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Old 07-15-2013, 06:47 AM
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Brandy Duvall was a petite 14-year old girl who was abducted, sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered waiting for a bus one night in 1996 just because she was wearing red in the wrong Denver neighborhood.

The article is very, very long and goes on and on about the criminals' families with barely a paragraph combined in all 21 pages about Brandy Duvall and her family.

Dealing With the Devil - Page 1 - News - Denver - Westword
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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This crime occurred in 1997. The article is from 2006.

Very sad.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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Brandy Duvall was a petite 14-year old girl who was abducted, sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered waiting for a bus one night in 1996 just because she was wearing red in the wrong Denver neighborhood.

The article is very, very long and goes on and on about the criminals' families with barely a paragraph combined in all 21 pages about Brandy Duvall and her family.

Dealing With the Devil - Page 1 - News - Denver - Westword

Thank you for keeping her memory alive. Every child who was killed deserves to be remembered. So often, it is the name of the perpetrator that lives on.

Horrible injustice, IMO.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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Honestly, in this case, it was the adults in her life that failed her. A drug addict Mother, an absent Father, the Uncle, whose home was used for her rape, a Grandmother who did not report the bad Mother, or intervene.

This girl would have been better off in Foster care. Her dysfunctional family is why she is dead.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:04 AM
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Thank you, Sheena!

Jasper, the dysfunctional family belonged to the criminal young men. The whooole article was about all of them. Some of the guys were related, two of them were brothers (with the drug-addict mother), and the uncle was their uncle, whose house was used for the crimes. It sounds like it wasn't the first time either. I loved how he said something along the lines of "you guys got me in trouble, you gotta get me out of this". It makes me want to yell, "no, YOU were the one who let gangsters run wild in YOUR house for years and years, and now you only care because YOUR rear end is on the line."

I also got mad about the part where one of the mothers had said something like "it was different in our day" as far as gangs; they fought physically over territory, boys and girls, and minor things like that without guns, and every time I hear that argument I just want to say, "Well that makes it okay then! It doesn't matter. YOU started a legacy of violence."

If this family was as loving as these pothead journalists made them out to be, they would've done anything to get their boys out of a crime-infested neighborhood. They did no such thing. Not even the "loving grandparents" whose house had actually been SHOT AT! How could they not care about that???

I try not to be judgmental about gangs and disadvantaged kids, but you're right, Jasper. This family IS severely dysfunctional and was not worth an article that portray them as society's close friends.

Also, the part about
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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I really liked where the Mom said she went to classes about gangs, and did not get help. Did she ask for any? Or turn her kids in when she found drugs? Or when the kid said it was the police which should have driven him to school every day, so he would not get involved with gangs.

Typical of these folks, major insight and lack of personal responsibility. It is everyone else's fault.
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