Earlier this year I flew to Halifax to be interviewed for an Investigation Discovery documentary about Rehtaeh. They’ve produced a series of shorts under the title Web Of Lies. The episode, The Girl in the Photo, was released yesterday in the United States and, going by the comments, emails, and Facebook posts I’m receiving, it
“People who don’t expect justice don’t have to suffer disappointment.” ~Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn Well, 2 years and 10 months after my initial request was received I finally am in possession of at least a part of Rehtaeh’s police file. It’s disappointing but not surprising. 514 pages in a 36.7 MB PDF file
I meet Jordan only a couple times but those few minutes had a lasting impact. It’s not often you come across the opportunity to be in a room with someone so kind, open, and alive. Jordan dreamed big. Jordan passed away Sunday following an asthma attack. He was 26.
This is a great story about bystander intervention and how it’s done. Gerry Daly of Arkansas posted to Twitter the story of his freshman daughter being drugged by someone at a college party. When an unknown man tried to “steer” her away, he was stopped at the door by footballer Dre Greenlaw who knew something
To all the mom's who raise incredible children who grow up knowing kindness, compassion, forgiveness, understanding, and unconditional love - Happy Mothers Day!
Written by Rehtaeh Parson (sometime between the assault and her death) I am Rehtaeh Parsons. Born on December 9th, 1995 in Halifax, NS and raised in Cole Harbour, NS. My parents split up before I was even born, but they raised me outstandingly well. I gained different characteristics and learned a lot from each of
9 years ago today Canada lost an amazing friend, hockey coach, father, husband, and a true hero. Don Cherry's Tribute to PO2 Craig Blake. Canadian killed by IED in Afghanistan
40 years ago I walked into a movie theatre in downtown Trenton, Ontario, with my friend Dave and saw a movie that remains to this day my all time favorite film.
“Bro, they raped her!… haha … This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.” From The Guardian: The sleepy rustbelt town of Steubenville, Ohio, was once best known for high school sports and as the birthplace of Dean Martin. But when a teen sexual assault committed by two members of the football team surfaced, the
A couple days ago I posted a letter we received from the donor recipient of Rehtaeh’s heart. This post is from a recipient of one of her kidneys. We’ve become friends since then and I’m grateful for his kindness and support. Today is also his birthday. Written on Facebook on the 10th of April, 2018.