Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Mother's Love

Here and there amongst the news of "that" trial I have been seeing commercials for the upcoming Diane Sawyer program on and with Jaycee Dugard.  I'm sure you all (my southern roots are showing there.) have heard of the little 11year old from Lake Tahoe that was snatched off the street of her home and held captive for 18 years.  As a teen she gave birth, in a backyard, to 2 little girls and was able to educate them, to the best of her ability, with a 5th grade education. 

I think the idget that kidnapped her and his wife both pled (pleaded?) guilty.  He's in jail for 300 plus years and her for 38.  I wish he could live every one of those days of those 300 years.  But here's the thing.  Diane Sawyer was on another program this morning and shared this bit of information.  The police, in those 18 years, had been to that house because of complaints, of girls in the backyard, noise, etc....... 60 times!! that's right 6 .  0.   60 times and never physically walked into the backyard. Not once.   Oops!  I remember reading she was awarded a huge settlement because of it, but how does that happen?

Jaycee's book, A Stolen Life,  comes out July 12th.  This is one I will buy.  I will give this lady my money.   I will watch the program and celebrate her will to survive and applaud her mothering skills.

9 comments:

Laura said...

I saw a commercial for this either last night or this morning and I thought the exact same thing as you did.
I am planning to buy Jaycee's book too...

Intense Guy said...

I guess there were no signs of any free donuts in the backyard.

The police are just humans like the rest of us - no matter how shiny the badge is...

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Iggy, I know they are. My BIL just retired from the State Police. I am a fan of these officers...but, 60 visits without looking. You know certain houses get a reputation for having officers called out. This is alot.

Gran said...

wow, that's a lot of visits, and not to have looked. I am planning to but Jaycee's book also.

Lisa Gioia-Acres said...

Thank you for the information; I didn't know the book was coming out nor that the interview would be aired. Will tape one and buy the other! This story captivates me and my heart hurts for that little girl lost, her broken family, and all those others who have not been found.

Sweet Tea said...

Woulda/Shoulda/Coulda

I'm sure that case lays heavy on the hearts of all involved. Hard to believe that happened in the midst of a neighborhood.

Gran said...

Meant to write I'm planning to buy Jaycee's book :)

Intense Guy said...

Goodness. I just read this

http://news.yahoo.com/memoir-details-jaycee-dugards-long-kidnap-ordeal-203804733.html

...what kind of "person" was this Phillip Garrido? (and why is he still alive?)

Kathy said...

I have my DVR set to record the Jaycee Dugard special on Sunday night. I, too, will buy and read her book.

I hadn't heard about the 60 police visits--that's as big of an injustice as the recent verdict of "that trial"! Simply inexcusable!

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