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Robbi I.

"To help make a change for the better in the lives of women and children in the State of Alabama"

Warrior, AL, USA
female
married, 1 child
Speaks: english
Joined Oct 17, 2004
What I Want to Do: Help End Violence Against Women


 
The United States: How my Country values its Mothers and Daughters

Sick and pregnant women are routinely shackled during hospitalization and childbirth if they are inmates of prisons or jails in the USA.

Many women in prisons and jails in the USA are victims of sexual abuse by staff, including male staff touching inmates' breasts and genitals when conducting searches; male staff watching inmates while they are naked; and rape.

Women are the fastest growing and least violent segment of prison and jail populations. 85.1% of female jail inmates are behind bars for nonviolent offenses.

From 1986 (the year mandatory sentencing was enacted) to 1996, the number of women sentenced to state prison for drug crimes increased ten fold (from around 2,370 to 23,700) and has been the main element in the overall increase in the imprisonment of women.

From 1985 to 1996, female drug arrests increased by 95%, while male drug arrests increased by 55.1%.


 
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Oct 17, 2004 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Archaeology, Being a Wombat, Bipolar Angels, Broken Angels Survivors, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Disabled Women's Group, Equal Rights for Women, Greenpeace, NPR - National Public Radio, Petition Spot, San Diego Housing and Juvenile Justice Corruption
Hometown Birmingham, AL 
Homepage http://journals.aol.com/robbipowell/we-the-
people/
 
Birthday Jan 26  
Languages english  
About Me Being
  Introduce yourself to Robbi
  Lifestyle
Pets dogs, cats  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Religions earth religions, Christian - Other, wiccan, Unitarian-Universalism, spiritualist  
Eating Habits Not so good  
Wild Fact About Me I drink coffee. Thats as wild as I get.
My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope The resilience of my family.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Abolish every public law that violates a citizen's rights under the Constitution of the United States of America.
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me intolerance  
Passions family  
Inspirations understanding  
What Scares Me Socialism  
  Favorites
Role Models My Mother  
Quotation The predator's excuse is always good.
Two wolves attacked a lamb in a dark wood.
It said: "I want your legal rights defined."
"You're weak and tender; and it's dark." They dined.
Interests Spirituality/Philosophy, psychology, Mythology / Folklore, Mind/Body/Spirit, Medicine / Health Care, libraries, history, environment, ecology, crafts, Antiques/collectibles  
Books Religion: all, Self-help, History: all, non-fiction scientific  
Music Easy Listening, Classicals  
Movies Horror, Documentaries  
TV Shows History Channel documentaries, Two Men and a Half, C-Span  
Favorite Foods cheese cake  
Favorite Places Home  
Can't Live Without Coffee  
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    Feb 14, 2008 2:17 AM

    Robbi I. (4)

    http://latrishapruitt.virtual-memorials.com/
            
           Latrisha Monique Pruitt
    May 16 1981 - November 24 2007


    Jan 22, 2008 1:01 PM

    Robbi I. (4)
    Toby Lorraine Turner was reported missing in September of 2005.  Her remains were found on November 9th, 2007, buried in the back yard of her family home. She was 42 years old at the time of her death.  Toby was a remarkably gifted, kindhearted, outgoing  and beautiful woman who shared her creativity and love of life unselfishly.
    http://www.tobymemorial.com/documents/23.html

    Jan 21, 2008 6:23 PM

    Robbi I. (4)

    A Birmingham mother of three who was on maternity leave after giving birth just three weeks ago was found dead in her burned home.

    The weekend death of Latrisha Pruitt, 26, has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Monday.

    While police searched for Pruitt's killer, her family and co-workers on Monday tried to absorb the shock of her death.
    http://www.al.com/birminghamnews/stories/index.ssf?/base/news/119615498143910.xml&coll=2&thispage=1


    Jan 21, 2008 2:35 PM

    Robbi I. (4)
    A week has gone by since Al Garbart of Broken Arrow got the news that every parent fears most.

    His daughter, Jennifer Medina, was dead.

    Medina, 28, was the victim of an apparent murder-suicide committed by her estranged husband, 39-yearold Billy Medina III, in North Richland Hills, Texas.
    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20080120_1_A19_spanc36326

    Jan 21, 2008 2:31 PM

    Robbi I. (4)
    Last month, Veronica Johannesen was allegedly shot to death inside her Arrochar home by her husband, who told police she wouldn't let him drink in peace. Police had responded to the home for domestic-violence incidents at least four times over the past four years.
    http://www.silive.com/news/advance/index.ssf?/base/news/1200825901269420.xml&coll=1

    Jan 21, 2008 2:28 PM

    Robbi I. (4)

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Bay Terrace resident Jeanne Kane's divorce documents tell the tale of a woman brutalized by her husband for nearly three decades before she finally summoned the courage to leave him.

    Last January, police said her ex-husband gunned her down in a Pleasant Plains park-and-ride because he was angry over the hefty settlement she was awarded


    Jan 14, 2008 7:01 PM

    Robbi I. (4)
    Ohio- A man who jumped out of a second-floor window of his burning house and faces murder and arson charges in the deaths of his wife and four children

    Nadya Ferrari-Veillette, 33, died of multiple stab wounds. She and the couple's 4-year-old son, Vincent, were found dead at the scene; the other children died at a hospital
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/5452729.html


    Jan 13, 2008 10:08 PM

    Robbi I. (4)

    The last words Jennifer Mae Alvarez typed came on New Year's Eve during a live chat with her boyfriend shortly after authorities said she warned him that her estranged husband was back.

    "Hold on," she wrote, just before the boyfriend later said he saw 36-year-old Christopher Alvarez's face appear behind her on the computer's Web cam. Investigators said it was the last time anyone but her husband saw the 24-year-old mother of three alive.

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/treasurecoast/content/tcoast/epaper/2008/01/12/0112slmurder.html?imw=Y


    Jan 12, 2008 9:08 PM

    Robbi I. (4)

    Lightsey called local officers on consecutive days to report domestic disturbances with Burgess, 32, the father of one of her sons. The second time, on Jan. 3, she filed charges against him for threatening to kill her, and obtained a restraining order barring Burgess from having contact with her.

    Burgess was set free when a representative of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office made the recommendation to downgrade two counts of simple assault and a charge of making terroristic threats.

    Approximately two hours later, police found her dead

    "The day she was killed was the first day she brought pictures of her kids. She was going to go to court and sever ties with him permanently,"

    http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080112/NEWS/801120361/1070/NEWS0


    Jan 12, 2008 8:48 PM

    Robbi I. (4)
    SAN DIEGO, Calif.
    A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon for a Ramona woman who was found buried in her own backyard.

    The medical examiner's office confirmed that human remains found last November belonged to 44-year-old Toby Turner.

    Her husband, Keith Turner, was arrested in connection with her slaying.

    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/15036292/detail.html

    Jan 12, 2008 8:43 PM

    Robbi I. (4)
    MUSES MILL -- Kentucky State Police and the Fleming County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene of a double murder Friday around 7 p.m.

    Lockard said it is believed Pollard and Butler had a relationship in the past, but the two were not longer involved, however, there was a Domestic Violence Order against Pollard at the time of the shootings.


    http://www.maysville-online.com/articles/2008/01/12/local_news/1708shooting.txt

    Jan 11, 2008 9:32 PM

    Robbi I. (4)

    On Dec. 6, a passing motorist discovered the body of a woman -- still
    unidentified -- missing hands, feet and head. The mutilated body was in five black plastic garbage bags along Stitcher Road in LaGrange, which is west of Macon near the Alabama line.

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/metro/gwinnett/stories/2008/01/08/emerson_0109.html


    Jan 11, 2008 8:52 PM

    Robbi I. (4)
    Mobile, Alabama
    January 10, 2008
    A Mobile judge will have to face a judge in Florida after being arrested during an undercover prostitution sting in Escambia County.

    "We try and maintain some kind of safety in the area but after dark unfortunately they come out they come out really strong the females and drug dealers. The drug dealers live off the females.

    http://wkrg.com/news/article/local_judge_arrested/9013/



    Jan 11, 2008 7:56 PM

    Robbi I. (4)

    Birmingham
    January 10, 2008
    Authorities said Riggs kicked in the back door of Norber Lea Payne's apartment, walked into her bedroom and shot her multiple times with handgun.

    The 40-year-old mother was pronounced dead at the scene. Her two daughters, ages 18 and 20, were home in the other bedroom of the apartment but were not injured.

    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2008/01/man_surrenders_in_early_mornin.html


    Jan 9, 2008 7:22 AM

    Robbi I. (4)

    Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
    Section 30-3-133, a part of the Custody and Domestic or Family Abuse Act, provides:"In every proceeding where there is at issue adispute as to the custody of a child, a determination by the court that domestic or family violence has occurred raises a rebuttable presumption by the court that it is in the best interest of the child to reside with the parent who is not a perpetrator of domestic or family violence in the location of that parent's choice, within or outside the state.
    Therefore, the mother says, the trial court was required to make an express finding as to whether the presumption that it was not in the best interest of the children to reside with the father had been rebutted.
    We disagree. 
    www.barw.com/publications_opinions.cfm?ID=4818


    Jan 8, 2008 7:06 PM

    Robbi I. (4)

    McCartney v. McCartney
    COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS OF ALABAMA

    Overview: Judgment was affirmed as trial court properly concluded that a husband's business stocks were separate property under Ala. Code § 30-2-51(a) and did not include them in a property division award as the stock was acquired as a gift; there was no evidence indicating that the husband used the stock for the common benefit of the parties.

    http://www.lexisone.com/lx1/caselawsitemap/State-Courts-Alabama-100029-1-2007.html


    Jan 8, 2008 6:24 PM

    Robbi I. (4)

    Two children were at home when their father stabbed their mother to death
    early Monday morning, according to Ozark
    officials.

    Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey said 41-year-old Darrin Keith Johnson of Newton turned himself in to authorities on Monday after admitting to stabbing 40-year-old Allison Fuller Johnson multiple times in the chest, back and throat inside her mother’s home at 157 Bradford St. in Ozark.

    The 14-year-old was in a back room at the time of the stabbing, while the 5-year-old was outside, Spivey said.

    http://www.dothaneagle.com/gulfcoasteast/dea/local_news.apx.-content-articles-DEA-2007-12-24-0008.html


    Jan 7, 2008 5:47 PM

    Robbi I. (4)

    And they let her know that the man she was arrested with when she was caught selling marijuana, a man with previous prison sentences for selling drugs, has already been released.


    It's not unusual for a woman to be sentenced to a longer term than a man is for the same crime, Potok says. AIM and other groups have been trying to change Alabama's sentencing laws to achieve greater consistency between the genders and throughout the regions of the state for the same crimes.

    http://www.al.com/religion/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/living/1197627585299790.xml&coll=1&thispage=1


    Jan 7, 2008 3:53 PM

    Robbi I. (4)
    January 7, 2008

    BIRMINGHAM -- A suspect in the shooting death of a Birmingham woman in front of her 7-year-old son has been arrested while hiding in a car trunk outside his mother's house.

    Police said Arthur Lee Kirksey was charged Sunday with capital murder in the Wednesday night slaying of 25-year-old Winifred Bryant, a former girlfriend. It was Birmingham's first homicide this year.
    -- AP

    http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080107/NEWS02/801070305/1009


    Dec 22, 2007 7:36 AM

    Robbi I. (4)

    December 19, 2007
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Morristown woman filed a wrong death lawsuit against a Nashville-based foster care agency because of her son's choking death in a foster home.

    Shelly Shelton filed the suit Tuesday. She is seeking $40 million.


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