Here is my goal:
Please let me know what you think. I am very specific to point out this is to help… Continue
Added by Dixie Duryee on March 21, 2010 at 8:20pm —
Anny Jacoby, Founder/President of The Realistic Female Self-Defense Company
, is announcing an exciting new division of her company.
The “Project Safe Girls”
is being spearheaded by Anny Jacoby and Bethany Corbin, recently designated as Head Educational Director. This new, innovative program is being geared… Continue
Added by Anny Jacoby on December 6, 2009 at 7:29pm —
I'd like to ask you a favor. It will help victim's of crime (this includes Domestic Violence, Miissing Persons, Murdered Family Members, Rape Victim's, etc)
Below is my churches Synod's URL. Take a look at the life issues list - inmates but no victim. I wrote them and spoke to several people today. I'm trying to get something started, they've agreed to do a story in a magazine and we are talking about other ideas.
They're excited about doing… Continue
Added by Yellow Flower on December 2, 2009 at 9:19am —
"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
September 20th 2009, Sigourney turned 18 years of age – 6.574 days old. Sigourney may not know her real name, her real birthday or the truth about her life, but it’s a fact – today is her birthday. I can remember that day so vividly - September 20, 1991. What a year: The USA unleashes unreasonable force against a… Continue
Added by Joe Chsiholm on October 15, 2009 at 8:30am —
The conversation occured in the confines of the Jail where we live. It began by her coming out of the jail cell into the visitation area where we met through a few inches of plexi glass. When she came closer to the window she began to cry very hard. It was hard because I know she is hurting and I could not touch her or speak to her like I would normally do. we sat… Continue
Added by Gwen Johnson on September 13, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Amazing enough I thought we had moved to a quiet place where I could actually get some peace and serenity, little did I know that was far from the truth. I have a daughter that does not seem to learn lessons and continues to repeat her actions.
My oldest son came over today, last night at the apartment complex where he lives, his sister lives, her fiance lives, their children live, there was a royal crazy outburst of violence after several people… Continue
Added by Gwen Johnson on September 13, 2009 at 1:46am —
Even though I have shot guns since I was in junior high school, had a concealed carry permit in my lifetime and I support the Right To Bear Arms; I do not support the myth, "I own a gun and that is the best possible method of self-defense. If someone attacks me, I can use it to protect myself."
Let's take a look at why not......the facts/reality of such myth. First, I say congratulations! I have heard this comment from females… Continue
Added by Anny Jacoby on July 6, 2009 at 5:22pm —
We are reaching out to many by educating them about awareness, proactive options, detection, how to diffuse a situation and ultimately how to protect and defend oneself if the threat presents itself.
We do not
promote violence what-so-ever; we do
believe that every female has the right to protect and defend herself. Violence Prevention Training with be with these ladies the rest of their lives. They will never forget what they have been taught, mentally nor… Continue
Added by Anny Jacoby on July 2, 2009 at 11:18pm —
Domestic violence does not "see" race, gender, age, religion, degree of education, economic status - domestic violence can rear it's ugly head at any time. Yes, males are victims too!
Domestic violence is the use, or the threat of the use, of violence in an intimate partner relationship to attain and maintain power and control. Domestic violence is a pattern of intentionally violent and/or controlling behavior. Domestic violence often involves the use of physical force but can also… Continue
Added by Anny Jacoby on July 2, 2009 at 11:17pm —
The Power of Fear
Where is all of the violence coming from in our world? Is it the powerful exhibiting their strength to the powerless? Is it the strong preying on the weak? Those are parts of the problem, but it’s usually someone trying to prove a point to themselves and they try to force their belief on the person being violated. The main ingredient of violence is usually the fear that is inside of the person being violent.
* When a person is free of fear they don’t feel… Continue
Added by Anny Jacoby on July 2, 2009 at 11:16pm —
In Memory of Ira Yarmolenko.....Spoken Word by Jake Jacoby
The Youth International Slam Poetry Team representing Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina. We are a team made of 13-19 year olds that compete in Brave New Voices. Brave New Voices is a Slam Poetry Competition that is ran by Youth Speaks out of California, you can reach them at www.youthspeaks.org We are called The Sacrificial Poets in honor and memory of our dear friend Ira… Continue
Added by Anny Jacoby on July 2, 2009 at 11:15pm —
Batterers may be difficult to identify because they can be found in all social and demographic groups. They come from all walks of life, all professions, and all educational backgrounds. The vast majority of men who batter are not mentally ill. Their intent is not to inflict pain, but to cause fear and intimidation in order to gain and maintain power and control over their partners.
Batterers abuse their partners because they choose to do so. Outside circumstances (stress, alcohol,… Continue
Added by Anny Jacoby on July 2, 2009 at 11:14pm —
Warning signs or "red flags" prevail long before the push, shove, grabbing, punch, or assault unless one is simply ambushed. We have to learn and teach our family and friends how to "Detect to Avoid".
I open and welcome discussion to all about Power & Control. Please feel free to share the attached Violence Power and Control wheel - you never know who is hurting behind closed doors (mentally, emotionally or physically) - there are many aspects of abuse. Thank you and God… Continue
Added by Anny Jacoby on July 2, 2009 at 11:13pm —
Today I got a letter in the mail from the Department of Corrections. It was so that I could join the Victims Services Program. As I read on it said that it was so they could inform me of all movement and going ons of the inmate in the Washington State Correctional Facility. So I had to relive the horrible thoughts after this terrible tragedy that you will read about. I was that witness who called 911 and I was the one who remained silent except for at… Continue
Added by Gwen Johnson on June 10, 2009 at 10:49pm —
Woman Who Stepped In: If 3 Witnesses Aren't Enough, 'Why Is Rape Even a Crime?'
I received an email about the DeAnza College Rape. Three female soccer players apparently stepped in to save a girl from being gang raped: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/
The ABC News' page - instead of labeling it a gang rape, or even alleged gang rape, the video label reads, "Teen Binge Drinking Erupts in… Continue
Added by Yellow Flower on June 8, 2009 at 3:52pm —
ABOUT POLARIS PROJECT
Polaris Project's vision is for a world without slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves towards freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project has been providing a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery since 2002.
Polaris Project is one of the largest anti-trafficking organizations in the United States and… Continue
Added by Yellow Flower on June 6, 2009 at 10:30am —
Barbara Bentley said:
I am pleased to announce that my story is being featured on DATELINE NBC on Sunday, June 7, 2009.
The hour-long show is based on my book “A Dance with the Devil: A True Story of Marriage to a Psychopath” and its title “The Years of Living Dangerously.”
Check your local guides for time and NBC affiliate station. Please be advised that TV schedules are flexible and responsive to breaking…
Added by Yellow Flower on June 5, 2009 at 8:11am —
This story is so sad, and these children had no choice. The mother is suspected of throwing them into the River after dark and people said they could here their screams and cries.
News Video of Story
Added by Gwen Johnson on May 24, 2009 at 12:30pm —
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5 year old little girl, molested 3/4 of her life so far, not receiving help from parents or CPS This little girl has been drastically let down by her parents, CPS and the detective. The story is real and it is heartbreaking! She needs me, she needs you, she needs all of us... Not just a voice, but a scream to be heard by authorities... she needs help NOW! We can no longer allow the system to betray her. Please join me in the fight to bring this… Continue
Added by Gwen Johnson on May 11, 2009 at 7:17pm —
WA governor signs 'Eryk's Law'
03:50 PM PDT on Saturday, April 25, 2009
OLYMPIA - Gov. Chris Gregoire today signed into law a bill known as "Eryk's Law," which aims to protect children from abuse.
The legislation, officially called The Eryk Woodruff Public Safety Act, is named after a Lake Stevens, Wash. boy who was beaten by a babysitter in the fall of 2007.
Added by Gwen Johnson on April 26, 2009 at 2:07pm —