22 August 2009

Times Up! Domestic Violence-Is some one bound to hear your cries?


Note: Cross posted from [blogger angelzfury] Family Court Crisis-Abusers Getting Custody..!!.



When you think you’ve run out of

options…….don’t despair!


If you are in a relationship, you must be treated with respect, which means your boyfriend or partner:

  • is willing to compromise
  • lets you feel comfortable being yourself
  • is able to admit to being wrong
  • tries to resolve conflict by talking honestly
  • respects your feelings, your opinions and your friends
  • accepts you saying no to things you don’t want to do (like sex)
  • accepts you changing your mind
  • respects your wishes if you want to end the relationship

When someone loves you; you feel valued, respected and free to be yourself
. You shouldn’t be made to feel intimidated or controlled.

Think about your relationship – do you feel respected?

excerpt from: Moving Out, Moving On
Susan Murphy Milano
Domestic Violence Expert and Strategist
Author-Advocate-Media Consultant
Email: contact@movingoutmovingon.com

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21 August 2009

Bad Kitty

Ok, so maybe Keith Griffin was telling the truth...wonder if this is his ‘bad kitty’ that downloaded all of that kiddie porn??

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See my previous post: Kiddie porn or kitty porn?

17 August 2009

Kiddie porn or kitty porn?

What an idiot!!  My cat has jumped on my computer before but NEVER has even one porn image appear much less 1,000!

image Keith Griffin, of Jensen Beach, Florida has been charged with 10 counts of possessing child pornography. The only thing is that he claims he isn’t the one who downloaded the kiddie porn. He states that he would occasionally download music, but when he’d leave the room, the cat would start pouncing at the keyboard. By the time Griffin would return to the computer ‘strange’ thing would appear on the computer screen.

Police found over 1,000 child porn images on his computer. Though Griffin claims that it was ‘kitty’ porn, he’s arrested and is being held on $250,000 bond.

More About: Child Pornography · Child Porn · Keith Griffin

Original:  Is that kiddie porn or kitty porn? Man blames cat for downloading child porn

Being raped from the bottom up...

I know this story is a week old, but I just saw it....as of yet the transcripts are not anywhere that I can find them, but this will be on my watch list, I am interested in seeing what was really said and how...AND to see if the man was actually sentenced as is alluded to here.


Judge Reportedly Questioned Whether Woman Was Raped Because She Was "On Top"

By Richard Connelly in Courts

Monday, Aug. 10 2009 @ 2:52PM


​Newly elected judge Kevin Fine isn't your typical jurist -- he's been frank and outspoken about his missteps in life, which include a cocaine addiction.
Now he finds himself dealing with another alleged misstep -- accusations that he told a rape victim in his court that he didn't believe she was raped because she was "on top" during the act.

There are no transcripts yet to the July 31 hearing, which came after the defendant was convicted and before he was sentenced. Transcripts are being prepared for appeals. But observers in the courtroom have spread word of the alleged comment, and it will likely come up in the appellate process.

A woman can't be raped if she's on top? That will be difficult to explain away.

Fine tells Hair Balls he can't comment on the case because it's still pending, but he did offer a general take on events. He said the method he used in questioning some of the evidence was "incorrect," and it seems from his answer that his doubts were based on more than just the "on top" issue.
We'll print his response here in full.

The manner in which I went about garnering answers to my questions that I had, and that I needed answered prior to assessing appropriate punishment for the defendant, was incorrect. I should not have gone about it in the manner in which I went about it.
In other words, I should not -- probably the better method would have been to call counsel into chambers and express my concerns directly to them, demonstrating all of the physical evidence that I was looking at that did not match what the complainant had to say during [the] guilt/innocence and during [the] punishment [phases of the trial].

And then let them flesh it out with the witness, rather than me question the witness, because of the appearance that I didn't believe the witness, or was picking on the witness, which I don't think a judge should do. Although in certain circumstances maybe it's appropriate.

I think in light of the nature of the offense the better means would have been to call counsel for both sides into chambers, express my concerns, explain my concerns based on the evidence I had in front of me -- and by that I mean the physical evidence -- and then let them flesh it out.

As to whether the concerns included the woman being on top, as others in the courtroom have alleged, Fine said he couldn't comment.

That will be answered whenever the transcripts are released; still, it's clear that something unusual went on that day.

The defendant was reportedly sentenced to 25 years, which seems to indicate Fine considered his doubts addressed. (The defendant's newly appointed appellate attorney tells Hair Balls the 25 years "sounds right," in terms of being what Fine assessed, but he hasn't had time to look at the case.)

Original:  Houston - Hair Balls - Judge Reportedly Questioned Whether Woman Was Raped Because She Was "On Top"

Two Sept 2009 Conferences dealing with Domestic Violence and Abuse

Both of the above are copied from:  http://uaadvnewsblog.blogspot.com/

The 7th Preventing Abuse conference, Helping Protect Women, Children, Families and the Nation from Human Trafficking, Child Abduction, Pornography and Internet Predators, will be held September 11–13, 2009 at the Irvine Hilton in CA. www.preventingabuse.org (866) 454-1776. Noreen Gosch will be a speaker.

For more information about this conference please go here:  http://www.preventingabuse.org/about.html

Conference Overview

1.  Geographic Focus

2.  Impact on America

3.  Examples of Areas Affected by Human Trafficking/Abduction of Women and Children.

      1. Health care costs

      2. Society and social values

      3. Economic costs and impact on

      4. Legal--resource drain, etc.

      5. Social services and more

      6. Victim, and Victim's Family

      7. National Security

    4.  The Demand:

    Areas to be addressed relating to the demand:

      1. Demographics of the customers and the perpetrators

      2. What is the fuel of the kidnap and trafficking problem?

      3. What role does the popular culture have?

      4. How the entertainment industry can assist?

      5. What role does pornography (hard-core and "soft-core") play?

      6. The role terrorism.

      7. The impact of the Internet.

    5.  Legislative

    6.  Law Enforcement

    7.  Child Abduction Prevention:

    8.  Rescue and Recovery

    9.  The Reality of the Problem: The Responsibility to Act.



    The below is copied from:  http://www.ivatcenters.org/Conferences.htm if the links to the info below aren’t working here please visit their website to obtain the information you are looking for!

    14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
    September 21- 26, 2009
    Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
    San Diego, CA

    Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
    500 Hotel Circle North
    San Diego, CA 92108
    T: 619-291-7131   F: 619-291-3584


    IVAT Conferences
    Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma
    10065 Old Grove Road San Diego, CA 92131
    858-527-1860 ext. 4030 or ivatconf@alliant.edu

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