Once, Oscar Wilde wrote "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."
It’s a story of geography. Wilmington, Delaware is a tiny city in a tiny state. Bear, Delaware is even tinier. But the main difference is in the civic structure of both of these areas. Wilmington is known for its mean streets and comparatively high levels of the start of physical force. Bear... well not so much. According to the News Journal, a New Castle male was found guilty of killing a fellow worker in 2015 in Bear. Just a few days prior to this writing, a 25-year-old man was snuffed out of existence by gunfire. This was only a few days ago. The gulf that exists between Wilmington and other areas of Delaware continues to stretch in regard to slayings and other crimes.
The American Society for the Protective Care of Children reported that over four million child abuse and neglect related reports have been received, and over 140,000 children received help from post-response services.
Metheney had grown up in Essex, Maryland and he was neglected as a child. His father was an alcoholic who died in a car accident when Metheny was six, and his mother neglected her six children while she worked double shifts outside their home. Metheny said that he had often been sent by his parents to live with some other families in foster-like arrangements when he was a child.
In the state of Delaware, shootings don’t just happen in Wilmington. They occur in Bear, too. A 19-year-old man was shot in the torso after a heated exchange with the suspected gunman. What this shows is that at any time and in any place in the state, a weapon can be drawn and fired, injuring or killing someone. It is the emotion-driven state of some gun owners who can’t handle a discussion who reach for their sidearm. Without the flow of talk, without the ability to voice differences, and instead resorting to the start of physical force, these men and women make gun owners look bad. They represent that small group of people who can’t take a few words hurled at them and find themselves firing shots back, literally.
Is it really a surprise that a government run agency like the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) would see corruption amongst its ranks? 29-year-old Danielle Haldeman and Michelet Pouloute, 40, defrauded the Delaware DMV by issuing false driver’s licenses. The two have both pleaded guilty of their crimes, Haldeman for one count of bribery and one count of misdemeanor misconduct. Pouloute pleaded guilty to one count of felony bribery.
With only one episode remaining of the current season, the created Batman prequel series Pennyworth edges ever closer to the season finale. The ninth episode, the Rob Bailey-directed “Alma Coogan,” picks up the story shortly after events depicted in the previous installment.
Christmas is supposed to be fun and full of excitement, but for one family, it only brings heartache. It was Christmas Eve when Calab was on his way to see his friends, looking at the Christmas trees that were adorned with brightly lit bulbs in bold colors and could be seen through the blinds in most of the homes along Riverside Drive in Evansville, Indiana. The air was crisp, and Calab was thankful for the ride from his brother-in-law, Richie Rivera, to see his friends at Woodland Park Apartments. Nobody knew that would be the last time Calab would see the lights on the Christmas trees or celebrate Christmas, or any other holiday with his family and friends. Nobody knew that before night's end, Calab would be dead, the victim of a single bullet wound to the head. In what seems to be normal practice, The Evansville Police Department called the death "suspicious", but little has been done to find out what happened to Calab Luckett.
Every forty seconds a child goes missing in the United States. Most of the time, that missing child isn't missing after all, but has made his or her way to a friend or relative's house without the knowledge of the parent or guardian. Sometimes though, the unthinkable happens, and despite all of the precautions that may be in place, a child disappears. It is especially troubling when a child that is unable to care for themselves goes missing. Such is the case of eight-month-old Amiah Josaphine Leann Robertson from Indianapolis, Indiana.