All posts tagged: Donna R Gore

Shattered Lives: Campus Safety

  Going away to college is a time in a young persons’ life that should be about discovery, learning, and making lifelong friends. However, as parents send their children away from home, some for the very first time, there is even more to be anxious about, especially their safety on campus. According to the Justice Department, “1 in 5 women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape.” When these incidents occur on campus property they are in the jurisdiction of campus police, and many victims do not report, or are discouraged to report by school administrators. With sexual assaults, active shooters, and luring into human trafficking from our college campuses, the college experience has changed. Guest for the hour on Shattered Lives Radio S. Daniel Carter will discuss these issues and what is being done to create real, enforceable guidelines for campuses to follow in order to make the environment safer for students everywhere. In this video Laura Dunn and S. Daniel Carter discuss the prevention efforts institutions of higher education must take; …

Shattered Lives: KRUSH!

“Krush” Kent is the street name for Baltimore Guardian Angel Assistant Chapter Commander. Before joining Guardian Angels, and known as Victoria, Krush was a victim of an abusive relationship which subsequently helped create an outreach organization to help recognize the patterns of abuse and honor the victims. Relating her personal story, Krush tells listeners about the pattern of behavior of her abuser and how common traits are shared among abusers. She also talks about what it took for her to leave the relationship, how it was done, and the aftermath and positive approach she took. By joining forces with Guardian Angels, Krush was finally free from the individual who continued to stalk and harass her. By showing him that there were others who had her back, along with restraining orders, he stopped. Krush Kent created the organization, Remember Me, to bring awareness to the community of the loss of life, missing persons, and effects of domestic violence.Through the grass-roots beginnings of Remember Me, Krush profiled a person who was either missing or murdered, joined with the …

Tex Johnson, 67, sentenced to 50 year for stealing $24, is from Ron Levine’s multimedia project, “Prisoners of Age: Portraits of Elderly Inmates.” Photo credit: New America Media

Shattered Lives: The Ethical Treatment of the Aging Prison Population with Guest, Tina Maschi

    How do surviving crime victims consider the treatment of the one person who changed their lives forever, a criminal in prison? Whether the crime be homicide, assault, or violence of any type, the perpetrator has been convicted and sentenced to time behind bars. Where do we draw the line between punishment for the crime and the humane treatment of another? As more and more of the incarcerated become senior citizens in prison, the costs to house them rise as well, by approximately three times the expense of younger prisoners. Older prisoners become vulnerable and neglected, often faced with increased violence of fellow inmates, but there aren’t enough services addressing this unique situation, as well as the quandary of the ethical treatment of a fellow human being vs accountability for their crime. The other side of the dilemma is when elderly inmates are released there are often few resources available, families have dispersed, and they are faced with more uncertainty about their welfare than when they were in prison. Shattered Lives Radio listeners will hear …

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Shattered Lives: Sandy Hein and Crime Intervention

  Shattered Lives Radio proudly welcomes Sandy Hein back to the show. With so much high-profile sexual assault and murder crimes coming out of Virginia recently we will talk about the possibilities of how these crimes could have been prevented. Sandra Hein is a respected hostage negotiator and trainer in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with many years of experience in managing hostage-barricades and training new negotiators. She served as a detective with the Alexandria Police Department in Alexandria, Virginia before retiring in 2012. Sandy is a 23-year law enforcement veteran who was assigned to the Hostage Negotiations Team for ten years.  Sandy was a certified Instructor with the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for the Commonwealth of Virginia and served on the training faculty of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA).  She has trained law enforcement officers and allied professionals in the areas of sexual violence, SART response, crisis intervention, hostage negotiation, and police investigative procedures. Detective Hein served on the Treatment and Intervention Committee for Governor Kaine’s State Commission on …

Shattered Lives: Living in the Aftermath of Homicide

Over the years Shattered Lives Radio has given hours of airtime to individuals and organizations which have had the experience of homicide in their lives. The aftermath of that experience can take many directions, from becoming an outspoken advocate for change, to those who have a difficult time functioning. Host Donna Gore has had a personal experience with homicide, having lost her father to random murder over 30 years ago. As host of the show she’s presented several guests who share this common bond. Addie Carone Addie Carone, in her mid 80’s is a former social worker and matriarch of the Carone family of Connecticut. Addie’s twin son Peter was murdered in March 1987, with the perpetrator released on bond, setting in motion a virtual lifetime of not knowing, a fugitive status, which took on international proportions. She lives her life with a sense of grace and “new normalcy” and she does “what one has to do.” The wealthy Zachs family demonstrated the most egregious misconduct imaginable by conspiring with others to harbor their fugitive son for 22 years, …