Skip to comments.Murder Charge Likely In Missing-Girl Investigation (Danielle van Dam)
Posted on 02/25/2002 7:35:42 AM PST by FresnoDA
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The real question about the VDs is not whether they had bad luck during a momentary lapse of judgement, but whether they were frequently out of the home or locked away in the garage. (Had they, for exmple, made any provision for handling a fire in the main part of the house. And what about illness? Seven year olds are prone to wake up in the middle of the night with coughs, sore throats, etc.)
Parents usually give up some of their freedom and privacy when they become parents.
I understand your concern, however, and will withhold judgement of these particular people until I hear more. And I would never excuse the perp in any way, even if the parents turn out to be consistently neglectful. No on is responsible for another adult's actions. But I think parents who hear about this will tend to be more careful.
The adults are back in charge!
Thank you so much for an intelligent and compassionate response.
The NewsWeak article only highlights Robert's allegations, and Thyme parrots NewsWeak.
The alleged condemning "no comment" quotes posted from various interviews....I didn't see any of these, but I will assume that they could be easily verified so I shall assume that they are true.
The "no comments" are troubling, but not proof positive of a "guilty" lifestyle.
I think, likewise, that we are all horrified by whatever happened to this poor little girl and would like to see the perp properly punished, i.e. laden with heavy chain and sunk slowly off the Santa Monica pier.
However, if the VDs were preoccupied with themselves and their buddies to the extent that they were not focused on their kids and their safety, I think they probably would share some of the blame. This, however, remains unproved.
You are so right. It breaks my heart to see the horrors that are visited upon children sometimes by their own parents. And then there are people who would give those children a wonderful life but who are unable to conceive or bear their own children. So sad.....
We know these things! I want proof to all the crap you have been SPAMMING from your boss's website.
I want to see where your proof to the orgy at the garage that Saturday night is, not an unsubstantiated rumour...PROOF!
What, DA? You expected some religious symbol? You are so uncool! Maybe we could learn how to chant for this child.
Why! Thank you for asking!
My motive is to separate truth from SPAM, I seem to be doing quite well at it.
There have been dozens of post regarding the Van Dam"ed" event from February 2, 2002. There have been lots of post, lots of theories, and lots of speculation. Some of which has been based upon the allegations about the VD's alternative lifestyle.
The main reason the alternative lifestyle remains a thorn for many is that IF it is correct, the VD's exposed not only their daughter, but there 2 sons to danger by allowing numerous strangers access to their home.
Many Freepers have followed this event from the beginning. We have watched the interviews, the Larry King event, where Brenda asked off camera, "who helped the Ramsey's with their book deal?" These are all strange things to some of us Loois, why not you?
As for the SWING SET lifestyle, the VD's have been directly asked, "Do you engage in wife-swapping? On Fox news, Larry King, and local San Diego shows. Yeah, Rick Roberts asked it, so did KOGO, and KFI Los Angeles, John and Ken. On ALL OF THOSE OCCASIONS, the VD's Never Once said, that is not true, that is a lie. There response was always evasive, or no response.
So rant away, and have a cow......or move along Loois!
On several occassions I have asked that direct question, you have failed to deny that fact or have given an evasive answer.
What does he pay you?
My problem with you is your failure to admit that what you have been passig off as facts, are unfounded rumours.
Why can't you admit that?
I don't know that the van Dams are swingers, if they are, I condemn the sin, and I pray for them as sinners so that they may see the light.
However, if the people in the WTC were preoccupied with themselves and their buddies to the extent that they were not focused on the Palestinians and oppression of Islam by the U.S. Troops stationed in Saudi Arabia, I think they probably would share some of the blame.
So far there has been only rumor and innuendo, near as I can tell created almost single handedly by schlock jock Rick Roberts. The LEO's have investigated, arrested and charged a neighbor with kidnap and murder base on DNA, blood and other evidence. Yet the parents share some of the blame for the heinous acts of a pervert?!
Will some one please explain to me the circumstances under which a pervert criminal (or terrorist) shoulders the full burden of responsibility for their acts?
Like it or not, Luis is right to point out that FR has been spammed with this junk for a couple of weeks now, and it is almost exclusively originating from the same single source. Citing rumor and innuendo as 'fact' is just not acceptable beyond a certain point, and that is what seems to be happening.
If you think that it is acceptable for someone to use Free Republic to create controversy (to possibly promote their CAREER) based on nothing more than vile and nasty rumors, then it is your choice to support them. Not everybody will, and you can't get mad because some are questioning whether this is happening.
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