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    Cyburbian Queen B's avatar
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    And I cry in relief

    Don't know that very many of you know what my family has been through this last year but last week justice was done and we are sleeping much better.

    The short of it is that my daughter who rarely does anything except work hard, take care of her two sons decided one night to go out and celebrate that she had made employee of the month with one of the girls at work. She works at a juvinile detention facility.

    A gunman came into the bar to shoot a rival gang member, who he killed. In the process my daughter was shot in the lower left leg shattering both bones. She has spent a year re cooperating but will never be the same.

    Just thought I would share. I am so lucky to still have her!!!
    Her name is Christine.
    I don't know if this link thing will work or not I am not real good at this stuff!
    http://cjonline.com/stories/011704/loc_sentencing.shtml
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    That's good to hear that your daughters ok.
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    Quote Originally posted by Queen B
    A gunman came into the bar to shoot a rival gang member, who he killed. In the process my daughter was shot in the lower left leg shattering both bones. She has spent a year re cooperating but will never be the same.[/url]
    Wow ... in Kansas, even. Scary, and sad. I'm glad for you, your daughter, and her children.

    Crime in the US is just ... weird. Seems like there's very little street crime, muggings, theft and so on. I can take long walks in my neighborhood and leave the door unlocked; I was able to do the same thing when I lived in an up-and-coming but still rough around the edges Denver neighborhood. Still, though, the shootings ...
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    Wow - very glad to hear that your daughter is okay!!

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    Glad to know she survived.
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    Glad she's getting better.

    Blessings to you and your family
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    Good to hear QB. Let's hope the convicted never gets out.

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    I'm sorry what happened to your daughter, but it's great to see that justice was served and she's healing.
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    you can't ask for a better outcome it seems...great to hear!
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    Great to hear that justice has been done. Here's hoping that your family stays safe and strong and your daughter makes a full recovery.

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    I hope that your daughter will continue to recover and that your family can put this behind you. I will also hope the shooter never enjoys a moment of freedom for the rest of his life.
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    Don't know what more to say then what's been said,
    But,sorry, glad your daugther and family are healing.

    Please update us on that DRB (dirty rotten b@#$@&d) sentencing on March 16.
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    I'm glad to hear everything is positive regarding your daughters condition. I witnessed a gang fight in a mall in Wichita about 8 years ago. The nerf police were overwhelmed and we briskly went the other way.

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    I'm glad justice was served. Hopefully they'll put him away for a very long time.

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    QB - I had no idea. I'm so sorry to hear of your family's ordeal. My thoughts are with you.

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    My heart goes out to you and yours. :-}
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    It is indeed a sad story. I wish that your daughter has the best recovery possible and that you are satisfied with the justice served. I personally am hoping for "the hard 50". Best wishes QB.
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    My thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your family.
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    I wish your family and especially your daughter the very best, God Bless.

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    I hope this year brings you peace for you and your daughter.
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    Bless all of you for your sweet words.
    It has been really hard and yes we are looking for a better year ahead.
    I, Thank all of you!
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Definitively nice to hear that your daughter survived. Also nice to see that justice was done.

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    What a difficult time you must have been having. The best wishes of the Rem family go out to you and your family. I hope you enjoy a happier new year.

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    Having been through that with someone close to me, I hope the sentencing brings you some closure.

    My thoughts are with you QB.

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    And Justice Is Served.....

    The man that shot my daughter just received a Hard 50 sentence.

    She and her sons 2 & 5 are moving home to start a new life here. It will make my life crazy but I can't wait to get her out of Topeka. Just heard this week that Topeka was named number one for crime in the list of small cities.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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