WOODSTOCK, Ont. - The little girl went back to class to get her butterfly earrings.
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What are your thoughts on the Tori Stafford's case?
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PRAYING YOU COME HOME TORI.
KMC, 2009-05-25 09:42:59
It’s not the fact that police questioned the parents and family that I object to, but rather their timing and manner. Let’s face it…if the parents had been the guilty ones then it would have been too late for Tori before she was even reported missing. I know that it is statistically most often a family member, or someone close to the family, who is behind these types of things, but that part of the investigation could surely have waited. The emphasis should have been on maximizing the possibility for a ‘happy’ ending; spread the word as quickly as possible across as wide an area as possible (hmmm…isn’t that exactly what the Amber Alert is designed to do?). Someone might remember something early on that they won’t remember later. You can always get back to the parents/family/friends later…they’re not going anywhere.
In regards to the questioning of the 11 year old brother…if it really went as the mother stated, if police really said all the things she says they said, then I think there should be a number of officers joining the ranks of the unemployed. I understand that police are only human and that they were undoubtedly driven by the best of intentions. However, there are limits to what is acceptable, especially when talking to an 11 year old child already emotionally on edge from losing his sister.
The choice to refuse offers of assistance from other police organizations was at best a poor exercise in judgement, at worst criminally arrogant. A lost child is not a ‘career’ opportunity. I’d hate to think that ‘visions of glory’ factored into the decision-making process.
Maz, 2009-05-25 09:37:45
You completely missed my point. The police focused on Tara almost to the exclusion of everyone else, based on the fact that she didn't act the way they thought she should have. If she had been acting distraught, they would have also labeled her as selfish and a suspect because she wasn't being strong for Tori and her son. A hunch doesn't equal strong evidence. Everyone should have been a suspect. As for not suspecting dad, if mom's a suspect, so is dad. Sayind he's not the primary caregiver means he shouldn't be a suspect? How many kids are taken by the non-custodial parent? As for your reasoning for allowing Darren to be questioned alone, that doesn't even happen to adults - who know they have the right to not answer any questions without an attorney present. You obviously shared the police view that Tara was, and still is guilty based on speculation. You say lay the blame on the two in custody, while still blaming Tara's addiction, you're talking out of both sides of your mouth. As for bad behaviour by men and boys, you took that point totally out of context and you know it.
chris, 2009-05-25 07:59:12
brenda, 2009-05-25 07:40:55
I didn't read your post.
Sum up or get a shrink.
peiguy, 2009-05-24 21:02:52
These same police ought to be able to use PERSUASION tactics.
LUCILLE, 2009-05-24 20:41:58
The Police have received hundreds of tips and leads - it's alot of information to sort through.
And the police have been able to charge two people within 40 days. Please be reminded, it took almost 10 months to find and charge Paul Bernardo after the Kristen French abduction. Be thankful Police arrested Rafferty and McClintic before they could strike again.
Steve, 2009-05-23 19:23:14