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Did officials do enough for mom? | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 28 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 8, 2011, titled Did officials do enough for mom? | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

It seems as if Jennifer Blake did everything she could to protect herself. She went to police when her husband held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her.

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alchemy

Chesterville, OH

#1 Jul 8, 2011
The police, court system, and womens advocate pretty much get the male as riled up as possible, rub it in his face etc, and then instead of giving pointers and protection to the women, they then ignore the situation and tell her to do things that taunt him. That is the general scenario and it's a wonder there isn't more tragedy than there is already.
PastResident

Fairfield, OH

#2 Jul 8, 2011
Why are people always so quick to point the finger at the police and other government agencies when something like this happens. The SOB was a sick individual. Yes, the circumstances are unfortunate but the only one to blame is that A**. If you think the police should have done more then do them a favor, stop placing all these BS threats of civil suits in front of them.
alchemy

Chesterville, OH

#3 Jul 8, 2011
PastResident wrote:
Why are people always so quick to point the finger at the police and other government agencies when something like this happens. The SOB was a sick individual. Yes, the circumstances are unfortunate but the only one to blame is that ****. If you think the police should have done more then do them a favor, stop placing all these BS threats of civil suits in front of them.
Just the type they hope you will be. Crime, criminals, tragedies only benefit them and their growth and they depend on your kind to keep yelling for more.
Daughter of a victim

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 8, 2011
This is very ridiculous. Growing up my mother was in an abusive relationship and each time we children called the police nothing was done. There should really be a change in the system to better protect victims. This did not have to end this way.
REAL

West Lafayette, OH

#5 Jul 8, 2011
Should had blew his face off! self defense!

Since: May 11

Laura, OH

#6 Jul 8, 2011
I know this county's police and sheriff departments leave a lot to be desired. Their female magestrate is a piece of crap as well. We had to get a CPO against an old, nasty woman that stalks my husband. I say 'stalks' because the nasty a$$ hag still does things and gets away with it. Even when we have proof that she has done things at his job, the police are called and all they seem to be able to do is take a report. Ok, well maybe if she hurts him they'll get off of their donut munching butts and actually arrest this crazy lunatic that probably even killed her husband in 2004. Too bad that can't be proven. Guess that's what happens when you burn the evidence, but at any rate..The law enforcement in Fairfield and Hocking County both stink. I can say this from personal experience, not just opinion.
sosad

Bergholz, OH

#7 Jul 8, 2011
my prayers to the children and may she rest in peace, may he burn in hell. Protection orders are a joke and always have been., like this case if violence is going to be committed a piece of paper is not going to stop them, then the cops dont try to hard to find these people , she could still be alive. but it was a fail by the courts and law. time to fix this system. now these kids have no Mom
workingdadof7

United States

#8 Jul 8, 2011
sosad wrote:
my prayers to the children and may she rest in peace, may he burn in hell. Protection orders are a joke and always have been., like this case if violence is going to be committed a piece of paper is not going to stop them, then the cops dont try to hard to find these people , she could still be alive. but it was a fail by the courts and law. time to fix this system. now these kids have no Mom
Well, when they pass a law that the police can start shooting people at random, then they can take care of these bad apples. Until then the police have to abide by the law. Or they run the risk of going to jail, getting sued, ect. The reason they take the report and tell the victim to go to the prosecutors office is because the law is written that way (unless visible signs of violence, then they would have to file the charges and look for him). As for the deputies, the warrant had that address on it and no one was home. The other address , did they know about it or did they have other warrants in the area they were serving? There are hundreds of warrants on file. But the bottom line is this. The killer is at fault, and a piece of paper wouldn't have made a bit of difference. Would he have said, "Oh no, I can't kill her today. I have a protection order against me."

“aggrivated editor”

Since: Apr 11

Newark

#9 Jul 8, 2011
alchemy wrote:
The police, court system, and womens advocate pretty much get the male as riled up as possible, rub it in his face etc, and then instead of giving pointers and protection to the women, they then ignore the situation and tell her to do things that taunt him. That is the general scenario and it's a wonder there isn't more tragedy than there is already.
yes of course she deserved being murdered because a "male" cannot control himself.

the police and the courts dont take domestic violence seriously..if the gun had been held to a cop's or a judge's head think the paperwork or communication wouldve been lacking?

but like u, many of those same men who arrest or sit in judgement think it's all her fault because "she pushed his buttons"..

idiotic.
Danno From Powell

Dallas, TX

#10 Jul 8, 2011
sosad wrote:
my prayers to the children and may she rest in peace, may he burn in hell. Protection orders are a joke and always have been., like this case if violence is going to be committed a piece of paper is not going to stop them, then the cops dont try to hard to find these people , she could still be alive. but it was a fail by the courts and law. time to fix this system. now these kids have no Mom
I find it sad that people are so fast to bash males because of a high profile situation such as this. Yet when you try to get that the prosecutor's office to lock up a nasty s k a n k y a r s e like that rough isn't a good description. If the domestic violence laws would be equally applied and groups such as CHOICES catered to males as well as females the disparity in services would stop. I know someone will laugh thinking this is funny yet its not and the federal government has made sure these courts receive extra money for aggressively going after men instead of women.
ANTHONY FAGAIN

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 8, 2011
ARE YOU SERIOUS..FROM PRIOR DEALINGS WITH C.P.D I WOULD NEVA CALL THEM FOR HELP FOR ANYTHING..EX..I WAS ROBBED & PISTOL WHIPPED LAST NIGHT AROUND THE CORNER FROM MY HOUSE..ALL I HAD ON ME WAS MY CELL PHONE WHICH THEY TOOK..CALL THE POLICE..NOT IN A MILLION YEARS..I'D PROBABLY END UP IN JAIL FOR GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT..& I GUARANTEE THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY MAN IN COLUMBUS THAT FEELS THIS WAY..I'LL NEVA CALL THEM AGAIN FOR SHIT..
Wow

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 8, 2011
What a tragic situation. Its commonplace to hear about one of these at least once a month or more anymore. A very powerful statement by Choices at the end of the article...don't wait, seek help now.
friend of satan

Columbus, OH

#13 Jul 9, 2011
sosad wrote:
my prayers to the children and may she rest in peace, may he burn in hell. Protection orders are a joke and always have been., like this case if violence is going to be committed a piece of paper is not going to stop them, then the cops dont try to hard to find these people , she could still be alive. but it was a fail by the courts and law. time to fix this system. now these kids have no Mom
Very Christian attitude-"may he burn in hell"! Careful you may end up here with my pal.
Do you know ALL the particulars of the case ? Didn't think so. I'm not justifying murder,but,people doi snap when sufficiently provoked at times !
Mustang Sally

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 9, 2011
PERHAPS the better question is - why aren't jurisdictions sharing info?

We have these things called computers now, and databases and the internet and digital records.

Could it have something to do with hubris and a decided lack of will to not share info and let one agency make another look bad? Now they all look bad.

Support SB5. Our money isn't getting us much, anyhow.
Keep SB5 and this is why

Columbus, OH

#15 Jul 9, 2011
Too much "gov't red-tape"; not enough real concern for the citizens who are paying for the public "services."

This is the kind of stuff that gov't employees do: the minimum, if that.

This MURDER never should have happened. That man should have been arrested and locked up and the wife, protected. His accomplice is the justice system that failed to do the minimum to protect the wife.

Lawsuits are abused, but I actually hope the family of these children will sue the law enforcement system for everything and put the money in trust funds.

Police and firemen are really just insurance; most of us will never need them. I say, pay them when they actually help someone. They should be volunteers who are "on call" and paid when they are needed. That'll save us some tax money and put our money to better use. Plus, the work we get out of them will really be from their heart.

Right now, the police and firemen threaten to "not" protect us if we don't support the repeal of SB5. That's just not right.
alchemy

Chesterville, OH

#16 Jul 9, 2011
redharedgrl wrote:
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yes of course she deserved being murdered because a "male" cannot control himself.
the police and the courts dont take domestic violence seriously..if the gun had been held to a cop's or a judge's head think the paperwork or communication wouldve been lacking?
but like u, many of those same men who arrest or sit in judgement think it's all her fault because "she pushed his buttons"..
idiotic.
Look, I don't just ramble. What I said is the truth and how it is. You appear to speak from pride, wishful thinking and hate like so many who think these things will change the way it really is. Those things also cause a delusion to other things such as not even being able to understand what people in truth speak or write, evidenced by your reply.
alchemy

Chesterville, OH

#17 Jul 9, 2011
Danno From Powell wrote:
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I find it sad that people are so fast to bash males because of a high profile situation such as this. Yet when you try to get that the prosecutor's office to lock up a nasty s k a n k y a r s e like that rough isn't a good description. If the domestic violence laws would be equally applied and groups such as CHOICES catered to males as well as females the disparity in services would stop. I know someone will laugh thinking this is funny yet its not and the federal government has made sure these courts receive extra money for aggressively going after men instead of women.
You may find it interesting that the state appointed womens advocates and childrens services are full of practicing wiccans and even though there are still many in those agencies that are not, the wiccan philosophy prevails within those agencies. though wiccans will say they believe in equilateral relationships a true and natural male is despised and women are touted as supreme. Wiccan is where the term witch comes from btw.
alchemy

Chesterville, OH

#18 Jul 9, 2011
btw, a "witches broom" is merely a symbol of a man who is nothing more than an inanimate object that empowers the witch. A man who will not be a man for the sake of the witch.

I "made that up" a few years ago but it is actually the real truth from God's perspective.
LBG

Columbus, OH

#19 Jul 9, 2011
Unfortunately, people can't always depend on law enforcement in these type of situations because they have their hands full with more "important" things. The left hand never knows what the right hand is doing and they don't communicate. The best thing to do is get yourself a shotgun and if the sucker comes to your house to bother you, fill their behinds with buckshot. Also get a concealed carry permit and carry a smaller gun with you in case they catch you away from home. People have a right to protect themselves and their children. Now those poor kids are orphans because of some sicko who happened to be their father.
common sense

Columbus, OH

#20 Jul 9, 2011
Taking my post off of here for nothing more than a difference of opinion is absolutely crap. I did not use profanity which I have seen before either...

You monitors are weak and biased.

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