Putting the fear back in violent crime...

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    Jun 07, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    Here is a short video clip I put together on the topic:

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    Jun 08, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    I have updated this video to include most of my own recent experience as the victim of a violent crime.
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    Jun 08, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    There are resons for secure zone communities these days. I'm glad your physical status has improved since the attack. Mentally, your world has changed.
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    Jun 08, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    conservativejock saidThere are resons for secure zone communities these days. I'm glad your physical status has improved since the attack. Mentally, your world has changed.


    I find I have to redirect my anger in a positive way. I would really like to see punishment stricter than it is. This suspect was very comfortable with being in my apartment and doing what he wanted, taking his time at it, which shows me he had nothing to fear in what he was doing.
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    Jun 08, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
    I'm sorry the OP had that horrible experience. However, unless I am reading this all wrong, didn't the OP put himself in danger by allowing a homeless person into his apartment in the first place? There seems to be some missing links to this story. Not in any way justifying the violence the victim (OP) endured, but what was he thinking?
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    Jun 08, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI'm sorry the OP had that horrible experience. However, unless I am reading this all wrong, didn't the OP put himself in danger by allowing a homeless person into his apartment in the first place? There seems to be some missing links to this story. Not in any way justifying the violence the victim (OP) endured, but what was he thinking?


    Very much agreed. I was stupid and I have seriously learned my lesson on trust. This fact is not what led to the DA's rejection though. The system failed! Nobody wanted to do their job. I literally had to do all the work when it came to giving the Detective information and evidence which should have been done by the police officer who was there on the scene.
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    Jun 08, 2012 5:47 AM GMT
    Sustenance said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI'm sorry the OP had that horrible experience. However, unless I am reading this all wrong, didn't the OP put himself in danger by allowing a homeless person into his apartment in the first place? There seems to be some missing links to this story. Not in any way justifying the violence the victim (OP) endured, but what was he thinking?


    Very much agreed. I was stupid and I have seriously learned my lesson on trust. This fact is not what led to the DA's rejection though. The system failed! Nobody wanted to do their job. I literally had to do all the work when it came to giving the Detective information and evidence which should have been done by the police officer who was there on the scene.



    Well, what were you looking to get or hoping for by inviting the homeless guy into your apartment. one thing led to the next and he's suddenly taking the 'Fake" shower that led to you getting assaulted. Did you have your guard while this stranger was in your apartment?
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    Jun 08, 2012 5:51 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Sustenance said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI'm sorry the OP had that horrible experience. However, unless I am reading this all wrong, didn't the OP put himself in danger by allowing a homeless person into his apartment in the first place? There seems to be some missing links to this story. Not in any way justifying the violence the victim (OP) endured, but what was he thinking?


    Very much agreed. I was stupid and I have seriously learned my lesson on trust. This fact is not what led to the DA's rejection though. The system failed! Nobody wanted to do their job. I literally had to do all the work when it came to giving the Detective information and evidence which should have been done by the police officer who was there on the scene.



    Well, what were you looking to get or hoping for by inviting the homeless guy into your apartment. one thing led to the next and he's suddenly taking the 'Fake" shower that led to you getting assaulted. Did you have your guard while this stranger was in your apartment?


    He was out front of our apartment asking for help. Being I have been there before I empathized with him. I was going to even let him sleep on the couch until I could make some calls to shelters in the area and point him in a good direction.

    The Officer was informed with my door wide open that a computer was stolen... Fingerprints should have been taken as the property was over $1000 current market value.

    Again, this is the legal system's negligence. I was being a good citizen.
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    Jun 08, 2012 5:54 AM GMT
    One thing I must clear up which I find unnecessary to add to my video is, NO sex was not part of the issue. However I was asked about my sexuality and my answer was used as an excuse for him beating me. I never once touched the guy; he had his eye on that computer since the moment he walked in. I also found out later the shower (and his singing during it) was part of a hoax because the towel wasn't even wet.