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  •  Why we need to put more money in family services (2+ / 0-)
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    I really hope Ramsay gets to milk this for all it's worth. He should charge the TV channels as much as he can for any further interviews and save it for a later day. TV channels are making money off of such tragedy, so nothing wrong with a good samaritan making some of that money.

    Oh, and the white woman running into a black man's arms got a chuckle out of me too, but it was also a reminder how race and class  relations cause a situation like this where we can acknowledge why it was funny. Good for Charles for just speaking his mind without a filter.

    What strikes me how broken families create a situation like this to be easier to get away with. And when I mean family values, I mean real family values, not just the right wing definition of it. Castro's kids weren't even aware of this because he had enough separation from his family where he was able to get away with not having his own kids access to several parts of that house.

    But Michele Knight's saga was depressing. Her mother didn't really give a damn and she is doing damage control by exagerrating how much she really worked in getting awareness about her plight. Maybe if she had a strong family, the cops wouldn't be able to get away with neglecting her situation.

    This mother is in FL and her new family seems predictably a collection of "role Models". It is sad how a girl can go missing for years and no one in her own family is concerned that she is really missing. Sadly, I have seen too many of such families in my walks on the wild side(I mainly observe, but do not partake in the activities of some of my weird aquaintances).

    While Berry did not have a perfect family, at least she had people who could speak out on her behalf. Same with Dejesus.

    •  Nobody even told one of her brothers she was (0+ / 0-)

      missing -- he was estranged from the family. The first he heard of it was when he saw the news of her rescue.

      Unbelievable.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Thu May 09, 2013 at 06:22:17 AM PDT

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