“It is quite possible that she had to assist him or risk losing her own life. If he is willing to dismember a body to prevent his arrest, do you really think he would have let her out of the house once she knew? She would have to go along with it until she had the opportunity to escape.
But, with that being said, she did not attempt to contact the police at any time after, so she does deserve more than 10 years. I agree.”
sugacan1 on Jan 26, 2013 at 09:41:51
“"To help him cover up the crime, she brought garbage bags into the garage. When she returned, Martinez's arms had been hacked off and Romero was allegedly in the process of chopping off her legs with a machete." Nope, not buying it. She had time to get the heck out of there while he was in the garage.”
“Even if it is, my personal opinion is a child cannot consent. Not just legally, but emotionally. They can't possibly understand sex (physically, emotionally, or mentally). Just as a person with a developmental concern. They don't have the ability to provide sound judgement. They can much more easily be convinced, coerced, or threatened into agreement, so we must protect them. Same for children.”
“You do realize that "black" refers to more than just African Americans right?
And that African Americans are not actually Africans, right?
And that saying to send them 'Back' means they would have had to have been there at some point, if they are to go 'back', right?
mike iscool on Jan 14, 2013 at 07:11:01
“There's an old saying and it's true YOU CAN TAKE THE AFRICAN OUT OF THE JUNGLE BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE THE JUNGLE OUT OF THE AFRICAN.. as long as African's are here they will be like fishs out of water as they need to be free to run wild and kill.at will..thats there nature it can not be changed no matter how long there out of there Motherland...”
“Yes, my daughter (now 4) started pre-k 2 weeks after she turned 3. I have heard a lot from those kids and making fun of that would be one of the lesser taunts. Not all would and yes, it goes back to the parents, but blaming the parents doesn't stop the child from being made fun of.”
“I know the feeling. My friends refer to me as a rain cloud. lmao
I go through very frequent bouts of 'if it can go wrong, it does'.
But I just look at it like in exchange for dealing with all the terrible crap that just keeps happening, I lucked out that it happens to me and my kids have remain untouched and awesome. lol That is good enough for me.
People will lie to get over and it all works out, you tell the truth and you get screwed. I see it all the time. I did a lot of wrong when I was younger and I changed. Maybe I'm still paying back my debt to Karma. No idea. What I do know is I can say I've done right even when it was so much easier to do wrong. And it really does make you a stronger person. I also read a lot of articles online of just terrible things, it helps give me perspective and remind me how lucky I am compared to many people. I don't know if you have kids, but I do and hearing/reading about some of the things that have happened to children, makes everything I go through, seem like nothing. As long as nothing happens to my kids, life can throw anything it wants to at me and I will gladly accept it.”
“Maybe it is because you are expecting to get something in return? Doing the right thing only to receive some benefit is not doing the right thing. You are still only thinking of yourself.”
Jayson Teeman on Dec 2, 2012 at 10:36:12
“i only recently came to this conclusion...all these years I wasn't expecting anything. I came to the realization because I see people that have been awful all their lives thriving, and I am really struggling.”
Nov 30, 2012 at 01:34:16
“Trayvon had issues?
Oh Please! I read all about his issues and I can tell you I had WAY MORE issues at that age than he did. Hell, I still got way more issues yet I hold a very nice job, in an ever expanding field and am a mother. Those "issues" you keep referring to are normal for his age. Maybe I should write a book about my issues as a teenager, after reading, you would probably expect me to be sitting ina prison somewhere on death row.”
“This is what I said "I would not have went except I know my childrens school has low involvement, so I showed up as a number, as support.", in my first comment.
This program has nothing to do with it, there is nothing I was going to gain over my normal interactions, and receiving $25 worth of Walgreens Reward Points in December, wouldn't make a difference. I didn't even fill my form out for it. They are about to close 100 schools. THAT is why I went. I wanted to do my part to get parent involvement up to help avoid my kids school being on that list. You should read my other comment about why I wouldn't have needed to go.”
“I understand. My kids school leases space to a charter school. Until recently, when they passed a petition around asking the charter not be allowed to renew their lease, I had thought it was an alternative or special education program. And those kids are horrible. There are very few compared to the size of my kids school (prek - 8th) and they cause way more problems. I rarely see the same behavior from the kids whose parents are dropping them off and picking them up.”
“lol No, I don't, but it is an alternate look for the few parents it does apply to. :)”
beer 3 on Nov 14, 2012 at 16:48:05
“I don't doubt you're a good parent. If I had my way there would be maybe 20% of the populace having kids. Of course this may sound racist, genocidal, mean or whatever but I don't mean it in any of those ways. Just practicality. For reference I drive a school bus. Believe me I see plenty of kids without much parental involvement. Thanks.”
“I would not have went except I know my childrens school has low involvement, so I showed up as a number, as support. By going, I get to talk with my kids teachers (I do that all the time through email, notes, and in person). I can also pick up their report cards, but assignments, grades, attendance, and notes from the teachers, are all available 24/7 online through the parent portal. So, in theory, the parents with internet access really have very little need to go unless they would like an in person chat with the teacher.”
urbancitygirl on Nov 14, 2012 at 23:08:20
“are you saying you would not have gone if not for this program?”
beer 3 on Nov 14, 2012 at 05:24:27
“In theory. Do you really think that's what's going on in this instance.”
“Many schools (when it comes to male students) have restrictions on length, style, color, etc... as well as earrings and jewelry.
Not that I agree with it, but not surprised. People are so lazy now to fall back on the standard process rather than think for themselves and realize there are legitimate exceptions to the rule.”
“Me and my sister (both mothers of 2) argue all the time about her blind faith in medical personnel and my insistence that there are bad people in every profession and everyone will make a mistake, to not just go with everything you're told. I am glad they got forceful about it but sad it took so long. I hope they receive some peace out of this situation.”