Crime

My father is a recently convicted paedophile. These are not easy words to write, and believe it or not, they're even harder to say. But it's the truth, and no amount of beating around the bush is going to change the matter. My father is a recently convicted paedophile. It's a tough position to be in – to be a family member of the guilty party. I'm not one of those who was abused during the course of my father's actions, now have I received any sort of abuse, first-hand, from anyone who is aware of the connection between us. Yet, I still consider myself a victim of his actions. I still feel as though I have a right to, at the very least, an apology. Let me explain my reasoning, and hopefully, by the end of this, you'll agree with me. The investigation and court process took just...
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It's hard to decide who to make this letter out to. It's hard to type this letter in the first place. This letter is to anybody who still does not completely understand the world of a rape victim, but that seemed like much too long of a title. A couple of days ago, my brother and I were driving by a college campus and saw signs along the lines of "A text back does not mean yes," or, "Hanging out and watching Netflix does not mean yes." My brother immediately acted repulsed by these signs, referring to them as 'those tumblr-feminist signs.' My brother is a very intelligent man, and it broke my heart to hear him say these things. It broke my heart to realize he knew nothing about rape culture. I hope this letter is able to move some people to speak out about rape culture, explain to...
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Dear Sir/Ma’m, This is an attempt to bring a corruption incident to your notice, which occurred outside Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi at the prepaid taxi counter. My wife and I were travelling from SFO, California, US to our native place in UP. On Oct 17th, 2016 evening we got down at the airport and after coming outside I approached the prepaid taxi counter to take a cab to the hotel I was staying at. The person who was giving the receipt at the counter asked me to pay Rs. 470 as the fair, I reluctantly gave a 500 Rs note. He asked 50 more as night / additional luggage charge, as I gave him 50 more, he asked for Rs. 400 more saying that I gave him only 100 in the beginning waving a 100 rupee note, to that I replied “No ! I think I gave you Rs 500 note”, he waved the...
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to my rapist...I needed you to hear my words and see my tears. I needed to be strong and tell everyone what you did to me but you took the cowards way out. 3 weeks before we started you court martial you took your own life rather than face the truth of what you had done. Well here is that unread Impact Statement; just because you are gone doesn't mean it didn't happen. In the time that has passed since my rape my world has been turned upside down. I was a generally happy person before and an outgoing one at that but these days I find myself withdrawn and isolated more and more. I no longer sleep but a couple of hours a night; if it isn't the nightmares that wake me it's the fact that with every noise I hear, every creek in my house I wonder if there is someone there to harm me. The...
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It was 1981 and I was twenty years old. I lived in a little beach house in Venice, California with a roommate. A girl I worked with at Mace Neufeld Productions in Beverly Hills. I worked there part time and held another position as the acting assistant to my acting coach, Nina Foch. I had been her student for nearly three years. Through her class I met some wonderfully talented people who became my friends. Together, we independently produced plays and showcases in and around LA. It was an exciting time in my life. In 1981 I was part of a new theater called “The Living Room.” I did one play with this group. It was a play by Mary Orr titled “The Wisdom of Eve,” upon which the film “All About Eve” was based. I had a small role, the part that Marilyn Monroe played in the film version. It...
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Operation Amberstone is a new initiative by Hampshire Constabulary to pretend that they care about abuse and the vulnerable after their consistent failings were picked up by HMIC the other year. Hampshire Constabulary remain corrupt and brutal and not properly overseen. As described here by Good Cop Down, a police officer whistle blower who has suffered for speaking up just as I have. As yet none of Hampshire Constabulary's victims have justice and I suffer daily and nightly flashbacks to what they have done to me in the past. And I write this in fear of my life at the hands of the police. Here is Good Cop Down's blog https://goodcopdown.wordpress.com/category/whistleblowing/ This letter is being written using the rule that what I write cannot be unwritten. This is because after a...
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An Open Letter to Prince William County Govt. DSS, DFS, CPS and COURTS (JD...
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Dear PM Sir, Hope this letter from a random woman in your country brings you face to face with the reality of plight of Indian girls and women. For ‘being aware’ and ‘being in action’ are two different things! We celebrated the 70th year of Indian Independence this year. Today I feel Freedom is yet to be achieved. For I believe the women of India are still not free. As a young girl, in my teens, I remember celebrating Independence Day with full zeal and enthusiasm. I was proud of my country and countrymen. Feeling of pride is never taught; it is born within, for something or someone we feel is worth it. But today, as a mother, I feel ashamed and sorry for my daughter. ‘Ashamed’ because I am raising my daughter in a country where lust for skin does not seem to end! ‘Ashamed’ because...
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August 5, 2016 Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, The International Monetary Fund, 700 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20431, United States Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, 1818 H St NW, Washington, DC 20433, United States Dear Ms. Lagarde and Dr. Kim, RE: Cronyism will plunge Rwanda into chaos if left unchecked by the country’s financiers I begin my letter by thanking you for supporting my home country, Rwanda. In 2016 alone, your two agencies will lend Rwanda nearly a half billion dollars — the World Bank’s loans and grants amount USD285 million while the IMF’s Standby credit totals USD204 million. The purpose of this open letter, however, is about cronyism in Rwanda. Case in point is the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), financed by the...
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Muhammad Tariq Alkhattab-Pilgrim [email protected] Thursday, February 4, 2016 His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE & Emir of Dubai Prime Minister’s Office P.O. Box 212000 Dubai United Arab Emirates Letter To: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Re: The Silent Injustice Your Esteemed Highness you are a Leader who inspires, who leads with emotional intelligence. Your leadership goes beyond the Middle East; you are admired internationally for your futuristic ideas, compassion for all people, love for your nation and for your integrity. I am Muhammad Tariq Alkhattab Pilgrim, 60 + years, a simple man. I accepted Islam more than 30 years ago I am a Canadian citizen residing in the UAE, and I have chosen to...
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