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The police opened an old case which opened the world to….

In culture on February 22, 2015 at 08:30

Sometime the police open old cases. Unfortunately a lot of murders are still unsolved. The hopes to solve them are always high but when Bossier Parish Sheriff department in Louisiana opened the case of “Bossier Doe” a woman who was found dead around 1980 using Facebook they suddenly got a reaction very quickly.

Further reading into this case opened a door into a nasty world including several female only religious boarding schools; Boarding schools which are close to not even being named boarding schools but rather asylums; Boarding schools where the teenagers were treated worse than inmates in prisons; Boarding schools where corporal punishment were used in an extend that should have resulted in arrest and imprisonment for the employees inflicting them at once.

And yes they do still exist. Of course not in such a large scale as in 1980 but there are states like Missouri where the authorities don’t care about what is going on inside as long as the boarding school writes the world RELIGIOUS SCHOOL on their front door. Once that word is written on the front door everything seems legal to take place inside. The now deceased Bin Laden could have hidden inside such a school in Missouri without anyone caring as long as his followers would have written the word RELIGIOUS SCHOOL. Then he would have been protected.

I once wrote a piece about such a place called Circle of Hope Ranch. It produced a lot of comments not every one positive about my writing but then you cannot agree with everyone.

But back to the “Bossier Doe” case. When the police posted the material they had on Facebook a family saw it and believed that it could have been a long lost family member.

Back around 1980 Carol Ann Cole was sent to a boarding school in Texas. Since sometime in the 1960’s Texas had homes for teenagers parents for some reason didn’t like anymore. Lester Roloff created some homes where the teenagers could live ruled with corporal punishment, isolation rooms where the bible were read 24/7 making most of the teenagers crazy. Then the question of course is: How did she end up in Louisiana?

Well, sometimes the school swapped students. The families didn’t care anyway. Otherwise they wouldn’t have given their children up to Christian extremists but would have sought real therapy in real psychiatric hospitals. So Carol Ann Cole could very well have been sent to the New Bethany Home in Louisiana. This home ruled by Mack Ford did like the homes in Texas used corporal punishment to an extreme level.

Mack Ford didn’t recently. There are employees out there which hope that the investigation into what took place would stop with his death. Let us hope that the investigation continues. There are allegations that Mack Ford was indecent with some of the girls. The real question mark is: Where others involved? What are their names? I have been able to find names like Olin King and Robert King in connection with a conviction of false imprisonment but I am not sure what their connection to the New Bethany Home for Girls were.

When I write this piece I don’t know if “Bossier Doe” is Carol Ann Cole. The DNA evidence need to be analyzed and I hope that the family will be given peace even given the fact that it means that they will know that they had suffered a terrible loss back in 1980.

Then there is the question about how she died. Will the family learn the entire truth? Was she killed because she was on the run and perhaps tried to escape people who were sent out to get her?

This case includes too many mysteries. I hope that the Sheriff Office will be able to solve it. No murder deserves to remain unsolved.

A little further reading about the New Bethany Home for Girls:

Not that extra ordinary

In culture on December 8, 2013 at 19:16

I saw a blog about a now-closed boarding school for at-risk teenagers. They called it a Christian boarding school where the girls was raised in the name of God.

I don’t know what kind of God they were talking about. Violence and to some extend rape is not something I think can be mentioned in relationship with a proper job rasing teenagers.

How parents were able to fall for such a scam is not to be believe.

What worse is that such stories are not that extra ordinary.

Questions abound as more horror stories emerge from New Bethany Home for Girls and Boys in Arcadia and Longstreet (Louisiana Voice)

Divorce dispute crossing state lines

In family, International justice on May 14, 2012 at 19:43

In Denmark we recently had a case where a mother with Austrian origins who had lived with her child in Denmark opted to relocate back home after having lived with her child in Denmark.

Her former boyfriend with whom she shared custody despite the child living at her place all his life protested this after she had left for Austria. Down there the courts then granted her sole custody. However in Denmark the father went to the Danish courts after hearing of the Austrian case and he got sole custody in Denmark.

Neither Denmark nor Austria would accept the rulings of the other nation regardless of the fact that both Denmark and Austria are both members of the European Union. Back in 1992 Denmark did force the entire union to grant Denmark special permission to remain outside the Euro, having their own defense policy and not least non-partipation on Legal Corporation. Everyone now knows how the Euro is mentioned all the time in the same sentence as bankruptcy. Denmark also did want to get their hands dirty involving young Danes in the cleanup of dirty colony businesses in Africa. They would rather kill some terrorists in the Middle East as they are considered the greatest threat against the Danish culture by the population.

But the Danish non- participation the legal corporation meant that the child was in a legal loophole being forced to live in Austria. Then some months ago the Danish father hired some thugs to kidnap the child from Austria. He returned to Denmark and was not arrested by the police. Father and son are now united and the boy is living in Denmark, but they cannot leave Denmark because there is an international arrest order against the father. Somehow this case it not a real victory for the boy.

The European Union can be a legal mess as the story above shows. However in the United States it isn’t better.

In the state on Louisiana a teenage girl with the name Victoria is happy living and attending a normal high school despite the fact that her parents did recently divorce.

But her happiness are short-lived because in only a few weeks she is going to be transported 1,000 miles away to a desert in Utah where she is going to attend a fundamentalist Mormon boarding school named “Diamond Ranch Academy” where a boy lost his life as late as in 2009.

There is now a petition trying to save her from losing her teenage life and properly some year academically as credits are not easily transferred back home due to higher academically standards in Louisiana.

There are none who can see any sense in Victoria going to Utah unless you are the father trying to pull some kind of revenge against the mother. It is odd that any Judge would play along.

Now there is an online petition where people are urged to protest her abandonment to Utah. I would sign if I lived in the United States.

It is a crazy world we live in where parents put their interests in front of their children. I can only say “Tasteless”.

For more information about the cases:

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