One thing I didn't buy...


Why was that cop charging HER as well as him, with the burns to the child? I didn't think such a charge even existed...just because she wasn't in the child's presence.

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It's been a long time since I saw the movie, but I remember the scene, and I believe that she was charged as well because she knew about the burns so she was charged with accessory.
What's your name, son?
Zeke Robertson. And I ain't your son either.
Catch ya on the flip side.

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She lied at first to the hospital and told them she did it. By the time the cop got to her she changed her story and he said well you still are responsible with leaving your son with him. Even when she got in front of the judge she lied claiming to protect herself even though the kid said he burned him. She lost my sympathy when she found out he was not a cop. She should of gotten the bum locked up.

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If you've never been in this type of abusive situation (and you don't know anyone in a situation like this), you have no idea how terrified women like this are, no matter how secure they seem on the outside to the rest of the world. They will lie to family, and friends, and anyone who tries to question the abuse. She was frightened that he would come after her and her son if she got him locked up. Remember, he said he'd be out within forty-eight hours, and she'd regret it (having him locked up).

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I was almost killed by my husband, he stabbed me 11 times and if it wasn't for my neighbor I would of been dead. He thought because I was coming home late from work I was fooling around. The only reason I was coming home late is because I was a train conductor and I can't go anywhere if my train is late.
I had already kicked him out because of his insane jealousy. After I married him he turned into a maniac. He did not even want me to go to my best friends fathers funeral. Ad he tried to isolate me from my friends and family so I kicked him out. It is true the most dangerous time is right after you leave them. Even after what happened to me I knew I had made the right decision. I wanted to add that if a person is in a abusive situation do not call your friends or family, call the cops. What is your mother or friend going to do other then get killed or hurt along with you.

He stalked me at work and came after my engineer with a knife because he was walking me to my car, BECAUSE I told people that my husband was dangerous. I was very careful. He had tried t break into my house earlier and I happen to see him coming down the street and I had to crawl on the floor to get a phone because I did not want him to see I was me because of the big picture window I had in my living room. The cops came and took him away.

The only reason he was able to get to me is because work was being done on my house and they left a scaffold up and he came through the second floor window. I came home and I had gotten a lock that you needed the key to get out too. So I was trapped in the house with him and he stabbed me I still have the marks. My neighbor told me she heard my screams but her boyfriend told her to keep out of it, but she called the cops anyway.

I want to add my father was a Homicide Detective and that still did not put any fear in him. I had to move back home after I got out of the hospital I was so afraid . He eventually went to jail for 20 years. So do not make assumptions about what I have gone through. To this day I still look behind me, even when I knew he was in jail! And I am afraid to be alone at night I keep all the lights on most of the time in my bedroom. I have a electric bill to prove it. But because i had a great father ans great male friends I know that most men are not like my ex. So do not tell me what I know and don't.


I was terrified also. To be truthful I do not even remember the movie. But I do know this. Because of my experience I would not have stated what I did without being sure and confident I was right. I am very aware that I was pretty lucky because the cops listened to me when I complained and they enforced the order of protection I had gotten. I know of cops not doing that from talking to other abused women. I can tell you the only reason most of them listened is because I had to mention my father was a cop. I know most women do not have that type of support from the cops. Again in the future do not make assumptions because it does not fit your experience.

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