heels of Thursday’s sentencing, the fund recorded a significant increase in giving -- roughly $20,000 in less than
Narcissistic Nation: Why Egotists Are NOT the Real Deal
CEO Advisor, President of The Dieken Group, Bestselling Autho...
The news is full of people who are full of themselves: Mayoral wannabe and serial sexter Anthony Weiner, San Diego mayor
'This Sicko Fool Has A Lot Of Nerve': Outrage Over Ariel Castro's Statement
The Daily Beast took a more direct route to the point with this headline that speaks for itself: "People are trying to paint
Ariel Castro Sentencing: 'I'm Not Violent... I Simply Kept Them There Without Them Being Able To Leave'
His words came soon after Michelle Knight, one of the three women he kept prisoner in his home, spoke out about her 11 years
Ariel Castro Set For Competency Test Today
(AP) – Ariel Castro will undergo an evaluation to determine whether he is mentally competent to stand trial, a judge ordered
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Cleveland Kidnap Victim, Gina DeJesus, Adopts One Of Alleged Captor Ariel Castro's Dogs (PHOTOS)
And now, freed from her torment, DeJesus has adopted the dog. By Michael Leaverton, Dogster Castro owned three dogs in his
Ariel Castro's Dogs Being Held By Cleveland Dog Warden
The house of horrors in Cleveland where an ex-schoolbus driver allegedly held three women captive for a decade was also the
Cleveland Women Held Captive Will Suffer Long-Term Damage: Sources
By Reuters, Reuters
Terri Weaver, a professor of psychology at the St. Louis University, said although it remains unclear how regularly they
Michelle Knight May Need Facial Reconstruction Surgery, Grandmother Says
“Barbara Knight is a mother whose daughter has lived through hell. The actual hell. Worse than we can imagine. It was hell
When Help Might Not Be Just a Phone Call Away
Norma Cook Everist
Senior Distinguished Professor at Wartburg Theological Seminary
All of us contribute to this unequal system of values. When a pretty, blond young woman from a prominent, wealthy family goes missing, we follow the media stories of the search for months. Neighborhoods that do not have such influence are invisible. So, how do we see?
How Our Awareness Can Prevent Abuse and Abduction, Rather Than Enable It.
Award-Winning Author | Speaker | Leadership, People, Performan...
As a child who struggled through sexual abuse by my father from the age of four, I saw directly that those who should be aware, are not; and those who should pay attention, do not. I am one of at least 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the United States who lost a childhood.
Ohio Kidnapping Police Report Details Victims' Abductions, Years In Captivity
Berry's opportunity for freedom came when Castro went out for McDonald's on Monday but forgot to lock the "big inside door
Why Didn't Ariel Castro's Victims Run Away? It's Simple
Founder, Jincey & Co.
Over and over and over, women and girls receive the message to keep quiet, be sweet and not cause a fuss. It's a rigged system. And yet the public is shocked and dismayed when victims of violent abuse stay or defend the abuser.
Desperately Seeking A Lesson In Cleveland
“It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had, keep hope, keep hope, because I never gave up,” Amanda’s father told "Good Morning
Kidnapping Suspect Arraigned
Kidnapping suspect, Ariel Castro, arraigned
Please Let Them Be
Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress and children's book author
Please keep your distance and encourage your viewers and readers to keep theirs. Please let them speak only if and when they want to. Please focus on the joy and not the horror.
Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Endured Decade Of Isolation, Rape, Beatings
By Reuters, Reuters
"I want to thank everybody that believed," she said. "Even the ones that doubted, I still want to thank them the most because
Ariel Castro Charged With Kidnapping And Rape In Ohio Missing Girls Case
The 6-year-old girl is Berry's daughter and a paternity test is expected to confirm who is the girl's father, Tomba said
A National Day of Male Atonement
Peter R. Breggin M.D.
Peter R. Breggin, MD, has been called “The Conscience of Psych...
Maybe we should spend less time being curious about the female victims and more time asking ourselves as men, "What can we do to resist this age-old male drive to dominate and have power over women?"
Missing Women Found: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus' Families Shared Hope On 'The Oprah Show' In 2009 (VIDEO)
"What's been hardest for me is that Amanda's just been gone for too long and I want her home," said her sister, Beth Serrano
Missing Persons' Family Members React To Rescue Of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight
"It shows that missing children can be found even years later," she said Tuesday in a phone interview. "When you don't know
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