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Lest we forget: Crimes against women
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:59 am    Post subject: Lest we forget: Crimes against women Reply with quote

A thread to record the appalling violence against women in our society.

A woman was found naked and stabbed in Gatineau park; still alive, but she died an hour after being taken to hospital.

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Gatineau police are investigating the citys eighth homicide of the year after a naked woman who was found bleeding and barely alive Sunday in a deserted parking lot in Gatineau Park died later in hospital.

A hiker taking his dog for a morning walk found the woman at 5:40 a.m.

She was lying on her back still alive despite her injuries and the frigid weather in the middle of the empty parking lot at the Gamelin Street entrance to Gatineau Park.

Blood collected underneath her on the cold pavement from multiple stab wounds her assailant had inflicted, possibly with a knife, according to police.

Her clothes, scattered around the empty parking lot, were out of her reach.

... The woman, who was in her 30s, was taken to the Hull campus of the Outaouais regional hospital.

It was there, an hour after being discovered, that she was pronounced dead.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a particularly hurtful case -- a young feminist and advocate against violence against women was apparently murdered by her ex-boyfriend, who then killed himself while in police custody.

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The suspect in the death of a 25-year-old Kansas University student has committed suicide while in police custody in New Jersey, according to Lawrence police.

Adolfo Garcia-Nunez, 46, was arrested Friday night in New Jersey, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Paul Fellers. Fellers said in a news release Saturday afternoon that Garcia-Nunez committed suicide in custody.

... Mackeys body was found late Thursday night in a home at 409 Mich., where Garcia-Nunez lived. Mackey and Garcia-Nunez had recently broken off a relationship.

... According to police, about 4:30 p.m. Thursday one of Mackeys friends reported her missing. About two hours later, Mackeys vehicle was found in the parking lot of Lawrence Memorial Hospital. About 11:30 p.m. Thursday, her body was found inside Garcia-Nunezs home, which is near the hospital.


Laurence Journal: Suspect in KU students death commits suicide while in New Jersey police custody

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Family, friends and educators on Saturday remembered Jana Mackey as a passionate and motivated woman who was dedicated to community service.

Mackey, 25, of Hays, was found dead Thursday inside a home at 409 Mich.

She was a second-year law student at Kansas University.

... Mackey was a devoted advocate for womens rights and worked in the Statehouse as a lobbyist, said Sylvie Rueff, who worked with her in the National Organization for Women, where Mackey was dedicated to reducing violence against women.

It appears now shes been the ultimate victim, Rueff said. I really could not believe she got killed because she was just such a remarkable woman.

Sarah Jane Russell, executive director of the Ga Du Gi Safe Center, said Mackey worked as volunteer advocate for the nonprofit organization that provides support for survivors of sexual assault.


Lawrence Journal: Victim had worked to reduce violence against women.

Via Feministing.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Quebec man has been charged with killing his son's 17-year-old girlfriend. Police say that her death was violent but didn't say whether or not she had been sexually assaulted.

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A Quebec man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his son's 17-year-old girlfriend, whose body was found Wednesday in a wooded area near the Yamaska River about 100 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

... Quebec provincial police found Mlissa Beaudin's body behind a shed amid several square kilometres of cornfields and forest in an area along the same road where [the accused Richard] Berard lives.

... Beaudin, of Montreal, was reported missing early Wednesday by her mother, who made a 911 call. She had last been seen with her boyfriend's father, police said.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit more high-profile than usual: On retrial, Phil Spector has been convicted of murder in the shooting of actress Lala Clarkson.

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... Spector was remanded in custody until sentencing on 29 May. His lawyer has said he intends to appeal.

... During the five-month retrial, five female acquaintances testified that Spector had threatened them at gunpoint in incidents dating back to the 1970s.

... The defence argued that Ms Clarkson's death was a suicide, and appealed to jurors not to judge the star on his eccentric appearance.

... Actress Clarkson, 40, had been working as a hostess at the House of Blues venue in Los Angeles, and went home with Spector on the night of her death.

... Spector's Brazilian chauffeur, Adriano De Souza, said his boss appeared to be intoxicated and that Ms Clarkson was initially reluctant to go home with the music producer.

She was found dead in the foyer of his house in the early hours of the morning.

... Mr De Souza called the emergency services, saying: "I think my boss killed somebody", after Spector emerged from his home with a gun.

He told jurors Spector had said: "I think I killed somebody." The defence argued he had misheard his employer.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A stalker has killed a young feminist activist at Wesleyan University.

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Johanna Justin-Jinich, a student at Wesleyan University, was murdered Wednesday while working at a bookstore near campus. The alleged gunman in her murder, Stephen Morgan, turned himself in to police last night, according to the Hartford Courant. She reportedly met Morgan at a New York University summer program in 2007, during which she filed a harassment complaint against him with campus authorities, but did not press formal charges.

A dedicated feminist, Johanna was a founding member of the Feminist Majority Foundation's affiliate group at Wesleyan and an active member of Wes Escorts, a group that protects women from angry anti-choice protesters outside of reproductive health clinics.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the "Hell is Other People" file:

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Spector, who began a 19 year sentence for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson earlier this year, has recently been moved to Corcoran State Prison in California where Manson is being held and it is reported that he has attempted to contact the producer.


Seems Charles Manson wants to jam with Spector.

http://www.gigwise.com/news/51832/Charles-Manson-Wants-Phil-Spector...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Antonia Zerbisias says there isn't enough outrage over femicide. I agree.

This in the wake of a Marc Lpine-like asshole who shot a number of women because he was having problems getting laid. As outlined in his journal. I've been following this story but find it very disturbing. And it's also disturbing to see so few people making the connection between misogyny and this type of violence -- along with the violence against women in so many cases, where women are abused or killed just because we are women.

How much has this been normalized? Far too much.

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... As Toronto author Brian Vallee points out in his 2007 book The War on Women, nobody counts the dead, nobody connects the dots, nobody calls out the problem.

"Compare the raw numbers," he writes of the period 2000-06. "In the same seven-year period when 4,588 U.S. soldiers and police officers were killed by hostiles or by accident, more than 8,000 women nearly twice as many were shot, stabbed, strangled, or beaten to death by the intimate males in their lives. In Canada, compared to the 101 Canadian soldiers and police officers killed, more than 500 women nearly five times as many met the same fate."

... As we all know now, George Sodini, 48 whose racist and misogynist online diary reads like a terrorist manifesto couldn't get a date, couldn't get sex, couldn't lure any women to his modest side-split furnished with, as he points out in a spooky video, "Couch and chair; they match. The women will really be impressed."

... That only feminist bloggers and a very few mainstream pundits called last week's fitness club massacre the hate crime it was should jolt us out of our sexist complacency.

... Cruise the men's rights forums and you'll be shocked by the sickening posts calling for the legal and sexual subservience of women and praising Sodini as a "hero" and "for being a symbol for the consequences of denying men sex ... But something like this has to happen, perhaps hundreds of times over again, before feminists get the message."
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tehanu wrote:
I've been following this story but find it very disturbing.

I was reading this discussion at pandagon. PUAs, seduction community, negs - yes, very disturbing. I know I shouldn't be surprised, but the sense of entitlement!
One of the comments (#30):
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According to another story I read, Sodini was going out on dates from time to time, just not with women he thought he deserved (i.e. young enough to be his daughter and hot), and that seems to be where his frustration stemmed from. This wasnt some sorry guy rejected by the world, this was a guy who somehow got it in his head that he was too good for most women, yet unwanted by those he felt he deserved.

And #611 from jennygadget:
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A vaguely related thread over at slacktivist got me re-reading de Beckers Gift of Fear and its downright scary how closely many PAU tactics - <strike>playful banter negs and innapropriate touching in particular - are in line with the things that de Becker lists as behaviors that signal a clear and present danger.

Its important to remember that de Becker isnt really big on giving lists of specific actions, devoid of context, and acting like they always mean the same thing no matter the situation or who is involved. But asking someone out (and doing so in a society in which men do the asking and women are expected to always be nice - even when saying no) is a context and those two tactics in particular always test for two things (whether that is the askers main intent or not): the womans willingness to take abuse and her willingness to be with people who dont ask permission/listen to her - her nos in particular.

These are tactics that are used by rapists/abusers to choose victims. Whether this is your end goal or not, by normalizing and justifying these kinds of behaviours, you are putting women at risk. For no other reason than to get laid. Where exactly do you think that places you on the spectrum of moral/immoral behavior?

My emphasis
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get so tired of hearing about men who kill their wives. Including when their wives have dared to leave them. Just heard on the news that in Canada, a woman is murdered by her spouse every week.

Such as just happened in Orangeville, just a bit northwest of Toronto, when a man shot his wife (they were separated) then shot himself when police caught up with him.

Fuck.

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Cyril Donaldson was going to bed when a bloodied woman staggered through his front door, gasping for life and pleading for help.

"I've been shot by my husband help me," Donaldson's neighbour begged as she collapsed in his arms around 1 a.m. yesterday. He cradled her as his 17-year-old granddaughter called 911.

Heidi Ferguson, 39, mother of two children, was airlifted to Sunnybrook hospital where she died of her injuries.

... At midnight, Orangeville police had been called to Ferguson's home on Westdale Ave. on a report of unknown trouble.

When the officers got there, Ferguson told them the source of the trouble, her estranged husband, had left, according to an OPP spokesperson.

About 45 minutes later, they were called back by Donaldson's granddaughter as Ferguson lay dying from her chest wounds.

Two hours later, her husband, Hugh Ferguson, 42, who had barricaded himself in his house in Mono Township, 13 kilometres north of Orangeville, shot himself as police surrounded the house.

... The husband is said by neighbours to have been an avid hunter who owned many firearms. Some speculated that he wanted to get back together with his wife, but that she wanted to move on.

... Their children, a 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old daughter, who neighbours said just started studying at Ryerson University, lived with both parents.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I get so tired of hearing about men who kill their wives. Including when their wives have dared to leave them. Just heard on the news that in Canada, a woman is murdered by her spouse every week.


No kidding. I would have guessed that statistic to be even higher though, actually. It's shameful, and even more shameful that much of the media (and public) treats stats like these as sorta ho-hum, routine...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sort of ho-hum and routine, yup, and the other big, big problem is that each case is treated by the media like an isolated incident, rather than as part of a systemic problem.

As in, the husband "cracked" or "was under stress" or blah blah blah. Or, as in this story, had an amicable breakup and everyone is baffled and shocked. So what is it that in a case where there doesn't appear to be a history of domestic abuse, causes a man to feel entitled to shoot his wife?

Or in so many other cases, to isolate, verbally abuse, batter, rape, his wife, and to escalate to the point of killing her?

More than time to really be pounding on the drum about the systemic issues around male entitlement and the pervasive underlying view that women are still property. To be disposed of. And so few in the MSM ever actually say that ... hopefully Antonia Zerbisias in the Star will point this out. Again.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:16 am    Post subject: CF Commander charged with murdering two women Reply with quote

Holy shit.

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... Col. Russell Williams, 46, of Tweed, the top commander at 8 wing CFB Trenton, was arrested Sunday in Ottawa, Ontario Provincial Police Det.-Insp. Chris Nicholas said at a news conference Monday.

Williams has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jessica Lloyd, 27, whose body was found Monday off Cary Road in the municipality of Tweed.

Lloyd had been missing since Jan. 28 from her home outside Tweed, about 30 kilometres north of Belleville.

... Williams was also charged in the death of Cpl. Marie-France Comeau, 38, of Brighton, Ont., who was killed in her home Nov. 25. Comeau served with the 437 Squadron at CFB Trenton.

... In addition to the murder charges, Williams faces counts of forcible confinement, break and enter, and sexual assault in relation to two home invasions in the Tweed area in September.

... "He was just a shining, bright star," said Maj.-Gen. Yvan Blondin, the commander of 1 Canadian Air division and Williams's immediate superior.

"And if you talk to people on the [base], they will probably tell you that they admired the wing commander. He was involved in everything in the community here. Nobody had one thought that something like this could be possible," he said at a Monday afternoon news conference.

... Police would not comment on possible links among the cases other than to say they took place within the same geographic area. They said they were looking at where Williams has been for the past several years and were continuing their investigation.


CBC.

And the glowing accolades? Perhaps a bit misplaced at the moment. How about expressing some sadness and horror about two women being killed, and other women being raped?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:25 am    Post subject: Re: CF Commander charged with murdering two women Reply with quote

Tehanu wrote:
Holy shit. ....And the glowing accolades? Perhaps a bit misplaced at the moment. How about expressing some sadness and horror about two women being killed, and other women being raped?


I am with you plus suspect that warning signs were ignored or dismissed -- inferred from the reporting as well as the CO's defensive blather.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AP has more, though some facts seem at odds with CBC's.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CN_CANADA_COMMANDER_SLAYINGS...

Top Canadian military official charged with murder
By ROB GILLIES; Associated Press Writer; Feb 8, 8:47 PM EST
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TORONTO (AP) -- The commander of Canada's largest Air Force base, who once flew dignitaries around the country, has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two women

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Among the many things that I find upsetting about this story is that this guy, as a military commander, had a great deal of power over the people on the base. The fact that one of the women who was killed was a corporal is particularly chilling.

I posted this over at Feministing:

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Beyond the devastation of what happened to these women, there is the issue that a man who is holding a position which carries a great deal of power and authority is being charged with these crimes. The phrase "women who serve under him" suddenly becomes much more frightening.

Also highlighted for me by this story is the way that militaries all around the world maintain a culture of misogyny -- how many stories of rape and murder of women by invading soldiers are there? How many female soldiers have been attacked by their male peers? Could this misogyny have contributed to the impunity with which these crimes were committed?

And then there is the reaction of oh, we didn't know, I'm so shocked, he was such a great guy. Yes, Virginia, great guys sometimes do these things.

"He was just a shining, bright star," said Maj.-Gen. Yvan Blondin, the commander of 1 Canadian Air division based in Winnipeg and Williams's immediate superior.

"And if you talk to people on the [base], they will probably tell you that they admired the wing commander," Blondin said at a news conference Monday afternoon at Trenton. "He was involved in everything in the community here. Nobody had one thought that something like this could be possible."

A shining star. Yes, and I expect that Jessica Lloyd and Marie-France Comeau were considered shining stars by the people who loved them.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crimes against women in Manitoba
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jessica Lloyd is remembered:

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A vibrant, strong-willed woman, with a profound zest and love of life was remembered Saturday as hundreds of people from this tight-knit community crowded inside a funeral home to mourn the death of 27-year-old Jessica Lloyd.

... The eulogy was played through speakers to the dozens of people outside who were holding candles, wiping away tears, and clutching signs reading RIP Jessica.

... During the hour-long service, two of Ms. Lloyds cousins described the young womans wit, love of country living and strong connection to her brother.

... Ms. Lloyd was born in Ottawa but moved to Belleville at 8 and came to embrace the small city, but yearned for the country.

... It was a comforting service, a celebration of her life, and affirming said Rev. Audrey Whitney, as teams of people poured out of the building, and the sound of bag pipes resonated in the background.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see that someone is finally remembering the victims, after days and days of covering the "shock" and "trauma" to the poor wee military types...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A similar controversy over a murder case in Brandon:

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Jason John Ouimet, 28, who is based in Shilo, Man., is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Duane Lacquette, 21.

Lacquette's body was discovered in the basement of his rented home in the quiet western Manitoba community of Brandon on Jan. 21. Police said he died of blunt-force trauma.

Ouimet a member of the First Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery was arrested and charged with Lacquette's killing on Feb. 4. He's been in the military for one year and has not been deployed on any tour of duty, CFB Shilo spokeswoman Lori Truscott said.

...

The Crown did not oppose his release pending trial, saying it was reassured by the fact he would be supervised by officials on the army base.

The soldier was ordered to obey 52 separate bail conditions, including living at the base's barracks under a strict nightly curfew and abstaining from any alcohol or drugs.

During the daytime, however, Ouimet is back in training and allowed to use weapons under the supervision of his instructors.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mother and daughter killed in Ontario, 18-year-old charged
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it was probably the 18-year-old ex-boyfriend of the daughter.

This is just south of Belleville, near Trenton, which saw the CFB commander being arrested for sexual assaults and two murders of women (I've merged these threads).

There's the usual handwringing. For once, I'd really like to see a MSM article that included a discussion of the misogyny and possessiveness and entitlement that frees men to feel they can go ahead and beat or murder women who have upset them. And why indeed we may consider that restricting gun access is a fine idea, so that those men don't have guns at hand when they're acting on that killer impulse.

Antonia Zerbisias on the long gun registry and violence against women:

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... On the day OPP Constable Vu Pham was shot by a rifle-toting gunman, Conservative MPs were deflecting questions from the opposition about their bill to kill the long-gun registry.

... On that same day, Candice Hoeppner, the Manitoba Conservative MP who last May introduced the bill to kill the registry, would write, in an opinion piece published by the London Free Press, "The long-gun registry is a massive Liberal policy failure and it needs to end. It makes no sense to force law-abiding individuals with firearms licences to register their long-guns. It makes no sense to believe the registry will prevent a gun crime from taking place."

Well, that's true. It certainly didn't save Constable Vu Pham, who died just northwest of London.

But it may have saved Barbara Preston, the wife of the accused killer, Fred Preston, 70, who died last night.

... Yesterday, the Canadian Press reported that "allegations of marital infidelity may have sent Fred Preston over the edge."

... If that's true, it would be just another chapter in the long, sickening story of how many wives get killed after separating from or divorcing their husbands. Of the 45 women killed by their partners in 2008, reports Canada's Juristat, 13 were living apart from their spouses.

What's more, despite attention-getting news such as Thursday's announced gun seizure in Toronto and Windsor, most gun crime in Canada comes out of the barrel of a rifle.

When a woman is shot by her partner or intimidated by a gun-toting spouse it's almost always with a rifle.

According to both police and women's groups, the gun registry saves lives.

Not that the Conservative government seems to care.


Entitlement: Woman savagely beaten after turning a guy down in a NYC bar..

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A stranger followed a woman into a New York City bar restroom after she rejected his advances early Thursday, savagely beat her in a toilet stall and perhaps tried to sexually assault her, police said.

... The woman told police that she had rebuffed attempts by the man to dance with her, said police spokesman Paul Browne. When she went to the women's restroom on the second floor, he followed her and burst into a stall.

The man beat the victim until she was unconscious.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently Russell Williams attempted to kill himself. I confess that there is a part of me -- not the overall part, and one that I'm not proud of, but a part nonetheless -- that kinda wishes he'd managed to go through with it. Because assuming he's guilty, that demonstrates remorse, right?

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Russell Williams, the former commander of CFB Trenton now charged with killing two women, made an elaborate and desperate bid to kill himself over the Easter weekend.

Sources at the Quinte Detention Centre in Napanee, Ont., tell the Kingston Whig-Standard that at roughly 5 a.m. Saturday the accused serial sex killer wrote a suicide note in mustard on the wall of his segregation cell.

The note was a farewell message saying his affairs are now in order and his feelings are too much to bear.

... Using a cardboard toilet roll stuffed with more foil and cardboard, Col. Williams stuffed it down his throat in an apparent bid to suffocate himself, sources said.

Staff were able to bust into the cell and rescue Col. Williams.

... Col. Williams's bizarre jailhouse behaviour has been noted before.

When he first entered the provincial facility immediately after his arrest, Williams acted as though he was a prisoner of war, only giving authorities his name, rank and serial number.

At that time, Col. Williams was assessed by a psychiatrist and deemed a possible suicide risk. His demeanour has been described as cocky, but vacant.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It demonstrates cowardice.

I hope they release the content of his message.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing a PTSD defence. Anyone wanna bet me?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Because assuming he's guilty, that demonstrates remorse, right?

I don't know the differences between all those psychopath, sociopath, anti-social, narcissistic, whatever disorders that are characterized by a lack of remorse or empathy, but it seems some of them are associated with suicide risk:
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Given that ASPD relates to Factor 2, whereas psychopathy relates to both factors, this would confirm Hervey Cleckley's assertion that psychopaths are relatively immune to suicide. People with ASPD, on the other hand, have a relatively high suicide rate.

ASPD is antisocial personality disorder. It is possible for Williams to be suicidal and not remorseful.
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I confess that there is a part of me -- not the overall part, and one that I'm not proud of, but a part nonetheless -- that kinda wishes he'd managed to go through with it.

If that part of you is the part that seeks retribution, then you should hope that his suicide attempts are unsuccessful, unless you believe that he'll get his in an afterlife. Making his current life unpleasant is our only chance at payback. Both the good compassionate parts of you and the parts that you're not proud of can hope for the same thing. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I confess that there is a part of me -- not the overall part, and one that I'm not proud of, but a part nonetheless -- that kinda wishes he'd managed to go through with it.


He's trying to euthanize himself. I say let him suffer.

Though I could find myself rooting for a partial success, perhaps. A failed attempt that leaves him partially paralyzed and in chronic pain, perhaps. Though one wonders how a man trained to kill men could fail so spectacularly, despite a perfectly willing victim.

I'm really starting to find some amusement in a suicide note written in mustard, though. How much can you really write, using a packet or two of mustard??
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read an article in the Ottawa Citizen where they stated that he considers himself a prisoner of war. I say (a) he has no remorse, and (b) he might be somewhat insane.

The prisoner of war thing is weird and makes me think he might be playing the system. From what I understand he had a desk jockey military career and had little to no experience on any war front.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prisoner of war?!? That is indeed very bizarre. Um, what war? The war against women?

So does it sound like he's trying to line himself up with an insanity defence?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So does it sound like he's trying to line himself up with an insanity defence?


That's my immediate suspicion, too.
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Anything's possible, but the amount of pre-planning he did for the suicide attempt is only going to make him look MORE like someone who understands the cause and effect of their own actions. He's coming off loopy (writing in mustard?) but not irrational.
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Toronto man gets life term in grisly double murder

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A Toronto man who brutally murdered his common-law wife and her teenage brother was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 20 years.

Nana Yaw, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault in the Christmas Day 2007 murder of his common-law wife Iliada (Lois) Zois, 22, and her brother Jamie, 14.

The killings left even the judge in the case sickened.

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"The fact [is] that with no parole before 20 years with two murders, he's not eligible for the faint-hope provisions in the Criminal Code, and they know they won't likely see him on our streets again," said [Sergeant Gary] Grinton.


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Williams is facing 82 more charges related to breaking and entering, for incidents going back to 2007. It seems the police found a big stash of women's underwear trophies in his house.

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... More than half the charges - 46 - involved break-ins in Tweed, where Col. Williams lived during the week in a lakeside cottage after assuming command of the big 8 Wing/CFB Trenton air base last July.

... Thirty-two charges involved burglaries in Ottawa, all within the residential Fallingbrook area.

And two of the charges arise from break-ins in Belleville, where he is scheduled for a court appearance this morning that he is expected to attend in person.

... The break-ins, committed over a four-year period, targeted the empty residences of women whose lingerie was stolen. In all, 48 incidents came to attention of police. Dozens of carefully stored items were allegedly found in the garage of the Westboro-area Ottawa home Col. Williams, 47 shared with his wife.


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Williams is pleading guilty.

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Colonel Russell Williams, once the commander of Canadas largest air force base, intends to plead guilty to killing two women, sexually assaulting two others and to a string of fetish break, enter and thefts, his lawyer told a court this morning.

... The court was told he will enter guilty pleas to the murder charges, as well as 82 break and enter charges, two charges of sexual assault and two of confinement.

Williams will return to court on Oct. 18 for a sentencing hearing, during which the formal pleas will be entered.
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I wonder if he'll sign a confession in mustard.
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Some good news: the Nova Scotia Court of Appeals has upheld the acquittal of a woman who, due to the threats on her life and that of her child from her husband, sought to have him killed and had the bad luck to contract an undercover police officer for the hit. The NSCA has held that the defence of duress applies to this situation. This ruling is an important expansion to the rule from R. v. Lavallee in which a woman was acquitted of murder after killing her husband.

You can read the NSCA's decision in PDF form here.
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Serial Panty-snatcher nabbed

Obsessed with masturbating in women's and girls' underwear. Where did I last hear that one?

Oh well, two years of house arrest should keep everyone safe.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Williams and Paul Bernardo both attended U of T (Scarborough) at the same time during the 1980s, neither were raised by their real fathers. Bernardo's grandfather had also attended RMC. Could mean nothing of course.
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Neither of them had a ponytail, nor was either of them missing a limb.

This is getting eerie.
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Neither of them had a ponytail, nor was either of them missing a limb.

This is getting eerie.


Yeah, maybe. Maybe they both parted their hair on the same side too.



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Geez...

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The 12-page decision does not name the woman who was kept in involuntary servitude for three months in 2009.
Linda and Russell Howard lured her to Tokyo in December 2008 with promises that she would earn $200 a month cleaning their home in the U.S. Embassy compound.
The Howards allegedly said they would quickly raise her salary to $300 a month, give her a day off every week, and a safe place to live at the Embassy compound.
Instead, Jane Doe says she was repeatedly raped and forced to work more than 80 hours per week, earning $0.88 per hour.
"At trial, plaintiff testified that Russell Howard raped her at least four times, and that he forced her to perform oral sex approximately ten times, and that he repeatedly sexually assaulted her," U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady said. "Plaintiff testified that Linda Howard was complicit in her husband's sexual abuse, telling plaintiff that she should gratify Russell Howard and make Russell happy."


Embassy Worker Owes $3.3 Million to Escaped Sex Slave

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NS Hit-Man Case

Has anyone been following this case and the recent Supreme Court decision, and if so, what do you make of it? What I find interesting is that the daughter, who was apparently the subject of threats from the father as well, according to the testimony of the mother in the hit-man case, has been placed by the courts in Nova Scotia into the sole custody of said father, and that visits between mother and daughter are to be supervised ones, for which the mother has thus far refused to participate in for several years. The custody hearing that took place as part of the divorce proceedings apparently made no mention of an abusive domestic situation, but did include a psychologists assessment that the father should have sole custody of the child.
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Good grief. This happened in Regina.

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The charges include sexual assault with a weapon, physical assault, invitation to sexual touching, sexual exploitation and the making and possession of child pornography.

It's alleged the abuse happened between Jan. 1 and 18. The girls are ages 10 and 11.


Women charged with sexually assaulting girls, making child porn
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This is different from the far-too-many stories about child abuse and child porn because ... ? It's a "man bites dog" story?
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Stuff like this isn't supposed to happen in places like Regina.
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Rain, cold, the sky is gray and sits on the tops of the trees, the ground is squishy, even the dawgs don't want to go outside. Even so, I was doing okay, in spite of the fact there's a volcano erupting in my back. Then I read this.

I have granddaughters in that age group. I'm either cursed or blessed with a highly developed empathy-bone. I read that and saw my treasures' faces.

I don't want to be a nasty person, I don't want to be a violent person, and I do want to leave the world a better place when I die than it was when I was born.

And this story revives my solution. There's never enough skin for the burn unit. So we take these arstles to the basement, flay them in half inch wide strips, take the strips to the burn unit and leave the arstles to LEAK to death.

I know. You're right. Definately. I am. And it's shite like this has made me this way.
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I just thought, Anne, while reading your post, that girls are trained to be wary of males, and probably rightly so, but nobody warns them that women are potentially dangerous too, which leaves them defenceless against the likes of these women and others, such as Karla Homolka.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

al-Qa'bong wrote:
I just thought,...

Well, there it is then. You forgot about the parameters when it comes to speaking up regarding injustice, didn't you?
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CBC radio news reported today that the two alleged abusers/pornographers are mother-and-daughter.

Some family values.
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"Gentle" Quebec man who slapped teen daughter to death after she failed to finish chores gets 60 days in jail
Hey, it was the will of God. He's not a violent man.
I dunno, I'm a bit skeptical that someone who claims they only hit one of their sons once would be pushed to slap their daughter twice in the face and hit her on the buttocks because she missed some dirt under a carpet, and then made some remark "that wasn't OK."

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I'm 22 years old and I'm still a virgin. . .

It has been very tortuous.

College is the time when eveeryone experiences those things such as sex, and fun, and pleasure. But in those years I've had to rot in loneliness.

It's not fair. You girls have never been attracted to me.

I don't know why you girls aren't attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it. . .

On the day of retribution I am going to enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB . . . and I will slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up, blonde slut I see inside there. . .

If I can't have you, girls, I will destroy you. (laughs) . . .
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Jeebus.

"Sick" doesn't even begin to describe him.

I can guess why "all" those girls wanted nothing to do with him. Every now and again you get a "vibe"... pay attention when it happens, instinct can save your life.

Some of us believe it's those from the other side, family members who have died, who are trying to get in touch with us, to warn us.
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