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Anguish in Mexico over murdered ‘girl in red socks’ – World | The …

MEXICO CITY: Kneeling at four-year-old Lupita’s grave, Mexican activist Veronica Villalvazo spoke to the murdered girl as if she had known her all her short life.

“Hey girl,” she said, laying flowers on the earth.

In reality, Villalvazo never met the child long known only as “the little girl in the red socks”. But she was determined not to let her be just another anonymous statistic in the wave of violence against women and girls in Mexico.

Lupita’s semi-naked body, beaten and sexually assaulted, was found in a Mexico City suburb on March 18.

No one came forward to claim her, and for months, she was known only by the clothing she had on when locals found her in a vacant lot: a pair of bright red socks.

Villalvazo, a 47-year-old journalist and women’s rights activist, first read about the case in the local newspapers she monitors every day in an attempt to document Mexico’s

Read more at: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2018/01/11/anguish-in-mexico-over-murdered-girl-in-red-socks/

‘I started dry retching’: the harrowing world of a trauma cleaner

Dorothy’s front door wouldn’t open. So they took it off its hinges.

“[We] were confronted immediately by a wall of garbage, decades upon decades of accumulated detritus,” says Sarah Krasnostein, author of The Trauma Cleaner. Dorothy’s impenetrable house was in a wealthy suburb, not far from a cafe that made raw almond milk. Krasnostein had arrived there with Sandra Pankhurst, the 63-year-old owner and operator of Specialised Trauma Cleaning Services.

“The floor wasn’t the floor, it started three or four feet up the wall, and through her rooms was the solid glacial mass of garbage fused together.”

In the four years Krasnostein spent writing and researching her book, she trailed Pankhurst to more than 20 grotesque and garbage-filled sites in suburban Melbourne. “People think ‘cleaning’ and that you need a bucket of water and a cloth,” Pankhurst told her as they stood together in the midst of Dorothy’s house. “We need

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/28/i-started-dry-retching-the-compassion-of-a-trauma-cleaner

Guest column: Raising kids in a mass-murder world

Twice, my son has attended the summer teen academy at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Both times, the first day’s activities were interrupted by a mass murder.

Last year, he started the Monday after Pulse. Deputies who were supposed to help kids understand the challenges and rewards of working in law enforcement were still reeling themselves from the bloody crime scene with 49 fatalities that they had encountered the day before.

This year, Sheriff Jerry Demings couldn’t attend the opening session with the teenagers as he was dealing with six dead people at the Fiamma complex in east Orange County.

When I was in high school, there was about one mass shooting a

Read more at: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/06/15/guest-column-raising-kids-mass-murder-world/399059001/

Guest column: Raising kids in a mass-murder world – TC Palm

Twice, my son has attended the summer teen academy at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Both times, the first day’s activities were interrupted by a mass murder.

Last year, he started the Monday after Pulse. Deputies who were supposed to help kids understand the challenges and rewards of working in law enforcement were still reeling themselves from the bloody crime scene with 49 fatalities that they had encountered the day before.

This year, Sheriff Jerry Demings couldn’t attend the opening session with the teenagers as he was dealing with six dead people at the Fiamma complex in east Orange County.

When I was in high school, there was about one mass shooting a

Read more at: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/06/15/guest-column-raising-kids-mass-murder-world/399059001/

Another Orlando shooting: Raising kids in a mass-murder world

Twice, my son has attended the summer teen academy at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Both times, the first day’s activities were interrupted by a mass murder.

Last year, he started the Monday after Pulse. Deputies who were supposed to help kids understand the challenges and rewards of working in law enforcement were still reeling themselves from the bloody crime scene with 49 fatalities that they had encountered the day before.

Then this Monday, Sheriff Jerry Demings couldn’t attend the opening session with the teenagers as he was dealing with six dead people at the Fiamma complex in east Orange County.

Top 5 weirdest professions in the world

Do you like your job? The surveys show that more than 70% of employed people actually hate what they do, even despite their income is satisfying. That’s sad statistics, isn’t it?

However, whatever you consider and no matter how useless your profession seems to you, every type of occupation takes a huge part in numerous industries. Some of them are quite dangerous, others seem to be extremely silly, but they are in demand nowadays. Look at our list of 5 strangest jobs in the world and maybe you will see your profession in a completely new light.

Crime scene cleaner

The jobs connected with death are really respectable. The dirtiest among them is the crime scene cleaner. These people clean up the mess after murders and accidents. The profession requires not only a lot of nerve, stamina and strong stomach, but also a great feeling of compassion.

There are hundreds of companies providing trauma

Read more at: http://www.bocaratontribune.com/bocaratonnews/2017/05/top-5-weirdest-professions-in-the-world/

Inside the Gruesome World of a Crime Scene Cleaner

“It’s like concrete when it dries,” he says while inside a Toronto apartment littered with kids’ toys, recording equipment, drugs, and gun paraphernalia. “But if you start when it’s too fresh, you’ll just smear it everywhere.”

The professional crime scene cleaner is on the site of a shotgun suicide where he gives me the rundown of his process. “I’ll scrape, clean, disinfect, then paint,” Weir says. All of the guy’s possessions will be placed in a storage locker for his family to sort through. “When I’m done, nobody will ever know what happened here.”

Mouldy grow-ops, vicious murder scenes, liquefied corpses—Weir has cleaned them all. He’s lean and wiry with cigarette-stained teeth, needle-short hair, and a distant, muddy stare. And you can tell that he’s seen things that would shatter a sensitive soul. You can also tell that he’s just fine with that.

“That’s someone’s existence that

Read more at: http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/we-talked-to-a-guy-who-works-as-a-crime-scene-cleaner