Map: The most-stolen vehicle in every state

Why are car thieves so in love with Honda Accords?


Ford F series pickups and Chevrolet Silverados were the number one and number two most stolen vehicles.


……. "those vehicles are stolen not to drive but to sell for parts", according to NICB spokesperson.


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Wrongful death of Ashley Strass as told by her father Claude Strauss

Originally posted on The Matter of Life and Death:

Ashley Strass, died at four years old due to malaria.

Ashley Strass, died at four years old due to malaria.

Ashley Strass wrongful death from malaria – update written by her father as he fights for justice and  accountability.

“A lawsuit related to the 2011 malaria death of a Homosassa girl has been working its way through the civil court system. Ashley Mirembe Strass, 4, is believed to have contracted malaria during a visit with her mother, Tracey Strass, to her homeland of Uganda in April 2011 . The planned four-week visit was to meet her mother’s family for the time. But shortly after arriving, Ashley became ill, so the trip was cut short.

According to court records, after treatment at two locations in Uganda, Tracey Strass thought she needed to get her daughter back to the United States for medical care and planned to get her to a hospital emergency room as soon as they landed in Tampa. But…

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When Justice Stumbles, It’s a Teachable Moment

Ray's Mom:

A little about justice and how it frequently is reserved for the few, controlled by the powerful.

Originally posted on The Matter of Life and Death:

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A pilot and co-pilot operating on three hours? sleep start taking a wrong turn? right into the path of another aircraft . Quick work by an air traffic controller averts disaster over Washington state?s largest population center. Aviation safety people call this a ?near miss…

Momentum is gathering behind the recognition that criminal justice errors are system-based, and that every error can be a source of lessons that will cut the risk of future errors by identifying the latent system weaknesses that led to the original incident.

Shirley Sanservino‘s insight:

Whether a near miss or a good catch – the incident happened and it should be made public.

Wrong diagnosis or cause of death by coroner/medical examiners too are all too frequent and allow an innocent person to be prosecuted. Even when the correct evidence is a last minute discovery…

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Internal Survey Shows the Red Cross’ Own Employees Doubt the Charity’s Ethics

Survey results obtained by ProPublica also show a crisis of trust in the charity’s senior leadership.


“In response to the statement, “I trust the senior leadership of the American Red Cross,” just 39 percent responded favorably.

In response to the statement, “The American Red Cross shows a commitment to ethical business decisions and conduct,” 61 percent responded favorably. That means about 4 in 10 respondents doubt the ethics of the venerable charity.”


A shameful report from one of  the widely supported charity.


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Simplicity of speech

Seth Godin is a favorite of mine, his witty commentary delivers a pointed message in few, directed words.

This one is no exception to his ingeniously clever style.

The sophistication of truth

A common form of complexity is the sophistication of fear.

Long words when short ones will do. Fancy clothes to keep the riffraff out and to give us a costume to hide behind. Most of all, the sneer of, “you don’t understand” or, “you don’t know the people I know…”

“It’s complicated,” we say, even when it isn’t.

We invent these facades because they provide safety. Safety from the unknown, from being questioned, from being called out as a fraud. These facades lead to bad writing, lousy communication and a refuge from the things we fear.

I’m more interested in the sophistication required to deliver the truth.




These take fearlessness. This is, “here it is, I made this, I know you can understand it, does it work for you?”

Our work doesn’t have to be obtuse to be important or brave.

Wouldn’t it be grand if everyone spoke their mind in simple words?

John 8:32  (NIV) Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


Seven years ago today Raymond Marc Zachry was discovered by a neighbor , unresponsive

Ray smiling 2

Raymond Marc Zachry in happier days.

It has been seven years since I received that dreaded phone call

telling me my son, Raymond Marc Zachry was dead.

His widow, Darlene Miller Zachry (they had been married 18 months) had little information, and in these past seven years has refused to cooperate, refused to disclose her whereabouts, refused to talk to Ray’s family – share information how, why, when did he get so much poison into his system?  Where did the barium poison come from?

Darlene Miller Zachry served 25 days in jail in Montgomery County PA after being convicted of forgery, perjury and a long list of other felonies against her late husband and his family.  But, remained silent when asked about the circumstances of his death.  She is now enjoying life in a style she had never experienced prior to meeting Ray Zachry.

Raymond Marc Zachry received a death sentence in return for his generosity to loving care of her and her family.

Today, we remember Ray.

Ray’s Mom

Raymond Zachry hiking in the mountains of Tennessee

Raymond Zachry hiking in the mountains of Tennessee

Ray in his favorite element - hiking a mountain trail.  Here Ray was on a hiking trip to Arizona and New Mexico

Ray in his favorite element – hiking a mountain trail. Here Ray was on a hiking trip to Arizona and New Mexico


Body parts forgotten 7 years at crime lab

Officials found body parts that were apparently overlooked or ignored since 2006


"Finally, while two employees of the Medical Examiner’s Office have been arrested as a result of the theft investigation, public defenders and conflict attorney Patrick Collins have raised questions about a third office employee".


"The new details came in a court filing last week by Assistant Public Defenders Nicole Walker and Beth Savitz. Public defenders are arguing to Superior Court Judge William C. Carpenter Jr. that the security breaches and sloppy procedures at the drug lab were so widespread and egregious that none of the evidence that passed through the facility between 2010 and February 2014 can be trusted and all pending prosecutions should be tossed out.


At least 52 instances of theft have been uncovered by investigators."


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