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Last Sunday, as Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, a hurricane of a different sort was swept up into her Father’s arms after a courageous battle with cancer.

Susan Murphy Milano, a tireless advocate for crime victims, was taken home. When someone who accepts God’s grace passes into that mysterious, timeless realm of joy, there is both rejoicing and sorrow. I grieve because of the pain she went through and because our world has lost a warrior. I feel sadness for her friends and family and all the people whose lives she touched. (more…)

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Could you forgive and love the man who murdered your mom?

This is the question posed to visitors upon arrival at http://livetoforgivemovie.com/, the official site of the new Live to Forgive movie.

Dean Smith was 12 when his mother was murdered by his stepfather in Enumclaw, Washington. Haunted by this sudden and violent loss, Dean’s life became a self-medicated pit of despair until he realized that he would only be free when he forgave the man who took his mother from him. (more…)

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Crime victim advocacy titan Susan Murphy Milano just posted her thoughts on the Casey Anthony trial on the Time’s Up blog, http://timesupblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-court-of-public-opinion-verdict-is.html.

Her post got me on my soapbox because I’m so sick of seeing coverage that forever cements the names of suspects in our minds while forgetting who the victims are. I would like to see several homicide cases I know of featured in the media so that the cases can be closed or the perpetrators are brought to justice, but the chances of getting those on TV is slim given the prolonged coverage of the mere handful of cases featured already. (more…)

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