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ann peeples

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My best friend Sat, 03/31/12 8:51 PM (permalink)
I met Michelle when we were 16. She died on March 19th because of  domestic abuse.  We, the family and I are putting this out there because no one-and I mean NO ONE -should die this way.You all would have loved her-awesome cook-her backgroud was asyrian-lamb like you wouldnt believe-excellent "shaken" rice, and a wonderful hostess. You are my community, and I had to share. I have never been so sad........
 
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    chewingthefat

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    Re:My best friend Sat, 03/31/12 9:08 PM (permalink)
    Ann, how incredibly sad and traumatic, may she rest in peace, may you rest in the memory of your shared love of each other and your/her family and friends. She's in Heaven, smiling on you, and watching out for her best teenybopper buddy. Cry, rejoice, you will see her again. A moment in Heaven is a lifetime on earth, you will laugh together soon, in Heaven!
    <message edited by chewingthefat on Sat, 03/31/12 9:10 PM>
     
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      mar52

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      Re:My best friend Sat, 03/31/12 9:57 PM (permalink)
      Sorry to hear about Michelle, Ann.  No one should have to suffer from abuse.
       
      RIP, Michelle.
       
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        Tex-Max

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        Re:My best friend Sun, 04/1/12 12:22 AM (permalink)
        My condolences to you and her family. 
         
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          BuddyRoadhouse

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          Re:My best friend Sun, 04/1/12 1:41 AM (permalink)
          Very sad ann.  I salute your noble effort to bring this horrible crime to the forefront.  Awareness and exposure to the light is the only way domestic abuse will become a thing of the past.  It's still surprising how many men and women stay in this type of relationship.  And the fact that the abusers seem to pass that behavior on from one generation to the next is as much a crime as the act itself.
           
          Condolences to you and Michelle's family.  Keep working for justice ann!
           
          Buddy
           
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            ann peeples

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            Re:My best friend Sun, 04/1/12 4:59 AM (permalink)
            Thanks for the great comments, my friends! It helps....
             
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              agnesrob

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              Re:My best friend Sun, 04/1/12 7:16 AM (permalink)
              So sad to hear this Ann. My condolences to you and Michelle's family.
               
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                flyseye

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                Re:My best friend Sun, 04/1/12 8:59 AM (permalink)
                Sorry for your loss, Ann. I hope the coward who was her abuser is punished to the full extent off the law.
                 
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                  Ralph Melton

                  Re:My best friend Sun, 04/1/12 9:33 AM (permalink)
                  I am so sorry to hear this.
                   
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                    mayor al

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                    Re:My best friend Sun, 04/1/12 1:18 PM (permalink)
                    I am glad we had the chance to talk about your friend, Ann. You know how Janet and I feel about the whole situation. We support you thru this very difficult time as you deal with the loss and the aftermath.  God Bless you and Bob in your time of need.
                    AL & Janet
                     
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                      FriedClamFanatic

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                      Re:My best friend Sun, 04/1/12 11:10 PM (permalink)
                      There are no words i can add to this tragedy, but my emotions and thoughts are with you
                       
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                        carlton pierre

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                        Re:My best friend Mon, 04/2/12 8:33 AM (permalink)
                        Domestic abuse is a major problem in every city everywhere.  This is the kind of thing that is so horrible to hear about and to deal with and Ann, I am sorry that this has happened.
                         
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                          ann peeples

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                          Re:My best friend Mon, 04/2/12 3:54 PM (permalink)
                          Thanks to all- the family is trying to heal, as are Bob and I. Bob cried the whole funeral service, an emotion he doesnt usually exhibit. But he said it best-out of all the friends I have, she was HIS friend, too. And she was...feeling better today.....
                           
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                            wheregreggeats.com

                            Re:My best friend Fri, 04/6/12 9:27 AM (permalink)
                            Good wishes to you.
                             
                             
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                              rumaki

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                              Re:My best friend Fri, 04/6/12 11:51 AM (permalink)
                              I am so sorry.
                               
                              Deepest sympathy on your loss.
                               
                              Domestic abuse doesn't sadden me -- it infuriates me.  It always has, ever since I first encountered it in college with a friend whose boyfriend/then fiance/ then husband beat her up routinely, including the day before their wedding, and even threw her down a flight of stairs. I could never understand why she stuck with him, but he was charming when he wasn't rampaging. 
                               
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                                ann peeples

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                                Re:My best friend Sat, 01/5/13 8:15 AM (permalink)
                                Update- this piece of sh** is going to court, for the first time on the 9th of Jan.Brings back bad thoughts-however, my resolution( among many) is to be strong this year. And i am.
                                 
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                                  wanderingjew

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                                  Re:My best friend Sat, 01/5/13 10:26 AM (permalink)
                                  ann peeples


                                  Update- this piece of sh** is going to court, for the first time on the 9th of Jan.Brings back bad thoughts-however, my resolution( among many) is to be strong this year. And i am.

                                   
                                  Ann
                                   
                                  Be strong, and know that your friends are there for you...
                                   
                                  I too  lost a very good friend to domestic abuse this past August. Unfortunately  since he took his own life,  so there were no criminal charges filed against the abuser and I'm almost certain she has no conscience, no guilt and  no remorse for  the horrific act that she committed.
                                   
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                                    ann peeples

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                                    Re:My best friend Thu, 11/7/13 10:05 PM (permalink)
                                    New stuff- I had to testify in the initial pre-lims with Illinois. They allow heresay. It establishes intent. I now have to testify again in front of the jury. I know this is almost over, but its really hard. The States Attorney played " good cop" bad cop just to get me to  have my testimony  be the same. It is. Thanks for all of you, supporting Michelle. And me...
                                     
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