“Stalkers with previous violent behaviors, strong negative emotions. and obsessional tendencies toward the victim may be most at risk of future violent and aggressive acts.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11714152
Make no mistake, Morgan’s death is an unsolved homicide. Our family wants one thing, and one thing only…justice for Morgan!
Every year introduces at least 5,000 more unsolved murders – and these statistics don’t even take into account the many murders, like Morgan’s, being disguised as accidental or suicidal deaths, these suspicious deaths that are “staged” to look like something other than murder. https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21656725-police-fail-make-arrest-more-third-nations-killings-getting-away
Another interesting fact, that I had no knowledge of previously, is that even though cities and counties are suppose to report their crime statistics to the F.B.I. they don’t always do it (I have been told it is an unenforceable law) – in many cases they can just decide it isn’t a crime, and then they don’t report it…Garfield County records show that in the 10-year-span leading up to, and including Morgan’s murder, they had NO murders, many suicides and accidental deaths, and of course, natural causes, but no murders.
Amazing, especially after finding out that Garfield County contains the Piceance Basin which has some of the highest oil and gas activity in the state. https://source.colostate.edu/garfield-county-air-quality-study-results-presented-to-public/
So how can states like North Dakota have such a spike in crime that comes with the fracking and yet Garfield County, CO has nothing? Reminds me of… “Curiouser and curiouser!” Alice was so surprised by the strange circumstances she found herself in that she (and Carroll) made up a word, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The expression is still used to mean that something is getting increasingly confounding. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/12/dark-side-nd-oil-boom-meth-heroin-cartels-all-part-growing-drug-trade-1418696252.html
Just another “interesting” fact – sometimes you just have to keep these facts in the back of your mind until sometime later on when some more pieces of the puzzle come into focus. I am sure there are people somewhere that benefit from counties looking safer than they really are…
From Police Magazine “When purposely committed, the impetus for such statistical “errors” may be a strategic feint, an attempt to create an illusion of vulnerability, or strength, depending on one’s agenda. Within law enforcement agencies, that feint can be the illusion of success, particularly in metropolitan areas where a desire to attract the dollars of citizens, visitors, tourists, and businesses trumps concerns over the welfare of that patronage.” http://www.policemag.com/channel/patrol/articles/2013/10/what-s-really-going-on-with-crime-rates.aspx
So, if you THINK stalking is no big deal, then think again…stalking is dangerous and always needs to be taken seriously!
Chief of San Diego Police, William Lansdowne, told Panorama that their stalking unit was set up originally because of the number of tragic murders that had occurred in the city and in the state of California. Chief Landsdowne added: “We have found now that we’re not having the homicides that we had before we aggressively went after stalking. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/panorama/6431605.stm
Know the facts…believe the victims…help raise awareness.
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I haven’t posted anything for a while…the holidays are hard for anyone who has lost a loved one, and our family is no exception. My heart has been breaking more and more every day, as the days grow closer to this coming Saturday, December 2nd. Saturday will be the horrible reminder that 6 years have passed since Morgan was taken from us. It is a hurt that I can never explain – it goes down deep into my very soul.
Being together, and close on Thanksgiving, was nice, and as usual, very hard – all at the same time. Putting on a happy face, while hurting so badly inside is never easy, but I do it, as do others. See, you never “get over” the loss of a child. We set an extra place at the table for Morgan, and then we realized someone else at the table had just lost her husband, about a year ago, as well as her 19-year-old daughter before that, so I told her the empty seat and place setting was for all of them…none are forgotten – as long as they are still in our hearts and minds. She started to cry, and was so happy to have an opportunity to talk about the husband and daughter she had lost.
I really wish that others could understand our pain, but at the same time I would never want them to experience the same loss that we have had in order to understand. No one could ever understand that pain, unless they had experienced that ultimate loss – the loss of their child. I would never wish that upon any other parent!
So many people tell me that I am such a strong person, but in reality I wasn’t given a choice. Losing Morgan was the worst thing that has ever happened to me…a part of me died with her on December 2, 2011. And yet the sun still comes up every morning, and the world continues to turn. So just like other parents who have had a child taken from them, I take a deep breath every morning, and try to put on a smile. I tell myself I am grateful that I have been given the gift of another day, a gift Morgan had stolen from her, a new day in which I can choose to do something good for someone else, in honor of Morgan.
Saturday will be an exceptionally hard day for all of us, and then the fight for justice will continue…because Morgan deserves justice.