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.