Friday, November 18, 2016

Portage Indiana Mayor James Snyder - Indicted For Federal Corruption

In 2010, I reported Porter County Indiana Magistrate James Johnson's practice of failing to uphold DV protective orders and DV arrest warrants. I was subjected to an unlawful police entry into my home - which resulted in my beloved companion dog and rescue dog being handed over to my abusive ex, by the Portage IN police.  Abbi and Bailey were later cruelly euthanized. There was never any justice in this case.

Indiana Portage Mayor James Snyder, was one of the officials who halted an investigation into the unlawful police entry / deaths of Abbi and Bailey - AND protected the officials involved in this case.

On November 18, 2016 Portage Mayor James Snyder was indicted on federal public corruption / bribery charges.

More corruption charges against Mayor Snyder are expected. Crossing my fingers that there will finally be answers and justice for Abbi and Bailey.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

It takes a hero to break the dangerous silence surrounding Officer Involved Domestic Violence

There has recently been some misdirected outrage in Houghton County, after it was reported during the recent Sheriff election campaign  that Sheriff Brian McLean had rehired Deputy Jeffrey Stromer - who had previously been arrested and charged with domestic violence and three counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Sheriff's McLean's direct statement was: "He [Deputy Jeffrey Stromer] tried to change his life around," he said. "We gave him an opportunity to work ..." 

My own personal thoughts, as an OIDV survivor:
The silence/good ole boy mentality of  Monroe County Sheriff Crutchfield repeatedly protecting Deputy Orval Parker and his job - instead of protecting the me, almost cost me my life. My hero, who broke the silence: Michigan State Police Detective Alison King.