Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jennifer Hudson Appeals For Help Finding Nephew

From ABC News:

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson appealed on Sunday for the public's help in finding her 7-year-old nephew, missing since the shooting deaths of her mother and brother.

City police transferred custody of the man labeled a "person of interest" in the shooting deaths to state authorities.

An Amber Alert remained in effect Sunday for young Julian King, who disappeared on Friday, the day the bodies of his grandmother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and 29-year-old uncle Jason Hudson were found in the home they all shared on the city's South Side. The deaths were ruled homicides.

My heart goes out to the entire Hudson family. I can't fully imagine what it's like to have this happen in your family. Unfortunately, too many people don't have to use their imagination to understand what this family is going through.

This is another example about why we as an entire society need to do more to prevent this type of violence. Convicting those who murder and throwing them in prison after they murder isn't enough.

Update (10/27): A boy's body has been found in the SUV listed in the Amber alert. Even though no official identification has been made, this is likely Julian King.

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At October 26, 2008 6:39 PM, Blogger JENNIFER DREW said...

One internet provider reported this murder case as just another 'domestic.' Male violence against women and children is never just a domestic or an isolated case. Male violence occurs because its central aim is the continued subordination of women to men and all too often it is women and children who are murdered by men who refuse to accept women and children are not men's property.

But society prefers to see such crimes as individual acts rather than systematic male terror against women and children. It is not enough to punish men who commit these crimes because this does not address the issue. Instead a radical change is needed but sadly this will not happen in the near future. Women's and children's human rights are not a luxury they are a right but patriarchal society still refuses to accept this and instead male violence against women and children continues to be reported as a 'domestic.'


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