Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I'm still disgusted ...

... my grandma used to say be careful what you ask for because you just might get it. Well I asked for some real news didn't I? That's exactly what I got.
I just read the nastiest and most heinous police report I have ever seen. The individuals pictured to the left have been arrested for the nastiest and the most vile hate crime I have ever heard of.
Those six - people - have been arrested for kidnapping, beating and raping a 23-year-old black woman in Big Creek, WV.
The FBI has been called in to investigate this as a hate crime, but after reading the police reports on file, I think it is quite obvious that this is a hate crime.
For those of you all who won't have time to read the police report, the officer was called to one of the suspects homes for a welfare check because he received a tip that a woman was being held at the residence against her will.
The first woman pictured, Frankie Brewster, is the homeowner and was sitting on her porch when the officer approached. She told him that no one was there with her. It was then that the woman limped toward him, bruised and battered, with her arms stretched out and said, "Help me."
According to the police report, on the aforementioned Web site, the woman was stabbed in the leg four times, had two black eyes, was forced to perform oral sex on Brewster and Danny Combs, the young "man" pictured in the upper right, she was raped by Combs and Brewster's son Bobby. If that's not enough, the woman was choked with a cable cord, had her hair pulled, scalded with hot water, cut multiple times on her legs and ankle, stabbed four times in her left leg and forced to drink from the toilet and eat dog and rat feces.
I don't know the woman, her name will not be released because she is a rape victim but my heart goes out to her and her family. I can not imagine what must have been going through her head while all of this was going on. I can't even begin to imagine what's going on in her head now.
I want all of us who do pray to be deep in prayer for her and her family. I'm talking about that deeply bowed, laying prostrate kind of prayer.
I hope she gets all the help available to her and then some. I am not ashamed to say I cried while reading this story. The fact that this was allowed to happen is beyond ridiculous. The thing that scares me is it could have happened anywhere and it is probably happening everywhere. When will we ever get past hating each other for our skin?
The one thing that gives me a glimmer of hope is that something good has to happen for the victim. I have no idea why God allowed this to happen nor do I have any idea what He has in store for her but He has spared her life for a reason and this woman has to be destined for things far greater than herself and her circumstances.

1 comment:

Nieshatwty said...

I can't think of but one thing...." The Great White Throne Judgement" They will all have to stand before our master and be judged for there actions. There's just so much going on in the world right now, I don't think I know one person that can say that GOD isn't coming back real soon. We are witnessing Revelations each and everyday more and more. I didn't realize hate crimes were that bad or even still going on. Anyway my prayers go out for the victim and her family, may GOD bless you and whip all those disgusting memories away.