Consistent Uncertainties

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Heartbreak In Connecticut

candle-flames_consistentuncertaintiesThe world is waking up today from the grim aftermath of yet another school shooting. Parents and family of the victims are waking up to an empty bed in their home. Harsh reality is unimaginable, the finality of the situation; a horrendous awakening.

Tiny Angels

Tiny Angels rest your wings
sit with me for awhile.
How I long to hold your hand,
And see your tender smile.
Tiny Angel, look at me,
I want this image clear….
That I will forget your precious face
Is my biggest fear.
Tiny Angel can you tell me,
Why you have gone away?
You weren’t here for very long….
Why is it, you couldn’t stay?
Tiny Angel shook his head,
“These things I do not know….
But I do know that you love me,
And that I love you so”.

Author Unknown

Yesterday, as students assembled for school in their classrooms; Adam Lanza, the reported 20-year-old shooter, took the lives of adults and children in a shooting spree that has rocked the continent.

The elementary school, Sandy Hook Elementary, in Newtown Connecticut was the scene of yet another tragic shooting. As children, no doubt busy with thoughts of Santa and the upcoming holidays, were gunned down. Faculty members whose job to protect and nurture the small ones, were mowed down by numerous shots. When the shooting ended, 20 students and 6 faculty members were gone.

New details emerged about the killer and his family. The Lanza family moved to Connecticut from New Hampshire, then divorced in 2008. Adam Lanza lived with his mother while his older brother, Ryan, stayed with his father in Hoboken, Nj. The brothers had not spoken in two years. The shooter has been described as a reclusive “genius” who was ‘always a little different.”

In the sleepy town of Newtown, they are ill-equipped to deal with such a huge crime scene. Their homicide rate – 1 homicide in the past 10 years. Their grief is punctuated by disbelief as this new red dawn rises and they must grapple with the enormity and emotion of their losses. They are not alone. The world grieves too.


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Jury Has Reached A Verdict

 After a full day of deliberations, the jury in the Michael Rafferty trial have reach a verdict. The nine women and three men panel of jurors have deliberated past their designated 9pm cut-off to bring in the final word. The jury has spoken, Continue reading

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Faulty Warrant Conceals Internet Activity Of Accused Killer

Accused killer Michael Rafferty’s life hangs in the balance as nine women and three men deliberate whether the now 31-year-old is guilty. He’s charged in the kidnapping, sexual assault and death of 8 year old Woodstock, Ontario’s Victoria Stafford in April 2009.

What the jury does not know in this horrific case are the facts that were suppressed by the defence attorney Continue reading

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Tori Stafford Murder Trial, Now In Its Eighth Week, Resumes With More Evidence

ImageCredit to National Post – LONDON, Ont. — The trial of a man charged in the abduction, sexual assault and death of eight-year-old Victoria (Tori) Stafford resumes Wednesday with more evidence.

Michael Rafferty, 31, has pleaded not guilty to all charges related to the disappearance of the Grade 3 student.

On Tuesday, the proceedings, now in their eighth week, were set aside to hear legal arguments. The content of those arguments is under an automatic publication ban until jurors begin their deliberations at the end of the trial.

Michael Rafferty, 31, has pleaded not guilty to all charges related to the disappearance of the Grade 3 student.

Stafford was last seen with a woman outside her elementary school Continue reading

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Jury Finds All Three Family Members Guilty Of Murder

Jurors have returned with a verdict of first degree murder for all three Shafia family members in a trial which has shocked and horrified many.

Mohammad Shafia and his wife Tooba Yahya, along with their eldest son Hamed have been found guilty in the planned extermination of four family members, three of which were their children.

Three teens, Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, and Geeti Shafia, 13 along with a woman they considered a second mother, Rona Mohammad Amir, 52, were found Continue reading

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The Facade

They are the crimes that make us look at our partners and wonder if they are also capable of such atrocities. The horrid and unsettling acts that make us double-check the locks and make us agree to the telemarketers that call about the security system installations. They make us question our neighbours and close friends. Continue reading

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Russell Williams Part 2 Confession