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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Missing Mom of 5 in Kentucky: What Happened to Crystal Rogers?

Hi Lady Justice Followers!
It's been a year since I've kicked off the dust on this blog. I've been busy and I also didn't feel like writing about Jodi Arias anymore. She's behind bars for the rest of her life -- where she belongs with the rest of the murderers!

I want to draw attention to a very high profile, important missing persons case that has recently caught my attention. Crystal Rogers, mother of five kids, went missing on July 3, 2015 in Bardstown, KY. The case has been on the national news for over 10 days now, and everything about this case screams FOUL PLAY, despite the fact that no signs of a struggle were reported. There are still no suspects named, but family is looking at the boyfriend, Brooks Houck. I agree that he looks ALL kinds of suspicious based on his behavior and TV interviews. 

Here's a brief timeline of the events leading up to Crystal Rogers' disappearance: 

Friday, July 3 - Crystal was last seen by live-in boyfriend Brooks Houck at their home in Bardstown. The couple and their two-year-old son went to his family farm earlier that evening. Houck reported that Crystal stayed up all night playing games on her phone and the next morning when he woke up Crystal was not at home. Crystal's family said she always had her son with her and never went anywhere without him. So it doesn't make a lot of sense why she just left her son behind at home, especially since it was out of the norm for her to go off just by herself. 

Sunday, July 5 -  Crystal's family finds her maroon Chevy Impala with a flat tire alongside Bluegrass Parkway. Her family stated that Crystal rarely visited that stretch of the Parkway. Her keys, purse and uncharged cell phone were found inside. The baby diaper's bag was found in the back seat as well.

Her family repeatedly called Crystal on her cell phone and her mom, Sherry, became very worried and on Sunday, she told Houck she was going to file a missing persons report. This is where it gets fishy. So you'd think her live-in boyfriend would be concerned and worried? Nope, he doesn't even go with her mom to file a report but tells Sherry he "thinks it's a very good idea." 

The Unconcerned, Compassionless Boyfriend

The Rogers family says he hasn't shown any emotion or ANY compassion since she's been reported missing. Hmm no emotion, no compassion. Yeah, that's not a big red flag. Based on my research and articles I've read, Houck is far too calm and collected. 

When asked about his involvement in the search for Crystal, he told Nancy Grace that he was "working behind the scenes" with police to help find Crystal. Also, if you listen to the language he uses, his answers sound FAR too rehearsed and like he's trying to convince himself that he didn't do anything wrong. Check out his interview here.  He claims he is "100% innocent" and had nothing to do with her disappearance and just wants a "clean name" again. Hmmm. Methinks he doth protest too much? 

Here are some facts we know based on interviews from Crystal's family and what's been reported by the media:

1. The relationship between Crystal and Houck was strained and trouble. It's also been reported he's been unfaithful and has fooled around with other women in the past. 

2. They are not married but have a child together. Houck refuses to allow Crystal's family to see the child. A two-year-old child can see and understand a lot. Who knows what the child saw while in their home? It just raises more and more questions about why he has the child and doesn't allow the family to see him. Yes, he is the father, but to cut your child off from seeing their grandparents during a highly emotional and stressful time for the child doesn't make a lot of sense! 

3. Crystal's brother and uncle suspect Houck is involved based on past behavior. They reported in a media interview that Houck turned off water and power in the past so Crystal and her kids wouldn't have access to electricity or water. He also locked them out of the house and Houck allegedly hurt her daughter's wrist. 

I smell something rotten in Bardstown, Kentuck and this case just doesn't add up at all. 

1. Her abandoned car looks staged. 

You don't need to be in law enforcement to figure that out. Crystal's family said she had AAA and her dad said in the past she rode on her rims to safety after she had a flat tire. The family claims she would never stop in an unsafe area (on the side of the road) if she had a flat tire AND she rarely, if ever, drives that route. 

Also, if you have AAA you would immediately call to report the flat tire and wait in your car. Also, there would be lots of forensic evidence such as footprints in and around the car to show signs of a struggle or if someone kidnapped her. 

According to Sheriff Mattingly, there were no signs of a struggle in or around the location of her car. Her father, Tommy, has reported to the media that he "knows she wasn't in that car" and I side with her parents. It looks like a really bad staging of a crime scene -- even down to the flat tire. It's almost too perfect and too planned. Someone could easily and purposefully puncture a tire with a nail (how the car got a flat tire). 

Also, why was the diaper bag in the the back of the car? If the baby was at home, wouldn't she leave the diaper bag at home? 

2. It took law enforcement a week to get a search warrant AND to get permission from the Houcks to search their family farm. 

If Houck and his family have nothing to hide, then why did they adamantly refuse the search warrant on their farm? That doesn't sound very "cooperative" or helpful to me! 

3. Houck and his family aren't helping look for Crystal. 

As the "concerned" and loving boyfriend of Crystal, you'd think he would be out there searching night and day for her. You would also think his family would offer to help too. Nope. Houck claims he's working "behind the scenes." More like he's hiding out behind the scenes because fingers are pointing at him.

4. And the biggest RED FLAG...Crystal told her family that if she ever went missing or if anything happened to her to look immediately at Houck. Ding ding ding. 

So how can law enforcement figure out what's going on and if foul play was involved?

Cell phone records & cell tower pings are a good place to start. I'm sure they are already looking through her cell phone calls and Houck's calls to place where they were from Friday through Sunday. But that won't be released to the public to preserve the integrity of the case. If she was playing games on the phone that will show up on her cell phone. 

I know the house they share together has been searched and the Houck family farm, but nothing has been released. Crystal's family and friends and search parties are out looking for Crystal every day. My heart goes out to the Rogers family and I hope they will find major clues and evidence sooner, rather than later, concerning Crystal's disappearance.

If you have ANY information regarding the disappearance of Crystal Rogers, please contact the Nelson County Sheriff's Dept: 502-348-3211 

You can also show your support on the community Facebook page that's been set up for Crystal.

https://www.facebook.com/PrayForCrystalsSafeReturn?fref=photo













Friday, April 11, 2014

The Benefit of Petitions: How To Fight Justice & Make an Impact Online

Hi Justice Fighters! My last post was a bit harsh on the state of Florida but it got me thinking about what we can do on an individual basis to fight justice, especially in our own background. I sign a lot of petitions and I also started a petition when Jodi Arias was peddling her crappy "paint-by-number" artwork and claiming she was a victim of domestic violence. The petition asked eBay to stop allowing a murderer to make money off her jail cell scribblings (thanks to the many readers and followers who signed my petition). As a result, eBay deleted the listings of her artwork from their site. 

As I watch the news and see the sad stories of people (especially innocent children) and animals being abused and killed, it really angers me and makes me want to do more. While some people may think petitions don't do any good, online petitions help spread the word and allow people to take justice into their hands. Petitions are the voice of the people, and it's our freedom of speech right to sign and circulate these much-needed petitions.

Take your pick! I invite you take a stand with me or start your own petition. Here are a few "justice fighting" causes that I feel strongly about and and I have signed these petitions below. 

If you have other links to worthwhile causes and petitions, please feel let me know and I'll add them to the list! 


2. Justice for Omaree - the young boy in New Mexico who was abused & killed by his parents

3. Protect our Defenders - Demand that Congress creates a new method for reporting sexual assault in the military 





8. Justice for puppy Toby/Toby's Law - Stop animal cruelty and senseless deaths of animals 

For more petitions or to start your own free petition, check out change.org and moveon.org 

Monday, March 31, 2014

State of Florida, Why Are You Such a Hot Mess?

Yes, the Lady Justice Blog is BACK, folks! Due to personal issues, I've been on hiatus but due to popular demand (Kimberly!) I decided to revive it and bring it back to life. I'm going to steer away from Crazy Eyes aka Jodi Arias and concentrate on a topic that boggles my mind. The state of FLORIDA!

Seriously, what is WRONG with the state of Florida and the craziness that comes out of that state? You only have to turn on the news or listen to HLN's Nancy Grace rant and rave about the sorry state of Florida. Look, another tragic murder/crime happened in Florida today. Seriously, it seems like I hear about Florida on a daily basis.

Casey Anthony & George Zimmerman - Need I Say More?

I won't waste my breath on Casey Anthony but she hails from this Murder Capital and then we have pathetic George Zimmerman and the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin, which still breaks my heart when I hear his name. Then there was the very sad case of the young teen who was shot at the gas station in Florida. Michael Dunn, you don't gun down teens just for playing "loud music." Then there was the horrid incident of the young father who was gunned down for "texting" in a movie theatre by a vigilante retired cop. Yes, folks, that happened in Florida too.

I don't want to get into Florida's gun laws because that will open up a huge can of worms in one post, but Florida might as well be the Wild West. Maybe we should bring back hanging too. For a state to allow two killers to be set free (yes, Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman, I'm looking at you!) is beyond heinous. I don't think we can point fingers solely at the cops or the lawyers (and that's not my point anyway of this post). I shine the spotlight on their entire justice system and how it completely failed an innocent child and young men in the prime of their lives...and continues to fail the victims of violent crimes. That's the problem right there. Justice was NOT served to these victims, and I'm tired of Zimmerman whining and  his lame excuses as to why he doesn't think he's a "violent" person. Actions speak louder than words. Both his ex-wife and girlfriend have called 911 to report his violent behavior. So Zimmerman wants the publicity spotlight, huh? The only spotlight he deserves is a flood light shone on his sorry butt in a prison yard! Take a page from OJ, Zimmerman. What goes around comes around.

Poisonous Snake Obsession to Blame? 

Why is Florida such a wacky state? There are many theories floating around as to why Florida is a hot mess.
An article from Salon shares some insight into the craziness behind Florida: 
"California has the most poisonous snakes, but it does not have the Sunshine State’s snake obsessions. Nor does it have a detective’s daughter displaying an ounce of cocaine from the police locker for a grade-school science project (involving sniffer dogs). Native Floridians tend to blame everyone but native Floridians for the state’s reputation."
 Good times in the Sunshine State! 

Of course, Florida has become a long-running joke every time it pops up in the news. Here we go again! No disrespect to Floridians (or the South in general) as I know awesome, non-criminals people who live there, but something seriously needs to be done about their supposed "justice" system. We can blame poverty, lack of employment, gun  laws, and a failure in their mental health system--a litany of reasons to "excuse" why Florida has serious problems. We can keep pointing fingers until we're blue in the face BUT that won't solve the problem that's happening right now in Florida. Justice has not been served, and continues NOT to be served, to victims of violent crimes and that's the REAL problem in the Sunshine State. 

Disclaimer: This blog is an editorial and is based on my opinion. Thank you for reading! 




Friday, October 25, 2013

12 Page Whiny Motion from Jodi Arias: Wah Wah, I Want to Fire Kirk Nurmi

Hi Lady Justice Readers, Long time, no blog!! I took a breather from my blog but things are heating up with the Stabby Queen First Degree Murderess. I had to step away from Crybaby's drama (and am now knee-deep in following the Martin McNeil scum-of-the earth trial on HLN).

I laughed as I read the Crybaby's 12 page rant against Wurmi. It's not a big newsflash that the Wurm-ster didn't like Crybaby Crazy Eyes and tried repeatedly to get taken off the case but Judge Stephens denied him and Will-not. I quote directly from Wurmi's closing arguments:

"9 days out of 10 I don't like Jodi Arias." That says it all, folks! Even her defense lawyer couldn't stand to look at her guilty face all day! 

The Alexander Family is adamant about NO DEAL when it comes to the Crybaby pleading to take the death penalty off the table. Not gonna happen so her next sneaky move is trying to kick Nurmi off her defense team. Yeah, good luck with that since Stephens has repeatedly denied Nurmi and Wilmot being taken off the case.

I thought maybe this motion was just another spewing of her usual BS lies but it's funny to read. Pure comedy. Of course, she makes herself out to be the victim--everyone is out to get her and Nurmi hates her--wah wah. I don't blame Nurmi one bit (even though I think he's a lazy worthless slug of a defense lawyer). I wouldn't want to deal with Miss Crazy Train's antics on a daily basis. She only likes Will-not because she is obsessed with her and thinks she's her Mini-Scary-Me. Muahhhhhhhh!!! Weirdo Twins Unite!

Oh yes! We can't forgot how Crybaby likes to use big words in the wrong context. Sorry, using big words won't make you sound like a brain surgeon, Miss Scari-as!!

After she has a full-blown "emotional" meltdown when she finds out the court is going to play her nasty sex tape, she freaks out and Wurmi responds to her--just because she has a temper tantrum, she's not going to get her way HAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Arias then whines in the motion (in her usual Crybaby fashion) and accuses Wurmi of "his utter poverty of people skills." Hellloo, dumb ass, incorrect English grammar usage--AGAIN! Hilarious.

Her sociopathic delusions can be seen threaded throughout her long-winded sentences. You don't have to be a shrink to notice that the Crazy Train is on board the track again. Poor 'wil Hodi! Nurmi was being spiteful and mean on purpose..yadda yadda...and hates her. It's ALL about Hodi Scari-as!! Nothing has changed.
The ironic part is that THE FORENSICS EVIDENCE DOESN'T LIE!! Not to mention, she has already been found guilty of first degree murder. No backsies, Hodi. You are guilty, guilty AND guilty! 

So she gets a new defense attorney and then what happens? I'm sure she thinks she can manipulate and make crazy googly-eyes with a new lawyer. Everyone knows about this trial and even when her case goes to re-trial, a new defense lawyer is not going to save her from the death penalty. So she needs to hush up and stop with the ridiculous motions. I'm sure Nurmi is laughing at her lame motion as he's wanted off this case for months now so this isn't anything new. Just another stupid stunt to waste everyone's time-- Crybaby being all melodramatic and making it all about HER and her awful defense team. Wahhh, no one is helping the Crazy Murderer!! Wahhh!! Yet Crybaby pleaded to GIVE her death!! And the crazy dance goes on and on...

Also, word on the street is that Crybaby is still waiting to hear whether the death penalty is still on the table. The Alexanders aren't going down without a fight and have said they will fight for NO DEAL!! I'm with them all the way!

"Arias was in court Thursday for a settlement conference before retired Superior Court Judge James Keppel. A court representative relayed the message that no agreement had been reached and that Keppel was referring the case back to Stephens." (Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/24/jodi-arias-files-motions-to-fire-attorney/3183327/

Here is the link to the entire 12 page motion if you want a good laugh. 12 pages of her usual long-winded crappy big words and dumb ass-ery!

http://thetrialdivas.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/jodi-arias-nurmi-motion.pdf

Have a great weekend and thanks for supporting my blog. Justice for Travis and his family!!! 


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Despicable Judge Blames 14 Year Old Rape Victim & Sentences 54 Year Old Rapist With Only 30 Days in Jail

I'm so glad I don't live in Billings, Montana, because I'm fired up about this story and am seeing red. This story has been in the news for the past few days and it really caught my attention when I saw it posted on my National Association to End Domestic Violence Facebook page.

I can't even stomach this man and the blame he placed on an innocent 14 year old girl (a MINOR!) who was raped by a 54 year old male teacher. The saddest, and most tragic, part of this story is that this young woman was blamed by the Judge and she ended up committing suicide at 16 years old. This man should NOT be on the bench and the people of Billings, Montana need to wake up right now, and get him off the bench pronto.  Yup, here we go again with blaming the female rape victim. Let's point the victim at a 14 year old girl, because yeah she was "in control of the situation." Really??!!!!!

"A Montana judge is under fire for sentencing a 54-year-old former teacher to just 30 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old girl who later committed suicide.
District Judge G. Todd Baugh, in sentencing Stacey Rambold on Monday, said victim Cherice Moralez was "as much in control of the situation" as her teacher, referring to Cherice as a troubled youth "older than her chronological age," the Billings Gazette reports.
Cherice was 16 when she killed herself in 2010 after the case was sent to criminal court.
Baugh stood by his decision Tuesday and again Wednesday." (Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/28/teacher-rape-montana/2722817/)

My question to this loser Judge Baugh: so would you turn a blind eye if your granddaughter, daughter, or niece was raped at 14 years old by a 54 year old male teacher? 
I'm signing every petition I can to bring awareness to what this despicable judge has done...and he gave the rapist a slap on the hand with only a 30 day jail sentence. The rapist is a pedophile as well so thanks for getting him back on the streets in 30 days so he can rape more young women, Judge Baugh.
Please join me in signing these petitions against Judge Baugh--let's unseat this horrible excuse of a judge who takes the side of men who rape young girls! This woman is a victim and she deserves JUSTICE!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New Jury For the Crybaby: Judge Stephens Aims for Late September Death Penalty Retrial Date

CRYBABY UPDATE...here we freakin' go again!!!

In their usual "we can't get our shit together" fashion, the defense whined to Judge Stephens and she is giving the attorneys additional time to file motions. This morning's hearing lasted less than an hour. No cameras were allowed--too bad because I wanted to see Crybaby in her lovely prison stripes sporting her shackles! I'm guessing that she had heavily armed guards by her side in case someone tried to take her out. Now that wouldn't be a big shocker.

"Arias was escorted into the courtroom, wearing shackles and dressed in striped jail clothes, by three heavily armed deputies, one carrying a shotgun." (Source: CBS News)

So here's the scoop on this morning's hearing: 

Judge Stephens gave the whiner defense team (Willmot and Nurmi) until August 5 to file their motions to support their arguments. I'd like to know WHAT arguments--that Crybaby doesn't deserve the death penalty because she feels remorse? Like that's ever going to happen!!! Crazy Eyes has never showed one iota of remorse for the brutal murder of Travis Alexander! She set another conference status for August 26.

Of course, Judge Stephens is going the wussy route and won't set a "firm retrial date" for the death penalty because too many factors are involved. Uhmmm you mean, like Crybaby has already been convicted of pre-meditated murder 1 and deserves the death penalty?

Who knows what's going to play out in September? Juan Martinez is still going after the death penalty but the State also made this statement:

"Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has said the state is still preparing to seek the death penalty again for Arias, but would consider resolving the case without another trial after consultation with the victim's family and defense lawyers, among other things." (CBS News)

Either way, Jodi Arias is looking at a long time behind bars in her prison stripes in her small jail cell where she resides 23 hours a day. 

Justice for Travis--my heart is with to the Alexander Family. Enough is enough! 





Monday, July 8, 2013

The U.S. Sex Offender Database & Update on California's Megan's Law

For those not familiar with California's Megan's Law, here is a brief description. This law makes it mandatory for sex offenders to register with the state and makes this information available to the general public. It allows citizens to  look up sex offenders by geographical locations, cities, neighborhoods, etc.

"Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known registered sex offender who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. In the wake of the tragedy, the Kankas sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area. All states now have a form of Megan's Law." (Source: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/homepage.aspx?lang=ENGLISH)

However, there is a new update regarding California's Megan Law (and I wasn't aware of it--just stumbled upon it recently). As of July 7, 2013, there were over 41,000 registered sex offenders in the state of California that list a full address.

This excerpt is taken from the State of California Department of Justice's website:

"ATTENTION: FEDERAL COURT ENJOINS COLLECTION OF E-MAIL AND SOCIAL NETWORKING INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION FORMS. 

On January 11, 2013, a federal court enjoined the Attorney General and law enforcement agencies from collecting information pertaining to e-mail addresses, internet service providers, and social networking/screen names on sex offender registration forms. These fields will not appear on the 2013 DOJ registration forms (DOJ forms 8047, 8102) which are about to be released. This injunction is in effect until the lawsuit challenging these provisions of Proposition 35, the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) Act, is decided or until further notice. (John Doe v. Kamala Harris, Northern District of California No. C12-5713 TEH). Registering law enforcement agencies should black out these fields on the 2012 forms, and should not collect this information until further notice 

ATTENTION: Beginning January 1, 2013, the Department of Justice is required by law to post static risk assessment scores for sex offender registrants who are eligible to be scored (Penal Code § 290.03-290.09). For information relating to risk assessments, eligibility, and scoring, please visit the State Authorized Risk Assessment Tool for Sex Offenders (SARATSO) Web site at www.saratso.org



If you haven't used the sex offender database search and are leery of who's hanging out in your neighborhood, check out the U.S. Department of Justice's NSOPW sex offender database system to search for sex offenders in your community.