Thursday, July 1, 2010
Drew Peterson Case: "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"
Drew Peterson’s trial is set for July 8, 2010, in Will County, Illinois. The focus, from the moment Stacy Peterson went missing on October 29, 2007, during this virtual circus has gone from good, when we all breathed a sigh of relief that Kathleen’s cause of death was changed from accidental death to a homicide, to the bad, while watching Peterson and his head legal marshmallow roaster become celebrities because of a serious crime until the grand jury indicted him for Kathleen's murder (they were on the “My Wife Up and Left Me Tour”), to now the ugly, knowing full well that not just one woman, but two women, were allegedly murdered because of one man’s rage.
While everyone is busy scrambling and forming their opinions on this case, the question should be asked, and an answer provided, as to what new procedures are now in place for victims of intimate partner violence and homicide since the day Kathleen Savio’s body was unearthed, because of the brotherhood of the badge.
What is in place specifically for victims currently married to police officers in Bolingbrook and all of Will County?
What specific changes are in place so another domestic violence or stalking victim whose cries for help do not fall on deaf ears?
What new investigation rules are being implemented by the State Police when a victim is found murdered or goes missing?
Can anyone answer?
No, they can not, because nothing has changed. Whether we roll back the clock to March 1, 2004 (when Kathleen’s body was discovered in a dry bathtub), or we move the hands on the clock forward to July, 1, 2010, we are still left with important unanswered questions.
As I write this, there are women at this very moment in Will County who cannot obtain the proper assistance from authorities under the law, because no one is paying attention. Our legal system is continuing on a daily basis to fail the victims, no different than they failed Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson.
And what good is a law that is not being enforced?
I would go and ask Kathleen Savio or Stacy Peterson if I could, but you see I cannot.
They too, have been silenced!