families struggle with reminder of murders: John
Philpin, a novelist who co-authored a book about the 1990
murders, said when he talked with Rolling on the phone, Rolling
attempted to reveal some compassion.
made an effort to be very charming," Philpin said. "I very
quickly realized everything with this man was a manipulation."
said Rolling continues to write poetry for his former fiance's
Web site and even grants interviews. The persona Rolling has created
out of his insinuation of multiple personalities is not consistent
with his premeditated crimes he committed.
is no history-making going on here," Philpin said. "He works
at making his own legend."
who knew the victims want to leave Rolling no more chances to
speak; no more chances to have his name in the headlines.
Bullet Meant for Me: A Memoir by Jan Reid -- When
Reids friends talk him into coming along to an Austin boxing
gym for a workout, he has no idea it will send him down a
path that will completely change his life. Inside, in a ring
held together with duct tape Reid falls under the spell of
the sport. As his skills develop, his relationships with his
fellow boxers deepen, especially with the talented young immigrant,
Jesus Chavez. Through Chavezs promising career, and his own
informal sparring, Reid plunges into the culture of competition.
But just when Chavez achieves #1 world ranking, he is deported
to Mexico. Reid travels to Mexico City to watch Chavez begin
his comeback, when after celebrating Chavezs victory in Mexico
City, pistoleros carjack the taxi he is sharing with friends.
Abducted at gunpoint Reid took a swing at the gunman and missed.
A muzzle flashed, and the bullet struck his spine. In the
ensuing scuffle, a bandit fires a bullet that pierces Reids
left arm, rips through his abdomen, and lodges itself in his
spine, leaving him paralyzed. Reid confronts
new struggles the battle to regain the ability to walk, to
bolster his marriage, to untangle relationship with Mexico,
a country he once loved, and to live with dignity. Inspired
by the love and valor of his wife, Dorothy, and daughter,
Lila, Reid draws on lessons from the boxing ringphysical conditioning,
discipline, controlling frustration, and overcoming fear.
Thus begins Reids physical and emotional journey to recover
his strength, his masculinity, and his sense of self. Reid
examines the effects of his physical disability and offers
a portrait of the testosterone driven worlds that collided.
Reid shares his discovery of the value of his new perspective
on the evolution of Western male culture and machismo.
In 1978, when Tim
Streett's father, Alan Streett, was stationed in Indianapolis
he was 15 years old. On a January night, Tim and his father were
shoveling the driveway when 2 young men appeared. One pulled a
gun and demanded his father's wallet. "My father said, 'What's going
on here?' And then I heard the gun go off." His father fell to
the ground. The gunman took Tim Streett's wallet; with a dollar.
To reach Tim Streett, call the East 91st Street Christian Church
in Indianapolis, 317-849-1261, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if there was no
victims can file civil lawsuits against offenders and other
responsible parties. The civil justice system does not determine
an offenders guilt or innocence. Offenders are not put in prison.
Civil courts ascertain whether an offender or 3rd party is liable
for the injuries sustained as a result of the crime. If defendants
are found liable, courts may order them to pay monetary damages
-- A memorial to innocent victims of violent crime and a source
for help for murder victim survivors, information on murder statistics,
news items, discussion and Support .
In 2 years, Washington
state's corrections department lost nearly $53 million in jury verdicts
and settlements to victims or their families. Attorneys and victims'
families say the lawsuits should force the state to improve its
supervision of dangerous criminals. State officials say there is
no way they can guarantee ex-cons won't commit new crimes. What
should be done to protect the public from dangerous parolees
and minimize lawsuits?
Costs of Crime to Victims
- The overall and the average cost of crime to victims for
different demographic groups in the US population, by such variables
as age, sex, and race. Bureau of Justice Statistics