Goodness, the ordeal that this little boy endured. He knew he wasn’t supposed to die. He knew that he was supposed to live. Only he saw that. His own mother didn’t think of her children as she attempted to take all of their lives.
Who was the relative that called the police? What was the domestic violence about? This is insane. What made her think this was the only option? Was it shame? Was it the thought that she couldn’t go to anyone? She mentions that she was alone, and if that is the case, leave your children, write a note, and do what you feel you have to do. Why take them with you? Is that the same thing as a man killing his wife when she decides to leave him? You think she belongs to you, so you take her with you when you go.
Mothers should realize, your children don’t belong to you, they belong to this world, to this earth. Your job is to bring them into the world, but they could have contributed somehow. Now, no one will get to know these children. This was a potential for something great. The mother was attending college, she worked hard to support her own family, and that’s all gone now. There is a time when a woman has had enough. There is a time when a parent needs to walk away. Walking away doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent, it just means that you cannot take care of your child anymore. This was senseless.
Do you know what a persons mental state has to be at in order for them to do this to their children? The story reads that this was a good mother. But good in what sense? Was she good because she fed and clothed them? Was she good because she took them to school? Where is the father? So many unanswered questions, and in time all of the links will be joined together. This young boy has a long way to go to recovery.
Added to the story: The landlord at her building said Armstrong shared the apartment with her boyfriend, and had twice asked to get the locks changed in a six-month period – most recently in March.
“She said she didn’t want him here,” John Boubaris, 48, said. “That was the last person living with her, the boyfriend.”
Neighbors identified the boyfriend as Jean Pierre, the father of the three dead children.
Details of the domestic incident preceding the death were withheld by police, and it was unclear if Pierre was at the apartment – although cops confirmed they had spoken with him.
“Whether he was there earlier in the evening, that’s part of our investigation,” said Newburgh Police Chief Michael Ferrara.
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A 10-year-old boy clambered out the window of a minivan and swam to shore after his mother drove into the frigid Hudson River, killing herself and her three other children, officials said. A relative had called police to report a domestic dispute shortly before.
Lashaun Armstrong was the only survivor after his mother, 25-year-old Lashanda Armstrong, plunged the van into the river late Tuesday in this city 60 miles north of New York City.
When the van hit the water around 8 p.m., it was just past high tide and the Hudson was flowing swiftly to the south, pulling the vehicle some 25 yards out into the rain- and melt-swollen river, Fire Chief Michael Vatter said.
The chief figured the van floated in the 45-degree water for no more than two minutes.
“He got out of the car, got up onto the boat ramp, turned around and it was gone,” Vatter said.
The boy’s great-aunt, Angela Gilliam, told The Associated Press that he was “doing good” Wednesday and “taking it all in.”
“He rolled the window down and got out,” Gilliam said.
In the van with Lashanda Armstrong were Landon Pierre, 5, Lance Pierre, 2, and 11-month-old Lainaina Pierre, police said. Her husband and the father of the three dead children, Jean Pierre, was questioned. Police would not give details of the interview or say if the father had been charged with anything.
Gilliam, Lashanda Armstrong’s aunt, says she spoke to her niece earlier Tuesday and she was “not too good.” Gilliam later called police in Newburgh about her niece’s well-being and they acknowledge that officers went to the apartment. Neither Gilliam nor police provided other details about the domestic call.
By the time police got there, Armstrong had already taken the fatal plunge with her children.
Police said there was no history of domestic violence at the address.
Armstrong seemed stressed but not depressed when she picked up the children Tuesday at the Young and Unique Christian Development Child Care, said Shaniesha Strange, supervisor in the infant room.
“It just seemed like she was having a bad day,” Strange said. “I could see that something was kind of bothering her but she didn’t talk about it. She wasn’t one to talk about her business. The only thing she’d say was that she was so alone. She’s a single parent, she takes great care of her kids, goes to school, and works. She really needed a helping hand.”
Vatter said a passer-by saw Lashaun Armstrong come out of the river, picked up the soaking wet boy and took him to a nearby fire department. Vatter said the boy was so distraught that he had difficulty talking but ultimately told firefighters what happened. Rescuers went immediately to the river but it was too late to save the four victims.
Firefighters and police officers responded to the 45-degree river with boats. Divers searched for the minivan for about an hour before finding it submerged in 10 feet of water. They used a heavy-duty tow truck to pull it up the boat ramp and onto land.
Everyone inside was dead.
Armstrong lived in an apartment in a gritty part of this humble river city. Several neighbors on Wednesday recalled her as an attentive mother who balanced care of her children with an outside job. They were shocked by the news.
“She was a very good mom,” said Tina Claybourne, who lives nearby. “She took care of her kids. She always was with her kids.”
Neighbors said the children seemed energetic and happy and would play on the block and ride bikes.
“You know kids, they make noise, they play around,” said Shantay Means, a downstairs neighbor.
The boat ramp was unguarded by gate or chain. There was no sign that anything tragic had happened save for a single teddy bear left at the end of a dock that runs alongside the boat ramp.
Newburgh, which has about 30,000 residents, sits on the western shore of the part of the river that runs south through New York state and eventually splits New York and New Jersey.
A similar incident occurred in 2006, about 20 miles south of Newburgh.
In 2007, Victor Han, of Queens, was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to child endangerment. Han admitted he knew he was putting his daughters at risk when he stepped out of the family minivan on Bear Mountain in June 2006, leaving them with their mother, 35-year-old Hejin Han. She then drove the Honda Odyssey off a 300-foot drop, killing herself. The mother was killed but the children somehow survived.
It’s also reminiscent of the case of a South Carolina woman who drowned her young sons in 1994.
Susan Smith is serving a life sentence for killing 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex by strapping them into their car seats and driving the car into a pond. Smith originally claimed she was carjacked before the truth came out.
___ Associated Press writers Mary Esch and Michael Hill in Albany, N.Y., contributed to this report.
She Could face prison time? Can anyone say, Double Standard? We might as well let men go back to sleeping with 13 year old girls and stop calling them statutory rapists and the like. If you’re going to be fair, be fair. Stop downgrading the crimes because a woman did it to a boy. It’s a matter of opinion as to whether this law works or not. It’s not up to the law. On other sites you can read some men stating, “I wish I were a 13 year old boy.” Is that the reason she will walk or the reason the story says, She Could face prison time, and also the reason she was given a $1,000 bond? Most people don’t take it seriously of a woman actually raping a boy and the amount of time in which this blog writes about these stories is becoming shorter and shorter.
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A 20-year-old Staten Island woman has been charged with statutory rape for her alleged sexual relationship with a 13-year-old.
Megan Donovan was arrested on the salacious charges Wednesday but released on $1000 bond, CBS2 reported. She is under strict orders not to contact her accuser or his family.
Donovan, who met the teenager through his sister, had her first sexual encouter with him on Tuesday, law enforcement sources told SILive.com.
The wannabe Mrs. Robinson was reportedly outed when her underage conquest bragged to friends and the secret slipped out to his mother, who called the police.
Incriminating text messages between the pair confirmed the act, sources said.
Donovan’s lawyer Mark Geiser dismissed the accusation as a “fabrication” and blamed the boy for inventing the story.
“He has a crush on her,” Geiser told SILive. “He has a rich imagination, an overactive imagination.”
Geisser also pointed to the the accuser’s mother’s own troubled legal past, citing her recent perjury indictment.
On top of the rape charge, Donovan faces charges of sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child, according to a spokesman for the District Attorney’s office.
If convicted, she could face up to four years in prison and would become a registered sex offender.
“She’s a very nice girl. I’m very surprised to hear that,” Donovan’s neighbor Ron Hansen told CBS 2.
But Louis Diamond, who represents the teen and his mother, stressed that nice or not, Donovan knew what she was doing.
“This is a woman. She’s not a girl,” he told SILive. “Don’t forget, there’s a big difference between 13 and 21.”
Was she serious? How many times have you made a threat that you didn’t mean? Parents do it all the time. Parents tell their children, “I will knock you into next week.” However, that is impossible. People yell out threats of shoving their foot up someones butt, but do they ever really do it? Teachers tell students that they have eyes in the back of their heads. However, that’s not true. So whats to be made of a teacher who makes these sort of threats?
Was it a slip of the tongue and a forgetfulness on the part of Milo? Did she forget that she was in a school setting? Well, in the minds of most people, it is whatever the witnesses claimed it to be. If you threaten someone saying, “I’m going to Kill you.” That person is left with trying to interpret whether you meant that statement or not. In this case, the coworkers must’ve felt they were in some sort of danger. That’s why they reported the teacher.
Her statements left little to the imagination. To speak specifically on Columbine was childish and would definitely place the school on high alert. What was she thinking? Her students speak highly of her, but what do kids know?
A Brooklyn teacher was arrested Friday after bragging about a Columbine-style plan to bring in a shotgun and “settle some scores,” sources said.
Art teacher Sabrina Milo, 34, was cuffed and hauled out of Fort Hamilton High School about 11:15 a.m. after fearful colleagues blabbed to school safety agents.
She was taken to the 68th Precinct stationhouse, where she got a lawyer and clammed up, police sources said.
Hours later, she was charged with making terroristic threats, a felony that carries up to five years in prison.
“This woman talked about pulling a Columbine and we take these threats very seriously,” a police source said, referring to the 1999 Colorado school massacre that left 13 dead.
“She made terroristic threats.”
Milo made the threats earlier in the week, telling at least two other teachers she intended to come to school armed and “settle some scores” and “do what needs doing,” a source said.
It was unknown if Milo owned any weapons, but police were seeking warrants to search her Staten Island home and her computer, sources said.
Teachers told cops Milo had a short fuse, a law enforcement source said.
“She would get angry and run off at the mouth. Whether that would translate into real action – no one was willing to take the chance,” the source said.
“Her husband was ex-military, so there was a concern that she had access to weapons.”
Police sources said it was not the first time Milo had been in trouble at the Bay Ridge school.
In May, she was yanked out of the classroom amid allegations she flipped out in the classroom and hit a student.
“She hit a kid with a ruler on her fingertips,” one Fort Hamilton teacher said. “She was taken out of school for a while.”
A Department of Education spokeswoman confirmed Milo was removed from the school and returned in September. She declined to discuss the details of the investigation.
Several students – who said Milo was quirky but well-liked – said the incident was blown out of proportion.
“Last year we made a sign that said ‘Free Milo’ after she hit a kid’s phone with a ruler,” said sophomore America Casallas, 15.
“The girl was over-exaggerating … the girl hated her and made a big deal out of it.”
Milo offered to pay for the girl to get a manicure when she saw the ruler broke the teen’s nail, Casallas said.
Milo – who makes $75,796 a year – has been at the school since she was hired in 2001, the DOE spokeswoman said.
She’s married to another teacher at the school, JROTC instructor Lee Anderson, and they live in a home in Tompkinsville with one of his three kids from an earlier marriage.
Neighbors said she kept to herself, but was always nice. Anderson, 64, is often seen around the neighborhood in military fatigues.
“I’m kind of shocked to be honest,” said a neighbor, who declined to give his name. “They’re very nice, quiet people. We just say good morning, good evening.”
One of Milo’s students said she was taking the threats as seriously as an April Fool’s prank.
“It can’t be true,” said Aly Bianco, 15. “If she did say it, she didn’t mean it. She jokes a lot.”
“She’s a great teacher,” the sophomore said. “But people are mean to her for no reason. She puts up with a lot.”
“She’s the best,” Casallas agreed.
“We do art explosions where we throw paint at canvasses. She’s so creative and really helps kids with their problems.”
Cause of Death, Unknown. She touches my heart and she was my favorite actress. Cat On a Hot Tin Roof was my favorite. She played as Maggie the Cat. She starred with Paul Newman.
What can be said about Elizabeth Taylor? A picture is worth a million words. Her eyes tell you her soul and she left it for all to see. Not only was she beautiful outside, she was a beauty inside. One thing to learn from Elizabeth…Live your life, and live the life you want to live. She cared not what people thought of her. She knew her purpose, and she touched so many hearts.
On the Screen she held me captive, she will truly be missed. She held us all captive and if you’ve never taken the time to see a movie of hers, by all means, don’t cheat this lady, go and find one and watch it. Watch the magic on the screen with Elizabeth Taylor.
The lady actresses of today are mere fragments of her poise and class. Elizabeth Taylor is indeed a Lady of Grace. Her style remained Elegant throughout her career and her beauty never faltered.
There is a host of pictures on the HomePage of my blog, so be sure to check them out. http://www.erickaecourtney.wordpress.com Deliberately, I wanted Elizabeth Taylor to own that front page during her time.
NewYork Law says small Marijuana possession should get you a ticket. Why are blacks and Latinos being arrested for it?
Newyork spends $75 million a year to lock up people caught with marijuana, a new study says, even though it’s not technically a crime.
The report by the Drug Policy Alliance says the NYPD spends that much on 50,000 annual pot arrests, in which 86% of those arrested are black or Latino.
State law requires people carrying small amounts of pot to receive the equivalent of a traffic ticket, but critics say the NYPD arrests and jails them anyway – hurting their job and life prospects.
“It stays on your record permanently,” Bronx resident Alfredo Carrasquillo, 27, said at a City Hall news conference. “When they ask you if you’ve ever been arrested, you have to say yes.”
NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly defended the marijuana arrests at a budget hearing later, telling Harlem Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito that police tactics and strategies have kept crime down even if she doesn’t like them.
“If you think the law is not written correctly, then you should petition the state Legislature to change it,” he told her. “The law clearly says if you have marijuana in public view, you should be arrested. It’s a misdemeanor.”
So, if it’s a misdemeanor, then are these arrests turning these folks into felons? Why would a misdemeanor stay on your record forever?
Do you know how many people smoke pot these days? Even the elite has a stash somewhere in their office. Yet NewYork has found a way to pay the state and to turn prospective decent men into criminals. When you arrest someone for a small amount of personal marijuana, you have the potential to destroy their growth. That person should not be locked up for smoking an herb. We all understand Drug selling, but smoking a blunt? That’s over the top.
What a lot of people don’t know is that Jails and prisons are big business. Remember, each inmate that is locked up allows the state to get a certain amount of monies to support them. It’s outrageous. Some states, it’s $1500.00 a day for each inmate who stays 24 hours. So imagine an inmate who was given a 15 year sentence. 365×1500= what? More money for the state to house these non criminals.
This is racist and prejudiced. Yes it is a known fact that most blacks and Latinos are more brazen when it comes to their smoking habits. They are more bold and they have no problem letting you know they are firing up. However, cops should also have no problem giving them a ticket and sending them on their way. If they have over the legal limit that is classified for personal use, then arrest them, as it is possible that they are selling and delivering. But for personal use, ticket/citation only, then move on to the more hardened criminals.
The jails are over crowded and it keeps the minor infractions locked away, but the pedophiles and rapist walk free. Florida is the same way. They lock up everyone for everything. A forgetful driver who forgot to renew their license could find themselves arrested. That’s nonsense. If you don’t have insurance, you can find yourself arrested. Public displays of farts could get you arrested. What next?
This entire story is insane and it goes to show you that the states are money hungry, and it is a waste of tax payers money. Weed Heads are not hardened criminals. Hardened criminals are hardened criminals. Could a person who smokes weed eventually want to smoke crack or do heroine? Well of course, but let’s cross that bridge when we get to it. If we locked everyone up for preventative maintenance, then noone would be free. Most people who smoke marijuana for years, Only smoke weed. They have no interest in anything else other than cigarettes or drinking a beer. The reason why marijuana is fought against so roughly is because of one simple factor. It is not regulated.
If the government could find a way to regulate it, they would be able to make billions of dollars. The government also knows that if marijuana became legal, that millions of blacks would become rich. It is already known that the Latino community is heavily funded by their drug selling of this substance, however, blacks have not gotten on this wagon as of yet. There is a healthy fear as far as the government is concerned. And in an effort to dismiss the attempts of blacks selling marijuana and gaining a profit, they have found it feesible to arrest each one, no matter how small the offense.
Also, what classifies as “Public view”? If you’re in a care smoking a blunt, does that mean public view from police officers or public view from bystanders? So, it’s ok to smoke marijuana in your home? Is marijuana legal or illegal?
More than a month after Katherine Sanchez went missing, her body was found in an apple Orchard. According to the story, the wife of the alleged killer, Kimberly Cardenas states that “he” acted normal and was seemingly just as concerned as she was. All the while, he knew what he had done to her baby sister.
Kimberly wants Cardenas to receive the death penalty for the murder of her sister. Carlos Cardenas is quite the ungrateful one. Bad enough he is in this country illegally, but he turns around and murders his sister in law.
That is hardly the story you hear of Mexicans coming over here for the American Dream. He is not a testament to that thinking. He’s a cold blooded murderer, and possibly he was a criminal in Mexico as well. That’s why he came here more than likely. Must America keep getting Mexicos rejects?
It would be nice to get some of the good ones who are truly here to get the “dream” rather than causing a nightmare.
This is such a sad story. This little one didn’t deserve to be treated the way she was. It’s noones fault necessarily, but there are those who will find fault with someone. If anything is to blame, “Illegal” means something. It is noticeable, that when you follow the rules, you get bitten by the snake a lot less. He should NOT HAVE BEEN HERE. Read the story below…
A 15-year-old upstate New York girl was raped, suffocated and buried days later in an apple orchard by her brother-in-law, police said.
The remains of Katherine Sanchez were found Friday, more than a month after she was reported missing.
Carlos Cardenas, 21, is being held on second-degree murder charges in Orleans County.
Police say Cardenas raped the teen while she was babysitting at his house and killed her when she threatened to tell her sister, WKBW-TV reported.
Cardenas kept Sanchez’s dead body in his basement for a couple of days before taking it to the orchard, said police.
“He deserves the death sentence, that’s what he deserves,” Kimberly Cardenas said of her husband, whom she said acted normally while Sanchez was missing. “He’s demented. He’s a sick man.”
Police said Carlos Cardenas, a native of Mexico, is illegally in the U.S.
“She was an angel,” Kimberly Cardenas said of her sister, “an angel on earth.”
An order of protection was granted for Denise, but for whatever reason, she chose to speak with him in private. It seems that Denise thought she could change him. An all too common mistake with women. Looking at Michael Kennys pictures, it is evident that he is not interested in changing at this time. Therefore, any woman entering his life has the potential of becoming the next victim. The eyes are the window to the soul. This picture is evident. He looks like he’s had a bad day. He is wearing a tie with a dress shirt, he is clean shaven, yet his eyes say, “Don’t mess with me.” It is truly unfortunate when you see a lady lose her life because she believed in someone else.
Denise should be applauded for her faith in man kind. Yes it’s easy for anyone reading this story to say, Why did she do this, and why did she do that, but in reality, she did what she thought was the right thing to do. She trusted, and for that, it’s tough to be judgemental on her. Her son is very adamant regarding his feelings towards Michael, and he makes them public. It was evident that Michael had drug issues, as it’s common for that type to behave the way he did.
Noone deserves this to happen to their family member. Reading Davis Ramkisoon’s statement says it all. “He killed my mother.” Read the story below…
Salon psycho Michael Kenny was awaiting extradition to New York Saturday after being booked at a Maryland jail, law enforcement officials said.
The crazy-eyed ex-con is expected back in Manhattan early this week to face charges in the murder of his estranged wife, Denise Kenny, at a midtown beauty parlor, officials said.
Michael Kenny was held on a fugitive warrant at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center in Annapolis, Md. He was arrested by local authorities Friday night after the NYPD traced him through his cell phone.
Anne Arundel County Police saw Kenny in a stolen van at a parking lot around 7 p.m. They waited until he drove away, then hit the sirens and tried to pull him over.
Kenny didn’t stop, leading officers on a low-speed pursuit until they deployed spikes in the road that popped two of his tires.
He refused to get out of the van, so cops stunned him with a gun that shoots beanbags and arrested him.
The 42-year-old had been on the run since Thursday when he showed up at the salon for a haircut and a shave – and got enraged when Denise rejected him.
The obsessed former lover stabbed her repeatedly in the salon bathroom, tracking blood through the shop as he fled, cops said.
Denise’s 21-year-old son, Davis Ramkissoon, said Michael Kenny is a drug addict. His mother had obtained an order of protection against him.
“I want him to live and suffer,” Ramkissoon told the Daily News…”He Killed my mother.”
John Hopkins, Brooklyn NewYork, Plead Not Guilty on a host of charges. Hopkins is in the losers seat but surprisingly he is believable. His story passes the test. Most people can easily believe a man who says, “She wanted it.” Especially when the story allows for the woman to be classified as “strange”. John Hopkins was charged with sexual assault and a few other charges. He was said to have chained his victim to the radiator and raped her repeatedly and abused her physically. He is now imprisoned for these allegations.
The initial story ran where the woman was said to have left the home on numerous occassions, and was always reported to have returned. If life had been so bad for her, why did she return? Who can answer that question for us? Who can stand up and say, this is why she returned? We can speculate and say, “She was brainwashed and because of fear, she returned.” But she had a job. She had an income and could have left easily. Hopkins provided a room and board for her. Instead of her calling the cops initially, she called her mother. Why? Any woman in an abusive relationship would have found some way of escape.
Hopkins said that she had placed an ad on the Craigslist site looking for sex. Is this true? Right now we have a case of hearsay, whose telling the truth? BDSM gone wrong is what I called it when the story first came to light. There are many women who enjoy this lifestyle. They like the idea of kinky sex, they enjoy the pleasure of being whipped, they relish in the thought of being gagged and tied down. They fantasize about wearing their owners collar. Don’t believe it, visit http://www.kink.com. There is much to see. It’s easy to blame this man, and yes he may hold some responsibility in the matter, but is he the only guilty one? If she agreed to this lifestyle, whose fault is it that she didn’t know what she was in for? If she said “yes” to all of his requests or demands via phone or chat, or email, whose responsibility is it when things go awry?
Should this man be in prison for this relationship?
Should he spend anytime behind bars? Yes this might serve a purpose and this may make Hopkins out to be an example for all the other advertisers of the Gorean Lifestyle or BDSM or Poly household lovers to get their acts together and be truthful, but this will be at a horrible expense if he is convicted. Imagine, getting arrested, for playing a role.
On another note, why would someone go after a woman who isn’t a slave in order to turn her into one? If men scoured the websites looking for a compatible partner who enjoyed this lifestyle instead of breaking in new meat, then perhaps this story wouldn’t exist today. John Hopkins apparently wanted to break her in. She was not ready for what he was offering, and possibly she took him up on the offer because she was stuck for cash and needed a breather. Possibly, she thought of him as a sugar daddy. Well, the joke is on both of them. Read the story below…
A Brooklyn man accused of raping a woman he kept as a sex slave had a chilling list of penalties for her – including flogging and chaining her to a radiator – if she disobeyed his rules, prosecutors said Friday.
John Hopkins, 45, pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn court to a litany of charges after prosecutors detailed the graphic “master” and “slave” relationship he had with a 27-year-old Midwestern woman who came to live with him last month.
Hopkins “set up slave rules,” prosecutor Christopher Laline said. “He punished her if she disobeyed.”
Aside from flogging and chaining her, the penalties included forcing her to drink water and barring her from the bathroom, and sexual molesting her, the prosecutor said. “This is a henious crime,” Laline said of the 62-count indictment.
After a week, the victim, who was working at an elite sushi restaurant, told her mother she was being held captive, prompting a call to police.
The defendant claims it was kinky role-play, pointing to emails where his alleged victim asks for the exact treatment she got. He kicked her out at one point because she was drunk and crazed, his lawyer said, but she asked to return.
“I cannot imagine there will be a conviction here,” said Hopkins’ lawyer Andrew Stoll, asking the judge to lower the $350,000 bail.
“I’m not denying that at some point and some time this abuse and torture was consensual,” Supreme Court Justice Patricia DiMango said when refusing the request.
“There comes a time when [such actions] are not playful fun anymore and they become dangerous, criminally dangerous.”
This is domestic violence clearly defined. Why did this woman go alone with him? If hes an EX, that’s how you treat them. They don’t need private time with you. They don’t need a moment of your time to speak privately with you. Especially if you know he’s abusive or has the potential of being abusive. Also, was he on drugs? It’s not normal for a person to burst into a place and slaughter another human being and rob the place at the same time.
The relationship with them was terminated for a reason, so therefore she really didn’t owe him anything. Many women fall victim because they are afraid of hurting someones feelings and don’t want to say NO. No is indeed a word and it’s powerful. Try using it sometimes and you’d be surprised of the results. Many people who are not used to hearing NO are initially not going to take it too well, but if you begin to make a habit of it, they will soon learn. This is a horrible story, but not one that wasn’t avoidable. read story below…
A crazed killer was on the loose Thursday after he hacked his ex-wife to death in a midtown hair salon, leaving a trail of bloody footprints as he bolted with stolen cash.
Co-workers of the 41-year-old victim, Denise Kenny, a hairdresser at the W. 35th St. salon, said they heard her bloodcurdling screams as she was being stabbed in a bathroom.
Leo Pinkhasov, 51, owner of the D’Galina’s Center Salon, said the wild-eyed killer took money from the victim’s purse and the cash register before running off after the 3:30 p.m. attack.
“He had crazy eyes,” Pinkhasov said of the madman.
The salon owner rushed from the ground floor of the salon to an upstairs bathroom where he found his gravely wounded employee. The victim was slumped over and making gurgling noises.
“When I got inside, I saw the knife on the floor. She was on the toilet. I said, ‘Denise! Denise!’ She fell down. Then I saw all the blood,” Pinkhasov said.
Denise Kenny was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she died from multiple stab wounds just after 4 p.m.
Cops were searching for her ex-husband, Michael Kenny, 42, a trained barber from Richmond Hill, Queens, sources told the Daily News.
Co-workers said Kenny was hanging around the salon near Seventh Ave. Thursday morning. He returned about 2 p.m. and he and his ex-wife went upstairs to talk.
“I just heard a scream,” said Joe Baiada, 68, a hairstylist at the salon.
The suspect stormed down the stairs tracking blood through the salon, witnesses said. He took cash from his ex-wife’s purse and rifled through salon’s cash register before leaving.
Police said Michel Kenney was white, 6-feet tall with blonde hair, blue eyes and sporting a goatee. He was wearing a black wool coat, jeans and a blue hoodie.
What were the parents thinking in this case? When is it ever ok for an 11 year old girl to go prancing around with a 19 year old? We have laws in place for a reason. We also have parents for a reason, although some choose not to use their rights. If you teach a child how to behave, they will. If you neglect to teach them, they end up in these situations. This mother should be teaching respect and teaching this child that education is more important right now, and not allowing her to chase after boys. Too many parents are becoming “lazy” when it comes to parenting and developing a soft approach. For those of you who want to say, “Relax” to the writer of this blog, It is those attitudes that lead YOUR children to be gang raped.
It is not necessarily all the parents fault, but for one reason. Not knowing who their child was going with. But question this. How does a 19 year old know an 11 year old? Does this child have a reputation? Is she known throughout the community for being “Mature beyond her years?” The connection here is, unless it’s a relative or a close friend of the family, a 19 year old would not be in association with a child so young. The mother does not seem to mention anything about how she was lured out of her home, but perhaps, the Internet or a cell phone might have played a key role in her ability to leave. Did she lie to her mother regarding her whereabouts? Makes logical sense?
What happened after that was noones fault. This sort of crime happens to women also. It can even happen to a man if he gets in the car with the wrong person. Problem is, you never know and once the door is closed, you have lost control as the passenger. The Mother who thinks that her son is innocent should watch the video.
Many are pointing the finger when it comes to the gang rape victim. They want to know who is responsible for this gang rape that happened over Thanksgiving. The media is becoming increasingly angry because noone knows who should be responsible. Yes the child was raped, but what if it were preventable? The town is outraged and it is creating a racial divide amongst them. Some adults are blaming the child for being raped and some are saying that the mother should have been a mother instead of a friend. This story is deplorable, and these men should be punished. They should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. They are all rapists and they are all pedophiles.
It is possible that everyone who does blame the parent for this crime is saying that the parent not being being accountable for their small child is the reason why this happened. It is in any parents nature to feel responsible when something happens to their kid. This story should be no exception to that rule. When you have political leaders and black leaders who stand on a podium and not mention the crime or the criminals, that becomes repulsive, but now there was a time when it was ok to rape a black girl and many white men gang raped them and noone did a thing about it. It is Possible that some of these men believe that it’s just Karma. You get what you give. This story is not the first gang rape, and it won’t be the last. This could have been a hate crime. It could have been a crime of passion where these men felt that they were getting a raw deal in their neighborhood and wanted to lash out at anyone they could. Times are tough and in the minds of many people, they are prepared to turn their heads to something so sinister just to prove a point. The smirk on a lot of these mens’ faces are arrogant and prideful. There is a sense of relief that they did what they did. They are boastful and proud and may be wearing this as a badge. White men raped women, and they were proud of it. White men hang black men and they stood and took pictures as if they were game. That thought is still in the black mans mind and it will remain until there is some sort of equality. It is a serious mental issue. However, one cannot tell what is in the mind of a person who thinks this way.
The major problem here is that, the leaders in this community are not speaking to the men in regards to their wrong doing, but more so from the stand point of upholding them in their distasteful act. HLN ran a segment regarding “Blaming the Victim” and most everyone was angry that the men are not being held accountable. They are all being treated as heroes. This story will last for a long time and this child will receive some restitution, however, as far as these men getting what they rightfully deserve, we just don’t know. H Read the story below…
More than a dozen teens and men are believed to be involved in the nightmarish gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Texas.
At least 16 people, ranging in age from 14 to 27, have been arrested in the past four months in the small town of Cleveland, 50 miles northeast of Houston.
The most recent came Friday, when police busted four high school students. Authorities believe more arrests are likely.
“There have been leads during our investigation that have alerted us to other possible persons of interest,” Cleveland Assistant Police Chief Darrell Broussard told CNN. “The investigation is ongoing.”
The girl, whose name has not been released because of her age, told police at least 20 people attacked her last Thanksgiving. The vicious assault was caught on camera and video, authorities said.
The macabre attack began when 19-year-old Timothy Ellis lured the girl out of her home and asked if she wanted to go “riding around,” according to a police officer’s statement obtained by the Houston Chronicle.
Cops said he took her to an empty house and forced her to strip under threat of violence. Several other men showed up and each raped her.
The sickos then took the 11-year-old to an abandoned trailer, where they continued to have sex with her, as well as use cell phones to take pictures and record video.
“These guys knew she was in middle school,” the girl’s mother, identified only as Maria, told reporters. “You could tell whenever you talked to her. She still loves stuffed teddy bears.”
The video quickly went viral, sparking arrests after the teens in it were recognized by fellow students. The victim, described as a troubled young girl, was also recognized by several people.
“It just seems like a dream,” said Sherry Fletcher, who told reporters her 20-year-old son is among those accused. “I just hope everything comes out well, because some of these kids are innocent.”
A judge has placed a gag order on the case, and police have requested that the girl’s family “relocate” as tensions rise in the town of 9,000.
Maria said she had received repeated, angry phone calls from people looking for the girl, who has been placed in foster care and hasn’t been allowed to see her family.
“The police think we may be in danger,” Maria said, “because if they can’t get my 11-year-old, they might take out their revenge on us.”