I was not able to get online until this morning, but I am very happy to know that Samantha Dodson has been found...alive and okay.
At least physically, although, even her body was apparently violated by that terrible man, Kelsey Patrick McCune .
Now, Samantha will begin the process that will allow her to heal...both physically and emotionally. I may never know all of the details related to why this happened in the first place. But that is alright because it is really none of my business. However, I sincerely wish Samantha the best and I hope that she finds love and compassion when and where she needs it.
As for McCune, some posters have referred to him as a "dirtbag." I prefer to regard him as a manure bag...but it actually comes down the same thing. He is a disgraceful and pathetic human being. I hope the powers-that-be throw the punishment book at him.
He truly deserves nothing less than that.
Oregonian Coverage Of The Capture
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
"Sammie, your mom and dad are worried about you. Your brothers and sisters are worried about you. Your friends are worried about you and you can't be out there in that cold," said her sister, Sarah Dodson. "Please call us or call 911 and let us know you're safe."
Samantha Dodson's story has gone from Nationwide to Worldwide and is now featured in an article in the Daily Mail (UK) .
And despite the fact that the media in Oregon is going along with the original story...Chelsea Hoffman
is putting another spin on this situation.
"Authorities believe the pair may be hitchhiking or using public transportation. They may have camping equipment with them."--KATU-TV News
"Police have issued an arrest warrant for 40-year-old Kelsey "Patrick" McCune on accusations of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl. Investigators ask anyone with information about the pair to call a confidential sheriff's tip line at 503-723-4949. Confidential tips can also be sent into via text message to CRIMES (274637) or by email on the sheriff's online Tip Sheet."--Oregon Live.com
"Police are casting a net from Salem to Southwest Washington, with the help of the FBI and local law-enforcement agencies. Billboards with Samantha's face have gone up in Milwaukie, off Oregon 99E, and Beaverton, along Oregon 8."--Oregon Live.com
KPTV - FOX 12
Another young girl is now missing in Oregon. Her name is Samantha Dodson and she is a 13-year-old young lady from Oregon City. Read more about her situation here.
Samantha is believed to be in the company of a real sleezeball named Kelsey McCune. McCune is
a drifter who is forty-years old and it appears that he lured Samantha away from her home.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now involved. Good luck, McCune...try running away from
the Federales. Just remember to drop Samantha in a safe place, first.
A discussion about the case has been created on Twitter:
I will add updates to this post as I receive them.
I watched this video this morning and I just shook my head. Not because of the salty
language that the officer used but because something far, far worse could have
happened. A horrific accident could have taken place had that officer not intervened.
It's very easy for the media to pick up a story like this and run with it. But there is a
piece of this incident that the news ghouls forgot: The officer probably saved many
if not all of those children's lives.
I know how I would have reacted, had I been one of those kid's parents. I would
have laughed at the language and then made a point of thanking the officer for
taking a stand and looking out for my child.
It's a point worth considering.
I hope that the police brass give the officer an easy edge: Talk tough to the media
but pat the cop on the back in private.
Because any bus driver who pulls a busload of children over to the side of the
road does it because her passengers are out of control. She might not be able to
box the ears of a few of the "little darlings"... but she can darn sure make the
proper judgement call. And in this case, I believe she did.
So did the officer. And it probably won't be the last time that those kids will be
cussed-out in their lifetime.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
It is impossible to listen to this without tearing-up and feeling the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
And this is only one of the tapes that was just released following a battle between the powers-that-be
and the Associated Press.
I am including this particular tape, with a prayer, that no one will commit such an evil atrocity again
in our Country.
I am not posting this in my blog because I want to make a pitch for gun control. I am asking everyone in this Country to exercise more personal control.
We all have tough choices that we have to make, we all have to deal with our share of issues that are unfair, we all get frustrated, we all get disappointed, we all get emotionally hurt, we all get angry...but when we all grab hold of the hand of God (however you perceive that entity to be)...we let go of the idea of shooting our way out of it...by way of a hail of bullets from the barrel of a gun...pointed at a child.
Living takes courage. And I have the most respect for those who sincerely put their faith in all that is right and good...at the pivotal point when all the walls of personal control...start crashing in.
Darius Rucker stood in front of a group of children on TV the other night. He sang the song, "Happy Christmas/War Is Over" that was eloquently composed and recorded by the late John Lennon.
As I watched his image on the flatscreen, I saw that Rucker really meant every word that he sang. And it was as if he realized that the group of children, singing behind him, could have lost their lives to a shooter, as well. And his eyes conveyed the thought, "Please people, let's bring PEACE and LOVE and SANITY back into our Nation. DON'T SHOOT ANY MORE OF OUR BABIES!"
War is over. If you want it.
(Music And Lyrics By Livingston Taylor)
As far as I know, right now, many children, including Sabrina Allen, Lindsey Baum, The Skelton Brothers, Kyron Horman and now...thirteen-year-old Miyah Weidenbach...are still missing. And I know that the families and friends who lost those children, would give every material possession that they own to have those kids back.
People battled over merchandise on Black Friday. But the families who have lost children, struggle in a different way, every day. They fight to keep the faith and continue. They hold onto the hope that someday their lost child will be found.
I don't know the story behind Miyah's disappearance. Right now, the truth of what happened to her seems as far away as Miyah, herself. And I don't know if Miyah will ever read this but I hope that she makes the right decisions for herself.
I know that many people care about Miyah and are sincerely praying for her safe return. I have read their comments and their prayers and offers to help...on Facebook. It's sad to think that Miyah might not even realize how many people are pulling for her safe return.
Because they really are.
Instead of hearing about one more child that's gone lost...I pray that this Christmas, we will hear several stories about children who are found. So they can be home for Christmas.