Monday, December 24, 2012

26 Bells The Newtown Connecticut Children and Adam Walsh

Once Upon A Time, on July 27, 1981, a little boy went shopping with his mother at the Sears store in the Hollywood Florida Mall and never came home.
A beginning of a story that could have been my story; you see, I shopped at the Sears store several times a week. I lived in the neighborhood, as did Revé, John and Adam Walsh; my son was also in the same class as Adam at the St. Mark's Lutheran school. The news of Adam’s kidnapping and murder hit me very hard. I would look at my son and feel so grateful that this, the most horrific, devastating fate that a parent could ever endure, did not happen to me. That feeling didn’t make me feel lucky or special; it just made me realize that in this life, with a blink of an eye, you can be hit with a devastating blow that will alter the path of your short existence for the remainder of your days on this Earth.
After the abhorrent and gruesome incident that took place on December 14th 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, my thoughts turned back to the time when Adam, a little boy, who because he became separated from his mother for a few short moments, was projected into defenselessness in a world full of demons and monsters. As with the children of Newtown but instead of a separation from safety to horror they were already subjected to terror just by living in a Nation who allowed weapons of war to be bought and sold by its citizens like so many pieces of candy.
I have been blogging on these dangerous laws that our lawmakers pass with hardly a thought, for some time now. A few examples below:
The only reward I get in trying to spread the word-- that semi-automatic weapons or concealed weapons or guns in general that can be waved around with little or no regulation, GUNS, WEAPONS that can cause devastating misery through massacres in which many people can be murdered at once within minutes-- is that it allowed me to voice my anger but nothing else, it's like spitting in the wind.
Deaf Ears, so the saying goes, is what all the opinions against gun violence, fell upon. A gnawing gut question keeps circling my brain… “WHY?” A WHY, that no one seems to want to answer, not truthfully anyway.
In the case of Adam Walsh, his dad John Walsh did not allow the “WHY?” to linger on, he was angry that there were no mechanisms or databases in place for the immediate search and rescue of kidnapped and exploited children, he set out to change it.
After hearing the convoluted thoughts of Wayne LaPierre (CEO of NRA) on TV the other day, I believe that he and the many others who share such a mindset are the reason for the gun violence in our country. He and his fellow 5th column co-conspirators (I label them this, not because they deliberately want to destroy Democracy but because they don’t care if it is destroyed, money is the bottom-line) are responsible for the deaths (indirectly or maybe not so indirectly) of so many 'innocents' (all of us who want only to live in peace). Please watch the video (below) '26 Bells' from NBC, without a doubt the saddest reflection of how our American Leaders have turned their backs on our precious children.

26 BELLS


Terrorism is well-established here in America, not by suicide bombers but by maniacs with blood on their minds, who can get ahold of a semi-automatic weapon with no effort WHATSOEVER and that is frightening. thinkingblue

Read on: Adam John Walsh (November 14, 1974 – July 27, 1981) was an American boy who was abducted from a Sears department store at the Hollywood Mall in Hollywood, Florida, on July 27, 1981, and later found murdered and decapitated. Walsh's death earned national publicity. His story was made into the 1983 television film Adam, seen by 38 million people in its original airing. Walsh's father, John Walsh, became an advocate for victims of violent crimes and the host of the television program America's Most Wanted.
Adam's kidnapping and murder prompted John Walsh to become an advocate for victims rights. Adam Walsh's murder was among those that helped to spur the formation of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). As a result of his advocacy, he was approached to host the television program America's Most Wanted.
The Code Adam program for helping lost children in department stores is named in Walsh's memory. The U.S. Congress passed the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act on July 25, 2006, and President Bush signed it into law on July 27, 2006. The signing ceremony took place on the South Lawn of the White House, attended by John and Revé Walsh. The bill institutes a national database of convicted child molesters, and increases penalties for sexual and violent offenses against children. It also creates a RICO cause of action for child predators and those who conspire with them.
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows for the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them, closing a perceived loophole that allowed someone who told a man to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because he did not actually do it.

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