To discount a victim and their experience is unsettling. It seems this page is the one looking for PR.
"The woman said she's never met this fan, but the same fan sent her a package in the mail once before and she returned it. The woman says she's asked the fan not to contact her. The woman contacted police because she wanted the incident documented. According to the police report, the anonymous fan letter did not contain any threatening language. In fact, she chose not to tell police a single word of text from the letter and did not provide any other identifying information, such as a description of the handwriting. Cops dutifully filed a report — about a blank letter from an unknown fan."
judging from the police report, and your response to it, along with your posts here, you may want to seek professional help for your persecution issues. you may need medication if you think people are out to get you.
good luck to you, it can't be easy being you.
One of the hardest working people in the city. Once, I was having trouble getting my curbside trash picked up. I called Dexter directly, and a crew picked it up within an hour. We'll all miss him.
Too bad they didn't shoot the asshole when they found him in the refrigerator. Would have saved a lot of taxpayer dollars.
Somehow I am not entirely convinced the sicko is not the writer of this blog. I mean why would you twist the truth about something so serious and painful to so many people, then go on to embellish your so called 'factual' article with a comical tone and misinformation... In your titling and handling of something so sensitive Ms Keating you yourself come off as the abuser here and not a little bit sick!
So can a few actual firearm owners be able to go and claim there stolen firearms. All these no questions asked gunback backs is nothing but an open invention for criminals to go and steal firearms for the free cash etc.
I try not to feed trolls but...
WWW, you think because I posted my FB page I'm trying to get PR from this?
If you think this is funny, good for you and your prepubescent sense of humor but I can assure you it's not funny to me and hasn't been for a while.
To anyone else who thinks that (meaning the person who liked WWW's post):
I posted the link to my music FB page because I'm taking this incident and Lauren's post to my public page as opposed to the personal page I had to use to post with on here.
And, trust me, I don't want to and haven't wanted to.
This happened on Thanksgiving day and, since then, I've only told a few close friends, my employees and the two adjacent businesses about it because I didn't want to feed the ego of the person who did this by publicly acknowledging them. I also wanted the people I'm responsible for and around every day to know what was happening in case this person was going to take this further.
I actually looked into hiring security for my show on Saturday but I couldn't afford it.
But, since another business owner came into my store yesterday and identified me from the description and the illustration (extra thanks for that, CL btw) in this blurb, I figured I should say something to clear my name and to clarify my side of the story.
That's actually how I found out about it. That was an awesome moment for me.
I figured if one person deduced that it was me, others would too and, since Lauren's color commentary doesn't paint me in a very good light, it was important to make sure people knew the facts before something happened to me since the only two pieces of public record were the (possibly) erroneous police report and Lauren's (possible) interpretation of that report.
It always amazes me how people minimize this kind of stuff (especially law enforcement) until something more serious happens. But, that *is* the law. Nothing can be legally done until someone is physically hurt or killed. You know this, right? And, you know that I was told that I'd have to have this stranger's date of birth in order to get a protective order, right?
The violence you see on the news (e.g. school shootings, stalker killings, domestic violence killings, et al) doesn't happen in a vacuum and overnight. It happens and starts with "micro-aggressions" like the ones I've been experiencing for the last 5 months. This note was the last straw. The person talked about dying. It wasn't a "fan" letter. It was unsettling to say the least. Her online "footprint" is also unsettling.This person is not well by anyone's standards.
It also always amazes me how the victims are somehow thought to be complicit if they didn't do everything in their power to stop someone who is committing those micro-aggressions--even though they return packages, try to have minimal contact with the person, call 911, supply ample evidence and get a case file.
That's all the power you have at this level.
Even then, apparently, it's not enough.
You are damned if you do and damned if you don't.
Meaning, if I hadn't called the police and gotten a case number and this person came into my store or into one of my shows with a gun and injured and/or killed innocent bystanders, what would that story look like when the details came out?
Something like this:
"She had been stalked by the person for 5 months but did nothing and now people are dead."
That might sound improbable to you but people are crazy and attention starved. We know it. We're all adults, right? Well, most of us anyway... We all watch the news, right? Why take a chance? Why ever gamble and *hope* that it "isn't one of those times" because "you never think it's going to be you"?
The next time you're wondering why women don't get help until it's too late and are judging them, remember this is why: Women don't seek help because we get ridiculed, we're misrepresented, our actions are underrepresented and our reactions are dismissed as histrionic until, again, we're not able to say anything at all--in our defense or otherwise.
So, by all means, have a laugh (at my expense) and hope (for my sake) that this doesn't escalate now that I've had to publicly acknowledge this person and any other person who might feel "inspired" by it.
I'll leave you with another website:
Check out the statistics.
Have a good belly laugh over those...
Without knowing the total amount needed to get the building back into operable condition it's difficult to know how much is needed to keep Little's going, but it seems like a loan in the $75k-$100k range might go a long way. If the owners have had the building for generations, there's a pretty good possibility that the property has enough equity to secure financing in this range and the carrying costs wouldn't be extraordinary. Invest Atlanta and some community banks offer some small business financing options that could match up here as well, though it would likely be at least a few months before any money would be dispersed. Just thinking out loud for possible solutions - these ideas could be unfeasible for any number of reasons but this definitely appears to be a situation that warrants throwing ideas at the wall to see what sticks.
"Yesterday afternoon, leaders from the NAACP's Atlanta chapter announced a gun buy-back program to celebrate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday next month."
They should start with buying back the rap artists' guns, but they don't have enough unencumbered assets.
"Not that logic ever moved the Tea Party Republicans."
What? Have they taken over Atlanta City Hall? And I thought it was a preserve for progressives.
How have all these cameras EVER helped citizens?
How many hundred millions of dollars has been spent on this project that has done almost nothing?
Something to consider, how many years could families with children that are starving every day in our streets could have been fed with this damn camera money?
What haven't the cop been sent home since we now have a great wizard behind the curtain that can see everything?
Just when you thought Georgia's wingnuts couldn't get any crazier...
Of course we should. Bonds are the normal way we pay for lasting infrastructure; civic assets designed to last for years should be paid for over time, rather than coming out of a single year's revenue. Operating budget and capital budget are logically distinct.
Not that logic ever moved the Tea Party Republicans.
"Bloated, paunchy, laughable combover. I swear, there's a machine that spits these goobers out."
The machine is called the "College Republicans." You remember the creepy kids in the suits and the tables with anti-government propaganda? Today, while the rest of us are struggling to make a living they ended up running the government.
Do you think the Ga legislature will revive the bill where former mental patients can now get guns? Won't that make things interesting...
"I do not have the capability to stop the gun lobby at the Georgia General Assembly and I'm not going to put my energy there," said Reed.
And God forbid he say he would if he could, that wouldn't go over out there in the 'burbs and down south on the farms.
This man will be and say whatever he thinks it will take to get to where he wants to be.
Jason Carter on the other hand seems to think saying nothing gives him a shot a the Governor's Mansion.
Naked ambition and golly can I sneak in by the back door is all the Democratic Party has these days.
Ummm…aren't the state employee health plans already fully qualified under the Affordable Care Act anyways?
The ban doesn't seem to be necessary.
Ive got 99 problems but...
A problem that a hip hop artist has, that I also have and can relate to...
is not one.
I dont know why anyone is concerned about the safety of downtown. There is an army of highly trained hospitality and security specialists patrolling the streets on battery powered chariots.
City of Atlanta event spent an extra $2,000 to equip each Segway with extra cargo space to hold blankets that have been confiscated from the dangerous vagrants that roam and sleep on our streets.
Atlanta's Christmas Miracle would be for a question like this to be posted and not have a bunch of racist, scaremongering nonsense posted in the comment section. Doing pretty well so far, how long til the 25th?
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