Posts Tagged ‘in the news’
What Should We Do about Child Pornography?
Before I let loose, I want all of you to know that I spent many, many years working as a trial consultant for some of the bigger law firms in the country. I am deeply devoted to the law and to our system of justice. It is what helps make the United States stand out above all other countries in the world.
So, when I happened to read this past week about a well-known federal judge in New York, Jack B. Weinstein, who is on a crusade to combat what he calls “the unnecessary cruelty of the law,” I initially thought, good for him. (more…)
Animal Abuse: I Am Sick to My Stomach!
As you no doubt know, I’ve not hesitated to use this blog to take on animal abuse, especially when it comes to the vicious mistreatment of dogs through the so-called “sport” of dogfighting. And I really thought we were making some progress against dogfighting this past year with law enforcement officers making a couple of major national busts. (more…)
The Tragedy of Chelsea King and Amber Dubois
A couple of weeks ago, when John Albert Gardner III, a 31-year-old registered sex offender, was sent to prison for life after pleading guilty to murdering two teenage girls in San Diego County, I felt some sense of relief that we had gotten another monster off the streets.
But in all candor, I still felt a raw, unbridled anger that such gruesome murders had happened in the first place.
Before Gardner murdered 17-year-old honor student Chelsea King, who went out for a run and was found in a shallow grave, and before he murdered 14-year-old Amber Dubois, who was last seen in front of her school in Escondido, carrying a check to buy a lamb for her Future Farmers of America project, he previously had served five years in prison for beating and molesting a 13-year-old girl. A psychologist who evaluated him said he was a continuing threat. (more…)
The Disappearance of Susan Powell
I’ve heard from many of you on Twitter and the DrPhil.com message boards, and I know that a lot of shows were preempted by the Olympics. But there is one story that I want to make sure y’all know about, because it can’t get swept under the rug. That’s the case of the missing mom from Utah, Susan Powell.
The Dr. Phil team and I were just astounded when we heard the details about this story. The whole thing makes me shake my head and wonder what’s happened to common sense. Susan’s husband, Josh, was the last to see the young mom before he went camping with their two young children in the middle of the night in freezing temperatures, more than two hours from their home. Josh is now a person of interest and is allegedly not participating in the search for his wife. (more…)