Charges dropped against “the girl in the closet”

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“Trauma affects the growing developing brain of the child, so the brain grows according to experiences,” When children have a steady diet of harm and danger, we’re going to anticipate a much more dire outcome.”~Barbara Rila

Sexual assault charges have been dropped against “The Girl in the Closet”, Lauren Kavanaugh who was tortured, starved, and abused in her family’s 4-by-8-foot closet in the family’s trailer in Hutchins, Texas since she was two years old.

The Lewisville Police Department later arrested Lauren on three sexual abuse charges stemming from a report that she sexually assaulted a 14 year old at a motel. Lauren was deemed incompetent to stand trial and was put into a facility to regain competency. Doctors were able to deem Laure competent, but said that competancy would be “fleeting”. Controversary surrounds whether or not forensic science is actually a science at all. More on how that works later.

Jamie Beck, Denton County assistant district attorney says, ‘It was the right thing to do’. Beck said she could not divulge all the reasons why the case was dismissed, but said part of the reason had to do with Kavanaugh undergoing treatment. “We were able to secure a treatment facility; we worked with a lot of resources.”

Greg Westfall, a criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth, said in 2019 that the case against Lauren should be dismissed and counseling for Kavanaugh was more appropriate than a prison sentence.“Her emotional level is probably on par with that 14-year-old girl,” Westfall told the Star-Telegram in 2019. “She was not socialized from the time she was 2 to 8 — she was in a closet.”

Barbara Rila, the psychologist that spoke with Laura Kavanaugh after she was rescued at eight years old said the intense trauma that Laura suffered likely impacted her development and mental state. She agreed the lack of socialization Laura received when she was young stunted her ability to understand age-appropriate relationships.

Arkansas State Police used Facebook moderation tools to censor comments on its Facebook page???

Tanner arrested at a Searcy Arkansas Wal Mart after filing a complaint against Arkansas State Police

Chief U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. ruled that the Arkansas State Police unlawfully used Facebook’s built-in profanity filters moderation tools to the strongest available setting and imposed a custom filter blocking words such as “pig,” “copper,” and “jerk,” which automatically deletes any posts making such comments.

“But people are free to say those words. The First Amendment protects disrespectful language.”

Now Arkansas taxpayers are on the hook to pay the attorney fees and court cost again because immunity still protects state employees that break the law from having to pay out of their own pocket.

The history on this case leads back to an unlawful arrest that led a jury to award James Tanner damages of $1 because trooper Kurt Ziegenhorn arrested Tanner at a Searcy Walmart because he was openly carrying a .45 pistol. Tanner sued for malicious prosecution and free speech violations. After he won State Police banned Tanner from their Facebook page.

Facebook’s control of which words it alone will and will not tolerate does not free the State Police from complying with the First Amendment. Chief U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. concluded that Tanner did not suffer a constitutional violation because a comment had been deleted and then later restored, but the judge said “the record was clear. The State Police had retaliated against him for speaking profanely in a telephone conversation with a State Police lieutenant”.

“Courts have made clear that criticism of police is protected speech. The judge went on to say The State Police can “hang up” on Tanner. The page administrators can, as Kennedy put it, hang up on Tanner’s private messages. They can ignore them. They can delete them. The State Police may not, however, block Tanner from participating in its designated public forum based on his profane private messages. If the State Police had designated an area outside its headquarters as a place for citizens to stand and speak, the agency could not bar Tanner from doing so simply because he had cursed at a Trooper on the telephone”.

“State Police and other agencies must consider turning the profanity filter off, or selecting a weak or medium setting, supplemented with a narrowly tailored list of obscenities that it wants to block. The Court leaves the specifics to the agency. The Court holds only that the State Police’s current filter choice is not narrow enough for this designated public forum”. The judgment is against Col. Bill Bryant, director of the State Police, in his official capacity.

“The Court orders Colonel Bryant to unblock Tanner from the State Police’s Facebook page. The Court further orders Colonel Bryant to develop and implement a narrower approach to filtering comments on the State Police’s Facebook page. This narrower approach must not engage in any viewpoint discrimination. Tanner is entitled to a reasonable attorney’s fee, and costs as may later be allowed on timely motion, on these free speech claims. The Court encourages the parties to confer and attempt to resolve the attorney’s fees and costs issues. Tanner’s deadline for filing any motion seeking those items is 10/29/2021”.

Municipal employees, a firefighter, a teacher, a professor, a pilot, and a city councilman are included in the list of arrestees. 161 Suspects Arrested in Human Trafficking Operation: Only 10 Missing Children Rescued,

Operation Ohio Knows: Municipal employees, a firefighter, a teacher, a professor, a pilot, and a city councilman are included in the list of arrestees. 161 Suspects Arrested in Human Trafficking Operation: Only 10 Missing Children Rescued, Photo courtesy Jacquelyn Gray, Crime Online

Ohio Attorney General David Yost says that 51 human trafficking victims were offered health services and support after being found because of an eight day trafficking sting, “Operation Ohio Knows,” that took place between September 24 to October 1. Municipal employees, a firefighter, a teacher, a professor, a pilot, and a city councilman are included in the list of arrestees .

U.S. Marshals conducted another investigation that resulted in 10 missing children being found. Unfortunately U.S. Marshals protect bad judges and most likely put the children back in state custody where the children usually disappear from in the first place.

The Attorney General’s office says that 161 people were for trying to solicit sex. Three of which tried to solicit sex from minors. The FBI and Bureau of Criminal Investigation and other agencies, participated in “Operation Ohio Knows.”

“People who traffic other humans are doing it for a really simple reason. money. And if there’s no demand then there will be no market. Reducing the demand means we reduce the number of people who are victimized by human trafficking.” (AG Youst)

Life, Death, and Destiny, a Biblical view

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Scripture from Deuteronomy 32 caught my attention. We do not know or have power over death but God does know. Job Chapter 14 says that people are born into trouble and “We cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not”.

The chapter reads to say that God knows when he creates us what our purpose is and how much time we have to do it. Job 14:5 says, “Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;”.

The chapter speaks about a person’s destiny, life, and death. We are born into trouble and sometimes it does not matter how hard we try to make something happen, the inevitable happens anyway as if it is meant to be.

Sometimes God will allow us to intervene and sometimes He has another plan. We can be encouraged by knowing that God is in control and that His will will be done in the end. God has a way of turning bad things around to make good things happen. We just have to have faith that God is in control and stay close to Him in prayer to see it.

Interesting articles about increasing self-esteem


This was a question the great psychotherapist and father of CBT Albert Ellis attempted to answer decades ago. In answering it, he acquired a critical insight. He had been exploring how best to assist patients increase their self esteem with conditions such as depression. This led him to analyse what the term meant , and […]


Britney Spears is in the news again over the conservatorship, and why not? There is a lot of money on the table and the courts are sure to drag this out as long as possible.

The next hearing over Britney Spears’s conservatorship happens on November 12, 2021 and the conservatorship should be terminated that day. Right now Britney is enjoying her life with her fiancé, Sam Asghari in the tropics.

I hate getting into the he said she said but that is what is happening and that is what keeps the courts in business, and this case is about millions of dollars so it should keep the courts happy to be involved for a while. It’s going to be interesting to follow and see how things turn out.

Despite my belief that talking about people is just wrong, I’m going to say it just to show how the courts use the he said she said to get the money, and we can bet that the lawyers are making fortunes.

Word has it that Jamie Spears, Britney’s father is in serious trouble over misconduct concerning the conservatorship. Jamie insisted he’s always had the Britney’s best interests  at heart. Britney says that her dad used the conservatorship to make her work, take medication, and even undergo unwanted mental health treatments. Now, they are arguing that Britney was under surveillance that she didn’t know about. I tend to think that that is going to be a hard one to prove because she has to know that she is always being watched.

Lawsuit claims in Luzerne County Correctional Facility failed to train officers in suicide prevention because they did not want to be trained. The result was several preventable deaths.
The Luzerne County Correctional Facility is seen in a file photo. According to a lawsuit filed early last month, the family of Hailey Povisil claims she was told by a corrections officer to kill herself. Only eight hours later, she was found dead, hanging in her cell on Jan. 9, 2018. Times Leader file photo

The family of an inmate that died, Hailey Povisil who was incarcerated for failure to appear, in Luzerne County Correctional Facility filed a lawsuit claiming an officer told her to kill herself just eight hours before she was found hanging in her cell. She was the fourth inmate to die in the facility in 2018.

Attorney Barry H. Dyller, of the Wilkes-Barre law firm Dyller & Solomon, and the administrators of Hailey’s estate, Sarah Schiavone and Mickayla Meredick filed a lawsuit against Luzerne County in  September claiming years of misconduct. The lawsuit names Luzerne County Correctional Facility, Correct Care Solutions, and Wellpath as defendents that are are supposed to provide medical services in the facility.

“Upon information and belief, given the multiple female LCCF inmates who committed suicide in 2017 and 2018, LCCF either did not implement recommendations by the suicide prevention consultant, or over time became lax in anti-suicide training and protocols.”

The prison has not provided suicide prevention training since 2003, and prison officials refused require officers to train in 2016 because officers “were not receptive to training”. The lawsuit states, “Luzerne County thus made a deliberate choice not to waste money on a comprehensive suicide prevention guide and training program because LCCF’s officers do not like training”.

Family members say that Hailey was a heroin addict and that she was suffering from withdrawal symptoms such as vomiting and other horrific symptoms of heroin misuse along with other symptoms and comorbidities. She was also diagnosed with anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression.

“CCS’s and Luzerne County’s records reveal that they knew that Ms. Povisil had been hospitalized for her mental illnesses at least five times in the previous six to seven years. Those same records reveal that they knew that Ms. Povisil had been contemplating suicide less than a year prior to her Jan. 6, 2018, incarceration.”

Hailey was placed on suicide watch when she was first incarcerated, which means that she was held in solitary confinement which everyone knows makes all mental disorders even worse and even creates mental disabilities where there were none before. The lawsuit claims that Hailey was begging for help and that no one from the facility would help her.

It is unclear how long officers held Hailey in uninhabitable conditions before allowing her out of the isolated cell. The lawsuit states that she killed herself within eight hours of getting out of solitary confinement. (Bless her heart, if only she had been treated like a human being and offered treatment)

“Upon information and belief, Luzerne County correctional officer defendant … chose not to help Ms. Povisil, and not to contact a medical or psychiatric professional to help Ms. Povisil. Instead, a corrections officer responded to Ms. Povisil by stating, ‘F— you b—, go ahead and kill yourself.'”

When anxiety threatens to take over our daily lives, what can we do?

Pray…The Lord’s Prayer works well…it’s okay to emphasize the forgiveness part. We have to forgive our enemies and those that do us wrong so that the devils can’t get in the door to fill our hearts and minds with hate and anger. Give it to God and He will have His vengeance. It is also okay to emphasize the “deliver us from Evil” part because God does promise to do that when we put him first and keep our eyes on Him. Just turn to prayer and have faith that God is in control. Relax. Turn to your Bible and read.

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The Lord’s Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:5-15 KJV

Matthew Chapter 6

5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Rebloggin TAO’s The Art of Dismissing the Adoptee’s Voice….by rebloggin the “forbidden family”….


For those people who want to shut us down, tell adoptees how to feel and what to think and how to behave, please, please listen to what adotped people say. Validate our feelings, our experiences.

We don’t have to “be grateful.”

We’re not “angry and bitter” when we speak our truths.

Perhaps you could read this post frm another adopted person’s point of view:

and I thought i would add this …

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Brett Blomme, Milwaukee’s juvenile judge pleads guilty to child porn charges

Milwaukee County judge arrested, accused of possessing child pornography
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The Associated Press reports that Brett Blomme, Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s juvenile judge pled guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography. He looking at possibly facing five years and will be sentenced in December.

Milwaukee is the #2 hotspot of human trafficking in the entire world so these charges are especially concerning because Brett Blomme had power over America’s most vulnerable children that passed through his courtroom. Those that are interested can check out a 2016 report, “A Crime in Plain Sight” and other City Reports from Milwaukee to find out just how bad the problem really is.

Between October and November, the Department of Justice found that Blomme had uploaded child pornography through the Kik messaging application 27 times. He faces 7 counts of possession of child porn but will likely reach a “federal plea deal to resolve all state and federal charges for “any known criminal conduct”.

Blomme, a liberal challenger was elected to Milwaukee’s juvenile court in 2020 after defeating former Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s appointee, conservative Circuit Judge Paul Dedinsky. He said, “I am the progressive alternative”. Shortly after he won the election special agents from Wisconsin’s Division of Criminal Investigation determined that he was using the name “dommasterbb” to upload videos and images containing child pornography.

DCI requested a warrant saying that 27 videos and images of children being sexually abused were uploaded and that at least two files were uploaded to a Milwaukee County government building. A Milwaukee County reserve judge signed the search warrant.

Blomme grew up on a farm in Missouri and is openly gay. He is married to Christopher Verhaeghe, an assistant director of the orientation at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Brett Blomme is a graduate of Marquette University. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and director of the Cream City Foundation appointed Brett Blomme to head the City of Milwaukee’s zoning appeals board. Blomme was the Major Giving Director at the Wisconsin AIDS Resource Center and is an LGBTQ activist. He also worked for the State Public Defender’s Office from 2011 to 2015.

The Department of Justice, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, and other agencies including police departments in Wauwatosa, Cottage Grove, and Brookfield, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, and the Minnesota Office of Criminal Learning conducted the investigations.