To a courageous woman whom I have never met
Posted in the Creston Forum
#1 May 22, 2009
May you hold your held high
May you be strong and have courage
May you know how many other victims you have given hope too
May your children know what a courageous woman you are
May your days become brighter
May your life become peaceful
May you learn how to sleep again
May you recover from the fear
May your heart stay open
May your nightmares go away
May you always know you did the right thing
May you someday not feel all the pain you feel now
May you have the life you always wanted
May you find the power to move forward
May you surround yourself with family and friends
May you live
And may god bless and keep you safe!
I admire your courage, strength, and conviction.
In this small town it has to be frightening for you, but there are people who do believe you, do support you, and do care. God Bless!
#2 May 22, 2009
To the Survivor
I do hope that you can put your life back together, and pray that the community as a whole will come to your defense.
I'm hearing alot about the sentence being unfair and much to long, but I think they are more worried about themselves than what actually happened.
I'm not making excuses for bad behavior or judgement, I think the mentality is just not there.
Some can not see the forest for the trees. And refuse to see what is right in front of them.
I admire your courage and what you did, you probably saved someone else from going through what you had to endure and continue to suffer through.
I will pray for you and your family, that this shall pass. Keep your head up and stand straight as you should wear you bravery without hesitation.
Those who stand against you are just weak and can not face the truth.
Sometimes the truth is not pretty nor is it what we want to believe, but it stands out above all.
I wished I could understand why they did what they did, but that is only something they can answer, and maybe someday they will find it in there hearts to do just that.
May God Bless you and your family.
There is alot of support from many you do not know, and that support has never wavered.
#3 May 22, 2009
Don't worry with enough alcohol she can hold whatever she wants HIGH!!!
#4 May 23, 2009
What a joke. Dont all you feminazis have anything better to do? THere are people out there who have really been assaulted that could use your help.
What does it say about thier faith in her when they feel they need to make her a more "attractive witness" by paying off all of her warrents for writing bad checks?
The woman is a con artist, plain and simple.
#5 May 23, 2009
I have been victimized.
I was in a fight that was
not a fair fight.
I did not ask for the fight.
There is no shame in losing
I have reached the stage of
survivor and am no longer a
slave of victim status.
I look back with saddness
rather than hate.
I look forward with hope
rather than despair.
I may never forget, but I need
not constantly remember.
I was a victim.
I am a survivor.
I admire your courage.
#6 May 28, 2009
I can not imagine what you are going through, and the reckless behavior of some in the community makes it even harder.
Just wanted you to know that the support is there and will remain.
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
My God be with and your family as you move foreward.
#7 Jun 1, 2009
This woman was assaulted...by her boyfriend..if the rural crisis center was doing its job, they would have that man taken away for shoving that gun up her!!! That sounds alot more forceful than this "rape" case!!!
#9 Jun 1, 2009
Your mentality amazes me, you have none, domestic violence and rape are two different matters, one not relating to the other.
When are you going to get it, no one cares about her past, it is not relevant to the case of rape, just like the two convicted, thier past is not relevant.
#10 Jun 1, 2009
is this gun shoved up her for real or just more gossip?
#11 Jun 1, 2009
no one may care about her past, but if this dude shoved that gun AT her or IN her- what's to say he won't do it again only this time with a different result. At least she won't be raped by JS again or "soothed" by JC !
#12 Jun 1, 2009
R u fundamentally brain dead?
#13 Jun 1, 2009
Rumor, gossip call it what you want, it is just part of the supporters attack, and frankly plays no role in the case of the rape.
#14 Jun 2, 2009
It was testified to in court, that "yes" that did happen. And my opinion is, if that happened once before for cheating, and got caught again cheating, i would cry rape too, to keep it from happening again, but that is JUST MY OPINION!!!
#15 Jun 2, 2009
NO- I'm just trying to say that at least Johnny and Jamie will not physically bother her again, whereas, this ying yang she lives with could darn well KILL her because it appears that someone has not taken her seriously-if she reported this to the support people or police or who ever. take your pick jc and js are gone for 18 to 25 years - she's with her boyfriend every day!!!!!!!!!!
#16 Jun 2, 2009
This was out there long before the trial, how did it get out there. It appears no charges were filed, so who let that very private information leak. Lets see, the Rural Crisis Center, the Victim, the abuser, or someone in law enforcement. YOU DO THE MATH..........
The Rural Crisis Center can not make a victim leave the abuser, nor can they make her file charges, or testify agianst the abuser.
But the police on the other hand can do the following..........
Iowa Law States
The role of the peace officer is to enforce the law and protect the Victim. When a police officer investigates and finds "probable cuase" to believe a domestic abuse assult has been committed the officer must arrest when
1. The assult resulted in bodily injury to the Victim or
2> The assult was committed by someone intended to seriously injure the Victim or
3. A danderuos weapon was used or displayed in connection with the assult or
4. The abuser is in violation of an order issued under domestic abuse statue, a divorce action, or criminal action
A peace officer may arrest if the officer investigates and has probable cause to believe that domestic abuse assult was committed although no injury resulted to the victim.
My question would be, did the Creston Police Department know about it ( it was rumored last summer after the arrest of the officers) so one can assume that the CPD did in fact know. So why did they not elect to press charges?
One crime has nothing to do with the other, and the believe that she did it becuase she was afraid her boyfriend would find out, lame, very lame, weak, not believable.
Consenual sex would not take place behind the bar, and the bar area not left a mess, as that was testified to in the court.
The far reaching can keep reaching but I am not buying.
#17 Jun 2, 2009
To the victim supporters: You have done your job so far, but now you need to finish the job and get her away from the real threat, her pyscho boyfriend! You guys are going to look stupid patting your self on your backs for getting these two sent away while her boyfriend pulls the trigger on that gun next time he gets high and shoves it in her!!!
#18 Jun 2, 2009
I had nothing to do with getting those two sent away. I support the victim. You are talking about information that if true the cops you admire so much should have done their job. Domestic violence and rape are two very different things. I don't know the victim, I have never met her so I can't say either way whether she has or has not been abused. I can say this, i was not the reason your buddies got a prison sentence. They were. And I would be embarrassed to even utter the words that you associate with them for the mere fact nothing in the way those two behaved that night was ethical. Oh but hey you are probably one of thier buudies drinking with them and asking for blowjobs or one of the wives of that group they were having an affair with.
#19 Jun 2, 2009
Why do you people keeping switching to name calling and negativity. My comment is saying that someone needs to support her to get away from her boyfriend. It said nothing about supporting the two in prison. The victim testified to the abuse in court, someone should help her get out of an abusive relationship. I can't believe how quick you people jump on something and attack people for being a supporter for those two. My comment says that your work is not done, don't get caught patting yourself on the back and putting others down when she still needs alot of help!
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