Friday
Jul312009

Action Oriented Citizens Place Billboards About Missing Black Women

Posted by Faith of Acts of Faith In Love & Life blog

North Carolina residents have been concerned about the whereabouts of some of the women in their area. Instead of talking about it but doing nothing or waiting for someone else to take the lead they did. They purchased billboard ads along the interstate and started an initiative called MOMS (Missing or Murdered Sisters). I think this is a brilliant idea and about time! It indicates to the criminals that their activity is being monitored. It lets law enforcement know accountability is expected in investigating what has happened to these women. It encourages residents to know that black women (and girls) are still VALUED. This needs to be a national campaign and in every town or city across the country. 

The billboard changes profiles every 8 seconds. The people that bought the ad space received a discount from the advertiser but will need donations to continue running them. You can donate to the Edgecombe County, North Carolina group by taking a check payable to "MOMS" to any Wachovia bank branch. The local branch number is 252-937-2854. I'm sure they will also accept a wire transfer or other transactions as well.

You can read more at Essential Presence blog.

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Thursday
Jul302009

Dunbar Village Update: State Can Withdraw Plea Deals

Posted by Faith of Acts of Faith In Love and Life blog.

There will be no plea deal for Dunbar Village assault defendant Tommy Lee Poindexter, a judge ruled Wednesday. Public Defender Carey Haughwout asked Circuit Judge Krista Marx to force the state to make good on a plea offer of 25 years, extended in December with the proviso that Poindexter provide a truthful statement about the June 2007 armed gang rape on a mother and her son, 12. Poindexter, 20, also gave authorities information about three homicides. Sun Sentinel

Don't let a slight build  - or relative youth fool you. There are killers, rapists and other deviants walking amongst us in broad daylight. There are six more suspects that have yet to be apprehended. They look just like you, me, the next door neighbor or the kids down the street. It's time to get real, be prepared and leave these unsafe residential areas. Your life depends on it!

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