PREFACE: Larry Johnson and I as well as many of our writers and our faithful readers know Betty Jean (“BJ”) Kling, whose contagious enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton, for the Puma movement, and for the McCain/Palin ticket inspired all of us. Uppity Woman has written a profoundly important article about the tragedy that has befallen Betty Jean, her two daughters, and her family. Uppity’s essential reading is posted in full below. Larry suggested to me that you may wish to know the circumstances, so I looked up news articles listed at Google News, including a December 17th story by a New Jersey Star-Ledger reporter Carly Rothman. I don’t know which stories are most accurate, so I pray that this will give you a clear picture of this horrific tragedy. BJ is the mother of the “estranged wife” and the “woman’s sister” and, I believe, the grandmother of “Mark”:
A Lodi man who was told to leave his estranged wife’s home re turned later and shot the woman’s sister in the head, authorities said yesterday.
George Hartwig, 40, is charged with attempted murder, aggra vated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and possession of a prohibited weapon in the Monday night shooting. …
Hartwig had argued with his estranged wife, Denise Richardson, at her Lodi home sometime Monday, but was told to leave by Richardson’s mother [B.J.], …
He allegedly returned to Richardson’s home that evening with a loaded shotgun. … Hartwig then began arguing with Richardson’s sister, 41-year-old Louisa Rodus. … The argument ended around 8:30 p.m. when Hartwig allegedly shot Rodus in the head. …
When police arrived, Richard son’s son Mark was restraining Hartwig on the floor. …
Rodus was taken to Hacken sack University Medical Center, where she remained in critical condition last night. …
UPPITY WOMAN’s STORY, “Hear THIS, Senseless and Complacent Women Who Are Amused By Enablers“:
As the Grand Enabler takes office, here’s your Christmas present.
CNN, you cavalierly report what you enabled more of as you participated in the celebration of escalating abuse and hatred of women during this election season.
And don’t think you are safe from this yourself, Campbell. This is blood on your hands and on the hands of all women who take sexism and misogyny with a grain of salt. You didn’t fight the fight and you think your rights will always be there. You are Wrong. Those of us who Fought the Fight for you recognize all the signs.
Your reward for your complacency and viciousness awaits all of you who do not want to See how little steps grow into bigger steps. You will recognize what you have done nothing about when you see it all slip away from you by degrees instead of from others who mean nothing to you. And those of us who incurred the battle scars for ungrateful you won’t lift a finger for you either. You gave it up. Soon you will have to be the ones to get it back
I am incensed.
Posted on December 16, 2008by freemenow
No laughing matter CNN, no slap on the wrist matter either! Who will join me?
Louisa’s law Maybe ? Keep the offenders away from these women not drive the women into shelters and away from their homes.
Do you have any idea how many women get their brains blown out daily in this country because we are too damned easy on men who abuse women? They abuse their wives and their families and the major reason they continue to do is because women have so little protection and because they are slapped on the wrist – they keep getting away with it till they finally blow someone’s brains out then they land in jail where a lot of them should have been kept in the first place.
Better yet – the first time they started to show disrespect for women and girls if we stood our ground- maybe it wouldn’t be a joke that that leaves me tonight looking at two daughters battling for their very lives! One from Cancer and the other from the gunshot wound to the head from the 23 year abuser who was left to become worse and worse till he finally became a would be murderer!
It all started with blond jokes- that the guys in the locker rooms thought were funny at the girl’s expense. Unchecked it graduated to degrading language then to shoves, then to short stints for spousal abuse which wound up sending the abuser right back home to abuse again.
Just On June 16th 2008 this man, attacked my sleeping cancer patient daughter with a hammer to the skull for her pain drugs. He spent 3 months in Jail then pled guilty to a lesser charge and they let him out ROR, and it ended up with her sister Louisa my youngest daughter’s brains on the living room wall last night!
You bet the 180 degree turn-a-round from fire Favreau to maybe we should send him to a battered women’s shelter and fix the bastard was a bit personal! Now I am on a death watch for two daughters.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
This has got to stop – too many innocent females are destroyed daily because we will not stand up and fight like hell. We want this stopped this was not a laughing matter CNN boys – come to Hackensack, Medical Center NJ and take a look at my daughter- Louisa Rodas. She has less than a 50/50 chance of surviving and if she does she will have one eye – one ear a half of a head and be paralyzed on one side – we have no idea how much brain damage. STOP THIS NOW – PLEASE! For all our daughters !