Wednesday, May 8, 2013


AFTER BEING MISSING FOR A DECADE - “Help me, I’m Amanda Berry.” With one frantic 911 call on Monday evening, three women missing for years were found in a Cleveland house where they had been held against their will by three brothers. “I’ve been kidnapped,” Berry, who disappeared a decade ago, told the dispatcher. “I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m out here. I’m free now.” Authorities heaped praise on Berry, now 27 and the mother of a 6-year-old. Berry and two other women, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, went missing between 2000 and 2004 in separate incidents. 
The women were all between the ages of 14 and 20 when they vanished. Neighbors and relatives celebrated the happy ending, but for some, the years had taken their toll. Three suspects are under arrest -- former school-bus driver Ariel Castro, 52, and his brothers Pedro, 54, and O'Neal, 50, police said.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said at a Tuesday press conference that there are many unanswered questions: “Why were they taken, how they were taken and how they remained undetected in the city of Cleveland for all this time?” The three women were taken to nearby Metro Health Medical hospital, along with Berry's child, officials said. All three women were released from the hospital Tuesday morning, the hospital said in a statement, after reporting earlier in the morning that they had been in "fair condition." “These three young ladies have provided us with the ultimate definition of survival and perseverance. The healing can now begin,” said Cleveland FBI Special Agent Stephen Anthony. The three disappearances had stumped police in Cleveland and shaken the community for years.

Three women who went missing separately about a decade ago, when they were in their teens, were found alive in a residential area of Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and three men - all brothers - were arrested. One of the women told a 911 dispatcher the person who had taken her was gone, and she pleaded for police officers to come and get her, saying, "I'm free now." Police said the women appeared to be in good health and they had been taken to a hospital to be reunited with relatives and to be evaluated. Committing violence is a heinous sin. Specially, cruelty toward women and innocent creatures causes great disturbances in the world.

There are three kinds of violence: violence toward human beings, violence toward animals, and violence toward demigods. Violence is born from hate. ... Violence toward other living entities is the root of all sinful activities. Those who are fortunate enough to engage in Krsna's devotional service naturally do not possess a propensity for violence. (Sajjana Tosani 9/8) ... There are two types of cruelty, cruelty toward humans and cruelty toward animals. Cruelty toward men and women causes great disturbances in the world. When people practice cruelty toward one another, compassion leaves the world and irreligiousness in the form of cruelty become prominent. (Caitanya-siksamrta 2/5).

Śrīla Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thākura :
‘Violence Toward the Living Entities’
“Śrī Bhaktivinoda Vānī Vaibhava” - Vol 2. “Abhidheya”
Compiled by Śrīpad Sundarānanda Vidyāvinoda

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

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